Register for this FREE OCP Webinar on Powering the Metaverse!

Kate Hendle

OCP Webinar: Powering the Metaverse

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PT

Join us for a free webinar where you will hear about what the Metaverse is and the types of technologies it might deploy from OCP Members Intel and Inspur, along with analyst firm, IDC

During the webinar, you'll learn:

  • What is the Metaverse?
  • What are leading use cases?
  • What types of technologies might it deploy?
  • What computational challenges will it bring and what does it mean for data center and edge computing?
  • OCP community innovations that will help
  • Solutions embedding OCP community innovations
  • Innovation and product roadmap for Metaverse
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.

Kuba Stolarski, Research Director at IDC
Specialities: Data Center Physical Infrastructure
Lucas Beran joined Dell’Oro Group in 2021 and is responsible for the coverage of Data Center Physical Infrastructure.  Mr. Beran’s research and analysis has been frequently quoted in leading trade and business publications including Bloomberg, CRN, Data Center Knowledge, Information Week, Mission Critical, SdxCentral, The NexPlatform, and The Verge. Mr. Beran regularly speaks at industry conferences such as Data Center Dynamics and Data Center World, and also presents to senior executives at corporations. Mr. Beran graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and Applied Mathematics minor from the Honors College of Boise State University.

Alan Chang, Vice President, Technical Operations at Inspur Systems
Alan Chang is Vice President, Technical Operations at Inspur Systems, with more than a decade of experience in server product planning and account management in OxM. Having served in various roles from software programmer to hardware product planning, Alan has a diverse skillset that is unique in the data center industry. Alan has contributed to the Open Compute Project (OCP) from hardware design to marketing collaboration and beyond. He is a passionate advocate for the open hardware communities and architecture of next generation solutions in Artificial Intelligent (AI) and 5G networking.

John Miranda, Director, Strategy Office, Data Center and AI Group at Intel
John Miranda is a Director in Intel’s Data Center and AI Group Strategy Office.  In this role, John is responsible for a companywide market and technology trend sensing program that brings outside in perspectives on emerging forces that will shape the ecosystem Intel operates in.  These insights are used to better anticipate the implications of emerging forces to Intel, the associated opportunities (or threats) they may represent, and inform strategy development at both the Data Center and AI business Group and the broader corporate strategy office.  In the context of this Webinar, John noted a rising urgency on sustainability with respect to the Information, Communications and Technology sector, leading to internal to Intel and external contributions aiming to accelerate product and technology transition towards more sustainable solutions.  John’s background is in Computer Science (began in high school with Apple IIs!), and in recent years, focusing on the intersection of compute and business strategy.  Outside of work, John enjoys photography, hiking, and the natural beauty of California’s Central Coast where he and his family live.
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