I-Light Members Meeting 2021

Zoom Virtual Event

Day 1
Tuesday, September 28

(All times are Eastern Standard Time.)

1-1:20pm
Zoom meeting room open. Free discussion time for members to join early and communicate with each other.

1:20-1:40pm
Welcome remarks

  • Marianne Chitwood, executive director, I-Light and Indiana GigaPOP
  • Dave Jent, associate vice president of networks, Indiana University; managing director, Indiana GigaPOP

1:40-2:10pm
I-Light Network Advisory Council (NAC) board member updates
Moderated by Caroline Weilhamer, director, community engagement and member services, I-Light and Indiana GigaPOP

2:10-2:50pm
Return-to-office panel

  • Dave Jent, associate vice president of networks, Indiana University; managing director, Indiana GigaPOP
  • Bob Richmond, network design specialist, University of Notre Dame
  • Tom Taylor, executive director, network and ISS, Ivy Tech Community College

What differences are in place this year for your group and school? What challenges and improvement have these changes have created?

2:50-3pm
Break 

3-3:45pm
OmniSOC: Indiana GigaPOP/OmniSOC collaboration pilot

  • Tom Johnson, chief technology officer, I-Light and Indiana GigaPOP
  • CJ Kloote, security platform engineering team lead and OmniSOC CISO
  • Scott Orr, SOC operations manager, OmniSOC
  • Susan Sons, deputy director, ResearchSOC
  • Von Welch, executive director, OmniSOC

3:45-4:30pm
Working collaboratively with Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI)

  • Laura Bridges, vice president and chief operating officer, ICI
  • Ray Stanley, chief information officer, Marian University
  • Brad Weaver, director of information technology, Wabash College

4:30-5pm
Conference opened for general discussion 

Day 2
Wednesday, September 29

(All times are Eastern Standard Time.)

9:30-9:40am
Zoom meeting room open. Free discussion time for members to join early and communicate with each other.

9:40-9:50am
Housekeeping and summary of Day 1

9:50-10:30am
Notifications system/GlobalNOC

  • Sam Brown, specialized support technician, I-Light and Indiana GigaPOP
  • Brian McGough, manager, service management systems, GlobalNOC

10:30-11:15am
National Science Foundation (NSF) solicitation

  • Kevin Thompson, program director, NSF

11:15-11:20am
Break

11:20-11:50am
Esports working group

  • Lee Farquhar, associate professor, Butler University
  • Dan Marino, director of esports, Ball State University
  • Brad McCoy, EBS manager, I-Light

A panel discusses their esports interactions.

11:50am to 12:50pm
I-Light network updates

  • Sean Carver, network engineer, I-Light
  • Tom Johnson, chief technology officer, I-Light and Indiana GigaPOP

12:50-1pm
Closing remarks and vendor meeting opportunities