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Six Series 2: RETHINK COMPUTING

RETHINK COMPUTING / Emergent Technologies

August 4 and 5, 2022

Rethink Digital Six Series 2

Module 3: RETHINK COMPUTING

This module will explore mechanisms that are helping to accelerate the Digital Transformation Flywheel through the latest breakthroughs and best practices for a series of emerging and growing computing technologies.

While the benefits of Cloud Computing are multitudinous, allowing companies specifically to reduce overhead, take advantage of state-of-the-art security as well as to scale up or down their compute resources ad hoc. Edge Computing represents the opposite end of the spectrum, shifting specific processing from the cloud to the frontline interface. For example, an AI security camera uses computer vision to keep watch of all after-hours activity at a facility. Where 99-percent of the data gathered is imagery of empty corridors or rooms, if all is sent to the cloud for processing before it can be acted on, not only is bandwidth wasted but there will also be a delay when an exception is detected and an alarm must be raised.

The emergence of 5G and Faster Smarter Networks have reaffirmed that networking technology is the backbone of our online smarter, connected world. With increasing coverage and speed, there is increasing density of devices. The power of advanced networks continue to make breakthrough technologies more widely available and easier to access. Metaverse and Extended Realities (XR) offer entirely new ways for people to experience the world around them and for businesses to have new ways to connect and engage with customers as well as improve processes. The entertainment and gaming industries are clearly on the vanguard of XR adoption, but a broad range of industries have found valuable applications including as a training mechanism for Physicians, Soldiers, and other specialty service engineers.


Finally, with the great proliferation of networks and computing, cybersecurity and cyber-resilience are even more critical for businesses as they seek to avoid and to mitigate damage from potentially crippling attacks. Service disruptions lead to a loss of trust between customers and providers so not only is a business damaged by the inability to conduct business, and further by the loss of trust, but they can be subjected to regulatory penalties. Every organization must now be vigilant, not only across their business but beyond the boundaries to business partners, cloud providers and even the edge.


RETHINK COMPUTING topics include:
9. Cloud and Edge Computing
10. 5G and Faster Smarter Networks
11. Metaverse & Extended Realities
12. Cybersecurity

Dr. Mahdev Satyanarayanan
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. D. Fox Harrell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Philip Levis
Stanford University

Dr. Brandon M. Lucia
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Sam Ransbotham
Boston College

To Be Announced

AUGUST 4
10:55 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
MODULE 3 INTRODUCTION
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM EDT
LECTURE
Dr. Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Ph.D.
Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science; Professor (by courtesy), Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
12:40 – 2:00 PM EDT
LECTURE
Dr. D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D.
Professor of Digital Media and Artificial Intelligence in the Comparative Media Studies Program; Professor, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:20 – 3:30 PM EDT
EXECUTIVE DIALOGUE
Speakers To Be Announced
3:30 PM EDT
DAY 1 ADJOURN
AUGUST 5
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM EDT
LECTURE
Dr. Brandon M. Lucia, Ph.D.
Sathaye Family Foundation Career Development Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
12:40 – 2:00 PM EDT
LECTURE
Dr. Sam Ransbotham, Ph.D.
Professor of Information Systems, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
2:20 – 3:40 PM EDT
LECTURE
Dr. Philip Levis Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Faculty Director, lab64 Maker Space, Stanford University
3:40 PM EDT
MODULE 3 WRAP UP & ADJOURN