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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:
IX-1 will be held on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah, Spring 2014.
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:
peering and exchange points
next-generation WAN technologies, operations, models
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.
Proposals should be sent to
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