Technological innovation is a long-standing hallmark of research and education, and continues to change the way universities teach and students learn. At school, BYOD is not an option, it’s a reality. This means a multiplicity of client devices from gaming systems to streaming video, smart phones to specialized in-class IoT tools–many of which don’t play well with the network. For network and IT staff, managing user and device performance has effectively become impossible with conventional infrastructure management tools.
Join The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wesleyan University, Internet2 and Nyansa to hear how eight universities evaluated Nyansa’s Voyance user performance management (UPM) platform for higher education environments through the Internet2 Cloud Service Validation process. Learn how their collective efforts helped to customize Voyance’s UPM platform into a community-based solution that automates the learning process of what is actually going on with each user on their campus, validates and quantifies the user experience in real time (and over time) across all layers of the IP stack, and assists them in identifying network performance roadblocks.
Karen has oversight for the user services, technical services, and academic technology teams. Combined, they provide the foundational support for all other IT operations in the University, develop strategic input regarding systems and infrastructure, and provide support for teaching and learning through the use of technology. Karen is currently Chair of NERCOMP, the Northeast Regional Computing Program, a consortium of Universities throughout the Northeast. She is an experienced presenter, having spoken at the NERCOMP Annual Conference, ServiceNow Knowledge, EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and other professional workshops.
Ryan and his team are responsible for managing one of the largest academic networks in the world, with over 3,000 switches, 9,200 access points, and connecting over 100,000 unique clients to the network every day. Ryan has been with the university since 2001, previously working at Ericsson in Research Triangle Park as a Senior Network Engineer. His work around Network Access Control, technology based copyright mitigation techniques, and wireless security methods has been recognized nationally and presented on at multiple conferences including EDUCAUSE and the National Association of Attorneys General. He is also an advocate and advisor to many universities on EAP-TLS migration.
Anand is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Nyansa, a venture-backed innovator in the field of advanced IT analytics software technology. Before forming Nyansa, Anand served as Lead Algorithms Architect at Plexxi Inc. and Principal Engineer at Airvana. He holds a PhD from MIT in Wireless Networking and Algorithms and is the primary inventor on seven patents.
Internet2 cloud services are a research and education (R&E) community-driven initiative focused on providing secure, easily deployed and integrated commercial cloud applications meeting the key needs of higher education’s diverse users. Through a rigorous peer-driven evaluation process, R&E institutions and cloud service providers work together to develop offerings that maximize deployment efficiencies and minimize the business and legal challenges, financial costs, and technology risks of using cloud-based solutions.