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eduroam: From the original idea to its current development and its future

This presentation will be about eduroam, how it started, what it is and how it became a success. The lessons learned will be applied to what Latin American academic networks can do to offer a rich portfolio of services and become a success.

Klaas Wierenga

Klaas Wierenga

Chief Community Support Officer, GÉANT​

The eduroam's father, Klaas, has an extensive background in innovation management, with an emphasis on identity, mobility and security. He oversees GÉANT's Trust & Identity activities and Community Programme and manages the T&I, Partner Relations and Research Engagement teams.

Before joining GÉANT as Chief Community Support Officer, Klaas was a senior consulting engineer and identity architect at respectively Cisco Systems' Research and Advanced Development group and Cloud Infrastructure Services group. Before that, Klaas was an innovation manager and manager of  Middleware services at SURFnet, the Netherlands NREN. There, Klaas built the first generation of federated identity systems at SURFnet and was the creator of the eduroam service for WiFi roaming in research and education.

In 2012 Klaas was the recipient of the first GÉANT (then TERENA) Community Award for creating eduroam. Klaas served as chair of the GÉANT Task Force on Mobility for more than 10 years, as chair of the IETF Abfab working group, as a member of the IETF Security Directorate and as a TNC prgramme committee member and chair.

Klaas is (co-)author of 'Building the Mobile Internet' (Cisco Press, 2011) and 'Wireless Networking in the Developing World' (2013), as well as three RFCs. He also holds five US patents.

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