Day 1 - 29 September 2021

09:20AM

Duncan MacRae

Editor in chief

Techforge

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09:55AM - Day 1

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Day 1 Welcome Address

Opening talk – overview of sessions and key highlights.

. Duncan MacRae, Editor in chief, Techforge

03:30PM

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

11:15AM

Alejandro Perez

Americas Edge Computing Brand Development Manager

Lenovo

Associated Talks:

11:15AM - 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

. Alejandro Perez, Americas Edge Computing Brand Development Manager, Lenovo

03:30PM

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?

02:30PM

Carl Moberg

CTO

Avassa

Associated Talks:

02:30PM - 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.
. Carl Moberg, CTO, Avassa

11:45AM

Hector Diaz

Director for Enterprise Data Centre and Strategy

Johnson & Johnson

Associated Talks:

11:45AM - Day 1

View Presentation: Design of Edge Data Centers

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Presentation: Design of Edge Data Centers

  • Background & definitions
  • Design goals/constraints
  • Building shell
  • Power & Cooling
  • Deployment
. Hector Diaz, Director for Enterprise Data Centre and Strategy, Johnson & Johnson

04:20PM

Presentation: 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.

11:10AM

Prashant Tiwari

Director - Intelligent Connected Systems (ICS) Division

Toyota

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11:10AM - 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

01:30PM

Tony Batalla

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

City of San Leandro

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01:30PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Enabling Edge in Smart Cities

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Presentation: Enabling Edge in Smart Cities

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

02:00PM

Azita Arvani

General Manager

Rakuten Symphony Americas

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02:00PM - 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 Symphony Americas

03:00PM

End of Conference