TNC is the largest European research and education networking conference. This year hosted by EENet of HITSA, the Estonian Education and Research Network and will this year be held in Estonia’s capital city.
Jisc is a bronze sponsor of the TNC19 event.
This year’s conference is themed ‘forging digital societies’ and inspired by two main concepts:
- The idea that computer networks, by supporting human interactions, help to create and forge digital societies
- The innovative model of Estonia’s e-residency programme
The TNC19 programme covers a wide variety of inspiring topics by renowned experts in their fields. In addition, a variety of community meetings and interactive workshops will surround the conferences 21 sessions throughout the week.
Monday 17 June
16:00-17:30 - 3B - Are we done with T&I?
Room: Woodblock Hall
Three presentations showing how identity federations and NRENS are continuing to evolve and change the way they think about identity to meet the needs to students, staff and researchers.
Chair: Rhys Smith, chief technical architect, trust and identity, Jisc.
- The solution for Idp Discovery and the Exploration of the Next Big Thing
- AEGIS: ensuring continuity in federated access for research collaboration beyond the AARC Project and into the EOSC
- From transparency to practice: InCommon Baseline Expectations
Tuesday 18 June
09:00-10:30 - 4A - Next Generation Networks in the UK, USA and EU
Room: Black Box
Deploying 400Gbit/s on the Janet Network
Various R&E network operators are in the midst of refreshing not only their network, but also the way the network can be utilised by their constituents.
Looking at what changes and enhancements to the Janet Network were required prior to 400Gbit/s optical channels being put into production, the differences between theory and practice when deploying services and the challenging but ultimately successful delivery programme.
14:00–15:30 - 6A - Lightning talks: Second Strike
Room: Black Box
Five-minute presentations focusing on one key point. An idea, successful project, cautionary story, collaborative invitation, quick tip or demonstration.
InAcademia – towards a production service
Speaker: Justin Knight, special initiatives manager, trust and identity, Jisc.
This lightning talk is to raise awareness of InAcadamia, who it is aimed at, why it’s been developed and to encourage promotion and uptake as the service moves into production.
Speaker: Mark Williams, service manager and outreach support – UK federation, Jisc.
Asking the question of the audience to determine if there are practical or subconscious barriers preventing staff of BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) from attending education-focused conferences such as TNC.
16:00-17:30 - 7C - Multilayered service orchestration and monitoring
Network technology and service development in the new GÉANT Project
Room: Terrace Hall
Panel member: Tim Chown, network development manager, Jisc.
This panel session presents the work on network technology and service development that began in January with the new GÉANT GN4-3 project.
Wednesday 19 June
09:00–10:30 - 8C - Cloud user stories
GÉANT digital single cloud market experiences: user stories from NRENS and institutions
Panel member: Jessica Wu, cloud services group manager, Jisc.
The NREN presentations describe cloud integration journeys of institutions (single or hybrid cloud, on-premises or online, build or rent services) and bring examples from different provider environments.
Come and chat with our subject specialists, who will be on-hand during the event to discuss how your organisation can work with us.
We'll also be showcasing our transnational education (TNE) case studies and you can see what the student of the future might look like with our immersive VR experience, Natalie 4.0.
Full booking details and pricing, can be found on the TNC19 website.