Virtual Roundtable for IT Leaders

Turning Data into Value: Edge, AI, and HPC for Manufacturing


Thu, December 14, 2023


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Moving at the speed of business requires collecting data from disparate sources and delivering instant insights. Join us for a discussion with Lenovo™ and AMD® around the organizational, architectural, and technological steps, small and large, to take advantage of advanced Edge, AI, and HPC.

Topics will include:

  • CAE applications and simulation
  • Operations, driven by Edge
  • Inference at the Edge
Sid Karkare


Sid Karkare

Director, Strategic Business Development, AMD

Sid Karkare has over 25 years of technical and business experience in the systems and semiconductor industry in the San Francisco Bay Area. At AMD, he is the global strategic marketing director for the HPC manufacturing vertical. In addition, Sid also manages the business relationships for ecosystem partners : Independent Hardware Vendors (IHV) and workload exploration with new technologies for AMD’s EPYCTM server BU. He has a BSEE from BITS Pilani, MSEE from Santa Clara University and MBA from UC Davis and is based in Santa Clara, California.


Fausto Dedeschi

Field CTO, ISG Americas, Lenovo

Fausto has 20+ years of successful direct and indirect field management experience in publicly traded and private companies like Hewlett Packard Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Micro Focus, and Rockwell Automation, and joined Lenovo IDG Cloud & Software organization in 2019 as Global Cybersecurity Director for Cloud & Software Organization. He joined ISG North America on July 1st, 2022, as Field CTO. He has Extensive Cloud/Edge, AI/ML, Security/Privacy, and IT/OT industry knowledge. He has international experience selling and managing large software/ Security and IT solutions and digital transformation projects at a global level. His expertise includes Energy/Utilities, Life & Science, Manufacturing, and Telco Fausto has several security/privacy certifications: CISM, CISSP, CCSP, CIPT, CCSK, and CCAK.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$62 billion revenue global technology powerhouse, ranked #217 in the Fortune Global 500, employing 77,000 people around the world, and serving millions of customers every day in 180 markets. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, Lenovo has built on its success as the world’s largest PC company by further expanding into growth areas that fuel the advancement of ‘New IT’ technologies (client, edge, cloud, network, and intelligence) including server, storage, mobile, software, solutions, and services. This transformation together with Lenovo’s world-changing innovation is building a more inclusive, trustworthy, and smarter future for everyone, everywhere. To find out more visit, and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

About AMD

AMD is the high performance and adaptive computing leader, powering the products and services that help solve the world's most important challenges. Our technologies advance the future of data center, embedded, gaming and PC markets.

For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. Billions of people, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research institutions around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focused on building leadership high-performance and adaptive products that push the boundaries of what is possible.

For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) websiteblogLinkedIn  and Twitter pages.