Chuck Pharris

Chuck Pharris

About Chuck Pharris

Chuck Pharris has over 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industries, driving sales and marketing at a large controls systems company, overseeing plant automation and supply chain management, and conducting energy analysis for the U.S. Department of Energy’s research laboratory. He has worked in all areas of plant automation, including process control, energy management, production management, and supply chain management. He currently is the global director of IoT marketing for SAP. Contact him at

edge processing, IoT, industrial IoT

Next-Level IoT: Three Ways Edge Processing Can Get You There

23-Nov-2018 | Chuck Pharris

Part 1 of 4 in the "Industrial IoT" series In life, we’re often encouraged to live on the edge – to step outside our comfort zones and take chances. We’re told this newfound adventurousness

Edge Computing And The New Decentralization: The Rhyming Of IT History

27-Sep-2017 | Chuck Pharris

Part 3 in the Edge Computing series It is said that history doesn’t necessarily repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme. The Internet of Things and edge computing, I think, is one of those rhymes

The IoT Data Explosion, IPv6, And The Need To Process At The Edge

20-Sep-2017 | Chuck Pharris

Part 2 in the 3-part Edge Computing series The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing. By how much? IDC predicts there will be 30 billion connected things worldwide by 2020.[1] After 2020? That’s an

A Defining Moment: The Internet Of Things And Edge Computing

13-Sep-2017 | Chuck Pharris

Part 1 in the 3-part "Edge Computing Series" When it comes to defining IT terms, I say the simpler the better. Let’s start with the Internet of Things (IoT).  The IoT is the network of connected