Countdown to Community Exchange 2024: 5 Internet2 Insights You’ll Hear in Chicago (Part 5)

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By Amber Rasche - Senior Communications Specialist, Internet2

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

In this Countdown to Community Exchange 2024 series, we’re sharing five Internet2 insights you’ll hear from Internet2 staff and community collaborators in Chicago, March 4-7. 

In part five, we’re showcasing new tools and services to help you harness the transformative power of the cloud. If you missed them, catch parts one through four about the future of identity and access management, translating research needs into solutions, developments in advanced networking, and efforts to expand access and support the underrepresented and underserved.

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Internet2 Insight #5: Pursuing New Tools and Services to Harness the Transformative Power of the Cloud

You want to harness the transformative power of the cloud. We’ve got the tools to help. 

The Internet2 Cloud Scorecard and Institutional Profiles are moving from pilot to production. On March 6, Internet’s Quyen Valliant and Sean O’Brien will share how these two initiatives are helping research and education institutions discover, evaluate, and adopt cloud services. Specifically, cloud services that meet their security, compliance, and technology standards.

Quyen Valiant

“The number of cloud services IT needs to review and manage continues to grow. Working with the R&E community, we’ve developed the Cloud Scorecard and Institutional Profiles to help institutions better understand the capability of services they already have and the adherence to standards of services they may be considering.”

— Quyen Valliant, NET+ Program Manager, Internet2

Reducing risk, controlling costs, and minimizing redundancy are common challenges associated with cloud vendor risk management. You don’t have to face them alone. Internet2’s Nick Lewis will present a session on March 5 about Community-Scale Vendor Risk Management, with updates on a new NET+ service evaluation to support campuses in this area. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to hear from a community-led panel about Building Vendor Management Programs earlier that day.

Nick Lewis

“Many groups across the community are working on vendor management, including third-party risk management. I’m pulling these groups together to identify shared requirements and priorities for a service the community can use to help improve the process with distributed stakeholders on their campuses. Come hear the latest updates and get engaged!”

— Nick Lewis, Program Manager for NET+ Cloud Services – Security and Identity, Internet2

See You in Chicago

That’s a wrap for our Countdown to Community Exchange series. Be sure to check out the 2024 Community Exchange program, which offers dozens of sessions led by subject matter experts, practitioners, and thought leaders from all across the community. They’ll tackle everything from AI and automation to analytics and accessibility. (And those are just the topics that start with ‘A,’ so you get the idea.) We hope to see you in Chicago, March 4-7.