Today’s global web of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) is essential for collaborative research and national and transnational education, so its continued evolution is critical for Canada. But who or what exerts a guiding hand on the evolution of this global network of over 100 NRENs – known as the GREN? And how does this impact IT teams at higher education institutions across BC?

Jim Ghadbane will provide insight into the roles and current initiatives of the key players working collaboratively to ensure the GREN’s efficient and coherent evolution. Leadership of the GREN is a collaborative effort that has implications for multi-stakeholder governance models here in Canada, and its evolution has real-world implications for teams supporting research and education in BC.


Jim Ghadbane

President and CEO, CANARIE Inc.

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