Just like Taylor Swift (well, kinda like Taylor Swift), Canada’s NREN has reinvented itself several times during its history. It began with a group of ‘Fearless’ visionaries who started with nothing more than a ‘Blank Space’. But their ‘Wildest Dreams’ came true and, for decades, the NREN has maintained its billboard-topping place as the foundational infrastructure for research, education, and innovation in Canada. Join Kathryn to hear ‘The Story of Us’ – a journey through the past, present, and future of the NREN, and how this journey has enabled Canada’s research and post-secondary institutions to break records, create new standards, and move toward ‘the Best Day(s)’ ahead.

Summit Speaker

Kathryn Anthonisen

President and CEO, CANARIE

Kathryn Anthonisen was appointed CANARIE’s President and CEO in July 2023, after having served as Vice President, External Relations with the organization for 11 years. Since joining CANARIE as Director of Communications in 2010, Kathryn led the team responsible for marketing and communications, stakeholder engagement, international relations, in addition to leading the strategic development of CANARIE’s mandate renewal.

Session Recording

Technology Track

Session Format
Industry Presentation (30 minutes)