As recently explained by Max Lemke, head of the Internet of Things Unit at the European Commission, it is expected that in the middle of this decade most of the data processing and analytics will take place where they are the most efficient, which is generally close to where the data is generated: at the edge of the network.
This change calls for a shift from centralised computing facilities to a Cloud-Edge-IoT continuum.
The European Union is supporting the evolution of computing continuum along several lines, including Research and Innovation Programmes.
Specifically among the funded research programmes, there is the cluster of projects on Meta-Operating Systems for the Next Generation IoT and Edge Computing, recently presented at the IoT Week 2022 in Dublin.
UNLOCK CEI is one of the Coordination and Support Actions funded in this cluster with the objective to understand and predict possible market scenarios at the convergence of Cloud, Edge and IoT (CEI) technologies and support their adoption by companies and other relevant industrial players. To this aim, an engaged community of CEI adopters will be constituted to help us understand the requirements for the future uptake of such technologies and provide insights to guide future research and innovation in this field.
About the webinar
The first UNLOCK CEI webinar, part of the EUCloudEdgeIoT.eu initiative, is free and open to anyone interested in the cloud, edge, IoT domains as well as related topics including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence, Interoperability, ICT security and connectivity.
15:00 - Introduction
15:10 - Why investigating the Cloud-Edge-IoT domain?
15:25 - Get involved: value and benefits
15:40 - Panel Discussion "Understanding Cloud-Edge-IoT: challenges and opportunities"
16:20 - Q&A
16:30 - Conclusion