Programme

6 November - Edge Global Congress

  • Morning Chair: Dean Bubley, Founder and Director, Disruptive Analysis
  • 09:00
  • Inspirational Opening
  • 09:20
  • Keynote - Microdata centres; rethinking resiliency at Edge
    Joe Reele, Vice President, Solution Architects, Schneider Electric
  • 09:40
  • Edge development – state of the industry
    Market response, connectivity, global survey and security
    Moderator: Harry Smeenk, SVP Technology Programs, TIA
    Tom Craft, Director of Engineer - Metrocell Solutions, CommScope
    Tom Widawsky, Principal-Tech, HDR
    Allison Boen, Director, Immersion Edge
  • 10:10
  • Use Case: Cloud Gaming: Games as a Service (GaaS)
    Gaming is an immediate use case for Edge with significant demand - multimedia, gaming users, solutions that reduce latency – fast delivery to end users through edge; more info on dev ops
    Glen Fiedler, CEO, Network Next
    Mathieu Duperre, Founder, EdgeGap
    Sam Crawford, CTO, Samknows
  • 10:25
  • Real time IOT Analytics
    Data flow generated from the Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing to a level not previously imagined. Organizations seeking to capture certain data increasingly need to do so at the point of origin —at the edge—and analyzing it there. This shift away from a centralized cloud model avoids the challenges of transmitting large data sets to distant datacenters while gaining greater control over connected things.
    Jim Marsh, VP Business Development, CPG
  • 10:45
  • Morning coffee break
  • 11:00
  • The Mobile Edge
    A vast number of new types of applications and services for multiple sectors, such as consumer, enterprise, and health will evolve at the Edge. In particular MEC is deemed to be a promising solution for handling video streaming services in the context of smart cities.
    But are towers really the answer?
    Moderator: Jim Davis, President, Principal Analyst, Edge Research Group
    Cole Crawford, CEO, Vapor.io
    Geoff Hollingworth, CMO, MobiledgeX
  • 11:20
  • Edge Visionary Outlook
    Rob Hirschfeld, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RackN
  • 11:35
  • Keynote
    Chetan Sharma, CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting
  • 11:50
  • Use Case: Healthcare
    IoT devices capable of delivering vast amounts of patient-generated health data (PGHD), healthcare providers could potentially have access to critical information about their patients in real time rather than interfacing with slow and incomplete databases; as the volume and velocity of data related to healthcare increases, so will using the efficiencies of Edge to process this data.
    Daniel Zelem, Senior Adviser, McKinsey
  • 12:00
  • Smart City in focus: Networks for service delivery: LTE, WiFi6 and Satellite
    Ameya Soparkar, Director - IT Competency Center, Rittal
  • 12:15
  • Use Case: The Connected Car and Roadside Cabinets
    Why edge computing is imperative for the automobile industry
    Robin Nijor VP of Business Development, Renovo Auto
    Dr. Alan Messer, CTO, Mojio
  • 12:45
  • Keynote - Are we Edge Network Ready?
    Sami Badri, Senior Credit Analyst, Credit Suisse
  • 13:00
  • Theatre Lunch Workshop: Edge Projects Update
    Latest developments across Edge projects underway. Akraino Edge Stack and EdgeX Foundry.
    Joseph Wang, Board Member, Linux Foundation
  • Afternoon Chair: Dr Mitch Tseng Chair Edge Computing, IIoT System Management and Innovation Task Groups, Industrial Internet Consortium
  • 14:00
  • Edge Financing and Investment Panel
    Moderator: Santhosh G Rao, Managing Director & Head of Telecoms, Americas, Natixis
    Adam Lewis, Partner and MD DH, Capital
    Sami Badri, Senior Credit Analyst, Credit Suisse
    Patrick Fear, Managing Director, AB Private Credit Investors
  • 14:30
  • Keynote: Direct Chip Level Cooling: CAPEX & OPEX Evaluations for Legacy Data Centers
    Repurposed for EDGE Deployments
    Dave Meadows, Director of Technology, Stulz
  • 14:45
  • Not connected to the Cloud? Infrastructure at the Edge
    Roadside cabinets, micro datacenters across cities, innovative wireless solutions With the interconnected Edge, is the Cloud necessary? How will standardisation play out and who will be ultimately responsible for deployment?
    Moderator: Jim Davis, President, Principal Analyst, Edge Research Group
    Dave Meadows, Director of Technology, Stulz
    Nathan Moore, Director, Principal Software Engineer, StackPath
    Eddie Kilbane, CEO and Co-founder, DataPlex
  • 15:15
  • How to Build, Integrate and Deploy Distributed Streaming Apps using Web Agents
    In order to conquer the massive volumes of streaming data being created at the edge, it’s critical to build applications which are optimized for learning and deriving insights locally, without relying on the cloud
    Simon Crosby, CTO, SWIM.AI
  • 15:30
  • Service Provisioning and Billing at the Edge
    Kurt Daniel, CEO, Ubersmith
  • 15:45
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • 16:00
  • Use Case: Manufacturing
    Edge IIoT has been deployed to make manufacturing processes more integrated, streamlined, and better adapted to keep up with a dynamic market. However to achieve superiority edge computing can make existing manufacturing processes more intelligent and autonomous for greater responsiveness and agility
  • 16:15
  • Use Case: Retail at Edge
  • 16:30
  • Key elements: wireless networks, broadband, latency and 5G
    Anton Kapela, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, EdgeMicro
  • 16:50
  • Connectivity for Edge
    The relative lack of exchange points globally, means restructuring the network to deal with uploading from IoT instead of download, finding more efficient routes and circumventing congested areas (IXP and peering), and increasing connectivity.
    Moderator: Dean Bubley, Founder and Director, Disruptive Analysis
    Yali Z Liu, Vice President, China Cache
    Ernest Sampera, CMO, Sr Vice President of Sales, vXchange
  • 17:20
  • Case Study: German Edge Cloud
    Jason Rylands, VP International Sales and Strategy – Data Center, German Edge Cloud
  • 17:40
  • Use case: application of robotics at the Edge
    Jeff DeCoux, President/CEO, Atrius
  • 18:00
  • Edge Reception