IEEE 5G Virtual Summit (Princeton)

Edge Computing in the era of 5G, AI/ML, Open RAN and Hyperscalers

December 14, 2020

IEEE 5G Virtual Summit (Princeton) | Dec 14, 2020 | Edge Computing in the era of 5G, AI/ML, Open RAN and Hyperscalers

Edge computing is transforming the way data is being handled, processed, and delivered from millions of devices around the world and Gartner research shows the proportion of enterprise-generated data processed outside a 'traditional' centralized data center or cloud will leap from 10 percent in 2018 to 75 percent by 2025.

Edge Computing is a key enabler for supporting low latency, high bandwidth and highly distributed applications delivered over 5G networks. By virtue of being closer to the user equipment (UE), Edge Computing helps achieve efficient service delivery through reduced load on the transport network. It also allows applications that run on UEs to be offloaded to the Edge leading to lower battery consumption. Further, UEs can tap into Edge for scalable real-time machine intelligence. Edge Computing has led to the creation of a distributed cloud layer which coupled with virtualized and cloud native network functions has opened up opportunities for network disaggregation, providing cost savings to operators. In addition, Edge Computing offers new opportunities with Exposure APIs. It is because of these reasons Edge Computing is getting serious attention across the board - Telco operators, Enterprise service providers, Private 5G service providers, Open source projects, Hyperscalers and Research test beds.

Motivated by this progress and to further advance discussions, this one-day IEEE 5G summit is bringing together leading experts from telecom service providers, cable service providers, mobile service providers, system OEMs, software service providers, silicon vendors, open source projects as well as leading researchers from academia to share their perspectives on opportunities and challenges for Edge Computing in the era of 5G, AI/ML, Open RAN and Hyperscalers. This summit is being co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Princeton Central Jersey Section. It will provide a unique forum for practitioners and researchers to discuss recent developments, the evolving landscape of Edge Computing technologies, deployment use cases in various network and cloud scenarios and business benefits. Architects, Developers, Engineers, Testers, and Business Leaders as well as Students and Researchers from academia will surely find it useful to listen and have an opportunity to network with experts and innovators from industry and academia.


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08:45 - 09:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

Deepak Kataria, Summit Chair (Chair, IEEE PCJS)

09:00 - 09:25 AM

Edge Compute Use Cases with Open and Disaggregated RAN

Sridhar Bhaskaran, Altiostar Networks

09:25 - 09:50 AM

A pinch of standards to Edge cloud, RAN, and Network AI makes a potent mix

Kaustubh Joshi, AT&T

09:50 - 10:15 AM

Opportunities in RAN Orchestration & Automation

Hans Raj Nahata, Kristen Young, Ravi Potluri, Verizon

10:15 - 10:40 AM

Edge Computing over Heterogeneous Mobile Networks

R. Chandramouli (Mouli), Spectronn

10:40 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:25 AM

Network-As-A-Platform: An Invisible Goldmine for Service providers and Industry

Arvinder Anand, Ericsson

11:25 - 11:50 AM

Perspectives from the Edge: Operationalizing edge computing to unleash the industry 4.0 revolution

Ramesh Nagarajan, Google

11:50 - 12:15 PM

Where the Edges Meet - How optimally deployed infrastructure and software will make 5G a reality

Oleg Berzin, Equinix

12:15 - 01:00 PM


01:00 - 01:25 PM

Architectural Perspective on Confluence of Private Wireless Networks and Edge Computing

Milind M Buddhikot, Nokia Enterprise (Cloud & Network Services)

01:25 - 01:50 PM

Mission Critical Edge Computing in the Era of 5G, Open RAN and AI/ML

Flavio Bonomi, Lynx Software Technologies

01:50 - 02:15 PM

Open-RAN-assisted Edge Analytics in Cellular Networks

Rajarajan Sivaraj, Mavenir

02:15 - 02:40 PM

Edge Computing in Private 5G Networks and Use Cases

Shuvo Chowdhury, Casa Systems, Inc.

02:40 - 03:05 PM

Edge & 5G - Orchestration and Automation of 5GRAN, 5GC and MEC Applications

Srinivasa R Addepalli, Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan, Intel

03:05 - 03:30 PM

Bringing cloud-native 5G to the world: Rakuten Communications Platform

Azita Arvani, Rakuten

03:30 - 03:50 PM

Coffee Break

03:50 - 04:15 PM

Intelligence Everywhere --- the power of edge computing

Cindy Xing, Microsoft

04:15 - 04:40 PM

The Edge Native Containers for Intelligent Services

Prakash Ramachandran, Dell

04:40 - 05:05 PM

City of Dublin: Lessons Learned from Video Analytics deployment at the Edge of the Network

Ladan Pickering, Fujitsu

05:05 - 05:30 PM

A City-scale Programmable Testbed for Experimentation with Advanced Wireless and Edge Computing

Ivan Seskar, WINLAB, Rutgers University

05:30 - 05:35 PM

Closing Remarks

Deepak Kataria, Summit Chair (Chair, IEEE PCJS)


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