Defining Edge For All Stakeholders: Where Is The Value, And What Groundwork Needs To Be Put in?
Day 2, February 10, 2021 | 9:30 AM PST; 10:30 AM MST
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.
|Moderator: Dave McCarthy – Research Director, Edge Strategies, IDC
Dave McCarthy is a Research Director within IDC’s worldwide infrastructure practice focusing on edge strategies. In this role, he provides both qualitative and quantitative analysis of distributed computing paradigms that extend beyond centralized datacenter and cloud infrastructure. Benefitting both technology suppliers and IT decision makers, Dave’s insights delve into how edge computing compliments IoT, AI, and other next-generation technology to accelerate digital transformation initiatives.His research is available via syndicated research programs (subscription services), data products (IDC Trackers) and custom engagements.
|Marty Sprinzen – Founder and CEO, Vantiq
Marty Sprinzen is a visionary leader and successful software entrepreneur. The organizations he created and led have introduced some of the most innovative software solutions in the areas of systems management, relational databases, internet application development and, currently, real-time, event-driven applications. Sprinzen founded and became CEO of VANTIQ Corporation. Prior to VANTIQ, he was CEO and co-founder of Forte Software, which was acquired for over $1B. He also served as VP of International Operations and VP of Engineering at Ingres and VP of Development at Candle Corporation.
|Gene Bagwell – Associate Fellow, Verizon
Gene is an Associate Fellow in Verizon’s Technology Architecture & Strategy Group. He serves as an in-house visionary and lead architect for the Verizon Cloud Platform. He works to promote the adoption of cloud-native approaches to virtualizing Verizon’s network infrastructure using OpenStack and Kubernetes. He is interested in new trends in virtualization technology and is an active participant in the telecommunications virtualization standards communities such as CNCF-TUG, CNTT, and DMTF.
|Albert Kroisleitner – Head of Edge Practice, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems
Albert is an experienced entrepreneur and technology executive with expertise in automation, connectivity, and product management.
|Rob High– IBM Fellow, Vice President and CTO, IBM Edge Computing
Rob High is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the IBM Edge Computing portfolio. Rob has architecture and technical strategy responsibility for offerings that will enable a new generation of edge computing — where work is placed close to where data is produced and actions are performed. Prior to this assignment he was the CTO for IBM Watson, responsible for setting the technical strategy and vision for IBM’s leadership in AI computing. Rob High is recognized as a global technical leader, author and evangelist, and was named an IBM Fellow in 2008 for his pioneering work in the field of SOA and for his leadership on WebSphere.
|Pratik Budhdev – Global Investment Director, Volvo Cars Tech Fund
Pratik is an investor with a portfolio of 14 companies and advising on building business strategy, corporate finance, financial planning & analysis, go-to-market, fund raising, business and customer development and partnerships.