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Networkshop 49 – calling for international contributions

Registration for Jisc’s flagship conference Networkshop49 is now open. The event will take place online on 27 – 29 April 2021. Networkshop brings together over 300 participants from colleges, universities, research institutions and industry representatives and it’s themed around enabling an agile infrastructure in a digital world.

In the words of Jeremy Sharp, Janet Chief Technology Officer: ‘Since the disruptions caused by Covid-19, the world has had to rapidly adapt to new ways of working, and a digital culture is now more the norm than ever before. You’ll have a chance to explore the latest technologies that enable digital transformation and learn how to implement them quickly.’

Jisc welcomes talks and contributions from the international NREN community and looks forward to learning about the universities’ current challenges and experiences in areas such as campus networking, WIFI/5/6, T&I, single sign on, European projects and research collaborations.

There is still time to apply to be a speaker Networkshop49 and/or suggest a session topic.

This year’s programme features the following keynote speakers:

  • Dr Hannah Fry, Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, where she studies patterns in human behaviour
  • Ahmed Benallegue, Networks and Security team leader at European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • Ewan Bimey, Deputy Director General, EMBL and Director, EMBL-EBI

Paul Barran, Marketing Business Partner for Jisc comments: ‘Netwprkshop49 is not only about technology, but also about the future of how students and researchers are going to collaborate and learn. We would love to hear how NRENs are tackling the green issues of managing a network and reducing power usage footprints etc., while trying not to affect any loss of service. All of this, and more, with the awareness that notwithstanding BREXIT, research and education will still be happening.’

If you are interested in attending Networkshop49, please note that early bird registrations will close on 31 January 2021.