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The central conference theme is "Leveraging your Investment" and this flavour is present across all streams. A new conference feature in 2009 is a dedicated K-12/VET stream.

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Keynote Speakers  

Investment (Infrastructure & Design)


Leveraging (ROI,Technology Reuse)


Collaboration (Voice,Video,3D,usage)


K12 & VET


Security / IdM




Tuesday 7th July 2009 - Workshop Day


Prince Room

Monarch Room

Norfolk Room

Networking Activity

9:00 - 10:30

The Application of 3D Virtual Worlds in Higher Education


IPv6 Workshop


10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea


11:00 - 12:30

The Application of 3D Virtual Worlds in Higher Education


IPv6 Workshop


12:30 - 1:30



1:30 - 3:00

Implementing Puppet configuration management for sustainable service delivery

IP Telephony and Unified Communications Experiences

IPv6 Workshop


3:00 - 3:30

Afternoon Tea


3:30 - 5:00

Implementing Puppet configuration management for sustainable service delivery

IP Telephony and Unified Communications Experiences

IPv6 Workshop


6:00 - 8:00

Welcome Reception


Wednesday 8th July 2009 - Day One


Stream 1

Stream 2

Stream 3

Stream 4 (K12/VET)

8:00 - 8:30

Registration & Coffee

8:30 - 8:45

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 - 9:25

Keynote: Thomas W. West

9:25 - 10:05

Keynote: Alcatel-Lucent breakthrough Laptop Security Evolution
Patricio Martelo, Alcatel-Lucent

10:05 - 10:30

Morning Tea

10:30 - 11:05

Celebrating AARNet’s 20th Birthday - See how far we have come!
Don Robertson, AARNet

Encouraging disruption in the classroom – considerations for innovation and sustainability in staff professional development at the University of Southern Queensland
Maggie Fryer,

How to get ready for Cloud Computing!
Rodney Haywood, Alphawest


11:10 - 11:45

Evaluation of a Statewide Fibre Network
Keith Heale, Vernet Pty Ltd

Open Universities Australia investigates Nortel web.alive virtual world technology
Dr Michael Crock, Open Universities Australia

Moving HPC from Research to Production
Kevin Mayo, Dimension Data / Sun


11:50 - 12:25

Academic and Research network collaboration in Hong Kong and beyond including Grid-related initiatives being undertaken by the University of Hong Kong.
Geoffrey Dengate and Dr PT Ho, University of Hong Kong

Will your video and telepresence investment today meet your organisation’s future needs? The top 10 priorities you need to consider for a safe investment path in video solutions.
Lynnette Whitfield, Polycom Australia

Dell | Delivering on increasing velocity of technology into productivity
Adrian Johnson, Dell


12:30 - 2:00


1:10 - 1:45

One laptop per child (OLPC) in Papua New Guinea: A collaborative partnership between ICT (information communication technology), Telikom PNG (telecommunication), Department of Education (PNG) and Divine Word University to provide quality education to remo
Alfred Tivinarlik, Divine Word University, Madang, Papua New Guinea

Bring Web 2.0 into the Classroom and Control P2P Traffic
Con Nikolouzakis, Exinda Networks


AARNet K12
Nick Cross, AARNet

2:00 - 2:35

JCU Network Upgrade 3 years on - Leveraging Our Investment
John Newitt and Robert Dolphin, James Cook University

Enhancing video conferencing bridging and support services in the Australian R&E sector
Jason Bordujenko, AARNet

How a University project became a world standard in Data Integrity
Gavin Millard, Tripwire

Growing the pool of quality online content available to Australian schools and their associated repositories.
Martin Stone, The Learning Federation / Curriculum Corporation

2:40 - 3:15

Virtualising, Consolidating and Leveraging your Data Centre Investment for the future
Scott Sorley, University of Southern Queensland

Leveraging your Telecommunications Investment
Andrew Grose, TSA Software Solutions

Understanding and Blocking the Evolving Bot
Gary Spiteri, Watchguard

E-standards: Enabling e-learning in the VET sector
Kristena Gladman,

3:15 - 3:45

Afternoon Tea

3:45 - 4:20

802.11n and the All-Wireless Campus: Delivering a pervasive, high-performance, and cost-effective wireless infrastructure to educational institutions
David Kelly, Meru Networks

Developing mobile technology packages to achieve gains in productivity: a case study of a high profile research institute at the Queensland University of Technology.
Michael Flynn and Heath Marks, Queensland University of Technology / Griffith University

Delivering applications in the year the budget died
Adrian Noblett and Bruce Williams, F5 & Griffith University

ICT as a Utility for Education
Peter Elford, Cisco

4:25 - 5:00

AARNet Network Operations - Customer Alerts & Maintenance
Mike Groeneweg, AARNET

Video Communication among Finnish Institutes of Higher Education - Survey of 2009
Sami Andberg, FUNET / CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.

Security Without Sacrifice: Delivering Affordable IT Security Without Breaking The Bank
Nelson Da Silva, Fortinet

Strategies for verifying learner information and learning outcomes
Allison Miller, Australian Flexible Learning Framework

5:00 - 5:10

Coffee and Tea for BoF Attendees

5:10 - 6:00


BOF: Desktop Video Conferencing developments in the R&E community

BOF: eduroam project group update



Social Evening

Thursday 9th July 2009 - Day Two


Stream 1

Stream 2

Stream 3

Stream 4 (K12/VET)

8:30 - 8:50

Registration & Coffee

8:50 - 9:25

Keynote: Dr Larry Fruth

9:25 - 10:00

Keynote: A Network for Australian Education, Training and Research
Evan Arthur, DEEWR

10:00 - 10:30

Morning Tea

10:30 - 11:10

Multiplying Network Investment with DWDM
Angus Griffin, Edith Cowan University

Google Collaboration Applications
Andrew McRae,

Sharing the Technical Vascular System – The New Business Paradigm?
Franz Eilert and Bernard Phailthorpe, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)

Direct to Discovery:  K12 Education Beyond the Bandwidth Barrier
Marshall Chambers, Claudia Huff and Warren Matthews, Barrow County Schools

11:10 - 11:50

Video over IP Case Study – Swinburne University of Technology
Chris Goetze, Swinburne University

Unified Collaboration - Media Ready Networks
Vanessa Sulikowski, Cisco

new developments in AARNet's eResearch portfolio
Guido Aben, AARNet

One Laptop Per Child - Oceania
Michael Hutak,

11:50 - 12:30

Getting the most out of your network connection
Tim Rayner, AARNet

Leveraging Existing Communications Infrastructure to deliver Communications Enabled Business Solutions
Robert Dolphin, Nortel

Health Research Access Project (Stage 2)
Andrew Fiedler, Queensland Regional Network Organisation

The Connected Classrooms Program in NSW DET
Ann-marie Furney,

12:30 - 2:00


1:10 - 1:45

Enabling 21st Century Higher Education
Wayne Jewell, 3Com

Clean Pipes – security for the education revolution
David Kaplan, Earthwave


VC Interschool Panel Session - my Digital Life

2:00 - 2:40

Sharing Communication Network Resources for a User-Controlled Electrical Energy Consumption
Fouad Kamel, University of Southern Queensland

Increasing Interaction and Engagement: Leveraging our infrastructure investment to support student learning
Gordon Howell, Queensland University of Technology

Current Practices and Outlook for SIP Security
nate klingenstein, Internet2

VC Panel - Supporting Learning in Rural Australia into the 21st Century

2:40 - 3:20

Enterprise Virtualization : Addressing the consolidation and mobility challenges without exceeding your budget and compromising security
Jean Turgeon, Nortel

Using GenY technology to break down the barriers in lectures
Andy Penman, Qwizdom

A brief history of time, no, of cryptology
Paul Ducklin, Sophos

VICTOR Project
Tony Richards, Association of Independent Schools of Victoria

3:20 - 3:50

Afternoon Tea

3:50 - 4:30

Ca$hing in on caching – an old approach reborn at UNSW
Greg Sawyer, University of New South Wales

Microsoft Unified Communications -  It is time to save money
Sandra Lee-Joe, Microsoft

An identity and access management framework for the Australian and New Zealand higher education sector
Patricia McMillan and Rodney McDuff, The University of Queensland

Video Conferencing at Abbotsleigh
Warwick Noble,

4:30 - 5:10

JCU NetAccess - managing Internet usage
John Croft,

Frustrated with your current NON-unified communications solution – Want to know how to Transform and Innovate your existing investment?
Troy Roberts, CallTime Solutions

Launching the Pilot Australian Access Federation
Terry Smith, Queensland University of Technology

Leveraging our Investment: what it could mean for the VET Sector
jennifer dunbabin, Skills Tasmania

5:10 - 6:00

Coffee and Tea for BoF Attendees

5:10 - 6:00

BOF: Datacentres

BOF: Streaming Media




Conference Dinner

Friday 10th July 2009 - Day Three


Stream 1

Stream 2

Stream 3

8:30 - 9:00

Registration & Coffee

9:00 - 9:45

Keynote: Sharing Global Knowledge for Development – how QUESTnet can contribute to poverty alleviation
Michael Foley, Global Development Learning Network, World Bank

9:45 - 10:30

Keynote: The Modern Datacentre – Energy Efficient, Modular, Scalable, Secure
Jason Rylands, Powerfirm

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 - 11:40

Can You Recover when Your Investments Crash?
Antony Somerville and Bryan Thompson, QUT

Virtualising security and securing virtualisation in an ever-evolving threat landscape
Peter Gordon, Trend Micro

Infrastructure developments to build on AARNet’s VoIP and Video services
Leon Li, AARNet

11:40 - 12:20

QUT Wireless Goes Mobile
Peter Kurtz, QUT

Protect your Mobile Enterprise School Children and Government Employees when they are out of the Classroom or Office
Mikko Valimaki, Blue Coat Systems

Unified Communications: Cutting Edge Innovation or Déjà Vu?
Fiona Lodge, Innov8 Solutions

12:20 - 12:50

Conference Closes

12:50 - 2:00