Dr. Ken Klingenstein is Project Director of the Internet2 Middleware and Security Initiative. He primarily coordinates activities intended to build an interoperable middleware infrastructure among I2 members that will glue next generation applications to network capacities and enable inter-institutional resource sharing. He also is the coordinator of a number of advanced network security initiatives for Internet2 and its partners. He has been involved in national networking from the beginnings of NSFnet in 1985. In his past lives, he has been a CIO for a major research university, on CS faculties, and gotten some awards.