Getting “Edge-y” with the Internet of Things

Presented by

Michael Brecht, IoT Business Development, Nokia WING & Michael Winterson, Vice President Business Development, Equinix

About this talk

The past few years has witnessed a rapid growth of the Internet of Things solutions. Edge computing and AI have been integrated to IoT architectures, enabling transformation in ICT and the digital transformation within industry. With the roll-out of 5G and other technology movements globally in the following years, IoT is expected to become strong in the operation of enterprises, making this the decade for them to evaluate the outcome of adopting wholescale and edge-based IoT in their businesses. As the IoT market matures and companies seek to derive value from it, new considerations and best practices are emerging. IoT relies on a highly distributed network capturing data. This data needs to be analyzed in real time as it can rapidly lose value over time. This leaves enterprises facing the same question: How can I process data while the intrinsic value is still high? The laws of physics and latency dictate that, given the complex processing and speedy responses required by IoT, analysis is best done in close proximity to devices. This talk will cover how enterprises - by building out an IoT environment which includes edge architecture - can factor in filtering, processing and analytics closer to both the input devices and end users. It will also address best practices that allow connected device makers to meet, collaborate and innovate with partner ecosystems via direct and secure interconnection making it easier than ever before to scale operations, optimize supply chains and deliver on the promises of IoT.
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