DOE labs share information on information technology at summit

These are some of the 400 people who attended NLIT 2017. Photo: Keenan Newton

Together with Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab hosted the National Laboratories Information Technology (NLIT) Summit 2017 at Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, from April 30 to May 3. The summit is an annual conference that facilitates information-sharing regarding all aspects of IT in support of research conducted at DOE laboratories.

Attendance this year reached a record high, with 409 attendees from the various labs and 119 exhibitors. In addition, remote participants viewed about 450 presentations via Zoom. Keynote speeches focused on innovation, diversity and inclusion, and Fermilab Chief Information Officer Rob Roser spoke about gender diversity in the workplace.

Fermilab CIO Rob Roser gave the keynote address. Photo: Frank Montagna

Attendees participated in more than 70 breakout sessions on topics ranging from application development and cybersecurity to high-performance computing.

The summit is sponsored by the NLIT Society, a professional society founded to facilitate the exchange of best practices and ideas between IT professionals within the DOE complex, strengthen the IT infrastructure and reduce costs within the DOE laboratory system.

The NLIT 2017 organizing team would like to thank all the individuals who helped to make this event a success.

Marcia Teckenbrock and Tammy Whited are the Fermilab NLIT 2017 organizers.