Central to the 21st-century language services industry is global connectivity. Initiatives such as The Other 3 Billion (O3b), TV White Spaces (TVWS), and Google’s targeted funding to connect the African continent are key to knowing when and where to grow language service offerings. Since 1992, the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), based at the University of Oregon, has provided technical assistance to organizations setting up computer networks and cyber-infrastructure resources in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. This must-see session, given by one of the world’s hands-on Internet experts, discussed projects that are in the works to bring additional capacity to these regions and provide you with the information your company needs to target clients and expand into new markets.
Hervey Allen is the Assistant Director at Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC). The NSRC provides technical information, engineering assistance, training, equipment, and educational materials to network operators at research and education institutions and Internet Service Providers in emerging regions. Over the past few years Hervey has done extensive organizing, coordinating and teaching in network workshops and tutorials covering topics such as network monitoring and management, Unix system administration, security best practices, DNSSEC, scalable network services, and campus network design. These workshops have been held in over 40 countries around the world.