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LF Edge Member Spotlight: mimik

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The LF Edge community comprises a diverse set of member companies and people that represent the IoT, Enterprise, Cloud and Telco Edge, and beyond. The Member Spotlight blog series highlights these members and how they are contributing to and leveraging open source edge solutions. Today, we highlight our newest general member, mimik. Read on to learn more about the organization, their plans for collaborating across LF Edge, and more. 

Please tell us a little about your organization: 

mimik is a group of dedicated individuals who understand that empowering our unique approach to edge cloud computing with other organizations can change the world for the better. mimik has pioneered a software-only hybrid edgeCloud platform, originating from Founder & CEO Fay Arjomandi’s realization that the future of digital modernization is occurring closer to where data is created and where insights are actionable. As IT becomes increasingly decentralized and sensors and endpoints evolve rapidly in their sophistication, mimik’s Hybrid edgeCloud development platform enables devices to function beyond their current role as mere endpoints and instead as powerful components of a system by acting as cloud servers when needed. mimik’s platform supports standard microservice development, deployment, and communication on any device/OS, including iOS and Android. mimik’s platform also allows developers to create applications that can interact locally with the microservices on the same device to collaborate and communicate with other microservices in dynamic clusters. As a result, data can be processed and analyzed at the source and knowledge exchanged within and across clusters with other nodes and/or with Cloud. This unique architectural approach to the edge whereby any connected computing device can act as a cloud server, reduces reliance on the central cloud for every data stream/transaction. Furthermore, it offers several additional compounding benefits such as 100% control over privacy, up to 90% reduction in cloud hosting costs and energy consumption, and works even in the absence of an internet connection.

Why is your organization adopting an open-sourced approach?

Mobile Internet was mostly about mobile phones connecting to the Internet to consume content. We’re now transitioning to the hyper-connected world era where digital intersects with every aspect of the physical world around us. Therefore digital solutions should mimic physical interactions. We believe in an ecosystem and the ability for solutions to interact across different vendors and providers. Now more than ever the collaboration across the community is of importance. Therefore, we like to embrace an open-source model for any of our offerings. 

Why did you join LF Edge, and what impact do you think LF Edge has on the edge, networking, and IoT industries?

mimik believes in a collaborative approach and recognizes that LF Edge is the most widely recognized and accoladed global organization of platform or solution providers leaders. We’re just at the beginning of the journey to the hyper-connected world. It’s important for the like-minded community of providers to collaborate together and with the wider community to build the next-generation digital infrastructure, solutions, and applications. The open and inclusive approach that LF Edge takes to galvanizing like-minded individuals together in projects, development, and innovative solutions is key to harmonization at the edge, a core value that mimik embraces. We firmly believe in the wide-reaching impact that LF Edge has across industries and sub-sectors of the broad landscape of edge and cloud computing. This is a central driving force for innovative leadership in digital transformation. There are multiple aspects of LF Edge’s community-driven philosophy that we view as vital to growth and expansion and are looking forward to becoming active members of this important group of innovative leaders.

What do you see as the top benefits of being part of the LF Edge community?

Multiple aspects of LF Edge’s community-driven philosophy coincide with how mimik sees our company growing and thriving amongst peers and like-minded individuals looking to push the boundaries of what is possible at the edge. In addition to being closely aligned with partners such as IBM regarding Open Horizon, mimik looks forward to the opportunity to expand and grow our network with a broad range of individuals who are passionate about the fundamental role that it plays in digital transformation. The possibilities that the LF Edge community offers its members are priceless. To add to the invaluable points of connection and access to leaders on the cusp of true transformation, LF Edge will also provide mimik with a stage on which we can showcase what we believe is a unique and differentiating series of solutions to partners as well as potential customers. mimik aspires to work with others to “edgifi” the world and believes that LF Edge will be an important piece of the puzzle to move the needle from concept to fruition.

What sort of contributions has your team made (or plans to make) to the community, ecosystem through LF Edge participation?

The following is a list of type of contributions mimik would like to make to the LF Edge community:

  • Attending LF Thought Leadership Committee meetings
  • Being part of LF Edge Speakers Bureau
  • Attending Member Summit (November) and potential speaking slot
  • Attending Marketing meetings
  • Being elected to the Governing Board
  • Contributing to different membership levels and benefits as an expansion to our standard membership status
  • Publishing Blogs
  • Code submissions either as updates of our own contributions or on the project themselves
  • Contribute with solution architecture 
  • Shape special interest group around practical use cases of edge cloud computing 
  • Lead/participate in training sessions for 
    • principles of edge cloud computing 
    • microservice driven architecture, 
    • API first architecture 
    • service mesh 
    • scalable solution design 
    • mobile application development 
    • etc.

What sets LF Edge apart from other industry alliances?

LF Edge is the only consortium of pioneers of open source innovations at the edge. It’s not just a community of people exchanging contacts and ideas, LF Edge is also an innovation hive that goes beyond responding to market demands and instead creates them by redefining entire markets and industries. The opportunities to guide the future of digital transformation as part of this group are seemingly endless and are constantly evolving versus the static benefits offered by traditional industry alliances.

How will LF Edge help your business?

mimik views LF Edge as an essential consortium of like-minded individuals who help each other do the right thing versus sell the solution. We are passionate about raising awareness of microservice development at the edge, collaborating and working with the community to help build out actual use cases and drive adoption.OF Edge’s platform provides its members tangible opportunities to educate and connect people in multiple forms from training to blogs to events. By being a member of LF Edge, mimik will strengthen its relationship with existing partners, explore new ones, learn and expand the scope of our personal mandate to “edgifi the world.” Moreover, LF Edge will give us an opportunity to learn from others member’s experiences and feedback to ensure that our roadmap is aligned with the requirements of our ecosystem so we can jointly build a future sustainable internet together.

What advice would you give to someone considering joining LF Edge?

mimk’s advice is to dive right into the sea of opportunities at your fingertips. Get engaged as soon as possible to be part of this collaborative ecosystem. 

State of the Edge and Edge Computing World Announce Top Finalists For The Edge Woman of the Year Award 2021

By Blog, State of the Edge

Edge Computing Industry Comes Together to Recognize Top Ten Women Shaping the Future of Edge for 2021

“I am thrilled to participate in announcing this year’s Edge Woman of the Year 2021 finalist categories; together we have much to accomplish and the women nominated for this year inspire us all.” — Edge Woman 2020 winner, Fay Arjomandi, Founder of mimik Tech

CEDAR PARK, TX, UNITED STATES, August 25, 2021 / — Edge computing leaders from State of the Edge and Edge Computing World announce the Third Annual Women top finalists.

The Edge Woman of the Year 2021 nominees reflects a group of qualified industry leaders in roles impacting the direction of their organization’s strategy, technology or communications around edge computing, edge software, edge infrastructure or edge systems. The finalists were selected for their outstanding nomination and referred to the final panel of reviewers by the organizers. The final winner will be chosen by a panel of industry judges, including the previous Edge Woman of the Year 2020 winner, Fay Arjomandi, Founder of mimik Technology Inc. The winner of the Edge Woman of the Year 2021 will be announced during this year’s Edge Computing World, being held virtually October 12-15, 2021.

“The Edge Woman of the Year Award 2021 was created as part of an industry commitment of time and resources to highlight the growing importance of the contributions and accomplishments of women in edge computing,” said Candice Digby, Partnerships and Events Manager at Vapor IO. “The award is presented annually at the Edge Computing World event, which offers the finalists and winners one of the most visible platforms for the entire edge computing ecosystem to highlight the advancements of their efforts in this field.”

The State of the Edge and Edge Computing World are proud to sponsor the annual Edge Woman of the Year Award, which is presented to an outstanding female and/or non-binary professional in edge computing across network, cloud, applications, developers, and infrastructure end-users.

“I was honored to have been chosen as Edge Woman of the Year 2020 and to be recognized alongside many inspiring and innovative women across the industry,” said Fay Arjomandi, Founder and CEO, mimik Technology Inc. “I am thrilled to participate in announcing this year’s Edge Woman of the Year 2021 finalist categories; together we have much to accomplish and the women nominated for this year inspire us all to continue our work in building a sustainable digital economy.”

The annual Edge Woman of the Year Award is presented to outstanding female and non-binary professionals in edge computing for outstanding performance in their roles elevating Edge. The 2021 award committee selected the following seven finalists for their excellent work in the named categories:

Leadership in Edge Startups
Eva Schonleitner, CEO at

Leadership in Edge Open Source Contributions
Dr. Stefanie Chiras, Senior Vice President, Platforms Business at Red Hat

Leadership in Hyperscale Edge
Prajakta Joshi, Group Product Manager, Edge Cloud for Enterprise and Telecom at Google

Leadership in Network Edge
Rita Kozlov, Director of Product at Cloudflare, Inc.

Leadership in Edge Innovation and Research
Azimeh Sefidcon, Research Director at Ericsson

Leadership in Edge Best Practices
Lily Yusupova, Strategic Account Executive, Schneider Electric

Leadership in Rural Edge
Nancy Shemwell, Chief Operating Officer, Trilogy Networks, Inc.

The 2021 submissions continue to be incredibly impressive and the list of Edge Woman of the Year finalists represents a premier group of women taking the reins of leadership across the edge computing ecosystem. Edge computing continues to be one of the fastest growing industries, and we hope these women inspire the industry as well as encourage more women to pursue careers in Edge.

“Visibility of female leadership is so important to the potential growth and innovation in Edge Computing,” said Gavin Whitechurch of Topio Networks and Edge Computing World, “Recognizing this group of elite technologists inspires and encourages continuous forward thinking in our diverse industry.”

For more information on the Women in Edge Award visit:

About State of the Edge
The State of Edge ( is a member-supported research organization that produces free reports on edge computing and was the original creator of the Open Glossary of Edge Computing, which was donated to The Linux Foundation’s LF Edge. The State of the Edge welcomes additional participants, contributors and supporters. If you have an interest in participating in upcoming reports or submitting a guest post to the State of the Edge Blog, feel free to reach out by emailing

About Edge Computing World
Edge Computing World is the only industry event that brings together the entire edge ecosystem.The industry event will present a diverse range of high growth application areas – including AI, IoT, NFV, Augmented Reality, video, cloud gaming & self-driving vehicles – are creating new demands that cannot be met by existing infrastructure. The theme will cover edge as a new solution required to deal with low latency, application autonomy, data security and bandwidth thinning, which all require greater capability closer to the point of consumption.

Join us at Edge Computing World October 12-15, 2021 for the world’s largest virtual edge computing event.

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