GARR Conference “Sustainable/Digital. Data and technology for the future” will take place from 19 to 21 May 2021 in Palermo.
The COVID-19 emergency measures did not stop GARR training activities, which presents a series of online initiatives for the coming months.
In order to address the emergency COVID-19, GARR is providing open and free videoconferencing services, suitable for organising webinars but also remote classes or work meetings.
In a meeting held on 5 may 2020 and chaired by the Minister for Technology Innovation, Ms. Paola Pisano, the national UltraBroadband Committee (CoBUL), has allocated 400 millions of euros to interconnect over 32.000 Italian schools with ultra-broadband links.
To keep in touch with colleagues, but also with family and friends, during this lockdown everyone is videoconferencing, often for many hours a day and jumping from a tool to another depending on whom they are talking to.
From Tuesday 10 March, GARR staff have been operating mainly remotely (smart working) following the evolution of the COVID-19 emergency.
GARR joins the Sos Digitale initiative, an association created with the aim of overcoming digital barriers during the COVID-19 crisis and particularly focused on schools.
Claudio Allocchio, GARR Senior Techincal Officer, and one of the founders of the Italian Research and Education Network was elected Chair of the GÉANT Community Committee (GCC), the organ that facilitates the dialogue between network users and NRENs.
This year Klaas Wierenga, the inventor of eduroam, has been honoured by being inducted into the internet hall of fame and now eduroam itself has been recognised by the WiFi industry and nominated as a finalist for “Product of the Year” at the annual WiFi Awards.