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Jennifer Clark

October 24, 2023

3h 15m View
Edge Computing Digital Symposium

Date: Oct 24, 2023

Duration: 3h 15m

Session 1: The Smart, Monetized Edge

11:00 AM EDT

In this session we examine how the deployment of edge computing can fundamentally change how enterprises function, how the CSPs can underpin this industrial revolution and how they can make money doing so.


  • Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst, Data Center IT and Cloud Services, Heavy Reading

  • Wen Temitim, VP of Cisco Networking and Cloud CTO

  • Alp Basol, Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation - Enterprise Solutions, AT&T

  • Syed Rehman, Distinguished Engineer, MEC Services Technology and Strategy Planning, Verizon

Session 2: Edge Computing: Reshaping Manufacturing

12:45 PM EDT

In this session we take a focused look at how service providers are helping manufacturers innovate on the factory floor, in the back office, on the road with logistics and with partners in inventory management.


  • Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst, Data Center IT and Cloud Services, Heavy Reading

  • Darshan Gupta, Technical Group Product Manager, Verizon

  • Kevin Smith, Field Sales Enginer, Kontron

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Clark

Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Edge Computing

Jennifer Pigg Clark is Principal Analyst with Heavy Reading covering Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing. Clark provides actionable insight into service provider evolution, examining the challenges and opportunities facing network operators as they move towards 5G and IoT with an increasingly virtualized and cloud native infrastructure. Clark examines the solutions and technology reshaping the telco data center, technologies such as Edge Computing, Open Source, OpenStack, container networking, Network Orchestration, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and SD-WAN. Clark started her industry research career with the Yankee Group, which was acquired by 451 Research in 2013. She held the role of Sr. Vice President at Yankee Group. Prior to joining Yankee Group, Clark was Manager of Network Planning and Strategy for Wang Laboratories'corporate data network. She began her career at Wang with responsibility for the domestic and international roll-out of Wang's packet network, connecting more than 250 locations in 14 countries. Before joining Wang, she was a member of the IT research and development division of Commercial Union Insurance Companies. Clark is a highly regarded speaker at industry seminars and conferences and is frequently cited by the commercial and trade press. She has been a guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a member of the IEEE. She holds a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College.

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