IX1 Intermountain eXchange 1
Spring 2014

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Spring 2014

Conference Information
Why Intermountain eXchange?

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Hosted By: University of Utah and Utah Education Network
Conference Information

Intermountain eXchange is an annual regional conference focused on next-generation wide-area network issues affecting Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada. Intermountain eXchange is sponsored by the University of Utah Office of Information Technology and the Utah Education Network.

The conference program is oriented to CIOs, CTOs, senior network engineers, telecommunications managers, government and education network managers, and other major regional wide-area network providers and users. The program is developed to educate, encourage interaction and idea-sharing, and to facilitate increased collaboration.

IX-1, the first Intermountain eXchange, will focus on four topic areas:

  • Access
  • Peering
  • Security
  • Next-generation networks

    IX-1 will be held on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah, Spring 2014.

  • Call for Presentations

    The first annual Intermountain eXchange conference will be held in Spring 2014 on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. The objectives for the conference are:

  • Discuss why broadband matters in the Intermountain Region
  • Educate about regional developments in broadband and wide are networking.
  • Share success stories, case studies, and ideas
  • Develop a common vision and understanding of what is possible.
  • As an outcome, define a path for future regional efforts

    As a region, the intermountain states, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona, face unique and special challenges in deploying broadband for use by government, education, business, and citizens. These challenges are represented in sparsely populated areas and insufficient capital investments. This conference is designed to be a place where networking professionals in the region can meet to share what's worked and what hasn't.

    The organizers of the conference solicit proposals for 45 minute talks and 75 minute panel sessions in the following areas:

  • wide-area networking
  • peering and exchange points
  • municipal/community networking
  • first-mile strategies
  • next-generation WAN technologies, operations, models
  • network security

    Proposals for individual talks should be 1-2 paragraphs in length, clearly state the topic and what makes your presentation interesting and unique. Proposals for panels should include the panel topic, some suggested panel participants, and a discussion of why this panel will be of interest. Proposals should be accompanied by a brief biographical sketch of the proposed presenter or moderator.

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    Proposals should be sent to [email protected].

    Program Committee
    Bill Coale, Telecommunications Consultant
    Steve Fulling, Information Technology Services, Utah
    Stephen Hess, University of Utah CIO
    William Jahsman, Director, University of Utah Netcom
    Pete Kruckenberg, Sr Network Engineer, Utah Education Network
    Kelly MacDonald, Brigham Young University
    Michaela Mezo, Enterasys
    Val Oveson, State of Utah CIO
    Michael Petersen, Executive Director, Utah Education Network
    Kelly Phillipps, Center7 CTO
    Randy Sorenson, RSA Corp
    Jim Stewart, Technical Director, Utah Education Network
    Ray Walker, Utah Valley State College CIO
    Phil Windley, The Windley Group