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Changing User Demands and Edge Computing Requirements - A Learning Event at Pennovation Tuesday, March 19

Join Schneider Electric and Leading Edge Design Group for a half-day educational event on optimizing on-premise data centers in the era of changing user demands and hybrid cloud environments. Localized high-performance computing requirements, Internet of Things technologies, and immersive experiences across devices are driving leaders to evaluate their infrastructure and edge computing strategy. This session will discuss new service delivery models, explore strategies, and share use cases and solutions amongst peers to help organizations navigate the next phase of the network-connected economy.

No vendors or consultants! This event is for private and public-sector end-users organizations.

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Check-In & Light Breakfast

9:00 – 9:50 AM
Why Location Matters
Now that leaders have conquered their cloud strategy, many are shifting their focus on how to deliver high-performance, edge computing at user locations. To accommodate the rapid rise in connected devices and the move from transactional to immersive user experiences, IT leaders are drastically changing service delivery models. Learn how to reevaluate your data center infrastructure and hybrid cloud strategy to better support evolving user demands.

10:00 – 10:50 AM
Modular Design for Fast, Local, High-Performance Computing
Companies are encountering new challenges while trying to respond to their customers’ demands for a more interactive and intuitive digital customer experience. Speed to market, construction risk management, and remote manageability/operability are just a few of the challenges we see in Edge applications. The technologies being deployed are typically converged architectures with high-density load profiles and are located at or near where the customer experience is happening. These challenges are driving both hardware and software innovations upstream to the equipment providers to help manage these challenges of remote, unstaffed IT installations being deployed at the edge. We will uncover how to create a rapid, flexible, and manageable infrastructure to support this new frontier of Edge Computing.

11:00 – 12:00 PM
Local is Global
A Panel Discussion on User Demands and Experiences in Healthcare, Higher Education, and Life Sciences

David Cohen – University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Boyce – GlaxoSmithKline

Learn how IT Leaders in the Philadelphia region are developing data center strategies to accommodate changing user requirements and the rise in connected devices.