Paul HofmannVP, SAP Labs
Paul Hofmann is the Vice President, Office of the Chief Scientist, SAP Labs at Palo Alto. Before joining SAP Research Paul worked for the SAP Corporate Venturing Group. Paul joined SAP 2001 as the Director of the Global Strategic Supply Chain Management Initiative EMEA. His pre-sales team designed and rolled out the SCM Value Based Selling Approach for EMEA and supported many crucial Supply Chain sales for SAP in EMEA. Paul was Researcher and Assistant Professor at top German and US Universities, like Northwestern University and at Technical University in Munich, Germany.
Paul studied Chemistry and Physics at the University of Vienna, Austria. He received a Bachelor in biotechnology and a master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Vienna. Paul received his Ph.D.in Physics from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. He is the author of numerous publications and books.
Dr. Shusaku TsumotoProfessor of Medical Informatics, Department of Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Shimane University
Dr. Shusaku Tsumoto is a Professor at Department of Medical Informatics, Shimane University since 2000. Dr Tsumoto completed his MD from Osaka University in 1989 and received his Ph.D in Computer Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1997. His research interests include approximate reasoning, data mining, fuzzy sets, granular computing, knowledge acquisition, mathematical theory of data mining, medical informatics & rough sets, and service-oriented computing.
He served as a President of International Rough Set Society from 2000 to 2005 and served as a PC chair of RSCTC2000, IEEE ICDM2002, RSCTC2004, ISMIS2005 and IEEE GrC2007. He also served as a Conference Chair of PAKDD 2008 and IEEE GrC 2009.
Fumihiro MaruyamaManaging Director, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd
Dr. Fumihiro Maruyama assumed the role of Managing Director, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, in 2008. He joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan in 1978, where he was engaged in research and development of CAD (Computer-Aided Design), AI (Artificial Intelligence), and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solutions. Prior to coming to the UK, he was Senior Research Fellow, Software and Solution Laboratories.
He has a B.S. degree in Mathematical Engineering and a doctorate in Information Engineering, both from the University of Tokyo.
Sorel ReismanIEEE Computer Society President
Dr. Sorel Reisman, 2011 President of the IEEE Computer Society, is Managing Director of the international, higher education consortium MERLOT.ORG, and Professor of Information Systems at California State University Fullerton. He has held senior management positions at IBM (Canada and US), Toshiba (US), and EMI (UK). He is a Senior IEEE member, was Vice President of the Computer Society Publications Board, and Vice President of the Electronic Products and Services Board where he developed and initiated the Computer Society’s eLearning and online books programs.
Dr. Reisman was editorial board member/columnist on IEEE Software, founding board member of IEEE Multimedia and IEEE ITPro, author of the column, The Ivory Tower, and reviewer for IEEE Transactions in Education. Reisman has presented/published 50+ articles and the books Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century, and Electronic Learning Communities – Current Issues and Best Practices. He is an advisory board member of the Adobe Higher Education Advisory Board, a member of the MERLOT African Network, and liaison to the Australian, European, Japanese and Canadian national digital library consortium, GLOBE. Reisman received his electrical engineering degree, and MA and PhD in Computer Applications from the University of Toronto.
Mark StockmanChair, ACM SIG for Information Technology Education Professor, University of Cincinnati
Mark Stockman is the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (SIGITE). ACM-SIGITE as a community has defined information technology (IT) as an academic discipline, published a model undergraduate IT curriculum and helped create accreditation guidelines for IT programs, and is now defining and promoting IT research within academia. ACM-SIGITE members are maid up primarily of graduate and undergraduate faculty of IT programs.
Mr. Stockman is an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati and serves as lead curriculum developer/faculty member for the Networking/System Administration specialization in the Information Technology degree program there. His research interests have centered on IT pedagogy but extend more specifically to systems administration, data center operations, and server virtualization. Prof. Stockman has industry experience in database management, systems administration, software/web development, and IT management in addition to holding degrees in Systems Engineering and Business.
Alexander PasikIEEE Chief Information Officer
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
Alexander Pasik’s career combines strategic and visionary consulting, entrepreneurial and operational expertise, investment research and advisory services, and academic depth in information technology. In the course of his career, he has founded and managed multimillion dollar departments at Gartner, Lazard Freres, and Ernst & Young, advised and participated in venture investments with an average rate of return of 40x, served as Chief Information Officer at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the IEEE, and done so while continuing to contribute academically. Much of Dr. Pasik’s work has focused on research and research management in the information technology industry in which he has published and presented extensively on trends in IT and their affect on business models, processes, and fundamental industry shifts. For several of his client companies, he has managed and developed large-scale Internet-enabled businesses in technology, consumer and financial industries. Currently, Dr. Pasik is the Chief Information Officer at the IEEE and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University.
Grace Y. LinPh.D., INFORMS Fellow, VP, Advanced Research Center, III, Taipei, Taiwan, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, New York City, NY
Dr. Grace Lin is the VP for Advanced Research Center at the Institute for Information Industry in Taipei, Taiwan since Jan. 2011. She founded World Resource Optimization, Inc. and the Green Value Net non-profit organization in 2010 to help build a more harmonious, intelligent, and sustainable planet. Dr. Lin is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) at Columbia University. Prior to this, she served as an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Global Sense-and-Respond Leader, CTO, and Director for Innovation and Emerging Solutions at IBM Global Business Services. From 1993 to 2003, she served as a Researcher, Manager, and Senior Manager for SCM & e-Business Optimization at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and as their Relationship Manager for the IBM Integrated Supply Chain Organization.
Ralph BadinelliVirginia Tech
Ralph Badinelli is a professor in the Department of Business Information Technology of the Pamplin College of Business of Virginia Tech. He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Management from the Krannert Graduate School of Business of Purdue University, an M.S. degree in Physics from Purdue University, and a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics from Hofstra University. His teaching responsibilities are in the areas of operations management and quantitative methods for business at the undergraduate, MBA and doctoral levels. He has taught many executive-development seminars on the subjects of project management, quality improvement, production and inventory control, and business strategy.
Dr. Badinelli has published refereed articles across a wide range of topics including service science, inventory control policies, revenue management, probability estimation and decision analysis.
Dr. Badinelli is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Project Management Institute (PMI) and a certified member of the Association for Operations Management (APICS), the 2010 Chairperson of the INFORMS Service Science Section and Secretary of the Service Research & Innovation Institute (SRII).
Freimut BodendorfHead of the Department of Information Systems, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Freimut is head of the Department of Information Systems (Services –Processes – Information) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (School of Management). He is member of the Supervisory board of the Regional Computing Center Erlangen, of the Executive Board of the Multimedia Technologies Committee at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, of the Executive Board of the E-Learning Committee at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, of the German National Association for Computer Science (Gesellschaft für Informatik, GI), of the Special Interest Group Business Informatics at the GI, of the German National Association for Higher Education in Business Management (Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft, VHB), of the Scientific Committee of the VHB, and of the International Association for Computer Information Systems.
Klaus- Peter FahnrichBusiness Information Systems Chair, Leipzig University
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Math. Klaus-PeteFähnrich holds the chair of Business Information Systems at the Computer Science Institute at the University of Leipzig. He is head of the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) at the University of Leipzig and the Center for Information-, Knowledge- and Service Management (ZIWD). Prof. Fähnrich also acts as a principle consultant in the area of R&D and Innovation Management. His current areas of interest include Service Science, Business Information Systems, Internet Technologies and Software Engineering.
Tung BuiChair of Global Business and Professor of Information Technology Management at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Tung Bui is Matson Navigation Company Chair of Global Business and Professor of Information Technology Management at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.
Tung earned a PhD in Managerial Economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and a PhD in Information Systems from NYU Stern. Prior to joining the University of Hawaii, Tung was on the faculty at NYU, the US Naval Postgraduate School, the Universities of Fribourg and Lausanne, Switzerland, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, together with other joint appointments. Tung has published 11 books and over 200 research articles. Tung's current research interests are on the effective use of information technology in organizations, in particular in inter-organizational collaboration and/or supply chain, on the design of agent-based systems for virtual collaboration and negotiation, and on IT-supported crisis management.
Hock-Hai TeoAssociate Professor of Information Systems and the Head of the Department of Information Systems at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore
Hock-Hai Teo is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and the Head of the Department of Information Systems at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore. Prior to his current appointment as Head of Department, Dr. Teo had served as Vice-Dean, Corporate Communications from August 2007 to August 2008. His research interests are in the areas of IT innovation adoption, assimilation and impacts, information privacy, electronic market institutions, and virtual communities. Dr. Teo has published broadly in journals such as the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interactions, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Information and Management, Information Systems Research and has presented at numerous international conferences, including the International Conference on Information Systems.
He is serving or had served on the editorial board of Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce and the Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. Dr. Teo also won the MIS Quarterly Reviewer of the Year (2004) award.
Jim McDonnellSenior Director, Smart Services Technology Group, Cisco
Jim McDonnell is Senior Director of the Smart Services Technology Group at Cisco. With 20 years of experience in IT and Technology Service, Jim drives the strategy and development of next-generation technology for Cisco Smart Services. Under his leadership, the team has developed core technologies that enable Smart Call Home, Smart Care and other innovative Cisco services.
Cisco Technical Services provides 24-hour support through its Technical Assistance Centers and Cisco.com, serving customers in 120 countries.
Prior to joining Cisco in 2003, Jim was Sr. Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations at Openwave, where he managed global data centers, networks, telephony, and desktop support. Before that Jim served as the eBusiness CIO of Avaya where he led the strategy and development of Avaya's end-to-end eBusiness technology capabilities.
Jim has also spent several years as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, advising them on services re-engineering and technology implementation.
Wolfgang GentzschStrategic Consultant, HPC, Grid
Dr. Wolfgang Gentzsch is a strategic consultant for HPC, Grid, and Cloud infrastructures, for governments, research, and industry, world-wide. He is Director At Large of the OGF Open Grid and Cloud Forum OGF for e-Infrastructure Standards and an advisor to the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA). From 2004–2008, he was a member of PCAST, the US President's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology. He directed the $150 Mio German D-Grid Initiative, and was a professor for computer science at Duke University in Durham and NC State in Raleigh, North Carolina, and at the University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Germany.
He was visiting scientist at the RENCI Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and held leading positions in the US industry (at Sun, MCNC, and Gridware Inc.) and in Germany (at Genias Software and the Aerospace and Aeronautics Center DLR). Wolfgang studied Mathematics and Physics at the Technical Universities in Aachen and Darmstadt in Germany.
Jay LeeProfessor at Univ. of Cincinnati Founding Director of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research
Dr. Jay Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor at the Univ. of Cincinnati and is founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS www.imscenter.net ) which is a multi-campus NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center which consists of the Univ. of Cincinnati (lead institution), the Univ. of Michigan, and Missouri Univ. of S&T. Since its inception in 2001, the Center has been supported by over 70 global companies including P&G, GE Aviation, Eaton, National Instruments, Boeing, Caterpillar, Siemens, Chevron, Honeywell, Parker Hannifin, Spirit AeroSystems, Ingersoll Rand, Goodyear, Army Research Lab., Forcam (Germany), Alstom (France), ITRI (Taiwan), Omron (Japan), Nissan (Japan), Delta Electronics (Taiwan), HIWIN (Taiwan), PMC (Taiwan), III (Taiwan), Shaanxi Auto Group (China), Tekniker (Spain), FMTC (Belgium), Kistler (Switzerland), etc. His current research focuses on dominant innovation tools for product and service design as well as intelligent prognostics tools and smart predictive analytics for equipment reliability assessment and smart product life cycle management.
Timothy C. K. ChouBoard Member, Embarcadero Technologies, Advisory Board Member, Webex
Timothy Chou has been a leader in bringing enterprises to the cloud since 1999, when he returned to Oracle to work for Larry Ellison as the President of Oracle On Demand. During his tenure many enterprise customers around the world chose to have their enterprise applications delivered as a cloud service. Since leaving Oracle he returned to Stanford University and started the first class on cloud computing. Based on this class he published his second book “Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models”. The book serves as a text for a ten lecture series he launched at Tsinghua University.
Timothy has been a visible pioneer in evangelizing this major shift in computing. He has appeared in various publications including Forbes, Business Week, The Economist, and New York Times as well as on CNBC and NPR. He has also been a keynote speaker for business, technology and CIO audiences in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Not content to merely talk about the subject, he has invested time and treasure in a new application cloud service company which is focused on delivering the technology required to power the new service economy.
Timothy holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He served as a member of the board of directors of Embarcadero Technologies as well as the advisory board of Webex. In 2007 he joined the board of directors at Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB).
David YenExecutive Vice President; Juniper Networks
David Yen, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Fabric and Switching Technologies Business Group, for Juniper Networks.
Dr. Yen came to Juniper from Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he served in a broad range of executive assignments during his nearly 20-year tenure. In the '90s, his team developed Sun's first- and second-generation multi-CPU SMP servers, which transformed Sun from a workstation company to a leading enterprise server company.
Prior to joining Sun Microsystems in 1988, Dr. Yen was a cofounder of Cydrome, Inc., a mini-supercomputer start-up. He also served in engineering roles at IBM Research and TRW, Inc. Dr. Yen earned a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1973, and received an MS and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980. He also completed a General Management Program at Stanford Business School in 1993.
Michael RodehVice President, Infrastructure Technology, IBM Corporate Strategy and Enterprise Initiatives
Dr. Michael (Micky) Rodeh is VP, Infrastructure Technology, IBM Corporate Strategy and Enterprise Initiatives. Earlier Micky was VP, Growth Initiative Projects, IBM Corporate Development. Before that he was VP, Technology Blending, in IBM Systems and Technology Group, focusing on IBM Storage portfolio. Prior to that, he managed the IBM Research and Development Labs in Israel, and before that – was Director, IBM Corporate Strategy, a professor at the Technion, and a researcher at the IBM Research Labs in Haifa, Yorktown, and Almaden.
Micky got his PhD in Computer Science from the Technion. He published many papers in data compression, graph algorithms, distributed algorithms, compiler technology, and more. He filed several patents. Micky got an IBM Outstanding Innovation Award for his work in compilation theory. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and is located in Haifa, Israel.
Ram AkellaProfessor and Director, University of California
Ram Akella is Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management, and Director of the Center for Large Scale Analytics and Smart Services (CLASS) at the University of California, including KISMT/UCSC. His current interests span Machine Learning, Interactive Information Retrieval (SAP), Information Extraction and Service Analytics (Cisco), Data, Text, Image and Video Mining (NASA), Social Networks and Dynamic Bayesian Recommender Systems, Personalization, Computational Advertising (with Yahoo), Online Marketing (AOL Faculty Award), Query Intent Detection in Sponsored Search (Microsoft Faculty Award), Social Media & Marketing Analytics (Crowd Science, Serendio), Healthcare Analytics (IBM Faculty Award). His broader interests span Financial Engineering, Supply Chain, Innovation, Product-Service Analytics, Pricing and Costing, He has worked with over 200 firms in domains ranging from semiconductors, PCs, and software, to automotive and food.
Ram has straddled Engineering, Management, Computer and Information Sciences, through appointments at Carnegie Mellon (Associate Professor between the Business School and Computer Science), and then at MIT, Berkeley and Stanford, including forming Technology and Information Management (TIM) at UCSC as Founding Director/Chair. He followed up his BS and PhD in EECS at IIT Madras and IISc, Bangalore, with postdoctoral appointments at Harvard and MIT. His editorial and program committee roles span IEEE, INFORMS, and ACM. His students have gone on to be faculty and department Chairs at major schools such as University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Northwestern University, Columbia University, NYU, USC, and the London Business School, or executives, entrepreneurs, VCs, and lawyers (AT Kearney, BCG, Juniper, Intel Capital, Spoke, MerchantCircle, Cooley LLP, etc.). His industry board memberships include the Unit Trust of India Ventures. He enjoys receiving stock from appreciative executives.
Hemanth PuttaswamyVP Technology, Coremetrics an IBM Company
As Chief technologist and architect, Hemanth Puttaswamy is responsible for the overall product direction of Coremetrics Marketing Automation Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. He is instrumental in applying the state of the art technologies for analytics based applications, one of the best show case on how to apply analytics on massive data using Hadoop map/reduce system in cloud. Hemanth has about 18 years of industry experience which includes six years at the Sun Microsystems’ Java software where he worked on Java/J2EE technologies.
Jeff BergeronChief Technology Officer (CTO), U.S. Public Sector, Hewlett-Packard Company
Jeff Bergeron is the HP Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the U.S. Public Sector. In this role, he leads a team of chief technologists that are responsible for positioning HP’s capabilities and offerings within the U.S. Government market sector. Bergeron works directly with government agencies to define strategic transformation plans that enable our clients to maximize their IT budgets while aligning to mission goals and objectives.
As the HP CTO for U.S. Public Sector, Bergeron is responsible for defining the regional technical strategy as it relates to market demands. He works with mission stakeholders and clients to build repeatable industry solutions that are tied to business outcomes. In support of these efforts, Bergeron is responsible for building investment business cases, influencing sales, creating new and innovative products and services that will position HP as the market leader in the government market. Additionally, Bergeron is driving HP’s Cloud strategy for Public Sector and is recognized as a leader in Cloud computing, working with senior leaders in government and participating in industry forums.
Bergeron has been a contributing author to federal publications and industry analyst market studies. He regularly shares HP thought leadership as a speaker at various industry events and continues to support core leadership across the corporation.
Vilho RäisänenSenior Researcher, Nokia Siemens Networks
Dr. Vilho Räisänen works as a senior researcher at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Research focusing on network operability. He has a Ph.D. degree from Helsinki University of Technology, and is an author of 20+ international research papers as well as two single-author books, and co-editor of a further book. In the past, Dr. Räisänen has been occupied with research and product development in service management, system development for communication networks, and research in the area of Voice over IP and IP Quality of Service at Nokia Networks and Nokia Research Center. He has contributed to TeleManagement Forum, IETF and ETSI standardization and best practices, and has more than dozen patents to his name.
Jason WaxmanGeneral Manager, High Density Computing, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
Jason Waxman is the General Manager in Intel’s Data Center Group responsible for High Density Servers. His role includes a focus on blade servers, internet datacenters and technology for future dense data center architecture. He is also responsible for Intel’s initiatives in Cloud Computing. Jason holds executive positions in industry design efforts including the board of Blade.org and the Server System Infrastructure Forum. He has previously served as the director for Intel’s Xeon(TM) processor and chipset product lines and the related platform enabling and customer relationships. Jason has spent the last 11 years of his Intel career in Enterprise computing focused on server products and technologies involved in the introduction of over 12 new platforms.
Prior to Intel, Jason worked in strategic planning for an industrial components company and as a management consultant. He holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University.
Dr. Chandrasekhar (Spike) NarayanScience and Technology Organization, IBM Almaden Research Center
Dr. Chandrasekhar (Spike) Narayan presently leads the Science and Technology Organization at IBM's Almaden Research Center. He is responsible for driving both fundamental and applied research in areas that include nanoscale science and engineering, nanoscale device integration, spin based electronics, advanced materials development and characterization, storage technologies and computational materials science. He is also responsible for driving new programs in the areas water, energy, environment and health care.
Previously, Dr. Narayan has held several research and management positions in both Almaden and Watson Research Laboratories and has received many awards for his technical contributions. In addition, he is a Master Inventor within IBM Research and has over 50 US Patents to his credit. In addition, Dr. Narayan has contributed to the external engineering community by serving as the general and program chair for the IEEE/IEMT Symposium in 1999 and 2000, respectively, and chaired the DRAM Development Alliance Invention Board in 1999.
Dr. Narayan earned his Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgy from Indian Institute of Technology, a Master of Science and a PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from Lehigh University.