University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner was a keynote speaker at the 2019 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Global Communications Conference. The GLOBECOM conference was held December 9–13 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Lassner’s presentation, “Advanced Networking for Research and Education: View from the Pacific,” discussed R&E Networking (REN) updates in the Pacific. It also featured new initiatives that help include Pacific islands in global research and education networks, such as the Guam Open R&E Exchange, the 3D HoloCampus project that connects Hawaiʻi and American Samoa for education, the PolyREN initiative in French Polynesia, and the new submarine fiber systems that link other island nations and economies.
GLOBECOM is one of the IEEE Communications Society’s two flagship conferences dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications. Thousands of participants gather to present research results, share visions and ideas, obtain updates on latest technologies and expand professional and social networking.