Edge Computing: A Tectonic Shift or Niche Market

Spring 2023

Edge computing is a rapidly growing technology that has the potential to change the way we think about networks and data processing. By moving computing resources closer to the edge of the network, edge computing can help organizations reduce latency, improve performance and increase security. But is edge computing truly a tectonic shift in the way we think about computing, or is it just a niche market for hybrid work, consumer gaming, the metaverse, market data? This session will explore the current state of edge computing, its benefits and limitations, and what the future of edge computing might look like. We will also discuss the use cases and industries that are most likely to benefit from edge computing, and what organizations need to know to get started with edge computing.

Session Outline:
-Introduction: The basics of edge computing and its potential impact on the industry
-Overview of the current state of edge computing and its key players
-Benefits and limitations of edge computing
-Use cases and industries that are most likely to benefit from edge computing
-How to get started with edge computing
-Edge computing’s future trends and developments
-Conclusion and Q&A

Target Audience:
IT professionals, network architects, cloud architects, developers and anyone interested in learning about the latest developments in edge computing and its future impact on industry.


Jerald Murphy is SVP of Research and Consulting for Nemertes. With over three decades of technology experience, Jerry has done everything from neural networking research, integrated circuit design, computer programming, designing global data centers, to being CEO of a managed services company. Jerry has worked in The United States Army, MCI Communications, META Group, Cognizant, and was the CEO of Banking Infrastructure Technology Services (BITS).

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.

As Head of Technology at Nokia enterprises, Senad Palislamovic is responsible for the strategy and technical evolution of Nokia’s enterprise presales organization, solution architecture and sales engineering teams.  As part of his role, Senad is directly engaged with the customer base spanning from Fortune 500, large and small enterprises all the way to public and private utilities and energy companies.  Senad’s technical involvement with Nokia’s enterprise customer base spans the entire Nokia ION wireline and wireless portfolio.  His current focus is in data center technologies and ongoing DC evolution.  Prior to this role, Senad led a sales engineering organization focusing on SDN and SDWAN technologies as part of Nuage Networks BU.  Before Nuage, Senad worked as Consulting Engineer within Nokia’s RBC ION organization focusing on the service provider market.  And before joining Nokia, Senad spent ten years with Juniper Networks in various customer facing engineering roles.  Senad holds a BS Degree in Telecommunications from Weber State University and has over 20 years of experience in networking and telecom industry, is a co-author of JUNOS High Availability Book, and numerous IETF RFC Standards in the area of IP/MPLS Control Plane signaling.

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