Making the most of shared services in the cloud

Making the most of shared services in the cloud

Thursday, November 28, 2013
9:15 am — 10:30 am

Leaders and IT experts in the education space share tips and lessons learned on making use of cloud computing services in and between education facilities.

How should post-secondary institutions begin to organize their shared services? What is the best approach to drafting policies and contracts, and negotiating licenses? How does the international approach to shared services compare to the Canadian approach?


Michael Hrybyk smallMichael Hrybyk
President and CEO, BCNET

Michael actively oversees and manages the operations of BCNET and is responsible for implementing the overall mission and vision of the organization. He pioneered the concept of transit exchanges as a method of linking research and education networks to their local communities as well as to national and international peers. He has been an active member of the technology community in the U.S. and Canada and has been recognized for his efforts in helping to develop the Canadian Internet.

In 2003, he received a BC Information Technology Builder Award, and in 2002 was recognized by the University Presidents’ Council for his work creating advanced networks for B.C.’s universities. In 1997, he was named as a builder of Canada’s information society by CANARIE and Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.

ScottDelinger smallScott Delinger
IT Strategic Initiatives Officer, University of Alberta

Scott focuses on technology, teaching, and learning, as well as projects around multi-institution collaboration and cooperation. He leads the Albertan post-secondary collaboration with Cybera on the Learning Management Cloud and efforts to extend that collaboration to other institutions and services.


Andrew Keating2Andrew Keating
Program Manager, Cloud Services, Internet2

Andrew Keating received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked in higher education technology for more than 10 years. He is a Program Manager for Cloud Services at Internet2, primarily focusing on infrastructure and platform as a service offerings. Before joining Internet2, he served as a Technology Strategist at the University of California, Berkeley.


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