Marc-Elian Bégin

Marc-Elian Bégin is CEO and co-founder of SixSq. Marc-Elian holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Aerospace, from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal and has been working in the software industry since 1994. During this time, he has worked with the Canadian and European Space Agencies, as well as CERN, on distributed software systems, grid and cloud computing development projects. In 2007, inspired by a drive to evangelise cloud computing, he realised one of his dreams and founded SixSq with 2 other partners. His current focus is edge computing technologies, DevOps and hybrid cloud solutions. With SixSq software and an amazing team, he builds smart city solutions and open data access to deliver real and tangible benefits to society. He regularly talks at local, national and international events, such as CeBIT, Swiss Open Cloud Day and CloudStack Collaboration Conference. Marc-Elian enjoys living and working in Geneva, Switzerland, while trying to keep up with his two fast-growing sons.
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What is Edge Computing?

Posted by Marc-Elian Bégin on 08-Nov-2019 13:30:00

Edge Computing is one of the latest buzz expressions in the ICT world, along with IoT, big data and artificial intelligence. 
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Topics: Smart Cities, near data processing, Edge-to-Cloud

The AI rocket is powered by Edge to Cloud

Posted by Marc-Elian Bégin on 08-Mar-2019 10:30:43

If AI were a rocket, the first stage would be the cloud, the second the edge, and data would be the fuel

Strategic leaders investing in AI will need a complete rocket to boost business

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Topics: Cloud for Business, Edge, IoT, Industry 4.0, edge computing, near data processing, Artificial Intelligence, Edge-to-Cloud, AI, Edge-to-Edge, BigData

Cloud and Edge are part of the same Continuum

Posted by Marc-Elian Bégin on 10-Oct-2018 11:23:00

There have been wild predictions recently that the edge will overtake if not kill the cloud in terms of volume of data processed. While it is helpful to raise awareness of the potential of edge computing, which is undoubtedly huge, it is also an oversimplification. Instead of adding fuel to this dispute, I prefer to offer peace and bring those two fundamental building blocks together.

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Topics: Cloud for Business, Smart Cities, Edge, IoT, Industry 4.0, edge computing, near data processing

Demystifying Hyperconvergence

Posted by Marc-Elian Bégin on 20-Sep-2016 15:39:29

It's hard to keep up with IT trends. Hyperconvergence is one of the latest buzz words in IT and cloud computing. It embodies an attempt to simplify IT systems and provides simpler hardware and software solutions from which to build integrated cloud services.  It's not surprising, since the IT world is swimming in complexity and most C-level executives are trying to understand why they don't reap the benefit of recent moves toward cloud computing and software-defined everything.

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Topics: Cloud for Business