Empowering Enterprises for Industry 4.0 Transformation – 2020 ONF Spotlight Series
Dec 08, 2020 to Dec 10, 2020 | Virtual
Solutions at the Intersection of Edge Cloud, 5G and Programmable Networks
A major digital transformation has begun taking place that is ushering in a massive enterprise transformation - the blending of IoT connected devices and applications with AI/ML enabled automation. Connecting the physical infrastructure of an organization with intelligent processing and closed loop control has already proven to yield transformational operational benefits and cost efficiencies that can translate to a significant competitive advantage. There is little question this transformation will ultimately impact every organization worldwide.
The enabler for this transformation is a “Connected Edge Cloud” that can interconnect the explosion of devices and new business applications in a secure and highly reliable way with an edge cloud capable of the AI/ML inference processing close to where the data is generated. The enabling connected edge cloud platform needs to seamlessly blend a number of robust technological elements, including:
- Cloud-native technologies and hybrid cloud solutions
- Secure and deterministic connectivity, likely on 4G/5G with new unlicensed spectrum (CBRS)
- Programmable networks, bringing CI/CD and DevOps advantages to the network
While separately these technologies are capable of powering various point solutions, innovative combinations of these capabilities have the potential to herald in a new class of digital platform. Solutions built on such a platform (possibly delivered as a managed service) will allow enterprises and industrial organizations to gain advantage through AI/ML driven optimizations that will yield market-altering economics.
The intersection of edge cloud, 5G and programmable networks forms the foundation for building exciting and powerful new solutions. This event will convene thought-leaders from across this intersection to discuss the latest technology enablers, use-cases, trends and go-to-market models.
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