Inflection Points

Extreme Networks Office of the CTO

Inflection Points is a podcast about vision of the future of network-based technology, produced by the Office of the CTO at Extreme Networks.

Business leaders must always be making decisions today for an uncertain world of tomorrow. With our own experts and conversations with industry leaders spanning major sectors, we want to help spell out what is happening now to build that future digital world.

Carla Guzzetti and Tim Harrison host the program, which features technology leaders who all have competing visions of how networks will be used in the future. In Season II, we speak with leaders developing the network-based tech that will emerge over the next five to 50 years, from avatars to augment reality. We want to see what ideas click, what concepts dominate and most of all, what the world of network-based technology will look like for all of us.

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Episodes

Season III Episode 6 - Wi-Fi 7 is coming: Here’s what you need to know!
Sep 6 2023
Season III Episode 6 - Wi-Fi 7 is coming: Here’s what you need to know!
A new generation of Wi-Fi connectivity is on the horizon. Allie Irvin and Brendan Bonner sit with David Coleman, Director of Wireless at Extreme Networks’ Office of the CTO. How will the way you access the internet change in this new generational shift and beyond? 6E and 6 ghz Wi-Fi is already available and accessible on the market, but what can we do to reach the 33 gb/s they have to offer? With 320 mhz channels available, when will we reach the point when it becomes commonly accessible? Revisit topics we discussed earlier in this season of Inflection Points, like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), as well as digital twins, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and mobile data networks. All of them demand more and more of internet infrastructure, and these developments will push them to a greater level of viability. More demanding technology demands more power. What are internet providers doing to increase their energy efficiency as we push towards convergence? Discover new processes like 4K-QAM, will come included in Wi-fi 7 technology. They will allow for seamless analogue and digital transfer data signal switching, improving efficiencies across Wi-fi spectra by as much as 20%. Thinking even further ahead to Wi-fi 8, how fast can Wi-fi become with Multi-Link Operations, which can transmit and receive signals simultaneously? Inflection Points is a monthly tech podcast all about looking forward to future technology and imagining beyond the immediate horizon. Hosted by Allie Irvin and Brendan Bonner. Produced by Antonio Di Cicco. Inflection Points is brought to you by Extreme Networks’ Office of the CTO. Website: https://www.extremenetworks.com/ Office of the CTO Blog: www.extremenetworks.com/resources/blogs Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/extreme-networks
Season III Episode 5 - What is a digital twin and why do they matter?
Aug 2 2023
Season III Episode 5 - What is a digital twin and why do they matter?
‘Measure twice, cut once’ is the old adage, but what if we could cut in a non-destructive way as many times as we want? Allie and Brendan chat with Amy Cameron, Research Director as STL Partners, to discuss digital doubles, real-time modeling, and predictive simulations. Digital doubles are built for two-way realtime interactions, creating perfect copies and allowing for instantaneous rollout. The potential for this new technology is only limited by the amount of data streaming it demands. Real-world use cases are discussed, like Vodaphone’s landscaping doubles, who simulate seasonal plant growth to support the construction of their 5G telecom network. The capability of digi-doubles goes further, enabling simulated customer behaviour, planning traffic management strategies across cities, and safely executing cyber attacks on your own systems. Will digital twinning exist as an invisible safety net for system security, or evolve into something more visual with AR and VR technologies? How does the blockchain factor into this, and will the systems become interlinked in future? Inflection Points is a monthly tech podcast all about looking forward to future technology and imagining beyond the immediate horizon. Hosted by Allie Irvin and Brendan Bonner. Produced by Antonio Di Cicco. Inflection Points is brought to you by Extreme Networks’ Office of the CTO. Website: https://www.extremenetworks.com/ Office of the CTO Blog: www.extremenetworks.com/resources/blogs Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/extreme-networks