Cybera Attends 8th Annual BCNET Conference

BCNET'€™s 8th annual conference was a success, attracting approximately 200 attendees and featuring a diverse palette of sessions for all tastes. The conference has a reputation as Western Canada'€™s premier technology event for research & higher education.

The event featured keynote speeches from Dr. Bradley C. Wheeler, CIO from Indiana University and Dr. Steven Hand, Senior Lecturer from Cambridge. Dr. Wheeler'€™s experience is in creating new collaboration models within the field of information technology, and Dr. Hand'€™s experience in virtualization lent itself well to this year'€™s conference title: '€œLighting the Path: Connections for the Future.'€

The two main themes focus the 2008 conference were virtualization and next-generation networks. Cybera'€™s staff attended sessions involving innovation and network research, as well as national and regional initiatives.