account_balance NomCom

The NomCom (Nominations Committee) is not a Working Group in the pure sense of the word, however the NomCom serves an important role in the governance of the GNA-G.

In October of every odd calendar year, a Nominating Committee, consisting of volunteers from the GNA-G Community, will be formed.

The task of the NomCom is to nominate Candidates to serve on the Leadership Team. Any member of the GNA-G Community may nominate any member of the GNA-G Community for any open position and a self-nomination is permitted. When nominating, two items are considered important:

  • Qualifications, e.g., technical competence or organizational skills or relevant experience,
  • Diversity; the NC is tasked to explicitly take this into account.

A nomination is only complete when it is supported by at least one other member from the community, from a different organization, participating in the GNA-G, than the nominee.

Currently, the NomCom is active. The Call for Nominations is out: Check it out here.

NomCom Members 2021

adjust Alexander van den Hil

SURF

adjust Bruno Hoeft

KIT

adjust Celeste Anderson

Pacific Wave / USC

adjust Lars Fischer

NORDUnet

adjust Michael Stanton

RNP

adjust Shukri WIener

TENET

Important Messages from NomCom Members (October 2021)

adjust Celeste Anderson

"Today we face many global challenges that can only be solved by international collaboration and sharing of data, knowledge, and experience. Bringing together researchers, National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), Global eXchange Point (GXP) operators and regional R&E networks to develop a common global infrastructure to support the needs of data intensive collaborations is essential to tackling these challenges in an efficient and timely manner. The GNA-G's primary mission is to support global research and education using the technology, infrastructures, and investments of its participants. Participating in GNA-G activities is one small contribution I can make to this very important work. I am honored to work with other NomCom members to find candidates for the GNA-G Leadership Team that will build on previous successes and forge new strategies for achieving the goals of the Group."

adjust Lars Fischer

"Research is collaborative, global, and increasingly data driven. National and regional e-Infrastructures must collaborate to offer a seamless, global infrastructure, serving the needs of research end-to-end. Furthermore, dramatic data growth require efficiency at a global scale, efficiency that can only be achieved through joint action. GNA-G exist to jointly develop technical strategies and standards, develop and trial new approaches to delivering and managing network infrastructure, and to lay the architectural groundwork for the collective, global research and education network - the GREN."

adjust Bruno Hoeft

"Aiming to support the effort of GNA-G in enabling stronger relationships between NRENs to allow the development of a far more dynamic multi NREN worldwide network serving efficiently for R&E."

adjust Alexander van den Hil

"The GNA-G is very important to bring people from the whole planet together to collaborate on innovating, building and maintaining the Global network for R&E, the GREN. This network of networks supports big projects that we all know in high-energy physics, astronomy or research on network technology itself. The network supports thousands of relatively small projects like goose tracking on Svalbard, archeology in Iraq or geology in Kenia. It also supports millions of students from all over the globe in countries with different level of if adoption to interact and access their digital learning tools. Do you see the challenge? Many different types of users, with a diverse set of demands and a wide range of ambition levels. I'm happy to work with the other NomCom members to find the right people for the GNA-G leadership team. A leadership team that is well aligned with those different users, demands and ambitions, and above all eager to guide and stimulate interaction within the GNA-G to evolve the GREN."

adjust Michael Stanton

"The GREN is the collection of R&E networks which are interconnected directly or indirectly, following routes entirely contained within the GREN. The primary mechanism is encouraging the creation of a worldwide interconnected network of Global Exchange Points (GXP), strategically located geographically, to facilitate GREN access by national or regional R&E networks. A potencial candidate should combine familiarity with recent technological developments in high volume global data networking, good communication skills in both spoken and written English, and a demonstrated capacity for teamwork. GNA-G integrated two non-disjoint international groups: GLIF, which involved novel approaches to high-capacity networked applications, and GNA, which brought about the closer international alignment and interoperation of many of the world's national and regional R&E networks."