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Virtual Event: Edge Computing in Government

Accelerating performance by bringing applications closer to data sources

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
(Start: 12.00pm ET / 9.00am PT)

Agenda Overview:

In recent years, the public sector has used cloud computing and data centers to process and store critical data. Even more recently, edge computing has emerged to assist with these practices, distributing data collection, processing and storage across the ‘edge’ of the network.

Edge computing allows for raw data to be processed closer to the point of collection by leveraging edge-based technologies. From wearable sensors, to satellites, mobile data centers, cell sites and sonar technologies, the opportunities to implement edge computing in the public sector are vast. Edge-based technologies create interoperable IT ecosystems that integrate the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and data centers to reduce processing time and decentralize storage. Edge computing also enhances analytics by providing real-time insight into raw data, tackling periodic surges in processing and allowing government to better manage seasonality or unpredictability.

Public Sector Network’s Virtual Edge Computing for Government Event will explore how edge-based technologies can assist in data collection, computation and storage. By reviewing emerging government initiatives, enterprise architects and IT systems professionals can enhance existing best-practice by creating a distributed computing topology, combining existing infrastructure with the technologies on the edge.

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Key Takeaways:

Gain better insights into raw data by harnessing real-time analytics to anticipate and plan for demand

Build a safety net to prepare for unprecedented processing demand by pairing existing cloud infrastructure with innovative edge-based technologies

Realize how edge-based technology can enhance data collection, computation and storage within your agency

Event Speakers:


Sanjay Ranka, Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of Computer Information Science and Engineering
University of Florida


Andrea McKinney

General Manager of Corporate Services
Town of Orangeville

Dr. Tim Persons

Chief Scientist, Managing Director, Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics
Government Accountability Office

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper

Senior Director, Enterprise Technology, Enterprise Strategic Planning, Office of the Chief Information Officer of Canada
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Ranjan Banerjee, PMP, ITIL

Ranjan Banerjee, PMP, ITIL

Manager, Strategic Planning, Enterprise Technologies and Solutions (ETS)
Communications Security Establishment

Liz McKeown

Liz McKeown

Canada School of Public Service, Digital Academy

Kalyan Chakravarthy (KC)

Kalyan Chakravarthy (KC)

Chief Information Officer
Region of Durham

Ziad Al Najjar

National Director, Technology Specialists
Dell Technologies

Jeff Ready

Jeff Ready

CEO and Co-Founder
Scale Computing

Peter Near

National Director of Technology – Canada

Event Partners:



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Agenda Highlights:

12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
PSN Welcome and Opening
12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Keynote Session: Leveraging Edge Computing and IoT for Intelligent Transportation Applications
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
Government Keynote: Building a Roadmap for the Future of Network Architecture
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
Partner Session: Edge Computing and Revealing Your Data Full Potential
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT
Government Case Study: Leveraging edge computing and IoT in digital transformation to increase citizen access to services
1:05pm ET / 10:05am PT
Partner Session: Edge Computing - What Users are Doing Today and Tomorrow
1:20pm ET / 10:20am PT
Refreshment Break
1:25 pm ET / 10:25am PT
Special Panel Discussion: Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing New Technology
1:55pm ET / 10:55am PT
Closing Remarks and End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

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