Cloud Computing has introduced transformative possibilities into IT departments around the globe, and increasingly the push is being made such that every company eventually stores all of their data on the cloud rather than their own data center. But for companies who face bandwidth issues and have trouble easily retrieving that data, it’s clear cloud has its limitations. Fog Computing may be the alternative for those who don’t wish to go 100 percent into Cloud. Fog Computing, or Edge Computing, involves when data exists on personal devices at the edge of the Internet such that it can more quickly be accessed. Will “The Fog” be a viable partner to the Cloud, and why is it being considered a critical component to enabling The Internet of Things?
John Baekelmans, CTO, Cisco Internet of Everything Solutions Group
John Baekelmans is Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Solutions group. His organization delivers solutions in a number of vertical areas like Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Utilities, Retail, etc. He and his ... More View all posts
John Baekelmans is Chief Technology Officer for Cisco’s Internet of Everything (IoE) Solutions group. His organization delivers solutions in a number of vertical areas like Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Utilities, Retail, etc. He and his team drive next generation innovations and drive thought leadership globally. He not only ensures the right foundational products get created and prioritized but also ensures relevant business outcomes. John has spent 18 years at Cisco where he held various leadership positions within Engineering, Services and the M&A departments. He led Cisco's initial autonomic computing and self-healing (Smart Services) efforts and has authored numerous US and European patents. John was also the co-founder of a Belgian residential solutions startup called Fifthplay. Before joining Cisco, John designed, implemented and operated large PBX-networks at Siemens. John obtained a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and is a former Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). In his spare time, he is engaged in Belgium’s National fast response rescue team to assist in global disasters and also leads Cisco’s Disaster Response team for EMEAR. He loves to ski, is an advanced scuba diver and currently lives in London. Less View all posts