Wi-NEXT adds industry thought-leaders to advance IoT and Fog Computing Industrial Edgeware

Top Quote Cisco Fellow, Flavio Bonomi and Ken Forster, Managing Partner of ThingMUSE Ventures, join the first Industrial Edgeware Company as Strategic Advisors to accelerate Wi-NEXT's offerings in industrial edge networking and processing. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 20, 2014 - Palo Alto, California - Wi-NEXT is proud to announce that Flavio Bonomi and Ken Forster, both recognized as "Connected Industry" thought leaders, have joined its Advisory Board.

    Flavio Bonomi was a Cisco Fellow, and former Head of Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems. Considered to be the father of Fog Computing, Flavio was instrumental in the vision and technology direction for Cisco's Internet of Things initiative. Flavio is an alumnus of AT&T Bell Labs, was a Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, and has a PhD Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Flavio resides in Palo Alto, California.

    Ken Forster is the Managing Partner for ThingMUSE Ventures, a global venture partnering group focused on developing early-stage Industrial Internet of Things companies. He has been building 'connected' products, services and businesses for over 25 years with senior leadership roles at ThingWorx, Syngenta, The Coca-Cola Company and Philip Morris, in addition to co-founding three industrial automation. Ken resides in Zug, Switzerland.

    "We are pleased to have Flavio and Ken join our team. With their significant industry experience they are helping us advance our Industrial Edgeware to power IoT and Fog Computing." said Nicola De Carne, CEO of Wi-NEXT.

    "Fog Computing means placing processing, storage and communications at the edge of the network - close to your processes and things. Wi-NEXT is one of the first to combine these three into their Industrial Edgeware platform." said Flavio Bonomi. Ken Forster added: "Wi-NEXT has established themselves as an early leader in industrial mesh networking. With the addition of their edge processing, Wi-NEXT is poised to be leader in Fog Computing."

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