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Department of Computer Science Colloquium
2011 Series

Cloud Computing: It is shaking the IT industry

Prof. Weidong Kou
Executive, Cloud, GAS, IBM Glowth Market Unit

Date: October 7, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: FSC801D, Fong Shu Chuen Library, Ho Sin Hang Campus

In this talk, we will discuss the cloud computing, and how it is shaking the IT industry. We will outline the business needs and benefits of cloud computing. In addition, we will provide an overview of IBM cloud technologies and customer cases.

Dr. Weidong Kou is Executive, Cloud, Global Alliance Solutions, IBM Growth Market Unit. He was Chief Architect, Software Group, in IBM Greater China Group. He has over 16 years of IBM career starting in IBM Canada, and he has extensive experience of customer executives facing. He is frequently serving as a keynote speaker in IBM events and external industry events. He has successfully conducted many press interviews, and he is widely covered by Chinese media. Dr. Kou is well-known within IBM and the IBM customers/partners communities in the Greater China Region.

Dr. Kou is the Laureate of 2004 Friendship Award of China, the most prestigious award and the highest honor from the Chinese National Government recognizing an international expert for his/her significant contributions to China. He is so far the only person in IBM received such an honor from China National Government.

Before returning to IBM in 2004, Dr. Kou was on leave from IBM and served as Director of China’s State Key Laboratory of Integrated Service Networks, and Dean of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Xidian University. Prior to that, he was Associate Director of E-Business at the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Kou has close to 30 years of IT experience. He had worked in IBM, AT&T, and Siemens in North America and received invention and technical excellence awards from IBM, AT&T and Siemens.

Dr. Kou is an internationally recognized expert in e-commerce, imaging, and security. He is an adjunct/guest professor in 16 universities in US and China, including the Univ. of Maryland. Dr. Kou has published 7 books in English, and over 100 papers. He is an inventor with over 20 patents issued from the United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, India, China and Taiwan. He has also served as associate editor, guest editor and as a member of editorial boards for various international journals, such as the International Journal of Electronic Commerce and International Journal of Digital Libraries. He was the General Chair of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on E-commerce Technology for Dynamic E-Business.

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