November 23rd, 2018

REANNZ welcomes new Chair, Janine Smith MNZM

REANNZ warmly welcomes the appointment of Janine Smith as the new Chair and a Director of its Board.
The appointment was announced today by the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation the Hon. Dr Megan Woods, and takes effect immediately.Acting Chair Ross Peat says, “The Board and team congratulate Janine on her appointment and welcome the extensive knowledge and expertise she brings.”
Janine has been a company director for ... Continue reading →
November 2nd, 2018

Introducing REANNZ Acting CEO

Acting REANNZ CEO Gerrit Bahlman at the APAN conference. REANNZ’s Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Gerrit Bahlman as the Acting Chief Executive, effective from 23 November 2018 while Chief Executive Nicole Ferguson is on parental leave. Gerrit brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of specialist research and education networks. He is currently the Chair of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) which is the regional ... Continue reading →
November 2nd, 2018

New Hawaiki Cable a "watershed" moment

At the launch event, Otago University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise, Professor Richard Blaikie with REANNZ's CEO Nicole Ferguson, and Remi Galasso, CEO of Hawaiki Cable. REANNZ celebrated its new Hawaiki with a launch hosted by the University of Otago showcasing what this new capability means for New Zealand’s researchers, scientists and students. CEO Nicole Ferguson described the new Hawaiki Cable capacity as a watershed moment for ... Continue reading →
November 2nd, 2018

Faucet - the future of networking

At the NZOS Award's ceremony last week:  REANNZ's Kit Lorier and Angela Nash, with Richard Nelson and Brad Cowie from the University of Waikato, and Michael Fincham from Catalyst who nominated Faucet for the Award.REANNZ is very proud that the Faucet Foundation was the winner of the New Zealand Open Source Software Project Award announced last week. The Faucet Foundation project is an open source SDN (software-defined ... Continue reading →
November 2nd, 2018

From the Chief Executive

Specialist high-performance research and education networks are critical as they support and enable advanced research that benefits us all. It was heartening to hear that message from the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Hon Dr Megan Woods, when she opened the recent Asia Pacific Advanced Network conference in Auckland. REANNZ was proud to host this meeting of over 300 people from 29 national research and education networks (NRENs) comparable ... Continue reading →