Although AI has achieved celebrity status today, the record of its mid-century origin shows early application in what today are called the 3 PC’s of the edge and IoT –“perpetual connectivity, pervasive computing, and precision control”. After a period of contracting into the datacentre, today AI is experiencing an unleashed ascendency at the edge, supported by the connectivity and smart things in the IoT. Join Dr. Tom Bradicich, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fellow, and his special guests as they share deep insights into the technology of how AI operates at the edge and IoT, and its societal and business benefits.
Dr. Tom Bradicich is VP, Hewlett Packard Fellow. Beginning his career at IBM, Tom was an IBM Fellow, VP, Distinguished Engineer, and Server CTO. Prior to HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Tom was an NI Fellow at National Instruments, an Operational Technologies (OT) company.
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Tom is currently Vice President, Hewlett Packard Fellow, and Global Head of Edge and IoT Labs & CoE, at HPE. He and his team develop and commercialize advanced as-a-Service (aaS) software and technologies, focusing on cloud managed remote infrastructure, edge-as-a-service, and converged IT/Operational Technologies (OT). Tom incepted and directs the HPE Channel-to-Edge Institute partner program, and leads company-wide strategies and venture/M&A assessments.
Most recently Tom was HPE VP and General Manager, leading the global business unit, Servers and Edge Systems and Software, with P&L, worldwide sales, R&D, and customer experience ownership. In 2018, achieving revenue growth of over $250M, Tom’s business unit was the fastest growing in HPE. He directed the founding of HPE’s three global Innovation Labs for partner and customer collaborations, and led HPE’s first corporate IoT strategy. His sales teams were noted for exceeding sales quotas, and delivering first-of-a-kind products that greatly enhance customer business outcomes.
At HP, Tom was VP, Server Engineering, developing and launching servers, storage, and software.
Tom is named in CRN’s Top 100 Executives and Top 25 Disrupters in 2016, 2017, and 2019, inducted into the NC State University Alumni Hall of Fame, received the IBM Chairman’s Award, and elected to the IBM Academy of Technology. He currently serves on:
Board of Directors of Aspen Technology (AZPN), a publicly traded OT and AI software company
Chair, IoT Community industry body (iotcommunity.net)
Board of Advisors and Diversity Committee, University of Florida
Throughout his career, Tom has led teams to develop, launch, and manage dozens of software and hardware products. And, the creation of several new product categories such as notebook computers, smartphones (IBM Simon™), Converged Systems (IBM BladeCenter™), Converged Edge Systems & Sofware (HPE Edgeline™), and OT and edge management software and platforms (HPE OTLink). Tom’s teams designed and launched the first 64 bit enterprise ARM server, the first x86 server with on-chip graphics, and IBM’s first prototype notebook computer.
Mandy Moody is the Director of Communications and Content at SparkCognition, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions for industry. With over 15 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing, she leads SparkCognition’s communications strategy and content development for the financial services, energy, government, defense, cybersecurity, and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining SparkCognition, Moody led the marketing, content, communications, design, and social media initiatives for a global anti-fraud organization. Moody has been published and quoted in several industry publications, and has spoken at national events on building communication and marketing teams, as well as how technology enables automation, efficiency, and growth. Moody holds a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University.
Adair Grover is the founder and CEO of Wi-Fiber. He is a national leader in building indoor and outdoor, public, and private networks around the globe. Wi-Fiber is an industry-leading, Best of CES Smart City winning company which has an unprecedented and holistic approach to smart city deployments. Wi-Fiber’s knowledge of networks is applied to actualizing MEC outcomes. The technologies that Wi-Fiber implements echo Adair’s core business philosophy: efficient, effective, and reliable. Wi-Fiber has deployments nationwide and launched their completely domestic manufacturing in 2021.
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