Edge Computing World
This year, Edge Computing World says they’re expecting over 3,500 attendees, who will range from end users, ecosystem folks, and developers. They’ll be lured by more than 125 speakers, all edge industry insiders, who will bring unique edge experiences to the podium to offer case studies, insights, and advice.
“Never before have so many edge end-users been gathered together at a single event to share their views and opinions on the benefits and challenges of deploying edge computing,” Gavin Whitechurch, a co-founder of Edge Computing World, told FOSS Force.
In case you don’t know, the edge refers to compute that’s physically located away from centralized locations like public clouds or on-premises data centers. Edge locations are varied, and can include compute located near cell towers, either at the base of the towers themselves or in edge data centers placed in close proximity to towers; retail or branch office locations, with compute located on-premises but connected to their companies’ central computers; in manufacturing facilities, to operate factory floor robotics; and in other locations.
Whitechurch said that Edge Computing World, which covers all of these scenarios and more, is comprised of three major elements — and two of them are free:
- The Edge Executive Conference takes place October 10, 11, and 12. This is where you’ll go to see the 125 speakers, who run the gamut from end users to those building, operating, and maintaining the edge ecosystem. This is the meat of the conference, in other words.
The Edge Insider Executive Keynote Day on the conferences opening day will focus on best practices for the edge, with a Full day of VP-level presentations, debates, roundtables, and briefings to map the future of the edge.
Further keynotes follow for the remaining two days, with content organized into seven summits covering important sectors across the market; including retail, industrial, manufacturing and robotics, telco and media, AgTech, intelligent infrastructure, application management, and edge AI.
- The free to attend Edge Developers Conference on the second and third days of the conference features presentations on the tools and resources available to build for the edge, as well as case studies on real life edge applications. This will include presentations from leading open source organizations that include the Open Compute Project, LF Edge, the Eclipse Foundation, and others, who’ll be covering major technical themes and offering technical insights on edge computing.
Of special interest here might be the final pitch-off and winners presentation of the ETSI/Linux Foundation Edge Hackathon 2022
- Also free to attend, Edge Exhibition at Edge Computing World is the largest ever exhibition hall devoted entirely to edge computing. The idea, organizers say, is for attendees to see the edge market under one roof, with solutions from industry leaders such as AWS and Microsoft to exciting new startups, while meeting the leading application companies showcasing their solutions competing for Edge Native Application of the Year.
Who Should Go? The answer, of course, is anyone who works or does business at the edge. This includes end users (which includes everybody from retailers, hospitality providers, manufacturers, healthcare providers, governments, infrastructure, and agriculture), as well as service and platform providers, startups and entrepreneurs, ISVs and developers, investors and venture capitalists, policy makers, and government.
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