Rethinking Connectivity – Hyper-Connectivity and the Intelligent Edge

Session Abstract:

We are in the middle of a massive transformation. We are no longer in a Data Economy, but a Connective Economy. More importantly, a Peer to Peer Connective Economy. The real value and innovation is in enabling this secure and hyperconnected world, not just for us, but for all of the digital systems and services we all depend on. Increasingly data needs to be acted on where it is created and accessed securely from any location. The need for real-time decision-making won’t allow everything to be sent back and forth to a central cloud or datacenter. Our belief is that the winning solutions for Edge Applications will not be based on what has worked previously for public clouds. In this session we will discuss how new cloud-native & open approaches to connectivity are accelerating IoT & Edge application delivery across multiple industries.


Derek Collison is a 30 year industry veteran, entrepreneur, and pioneer in secure and large-scale distributed systems and cloud computing. He helped change theway financial, transportation, and logistics systems fundamentally worked while spending over a decade at TIBCO, designing systems that still power much of those industries today. At Google, Derek co-founded the AJAX APIs group and created the largest CDN for popular javascript libraries, identifying the need for easy and secure access to Google’s services without the need for additional servers. During his time at VMWare, Derek designed and architected CloudFoundry, the first open-source enterprise PaaS. He then founded Apcera, a company designed to drive security and policy into easy to use platform technologies. After the successful sale of Apcera to Ericsson, Derek took the messaging technology he designed to power the CloudFoundry and Apcera systems,, and created Synadia. Synadia is pioneering secure and global messaging as a digital utility to help drive security and powerful communication and collaboration into IoT, edge, and cloud computing systems. He is also a technology futurist around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IOT and Cloud Computing.


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