Witness the most transformative opportunity of the next decade, at Edge 2018

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The edge computing market size is expected to grow from USD 1.47 Billion in 2017 to USD 6.72 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 35.4% during the forecast period.1

A voluminous increase in the amount of data generated from millions of devices streaming music, videos, social networking, is creating a high network load and demand for more bandwidth. Edge computing is one of the most feasible solutions when it comes to improving user experience and optimizing bandwidth usage.

Increased load on cloud infrastructure, growing application range in various types of industries, and an increase in the number of intelligent and connected devices are the main driving forces for the Edge Computing Market.

Amongst this growing market for Edge Computing, organizations need to equip themselves with information about the latest and upcoming trends in the edge computing and edge datacenters, the strong market players, opportunities etc.

To explore how computing data at the edge will connect everything, BroadGroup is conducting Edge 2018 on October 24-25, 2018 at Austin, Texas.

Let’s quickly take a sneak peek into Edge 2018

Edge 2018 will be a highly interactive platform which will see the coming together of world leading edge players and datacenter leaders to discuss new opportunities that exist in the edge ecosystem.

Edge 2018 will respond to the emerging opportunities coming forth due to the growing inclination towards distributed infrastructure through the convergence of new technologies like AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of things), 5G like smart cities, autonomous cars, micro-datacenters, connected things and edge facilities.

Edge represents the most metamorphic and profound change for decades, connecting things everywhere and enabling new ways of analyzing and managing the data needed to alter society, drive change and prioritize information critical to local infrastructure operations enabled by 5G and AI,” said Philip Low, the Chairman of BroadGroup.

Highlights of Edge 2018

1. Anixter Workshop and Opening Reception

Anixter’s pre-conference workshop and opening reception on a day before the event – 23rd October, will feature speakers from Black & Veatch and Equinix. The workshop will explore key trends and best practices to be followed within the edge data center environments.

2. MeetMe

MeetMe is a golden opportunity for all the registered delegates to arrange meetings with the edge visionaries and discuss key trends in the edge market.

3. Infrastructure Masons Edge Meeting

Edge Congress will also conduct a meeting of iMasons – an association of digital infrastructure professionals. Though it is primarily for the iMasons members, non-members can also come and share their knowledge.

4. Automation and AI Panel

The panel will discuss the role of AI and automation in managing data at the point of collection to ensure that the networks are not overburdened, which in turn can increase agility and production.

5. Edge Leaders Panel Discussion

Led by IGR President Iain Gillott, the panel will discuss about how the rising demand for IT services is driving the growth of datacenters.

6. Farewell BBQ Hosted by Vertiv

At the end of Day 2, the attendees will get to enjoy the authentic taste of Texas at the Farewell BBQ hosted by Vertiv.

7. Picturesque Views of Austin Texas

Attendees can enjoy the beautiful environment and culture of Texas, its inspiring cuisine, and stunning views, along with networking at the main event venue.

A look at the speakers

The event will have eminent C-level speakers, data center leaders and edge experts who will share their knowledge through respective sessions. A quick look at speakers:

  • Kevin Brown – Senior Vice President of Innovation & CTO, Schneider Electric, IT Division
  • Gaurav Chawla – VP and Fellow, Dell EMC and EdgeX Foundry Member
  • Kit Colbert – VP & CTO, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware
  • Mark Collier – Chief Operating Officer, OpenStack Foundation
  • Jeff Ferry – VP, Goldman Sachs
  • Alon Gavrielov – Infrastructure Planning & Growth, Cloudflare
  • Andrew Jimenez – VP of Technology, Anixter
  • Mike McBride – Sr. Director, Innovation & Strategy, Huawei Technologies
  • Jimmy D. Pike – SVP and Senior Fellow, Dell EMC

You can access the full list here.

Event Sponsors

Schneider Electric is the founding partner of the Edge 2018 while Dell EMC and Vertiv are the global platinum sponsors.

You can check other sponsors here.

DHN is the media partner of Edge 2018

With DHN being the media partner of Edge 2018, our readers and subscribers get 15% discount, while registering. Use code DHNEdge18 to avail the discount.

Less than a week’s time is left for registration now. So, hurry!

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