The Journey to 5G: Extending the Cloud to Mobile Edges - Presented by Dell Technologies

John Roese, Dell Technologies and Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, MIT Technology Review

We are at the beginnings of understanding the significant capabilities of 5G and its ability to transform businesses as well as communities. Supporting service providers and network and technology vendors will be instrumental in helping businesses and government transform, evolve, and rebuild. This discussion from MIT Technology Review's EmTech Next conference examines the opportunities 5G brings to communities and corporations looking to digitally transform and what we all need to be doing to be prepared to embrace it. In many ways the pandemic has accelerated the desire for progress in key technology areas such as edge, AI, and automation. What is 5G’s role in addressing our new reality?

John Roese, President and Chief Technology Officer of Products and Operations, Dell Technologies

John Roese is President and Chief Technology Officer of Products and Operations at Dell Technologies. In this role, John is responsible for establishing the company’s future-looking technology strategy and fostering innovation to make sure Dell Technologies is at the forefront of the industry with ground-breaking technologies that anticipate customers’ needs across the portfolio.

John joined Dell EMC in the fall of 2012 and was instrumental in shaping Dell EMC’s technology strategy as the company embarked on new growth and leadership across three of the most transformative trends in the history of IT: Cloud, Big Data, and Trusted IT.

Prior to joining Dell EMC, John was the CTO, GM, and leader of several technology companies including Nortel, Broadcom, Futurewei, Enterasys, and Cabletron systems. In addition to his roles as CTO, John has been a Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Information Officer in publicly traded companies.

John is a published author and holds more than 20 pending and granted patents in areas such as policy-based networking, location-based services, and security. John has been active in numerous boards, including ATIS, OLPC, Blade Networks, Pingtel, and Bering Media. He currently serves on the board of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the leading open source platform for cloud native applications.

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology Review

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau is the CEO and publisher of MIT Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s independent media company.

Since Elizabeth took the helm of MIT Technology Review in mid-2017, the business has undergone a massive transformation from its previous position as a respected but niche print magazine to a widely read, multi-platform media brand with a global audience and a sustainable business. Under her leadership, MIT Technology Review has been lauded for its editorial authority, its best-in-class events, and its novel use of independent, original research to support both advertisers and readers.

Elizabeth has a 20-year background in building and running teams at world-leading media companies. She maintains a keen focus on new ways to commercialize media content to appeal to discerning, demanding consumers as well as B2B audiences.

Prior to joining MIT Technology Review, Elizabeth held a senior executive role at The Economist Group, where her leadership stretched across business lines and included mergers and acquisitions; editorial and product creation and modernization; sales; marketing; and events. Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant advising technology firms on market entry and international expansion.

Elizabeth holds an executive MBA from the London Business School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.