Agenda

2019 Higher Education Cloud Computing Forum

Agenda

 

Date/Time Session Session Dur. (minutes) Location in the Statler Hotel Session Title Theme Key Take Aways Presenters
Tuesday
6:00 PM Reception 60 Taylor Room
Wednesday
8:00 AM Registration/ Breakfast 30 Conference Foyer
8:30 AM Opening/Survey Results 30 Amphitheater
9:00 AM Presentation 1 30 Amphitheater Supporting Secure Research in the Cloud Technical or Research A checklist of cybersecurity and regulatory controls to consider when leveraging cloud services to perform research projects. Stefan Wahe – Eric Straavaldsen – University of Wisconsin – Madison
9:30 AM Research 1 45 Amphitheater Supercomputing in the Google Cloud Platform Leveraging GCP for Research Professor Amy Apon – C. Tycho Howle Director, School of Computing – Clemson University
10:15 AM break 15 Conference Foyer
10:30 AM Presentation 2 30 Amphitheater AWS Organizations & Security at Notre Dame Cloud platform or logistics Action items and best practices for implementing Organizations, Service Control Policies, Cloudformation Stack Sets, and more. James Smith, Jared Bulosan – University of Notre Dame
11:00 AM Presentation 3 30 Amphitheater Subscription Provisioning and Compliance Automation in Microsoft Azure Cloud platform or logistics How to accomplish automated provisioning and compliance for Microsoft Azure subscriptions based on data classification Josh Wrights – Penn State University
11:30 AM Presentation 4 30 Amphitheater Bringing Law and Order to Google Cloud Platform: Securing your GCP Organization Cloud platform or logistics 1) An understanding of what makes managing GCP unique among the cloud providers. 2) An approach to configuring your GCP Organization to accommodate the breadth of HED use cases and security/compliance needs Bob Flynn and Ananya Ravipati – Indiana University
12:00 PM Lunch 60 Ballroom
1:00 PM Lightning 1 30 Amphitheater
1:30 PM Presentation 5 30 Amphitheater A journey through migration of a monolith to a multi tenant cloud platform and lessons learned. Cloud platform or logistics How to manage a migration, how to manage expectations & how to structure the steps reasonably to reach a realistic end goal. Graeme Baillie – SWITCH ( National Education and Research Network Switzerland )
2:00 PM Panel 1 45 Amphitheater Follow the Money: Paying for the Cloud Policy, Legal, Governance Lessons learned on potential models for paying for (and possibly charging) for cloud services along with actionable steps they can take to improve processes within their organization. Jonathan White, Cloud and Infrastructure Strategist  – University of Central Florida
Martin Sager, Computer Services Manager – University of Michigan
Ben Rota, Associate Director of Technology Engagement – Harvard University
Helen Hockx-Yu, Enterprise Data Architect – University of Notre Dame
Noah Abrahamson, Director, Technology Consulting Group, IT Services – Stanford University
2:45 PM break 15 Conference Foyer
3:00 PM Presentation 6 30 Amphitheater Data Warehousing in the Cloud – An Iterative Approach Cloud platform or logistics This is a technical presentation focused on learning and empowerment. We intend to provide real tools to help other institutions on the cloud warehousing journey – particularly those just starting – delivered through the perspective of our experience. Robert Snyder, Vanessa Brown – Ithaca College
3:30 PM Panel 2 45 Amphitheater Cloud SSO/IdP Design and Implementation Solving a business or academic problem Panel members will describe their distinctive design choice and implementation experience with SSO/IdP in the cloud. The members of the panel will cover solutions using AWS, Azure, Shibboleth, ADFS, and different approaches to addressing hybrid cloud needs. John Bailey – Washington University in St. Louis
Gerard Shockley – Boston University
Alok Vimawala – University of Michigan
Gary Windham – University of Arizona
4:15 PM Lightning 2 30 Amphitheater
5:20 PM Dinner Terrace Lounge Special Guest Speaker at 5:45
Date/Time Session Session Dur. (minutes) Location in the Statler Hotel Session Title Theme Key Take Aways Presenters
Thursday
8:00 AM Breakfast 30 Conference Foyer
8:30 AM Presentation 7 30 Amphitheater But what have you done for me lately? Centralized consulting for a distributed University. Solving a business or academic problem Ideas for how to help people with independent budgets make the right decision for the University. Ben Rota, Associate Director of Technology Engagement – Harvard University
9:00 AM Research 2 45 Amphitheater K-State’s Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Journey Leveraging Azure for research Ian Czarnezki, Director of Operations, Office of the Vice President for Research – Kansas State University
9:45 AM break 10 Conference Foyer
9:55 AM Lightning 3 30 Amphitheater
10:25 AM Presentation 8 30 Amphitheater From operational to predictive: Evolving from a traditional data warehouse to an analytics hub. Solving a business or academic problem Damian Doyle, Jason Paluck – University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
10:55 AM Panel 3 45 Amphitheater Flipping Research Technical or Research IT with cloud expertise can (and should) make a huge difference in revolutionizing academic research Bill Allison – UC Berkeley
Damian Doyle – UMBC
John Ellis – Emory
Rob Fatland – University of Washington
James Kenyon – University of Michigan
11:40 AM Presentation 9 30 Amphitheater Backup to Google Cloud Platform via Cohesity Solving a business or academic problem Data Protection of on-prem systems to cloud can perform well and not be hard. Hans Jacobsen – Stanford Medicine
12:10 PM Lunch 50 Ballroom
1:00 PM Lightning 4 30 Amphitheater
1:30 PM Presentation 10 30 Amphitheater Enterprise-Scale DevOps with a Startup-Sized Team with GitLab, AWS, and Friends Solving a business or academic problem There’s an path for cloud adoption… lift/shift -> make it cheaper -> what else can we do as we leverage services; “Leverage the Services, Luke”; GitOps as a Strategy (how to manage code, deploy minimal changes in a least privileged manner); cost-saving options, but there’s a point of diminishing returns; you can have a small team with “big team” support Michael Irwin – Carl Harris – Virginia Tech
2:00 PM Unconference Slot 1 45 Amphitheater Organize Unconference Unconf – Organize
2:45 PM Break 15 Conference Foyer
3:00 PM Unconference Slot 2 45 Unconference Session 1 Unconf – TBD during Organize Session
3:45 PM Unconference Slot 3 45 Unconference Session 2 Unconf – TBD during Organize Session
4:30 PM Unconference Slot 4 30 Cloudbursts Unconf – Report Out
5:00 PM Guest Speaker 45 Amphitheater Elephants and technology – we need both to save a rainforest Guest Speaker Professor Peter Wrege – Director, Elephant Listening Project at Cornell University
6:00 PM Reception 60 Taylor Room
7:00 PM Dinner – on your own
Date/Time Session Session Dur. (minutes) Location in the Statler Hotel Session Title Theme Key Take Aways Presenters
Friday
8:00 AM Breakfast 30 Conference Foyer
8:30 AM Presentation 11 30 Amphitheater A Tale of Two Projects — separate vs. existing teams to transform an organization for cloud Organizational Change If we create a separate, “cracker jack” team to get us going along the cloud journey, we may blast through the clouds faster but may also have difficulty on re-entry; on the other hand, if we try to grow existing teams, we may discover many hidden gems in the organization but progress will be much slower. John Ellis, Deputy CIO – Emory University
9:00 AM Presentation 12 30 Amphitheater UNCG’s Cloud Cyberinfrastrcuture Innovation Lab Solving a business or academic problem Adoption of cloud infrastructure is challenging at all institutions, but can be especially difficult for a R2. However, the opportunity to provide access to computing capabilities typically reserved for R1s makes the task compelling Jeff Whitworth – UNC Greensboro
9:30 AM Presentation 13 30 Amphitheater UA CloudOps – Extending the Reach of the Cloud on Campus Other why and how to build a cloud service catalog; technologies involved in building the cloud service catalog; lifecycle management for cloud services; managed operations for a cloud service catalog Gary Windham – Principal Enterprise Systems Architect – The University of Arizona
10:00 AM Research 3 45 Amphitheater 1. Scaling a Machine Learning Workflow to Generate Species Distributions and Population Trends Using Citizen Science Data
2. Analyzing long-term changes in nocturnal bird migration using the NEXRAD weather radar archive
Leveraging AWS for research 1. Tom Auer, GIS Developer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
2. Adriaan Michiel Dokter, Research Associate that the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
10:45 AM Break 30 Conference Foyer
11:00 AM Presentation 14 30 Amphitheater I Said Hey! What’s Going On? Effective monitoring for the Cloud Other In this interactive session, we’ll describe the trials, travails, and triumphs of our risk-based approach to monitor and alert on cloud-based activity, focusing on both AWS and GCP (and likely Azure). We’ll cover the challenges of non-central IT managed accounts as well as adapting to the ever-evolving AWS security options and architecture. Shelley Rossell, Cornelia Bailey – University of Chicago
11:30 AM Presentation 15 30 Amphitheater Making Carrot Cake from Carrots Other Learn about different incentives and structures that help researchers make use of cloud computing securely Alok Vimawala,
Martin Sager – University of Michigan
12:00 PM Closing Amphitheater
12:30 PM Adjourn