SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fog World Congress, the first multi-day conference and exhibit on fog computing and networking, announced highlight conference speakers, including industry leaders from Cisco, Dell, and 451 Research. These companies will join innovative technology leaders, esteemed research institutions and academia—Stanford, Princeton, Purdue, University of California and more—to collaborate on key challenges and opportunities in the development and deployment of fog computing and networking.

This caliber of speakers is indicative of the growing significance of fog computing, and the crucial role it plays in enabling key technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G mobile systems, embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. Fog computing and networking provides the critical infrastructure needed to drive emerging technologies forward and support complex systems in an ever-evolving market landscape. 

“Fog computing and networking will be an integral part of the Internet of Things and 5G,” said Christian Renaud, research director for IoT, 451 Research. “In order for these applications to be successful, a coordinated, distributed analytics system that spans from the device to the cloud will be critical. Fog World Congress gives us the most thorough look into the work of those leading the charge into the fog.”

Fog World Congress will take place on Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Santa Clara Marriott. The event features more than 75 speakers, 50 sessions, hackathon, social impact workshop, plus an exhibit area to showcase fog-centric technologies, applications and research enabling new business models.

Among the highlighted sessions will be the Fog Tank, where four prominent venture capitalists will take on the hottest startups in fog computing. Additional featured presentations and speakers include:

  • Autonomous Vehicles—Driving Through the Fog: Transforming Transportation Through Autonomous Vehicles: Seval Oz, Aurima Inc.
  • Fog & Networking—Fog Computing & Networking: The Multi-Billion $ Opportunity Before Us: Christian Renaud, 451 Research
  • Edge—Fog and Edge: A Panel Discussion: MEC ETSI, EdgeX Foundry, OpenFog Consortium and IEEE
  • Carrier’s Viewpoint—What's in it for us? A Carrier's Perspective of Edge Computing: Alicia Abella, AT&T
  • IoT and Fog—Advancing IoT Through Fog Computing, Hilton Romanski, Cisco
  • Building Fog Systems—Building a Fog System: Challenges, Opportunities and Standards: Dale Seed, InterDigital and Matt Vasey, Microsoft
  • Privacy Issues in the New Digital Era: Akyut Dengi, Arizona State University; Bert Kaminski, GE Digital; Mitchell Golner, IoT Nation; May Wang, ZingBox
  • Public Safety—How Fog Can Enhance Public Safety Through Video Analytics and Other Approaches: Aakanksha Chowdhery, Princeton University and Eileen Healy, Healy & Co
  • Fog & IIoT—Fog Computing: Keystone of Industry 4.0: Don Banks, ARM; Sam Bhattarai, Toshiba; Flavio Bonomi, Nebbiolo Technologies; Andy Chang, KUKA Robotics and Wilfried Steiner, TTTech
  • Healthcare—Fog Computing, Health Care and Life Sciences: Patricia Florissi, Dell/EMC
  • Blockchain—Using Blockchain In Fog To Secure Industrial Workloads and Decentralized Deployments: Susanto Irwan, Sensify Security and Ruchir Tewari, Nebbiolo Technologies

For all the latest information on the conference and updated program, please visit: https://www.fogworldcongress.com/.

Event Details

What: Fog World Congress 2017
When: 
Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2017
Where: 
Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.fogworldcongress.com. Press and analysts are invited to register and attend free of cost: http://ow.ly/fQyx30fuZnH.

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About Fog World Congress

Fog World Congress is the first fog-centric conference, created to bring business, technology and research together to explore the technologies, challenges, deployments and opportunities in fog computing—the enabler for 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded artificial intelligence (AI).

The three-day conference will take place at the Santa Clara Marriott on Oct. 30-Nov.1 in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.fogworldcongress.com or follow the OpenFog Consortium on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates.

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