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20 - 21 October 2016 - in Utrecht, The Netherlands

       

On behalf of the organizers, we would like to kindly invite NREN representatives to an open workshop, sponsored by the Global NREN CEO Forum, dedicated to the coordination and collaboration of current and future NREN “above the net” products and services that are aiming at global success and sustainability.

The workshop, scheduled for (Thursday - Friday) 20-21 October 2016, will be hosted by SURFnet at their offices in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Participation will be limited to 2 individuals per organizations and a total of 50 people.  We recommend invitations be extended to senior/key personnel who are responsible for the development, operations, deployment, business modeling and/or brokerage of above the network application services offered by or through NREN's to their constituencies.

Peter Szegedi, Project Development Officer, GÉANT

Shelton Waggener, Senior Vice President, Internet2

On behalf of:

Erwin Bleumink, CEO SURFnet

Chris Hancock, CEO AARNet

David Lambert, CEO Internet2

List of attendees

The workshop was limited to 50 individuals, in general 2 attendees per organization.
 The attendee list is here: https://eventr.geant.org/events/2474.

Final report

Please, find the final report of the workshop here (PDF)

Venue, Directions and Accomodation

SURF, SURFmarket and SURFnet are all located in office building Hoog Overborch in Utrecht. The Hoog Overborch building is part of the large shopping area “Hoog Catharijne” and is directly connected to the train station Utrecht Central Station.

SURF
Office building: Hoog Overborch (4th floor)
Shopping area: Hoog Catharijne
Address: Moreelsepark 48
City: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Postal code: 3511 EP

Route
You can reach SURF by public transport, by car and by foot. See the bottom of this page for more details.

Maps

Accomodation

Attendees are responsible for their own accommodation. Hotel bookings can be made on the popular booking sites. A hotel nearby the Utrecht Central train station and the SURF office building is the "NH Utrecht hotel".

Preliminary Programme of the Workshop

Thursday, 20 October 2016

TimeSessions
08:00 - 08:30

ARRIVALS, REGISTRATIONS

 PLENARY
08:30 - 09:00

Welcome by the CEOs (presentation, pdf)

Erwin Bleumink (SURFnet), Chris Hancock (AARNet) & David Lambert (Internet2)

Introductions and objectives, housekeeping

Shelton Waggener (Internet2), Peter Szegedi (GÉANT) & Wladimir Mufty (SURFnet)

  • "Think Global, Act Local, Above the Net Workshop"
  • Anything we do in global context is likely going to slow down a local process.So, how to keep things moving locally quickly, while adding global alignment?
BUY

How to achieve Global leverage of NRENs working with International Commercial Cloud Providers

  • Service Discovery: What is in use and under contract? What is proposed or pending?
  • How do we take a "best agreement from one region and port it to another? Global Alignment.
  • How to share those agreements when under regional NDA?
  • How to structure agreement so that global terms are consistent, regional are segmented?
09:00 - 10.00

Working with global providers for global solutions (presentation, pdf)

Andres Steijaert (SURFnet) & Garvan McFeeley (HEAnet)

  • Challenges and opportunities in global cloud engagement...
  • incl. AWS/Microsoft story, IaaS tender of GÉANT
10.00 - 10.30 COFFEE BREAK
BUILD

How to maximize visibility and global use of NRENs efforts and solutions

  • Service Discovery: What is being built or already exists?
  • How to design a service anticipating global use
  • How to identify and share global resources to deliver a service?
  • What are the standards by which you build so that a service CAN be global?
  • EC's Next Generation Internet initiative
10.30 - 11.30

Think and act local, design for global (presentation Jan, pdf), (presentation Guido, pdf), (presentation Michiel, www)

Jan Meijer (UNINETT), Guido Aben (AARNet) & Michiel Leenaars (NLnet)  

  •  What makes joint application developments possible and globally successful/sustainable...
  • incl. FileSender and CloudStore stories, GÉANT Greenhouse
11.30 - 12.00

EU Commission plans for a Next Generation Internet initiative (presentation, pdf)

Fabrizio Sestini (European Commission)

RUN

How to operate and govern global services in a sustainable manner

  • NREN Experiences in deployment of community services that are built for global scale.
  • Discussions about the roadmap for eduroam and eduGAIN in achieving global scale
  •  incl. InAcademia and VOpaas
  • What have we learned?
12.00 - 13.00

Executable roadmaps and global governance for sustainable growth (presentation, pdf)

Ann Harding (SWITCH) & Niels van Dijk (SURFnet)  

13.00 - 14.00LUNCH
14.00 - 15.00

SSL Certificate Programs: Global deployments during the last six years

Paul Caskey & Shelton Waggener (Internet2)

 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
15:00 - 16:30

Breakout room (notes form Wladimir)

Part 1, key topics for exploration

BUY: Topics included but not limited to:

  • Roaming and mobility
  • Trust and Identity
  • Security
  • Data storage and Sync&Share
  • Real Time Communications and Media
  • Networking

Breakout room (notes from Peter)

Part 1, key topics for exploration

BUILD: Topics included but not limited to:

  • Roaming and mobility
  • Trust and Identity
  • Security
  • Data storage and Sync&Share
  • Real Time Communications and Media
  • Networking


Breakout room

Part 1, key topics for exploration

RUN: Topics included but not limited to:

  • Roaming and mobility
  • Trust and Identity
  • Security
  • Data storage and Sync&Share
  • Real Time Communications and Media
  • Networking


  
17:00 - 18:00Social drinks followed by dinner in Utrecht

 
19:00Dinner at restaurant BROERS
Address: Janskerkhof 9 - Utrecht
Route: http://www.broers.eu/contact.html

Distance
SURF office: 950m (leaving 18:40)
NH hotel: 1300m
Walking 15-20 minutes 


Friday, 21 October 2016

Time                Session
08:00 - 08:30

ARRIVALS

Welcome to the second day

Shelton Waggener (Internet2), Peter Szegedi (GÉANT) & Wladimir Mufty (SURFnet)

 UNCONFERENCE
08:30 - 10:00

"Unconference" round table sessions

Part 3, key topics for coordination and collaboration

  • Can we offer an NREN Cloud Stack? That includes network, identity, and other architecture elements that we can adhere too? (GNA for Above the NET)
  • Common use agreement around traffic types that can adapt evolve around network usage (GNA)
  • How will we work to facilitate use of services across border

"Unconference" round table sessions

Part 3, key topics for coordination and collaboration

  • What is the roll of the cross board NREN links cloud service traffic
  • Common use agreement around traffic types that can adapt evolve around network usage (GNA)
  • Sustainability: how do we structure for long term sustaining an above net solution?

"Unconference" round table sessions

Part 3, key topics for coordination and collaboration

Where some of these above the net projects go? Governance? Proactive Stance for New Projects?

  • Do we need a service model example?
  • Data Sovereignty
  • Business models that are agreed up on between groups
  • What's working well? What models are already in production that we can say work globally?
10:00 - 10:30COFFEE BREAK
 PLENARY
10:30 - 12:00

New ideas forum

  • Designing processes for cloud engagement and delivery
    Jan Meijer (UNINETT)

  • Attributes associated with OpenSource vs OpenServices: How to support open cloud activities across campuses.
    Shelton Waggener (Internet2)

  • Open microphone...
    Share your idea
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13.00 - 14.00

Crowdsourcing the research topics for the 2030 Next Generation Internet: open discussion with EU officers (questionnaire, pdf)

Chaired by Fabrizio Sestini (European Commission)

14:00 - 15:00

Joint recommendation development

The What:

  • Future roadmap
  • Taking existing and making it global
  • Start small but consistent

Summary of key questions to be explored in this workshop include:

  • Current paths, successes and challenges in delivering application services to client institutions.
  • How to maximize visibility and global use of NRENs solutions at scale?
  • Paths to achieve global leverage across NREN's working to broker / deliver commercial cloud services over NREN networks to client institutions.
  • When and how should locally developed NREN solutions be made available at global scale to peer NREN's?
  • How to make NREN's operating models more sticking and high value Above the Network?



You can reach SURF by public transport, by car and by foot.

By car

If you are visiting the office by car or taxi you should use the following address for navigation purposes: Moreelsepark 48 Utrecht.
Parking info (parking in the city centre of Utrecht is quite expensive)

By train

SURF is within easy reach from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. By train it takes about 30 minutes. From Schiphol Station (below the airport) take an intercity train (every 15 minutes) in the direction of Utrecht, Eindhoven or Nijmegen. All will stop at Utrecht Central Station (Utrecht CS). Plan your train journey from Schiphol to Utrecht.

For directions from the train platform see the “by foot” section below.

By foot

If you are traveling form the “NH Utrecht hotel” walk into Utrecht Central Station main hall and continue as follow:

From the train platform go up to the main hall and in the direction of shopping centre “Hoog Catharijne” or 'Centrum'. After 100 meter you will see a (orange) “Blokker” store on your right. Turn right and after 200 meters you will see the entrance to office building “Hoog Overborch” to the left of grocery store “Albert Heijn”. Go through the entrance and ring the doorbell at SURF. Take the elevator to the 4th floor.

 

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