‘It’s an NREN World’; so… what’s an NREN these days?

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4 June 2013
Prepared for Presentation at TNC2013
Maastricht, Netherlands
H. David Lambert, President and CEO, Internet2

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‘It’s an NREN World’; so… what’s an NREN these days?

  1. 1. ‘It’s  an  NREN  World’;      so…  what’s  an  NREN  these  days?  4  June  2013  Prepared  for  PresentaBon  at  TNC2013  Maastricht,  Netherlands    H.  David  Lambert,    President  and  CEO,  Internet2  
  2. 2. specialized  regional  ISP—  afraid  to  take  risks  and  experiment—  supply-­‐side  market  player—  contract  broker—  knowledge  carrier—  provider  of  shrink-­‐wrapped  soluDons—  business-­‐as-­‐usual  partner—  neutral  collaboraDon  connecDon—  disinterested  community  service—  poliDcal  tool—  4  June  2013  What  an  NREN  (v2)  is  not—what  it  must  become  essen0al  global  pla4orm  innova0on  incubator  demand-­‐side  market  maker  market  aggregator  knowledge  mul0plier  economic  development  engine  transforma0on  vehicle  collabora0on  enabler  community  developer  poli0cal  stabilizer  
  3. 3. 4  June  2013  So  what    does  the  NREN  (v2)  look  like?  
  4. 4. •  EssenDal  to  global  representaDon  and  leadership  •  InnovaDon  plaOorm  encourages  the  development  of  new  technologies  •  Transparent  operaDons  mean  easier  soluDons,  avoidance  of  problems  –  SupporDng  ‘end-­‐to-­‐end’  domain  science  and  educaDon  •  CollaboraDve  environment  for  solving  common  challenges,  developing  common  soluDons  4  June  2013  EssenDal  global  pla4orm  for  R&E  insDtuDons  
  5. 5. •  Facilitates  development  of    advanced      applicaDons  supporDng  global  R&E  –  Distributed  lab  environments  –  Remote  access  to  rare  scienDfic  instruments  –  Large-­‐scale  computaDon  and  data  access  –  Medical  and  biological  research  –  Teaching  and  learning  •  Delivers  abundant  bandwidth,  seYng  stage    for  next  generaDon  of  innovaDon  •  Provides  tesDng  “playground”  for  new    technologies  that  hold  enormous  value  for    current  (and  future)  consDtuents      4  June  2013  InnovaDon  incubator  
  6. 6.    Stanford4  June  2013      Harvard    Universityof Waterloo    University ofBrno    ChineseAcademy ofSciences    Friedrich-Alexander-UniversitätIZT GmbHInnovation is born fromresearch and education    EindhovenUniversity ofTechnology
  7. 7. •  Many  companies  have  been  created  or    re-­‐invented  through  R&E  community  innovaDons  •  Students  capitalize  on  network-­‐rich  plaOorm  to  create  new  technologies  •  In  the  U.S.,  this  has  created  fast-­‐growing  economic  impact  •  Now  contributes  over  $8  trillion  dollars  annually  to  the  global    economy  4  June  2013  Market  maker  
  8. 8. 4  June  2013  Total 30-year U.S. federal investment to enable the precursors ofthe Internet is very small compared to the massively successfulbusinesses it sparked."R&E networking ROI has been staggering"Earth VenusARPAnet,CSNET &NSFnet< $250 milliontotalinvestmentContribution of Internet to U.S.economy: $684 billion annually,4.7% of all economic activity in2010 (CNNMoney, 2012)Value of Internet to U.S. economy —Employment: $300 billionPayments: $444 billion andTime: $680 billionTotal: $1424 billion annually(Harvard Business School/Hamilton Consultants, 2009)3963 mi 10,842,768 mi 22,573,248 mi(not to scale)
  9. 9. •  Research  and  EducaDon  is  a  large  market  but  not  large  enough  to  gain  leverage  over  suppliers.  •  R&E  network  aggregaDon  enabled  access  to  advanced  services  for  lower  cost,  enabling  R&E  to  benefit  from  the  most  advanced  capabiliDes.  •  Efforts  are  now  being  launched  to  apply  network  aggregaDon  success  to  services  above  the  network.    –  Internet2  ‘Net+’  –  Surfnet  ‘SurfConnects’  –  JANET  ‘Brokerage’  4  June  2013  Market  aggregator  
  10. 10. •  NRENs  don’t  just  enable  access  to  knowledge,  their  services  increase  the  pace  of  knowledge  development.  •  Knowledge  enables  economic,  social  and  cultural  development.  •  Technology,  networks  and  the  explosion  of  knowledge  spur  development.  –  The  Roman  Road  System.  –  18th  –  20th  Centuries  •  Canals,  railroads,  telephone  &telegraph  –  20th  &  21st  centuries  •  The  Internet  4  June  2013  Knowledge  mulDplier  
  11. 11. •  Buying  power:  NREN  uniquely  posiDoned  to  bring  advanced  ICT  service  •  Innova1on  engine:  Does  not  take  shrink-­‐wrapped  soluDons  for  granted  •  New  market  creator:  Creates  new  markets  •  Market  pull  creator:  Students  exposed  to  high-­‐end  ICT  demand  the  same  aherward  •  Trusted  party:  As  member  of  the  family,  can  act  in  joint  buying  role  4  June  2013  Economic  development  engine  
  12. 12. •  Enables  big  changes  across  the  spectrum  •  Empowers  R&E  responses  to  challenges  in  funding,  pedagogy  and  online  resources,  technology,  “consumerizaDon”  •  Refactors  fundamental  business  operaDons  and  producDvity  across  enDre  supply  chain  •  Equips  consDtuents  to  accomplish  their  missions  to  serve  and  transform  global  communiDes  4  June  2013  TransformaDonal  vehicle  
  13. 13. 4  June  2013  
  14. 14. •  Provides  key  enabling  technologies,  like  global  video  services  •  Provides  broad  range  of  parDcipatory  opportuniDes,  including  training  •  Provides  experDse  to  help  solve  technology  challenges  •  Provides  transparent,  favorable  environment  for  cooperaDon  –  IdenDty  FederaDons  like                      In-­‐Common  4  June  2013  CollaboraDon  enabler  LOLA demo, Oct 2011Photo courtesyMatthew Libera
  15. 15. •  Provide  connecDvity  to  saDsfy  growing  needs  •  Changes  the  way  content,  applicaDons,  and  services  are  delivered  •  Fosters  regional  and  internaDonal  anchor  collaboraDon    •  UlDmately,  transforms  communiDes  4  June  2013  Community  developer  
  16. 16. •  NRENs  create  collaboraDve  relaDonships  in  the  internaDonal  R&E  communiDes  that  transcend  cultures  and  outlast  poliDcal  regimes  •  Open,  reliable  avenues  of  communicaDon  foster  a  safe  haven  for  poliDcal  dialogue  and  intellectual  freedom  4  June  2013  PoliDcal  stabilizer  
  17. 17. 4  June  2013  
  18. 18. ‘It’s  an  NREN  World’  4  June  2013  H.  David  Lambert,    President  and  CEO,  Internet2  Thank  you!  For  more  informaDon,    please  visit  www.internet2.edu  4  June  2013  

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