SURFnet overview


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SURFnet Overview
Presentation by Erwin Bleumink, SURFnet

Event: March 29-31, 2011: MediaMosa and TF-Media conference 'MediaMosa, weblectures & open video'.

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  • The institutional backgroundSome developments in the environment
  • SURF stands for-improving the quality of higher education and research through ICT innovation- Succesfull collaborationNetworkinfrastructure, (2)Security and privacy, (3) Sourcing and sustainalbleICT, (4) Professional shared services, (5) Infrastructure for digital content, (6) E-Science, supercomputing and grid, (7) Technology Enhanced EducationSURFnet:stimulate, develop and operate shared ICT services, that the market not currently delivers
  • Via SURF users have control over strategy and investments policies
  • In May 2009: the Government decided to reorganise the Dutch national e-InfrastructureStichting SURF will become responsible for the ICT infrastructure, overseeing Research & Education Networking, Grid Computing, Supercomputing, and services for e-scienceVia SURF users will have the control over strategy and investments policies
  • Ken Robinson: Creativity is as important as literacyBut creativity is unlearned at schoolsAnalogy:industrialisation, - assembly line, - quality = no mistakes - learning as an individualThe natural learning environment is the group
  • Where good ideas com fromSpaces in which ideas are generaredSlow hunch, combining hunchesConnectivity: coffee houses during enlightenment: spaces where hunches where exchanged and enrichedConnectivity is the motor for innovationThe internet: more connected, turbo on idea-development
  • More data centredVirtual organisationsGlobal activitySharing and combining resources: datasets and instrumentsUsing all what’s availablePersonal equipmentServices in the cloudOpen access
  • corporate applications on employee-owned notebooks andsmartphonesmain driver for adoption of mobile deviceswillbe employees
  • Daaromwerkenuitbreidbareplatformenzogoed, denkaan de app stores
  • Gaf les aanzijnneefjes, vanwege time schedule issues 2200 talks, 100-200k views per dagVia YoutubeThe Khan Academy's big idea is that all education should be self-driven. Rather than penalizing failure and rewarding test-taking ability (like our current paradigm), education should encourage failure and experimentation but demand mastery.
  • seamlessly interconnect services, data, and toolsby encouraging and developing new ICT applications
  • SURFnet overview

    1. 1. TF-Media March 30, 2011<br />Erwin Bleumink<br />Managing director SURFnet<br />
    2. 2. SURFnet, the Dutch NREN<br />160 institutes, 1 million end users in higher education & research<br />Turnover 32 million Euro, 40% subsidies<br />85 employees<br />Part of SURF<br />
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    5. 5. SURFsps<br />Shared Professional Services<br />E-Science Research Center <br />(together with Dutch NSF)<br />Integration of ICT research infrastructure <br />Networking, Grid Computing, Supercomputing, services for e-science<br />
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    7. 7. Collaboration in small teams<br />Users are the innovators<br />ICT enters the heart of research & education<br />Ownership and delivery mechanisms<br /> Users become choosers<br /> Renting is the new owning<br />
    8. 8. Changing education paradigms<br />Sir Ken Robinson<br /><br />
    9. 9. Where good ideas come from<br />Steven Johnson<br />
    10. 10. Chance favors the connected mind<br />Steven Johnson<br />
    11. 11. A fundamental characteristic of our age is the rising tide of data – global, diverse, valuable and complex. <br />High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data<br />
    12. 12. By 2014, 90 percent of organizations will support corporate applications on personal devices. <br />Gartner<br />
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    14. 14.<br />
    15. 15. Users spend more on innovation than companies do<br />Eric von Hippel<br />
    16. 16. His cousins reported that they liked learning from his videos better than from him<br />About Salman Khan –<br />
    17. 17. Researchers, instructors, and students <br />work together simply and effectively<br />with the aid of ICT<br />
    18. 18. Hybrid end-to-end network<br />the basis for all collaboration, providing<br />efficient, unlimited data transport<br />Trusted identity<br />offering secure and seamless access to<br />electronic materials and facilities<br />Pioneering collaboration environment<br />that seamlessly integrates the services and <br />tools provided by a large number of suppliers<br />
    19. 19. Power of collaboration<br />Focus on results<br /> Basic services<br /> Temporary ICT services and showcases<br /> Collaborate, challenge, and shareknowledge<br />Challenge talented people<br />
    20. 20. Mission<br />To improve higher education and research by promoting, developing, and operating shared ICT facilities that are not offered by the market of its own accord. <br />Vision<br />By seamlessly linking ICT services and encouraging and developing new ICT applications, we ensure that researchers, instructors, and students can work together simply and efficiently.<br />Results<br />A hybrid end-to-end network as the basis for all collaboration, providing efficient, unlimited data transport.<br />A trusted identity offering secure and seamless access to all the electronic materials and facilities that researchers, instructors, and students need.<br />A pioneering collaboration environmentthat reaches beyond existing boundaries and that seamlessly integrates the services and tools provided by a large number of suppliers.<br />We share knowledge and work with institutions, market parties, and international sister organisations, provide basic services, and create showcases and temporary ICT services.<br />Methods<br />Values<br />Results-driven innovator<br />Reliable partner<br />20<br />
    21. 21. erwin.bleumink[at]<br />@erwinbleumink<br />erwin.bleumink<br /><br />+31 30 2 305 305<br />Creative Commons “Attribution” license:<br />W<br />
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