The BroadGroup has announced Schneider Electric as the founding partner for EDGE Congress, its brand-new series of innovative and interactive global events focused on edge computing's transformative impact on technology, business, and society.

With strong market drivers and demand for more distributed IT architecture to support emerging technologies, the shift to edge represents one of the most profound opportunities to modernize today's legacy infrastructure and data centre ecosystem. The defining industry players pushing the boundaries of edge computing forward will meet in Austin, Texas, 24-25 October 2018 for the inaugural event EDGE USA. EDGE Europe will take place in Amsterdam on the 31st of January 2019 and EDGE Asia will take place in Singapore on the 11th of March 2019.

"Partnering with BroadGroup to bring these events to a global audience will have a significant impact in driving the edge conversation to the next level," said Dave Johnson, executive vice president, IT Division, Schneider Electric. "There is no question that edge computing presents the biggest opportunity for organizations today to transform and elevate their technology infrastructure, and ultimately, the way they do business and deliver value to their customers. Through this forum, IT and business leaders will gain valuable and practical insights that can be applied to hone their edge strategies from deployment to management to security and much more in order to derive the greatest business value."

"Edge represents the most metamorphic and profound change for decades, connecting things everywhere and enabling new ways of analysing and managing the data needed to alter society, drive change and prioritize information critical to local infrastructure operations enabled by 5G and AI," says Philip Low, the chairman of BroadGroup.

"We are proud to collaborate with Schneider Electric for this transformative chain of events bringing on board the global specialist in energy management and automation," continued Mr Low.

The first EDGE event in Austin will host the seminal discussion on this massive new ecosystem in one location addressing how infrastructure will be altered through the convergence of a host of current and new technologies such as blockchain, AI, 5G, 4K, 8K, robotics, wearable tech and embedded sensors and their deployment.