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CSG Workshops and Business Meeting Agenda

Princeton University
12-14 September 2012

Tuesday afternoon/evening:

Princeton IT Shuttle service from Princeton Junction to the Hyatt Place Princeton
Shuttle will meet the 1:19 PM through 10:47 PM trains at Princeton Junction,
downstairs from the platform near the cab stand.  Shuttle is white with CSG sign.

Wednesday:  CSG Short Workshop
Multipurpose Room, 701 Carnegie Center

Princeton IT Shuttle service from the Hyatt Place Princeton to 701 Carnegie Center
Shuttle circulates from 7:30 to 9:30 AM

8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 CSG Short Workshop:  Big Data
Coordinators:  John Board & Mark McCahill, Mairéad Martin, Rajendra Bose, Chuck Powell

Please see Addendum A for the detailed agenda.
10:30 Break
12:00 Adjourn

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
Outside Multipurpose Room, 701 Carnegie Center

1:00 CSG Short Workshop:  Global IT Services & Environments
Coordinators:  Klara Jelinkova, Kitty Bridges, Tracy Futhey, Dan McCarriar

Please see Addendum B for the detailed agenda.
5:00 Adjourn

Princeton IT Shuttle service from 701 Carnegie Center to the Hyatt Place Princeton
Shuttle circulates from 5:00 - 5:30

Wednesday: CSG Group Dinner
Ferry House, 32 Witherspoon Street, Princeton (609-924-2488)

5:45 - 7:00
8:30 - 9:00
Bus circulates between the Hyatt Place Princeton and Ferry House
Bus circulates between Ferry House and the Hyatt Place Princeton

Thursday:  CSG Short Workshop
Convocation Room (113), Friend Center

Shuttle bus service from the Hyatt Place Princeton to the Friend Center
Bus circulates from 7:00 to 9:00 AM

7:00 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 CSG Short Workshop:  Future of the IT Organization
Coordinators:  Steve Fleagle & Ron Kraemer

Please see Addendum C for the detailed agenda.
9:30 Break
12:00 Adjourn

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
Multipurpose Room 104, Carl Fields Center

12:00 - 1:00 Steering Committee Lunch
Multipurpose Room 106, Carl Fields Center
12:30 - 1:15Princeton Campus Tour
Tour departs from Multipurpose Room 104, Carl Fields Center and arrives
at the Convocation Room, Friend Center

Shuttle bus service from the Friend Center to the Hyatt Place Princeton
Bus circulates from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

Thursday:  CSG Business Meeting 
Convocation Room (113), Friend Center

1:30 I. Introductory Remarks (CSG Coordinator)
II. Short Discussion 1: Projecting Institutional Infrastructure into the Cloud
Coordinators: Tom Barton, Michael Gettes, John Spadaro
3:05III. Remembrance of RL "Bob" Morgan
3:35 IV. Timely Topics and Gossip (Bridges)
Topics TBD
4:35 V. Topic Selection for Winter 2013 Meeting (Jackson)
5:00 Adjourn

Shuttle bus service from Friend Center to the Hyatt Place Princeton
Bus circulates from 5:00 - 5:30

Thursday: CSG Group Dinner
Garden Room, Prospect House, County Road 526, Princeton (609-258-3455)

8:30 - 9:00
Bus circulates between the Hyatt Place Princeton and Prospect House
Cocktails (Presidential Dining Room)
Dinner (Garden Room)
Bus circulates between Prospect House and the Hyatt Place Princeton

Friday: CSG Business Meeting
Convocation Room (113), Friend Center

Shuttle bus service from the Hyatt Place Princeton to the Friend Center
Bus circulates from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

7:00 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 VI. Organizational Issues (CSG Coordinator)
  1. Steering/Membership Committee Issues (Jackson)
  2. Election of CSG Treasurer (CSG Coordinator)
  3. Treasurer's Report (Fleagle)
  4. Logistics for Winter 2013 Meeting (Antonelli)
    (University of Southern California, 9-11 January 2013)
  5. Venues and Dates for Future CSG Meetings (Antonelli)
    Please see /future.html
    for the current list.
8:15 VII. Short Slots and Breaking News (CSG Coordinator)
Workshop Summaries (:05)
Consortial Updates (:15)
8:45 Break
9:15 VIII. Short Discussion 2: Balancing Central vs. Distributed Services
Coordinator:  Bernie Gulachek
10:15 IX. Short Discussion 3: Driving out technical debt
Coordinators:  Sharif Nijim, et alia
11:15 Adjourn

11:15 Lunch (box lunches available at 10:30)
Outside Convocation Room, Friend Center

Princeton IT Shuttle service from the Hyatt Place Princeton to Princeton Junction
Shuttle circulates from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Addendum A: CSG Short Workshop: Big Data
Detailed Agenda

9:00 - 9:10     Big Data Overview: defining the problem/facets to consider - Mark McCahill

9:10 - 9:30     Common technologies in use - Jim Leous

9:30 - 10:30    Case studies and future directions
                - Duke: Software Defined Networking as an enabler -- 10 minutes - John Board
                - Harvard's big data initiative -- 5 minutes - Tim Gleason
                - UC Boulder -- 10 minutes - Thomas Hauser
                - Columbia's New Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering -- 5 minutes - Rajendra Bose
                - Princeton's High-Performance Computing Research Center and DataSpace Repository -- 10 minutes - Serge Goldstein and Curt Hillegas
                - Data curation and preservation -- 10 minutes - Mairéad Martin
                - Internal IT logging & LMS systems as big data -- 10 minutes - Mark McCahill

10:30   Break

10:55 - 11:15   CSG survey results discussion - John Board

11:15 - 12:00   Big Data strategies and models discussion - Rajendra Bose
                - lines of responsibility for data
                - preparing for new faculty and research/teaching activities
                - staffing and funding
                - other topics identified earlier in the session

Addendum B: CSG Short Workshop: Global IT Services & Environments
Detailed Agenda

1:00-1:15        Welcome, Intro & Overview of Approaches

1:15-2:45        Technologies & Approaches
35 minutes        Global Networking Approaches & Collaboration
15 minutes        Application Performance Globally
40 minutes        Collaboration+T&L applications

2:45-3:00        Legal, Compliance, and Other Gotchas

3:00-3:30        Break

3:30-4:45        Operations & Service Models
15 minutes        Remote Management
20 minutes        Global hiring, staffing, procurement and related issues
40 minutes        Service Models

4:45-5:00        Wrap up and Conclusion

Addendum C: CSG Short Workshop: Future of the IT Organization
Detailed Agenda

8:00-8:15 – Introduction

8:15 – 9:00 – The Drivers of Change

- What are the drivers that are unique to higher education. Are there
elements unique to large public institutions and another set of drivers
unique to private universities?

- What are the drivers common across all industries?

9:00 – 10:00 – A few specific cases

Shel Waggener – Campus approaches for supporting emerging Net+
services – what are the more successful support models and what models
are showing signs of struggle.

Mairéad Martin - To what extent do our traditional organizational
structures enable us to respond - or not - to emerging information
technology services?

Sharif Nijim – “The Cloud Compromise” – based on experiences at Notre
Dame working with Box, Google and Amazon

10:00-10:30 - Conversation

10:30- 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 11:50 - Point-Counterpoint Discussion Sessions

Subject Area #1

What does the future higher education IT organization look like and how quickly
will the changes occur?

- Position 1 - Everything in higher ed moves very slowly. In 5 years we
might see minor change, but it will be 10 years before any substantial
changes will be realized.

- Position 2 - Buckle your seat belts. We need to change now or risk
becoming irrelevant

Subject Area #2

What are the main drivers causing change?

- Position 1 - Our budgets are decimated and demand is increasing
at an alarming pace. I need to create efficiencies and deal with cost
reductions so I can at least maintain services the university needs.

- Position 2 - Regardless of budget challenges, I need to address new
services to support digital services for teaching and learning, support
mobile devices, build cyberinfrastructure for research and give my
university an edge in things like digital workflows and data analytics.

Subject Area #3 (if needed)

Are you committed to supporting Mobile BYOD or are you thinking about standard
mobile ecosystem for campus?

- Position 1 - Support Mobile BYOD

- Position 2 - Commit to a homogeneous mobile platform

11:50-Noon – Wrap-up