Flavio Bonomi is a technology expert and visionary with experience that spans from low level devices and silicon to the broad level of networking and computing systems. Founder and former CEO/CTO at Nebbiolo Technologies, a Silicon Valley startup delivering the first complete Fog/Edge Computing software platform for the Industrial Automation market. This platform vision is now being broadly adopted as the future of Industrial Internet of Things and for the transformation of the Industrial Floor infrastructure. Flavio is now fostering and evangelizing technologies critical to the full manifestation of the Mission Critical Edge outside Nebbiolo Technologies, with a close engagement with Lynx Software and other initiatives. He spent 14 years at Cisco Systems and as a Cisco Fellow and VP, he led the future technology initiatives for Cisco’s forward looking work. Flavio and his team recognized a need for deploying modern computing resources closer to the endpoints or edge, adopting the advanced innovations developed for Cloud Computing. The solution would offer all the advantages of the Cloud married to the connectivity, security, real-time, and safety capabilities required in Industrial, Transportation, and Oil & Gas. Thus, “Fog Computing”, now also known as “Edge Computing, was born.