Mobile Edge Computing represents a huge opportunity to deliver new services. The intersection of 5G and cloud computing  opens up a new world of enterprise and consumer applications. However, the promise of the mobile edge is dependent on the promise of enhanced and assured performance: higher throughput, significantly lower latency, and improved reliability. 

Accedian has collaborated with AvidThink, a research and advisory firm, and the  powerhouses behind the world's first production mobile edge computing platform, AWS and Verizon, to establish a forum where we will discuss performance assurance at the mobile edge.

Join Verizon, AWS, Accedian and AvidThink for a concrete discussion on mobile edge computing assurance based on real-world measured performance data.

Learn from the experience of the innovators:

  • How AWS and Verizon jointly architected and built AWS Wavelength for performance
  • Accedian's methodologies and solutions for assurance of mobile edge performance
  • Analysis of results from AvidThink's tests on AWS Wavelength
  • Key lessons learned from mobile edge tests
  • Strategies for ongoing assurance in mobile edge platforms

This webinar offers tangible and useful lessons on how to best take advantage of mobile edge computing for:

  • Enterprises looking to understand how their applications might perform on the mobile edge
  • Service providers seeking to understand how to best architect and assure their mobile edge offerings 
  • Developers building for the edge today

Join us on the journey to the mobile edge.

Featured Speakers

John Hickey

Director of MEC Planning & Architecture

In his role as Director of MEC planning in Verizon, John Hickey is responsible for driving the technical strategy and architecture of distributed multi-access edge computing platforms through collaboration with Verizon's Cloud Service Provider partners. For the last 10 years he has helped to evolve Verizon's network monitoring strategy with each new major technological step from 4G to Voice Over LTE to 5G and now MEC.

Bala Thekkedath

Head of Product Marketing for AWS Wavelength and Edge

Bala Thekkedath leads Product Marketing for AWS Wavelength and 5G Edge Computing at Amazon Web Services.  Bala brings over 28 years of experience in the telecom and networking industry, and a breadth of experience that spans product marketing, product management, pre/post sales consulting and engineering roles.  He has previously worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, and Nokia (Lucent).   Bala holds MBA and MS in Telecommunications Management degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from MS University of Baroda, India.

Roy Chua

Founder & Principal

Roy Chua is founder and principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research arm. Roy was previously co-founder at SDxCentral where he ran both the research and product teams. Roy was formerly a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting. As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading technology publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.

Richard Piasentin

Chief Strategy & Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer, Richard is responsible for Accedian’s strategic planning process and investment priorities, ensuring the creation and development of a consistent brand communications and marketing strategy, and drives Accedian’s commercialization efforts in the areas of global product pricing, solution marketing, and business development.

Richard began his career at Nortel Networks in 1992 as a test engineer for their public carrier switching division. From there, he segued into focusing on the wireless industry, taking on a variety of senior roles at Nortel within sales, operations, and supply chain during his 17 years at the company. After Nortel, he was vice president and general manager for BlackBerry’s North American business, and general manager of Viavi’s Visibility, Intelligence and Analytics (VIA) business unit. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, RF specialization, from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

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