The success of the Internet of Things will be predicated, to a large extent, on the evolution and deployment of a Horizontal Networking, Computing, Storage and Services Platform, supporting and enabling multiple vertical applications and use cases. Key elements of this platform will be a more deterministic, more software defined network, connecting a widely distributed set of computing and storage resources, manifesting as Cloud, Fog, and Swarm resources.
Fog Computing extends the Cloud Computing paradigm to the edge of the network, thus enabling a new breed of applications and services. Defining characteristics of the Fog are: a) Low latency and location awareness; b) Wide-spread geographical distribution; c) Mobility; d) Very large number of nodes, e) Predominant role of wireless access, f) Strong presence of streaming and real time applications, g) Heterogeneity.
Swarm Computing refers to the communications, computing and storage deeply embedded in potentially highly mobile sensors and actuators, at the fringes of the Internet of Things.
In this keynote we will describe these key elements of the Internet of Things horizontal platform, and explore their interplay, in the context of a few exciting applications, such as Connected Vehicle and Transportation, Smart Energy and Smart Cities.
Flavio Bonomi is a Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and is the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems, in San Jose, California.
He is co-leading (with JP Vasseur) the vision and technology direction for Cisco’s Internet of Things initiative. This broad, Cisco-wide initiative encompasses major verticals, including Energy, Connected Vehicle and Transportation, Connected Cities. In this role, with the support of his team, he is shaping a number of research and innovation efforts relating to mobility, security, communications acceleration, distributed computing and data management.
Before joining Cisco in 1999, Flavio Bonomi was at AT&T Bell Labs, between 1985 and 1995, with architecure and research responsibilities, mostly relating to the evolution of the ATM technology, and then was Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, ZeitNet and Stratum One.
Flavio Bonomi received a PhD Electrical Engineering in 1985, and a Master or Electrical Engineering in 1981 from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He received is Electrical Engineering Degree from Pavia University, in Italy.