Accelerating Service Innovation at the Edge with Intel’s Converged Edge Reference Architecture

Feb 4, 2021

Network at the Edge vSummit
Release Date:
Thursday, 4th February, 2021
Chadie Ghadie, Director of Business Development, CoSP, Lenovo
Francesc Guim, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Tim Verrall, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV

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  • Sponsored by Lenovo
  • Sponsored by Intel

This session will outline how Lenovo and Intel are collaborating closely on addressing the challenges with edge and bringing to market products and solutions that accelerate services innovation at the edge. We will discuss real world use cases and how the Converged Edge Reference Architecture is providing a foundation that allows for a modular, future proof, scalable and open platform to deploy, manage and monetize edge computing.


Chadie Ghadie

Director of Business Development, CoSP, Lenovo


Chadie is worldwide director of business development at Lenovo focused on Communication Service Providers. Chadie has over 20 years of experience within the networking and communications industry. Throughout his career, he has held many roles including software design, pre-sales engineer, solution architect, product management and business development. With his deep knowledge on SDN, NFV, data center networking, IP/MPLS, WAN networking, server & network virtualization, and cloud networking, Chadie has a focus on the go to market strategy for Lenovo Telco. In his current role, Chadie works closely with customer and partners to help define and promote next generation solutions. Prior to Lenovo, Chadie was head of partner business development at Nuage Networks from Nokia. Chadie is based out of Ottawa, Canada.

Francesc Guim

Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation


Cesc has been working on processor, platform and system architecture for the course of the last 18 years. Cesc joined intel 2008 as processor architect for the high end server CPUS. From 2012 Cesc has been leading edge platform architectures as well as driving other pathfinding activities in the area of system architecture. Cesc has 50 granted patents and over 270 filled patents. Cesc holds a PhD in compute architecture with more 65 publications in international conferences and journals

Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV

Tim Verrall

Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation


Tim Verrall has 25 years of experience building and running networks around the world in many industries, including Space, Financials, Transportation and Intel. He has in depth knowledge of WAN, Internet connectivity, telephony, video and network security where over the years he has been instrumental in architectures, design and operations. Tim has been active on various technical advisory bodies outside of Intel for many years. His areas of expertise are large scale network design and architecture, IP routing and protocols, network planning and scaling and network future strategies. In more recent times he has been focused on the platform requirements and capabilities to support NFV and Edge deployments at scale. He is author of several technical papers and patents in these fields. Tim earned his Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE #1813) in 1996.

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