‘It’s an NREN World’; so… what’s an NREN these days?
‘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
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
4 June 2013 So what does the NREN (v2) look like?
• 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
• 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
Stanford4 June 2013 Harvard Universityof Waterloo University ofBrno ChineseAcademy ofSciences Friedrich-Alexander-UniversitätIZT GmbHInnovation is born fromresearch and education EindhovenUniversity ofTechnology
• 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
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)
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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