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  • ICT as the basis for innovation

    1. 1. ICT- as the basis for innovation Dr. Leo Plugge Educause, Australasia Tuesday 5 May 2009
    2. 2. A shared problem leads to collaboration <ul><li>838 First recorded flooding </li></ul><ul><li>1953 Most recent largest disaster </li></ul>1953 1955-1997
    3. 3. Our challenge in 1985 <ul><li>14 universities </li></ul><ul><li>~8 big IT centers for research </li></ul><ul><li>To keep up with competition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8x investment needed, for similar equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government proposal: </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate in sharing facilities </li></ul><ul><li>And we will invest… </li></ul>
    4. 4. 1986 SURFnet was born 1987 SURF was founded <ul><li>Collaborate on challenges that </li></ul><ul><li>you cannot solve by yourself </li></ul><ul><li>and no one else will solve for you </li></ul><ul><li>Currently: </li></ul><ul><li>500.000 HE Students </li></ul><ul><li>All Universities (14+41) </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Library </li></ul><ul><li>~ 5 Very Large Public/Private Research Institutes </li></ul>
    5. 5. SURF: IT innovation by and for Higher ED & Research <ul><li>Financing </li></ul>SURFfoundation contrib. EUR 12m SURFnet operations EUR 72m SURFdiensten licences EUR 200m EUR 80m Government Innovation grant EUR 80m / 4 years
    6. 6. SURF Governance Institutions Strategy Customer relation
    7. 7. Strategic Plans since 1987
    8. 8. SURF Gigabit Internet for Higher Education and Research Legal software for an illegal price Innovation for Education Research & Business Processes
    9. 9. Innovation by combining supply and demand Demand pull Demand pull Higher Education & Research Innovative service provider ICT supplier Supply push Supply push
    10. 10. Cycle of innovative services <ul><li>When services are offered by the market, SURF gradually withdraws them </li></ul>Production Phasing out Technology development Customer requirements Plan for feasibility study Business case & SD plan Introduction of service Large-scale service provision Phasing out of service Ceasing service Feedback Based on innovation projects (GigaPort, SURFworks, SURFnet/Kennisnet) Based on operations Technology Scouting User research Feasibility study Service development Encouraging Use & Support 1 2 3 4 5 6
    11. 11. Paradigm shifts
    12. 12. Development in bandwidth From 9.6 Kbit/s with SURFnet1 up to 720 Gbit/s for SURFnet6.
    13. 13. Lightpaths for heavy users Large Hadron Collider (LHC) e-Very Large Baseline Interferometry LOw Frequency Array (LOFAR) DAS-3/StarPlane DigiBOB
    14. 14. # users Bandwidth requirements A B C For the Netherlands 2007 ∑ A = ∑ B = ∑ C ≈ 250 Gb/s However: • A -> all connects • B -> on several • C -> just a few (LHC, LOFAR) A. Lightweight users B. Business/grid applications C. E-Science applications C. de Laat, UvA
    15. 15. SURFnet6 <ul><li>One of the fastest and most advanced networks in the world </li></ul><ul><li>More than 8000 km of dark-fiber pairs that reach all the way into the institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Own photonic network </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid network services: Internet connection and lightpaths </li></ul>
    16. 16. Lambda connections to NetherLight
    17. 17. Leading in lightpaths Thanks to SURF, Amsterdam is Europe’s main Lightpath exchange
    18. 18. SURF Gigabit Internet for Higher Education and Research Legal software for an illegal price Innovation for Education Research & Business Processes
    19. 19. SURFdiensten in a nutshell <ul><li>The Dutch licensing organization for ICT in higher education and research </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates the acquisition and management of software, content, ICT services, hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Arranges sales and distribution </li></ul><ul><li>More than 160 agreements with various ICT providers and publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Webshop for primary, secondary schools and regional education centers, higher ed (Netherlands & Belgium) </li></ul><ul><li>Financing: financially independent, non-profit </li></ul>
    20. 20. Online Shop <ul><li>Bargain software and laptops </li></ul>For Individuals For HE Institutions
    21. 21. SURF Gigabit Internet for Higher Education and Research Legal software for an illegal price Innovation for Education Research & Business Processes
    22. 22. Business Processes Research Education SURFfoundation Nursery for innovation Education Research Business Processes
    23. 23. Open Access & Collaboration <ul><li>On-demand streaming media (tv, national archive etc.) </li></ul>IPR, Zwolle Agreements, SURFdirect Digital Academic Repositories (DARE) (Now NARCIS at Royal Academy) HBO Knowledge Bank, SURFshare Free online collaboration facility
    24. 24. Authentication & Security <ul><li>Researches security breaches </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates introduction of solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Provides information on security </li></ul>Access to information and services from different providers (single sign-on )
    25. 25. Educational innovation Encouraging use: SURFspace, SURF Academy, communities NAP e-Learning, Educational Innovation projects, Grassroots
    26. 26. New Spin-off <ul><li>Major innovation projects </li></ul>www.studiekeuze123.nl www.studielink.nl
    27. 27. <ul><li>Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>for </li></ul><ul><li>2011-2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently under development </li></ul>
    28. 28. FOR RESEARCH
    29. 29. National ICT infrastructure for Research and Education
    30. 30. e-Science facilities
    31. 31. FOR EDUCATION
    32. 32. Top (10) Tools for Students and Teachers Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies FH= free & hosted FD = free download <ul><li>- Not made for learning or teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Not offered by the institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Most are free </li></ul><ul><li>Most are offered through the ‘ Cloud’ </li></ul><ul><li>ICT has become the basis for change </li></ul>
    33. 33. Main points of advice <ul><li>Keep investing in infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seamless integration of mobile and fixed networks (FiWi) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claim broadcast spectrum for education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Towards a common security and privacy framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New security paradigm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cloud services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutions no longer main provider of all ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria for providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized facilities, optimized use of energy and facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take the lead again: Living Lab Campus for innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovate core processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let users choose and decide what works for them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rethink your organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate: strategy, tactics, operations </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Thank You ICT is the foundation for innovation It shifts peoples boundaries Can Higher Ed keep up with ICT?
    35. 35. Size of the organisation 27 FTEs 60 FTEs 44 FTEs EUR 13.8m EUR 35.3m EUR 50.6m Employees: 131 FTEs Turnover 2007: EUR 99.7m
    36. 36. Infrastructure: Backbone for prosperity

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