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AARNet’s CTO David Wilde new GLIF co-chair

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The Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) announced the appointment of David Wilde (AARNet) and Jim Ghadbane (CANARIE) as its new Co-Chairs. They succeed Kees Neggers who has chaired GLIF since its inception; originally as the series of Global LambdaGrid Workshops starting in 2001.

David Wilde is the CTO of AARNet, the Australian NREN, which is also a long-term sponsor of GLIF. He initially joined AARNet as its Network Architect in November 2010 where he was responsible for the rollout of the AARNet 4 network, before recently being appointed CTO. He also has long involvement with the GLIF community and is an active contributor to GLIF activities.

Jim Ghadbane is the CEO of CANARIE, the Canadian NREN, which is a founder and long-term sponsor of GLIF. He initially joined CANARIE as its CTO in May 2010 and led many of its strategic initiatives, including evolution of its backbone network to 100 Gb/s, before being appointed as CEO in November 2013. He therefore brings considerable leadership experience to the GLIF role.

The new co-chairsThe new Co-Chairs thanked the GLIF community for entrusting them with the role by saying…

“We look forward to continuing the evolution of GLIF to strengthen collaboration among members of our global advanced networking community. We will continue to shape essential infrastructure to enable broad scientific collaborations and provide greater access to research data and tools, realising compelling and tangible benefits to stakeholders well into the future.”

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