Edge computing Market outlook


The European enterprise edge market has grown significantly in the last couple of years, with new solutions developed to address specific industries and use cases as more organisations have started to understand the benefits and opportunities behind edge and other emerging technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has reshuffled the investment plans of many organisations in the world, in some cases stimulating the need for edge to ensure business continuity, to improve the decision-making process and to support remote operations.

AI-SPRINT project has organized this webinar to provide an overview of the market status-quo and market forecast for edge computing with a specific focus on AI and other enabling technologies. It also gives insights on the market forecast of the three main use-cases of the AI-SPRINT project in the three sectors of healthcare, energy and agriculture.

Who should attend and why?

The webinar is open to all actors involved in Edge, AI and Data communities including research organisations, associations linked to computing continuum technologies, developers and domain experts, Governments & Policy Makers, citizens and civil society. During the webinar, attendees from research and developers communities can achieve a better understanding of the demand market of edge and get insights to better align their products with the market requirements. At the same time, business organizations can get insights about the market trends which could impact their investment plan for the adoption of edge and AI.



Time (CET) Title Speaker
14:00 - 14:02 Welcome and introduction John Favaro, Trust-IT Services
14:02 - 14:05 The AI-SPRINT project Danilo Ardagna, POLIMI
14:05 - 14:35 Market analysis: Key trends on the European Edge Market - download the slides Alexandra Rotaru, IDC
14:35 - 14:45  European Data market: An overview of the status-quo, trends and forecast - download the slides Nevena Raczko, IDC
14:45 - 14:55 Q&A

John Favaro, Trust-IT Services,

Alexandra Rotaru, IDC,

Nevena Raczko, IDC

14:55 - 15:00  Wrap-up and conclusion John Favaro, Trust-IT Services


About the speakers

Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano

Danilo Ardagna is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano with a Master degree and PhD in Computer Science from the same university. He was a visiting researcher at IBM TJ Watson Research Center and at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics. His research interests are performance modelling and cloud/fog systems resource management. He has developed solutions for supporting web services compositions, virtualised systems optimisation and  big data/artificial intelligence applications scheduling.

Alexandra Rotaru, IDC

Alexandra Rotaru is a Senior Research Analyst for IDC Europe, co-leading the European Edge Practice within the company. In the last five years, she was directly involved in the primary and secondary research areas, working on the market analysis for technologies such as hardware, software, services, cloud, edge and IoT.
She is currently leading the production of several IDC Data products for Europe — such as the European Edge and IoT Spending Guides.
Prior to IDC, her experience includes business analysis and consultancy roles for IT companies, where she was directly involved in the sales, pre-sales, analysis, and implementation of several IT projects.

Nevena Raczko, IDC

Nevena Raczko is a Senior Consultant at the IDC4EU European Consulting unit, where she is responsible for coordinating EU funded projects, support research related to the European Data Market Study and monitor digital policies of the EU. 
She has over four years of international working experience in European affairs, policy research, and project management gained in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining IDC, Nevena worked as a Policy Manager at Microsoft European Government Affairs team in Brussels. She holds a degree in political sciences from the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary and a master's degree in European studies with a specialization in Economics, Politics, and Societies from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.


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