Is it time to invest in Edge Computing and AI
as essential components of an IIoT network?
About this event:
Due to the massive increase in data we are experiencing today, Edge computing, AI and Edge AI are on their way to becoming indispensable technologies due to their ability to move data away from overburdened cloud data centers.
Thanks to IIoT and the abundance of data it’s generated, the use of Edge computing and Edge AI over cloud storage and processing have increased dramatically since 2021.
Edge AI combines Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to program, run, and execute machine-learned tasks directly on the Edge, taking advantage of the security and improved data-processing capabilities of Edge computing.
At our 23rd annual CenterStage What’s Hot VC Panel, our investor panelists will enlighten us about a few trends reshaping the telecom industry in 2022 and as they are projecting for 2023 and beyond.
4:00 – 4:10: Event Introductions and Acknowledgements – Moderator Introduction
4:10 – 5:20: Panel Discussion
5:20 – 5:25: Raffle
5:25 – 5:30: Q&A Panel and Thank you note
5:30 – end:
Moderator and Panelists Bio:
Moderator – Lisa Oshima
Founder, and Managing Consultant Socialize Mobilize
Lisa Oshima (Lisa Whelan) is the Managing Consultant atSocialize Mobilize, which provides strategy, business development, mobile user acquisition, and developer marketing expertise to clients.
Previously, Lisa worked for PA Consulting Group in London, engaging European clients on strategy, business, and technology integration projects and Nokia Inc. in Silicon Valley. Lisa writes about trends in social media and mobile / web / TV convergence on the Socialize Mobilize blog and Twitter. Lisa is an accredited investor and invests in mobile start-ups. She holds an MSc from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a BA from Boston College.
Managing Partner – Stout
Tricia has completed more than 100 mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector, ranging from digital devices and imaging software to SaaS and the Internet, for a total value of nearly $4 billion. She sold businesses to a variety of companies, including Oracle, Google, Red Hat, and Tibco, as well as American Greetings and Agilent. She is an expert in mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory, private placement, software as a service, online marketing, digital media, and imaging.
Partner – Cybernaut Investment Silicon Valley Fund
As a Silicon Valley-based venture investor with a deep technical background, Mr. Hong Xue invests in innovative technology startups with focuses on Big Data and Cloud Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech and Blockchain, Internet of Things and HealthTech. Some of his portfolio companies include CyberFend (acquired by Akamai), Virtriod (acquired by Magic Leap), NeuroVasc (acquired), ObEN, ScaleFlux, CaiCloud, Citcon, Directly, Skymind, LeanFM, Oculii, VisualThreat, Sentieon, Apostel etc.
Partner – Pegasus Tech Ventures
Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, mentor, author, speaker, board member, advisor, educator, partner, spouse, parent, and general enthusiast. Not always in that order. Bill loves to work with great entrepreneurs to build great companies.
His specialties are emerging technology companies across information technology, AI, quantum computing, healthtech, energytech, materials science, edtech, and fintech, among other sectors.
Philosophy: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital are about seeing the inevitable and turning it into commercial realit
Managing Director – Woodside Capital Partners
Mark is the managing director of Woodside Capital Partners. This global independent investment bank provides strategic and financial advisory to leading technology companies, primarily in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital raising, and acquisitions in the middle market and emerging growth companies. Previously headed up Strategic Global Partnerships for BT for 15 years based in Silicon Valley. This role involved finding, qualifying, and then managing partners and alliances in Silicon Valley relevant to BT’s wide range of markets in consumer & business retail & wholesale markets in the UK and IT and vertical solutions for multinationals globally in around 200 countries.
We will raffle a set of Grill BBQ Gloves, 932℉ Heat Resistant Oven Gloves Must be present at time of the raffle. We will send the gloves directly to the winners.