The Regional Networks

Thursday, October 30 | 3:20PM–4:10PM | West Hall WF5
Session Type: Professional Development
This panel, representing the visionary pioneers of the nascent Internet in the late 1980s and early 1990s, will discuss the critical role played by the regional networks. Ultimately benefiting institutions of all types and sizes, the regional networks solved formidable technical problems, created critical interoperability standards, developed organizational models, and evangelized for new applications. Without the work of the regional networks, neither higher education nor the global information web would work the way they do today.
WINNER: 2008 Catalyst Award. Award sponsored by SunGard Higher Education, An EDUCAUSE Platinum Partner.


  • Guy Almes

    retired, Texas A&M University
  • Doug Gale

    President, Information Technology Associates
  • Richard Mandelbaum

    Principal, Xynetics
  • George Strawn

    CIO, National Science Foundation

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