Chief Architect & VP of Innovation, EdgeConneX
Mr. Lawson-Shanks has been at the forefront of designing and deploying industry leading solutions in both the UK and the US for over 25 years.
Prior to joining EdgeConneX, Phill was CTO of Virtacore responsible for datacenter build-out, network core architecture and systems to accommodate the migration and consolidation of thousands of clients and infrastructure. Phill’s team also designed and deployed the world’s largest VMware based Public Cloud.
At Alcatel-Lucent Phill served as Chief Strategy Officer were he led their effective transition to the cloud, virtualizing many of their programs and creating meaningful time and cost savings. Phill later joined SAVVIS as VP and GM of Hosting to re-establish the Managed Hosting business as well as introduce the ‘virtual server’ product. As VP and GM of Digital Media at MCI, Phill founded the CDN division and received several related patents in the process.
Roundtable: The Intersection of IoT, Cloud and Big Data
Sunday, 17 January 2016
The Internet of Things as well as the evolution and continued utilization of cloud technologies are dependent upon the underlying infrastructure of the modern all IP-based Internet over which these services and data are delivered. Real-time communications and streaming data as well as a host of next- generation, cloud-based applications must all be provisioned with the lowest latency possible.
This discussion will focus on how the localization of peering points and the selection of tactical “edge” colocation facilities in close proximity to the end-user will reduce costs, increase performance and better meet the latency and security needs of the network and its stakeholders.
Today’s bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive cloud content requires a new infrastructure – The Internet of Everywhere. Latency affects the maximum rate data can be transmitted efficiently and effectively and is determined by speed and distance. The Internet of Everywhere eliminates distance and delivers content faster while improving the user’s experience and enhancing security.
The Internet’s design will completely change over the next five years to address the new needs of content and the demands of users. This presentation will reveal to attendees how that’s going to happen and why they need to adapt their thinking or prepare to have their business models disrupted.