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In partnership with IEEE Communications Society Oregon Chapter, we bring you this virtual talk. Agenda: - Introduction to OpenInfra-PDX Meetup, Sunku Ranganath - Introduction to IEEE ComSoc OR Chapter, Pradeep Kumar Guest Talk - Hybrid Cloud Edge Service Platform & Services by Prakash Ramachandran Abstract: The rapid standardization with Kuberenetes as the defacto standard for orchestration of Infrastructure Clusters, has led to aggressive moves by Industry players to capitalize with Operation Technology innovation. While the infrastructure providers are looking to support carrier grade cluster operations, hybrid-cloud based control plane has become the least common denominator for autoscaling and day-n life cycle management of kubernetes services. In this presentation, Prakash would focus on current trends fueling the Edge ecosystem touching upon open service broker APIs, emergence of hybrid cloud edge service platform, intent based edge breakout & user plane functions, etc. The topics covered extends across changes in Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), application services using LTE/5G, infrastructure enhancements required to support carrier grade cluster operations Speaker Bio: Prakash Ramachandran has 35+ years of Telco/ICT experience with MSEE from IIT Bombay. He is Independent Member Board of Director for Openstack for last 3 years and current chair of Interop WG; IEEE senior member; Co-chair of Edge Automation Platform INGR WG; Open Infra summit program committee co-chair NFV, Edge, 5G for 2020, Vice Chair 2018, NFIC-2018 Chair, and has been a veteran consultant on NFV/CNTT, MANO, VIM, Virtualization, Containerization, Microservices, 5G Core/Edge/Access, Network Slicing and Vertical Industry solutions. The companies he has served for include Micronic Devices, IDM, Microdata Consultants, Intelligent System, Tandem, WinVision, AT&T Mobility, seven.com, coverity.com, AT&T Labs, Futurewei/Huawei Technologies and currently at Dell. He was also part of Valley start-ups and other IT /Internet Data Center ventures in the late 90's and early 2000. He brought to table the experience building Platform PoCs using OpenStack ecosystems. He has been a regular attendee of CNCF, OpenStack, OPNFV, 3GPP NFV/MEC, IEEE forums over the last several years in the Bay Area as well as globally in US, China & India.