The IoT is a series of points where data can be generated, collected, aggregated, analyzed and stored. This all begins at the device level – on the edge. Currently, many IoT applications observe data at the edge, then move it to the cloud for analysis. Edge computing helps reduce connectivity costs, improves security and privacy, and reduces latency.
Those that are able to extract the right business insights at the right time and the right place – edge or cloud – based on factors like cost and latency of the underlying business problem will succeed in the future of IoT. So how do you determine what runs at the edge versus what runs in the cloud? You have to decide based on the situation.
This session will explore what Edge computing and 5G really means to the world of IoT.
About the Presenter:
John Chiappetta leads IoT Sales at FoxNet Inc. He works with companies and municipalities of all sizes to enhance their use of data and innovation to improve services, inform local decision-making and drive engagement. John believes that the most critical business questions are not answered with what data you could or should access, but by first working out what your business is looking to achieve. John holds a Masters in Political Science and has completed undergraduate work in Political Science and Business.