Glenn Ricart

Glenn Ricart is founder and CTO of US Ignite, a nonprofit creating an ecosystem of innovative applications and services in smart gigabit communities. US Ignite brings together corporations, cities and regions, government, nonprofits, and academics to make and deploy these innovative applications and services. Dr. Ricart is also Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. Previously, Glenn was CEO of National LambdaRail, Managing Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Executive Vice President and CTO of Novell during its heyday, Program Manager at DARPA, and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and academic CIO at the University of Maryland. Dr. Ricart was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame as an Internet Pioneer in 2013.

Talk Title: Slicing in Locavore Infrastructures

Talk Abstract: A Locavore Infrastructure is one which has all of its elements in high-bandwidth and low-latency proximity. It typically combines edge computing elements with an adjacent access network. The growing number of communicating devices and things creates a large and often steady demand for collecting and integrating local information in a Locavore Infrastructure. Slices of this infrastructure can provide architectural advantages in security, meeting performance expectations, and billing. Dynamic slices can provide some of the same kinds of surge capabilities for which traditional cloud computing is prized. Slices can be implemented using a variety of orchestration techniques.