Fog computing is rapidly emerging as the necessary architecture in IoT, 5G and other advanced digital scenarios, due to latency, networking and bandwidth challenges in traditional architectural approaches.
Please join us for the first public forum on fog computing in Denver, hosted by the OpenFog Consortium. This free event will help you understand why fog computing is considered to be one of the top technologies to watch in 2017. You will learn:
The forum will conclude with audience Q&A with members of the OpenFog Consortium, so come with your questions!
Welcome to the Fog Computing Era
The Technology of Fog Computing
Security Considerations in Fog Computing
Fog in Industry: 2 use cases
Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A
Robert F. MacInnis
CEO & Founder | AetherWorks, LLC
As Founder and CEO of AetherWorks since 2010, Rob has led the design, development, and commercialization of multiple software products, with a particular focus on fault-tolerant distributed systems. He holds several patents in the sector, and his present research activity spans fields from drones and augmented-reality through to fog computing and IoT. Through AetherWorks Rob serves as a member of the OpenFog Consortium and a Partner in Blue Bear Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on bringing new technology into the global energy supply chain.
In tandem with ventures in location-based advertising and online gaming software, Rob completed his post-graduate research at the University of St Andrews and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2010 for a thesis entitled “A Scalable Architecture for the Demand-driven Deployment of Location-neutral Software Services” – a body of work of particular relevance to fog computing.
Rob received a B.Sc. Honours (First Class) in Computer Science from the University of St Andrews in 2005. He serves as a member of the board of trustees of the University of St Andrews American Foundation.
Co-Chair, Architecture Workgroup, OpenFog Consortium | Cisco
Charles Byers is a Principal Engineer and Platform Architect with Cisco’s Corporate Strategic Innovation Group. He works on the architecture and implementation of Fog Computing platforms, media processing systems, and the Internet of Everything. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. During his 31 years in the telecommunications networking industry, he has made significant contributions in areas including voice switching, broadband access, converged networks, VoIP, multimedia, video, modular platforms and IoT. He has also been a leader in several standards bodies, including serving as a founding member of PICMG’s AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA subcommittees, and currently serves as co-chair of the Architecture Framework Working Group of the OpenFog Consortium.
Mr. Byers received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds 60 US patents.
Dr. Maria Gorlatova
Associate Research Scholar | Princeton University
Dr. Maria Gorlatova, the Co-Chair of the Communications Working Group of the OpenFog Consortium, is an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University. Her Princeton University research is focused on applying fog computing capabilities to enabling further interactivity and cognition in Internet of Things devices and applications.
Dr. Gorlatova earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with the highest distinction, from Columbia University and her M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa, Canada. She also has extensive industry experience in a range of R&D and business roles, and has previously been affiliated with D. E. Shaw Research, Telcordia Technologies, and IBM. Dr. Gorlatova’s work received multiple awards including the Google Anita Borg USA Fellowship, the ACM SenSys Best Student Demonstration Award, the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communications, and the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award.
Distinguished Engineer and Software Architect | Dell
Jim White is a Distinguished Engineer and Software Architect in Dell’s End User Computing Chief Technology Office. He is the chief architect and lead developer of Project Fuse – Dell’s open source, IoT edge platform initiative. Within OpenFog, Jim serves on the Software Infrastructure and Architecture committees.
He has over 30 years of experience in the development of software systems and applications for a variety of organizations to include Target, Cargill and the United States Army. Jim has taught more than two thousand students as an instructor in programming and software engineering technologies and is a Lynda.com author. He writes and speaks often on software topics and includes co-authorship of Java 2 Micro Edition – Java in Small Things (Manning) and presenting at JavaOne, OOPSLA, and DevCon as some of his accomplishments.
Sr. Director of Corporate Strategic Innovation Group | Cisco
Helder Antunes is Senior Director, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. He is a results-driven technologist and Cisco veteran with more than 28 years of experience in leading product and solution development. In his current position, Mr. Antunes leads a team to identify major technology market disruptions and align them with Cisco’s key market initiatives and business unit strategies. Previously, as managing director of Cisco’s Internet of Things group, he focused on Smart Connected Vehicles, one of the fastest growing market opportunities for the IT sector.
Mr. Antunes also works with the Portuguese government on innovation programs including the AICEP internship “INOV Contacto Program” and is a guest lecturer at several Portuguese universities. He also serves as an adviser to the Regional Government of the Azores, Portugal. Mr. Antunes has received many awards for his work at Cisco and with the Portuguese government including the COTEC Portuguese Diaspora Entrepreneurial Innovation Award (multiple years).
Director IoT Vertical Markets | ARM
Rhonda Dirvin is Director of the Internet of Things Verticals at ARM. Since joining ARM in 2011, she has worked in several marketing and strategic roles, including digital marketing and alliances. She now drives ARM’s marketing strategy through the lens of IoT vertical markets.
Ms. Dirvin is an experienced electronics-industry veteran, who began her career with Motorola Semiconductor, where she worked for 17 years. She started in the nascent data communications business where she took on increasing responsibility as it grew into a multi-billion dollar business. She moved on to roles in sales, wireless marketing, and operations with P&L responsibility. She holds a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Red McCombs School of Business.
Standard Director | ZTE Corporation
Jingyi Zhou is a standard director of ZTE Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, defining the relevant areas for standardization and product development. He is also responsible for developing industry relationship and partnership.
Jingyi has more than 20 years experience in wireless industry. His career spans multiple roles. He started as an engineer developing, implementing and supporting wireless data networks and applications and accumulated substantial experiences in Network/Application design and operation. Later on, he worked and concentrated in various standardization areas including CDMA 3G to 4G LTE packet core network seamless migration, IMS, Wireless Priority Service, Wireless Emergency Alert, M2M/IoT, and 802.11 technologies in SDOs of 3GPP2, 3GPP, ETSI, ATIS, IEEE 802, IEEE 802.11, IEEE-SA, oneM2M, and Wi-Fi Alliance. In this role, Jingyi involved telecom and IT technology evaluation, planning and standardization that resulted in many successful industry advancements. Jingyi was a member of Next Generation Networks Priority Services (NGN-PS) Forum which defines Government Priority Services sponsored by Department of Homeland Security(DHS). Jingyi also led a team of engineers built internet infrastructure from the ground up in a start-up company. Recently, Jingyi received IEEE-SA appointment as a member of IEEE-SA New Standard Committee (NesCom).
Fog computing is the necessary architecture for IoT, 5G, AI and other applications which are data dense and require ultra-low latency. It is a horizontal architecture that provides compute, storage, control, and networking functions closer to the data-producing sources along the cloud-to-thing continuum. Applicable across industry sectors, fog computing is necessary to effectively address issues related to security, cognition, agility, latency and efficiency.
The OpenFog Consortium is a public-private ecosystem formed to accelerate the adoption of fog computing in order to solve the bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with IoT. Our work is centered around creating a framework for efficient and reliable networks and intelligent endpoints combined with identifiable, secure, and privacy-friendly information flows between clouds, endpoints, and services based on open standard technologies. Formed by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft and Princeton University in November 2015, the OpenFog Consortium has a global membership of more than 50 organizations, representing the leading thinkers and pioneers in fog computing technologies and deployments.