More than tripling last year’s lineup, the event sponsors include widely recognized networking companies, startups, universities and trade publications

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Event organizers announced that Fog World Congress 2018 is supported by more than 20 sponsor/partner organizations, more than triple the number from last year. Produced by the OpenFog Consortium in collaboration with IEEE Communications Society, the event takes place in San Francisco, October 1-3.

Fog World Congress—which features more than 60 presenters, session tracks, tutorials and panel sessions—is the largest gathering of fog leaders and edge influencers in the world. Attendees include technologists, data scientists, application developers, educators, researchers, analysts, VCs and investors, service providers, government agencies and enterprises representing a wide variety of industries.

The list of supporters this year includes diamond sponsors ActiveAether and Cisco; platinum sponsors Hitachi and VANTIQ; gold sponsors FogHorn, Princeton University, Nebbiolo Technologies and SONM; silver sponsor Arm; and media sponsors ACM Digital Library, CIO Review, IIoT World, FierceWireless, OpenSystems Media, TMCnet, The Fast Mode, Light Reading, Security Now, Tech Zone 360, infoTech, IoT Evolution, Wireless Week, The 2112 Group, SDxCentral and VMblog.

“We are pleased to announce and express our thanks to this growing list of sponsors,” said Helder Antunes, Chairman of the OpenFog Consortium and Senior Director, Cisco. “To experience such a significant jump in sponsorship participation is a testament to the importance of Fog World Congress and recognition of fog computing’s crucial role in transforming IoT, 5G and AI.”

The event provides a platform to showcase fog computing use cases, architecture, standards, developments and research. The wide range of topics addressed at Fog World Congress include intelligence on the edge, machine learning, infrastructure-as-a-service, smart grid, intelligent IoT services, 5G, security, the OpenFog reference architecture, AI, smart city, network/messaging, software infrastructure, mobile edge computing, and more. The event culminates with Fog Tank, which showcases leading innovators in fog technologies and applications as they take the center stage with investors and VCs.

About OpenFog The OpenFog Consortium was founded to accelerate the adoption of fog computing and address bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with IoT, 5G and AI applications. Committed to creating open technologies, its mission is to create and validate a framework for secure and efficient information processing between clouds, endpoints and services. OpenFog was founded in November 2015 and today represents the leading researchers and innovators in fog computing. For more information, visit www.openfogconsortium.org; Twitter @openfog; and LinkedIn /company/openfog-consortium.

About IEEE ComSoc IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. The IEEE Communications Society is a leading global community within IEEE comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.

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