A Cloud Living Life on the Edge

Connecting IoT devices to the Internet is not new but deploying and running real-time edge apps at hyperscale using these devices is. IoT is making the world cyber-physical, making computing ubiquitous, and making cloud-native apps live life on the edge just to deal with everything.

This is not your father’s cloud computing model. Something more is needed. Something that is built on the idea that when creating real-time apps, computing infrastructure at the edge should be taken for granted, regardless of the wide variety of networks, craziest of locations, or randomness of hardware. Sound familiar? It should. Because the edge must share the same basic philosophy that the cloud was built on.

The Fog has lifted, Edge Computing has arrived

Ubiquitous

Cliché much? Thats OK because THIS time it’s true. Compute power continues to drop in cost becoming so inexpensive that the answer to everything is becoming “put a chip in it”. Or more appropriately – “put a chip in & network it”

Real World, Real-Time

Things are about to get real. No more simulations. No time for predictions. Security breaches here change from inconvenient truths being exposed to potential life-threatening situations. Apps need to deal with reality in real time.

Cyber-Physical

The faster and wider IoT spreads, the greater impact real-time apps can have. Apps living on the border of computing and physical world, running and deciding at micro-second speeds requires interaction, sharing, and connectivity that hasn’t even been contemplated yet.

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Industrial Automation

From Nanometer motion control & quality assurance to real-time 3D modelling, the ability of applications to operate the cyber physical world in real-time with IoT changes what’s possible

Energy

Voltage stability, demand response, and remediation action take on whole new dimensions when load, transmission, and generation can respond in real-time.

Automotive

A single automobile can have 200+ servers measuring activity in real-time – from stability to active safety to self-driving, micro-second decisions changes how you experience the road ahead…

What Brought Us Together

Ubiquitous, real-time, and cyber physical. These are the challenges of our time as a technology community. They’re what brought this diverse group of the industry’s best and brightest together. The entire world is becoming smart and connected. If everything that everyone builds or owns is smart and connected, how do you make real-time apps that can run anywhere at any time? What do application services look like in a distributed, autonomous, cooperative cloud? Its a new edge economy and we’re here to make it a reality.

Said Ouissal

Chief Executive Officer

 

Said Ouissal

Chief Executive Officer

Said Ouissal is the CEO and Founder of ZEDEDA. Prior to ZEDEDA, Said held executive product management and (technical) sales roles at various infrastructure companies like Ericsson, Juniper Networks, Redback Networks and Violin Memory. Next to his customer engagement experience, Said has worked in engineering and development roles as well for companies such as Lucent, Versatel and Conxion. Said has extensive experience in IP networking (routing, switching and security), telecommunications, cloud, mobile broadband and is inventor of 2 issued patents. Said holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, is originally from the Netherlands and speaks 5 languages.

Erik Nordmark

Chief Architect

 

Erik Nordmark

Chief Architect

Erik is an expert on architecting and implementing secure large scale software systems, with a deep understanding of the implications of the Internet on system design. Prior to joining ZEDEDA he was developing software at Arista Networks, architecting the evolution of core software as a Cisco Distinguished Engineer, and earlier had a long and varied career as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. Erik has been involved in standardization in the IETF since the very early days of IPv6, and continues to drive IoT-related issues in his role as a member of the IAB. Erik holds over 29 US patents, and has a Technical Licentiate degree from Uppsala University and a MS from Stanford University.

Dino Farinacci

Chief Network Engineer

 

Dino Farinacci

Chief Network Engineer

Dino is a software engineer by trade and a technology visionary by passion advancing the state of the art in computer networking. As one of the first Cisco Fellows, Dino holds over 40 patents and has been a major IETF contributor 28 years. Over his career working at the NSA, CDC, 3Com, Procket, and Cisco he has designed and implemented dozens of networking protocols.

Vijay Tapaskar

VP Engineering & Ops

 

Vijay Tapaskar

VP Engineering & Ops

Vijay brings 20+ years of Product Development expertise. He has been in the founding team of multiple startups. Most recently he came from Skyport System, a secure enterprise compute platform company. Prior to that he spent time at Juniper Networks, BCN systems and Cisco. He has expertise in networking, distributed systems and cloud native applications. Vijay has lead and built multiple high talent engineering and support teams across geographies, for transformational software projects. Been part of teams that successfully delivered concept to production many routing/switching systems with $1B+ revenue.

Roman Shaposhnik

VP Product & Strategy

 

Roman Shaposhnik

VP Product & Strategy

Roman is a renowned expert and consultant in corporate Open Source and Digital Transformation. Prior to ZEDEDA, Roman played a key role in shaping the Open Source collaboration under the umbrella of Linux Foundation and held leadership roles at Pivotal focusing on big data and application management platforms. His work at Pivotal brought him to the nexus between container technologies, virtualization and unikernel architectures which lead him to ZEDEDA to take on the challenge of applying those experiences to the emerging world of Edge Computing. He is a member of Apache Software Foundation (where he serves on a legal committee) and an active contributor to a wide range of Open Source projects.

Donald Becker

Chief Systems Engineer

 

Donald Becker

Chief Systems Engineer

Don is leading ZEDEDA’s system engineering team driving key development efforts that expand our edge ecosystem. Prior to joining ZEDEDA, Becker was a founder of a Scyld Computer Corporation, and later served as CTO of Penguin Computing. He most recently served as Systems Software Architect for Nvidia. Don was an early primary contributor to the Linux kernel, focusing on high-performance networking and distributed computing. He founded and led the Beowulf Project at NASA, which directly led to Linux becoming the OS of choice for high performance distributed computing. Along with researchers at other centers, he received the Gordon Bell Prize in 1997 for his work using Beowulf clustering software on PCs to solve math problems previously run on purpose-built supercomputers.

Joel Vincent

Chief Marketing Officer & Custodial Engineer

 

Joel Vincent

Chief Marketing Officer & Custodial Engineer

Joel leads the global marketing function for ZEDEDA driving brand experience and go-to-market execution. He has spent 24+ years in the wireless, IoT, and cloud industries. As part of technology pioneers Sensity Systems, Egnyte, Aerohive Networks, and NETGEAR, his experience spanned leading product marketing, branding, channel, and field marketing through successful IPOs, a successful spinoff of NETGEAR from Nortel, and he played a key role in developing and executing a Smart City go-to-market strategy that led to Sensity’s acquisition by Verizon IOT. As a side hustle he founded the Wine Blogger’s Conference in 2007 to teach new media marketing to the wine industry. Joel holds an Electrical Engineering degree from MIT.

Magnus Almquist

VP Sales & Business Development

 

Magnus Almquist

VP Sale & Business Development

Magnus has more than 25 years of experience in International Sales Management and Business Development selling complex solutions to service providers and big corporations worldwide. He has worked at startups, medium size and big technology companies, where he built high efficient sales organizations. Before joining ZEDEDA he held multiple Senior Sales Leadership positions for companies in All-Flash Storage, Cyber Security, Mobile BB Security Solutions, Networking Infrastructure and other IT technologies. Magnus holds a MSc in Industrial and Management Engineering from the Institute of Technology in Linkoping, Sweden.

Prosenjit Pal

Managing Director, India

 

Prosenjit Pal

Managing Director, India

Prosenjit is in charge of ZEDEDA’s India operation and brings 20+ years of product development expertise in the networking, e-commerce and IoT industries. After a long stint at Juniper Networks, where he played a key role in establishing the India operation, Prosenjit broadened his expertise to include cloud and web services at Amazon and Flipkart. He then took on the challenge of building IoT start-up Prophecy Sensorlytics by combining his networking and web-services experience. Prosenjit has built high-performing teams from grounds-up in the companies he worked for and worked with cross-geography cross-cultural teams from around the globe. Prosenjit has a Bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and a Masters degree from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Chicago.

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