Title: Key Trends in Enterprise Uptake of Cloud Computing
Speaker: Dennis Quan, Vice President of SmartCloud Enterprise, IBM
Abstract: The IT industry has seen a significant shift in spending towards cloud-based services, with concepts such as IaaS and PaaS becoming nearly ubiquitous. In the process, the software management stacks for running clouds have become increasingly automated and virtualized. The next step in this evolution is what we are referring to as Software Defined Environment (SDE), in which infrastructure elements such as storage and networking become further virtualized and leverage advances in switching technology, ethernet convergence, etc. Projects such as OpenStack Quantum are helping to abstract and virtualize these infrastructure elements so that individual workloads can be more intelligently assigned the resources they need -- an important improvement given the intensity of workloads such as Big Data that must be supported by clouds. In this talk we will talk about the trend in Cloud Computing towards SDE-based infrastructure in the industry and areas where contributions from the research community will be needed. We will also discuss how IBM and its Research division are looking to leverage these capabilities in offerings coming to market in the next 12-18 months.
Speaker Bio: Dennis Quan is Vice President of SmartCloud Enterprise, responsible end-to-end for IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) deployed worldwide. Dennis's involvement in Cloud Computing started in 2007, when his team built IBM's first cloud in collaboration with Google and the National Science Foundation. He has held numerous technical leadership positions in IBM over the past 14 years, including most recently as lab director of the IBM Tivoli China Development Laboratory in Beijing/Shanghai/Taipei, where he worked extensively with clients in the Greater China region across various industries on Cloud Computing and Integrated Service Management projects. Dennis holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry, also from MIT.
Title: Mobile Cloud Computing to Enable Rich Media Applications
Speaker: Sujit Dey, University of California, San Diego
Speaker Bio: Sujit Dey is a Professor with the ECE Department, UCSD, where he heads the Mobile Systems Design Laboratory. His research interests include mobile multimedia, mobile cloud computing, and low-energy computing and communication. He also serves as the Chief Scientist, Mobile Networks, at Allot Communications. He was the founding CEO and CTO of Ortiva Wireless, till its acquisition by Allot in 2012. He earlier served as the Chair of the Advisory Board of Zyray Wireless till its acquisition by Broadcom in 2004. Prior to joining UCSD in 1997, he was a Senior Researcher at the NEC C&C Research Laboratories. He received his PhD. Degree in Computer Science from Duke University in 1991. Dr. Dey has co-authored close to 200 publications, and is co-inventor of 18 patents leading to multiple technology licensing and commercialization.
IC2E 2013 will be co-located with SOSE 2013 and MobileCloud 2013. The three conferences will jointly organize the keynote sessions. Information on the additional keynotes is available at http://sei.pku.edu.cn/conference/sose2013/keynotes.htm.