6 November - Edge Global Congress

  • 08:30
  • Registration
  • Morning Chair: Dean Bubley, Founder and Director, Disruptive Analysis
  • 09:00
  • Keynote - Where’s the next big transformation in Edge Connectivity? The Enablement of Service Delivery
    Joe Reele, Vice President, Solution Architects, Schneider Electric
  • 09:30
  • Panel Discussion - 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
  • 10:15
  • Use Case: Gaming
    How video games can help monetize your infrastructure
    Mathieu Duperre, Founder, EdgeGap
  • 10:35
  • 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
  • 10:55
  • Morning coffee break
  • 11:15
  • Panel Discussion - 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
    Alon Bock, Vicepresident Strategy,
    Geoff Hollingworth, CMO, MobiledgeX
  • 11:35
  • Edge Visionary Outlook
    Rob Hirschfeld, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RackN
  • 11:50
  • Smart City in focus: Networks for service delivery
    Ameya Soparkar, Director Datacenter Infrastructure Engineering, Rittal
  • 12:10
  • Keynote - Are we Edge Network Ready?
    Sami Badri, Senior Credit Analyst, Credit Suisse
  • 12:40
  • 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
  • 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
  • 14:15
  • Panel Discussion - Edge Financing and Investment
    Moderator: Santhosh G Rao, Managing Director & Head of Telecoms, Americas, Natixis
    Peter Hopper, CEO & Co-founder, DH Capital
    Patrick Fear, Managing Director, AB Private Credit Investors
    Jeffrey Ferry, Director, Goldman Sachs
  • 14:50
  • Keynote: Direct Chip Level Cooling: CAPEX & OPEX Evaluations for Legacy Data Centers
    Repurposed for EDGE Deployments
    Dave Meadows, Director of Technology, Stulz
  • 15:05
  • Panel Discussion - 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
    Marvin Rowell, VP Global Support & Customer Service, Baselayer
  • 15:35
  • The Networking Challenge of Edge Compute
    As distributed cloud data centers are increasingly deployed constrained and often lights-out environments, building a cost effective, automated and scalable network is critical. While compute and storage virtualization have made great strides over the last decade the network has lagged behind. How can edge data center networks be built and automated in a way that delivers cloud agility while fitting within the unique requirements of edge architectures including cost, space and power.
    Mike Capuano, CMO Pluribus Networks
  • 15:55
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • 16:15
  • Service Provisioning and Billing at the Edge
    New Edge opportunities can bring new challenges for provisioning, billing and other critical areas of your business. Turn these challenges into opportunities themselves. Kurt Daniel, CEO, Ubersmith
  • 16:30
  • Use Case: manufacturing and hybrid industries (Oil & Gas)
    Lourenço Teodoro, Chief Technologist, AVEVA
  • 16:45
  • Key elements: wireless networks, broadband, latency and 5G
    Anton Kapela, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, EdgeMicro
  • 17:00
  • Panel Discussion - 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, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, vXchnge
    Alon Gavrielov, Director of Infrastructure, Cloudflare
  • 17:30
  • Case Study: German Edge Cloud
    Jason Rylands, VP International Sales and Strategy – Data Center, German Edge Cloud
  • 17:45
  • Use case: application of robotics at the Edge
    Jeff DeCoux, President/CEO, Atrius
  • 18:00
  • Edge Congress Drinks Reception
    Sponsored by Global Platinum Sponsor Schneider Electric Schneider Electric
  • 18:30
  • Edge Congress BBQ
    Sponsored by Global Platinum Sponsor DH Capital DH Capital