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Virtual Event: Edge Computing in Government - AU

Creating a distributed computing topology at the ‘edge’

Wednesday, 10 March 2021
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEDT

Agenda Overview:

In recent years, the public sector has used cloud computing and data centres 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 centres, 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 centres to reduce processing time and decentralise 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 Summit 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:

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

Explore a range of case studies from across sectors that demonstrate how government can harness edge-based technologies in new and innovative ways

Build a decentralised data storage network to increase information security and mitigate risks to critical information

Establish better analysis, transmission and accessibility of data between agencies by integrating edge-computing into existing best practices

Your Expert Speakers:

Prof. Jeremy Watson

Director, PETRAS National Centre of Execellence; Professor of Engineering
University College London (UK)

Chris Buxton

Chief Digital Officer
Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa

Dr. Alexander Held

CSIRO Centre of Earth Observation

Dr. Elke Hacker

Research Fellow, School of Public Health and Social Work
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Marty Smyth

Chief Executive Officer
Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA)

Jas Singh

Chief Data Services OfficerEmergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA)

Peter Lees

Chief Technologist

Agenda Highlights:

9:00 AM AEDT
Welcome from PSN
9:10 AM AEDT
Enhancing best-practice by developing innovative data processing systems
9:20 AM AEDT
International Keynote: Discovering emerging technologies at the ‘edge’
9:35 AM AEDT
Government Case Study: Leveraging edge computing in digital transformation to increase citizen access to services
9:50 AM AEDT
Integrating and managing edge-based technologies & infrastructure at scale
10:05 AM AEDT
Government Case Study: NovaSAR-1 Satellite: Emerging opportunities in the field of remote sensing
10:20 AM AEDT
10:25 AM AEDT
Panel Discussion: Exploring new and innovative methods of edge computing from across sectors
11:00 AM AEDT
End of Session


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