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Zededa reveals keynote speakers, sessions and sponsors for Zededa Transform 2023

Zededa reveals keynote speakers, sessions and sponsors for Zededa Transform 2023

Zededa has announced the dates and speakers for its third annual Zededa Transform event. The online event will occur on March 16th, preceded by an in-person happy hour on March 15th. Notable keynote speakers include tech industry giants Kelsey Hightower and Dr. Satya Nadella.

“Kelsey Hightower and Dr. Satya are two of the most inspiring figures in the industry, and we’ve got experts lined up throughout the day,” says Zededa founder and CEO Said Ouissal.

Zededa says the event provides actionable tips and advice for attendees looking to maximize their edge initiatives. The session lineup features several tracks for both technical and business-oriented participants. Technical track sessions include “Digital Twin” with Rob Tiffany, James Teal and Mahyar (Matt) Mohajer and “Does Edge Require the Cloud?” with Steve Mullaney, Marilyn Basanta and Leonard Lee.

Business track sessions include “Trends and Challenges of Industrial IoT” with Chantal Polsonetti and Travis Cox and “Lessons Learned from Real-World Edge Deployments” with Peter Rake, Dan Feldhusen and Obinna Ilochonwu.

The event is sponsored by various edge computing companies, including Aviatrix, VMware, neXt Curve, ARC Advisory Group, Inductive Automation, Switch Automation, Atos and 5G Open Innovation Lab. Registration is available at, with the online event running from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT/11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT.

“The third year of Zededa Transform will be the biggest yet,” adds Ouissal.

Zededa launches Edge Academy certification program

Zededa also announced the launch of its new certification program for customers, partners and employees. The Zededa Certification Program (ZCP) is part of Zededa Edge Academy and includes a series of exams to validate the user’s skills.

Kevin Freitas, Senior Director of Edge Academy, says, “We’re thrilled to lift up our Edge Academy offering with our newest certification program. Qualifying our customers, partners and employees is key in driving forward best practices and distinguishing Zededa experts in edge computing and orchestration.”

The first exam is the Zededa Edge Orchestration Professional, which tests a user’s skills, knowledge and abilities.

Freitas continues, “Next, we will design and develop a new certification offering targeted at a wider audience to drive a fundamental understanding of edge orchestration and management industry concepts. We believe this is a critical step for first adopters of the edge and a must-have in the ZCP.”

Zededa says the ZCP program is free for a limited time and those interested in certification can register for an exam date via a global network of proctors.

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