Nov. 13, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Bob Monkman

Director, Networking Software Strategy & Ecosystem Programs, Arm, USA 

Board Member Linux Foundation Networking, DPDK, Akraino

Bob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm server ecosystem and holds a seat on the LFN Board and the Marketing Advisory Committee. Bob also drives engagement and participation in Linaro, ONF/CORD, DPDK and other relevant industry consortia.

Bob has been active in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years, starting as a HW/SW engineer for Tellabs after obtaining a BSEE degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Bob then moved into the commercial software arena in 1992, holding a wide range of technical, product management, strategic marketing and business development roles at Ready Systems, Mentor Graphics, Wind River Systems, MontaVista Software, Penguin Computing, QNX Software/Blackberry before joining Arm in October 2012.

Akarino Edge Computing Project


Today’s cloud is not built to support the demands of tomorrow’s network infrastructure, where the edge of the network is lined with up to 1 trillion intelligent devices by 2035, many requiring very low latency and efficient acceleration. A massive transformation in network infrastructure is underway, particularly at the network edge, and the Arm ecosystem will play a prominent role in the realization of this vision, bringing unique and compelling solutions to the industry. There are many emerging industry initiatives seeking to address edge computing from a wide range of perspectives and Arm is involved in several already. This session gives an overview of the Linux Foundation Akraino Edge Computing project and how it seeks to add to the industry effort and harmonize with other initiatives.