09.45amAn Introduction to Edge Computing
Edge Computing is poised to become an essential part of global data networks and an enabler of the digital transformation of organizations in multiple vertical markets. It takes the capabilities of the cloud, and moves them closer to the sensors, actuators, intelligent devices and users that make up the global Internet of Things.
This talk begins with some terminology, and a high-level architectural view of the cloud-edge-IoT devices hierarchy. It will survey exemplary use cases / applications of edge computing in several vertical markets (manufacturing, smart cities, 5G networks, autonomous vehicles, etc.). Then, we will go into the architecture, partitioning, implementation, deployment and operation of edge networks, emphasizing how developers can contribute to all of these phases. Finally, we will discuss the economics, timeline, and supplier ecosystems associated with edge computing, and look at what it takes to succeed in this market.
Charles Byers, CTO, Industry IoT Consortium
10.45amNetworking Break & Exhibition Visit
11.00amDeveloping the Open Source Edge Ecosystem
Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Edge & Networking, Linux Foundation
Delano Seymour, CTO and Co-founder, EDJX
11.50amNetworking Break & Exhibition Visit
12.30pmBuilding Trust for Edge Services
Roland Fadrany, Chief Operating Officer, Gaia-X
Jason Shepherd, Independent Consultant
01.00pmLF Edge Projects
Tina Tsou, Board Chair, LF Edge
01.25pmThe Path to Global Rollout of Edge Computing through ETSI Standardization of MEC Federation
The presentation will cover key standardization activities in ETSI MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) with a special focus on edge cloud federation. The standards development is motivated by technical requirements originating from both service providers (e.g. GSMA OPG) and vertical market segments (e.g. 5GAA) reliant on the new business opportunities edge computing facilitates. The talk will give an overview of the MEC reference architecture, and provide a description of the group’s ongoing activities to further enhance the normative work in ETSI MEC, to standardize federation APIs and interfaces (done also in collaboration and alignment with other bodies, e.g. 3GPP, and projects). Additionally, an overview of the ETSI MEC developer outreach activities (e.g. collaboration with Akraino, OpenAPI representations, MEC Hackathons, MEC Sandbox, PoCs, Trials, Plugtests) will be provided.
Jane Shen, Vice-Chair, ETSI MEC
01.50pmStarlingX – Open Edge Infrastructure in Production
During the past decade cloud computing outgrew the walls of traditional large data centers and started to take over the edge. This technology evolution opened up endless opportunities to create new applications along with better utilizing hardware resources that are closer to the end users.
The industry has been discussing the requirements of new use cases to better understand the need to move out to the edge, but the conversation about what it takes to operate these infrastructures has just started. This session will highlight the operational challenges that appear as soon as the edge infrastructure and applications get rolled out in production.
During the presentation attendees will learn about StarlingX, which is an open source cloud platform that is designed and fine tuned for edge and IoT use cases. The talk will highlight some of the project’s features that were architected to address the operational challenges along with giving a sneak peek into the new functionality that the 7.0 release is about to deliver.
Ildikó Váncsa, Senior Manager, Community & Ecosystem, Open Infrastructure Foundation
02.45pmNetworking Break & Exhibition Visit
03.00pmAs Telco Moves to The Edge and Cloud
In this talk, we will discuss the trend of Telco operators gradually moving towards cloud-native configurations and deployments. This technological evolution began a decade ago with the onset of machine virtualization and has continued forward with the more recent onset of containerization and microkernels. At the same time, the industry has moved towards “disaggregated stacks’ and confirmations – deploying software, often from different vendors, in combinations on top of various COGS hardware. These changes coupled with market pressures to demand new services such as public and private 5G on top of these deployment architectures have pushed the evolution of servers in a direction to suit these types of deployments, including the evolution of the network interface cards (NICS) towards more and more hardware-offload capabilities.
Tom Nadeau, Co-host, The Net Podcast
03.25pmCure Common Developer Headaches: Leverage EVE-OS at the Distributed Edge
Edge computing plays a critical role in digital transformation, but it also creates a new set of challenges for developers which are unlike what we see in traditional data center or cloud environments. For instance, how do we build a comprehensive security framework that addresses an environment without a secure perimeter and where neither hardware, software, nor users can be trusted? How do we handle basic lifecycle management tasks when diverse hardware types are leveraged at scale within highly distributed environments? And finally, how do we develop for environmental variables that may include limitations like intermittent connectivity and low bandwidth? Some of those challenges can be handled using an infrastructure purpose-built for the distributed edge, while others need to be addressed by the application developer.
EVE-OS, developed within Project EVE as part of the Linux Foundation’s LF Edge consortium, provides such an infrastructure. EVE-OS is a lightweight, fully open source, Linux-based operating system purpose-built for the distributed edge. Learn how the flexible EVE-OS architecture addresses common edge issues such as avoiding software and firmware attacks in the field, ensuring security and environmental consistency with unsecured or flaky network connections, and deploying and updating applications at scale with limited or inconsistent bandwidth. In addition, learn how to get involved with Project EVE and how to leverage what EVE-OS does within your environments and for your applications.
Erik Nordmark, CTO, ZEDEDA
03.50pmSD-WAN Evolution, Network and Security Converge
In this presentation, we will assess the rapidly evolving SD-WAN technology, the first widely deployed Software Defined Network. In additional to assessing the key trends that are motivating the evolution, we will also introduce the industry’s first SD-WAN standards, which encompass the service definition, certification testing requirements, and service readiness. Finally, we will offer a preview of Secure SD-WAN, including emerging initiatives for Secure Access Service Edge, Zero Trust, etc.
Marc Cohn, Technologist, MEF
04.15pmNetworking Break & Exhibition Visit
04.45pm“Over the Edge” Podcast – Live from Edge Computing World
Over the Edge is a weekly interview-style podcast focused on edge computing and the future of the Internet. On Over the Edge, we interview corporate leaders, open-source experts, technologists, journalists, analysts, and innovators pushing the boundaries of edge. In this session, our host, Matthew Trifiro, will be live-interviewing….
Matt Trifiro, CMO, Vapor.io
05.00pmEdge Computing World Networking Reception
10.00amMicro Data Centers for the Edge
Brandon Gries, Modular Data Center Project Lead, Open Compute Project
10.25amHow to Build a Sustainable Edge
Karl Rabe, Founder, WoodenDataCenter
10.50amNetworking Break & Exhibition Visit
11.45amDo We Need Kubernetes at the Edge?
Edge Computing is about distributing computational power and data storage wherever needed. From a developer’s perspective, the whole point is to bring cloud-native tools and techniques outside the data center. Naturally, this includes Kubernetes. But is Kubernetes needed on the Edge? Or rather, do *you* need Kubernetes for your project? Many of the leading Edge platforms available right now can orchestrate applications and services independently. On the other hand, others integrate with Kubernetes or are directly based on it. Which one is the right approach for you? In this session, you will learn how to answer this question through examples related to industrial automation, artificial intelligence, and connected vehicles.
Frédéric Desbiens, Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing, Eclipse Foundation
12.10pmLeveraging the Edge to Build Digital Twins for Agriculture & Industry
Rob Tiffany, Founder and Managing Director, Digital Insights
12.35pmNetworking Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit
01.30pmLocation at the Edge
In Partnership with the Open Geospatial Consortium
Nadine Alameh, CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium
Dr. Ingo Simonis, CTIO, Open Geospatial Consortium
Chris Andrews, COO, Rendered.ai
02.30pmNetworking Break & Exhibition Visit
03.30pmETSI / LF Edge Hackathon – Final Pitch Off !!
Robert Gazda, Senior Director, Research and Innovation, InterDigital
Oleg Berzin, Co-Chair, ETSI – Linux Foundation Edge Hackathon
The Edge Developers Conference is an open access event brought to you by Edge Computing World. Designed to educate the market and developers on key fundamental issues and building blocks of edge computing, the Edge Developers Conference brings together two full days of technical talks, startup discussions, talent development insights, and training, in one information-packed day – All completely FREE of Charge.
The Edge Developers Conference will include: