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