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Department of Computer Science Colloquium
2015 Series

The World is Moving to Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities

Prof. Weidong Kou
IBM AP & GCG Chief Architect and Cloud Executive
for Global Alliances and Computer Services Industry
Visiting Professor
Hong Kong Baptist University

Date: March 27, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Venue: SCT909, Cha Chi Ming Science Tower, Ho Sin Hang Campus

According to marketing research, the cloud market can reach a US$250B or more in a few years, and more than 50% workloads of business applications will be on cloud. It is true that the world is moving to cloud. In this talk, we will discuss what the challenges and the associated cloud opportunities are. We will also share IBM's views on cloud and IBM cloud solutions.

Prof. Weidong Kou is currently IBM Chief Architect for Global Alliances, covering the entire Asia Pacific region, including South Korea, Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, ASEAN countries, India and Southern Asia countries, Australia and New Zealand. He has close to 30 years of IT experiences in Europe, North America, Hong Kong and China. Prof. Kou was Dean, School of Computer Sciences in Xidian University, and held visiting/guest professorship in over 17 universities, including the University of Maryland in US. He has published over 100 papers and 7 books in English, and authored over 20 patents issued in the US, Canada, Germany, UK, Japan and China.

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