Google Cloud’s Ankur Jain To Speak at COSM 2022 – Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence

Ankur Jain

Ankur Jain, VP Engineering for Google Cloud for Telecom, Distributed Cloud, and Immersive Stream, will be speaking at COSM 2022, November 9–11 in Bellevue, Washington.

Go here to get the Early Adopter rate before September 15 (tomorrow).

At work, he has focused on cross-Google programs like cloud computing, mobile communications, 5G, and privacy issues. One of his key initiatives is bringing internet connectivity to less well-served parts of the globe.

He noted in 2017, “As people increasingly access the Internet through their mobile devices, mobile operators are now designing their next-generation networks based on many of the same principles that we’ve adopted to power our own networking infrastructure.” In his current position, he leads Google Cloud’s Telco, Distributed Cloud Edge, Immersive Stream for XR/Gaming and Kubernetes (GDC, GKE) Networking products.

From Google Research, we learn,

He holds a masters degree in computer science and engineering from University of Washington Seattle and a bachelors degree in the same from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has a few dozen patents and conference papers filed/granted/published. His closest shot at stardom though was when he went to Los Angeles in 2013 as part of the team that collected the 65th Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for YouTube; but a couple of years later he is still happily at Google.

One of his current projects is introducing communications service providers (CSPs) to what a “cloud-native” approach can do for them. It’s a challenge given the swift adaptation: By 2025, more than 95% of new digital initiatives are expected to be cloud-native compared with fewer than 40% in 2021.

Remember, register here before September 15 (tomorrow!) to get the Early Adopter discount.

COSM 2022 (November 9–11, 2022) at the Bellevue Hyatt in Seattle is an exclusive national summit on the converging technologies that are remaking the world as we know it — artificial intelligence, 5G and WiFi6, blockchain, cloud computing, space flight. It’s a great chance for civilized conversation between and with industry leaders on trends that really matter.

Other COSM 2022 speakers to pencil in:

Cars of the future will offer “electrifying” rides — guaranteed Electric car expert Tony Posawatz will be speaking about new industry developments at COSM 2022. In Posawatz’s view, electric vehicles are not just “smartphones on wheels” but there are many parallels between the evolution of the EV and the smartphone.

How safe is our tech if it depends on non-free nations? Europe’s energy woes, in the wake of the Russia–Ukraine war, should spur us to take the question seriously. Keith Krach, former CEO of Docusign, speaking at COSM 2022, wonders why we don’t just do more tech at home where it’s cleaner and safer.

COSM speaker hopes to put creativity within every human’s reach. Jules Urbach, a game developer at 18, has large aspirations but he has the advantage of new software that might help.
One of Urbach’s current projects is an archive of everything to do with Gene Roddenberry (1921–1991) and his Star Trek universe

Software pioneer David Gelernter will also be speaking at COSM 2022: Gelernter, a Yale computer prof, is known for thinking through problems from a NON-Silicon Valley-elite perspective. He argues, “The emotional subtext of human communication is crucial to human thought … Too many computer scientists don’t understand this.”

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How Federico Faggin put the computer’s brain on a chip. In the Marvel Universe, a story like this would, of course, start with a portentous meeting of top AI brains in a secret mountain stronghold, holding the world’s future in their hands… This isn’t the Marvel Universe. The project aimed merely to raise cash for more conventional stuff. Faggin will share his thoughts today at COSM 2022, Nov 9–11.

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