Vapor IO and BroadGroup Welcome Technology Leaders, Combine Edge Computing Ecosystems at Edgecon Austin

Vapor IO’s signature edge computing event, Edgecon, to be in partnership with BroadGroup’s Edge Global Congress November 5th-6th

AUSTIN – September 18 2019 – Vapor IO, creators of the Kinetic Edge™ and the leading provider of edge colocation and networking services, and BroadGroup, the information media technology company, have partnered to combine their two edge ecosystems by hosting Vapor IO’s Edgecon Austin in conjunction with BroadGroup’s Edge Global Congress November 5th-6th, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

“Vapor IO’s signature event, Edgecon, travels the world and assembles the pre-eminent VIP crowd of edge practitioners,” said Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO. “This is a perfect complement to BroadGroup’s Edge Global Congress, which is the largest edge computing show in North America and attracts a broad audience of relevant industry veterans. By integrating our ecosystems, many of the most important thought leaders will attend both events, getting the best of both worlds.”

Following successful Edgecon events in Monaco, Las Vegas, Aspen, Barcelona, and Los Angeles, Edgecon Austin will augment the Edge Global Congress conference theme Towards Edge as a Service. The two events will showcase how edge computing could be the most transformative opportunity over the next decade.  The audience will discuss real-world connectivity innovation across all industries the edge landscape touches.

“Vapor IO’s leadership with Edgecon has made them uniquely capable of curating content for the edge community. By combining Edgecon with Edge Global Congress, we bring together two powerful ecosystems, delivering high-impact, high-value interaction and thought leadership among industry influencers,” said Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup. “Our continued cooperation and success following our most recent partnership on Edgecon Monaco solidify that together we can continue to lead the conversations around edge computing.”

Edge Global Congress

BroadGroup’s edge family of edge computing conferences travels the world to explore the emerging interest in edge computing and how edge how infrastructure will transform through the convergence of current and new technologies such as blockchain, AI, 5G, 4k and 8k video, robotics, wearable tech and embedded sensors, core and edge data centers and cabling and fiber. EDGE hosts this massive new ecosystem in one location to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in implementing edge services and networks. It provides a global platform for new technologies and services, an informative and engaging program with visionary thought leaders, and a place to network and do deals.


Vapor IO’s Edgecon, an invitation-only, curated event, brings together industry leaders for visionary presentations, brainstorming, and high-impact networking. The conference series features top public cloud providers, IoT practitioners, infrastructure owners, wireless operators and edge computing developers, who discuss real-world deployment of edge computing, define requirements for early deployments and create powerful networking opportunities with potential partners and customers.

Attending Edgecon Austin

On November 5, 2019, Edgecon Austin will present a half-day edge-focused track as part of Edge Global Congress. Hand-picked industry experts will deliver insights from real-world deployments of edge computing in a combination of lightning talks and panel sessions. Delegates to Edge Global Congress who have purchased Gold ticket packages are guaranteed attendance at Edgecon Austin. Current ticket holders can also upgrade.

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About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge colocation and interconnection platform at the edge of the wireless network. Serving the world’s largest wireless carriers, cloud providers, web-scale companies and other innovative enterprises, the company’s Kinetic Edge combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge delivers the most flexible, highly-distributed edge infrastructure at the edge of the wireless network. The company has deployed its Kinetic Edge in Chicago, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh has plans to have three additional projects coming online in 2019 with plans to roll out the top 30 US markets with 100+ sites by 2020. Follow @VaporIO on Twitter.

About BroadGroup

BroadGroup is a global media company based in the UK that produces market intelligence reports, events, awards and also publishes Data Economy, a complete source for daily news, analysis, opinion and leadership insight across the field of data centers and critical IT infrastructure.  

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