Day 1 - 9 February 2021

09:50AM

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James Bourne

Editor in Chief

Techforge

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09:55AM - Day 1

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09:50AM - Day 1

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Day 1 Welcome Address

. James Bourne, Editor in Chief, Techforge

10:00AM

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Rob High

IBM Fellow, Vice President and CTO

IBM Edge Computing

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10:30AM - Day 2

View Panel discussion: Defining Edge For All Stakeholders: Where Is The Value, And What Groundwork Needs To Be Put in?

10:00AM - Day 1

View Keynote: Covid-19’s Impact on the Edge Computing Market

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Keynote: Covid-19’s Impact on the Edge Computing Market

  • The edge computing market is quickly shifting from theoretical concept to one of value-maturity — where enterprises are actively exploiting and gaining real business advantage at the edge. This maturation has been further propelled by Covid-19 which, amongst its many impacts, has magnified the urgency to transform digital business paradigms. In this talk we will outline some of the key trends and solutions of digital business transformation that are benefiting from edge computing. We will also identify some of the risk factors in that path to transformation, and suggest ways to mitigate those risks.
. Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President and CTO, IBM Edge Computing

10:30AM

(GMT)

Daniel Beazer

Senior Contributing Analyst

Structure Research

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Melissa Hill

VP Strategic Partnerships

StackPath

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10:30AM - Day 1

View Panel discussion: Moving Towards the Intelligent Edge – The Benefits of a Convergent Approach

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Shivkumar Krishnan

Global Head of Engineering, Stores Technology

Gap Inc

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10:30AM - Day 1

View Panel discussion: Moving Towards the Intelligent Edge – The Benefits of a Convergent Approach

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Wesley Rhodes

VP Research and Development & Tech Transformation

Kroger

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10:30AM - Day 1

View Panel discussion: Moving Towards the Intelligent Edge – The Benefits of a Convergent Approach

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Nancy Ranxing Li, Ph.D

Director of Product - New Growth, Edge Cloud Platforms

Cox Communications

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10:30AM - Day 1

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Prashant Tiwari

Director - Intelligent Connected Systems (ICS) Division

Toyota

Associated Talks:

10:30AM - Day 1

View Panel discussion: Moving Towards the Intelligent Edge – The Benefits of a Convergent Approach

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Panel discussion: Moving Towards the Intelligent Edge – The Benefits of a Convergent Approach

  • Why edge computing should be a key part of a multi-layered and convergent technology strategy
  • Understanding how edge computing can enable optimisation of artificial intelligence and machine learning, 5G, IoT, and more.
  • How edge relates to cloud computing
  • How edge makes the technologies around it stronger
Moderator: . Daniel Beazer, Senior Contributing Analyst, Structure Research
. Melissa Hill, VP Strategic Partnerships, StackPath
. Shivkumar Krishnan, Global Head of Engineering, Stores Technology, Gap Inc
. Wesley Rhodes, VP Research and Development & Tech Transformation, Kroger
. Nancy Ranxing Li, Ph.D, Director of Product - New Growth, Edge Cloud Platforms, Cox Communications
. Prashant Tiwari, Director - Intelligent Connected Systems (ICS) Division, Toyota

11:15AM

(GMT)

Zach Shelby

Co-Founder and CEO

Edge Impulse

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11:15AM - Day 1

View Keynote: TinyML is making sensor data sexy!

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Keynote: TinyML is making sensor data sexy!

  • Advances in silicon and deep learning are enabling embedded machine learning (TinyML) to be deployed where data is born, from industrial sensors to audio and vision.
  • Dive into the architecture of TinyML and how the cloud and edge work together in unison
  • See selected case studies on how machine learning at the edge is unlocking new value for customers in predictive maintenance, asset tracking, and human interfaces
  • Hear how machine learning will enable personalization, the super power of adapting to customers and users
. Zach Shelby, Co-Founder and CEO, Edge Impulse

11:45AM

(GMT)

Nicolas M. Chaillan

HQE, Chief Software Officer

U.S. Air Force

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11:45AM - Day 1

View Keynote: DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative & Platform One

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Keynote: DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative & Platform One

. Nicolas M. Chaillan, HQE, Chief Software Officer, U.S. Air Force

12:15PM

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Azita Arvani

General Manager

Rakuten Mobile Americas

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12:15PM - Day 1

View Keynote: The Mobile Edge: How Telcos can Thrive in the Cloud

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Keynote: The Mobile Edge: How Telcos can Thrive in the Cloud

. Azita Arvani, General Manager, Rakuten Mobile Americas

12:45PM

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Case study: Edge in Manufacturing & Industry

This session will cover:

○ Edge computing in industrial inspection
○ Edge Computing for Predictive Maintenance
○ Precision Monitoring & Control

Day 2 - 10 February 2021

09:55AM

(GMT)

James Bourne

Editor in Chief

Techforge

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09:55AM - Day 1

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09:50AM - Day 1

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Day 2 Welcome Address

. James Bourne, Editor in Chief, Techforge

10:00AM

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Jeff Ready

CEO and co-founder

Scale Computing

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10:00AM - Day 2

View Keynote: Edge Computing – What Customers are Doing Today and Will Be Doing Tomorrow

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Keynote: Edge Computing – What Customers are Doing Today and Will Be Doing Tomorrow

Edge Computing allows IT leaders to run mission-critical applications and infrastructure outside the four walls of the datacenter. Edge deployments need a high degree of automation and low touch IT management, and must be cost effective with a measurable Return on Investment (ROI).

It is predicted that by 2025, three-quarters of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed at the edge – outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud (up from just 10% in 2018). Will you be ready to take advantage of the benefits edge computing offers?

In this session attendees will learn:

  • Use cases of how IT leaders in all industries are using edge computing to meet their business needs
  • Which kind of infrastructure platform is needed to be successful?
  • How to reduce management costs by 60%-80% with self-healing automation and intelligence
. Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder , Scale Computing

10:30AM

(GMT)

Dave McCarthy

Research Director, Edge Strategies

IDC

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Gene Bagwell

Associate Fellow

Verizon

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10:30AM - Day 2

View Panel discussion: Defining Edge For All Stakeholders: Where Is The Value, And What Groundwork Needs To Be Put in?

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Albert Kroisleitner

Head of Edge Practice

Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems

Associated Talks:

10:30AM - Day 2

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Marty Sprinzen

Founder and CEO

Vantiq

Associated Talks:

10:30AM - Day 2

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Rob High

IBM Fellow, Vice President and CTO

IBM Edge Computing

Associated Talks:

10:30AM - Day 2

View Panel discussion: Defining Edge For All Stakeholders: Where Is The Value, And What Groundwork Needs To Be Put in?

10:00AM - Day 1

View Keynote: Covid-19’s Impact on the Edge Computing Market

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Pratik Budhdev

Global Investment Director

Volvo Cars Tech Fund

Associated Talks:

10:30AM - Day 2

View Panel discussion: Defining Edge For All Stakeholders: Where Is The Value, And What Groundwork Needs To Be Put in?

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Panel discussion: Defining Edge For All Stakeholders: Where Is The Value, And What Groundwork Needs To Be Put in?

Edge computing represents a great opportunity for many participants in the tech ecosystem, but they cannot do everything alone. Cloud companies are teaming up with telecom providers to combine infrastructure strength with network capability – and the race is on to get developers building applications which make the most of 5G and AI, enabled by edge technologies.

  • Defining edge as a value proposition for cloud and telecoms
  • Exploring the partnerships already taking place
  • Using AI to improve performance of edge devices
  • What applications will result from this, and who will ultimately win the race?
Moderator: . Dave McCarthy, Research Director, Edge Strategies, IDC
. Gene Bagwell, Associate Fellow, Verizon
. Albert Kroisleitner, Head of Edge Practice, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems
. Marty Sprinzen, Founder and CEO, Vantiq
. Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President and CTO, IBM Edge Computing
. Pratik Budhdev, Global Investment Director, Volvo Cars Tech Fund

11:15AM

(GMT)

Rob Hornbuckle

CISO

Allegiant

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11:15AM - Day 2

View Case study: Edge in Aviation

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Case study: Edge in Aviation

This session will cover:
○ Rethinking aviation infrastructure
○ Enhanced delivery of continuous monitoring
○ Discussing the benefits of low latency data
○ Edge and IOT as the enablers

. Rob Hornbuckle, CISO, Allegiant

11:45PM

(GMT)

Siavash Alamouti

EVP, Head of R&D

Wells Fargo

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11:45PM - Day 1

View Keynote: Applications of Edge Cloud Computing in Banking and Financial Services

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Keynote: Applications of Edge Cloud Computing in Banking and Financial Services

  • Disruptive trends in technology and digital transformation
  • Evolving role of financial institutions in the hyper-connected world
  • Applications of edge cloud computing in financial services
. Siavash Alamouti, EVP, Head of R&D, Wells Fargo

12:15PM

(GMT)

Terry W. Himes

Mars Odyssey Relay Sequence Team

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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12:15PM - Day 2

View Case Study: Edge at NASA

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Case Study: Edge at NASA

. Terry W. Himes, Mars Odyssey Relay Sequence Team, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

12:45PM

(GMT)

Daniel Spahr

COO

Stream Analyze

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12:45PM - Day 2

View Presentation: Enabling AI. Everywhere: Continuous Product Development – Better than Tesla!

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Presentation: Enabling AI. Everywhere: Continuous Product Development – Better than Tesla!

  • How Tesla has set a global standard for continuous product development and why it is important
  • Time-to-market and continuous development of AI is crucial for success, requiring tools the whole organization can use as AI is now driving your IP
  • How to do continuous product development better than Tesla, regardless of industry.
  • Practical use cases how large corporates are using Edge AI to transform their business
. Daniel Spahr, COO, Stream Analyze