IoT: Underpinnings of the Digital Factory – Sponsored by Juniper

Fall 2021

Use of IoT devices/sensors in healthcare, manufacturing, transportation/logistics, distribution centers, remote training, etc have ballooned to over 8.4 billion and growing, making them a fundamental element of the digital factory.  Factor in high demand of AI/ML based real-time analytics for decision making, new networking e.g., Wi-fi 6/5G/PLTE/FWA and cloud edge is needed for the digital Enterprise evolve to consume and support these requirements for increasing reliability need for the WAN, high transient throughput capability and deterministic low latency network.


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.

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