What’s happening at the Edge
Date / Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
sponsored by
Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading

Roshan Thekkekunnel, Group Manager, PLM & GTM, Hybrid IT Telco Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Renu Navale, Senior Director, Edge Computing & Industry Enabling Organization, Network & Custom Logic Group, Intel Corporation

Edge computing is becoming a critical part of the virtualized infrastructure for wireless and wireline communications. However, it is not clear yet what software and hardware platforms will be most important for network operators and solution providers. Edge computing platforms will cover a wide range of server performance and may need to support extended temperature operation and harsh environments. In this webinar, we focus on providing a deeper understanding of network operator's requirements for edge computing and the software and hardware solutions that can best meet their needs. The webinar will draw on the results of an exclusive survey conducted by Heavy Reading during August and September 2019.

Key topics include:

  • Where and when is edge computing being implemented.
  • Services that will be supported using edge computing.
  • The importance of 5G, MEC and vRAN.
  • What features are required in edge compute platforms.
  • How infrastructure will be managed at the edge.


Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading
Simon is Founder and Principal Consultant at Earlswood Marketing Ltd., an independent market analyst and consulting company based in the U.K. His work has included investment due diligence, market analysis for investors and business/product strategy for semiconductor companies.

Simon is also Analyst at Large for Heavy Reading and has written extensively for Light Reading. His reports and Webinars cover a variety of communications-related subjects, including SDN/NFV, LTE/5G, 100G/400G components, Open Compute, smart NICs, uCPE, multicore processors and switch chipsets. He has also run several Light Reading events covering next-generation networking components.

Prior to founding Earlswood Marketing, Simon spent more than 15 years in product marketing and business management. He has held senior positions with Fujitsu, National Semiconductor and U.K. startup ClearSpeed, covering networking, personal systems and graphics in Europe, North America and Japan.

Simon has spent more than 30 years in the electronics industry, including several years designing systems for leading aerospace and mass-transit manufacturers, before moving into semiconductor marketing. In 1983, Simon earned a Bachelor's in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, London. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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Roshan Thekkekunnel, Group Manager, PLM & GTM, Hybrid IT Telco Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Roshan Thekkekunnel leads the Solution PLM and GTM team for Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Hybrid IT Telco business. He is responsible for defining, building and launching to market next-generation telco infrastructure designs based on HPE’s industry-leading infrastructure portfolio. Roshan has spent the last 15 years working with networking technologies, starting his career as an enterprise wireless system architect before moving into product management. He has launched numerous products and solutions ranging from network devices for enterprises to NFVI solutions for large telcos, including HPE’s first pre-integrated NFVI solution (the HPE NFV System) back in 2015.

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Renu Navale, Senior Director, Edge Computing & Industry Enabling Organization, Network & Custom Logic Group, Intel Corporation
Renu Navale is responsible for leading various strategic efforts in edge computing, accelerating network transformation through technical innovation and ecosystem-enabling activities via the Intel Network Builders program by fostering industry wide collaboration through open source strategy and contributions and industry marketing. Renu has over 20 years of industry experience in networking, wireless, embedded and software technologies. Previously, she was the Technical Assistant and Chief of Staff to Sandra Rivera, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NPG. She has also led global cross-disciplinary teams in strategic planning, segment and software product marketing and software development initiatives at Intel. She has a proven record of driving strategies into execution, and building global teams with strong collaboration across other Intel organizations. Renu was the recipient of the Intel Achievement award in 2015. Prior to Intel, she worked at Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) on Wireless, VOIP and Network Management technologies. She is a two-time recipient of Alcatel-Lucent’s highest awards for software design and development innovation. She has also published papers on various wireless technologies.

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