Session Details

Opening Plenary

AgendaSession 1
Date: 2016-08-03
Time: 08:00 - 09:00
  • 9:00 - 9:05 AM MC announce the commencement


  • 9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome Address
    Prof. Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor, HKU
    [president AT hku.hk]

  • 9:15 - 9:25 AM Welcome Address
    Prof.Simon C. Lin, Chair of APAN Board
    [simon.lin AT twgrid.org]

  • 9:25 - 9:40 AM Speech
    Dr David Chung,
    Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology
    The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


  • 9:40 - 10:20 AM Keynote Speech: The Evolving Role of NRENs - 20160803_-_APAN_42_-_Evolving_Role_of_NRENs.pdf
    Steve Cotter, CEO of GEANT
    [steve.cotter AT geant.org​]
    Abstract:
    Steve Cotter, 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.

    Short Bio:
    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.
  • 10:20 - 10:30 AM Photo taking