Rajkumar BuyyaUniversity of Melbourne, AustraliaDr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Fellow of IEEE, Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 525 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=109, g-index=230, 58,300+ citations). Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both field rating and citations evaluations in the area of Distributed and Parallel Computing."A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Recently, Dr. Buyya is recognized as "2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters.
Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". Recently, Dr. Buyya received "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medal for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, which was established over 45 years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome:
Jun Kyun Choi
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea (Rep. of)
Prof. Jun Kyun Choi received the B.Sc. (Eng.) from Seoul National University in electronics engineering, Seoul, Korea in 1982, and M.Sc (Eng.) and Ph.D degree in 1985 and 1988, respectively, in electronics engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
From June 1986 until December 1997, he was with the Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI). In January 1998, he joined the Information and Communications University (ICU), Daejeon, Korea as Professor. At year 2009, he moves to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as Professor. From August 2011 to 2014, he worked for IT Convergence Center under KAIST Institute as Director. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, the executive member of The Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea (IEEK), Editor Board of Member of Korea Information Processing Society (KIPS), Life member of Korea Institute of Communication Science (KICS). His research interests are concerned with broadband network architecture and IPTV technologies particular emphasis on performance and protocol problems. Secondary interests include the international standard activities on broadband network architecture and protocol with mobility support.
Dr. Choi was an active member of ITU-T Study Group 13 as a Rapporteur or Editor from January 1993 on the ATM, MPLS, and NGN issues. He is Head of Korean Delegation (1993 - 2010) and the working group chairman of IPTV Focus Group (year 2006 – 2007). He had submitted more than 500 contributions at ITU-T and more than 50 drafts on IETF.
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Xiaolan Fu is Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Professor of Technology and International Development and Fellow of Green College at Oxford University. She was President of the Chinese Economic Association (Europe) and CEA (UK) (2010-2011). In 2015 and 2016 she was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Ten-Member High Level Advisory Group of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism and to the Governing Council of the UN's Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries. Her recent books include
China's Path to Innovation, China’s Role in Global Economic Recovery, and The Rise of Technological Power in the South. Her papers appeared widely in leading international journals. She received the European Commission Gate2Growth Academic Network 2005 ‘European Best Paper’ Award. She currently leads an ESRC/DFID funded project on The Diffusion of Innovation in Low Income Countries and an EC FP7 funded project on MNEs and Development. She is also a Senior Research Associate of the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at Fudan University.
Harvard University, United States
Dr. Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. His research and teaching activities focus on information law, policy, and society issues and the changing role of academia in the digitally networked age. Current projects – several involving the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers, which he helped to incubate – focus on the governance of evolving and emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence, with a particular interest in privacy and security issues and the broader implications of these technologies, including questions of agency and autonomy. As a longer term research interest, he studies the patterns of interaction between law and innovation, and innovation with the legal system in the digital age.
Research ICT Africa, South Africa
Alison Gillwald (PhD) is the Executive Director of Research ICT Africa (RIA) an African digital policy and regulatory think-tank that works across 20 African countries. As adjunct- professor at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development, Policy and Practice she supervises transdisciplinary doctoral students. A former regulator she was appointed to the founding Council of the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SATRA) in 1997 having headed the policy department at the first broadcasting regulator, the Independent Broadcasting Authority established in 1994. She also served as chairperson of the South African National Digital Migration Advisory Body; the board of the public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation; and as deputy-chairperson of the National Broadband Advisory Council. She has worked extensively with policy makers, regulators and multilateral agencies such as the ITU, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and served on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) President’s Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation.
University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Terry has a 30 year career in telecommunications. For 18 of the 30 years, Terry worked for Vodafone Group Plc/AirTouch Communications in a variety of roles domestically and internationally including Group Strategy and Business Improvement Officer and Regional President, Vodafone Americas which included oversight of Vodafone's 45% interest in Verizon Wireless and Vodafone's venture capital activities. Terry also sat on the Executive Committee of Vodafone Group Plc.
In June 2012, Terry received an appointment by President Obama to serve as Ambassador, Head of U.S. Delegation for the World Conference on International Telecommunications which. This 100 person delegation comprised of members of U.S. Government, industry and civil society, formulated and communicated the U.S. policy regarding the criticality of a free and open internet, the criticality of inclusive, multi stakeholder governance, the need to proactively address cybersecurity threats and the need for liberalized, open markets which encourage accelerated broadband access globally.
Terry is currently a full time Adjunct Professor at UCLA's Anderson School of Management teaching two courses—a foundational technology management course covering the impact of disruptive innovation on products, services, markets and competition and another course on the evolution and innovation in the global mobile communications industry and promising areas of innovation. Terry is also a Faculty Advisor in the Global Access Program and Strategic Management Research Programs. From 2011-13, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School.
Terry sits on the Boards/Advisory Boards of TeleSign, TangoCard, RapidSOS and TextPert and also sits on the Boards of the Harvard Business School California Research Center, UCLA Economics Department Board of Visitors and Larkin Street Youth Services.
Terry holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from UCLA and MBA from Harvard University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mostafa Hashem Sherif
Consultant, United States
He retired from AT&T in 2017. Dr Sherif has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.S. in the Management of Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology, N.J. He is the author and editor of several books including
Protocols for Secure Electronic Commerce, 3nd ed. (2016),
Managing Projects in Telecommunication Services (2006) and
Handbook of Enterprise Integration (2009). He is an associate editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine, the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, of Technovation, the
ITU Journal and the
International Journal of IT Standards & Standardization Research.