CW’s leading tech conferences go digital creating the CW Edge Week, an interactive networking and exhibition experience
The CW International Conference (CWIC), the flagship event for Cambridge's world-renowned technology community, opened its door to a global audience inaugurating the CW Edge Week, exploring Edge Computing, with its enabling partners 5G, AI and IoT, as the transformative technology to help organisations to push past the limitations of the traditional network architecture.
“We believe 5G is a platform for transformation but we can only realise the benefits 5G can bring through a combination of education, collaboration and trust,” said Paul Scanlan, Chief Technology Officer at Huawei, the CW Edge Week Platinum Sponsor, in his welcome speech addressing Cambridge and the broader UK tech ecosystem. “This enables us to balance innovation with commercialisation. We need to do this because of the opportunities 5G presents in transforming industries – it can save and improve millions of lives through Use Cases like Remote Patient Monitoring, Virtual Consultation and Connected Ambulances.”
CWIC 2020: At the Edge, combined with the two-day CW Technology & Engineering Conference, designed specifically for engineers, saw nearly 1000 delegate registrations from 23 countries tuning into highly focused track sessions and interactive discussions reviewing the role of Edge Computing within the broader 5G architecture evolution and addressing the ways how Edge can enable innovative products and services.
“In response to the global crisis, digitalisation has accelerated giving us more tools than ever to stay connected with our international technology and enterprise community. CW’s two flagship tech conferences, CWIC and CWTEC, creating the CW Edge Week, an interactive event and an immersive networking experience. We had a remarkable line-up of sponsors, supporters, exhibitors and speakers driving the Edge debate throughout the event that resonated with the tech-savvy audience. We’re looking forward to building further high-level connections on this strong foundation,” said Simon Mead, Chief Executive Officer at CW (Cambridge Wireless)
CW Edge week coincided with special announcements, including the launch of the PaaS Consortium led by CW’s own Abhi Naha, created to support organizations in developing new product as a service business models that deliver increasing value to their customers.
“CW Edge Week is an open invitation for innovative organisations and leaders to spark and join the conversation about emerging technology trends with a potential to impact the world in a positive way. We were delighted to use this vital platform to announce our new initiative, the PaaS Consortium. Together with ghd, Arm and BAT, we launched it to accelerate and successfully scale the transformation of product companies to digital services, Product as a Service (PaaS). We are inviting new members to join who can contribute towards the successful transformation of product as a service at scale in a fast-moving digital connected world,” said Abhi Naha, Chief Commercial Officer at CW (Cambridge Wireless) and CEO & Founder of PaaS Consortium.
Celebrating impact innovation and thought-leadership, CW announced the Winners of the company’s first annual Technology and Innovation Awards, recognising outstanding companies and individuals, from innovative start-ups and outstanding achievers to the most impactful use cases within industry, selected by an expert panel of Judges including Dr Jin Zhang of Anglia Ruskin University, Julia Gwilt of Appleyard Lees, Sheridan Ash of PwC, Rhys Morgan of Intelsat, James Chapman of Qualcomm and Dr Tim Moore of ghd. The Winners were decided in an open vote based on the most compelling elevator pitch presentations.
CW’s breakout sessions powered by Remo, software that CW Team has been testing, have proven to be highly successful among the conference attendees with the CW Virtual Lounge facilitating an immersive, real-time platform to connect and engage in an intuitive, conference-style setting with industry leaders, engineers, developers and sponsors from Huawei, ghd, Imagination Technologies, Samsung, Intel, Nokia, Salesforce, Qualcomm, Sony, Zizo, Ryff, 8 West Consulting, Sierra Wireless, Imagination Technologies, Adva, Juniper Networks, Rhode & Schwarz, PaaS Consortium, UK5G, Samsung, Pod Group, RN Electronics, AEL Crystals, IC Resources and more.
CW Edge Week audience also had access to the Virtual Exhibition showcasing latest technology developments, products and services from Sony, Anritsu, Cellnex Telecom, S-Tech, Rohde & Schwarz, EnSilica, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Ixion Holdings, EIRA, University of Essex and other organisations.
CW will be publishing CW Edge Week presentations shortly via www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/resources