Day 1 - 29 September 2021

09:20AM

(MDT)

Duncan MacRae

Editor in chief

Techforge

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09:55AM - Day 1

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09:20AM - Day 1

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Day 1 Welcome Address

Opening talk – overview of sessions and key highlights.

. Duncan MacRae, Editor in chief, Techforge

09:30AM

(MDT)

Blaine Mathieu

CEO

Pratexo

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09:30AM - Day 1

View Keynote: Taking Edge Computing to the Next Level

12:15PM - Day 1

View Live Panel: Use of AI in Edge and Swarm Computing Systems

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Keynote: Taking Edge Computing to the Next Level

  • What is the edge anyway?
  • Why edge computing is a necessary complement to IoT and AI
  • Innovative use cases for edge computing
. Blaine Mathieu, CEO, Pratexo

10:00AM

(MDT)

Jason Sauviac (CCIE, MBA, MSCIS)

SVP, Global Head of Network Services

AIG

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10:00AM - Day 1

View Keynote: Telco Edge

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Keynote: Telco Edge

  • Utilising Telco Edge to reduce backhaul traffic, volume and cost
  • Developing rapid scalability and elasticity via TEC (Telco Edge Cloud)
  • Is edge computing the future?
. Jason Sauviac (CCIE, MBA, MSCIS), SVP, Global Head of Network Services, AIG

10:30AM

(MDT)

Roger Berg

Director

Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC)

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Antonio Pellegrino

Kinetic Edge Alliance

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10:30AM - Day 1

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

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Chris Opat

SVP, Operations

StackPath

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10:30AM - Day 1

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

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Carsten Baumann

Director Strategic Initiatives & Solution Architect

Schneider Electric

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10:30AM - Day 1

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Guru Rao

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

FBAlliance Insurance

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10:20AM - Day 1

View LIVE Panel: The case for Edge and the benefits of a convergent approach

10:30AM - Day 1

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

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Gene Bagwell

Associate Fellow

Verizon

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10:30AM - Day 1

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: . Roger Berg, Director, Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC)
. Antonio Pellegrino, , Kinetic Edge Alliance
. Chris Opat, SVP, Operations, StackPath
. Carsten Baumann, Director Strategic Initiatives & Solution Architect, Schneider Electric
. Guru Rao, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, FBAlliance Insurance
. Gene Bagwell, Associate Fellow, Verizon

11:15AM

(MDT)

Tobias Flitsch

Director of Product Management

Nebulon

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11:15AM - Day 1

View Presentation: A Guide to Achieving Cloud-Like Operations for Your Distributed Edge Deployments

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Presentation: A Guide to Achieving Cloud-Like Operations for Your Distributed Edge Deployments

  • Understanding the challenges for highly distributed infrastructure in the enterprise
  • How can density, cost and remote challenges be overcome?
  • In what ways can cloud-like operations be achieved through automation and monitoring?
  • Tactics for preventing infrastructure security and availability exposures discussed.
. Tobias Flitsch, Director of Product Management, Nebulon

11:45AM

(MDT)

Hector Diaz

Director for Enterprise Data Centre and Strategy

Johnson & Johnson

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11:45AM - Day 1

View Case Study: Manufacturing & the Edge

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Case Study: Manufacturing & the Edge

  • Enhancing predictive maintenance via the edge
  • Setting up precision monitoring and control with edge
  • The emergence of Manufacturing as a Service
. Hector Diaz, Director for Enterprise Data Centre and Strategy, Johnson & Johnson

12:15PM

(MDT)

Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director, Insights, World Wide Digital Transformation Strategies

IDC

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Rachel Taylor

CEO

Nubix

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12:15PM - Day 1

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Matt Hatton

Founding Partner

Transforma Insights

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12:15PM - Day 1

View Live Panel: Use of AI in Edge and Swarm Computing Systems

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Blaine Mathieu

CEO

Pratexo

Associated Talks:

09:30AM - Day 1

View Keynote: Taking Edge Computing to the Next Level

12:15PM - Day 1

View Live Panel: Use of AI in Edge and Swarm Computing Systems

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Live Panel: Use of AI in Edge and Swarm Computing Systems

  • Why AI and machine learning are increasingly being implemented at the edge
  • Growing popularity of swarm computing at the edge
  • Best practices in implementation
  • Discussion of specific (real world) use cases for edge AI and swarm computing
Moderator: . Shawn Fitzgerald, Research Director, Insights, World Wide Digital Transformation Strategies, IDC
. Rachel Taylor, CEO, Nubix
. Matt Hatton, Founding Partner, Transforma Insights
. Blaine Mathieu, CEO, Pratexo

01:00PM

(MDT)

Steven Frank

VP Architecture and Strategy

Wells Fargo

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01:00PM - 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
. Steven Frank, VP Architecture and Strategy, Wells Fargo

01:30PM

(MDT)

Prashant Tiwari

Director - Intelligent Connected Systems (ICS) Division

Toyota

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01:30PM - Day 1

View Case Study: How Edge is driving innovation in the automotive industry

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Case Study: How Edge is driving innovation in the automotive industry

  • Edge as the enabler for Advanced Driver Assistance
  • Adaptive & predictive vehicle maintenance
  • The importance of edge in the design of intuitive infotainment systems
  • How edge enhances driver safety by ensuring data security
. Prashant Tiwari, Director - Intelligent Connected Systems (ICS) Division, Toyota

02:00PM

(MDT)

Lorenzo C. Hines

Global SVP of IT

Citi

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02:00PM - 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
. Lorenzo C. Hines, Global SVP of IT, Citi

02:30PM

(MDT)

Tony Batalla

CTO & Head of IT for the City of San Leandro, CA

City of San Leandro

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02:30PM - Day 1

View How edge computing is complementing the deployment of 5G

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How edge computing is complementing the deployment of 5G

. Tony Batalla, CTO & Head of IT for the City of San Leandro, CA, City of San Leandro

03:00PM

(MDT)

Azita Arvani

General Manager

Rakuten Mobile Americas

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03:00PM - Day 1

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

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Presentation: The Mobile Edge – How Telcos can Thrive in the Cloud

. Azita Arvani, General Manager, Rakuten Mobile Americas

03:30PM

(MDT)

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