AI, 5G, and Edge in the

Hybrid Cloud World

Free online event series

Join live  |  April 22 and May 25, 2021

The third annual MIT Technology Review Innovation Leaders Summit combines IBM's extensive experience in innovation and deep industry expertise with MIT Technology Review's profound knowledge of the most cutting-edge technologies.

Discover how the latest developments in AI, cloud, 5G, and Edge Computing are unlocking next-wave commercial opportunities, bolstering vendor and customer ecosystems, breaking down data silos, and modernizing systems toward digital transformation.

Through carefully curated presentations by thought leaders and tacticians, you'll learn how to increase the value of your cloud strategy with trends analyses, research to market initiatives, and real-world examples on how to drive greater agility and ensure resilience today and in the future. 

Designed as 2 complementary one-hour virtual programs, the summit is curated for global leaders in academia and industry to examine and discuss the exponential technologies impacting today’s business executives.

The two-part series offers value whether you're attending one or both:

  • April 22, 2021 takes a strategic view of the imperative to achieving ongoing digital transformation and the technology disrupting the status quo.
  • The May 25, 2021 program dives deeper into the toolkit, methods, and latest developments in 5G connectivity and Edge Computing.


Featured speakers

CEO and Publisher
MIT Technology Review
IBM Fellow; Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
IBM Edge Computing
Founder and Chief Executive
Submergence Group
Research VP and General Manager
451 Research
General Manager, Corporate Strategy


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About the hosts

MIT Technology Review

The mission of MIT Technology Review is to make technology a greater force for good by bringing about better-informed, more conscious technology decisions through authoritative, influential, and trustworthy journalism. As the leader of global discourse on important emerging technologies, MIT Technology Review goes beyond technical explanations, helping our audience explore innovative ways technology can improve lives everywhere. MIT Technology Review’s reputation derives from their 120-year legacy reporting on technology and unique relationship with the world’s leading university for research and innovation, MIT.

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IBM is the global leader in business transformation through an open hybrid cloud platform and AI, serving clients in more than 170 countries around the world. Today 47 of the Fortune 50 Companies rely on the IBM Cloud to run their business, and IBM Watson enterprise AI is hard at work in more than 30,000 engagements. IBM is also one of the world’s most vital corporate research organizations, with 28 consecutive years of patent leadership. Above all, guided by principles for trust and transparency and support for a more inclusive society, IBM is committed to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

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