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Fog World Congress 2018 to Highlight Fog Leaders, Edge Influencers

By Ken Briodagh

In a recent announcement, the organizers of the upcoming Fog World Congress released its lineup of more than 60 presenters, session tracks, tutorials and panel sessions for the October event. Produced by the OpenFog Consortium in collaboration with IEEE Communications Society, the event will take place in San Francisco, October 1-3.

Fog World Congress is the world’s largest gathering of fog leaders and edge influencers. Attendees reportedly will include technologists, data scientists, application developers, educators, researchers, analysts, VCs and investors, service providers, government agencies and enterprises representing a multitude of industries. 

The event is focused on fog computing use cases, architecture, standards, developments and research. Use cases will highlight how fog and edge are enabling advanced digital applications in IoT, 5G and AI. Applications in smart cities, transportation, robotics, smart energy and manufacturing will be explored. Click here to register now.

“The speaker lineup and topics for this year’s conference are designed to address the challenges in fog computing, including security, interoperability and standards – and its impact on the industry,” said Helder Antunes, Chairman, OpenFog Consortium, Senior Director, Cisco, and Congress Keynoter. “The subsequent discussions will be critical to driving standards, evolving the industry and unlocking the full potential of fog.”

The current schedule of keynotes includes Robert MacInnis, CEO, ActiveAether, Mung Chiang, Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University, Ashish Nadkarni, Group VP, IDC, and Tao Zhang, Visiting Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University. More keynotes will be announced soon.

In addition, the event will feature more than 60 presentations covering a wide range of topics related to intelligence on the edge, machine learning, infrastructure-as-a-service, smart grid, intelligent IoT services, 5G, security, the OpenFog reference architecture, AI, smart city, network/messaging, software infrastructure, mobile edge computing, and more.

Fog Tank, an exciting highlight from last year’s event, will once again culminate this year’s Fog World Congress. The winner of this year’s Fog Tank will receive a prize of $25,000. The Fog Tank contest showcases leading innovators in fog technologies and applications as they take the center stage with investors and VCs. The call for entries is underway and applications must be submitted by August 29.  Click here for more information.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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