Register for this FREE OCP Webinar on Laying the Foundations for an Open Edge!

Kate Hendle

OCP Webinar: Laying the Foundations for an Open Edge

Thursday, July 14, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PT

Still time to join us for a FREE webinar where you will learn how open hardware has played an important role in driving innovation and allowing a multi-vendor ecosystem in edge locations and data centers. You will hear from OCP members HPE and Kaloom, along with analyst firm AvidThink

During the webinar, you'll learn:

  • Top trends and drivers for adoption of edge computing with wireline and wireless networking

  • Latest open edge computing product and solution roadmaps

  • Technology investments needed for open edge computing to accelerate adoption

  • Multi-vendor and open approaches to provisioning and managing diverse edge platforms

  • Laying the right foundation to power leading edge workloads today, including 5G

Register now!
Meet the Speakers!

Cliff Grossner, VP Market Research at Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP)
At the Open Compute Project Foundation, Dr. Grossner leads its market intelligence function and is responsible for driving awareness of OCP, training and certification programs, and guiding inventors presenting their early-stage company ideas to potential investors. Dr. Grossner has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience encompassing scientific research, market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and marketing. His current interests includeIT Ecosystems from cloud to the edge looking at the equipment [servers, IT networking and storage] and software, and physical infrastructure [power and cooling] needed for computation, with a focus on edge computing, silicon components included in IT equipment including coprocessors for AI and ML. Previously, Dr. Grossner was head of the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, which he launched at Infonetics research and followed through transitions to IHS, IHS Markit and Informa Group. Prior to Infonetics, he held senior positions, including heading strategic marketing for Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise network business, tenures at Bell Labs, several startups and Nortel. He earned his Ph.D. at McGill University, and his Master of Science in Computer Science at Concordia University, winning national scholarships to support his graduate work. He holds more than 10 patents in computer networking, networking embedded security and telecommunications applications.

Roy Chua, Founder & Principal at AvidThink
Roy Chua is founder and principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research arm. Roy was previously co-founder at SDxCentral where he ran both the research and product teams. Prior to that, he was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 companies and startups. He has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.

Jon Mechling, Senior Product Manager at HPE
Jon Mechling is a Senior Product Manager in HPE's Communications Technology Group.  His current responsibilities focus on HPE's Open Distributed Infrastructure Management offerings.  Prior to HPE, Jon held product management positions for telecommunications systems and software at companies including Cisco Systems and Lucent Technologies.  He started his career as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs.  Jon has his BSE in electrical engineering from Princeton, his MSE in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Philippe Michelet, Product Management at Kaloom
Philippe Michelet is currently leading Product Management at Kaloom with a particular focus on our vision at the “Edge” as “Unified Edge Fabric” combined to one 5G component – UPF. Acceleration in HW via P4 and a fully containerized solution (K8/OCP) allow a massive cost reduction in both CAPEX and OPEX. Before joining Kaloom, Philippe Michelet was leading Product Management at Snaproute where he refocused the strategy on “Edge” before the company was acquired by Infoblox late 2019. Prior to Snaproute, Philippe worked for HPE as Senior Director of Global Product Line Management, Data Center Networking, driving the strategy and roadmap of the entire HW/SW product line as well as the associated management and orchestration solutions. Prior to HPE, he was part of the Advanced Technology Group (Office of the CTO, HP Networking), and participated in the creation of the “Virtual Application Networks” framework (HP SDN architecture including VAN SDN Controller, SDN Manager and multiple SDN applications). Philippe has a bachelor’s degree in software engineering and a Specialized Master from the National Institute of Telecommunications.
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