Keynote speaker: Chip Elliott

GENI Futures Director, GENI - Global Environment for Network Innovations (US).

Title: Looking Beyond the Internet.


The technical structure of the Internet is now starting to undergo a major transformation into its next generation, which many are calling Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI). It will leverage today's trends in software defined networking, network function virtualization, edge clouds, and so-called "5G" wireless technologies. This transformation is opening up major new opportunities for research. We will briefly discuss this transformation as well as the next steps being planned from a United States perspective.


As Futures Director, he is responsible for planning "what comes after GENI," with a mission to maximize the impact and adoption of GENI technology and concepts. He has been actively involved in GENI's planning since early 2006 as a system engineer for the wireless group. As founding Project Director, Chip led the GENI community in bringing the project to fruition, building from early concept and design, through initial implementation phases, and eventually to its initial nationwide deployment.

Chip is Chief Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College, a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, and IEEE, and an active inventor with over 85 issued patents. Over the years, he has served on many national panels and has held visiting faculty positions at Tunghai University in Taiwan and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.