SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fog World Congress, the first multi-day conference and exhibit on fog computing and networking, began this morning at the Santa Clara Marriott, welcoming more than 75 speakers from industry-leading companies, research groups and academic institutions invested in fog as an enabling technology for new business models in the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G mobile systems, blockchain and embedded artificial intelligence (AI).

In an opening keynote titled, “Fog Computing & Networking: The Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity Before Us,” Christian Renaud, research director for IoT at 451 Research, will present findings from a six month review of the five-year forecast for fog computing. Renaud will reveal the largest industry for fog solutions, the breakdown of projected revenue among fog services, applications and hardware, and the growth trajectory for the market. The keynote is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 30 (Day 1).

“As ‘fog as a service’ business models continue to grow across applications and platforms, we’ll see a shift towards more standardization,” said Christian Renaud, research director, Internet of Things at 451 Research. “The industries in which fog computing will play a critical role are numerous, and the number of fog-enabled devices will climb into the billions by 2022. These numbers are indicative of the increasing relevance that fog will have across industries and in enabling technologies, now and for many years to come.”

Another notable keynote, “Where Do We Go From Here? The Path to Standards for Fog Computing & Networking,” will be presented by Robert Fish, vice president of industry and standards at IEEE ComSoc, and Helder Antunes, chairman of OpenFog Consortium, on Oct. 31 (Day 2) at 8:30 a.m. This keynote will cover the fundamental building blocks for future standards in fog and the path ahead, and follows the  recent announcement that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has formed a new working group to accelerate the creation and adoption of industry standards for fog computing and networking.

“We are excited to welcome industry and academic leaders to Fog World Congress today, coming together to share accomplishments and the vision for fog computing and networking,” said Dr. Tao Zhang, general chair, Fog World Congress. “This conference validates that fog is here, it’s growing and it’s necessary.”

This three-day conference includes 53 additional sessions in four different tracks on technology, industry, research and interactive events, which include a “Fog Tank” and a social impact workshop. The “Fog Tank,” gives fog-focused startups the opportunity to pitch their company vision to a panel of venture capitalists and the social impact workshop initiates dialog on the impact of how fog will shape the future. Universities from around the world will showcase demos of unique fog computing and networking implementations.

Registration is still open throughout the conference and one-day passes are available. For more information and to register, please visit: Press and analysts are welcome to register and attend free of cost, and are invited to join speakers and exhibitors for a private press breakfast on the Fog World Congress exhibitor floor on Oct. 31 (Day 2) at 7:30 a.m.

Event Details

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

Follow along with the discussion on social media using #fogcomputing and @OpenFog.

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 or follow the OpenFog Consortium on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates.

Media Contacts:
Emily Singer
Karbo Communications for Fog World Congress