How is 'Edge' transforming the Data Center Services Sector: Colo, Telco & Cloud?

The Cloud Edge of the Internet of Things is where all of what we really mean by Digital Transformation -- Industry 4.0 in every economic sector -- takes place. The reliability, resiliency and performance continuum for the digital infrastructure from edge to cloud is the new definition of mission critical. 

This DCD>Debate aims to explore the challenges that both the end-user and colocation operator face in order to get the most out of their infrastructure .investment and deliver transformational solutions to energy efficiency, availability, resiliency, capacity and security. You'll get new perspectives on how colo, telco and service providers can deliver the best experience for their tenants.

  • What does ‘Edge 4.0’ mean for Cloud IoT service providers?
  • In what industry sectors are the “new economy” impacts having the first and greatest effect, and what’s unique to the edge of each sector?
  • How do service providers best prepare themselves right now for this immediate future business requirement and opportunity? 
  • What are the foundational differences at the Edge among Colo, Cloud and Telco
Join our panel of industry subject matter experts as we unpack what the edge performance now demands from colo, telco and cloud service providers.

Speaker Panel

DCD>Debates brings together a panel of 4 high level of expert speakers


Martin Hannigan

Advisor for Deep Edge Technologies

Martin is a pioneering network edge interconnection subject matter expert.  He is a former strategic advisor to Microsoft for interconnection and peering, He was the former director of network and data center architecture for Akamai, the leading global content delivery network cloud platform.

Anthony DeSpirito

Anthony DeSpirito

VP/General Manager - Operation Services
Schneider Electric

Tony is a seasoned high-technology marketing and sales executive with deep domain expertise in enterprise software and managed services. A veteran of entrepreneurial startups and large, global companies, Tony’s skills range from C-Level selling, relationships to operational sales management of both channel and direct teams.

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Hugh Carspecken

CEO & Co-Founder
 DartPoints is the Leader in the Micro Edge Data Center Market. For over 5 years, DartPoints has been pioneering how critical infrastructure will support the rapid technological advance of Mobile Edge Compute (MEC), 5G, interconnectivity, and distributed enterprise data at the edge of the network. Our purpose-built, fully-operated, network-neutral, and automated data centers can be located at nearly any commercial building, warehouse, modular building, and cell tower. DartPoints' value provides our customers "Performance Through Location.

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Bruce Taylor


DataCenter Dynamics

Bruce A. Taylor is an emeritus member of the DatacenterDynamics leadership team. He formerly was EVP, North America, where he helped set the strategic tone for DCD’s portfolio of integrated media and events. He also is an emeritus member of 451 Research's Uptime Institute. He is a career-long technology journalist, editor and publisher. Today, he focuses his research effort on Global Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 and the digital infrastructure that enables, accelerates and supports such programs and initiatives.