On behalf of the Local Organising Committee of the Joint Universities Computer Centre (JUCC), we would like to extend our warmest welcome to all delegates and guests to the 42nd Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN42) Meeting to be held from 31 July to 5 August 2016 in the Centennial Campus of The University of Hong Kong (HKU).
The APAN42 will be hosted by the JUCC, a cooperative effort of the Computing/Information Technology Services Centres of the eight government-funded tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. Tutorials, workshops, presentations and demonstrations covering advanced network technologies and applications would be delivered in the six (6)-day event.
It is our utmost honor to host APAN42 in Hong Kong, Asia’s World City, at the APAN 20th Anniversary. Please join us to reminisce the past, take part in the present and look ahead to the future of APAN. You are also invited to discover Hong Kong, a city that never sleeps, during your stay in Hong Kong for the APAN42. We look forward to seeing you!
With best regards,
Keynote Speech in the Opening Plenary on 3 August 2016
Speaker: Steve Cotter
"The Evolving Role of NRENs”
Steve Cotter is the CEO of GÉANT, Europe's leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education. Prior to coming to GÉANT in 2015, Steve was CEO of REANNZ, New Zealand's NREN (National Research and Education Network). Formerly Department Head of ESnet, and having also worked for technology companies in Europe and the US including Google, Internet2 and Cisco, Steve brings a track record of working with government funders and research and academic users.
In this Keynote Speech, Steve will talk about how globalisation is driving changes in the way our users/institutions are serving researchers/students and how that is requiring changes in the service models of NRENs.