17 May 2022
Valencia, Spain
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Tuesday, May 17

09:00 CEST

Opening Remarks - Steve Wong, VMware
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Steven Wong

Staff Software Engineer, VMware
Steve Wong has been active in the Kubernetes community since 2015. He has been a Tech Lead of the Kubernetes IoT and Edge Working Group which is transitioning over to become a CNCF Working Group. Steve is co-chair of the VMware User Group on the Kubernetes project. He has implemented... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2022 09:00 - 09:20 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum

09:25 CEST

Keynote: Pushing the Boundaries of Open Source for a Brand New Edge - Saad Malik, Spectro Cloud
Modern applications deployed at the edge are revolutionizing industries, turning “Kubernetes at the edge” one of the most compelling use cases for the ecosystem. While edge can be challenging to deploy and manage, the significant progress across many community projects is providing the building blocks of a brand new redefined edge that will unlock its true potential. This short keynote will cover the “now” for edge now, what’s required and the future ahead.

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Saad Malik

CTO & Co-Founder, Spectro Cloud
Saad Malik is the CTO and Co-Founder at Spectro Cloud. His passion is leading teams that solve large-scale problems, using cutting-edge technologies in the areas of cloud, virtualization, containers, and distributed systems. In his twenty years of experience, Saad has successfully... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2022 09:25 - 09:30 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum

09:33 CEST

Keynote - Edge Native is the new Cloud Native - Modern Apps at the Edge, Marco Nicosia- VMware Tanzu
Edge computing is the next evolution of cloud. Over the last decade, we’ve learned a lot about running applications on elastic clouds. Infrastructure Operators and Developers can apply much of what we’ve learned to Edge deployments, so that you can be confident that the same app is up to date and secure at many locations simultaneously. The two concepts we’ll cover in this quick talk are disposable infrastructure and using abstractions to enable t-shirt sizing at the Edge.

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Marco Nicosia

Product Line Manager - Tanzu Edge, VMware Tanzu
Marco Nicosia is a Product Manager for Tanzu Edge at VMware. He has been working with large-scale deployments since the 90s, starting at Inktomi, a Web search engine. He was an early technical leader in the PaaS industry while at Engine Yard, serving clients such as Groupon, New Relic... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2022 09:33 - 09:38 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum

09:40 CEST

MLExray: Observability for Machine Learning on the Edge - Michelle Nguyen, Stanford
Anyone who’s ever deployed on the edge has had this hope before: “It ran perfectly on my cloud environment, it’ll surely work when I deploy it across these other different environments”. Unfortunately, much of the time, this hope falls flat. This is frustratingly true for those deploying machine learning models on the edge. These models are often painstakingly trained and fine-tuned over months and days to achieve those extra few percentage points of accuracy… Only to see performance drop by over 10% once deployed to an edge device. This session will cover common problems encountered when deploying machine learning models on the edge, and how MLExray, an open-source observability framework created at Stanford, can be used to help debug these issues when they inevitably occur. *MLExray has been accepted into MLSys 2022: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2111.04779.pdf

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Michelle Nguyen

Principal Engineer, New Relic
Michelle Nguyen is a Principal Engineer at New Relic working on Pixie. She was Pixie's first engineer and works across the stack--from Pixie's deployment mechanisms to its distributed query engine. Before Pixie, Michelle was at Trifacta helping build intuitive and interactive UIs... Read More →
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Natalie Serrino

Principal Engineer, New Relic
Natalie Serrino is a Principal Engineer at New Relic working on the Pixie open source project. She focuses on Pixie’s data layer, more specifically, the PxL language, the PxL compiler, and Pixie’s edge query engine for analytics.

Tuesday May 17, 2022 09:40 - 10:15 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum

11:35 CEST

Lightning Talk: Connecting Klusters on the Edge with Deep Dive into Cilium Cluster Mesh - Raymond de Jong, Isovalent
Edge computing can require connecting hundreds of clusters across disparate locations and infrastructures. Without a networking solution to manage this scale and complexity, you will just have a bunch of computers talking to themselves rather than each other and your customers. Cilium is the next generation, eBPF powered open-source Cloud Native Networking solution, providing security, observability, scalability, and superior performance. Cilium has joined the CNCF as incubating project. In this session, you’ll learn how you can leverage Cilium Cluster Mesh for providing connectivity for load-balancing, observability, and security between nodes across multiple clusters, enabling simple, high-performance cross-cluster connectivity at the edge. We’ll explore how Cluster Mesh allows endpoints in connected clusters to communicate while providing full security policy enforcement. The audience will walk away with an appreciation for how eBPF can help solve their networking challenges at the edge.

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Raymond de Jong

Senior Solutions Architect, Isovalent
Raymond de Jong is a Senior Solutions Architect at Isovalent, the originators of the Cilium project, providing networking, observability, and security for cloud-native applications using eBPF. In this role, he is supporting and enabling customers to be successful with Cilium in their... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2022 11:35 - 11:45 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum

12:05 CEST

Lightning Talk: The Adaptive Edge: Balancing Cost Efficiency, Usability, and Performance Tradeoffs - Tom McCollough, Section
The network edge presents new challenges in optimizing application deployments, as the deeper an application is pushed into the Internet, the greater the associated costs to run those workloads. This talk will cover a set of optimization considerations and strategies that allow workloads to be as close to users as possible, bounded by a business value construct. At the same time, we will discuss the importance of maintaining simplicity in the usability of the system, so that developers can specify how deeply they want their application to run without overallocation of resources. Using CNCF core technologies, including Kubernetes and Prometheus as a base, this talk establishes a framework for evaluating projects within the CNCF landscape and their suitability for edge use cases. We will examine Kubernetes Federation techniques, Multi-cluster orchestrator systems, and Traffic Direction and Service Discovery strategies against a selection criteria to assist architects in making “good-fit” decisions.

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Tom McCollough

Senior Product Manager, Section
Tom McCollough is Senior Product Manager at Section where he guides product strategy and development for Section's Edge as a Service technologies. Having started his career as a software engineer, Tom has gone on to lead software architecture, engineering practice, user experience... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2022 12:05 - 12:15 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum

12:15 CEST

Lunch + Networking
Tuesday May 17, 2022 12:15 - 13:35 CEST

13:35 CEST

Model Serving at the Edge Made Easier - Paul Van Eck & Animesh Singh, IBM
As edge devices consume the world, the ability to deploy AI models on these devices becomes increasingly vital. Challenges surrounding the management of numerous models across a multitude of edge hosts can be tricky. Not only that, the limited compute power that edge hosts provide makes it necessary to eliminate as much overhead as possible. These are common pain points holding users back from large scale adoption. However, with the combination of ModelMesh with technologies like K3s and MicroShift, the practicality of employing such a system has increased dramatically. As the multi-model serving backend of KServe, ModelMesh offers a small-footprint control-plane for managing model deployments on Kubernetes. Using multi-model runtimes with intelligent model loading/unloading, ModelMesh is able to make the most out of a limited set of resources while still providing the capability to serve many models for inference. Come to this talk to get the edge on edge model serving!

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Paul Van Eck

Open Source Software Engineer, IBM
Paul Van Eck is a software engineer in the Cognitive OpenTech Group at IBM. Over the past several years, he's been actively involved in open source AI technologies such as Kubeflow and TensorFlow. Currently, Paul is focused on the supporting the deployment of ML models on Kubernetes... Read More →
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Animesh Singh

Distinguished Engineer and CTO - Watson Data and AI OSS Platform, IBM
Animesh Singh is CTO and Director for IBM Watson Data and AI Open Technology, responsible for Data and AI Open Technology strategy. Creating, designing and implementing IBM’s Data and AI engine for AI and ML platform, leading IBM`s Trusted AI efforts, driving the strategy and execution... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2022 13:35 - 14:05 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum

14:45 CEST

Edge Kubernetes and Healthcare: A Next-Gen Architecture that Scales Across Thousands of Locations - Benjamin Beeman, GE Healthcare & Jeremy Oakey, Spectro Cloud
Edge computing and K8s have the potential to transform every industry, by bringing apps, data and outcomes closer to end-users, but it can be a significant paradigm shift for most enterprises when it comes to operationalization. For the healthcare industry, requirements such as security, availability and performance across thousands of locations are demanding for a new type of architecture and efficient tooling. Join this talk, if you're interested in learning about the requirements and gotchas of running and delivering K8s applications across thousands of edge locations, with 0 tolerance for mistakes. GE Healthcare's Senior Staff Software Architect, Ben Beeman and Spectro Cloud’s CTO, Saad Malik will discuss the lessons and how we need a next generation of edge architecture for the cloud native world. Beyond the theory, we will demo live the open source building blocks of managing the complete lifecycle at the edge, such as Cluster API, Libvirt, Docker and others.

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Jeremy Oakey

VP of Field Engineering, Spectro Cloud
Jeremy Oakey is the VP of Sales Engineering for Spectro Cloud. Jeremy was formerly an executive at Cisco, leading cloud product management and technical marketing for a portfolio of products and was brought to Cisco through the acquisition of CliQr where he was the VP of Strategic... Read More →
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Benjamin Beeman

Senior Staff Software Architect, GE Healthcare
Benjamin Beeman is a Senior Software Engineer with a broad experience on development languages and open source frameworks and tools. His skillset in programming languages spans from C#, C++, Java, Object Oriented Design, JavaScript, Python, OpenCL, OpenGL, MAndroid Development, HTML... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2022 14:45 - 15:15 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum

15:15 CEST

15:35 CEST

Managing WebAssembly apps with Kubernetes
Developers can leverage container tools such as Kubernetes, Docker and CRI-O to deploy, manage, and run lightweight WebAssembly applications. In this talk, there will be a demonstration of how Kubernetes ecosystem tools work with WasmEdge WebAssembly applications. Compared with Linux containers, WebAssembly could be 100x faster at startup, have a much smaller memory and disk footprint, and have a better-defined safety sandbox. However, the trade-off is that WebAssembly requires its own language SDKs, and compiler toolchains, making it a more constrained developer environment than Linux containers. WebAssembly is increasingly used in Edge Computing scenarios where it is difficult to deploy Linux containers or when the application performance is vital. One of the great advantages of Linux application containers is the rich ecosystem of tools. The good news is that you can use the exact same tools to manage WebAssembly applications, enabling Linux containers and WebAssembly apps to run side-by-side in the same system.

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Shivay Lamba

Software Engineer & Developer Advocate
Shivay Lamba is a software developer specializing in DevOps, Machine Learning and Full Stack Development. He is an Open Source Enthusiast and has been part of various programs like Google Code In and Google Summer of Code as a Mentor. He is actively involved in community work as well... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2022 15:35 - 16:05 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum

16:40 CEST

Closing Remarks - Steve Wong, VMware
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Tuesday May 17, 2022 16:40 - 16:50 CEST
Pavilion 4, Room C | Level 2 | Central Forum
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