Akamai Edge Conference 2016

Cloud Networking & High Tech Industry Forum Track

Edge 2015 Breakout Session

The Cloud Networking track & High Tech Industry Forum at Edge 2015 explored best practices and challenges that surround the evolving cloud technology landscape. Video presentations are available to view below, and presentation decks can be accessed in the Akamai Community.

Edge 2015 Session - Akamai Cloud Networking: Faster in-Branch Apps While Maintaining Enterprise Security

Join Akamai Cloud Networking Product Management VP, Tim Knudsen, to learn how to leverage Akamai Cloud Networking technology integrated with on premises equipment or in the cloud, to provide fast and reliable cloud, SaaS, video & mobile application access in the branch while maintaining enterprise security.

Tim Knudsen, VP Product Management, Cloud Networking
John Isch, Director, Network and Voice Practice NAM, Orange Business Services

Edge 2015 Session - From The Garage to Wall Street

Hear from MINDBODY’s Interim CIO and CISO, Michael Hanson, as he lays out the challenges of building a Global SaaS Solution.


Michael Hanson, Interim CIO, CISO at MINDBODY

Edge 2015 Session - Internet of Things Panel

Hear the discussion of hype vs. the reality surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) market. Experts from Akamai, IBM, HTC, and Cisco discuss real world use cases, while examining the realities of implementation. ROI and metrics for companies looking to enter this market are also considered.

Suresh Rasaretnam, Principal Architect - Mobile/Server Technology, HTC Corporation
Daljeet Singh, Network Architect, IBM
Manoj Tharakan, Senior Manager of IT, Cisco
Mike Wunderlich, Principal Technical Sales Engineer, ThingWorx
Kris Alexander, Chief Strategist, IoT, Connected Devices and Gaming, Akamai

Edge 2015 Session - Make vs. Buy Decisions for SaaS Solutions

Join industry leaders from Forester Research, IBM, Jive, Concur, and Infor Global as we discuss the critical business issues that these companies face when determining what and when to build functionality, and what to source in the market to deliver added value to their solution offerings. We will examine the business challenges and the risk/reward when making a build or buy decision.


Ken Bisconti, VP, Customer Analytics, IBM
Mike Brooks, CIO, Infor Global Solutions
Drew Garner, Director of Cloud Architecture, Concur
Darren Cruickshank, Director of Production Operations, Jive Software
Mark Grannan, Analyst for Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research

Edge 2015 Session - Today's Software Trends Will Be Your SaaS Reality In 2020

Join Forrester Research analyst, Mark Grannan, as he explores the primary software and cloud trends that are cutting edge today, and those that will shape all SaaS solutions in 2020.


Mark Grannan, Analyst for Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research