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2 Initiative Overview Nick Maynard November 3, 2011

3 Accelerating Development of Next-Gen Applications
PROBLEM: We have a chicken and egg problem in next-gen capacity and applications. Demand for high-speed broadband from consumers and small businesses is limited without next-gen applications. Software developers have continued to engineer their apps to run over low-bandwidth broadband services. Without a critical mass of end-users demanding higher bandwidth, supply of next-gen capacity has remained limited.

4 Accelerating Development of Next-Gen Applications
SOLUTION: US Ignite will promote US leadership in development of applications and services for ultra-fast networks This initiative will foster the creation of novel applications that have the potential to transform  national priority areas, such as:  Healthcare Education Public safety Energy Advanced manufacturing

5 Actions Link together ultra-high-capacity, low-latency networks of sufficient scale to support meaningful experimentation by researchers and entrepreneurs Facilitate research, experimentation, and entrepreneurship using this network of networks Make the best applications available for public benefit or commercial use through the support of US Ignite partners and funders Disseminate lessons learned

6 Combining Industry, Agencies and Academia
US Ignite Partnership will work with NSF, the White House OSTP, GENI, and leading technology and telecom companies Allows startups and students the same opportunity as industry and researchers to develop and deploy next-gen apps Funders and partners will have the opportunity to take an active role in developing and growing good ideas developed by US Ignite efforts

7 No New Infrastructure Construction
Will stitch together islands of high-bandwidth connectivity across the country to create a nationwide high-bandwidth test-bed Communities that have agreed to participate all have at least 100 Mbps symmetrical service

8 Kickoff Event – Winter 2011 White House event announcing the project partners, test-bed deployment, and long-term vision Participants will include: High-level White House officials US Ignite non-profit Communities For-profit and non-profit partners Federal agencies Event will highlight current efforts while driving the interest of additional communities and partners


10 Status Update Glenn Ricart October 2011

11 Since GEC-11 … Call for next generation applications (Suzanne Iacono)
Adding some new faces Forming a non-profit (Bill Wallace) Recruiting industrial partners (Bill Wallace) Recruiting additional government partners Inviting BTOP awardees to join us Clarifying “next generation”

12 Sue Spradley 20+ yrs. in telecom industry
Head North American Region for Nokia Siemens Nortel President of Global Svcs. And Ops., Product Line Mgt., and Sales Member Nat’l Security Telecomm. Advisory Cmte.

13 Bill Wallace 25 years in telecomm industry
Co-founder, Chair, EVP of DigitalBridge Comm. Co-founder and CEO of OnePoint Comm. Head Telecomm practice and COO for Gemini Consulting (of Cap Gemini)

14 Joe Kochan Consultant with Widelity
Worked as part of Dept. of Commerce BTOP program Co-founder and VP-Ops for DigitalBridge Comm. Strategic planning and project management at Verizon Avenue Implemented the first Verizon FiOs on military bases

15 Additional Government Partners
National Science Foundation is lead agency Currently in discussion with additional agencies Sponsor applications work Relationship with an agency’s R&E network (if any)

16 Inviting BTOP Awardees
Future-proof their networks by adding advanced networking capability GENI Racks OpenFlow routing Compute / storage clusters

17 Next Generation Speed: 100 Mbps + symmetric
Software Defined Networking capabilities Such as OpenFlow Compatible with GENI Distributed and Local Cloud capabilities Such as are provided in GENI racks


19 Non-profit Partnership
William Wallace October 2011

20 Part 1: Spur the development of new applications designed for advanced-technology networks
NSF will fund and support Gigabit research: Partner with mission agencies in areas of national priority Establish criteria to ensure new applications and digital experiences have the potential to transform focus sectors Ensure test bed access to entrepreneurs, students, researchers Run application development prize competitions US Ignite Partnership will mentor application developers: Help establish priorities for scope and mix of competitions Foster online collaboration and resource sharing among user and developer communities Facilitate new, innovative business model testing Provide entrepreneurship training and funding

21 Part 1: Leveraging the unique capabilities of next-generation networks
100 Mbps+ and low latency Post-IP protocols (layer 2) and OpenFlow GENI-enabled network capabilities Integrated with wireless networks Apps built to be open, shared, and extendable

22 Part 1: Coordinating multiple development approaches
NSF has funded Mozilla Open Innovation Challenges: Peer-based learning and exchange through structured workshops Iterative application development with continued support contingent on results Narrowing and launch within target sectors to build scale Process facilitated by Mozilla’s experience and access to 400,000-member developer network US Ignite Partnership will grow application prize competitions: Balanced mix of competitions across sectors Balanced mix of competition sponsors Award criteria designed to ensure high impact, scalability, use of network capabilities

23 Part 2: Maximize potential of national testbed network
Assist GENI in expansion of national testbed network: Stitch together campuses and islands of advanced technology infrastructure Peer communities that have already deployed 100Mbps or more symmetrical service to consumers, SMBs, anchors Serve as “clearing house” for in-kind network contributions Share best practices: Compile lessons for infrastructure deployment, service creation and delivery, application development, and R&D Curate and post online materials donated by partners/experts Convene in-person forums

24 Part 3: Review, evaluate, ensure high-impact applications
Review results of application contests and grant programs: Develop metrics for evaluating adoption, usage, and success of apps Conduct post-award panel reviews of progress and mentoring sessions Evaluate strategies for further development of winning technologies Develop strategies to distribute and/or commercialize technology: Academic institution funding as a research project Further government funding as a public benefit or service Spin-out of technology with US Ignite encouragement, support, and fundraising US Ignite Partnership board members, funders, and partners receive early exposure


26 Context and Applications
Suzi Iacono November 3, 2011

27 GENI US Ignite! Status Renewal from NSF for 3 to 4 more years
Not funded yet; USG is building an initiative with a not-for-profit partnership  Ignite Team Goals Research Infrastructure for transformative science & engineering Jumpstart gigabit application development; glue together islands of broadband; stand up a Public Private Partnership Constituencies University faculty, researchers and students Researchers, entrepreneurs, cities, anchor institutions  all US citizens Current Activities Phase 2 Prototyping: Meso-scale build-out; Campus integration; GENI-enabling campuses; GECs; first set of experiments running; GENI used in class rooms Initial Planning: Workshops; Technical and economic feasibility; Planning meetings; Potential partner telephone calls Next Up 4th D&P spiral: GENI racks; scaling up # of campuses and # of experiments; do intensive marketing 3rd Ignite Workshop starts this afternoon; 1st Ignite Poster Session; 1st set of teams doing gigabit apps for national priorities will be funded this fall/winter; Mozilla has been funded to carry out competitions/prizes – announcement soon Long Term Success campuses GENI enabled and connected; Rich, widely-used national experimental R&E network 200 (same) campuses and 200 cities GENI-enabled; “experiments” everywhere; innovation everywhere Role of Campus Central player A partner in an ecosystem – part of the set of anchor institutions where people are part of the loop GENI Ignite Combination Glue for Ignite! Brings university into mix More testbed users; more user-generated content, systems; innovation ecosystem

28 US Ignite Initiative Next Generation Applications
Advanced Applications Testbed Non-profit Compelling new apps Collaborative teams Leverage GENI technologies Contests & competitions Link existing gigabit cities Link with GENI campuses Coordinate industry participation Engage foundations Bring in additional cities Bring campuses to the initiative Transition research technologies to pre-commercial use +Government participation coordination: NSF, OSTP, and other federal agencies +Industry, non-profit, and municipal partner coordination: US Ignite Non-profit +Research and technology support: NSF-sponsored GENI Project

29 Next Generation Applications How to jumpstart development?
Call for unsolicited proposals for next generation applications (directions to follow) Holding the 3rd Ignite workshop starting today to shape projects OPEN TO EVERYONE Focus on traditional NSF PI community; regular proposals to NSF Fund 3 to 6 this fall after merit review A second call in the spring; fund 3 to 6 more this year Prizes for next generation applications Mozilla will host the platform Non-traditional community from NSF perspective Ideation plus prototype development prizes

30 Application Teams are Encouraged to “Live the Future Today”
Applications In areas of national priority Must show direct benefit to some segment of society; application has to run somewhere and be used by people Leverages advances in next generation technologies Teams Looking for people with great ideas Developers who can turn ideas into next generation applications Infrastructure providers Anchor institutions willing to be living labs Evaluation experts

31 Sample Areas of National Priority
Health IT Advanced manufacturing Cyberlearning Smart Transportation Public Safety Smart Grid and other Energy Initiatives Community empowerment Economic development Disaster preparedness and response

32 Thanks! Questions?

33 Christian Heilmann Developer Evangelist

34 Community Perspective on US Ignite

35 US Ignite Communities Chattanooga, TN Lafayette, LA UTOPIA, UT
Cleveland, OH Washington, DC Philadelphia, PA

36 Independent Initiatives to Drive Networked Innovation
US Ignite Gig U Google Fiber GigCity FiberCorps

37 Independent Initiatives to Drive Networked Innovation
US Ignite Gig U Google Fiber GigCity FiberCorps

38 Independent Initiatives to Drive Networked Innovation
US Ignite Gig U Google Fiber GigCity FiberCorps

39 Independent Initiatives to Drive Networked Innovation
US Ignite Gig U Google Fiber GigCity FiberCorps

40 Independent Initiatives to Drive Networked Innovation
US Ignite Gig U Google Fiber GigCity FiberCorps

41 We’re creating a Living Lab
by building social infrastructure through community engagement.

42 Living Lab {Real World Testbed} {Cocreation} +

43 Social Infrastructure
People Relationships Behaviors

44 Social Infrastructure
Physical Infrastructure with the potential to connect us Existing Social Infrastructure in the way we communicate today New Social Infrastructure for how we’ll communicate tomorrow

45 Community Engagement Establishing new Social Infrastructure that:
Increases adoption and utilization Engages users in process of cocreation Maximizes impacts of pilots on users Sustains dialogs around projects

46 FiberCorps Stakeholders
Lafayette Consolidated Government Lafayette Economic Development Authority Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce University of Louisiana-Lafayette Community Foundation of Acadiana Louisiana Immersive Technology Enterprise

47 LaHIE Pilot LGMC LHCQF HCA LADHH Lourdes CBIT Schumacher ULL Acadian
{LOUISIANA} Health Information Exchange {LAFAYETTE} HealthCare Coalition LGMC HCA Lourdes Schumacher Acadian LHC LHCQF LADHH CBIT ULL

48 {Digital Media Workforce Development}
» Render Farm » {Digital Media Workforce Development} LEDA LITE AoIT LPSS LUSFiber

49 Telemedicine Bridge LGMC Stuller, Inc LUS Fiber LEDA
{Increased convenience} {Better health} {Increased productivity}

50 The Future of the Internet is Today
Network Infrastructure Computing Infrastructure Research Infrastructure Social Infrastructure

51 We, the US Ignite Communities, Want You!
Let us serve as your testbeds to partner in driving networked innovation.

52 Multi-Faceted Research Opportunities
Network, hardware and software Analytics, visualizations, and informatics Living Lab best practices and models Psychology, design, and communications Healthcare, education, industry, and more

53 {Community + Fiber} = Innovation

54 {Community + Fiber + Research} =

55 Contact 202-834-0121 @geoffdaily

56 Call to Action Glenn Ricart October 2011

57 US Ignite Agenda 10 am - noon: US Ignite plenary 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Experimenters plenary 3:30 – 4:15 pm: Expectations, goals, resources 4:15 – 5:00 pm: Newcomer interests blitz 5:30 – 7:00 pm: US Ignite Poster Session Friday 8:00 – 10:00 am: Coaching sessions 10:30 - noon: US Ignite panel and wrap-up

58 What Can You Do? Suggest great next generation applications
National Priority areas Things you can’t easily do with today’s Internet Leverage GENI technologies Slicing Programmability GENI Racks and local / distributed cloud Software defined networking (e.g. OpenFlow) Speeds at or near a gigabit

59 Form / Join teams developing these apps
Teams might have people like: Idea person Developer(s) Potential user(s) Campus connection(s) City connection(s) GENI expert(s) Sponsors at mission agencies, foundations, etc.

60 Identify additional potential partners for US Ignite
People with application ideas Developer communities Industry (carriers, vendors, etc.) Foundations Existing high speed / SDN deployments

61 Three Wishes Suggest great next-gen applications
Form / join teams to develop these apps Identify additional potential partners


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