2024 Internet2 Community Exchange | March 4-7 | Chicago, Ill.

2024 Internet2 Community Exchange Program

Please check the sessions below as we gear up for CommEX24. See you in Chicago!

Expert-Led Sessions for R&E Solutions

The 2024 Internet2 Community Exchange program includes expert-led sessions with exciting content, working meetings, and co-located events from the March 4-7 event held in Chicago, Ill.

The program reflects research and education’s most pressing challenges and promising solutions, with topics submitted and presented by the community for the community. Follow the links to view each day’s sessions.

Monday, March 4, 2024

All events are on Central Time

Time Title Speakers Room
8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Azure OpenAI Workshop: Unleashing the Power of AI
(Separate Registration Required)
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Connector/Network Member Principals (By Invitation Only) TBD
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Leadership Exchange (by invitation only)
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. WELCOME RECEPTION

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

All events are on Central Time

Time Title Speakers Room
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. BREAKFAST & Working Meetings
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. OPENING KEYNOTE
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Storage: Have we run out of dominos? Jack Suess, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. From Authentication to Analytics Heidi Thompson, Grinnell College
Kaitlin Wilcox, Grinnell College
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. What is happening in Network Services? James Deaton, Internet2
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Federal Agency Updates TBD
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. A Community Update on RPKI-ROA Adoption John Sweeting, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
11:20 – 12:00 p.m. Rethinking Research Data Storage Tobin Magle, Northwestern University
Deb McCafferey, Arizona State University
11:20 – 12:00 p.m. SC23 NREs Focused on Global Science Joe Mambretti, Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN)
11:40 – 12:00 p.m. Routing Integrity Steven Wallace, Internet2
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH & Working Meetings
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Building Vendor Management Programs Jack Suess, UMBC
Cheryl Washington, University of California, Davis
Emily Perry, University of Arizona
Jason Paluck, UMBC
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Whither Wallets? Nicole Roy, Internet2
Dmitri Zagidulin, MIT
Leif Johansson, SUNET
1:30 – 2 p.m. Global Network Advancement with
Ivana Golub, PSNC
David Wilde, AARNet
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. MS-CC: Bridging Access Gaps, Enabling Collaborations with CI Al Anderson, Salish Kootenai College
Tom Jackson, North Carolina A&T State University
Deborah Dent, Ph.D, Jackson State University
Joey Brenn, Claflin University
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Collaboration: The Heart of Global Research Tom Fryer, GÉANT Association
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Community Scale Vendor Risk Management Nick Lewis, Internet2
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. IdPaaS Program: Federation Made Easy Albert Wu, Internet2
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Connecting the Unconnected Mark Wolff, CANARIE
María José Lopez, RedCLARA
Lanika Starks, Internet2/MS-CC
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Enable Research and Discovery at Scale with AI, Machine Learning, and Cloud Services Lance DuPre, University of South Carolina
3:40 – 4:10 p.m. BREAK
4:10 – 4:40 p.m. What Breaks a Network? An EPOC Analysis Jennifer Schopf, TACC/ UT Austin
Doug Southworth, TACC/ UT Austin
George Robb, ESnet / LBNL
4:10 – 5:10 p.m. Data Migration: History Repeats Itself David Cavalieri, Colorado University, Boulder
Justin Zemlyak, Indiana University
Sam Porter, University of Maryland
Damian Doyle, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Hellen Zziwa, Harvard University
4:10 – 5:10 p.m. Deploying eduroam at a Statewide Level Mike Zawacki, Internet2
4:10-5:10 p.m. A Student-centered GenAI Strategy Ed Wozencroft, New Jersey Institute of Technology
4:40 – 5:10 p.m. OSHEAN’s Instrumentation and Automation David Marble, OSHEAN
Luke Fowler, Indiana University
5:10 – 6:10 p.m. SPONSOR SOCIAL
5:20 – 8:30 p.m. Working Meetings

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

All events are on Central Time

Time Title Speakers Room
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. BREAKFAST & Working Meetings
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Cloud Scorecard & Institutional Profiles Sean O’Brien, Internet2
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Future-Proofing IAM Infrastructures Jean Chorazyczewski, Internet2
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Collaborating and Testing Innovative Architectures within the R&E Community Chris Wilkinson, Internet2
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. The NIST SSDF Distilled Martin VanWinkle, Institute for Advanced Study
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Enablement Strategies to Speed Research Scott Friedman, Amazon Web Services
Claire Mizumoto, UCSD
Himanshu Sharma, University of Illinois Chicago
Jim Kenyon, University of Michigan
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. InCommon Futures 2 Kevin Morooney, Internet2
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Co-creation Without Borders Delma Rodriguez Morales, Cultural Ring Uruguay / UNIR – Spain
Justin Trieger, New World Symphony
Dr. Raquel Gil Fernández, UNIR International University of La Rioja, Spain
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Industry Perspectives on Generative AI Addie Cooke, Public Policy Lead for Enterprise AI, Google
Jim Van Over, Innovation Strategist, ServiceNow
Zach Pendleton, Instructure
Sean O’Brien, Internet2
11:10 – 12:00 p.m. Lightning Strikes the Cloud Amelia Hough-Ross, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Scott Friedman, Amazon Web Services
Shruthi Sreenivasa Murthy, Saint Louis University
11:10 – 12:00 p.m. Trust, Identity, and Access for Learning and Research Across Borders Klaas Wierenga, GEANT
11:10 – 12:00 p.m. Influencing Technology Policy Anita Nikolich, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Andrew Gallo, The George Washington University
Mark Johnson, MCNC
11:10 – 12:00 p.m. Embracing New Tech for Student Success Netta Caligari, West Arete (Catalyst Member)
Natalie Simonson, West Arete (Catalyst Member)
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH & Working Meetings
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. GreenEx: Put the Planet into your TCO Bob Flynn, Internet2
Alan Walsh, Indiana University
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Microsoft Multilateral Federation Future Corey Lee, Microsoft
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Secure and Programmable Future Internet Lucas Bondan, Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP)
Marcelo Antonio Marotta, Universidade de Brasília (UnB)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. So You Want to Do AI Today? Here’s How to Do it at Scale in a Hurry! Michael Hites, SMU
Andrea Ballinger, Oregon State University
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Network Development in the GÉANT Project Ivana Golub, PSNC
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Identity: Open Source Hosted & Managed Charise Arrowood, Unicon, Inc.
Natalie Alarcon, California State University, Dominguez Hills
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. How to Connect with Researchers and Why Dr. Dana Brunson, Internet2
Jacqueline Pitter, Vantage TCG
Jon Young, Vantage TCG
Dan Majchrzak, University of Oregon
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Private 5G Propels Smart Cities Lab Tyler Svitak, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Dan Griner, University of Colorado, Denver
Patrick Rhatigan, RF Connect
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Navigating Accessibility and Compliance: Industry and Higher Education Perspectives Eamon McErlean, ServiceNow Vice President and Global Head of Accessibility
Adrian Casas, Miro
Luis O. Hernández Muñiz, University of California, Berkeley
Carol Williams, Princeton University
Keith Wessel, University of Illinois
Terrill Thompson, University of Washington
3:40 – 4:10 p.m. BREAK
4:10 – 4:40 p.m. Private Wireless: The Holy Grail? Mike Atkins, University of Notre Dame
Patrick Rhatigan, RF Connect
4:10 – 5:10 p.m. Stronger Together: A Federated Approach Alex Bushell, CANARIE
Kathryn Anthonisen, CANARIE
Barb Carra, Cybera
Richard Lacombe, RISQ
4:10 – 5:10 p.m. AI in the Cloud Faculty Panel TBD
4:40 – 5:10 p.m. R&E Deployments of CBRS-based NHN Sean O’Brien, Internet2
Jeff Reel, Internet2
5:10 – 9:00 p.m. A Taste of Chicago

Thursday, March 7, 2024

All events are on Central Time

Time Title Speakers Room
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. BREAKFAST & Working Meetings
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. The Campus Research Computing Consortium & RCD Nexus TBD
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Community Coffee with Cloud Service Vendors TBD
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Trust, Collaboration, & Community David Bantz
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Building a NetDevOps Team Shannon Byrnes, Internet2
Mike Simpson, Internet2
Dustin Mouton, University of Arizona
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Re-architecting the Cloud with Guardrails Maureen J Donlin, Saint Louis University
Shruthi Sreenivasa Murthy, Saint Louis University
Ibrahim Taufique, Kion
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Managing Threats In The Quantum Soup Matt Grashoff, NOKIA
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Developing a Diverse, High-Performing Student Pipeline for Your IT Workforce Damian Doyle, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. CLOSING KEYNOTE
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Taming the Data Tiger: Generative AI as a Tool to Aid Higher Education
(Separate Registration Required)

Pack Your Walking and Running Shoes for a Community-Building Social Event!
Start your day on Wednesday, March 6 for a fun 5K walk and run before program sessions begin. We will plan to meet at 6:30 a.m. in the Sheraton Grand Downtown Chicago hotel lobby. We will explore downtown Chicago together with new and old community friends. Full route details will be shared later, and no RSVP is required. See you in Chicago!