“2020 was the year when multi-cloud and hybrid cloud deployments moved from the margins to centre stage. There is little doubt that this year will see a consolidation of cloud-native application deployment. Hyperscales will respond by facilitating migration towards edge compute. Edge computing will continue to break down the barriers between cloud and on-premise, with functions such as AI, security and WAN optimization delivered anywhere, at scale. While 5G had an uncertain time last year, it may yet emerge over the next 12 months as critical technology for next-generation enterprise applications. Don’t expect SD-WAN to get and less popular. But do look forward to a year when AI heads for the mainstream, enabling just about everything in the network and application ecosystem to function better. Finally, one of the big winners of 2020 was cybercrime. This is the year the hard lessons leared about holistic, end-to-end security will help enterprises fight back.”
Jeremiah Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis – Technology Group, GlobalData
Analyst Chair: Jeremiah Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis – Technology Group, GlobalData
Amir Khan, President, Founder and CEO, Alkira
Dr. Seth Dobrin, Global Chief AI Officer, IBM
Chris Bedi, Chief Information Officer, ServiceNow
Gaurav Anand, Board Member, Tata Communications America, Inc.