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Brook Schofield
 
Brook Schofield joined TERENA in June 2009 as one of the Project Development Officers, to support task forces and contribute to the technical programme.
 
He is responsible for a portfolio of middleware activities focusing on the deployment and promoting the use of middleware & federated technologies and policy for the campus and organisational level including the expansion into Central Asia via the CAREN project, the ASREN region via the EUMEDCONNECT3 project and Latin America via the ELCIRA project. He is a participant in the ELCIRA project focusing on developing eduroam and identity federations and their interfederation via eduGAIN.
 
Within the GN3plus (GÉANT) Project, Brook is the task leader for the eduGAIN interfederation service, which supports over 30 federations and collaborates within REFEDS to broaden this service throughout the global R&E federation environment.
 
Brook is the Secretary of the Global eduroam Governance Committee (GeGC) which coordinates the organisation of eduroam. He is also a member of the operation team within the GÉANT eduroam activity.
 
Brook graduated from the University of Tasmania  in 1998 with an honours degree in computing. He has worked for an Internet Service Provider, a variety of universities in Australia (UTAS, UQ, Griffith, UniSA) and the JISC RSC in the South West of England. As chair of the AARNet eduroam Project Group he helped in the expansion of eduroam in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. This brought him to Europe and TERENA.
 
Abstract: "Increasing eduGAIN participation through the evolution of Federation Development”
 
The NRENs portfolio was originally a suite of connectivity, bandwidth and network services. As the student and researcher population become more mobile and the plethora of services available via the cloud meet the collaboration needs of our community, the link to these tools is no longer IP but your identity and through eduGAIN your identity can access services world wide.
 
What's the best path to bring these services from the institution, the NREN, neighbouring NRENs and the world to allow a pool of resources to be available at your fingertips for research with seamless access. These are the challenges that have been tacked by identity federations as they grow and mature and embark on interfederation to increase the sharing of services and identities. How can the ASREN community best participate in this federated future?