Fog Computing – Pundit Hype or Critical Foundation for the Internet of Things?

I will open by defining what fog computing is along with some of the rich history of the fields of distributed computing and remote monitoring/control.  Next I will give an overview of the OpenFog Consortium mission, organizational structure and .  I will finish with a introduction to the first major working group product of the consortium, The OpenFog Reference Architecture Release 1.0  published in February, 2017.  There will be time at the end of the session for discussion and I encourage asking challenging questions regarding any of the assumptions or statements made in the session.

Keynote: Brian McCarson, Intel, Extracting Business Value Across all Phases of the IoT

The Internet of Things is transforming the way we do business and the way we live our lives.   But this IoT transformation is an evolution, represented by three distinct phases: connecting the unconnected, creating smart and connected things, and building a software-defined autonomous world.  With an estimated 85% of devices still unconnected, we have a tremendous opportunity to accelerate major technology breakthroughs and innovations that accelerate this evolution across the phases in a variety of market segments.

Yuval Wasserman

A 30-year veteran of semiconductor and electronics industries, Yuval Wasserman has been with Advanced Energy since August 2007. Having joined as senior vice president of sales, marketing, and service, he was promoted several times, most recently to president and chief executive officer in September 2014. Under his leadership, the company has diversified and grown significantly through a variety of strategic new products and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Wasserman served as president and chief executive officer of Tevet Process Control Technologies Ltd., a semiconductor metrology company.

David Tacelli

David G. Tacelli was appointed president and chief executive officer of LTX Corporation in November 2005 and continued in that capacity following the formation of LTX-Credence in August 2008. In December 2013 the Company closed on the acquisition on Multitest and Everett Charles Technologies more than doubling the Company size and its addressable market. In May 2014 the Company changed its name to Xcerra Corporation.

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