As the number of networked sensors soar, so too does the requirement for edge computing and network edge breakout to solve the latency and direct access for sensor response. This is the first infrastructure built for non-humans as Robots as a Service (RaaS) becomes a reality. Many infrastructure teams are reviewing build vs buy decision. The edge is a combination of 5G, data, sensors, cloud service providers, OT/IT security convergence, etc. In this session, we sort out the edge computing and network breakout stack so you can decide if you should build or buy an edge compute infrastructure.
Johna Till Johnson is CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research, where she sets research direction and works with strategic clients. Under her leadership, Nemertes has emerged as a leading trusted advisor to Fortune-50 and other world-class organizations. A widely regarded expert, Ms. Johnson currently serves as the content committee chair at the Wall St. Technology Association (WSTA), which provides technology guidance to some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial services firms. She regularly speaks at industry trade shows, conferences, and seminars, including Nemertes Navigator360, IDG’s FutureIT, ISC, and (WSTA). She writes regular columns on cybersecurity and IoT for TechTarget. Prior to founding Nemertes in 2002, Ms. Johnson served as chief technology officer (CTO) at Greenwich Technology Partners, a global consulting and engineering firm. Prior to that, she led the Global Networking Strategies Service business unit of META Group. Prior to that, as Senior Technology Editor she oversaw the lab-testing program at Data Communications magazine, providing testing and assessment of up to 16 emerging technologies per year. She also has designed and developed security, speech-synthesis, and free-space laser products at companies including Mosler Security Systems and Digitus Corp. Ms. Johnson holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering/computer science (BSEE/CS) from The Johns Hopkins University, has conducted graduate work in nuclear and particle physics at the University of Rochester, speaks three languages, and has published a science fiction novel. She is an avid urban kayaker and novice woodworker and candymaker.
As Technical Director, Aryo Kresnadi is responsible for setting network architecture strategies, futures and solutions for FedEx Global Enterprise Network supporting all FedEx information movement to ensure on-time delivery for all FedEx packages.
Current responsibility includes research and development of architecture, design and implementation of the next-generation network for FedEx data center, multi-cloud, and edge network for the FedEx field locations to support next-generation sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.
Aryo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from University of Pittsburgh. Aryo is currently based in Collierville, TN, the home of FedEx World Technology Center.
Shafeeq Shaikh has over 23 years of experience in the IT industry with a focus on Network & Network Security Strategy, Roadmaps, Architecture and designs with Fortune 50 companies including Enterprises and Service Providers. He’s a passionate Enterprise Network & Security Executive, leading Global Digital Transformation, driving teams to leverage technology to create pragmatic solutions that would enrich customer and business experience. Currently, at Johnson&Johnson, the world’s largest Healthcare company, Shafeeq is driving NextGen Network – Internet First Strategy, enabling digital transformation through SDN, Automation, adoption/integration of Cloud Networks (AWS, Azure, GCP) and Zero Trust Cloud Security Architecture via Secure Access Service Edge framework.
Blaine Mathieu is a former Gartner analyst, software company founder, CEO, and multi-time CMO and Chief Products Officer at both public tech giants and private software and Industrial IoT startups. He is based out of the SF Bay area and leads edge solution acceleration company Pratexo.