Computing on the Edge

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: VMware
3425 Hillview Avenue
Building A
Elastic Sky Theater
Palo Alto, CA 94304



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Data is Travelling at the Speed of Light – How Do You Catch Up?

Massive amounts of data are hitting businesses from every direction. In fact, successful digital transformation strategies will rely on converting all of this data into actionable insights that businesses can use to outpace competition. With an explosion of connected devices, data at the edge contains real-time intelligence that must be assessed, managed, and secured at the speed it is received… the speed of light!

Hear from our panelists on how IoT, AI, AR/VR, Security, and Blockchain are impacting you and your customers today and what can be done to keep up.


Our Distinguished Panel


Carlos Escapa

Senior Principal of Business Development
Amazon Web Services

Carlos Escapa is an IT business executive who specializes in building global operations for software and cloud companies. He is currently a Senior Principal of Business Development at Amazon Web Services where he leads the global consulting partner network for Machine Learning and Data Science. Prior to that he was co-founder and CEO of VirtualSharp Software, with a successful exit to Unitrends Inc (Insight Venture Partners). Before that venture, Carlos was the General Manager of Southern Europe at VMware, Vice President of Channels at CA Technologies in Europe, and Business Development Director at Sterling Software Japan.

Carlos has a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University.


Adam Scraba

Business Development

Adam Scraba leads NVIDIA’s business development and strategic alliances focusing on applying AI to solve key problems across a range of industries from public safety, retail, transportation, to urban planning.

Adam has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry holding various business, marketing and technical roles.

Adam holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering from San Diego State and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


Fernanda Campello

Data Scientist

Fernanda Campello is a data scientist in the Dell Technologies IoT Division at VMware, leading the Milky Way data science track. As a data scientist, Fernanda works on developing analytics methodologies and use cases to gain insight and unlock the value from data, going from business and analytics problem framing, to model development and deployment. Before joining the Dell Technologies IoT Division, Fernanda was a senior data science consultant at Dell EMC, developing analytics projects in several industries, including healthcare, utilities, finance, insurance, and biotech.

Fernanda holds a PhD in Operations and Information Systems from the University of Alberta in Canada, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Brazil. Fernanda has also worked in research and development of new analytical models, having published academic papers in the area of operations and information systems.


Our Distinguished Moderator


Sudhir Srinivasan

Chief Technology Officer Storage Business Unit
Dell Technologies

Sudhir Srinivasan is the Chief Technology Officer for the Storage Business Unit at Dell Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating the technology strategy across the storage product portfolio and driving innovation everywhere. Sudhir is a 20+ year veteran of the information infrastructure industry with particular expertise in scalable storage architectures where he has authored many patents. He was a pioneer in scale-out and software-defined storage architectures before they were known as such in the industry. Prior to Dell Technologies, Sudhir has held leadership roles at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science.