How Edge AI Services Benefit the Retail Sector

A Complimentary MEF Webinar Exploring the Power of the Edge
26 May 2021 at 11:00 am EDT

Webinar Overview

Subject: How Edge AI Services Benefit the Retail Sector
Date: 26 May 2021
Time: 11:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Duration: 45 minutes

Retail companies are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to provide a smarter, more secure in-store and online experience for customers, while creating operational efficiencies to boost profits, reduce shrinkage, and improve warehouse and logistics functions. The benefits of leveraging AI technology are compelling, however building and running these solutions on premise and public cloud can be costly and complex. Telecom service and technology providers are being called upon to enable new Edge AI solutions that bring simplicity and cost efficiency to the retail sector.

Join MEF, its member companies, and industry partners to explore the benefits of Edge AI for retail use cases such as autonomous checkouts and warehouse robotics. Understand how Edge AI solutions can achieve these benefits while maintaining the high performance of on-premise technology. Also, learn about MEF’s exciting work in edge services!

Key Insights

This webinar will explore:

  • AI workload distribution trends in the retail sector
  • Key AI considerations in retail
  • Benefits of Edge AI services from telecom service providers
  • Leveraging MEF to build an ecosystem of AI technology and service partners
  • MEF 3.0 Proofs of Concepts for Edge AI retail applications

Featuring a live Q&A – Bring your questions!

Who Should Attend?

  • Retail companies implementing AI-based applications
  • AI technology providers
  • Cloud and edge service providers
  • Channel partners
  • Solution integrators
  • Industry analysts
  • Members of the media

Featured Participants

Will Eborall

Assistant VP, Edge Solutions Product Marketing Management, AT&T Business
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Yasuhiro Takenaka

Yasuhiro Takenaka

Senior Manager of IoT platform Services, NTT Communications 
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Daniele Mancuso

Daniele Mancuso

Chief Product Management, Sparkle Group and Director, MEF
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Dalia Adib

Dalia Adib

Principal Consultant and Edge Computing Lead, STL Partners
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Roy Chua

Roy Chua

Founder & Principal, AvidThink
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Sylwia Kechiche

Principal Analyst, IoT & Enterprise, GSMA
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kevin vachon

Hosted by Kevin Vachon, MEF COO

As Chief Operating Officer, Kevin oversees the execution of MEF’s technical, certification and marketing programs, coordinating the integrated resources of MEF’s 200+ member companies and professional staff.

During his 13 year tenure, Kevin has led the globalization of MEF’s membership, launched the MEF 3.0 global services framework and founded the MEF’s annual flagship industry conference, MEF20. Kevin is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and spends considerable time meeting member companies in all corners of the world.