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Registration closes 23 Feb

23 February 2017

Datacloud Asia

Capella Singapore

Speaker

Dr Hongjiang Zhang
Dr Hongjiang
Zhang
Former CEO
Kingsoft Corporation

From November 2011 to November 2016, Dr. Zhang was Executive Director and the chief executive officer (“CEO”) of Kingsoft. He was also a director and the CEO of Kingsoft Cloud, and a director of Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) a subsidiary of Kingsoft. Dr. ZHANG was also a director of Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) and a director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET). Before Kingsoft, he was the chief technology officer for Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development Group (ARD) and the managing director of the Microsoft Advanced Technology Center (ATC) and Microsoft Distinguished Scientist (DS). In his dual role, Dr. ZHANG led Microsoft’s research and development agenda in China, including strategy, planning, R&D and incubation for products, services and solutions. Dr. ZHANG was also a member of Executive Management Committee of Microsoft (China) Limited, a committee that defines and leads Microsoft’s strategy and business development in the Greater China region.

Dr. ZHANG was the deputy managing director and a founding member of Microsoft Research Asia. His outstanding leadership and achievement, illustrated by the high impact he made in academia and Microsoft’s products, was critical in establishing Microsoft Research Asia into a world class basic research center in computer science, and a technology powerhouse in Microsoft, and has made him one of the 10 Microsoft Distinguished Scientists.

As a Fellow of the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Association of Computing Machines (ACM), Dr. ZHANG is well known in the research community for his leadership in media computing and his pioneering work in video and image content analysis and search. He was the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, 2012 ACM SIGMM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, and the winner of 2008 "Asian-American Engineer of the Year" award. He holds close to 200 US and international patents, and has authored four books and over 400 scientific papers, many of which have become classic references in their respective research areas. He is one of the most sited researcher in computer science (H-Index=112).

Dr. ZHANG received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Zhengzhou University, China. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. ZHANG was a research manager at Hewlett-Packard Labs at Palo Alto, CA. He also worked at the Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore.

张宏江,自二零一一年十二月至二零一六年十一月担任金山集团执行董事及首席执行官(「首席执行官」),兼任金山云的首席执行官。 他还任猎豹移动(纽交所:CMCM),迅雷有限公司(纳斯达克:XNET)及世纪互联数据中心有限公司(纳斯达克:VNET)的董事。于金山之前,他曾任微软亚太研发集团(ARD)首席技术官及微软亚洲工程院(ATC)院长以及微软杰出科学家(DS)。于其担任的两个职位中,张博士引领微软在中国的研发日常工作事项,包括产品、服务及解决方案的策略、规划、研发及技术孵化。张博士亦为微软大中华区战略决策委员会成员,该委员会界定及领导微软在大中华区的战略及业务发展。

张博士曾为微软亚洲研究院的副院长及创始人之一。彼在学术界和微软产品上的重大影响彰显其杰出的领导和贡献,使微软亚洲研究院成为了世界一流的计算机科学研究中心及微软的技术重点,并使其成为微软十位「杰出科学家」之一。

张博士是电气电子工程协会(IEEE)及国际计算机协会(ACM)院士,因彼于多媒体计算领域的领袖地位以及于视频和影像内容分析等研究方面所作的开拓性贡献在研究业享有盛名。彼曾荣获二零一零年IEEE技术成就奖和二零一二年ACM多媒体杰出技术成就奖,亦获评二零零八年度美国杰出亚裔工程师奖。张博士拥有近200项美国及国际专利,并已出版四本学术专著、发表400多篇学术论文,是计算机领域影响因子最高的科学家之一(h-index=112),他的许多研究成果已成为相关研究领域的经典参考文献。

张博士获丹麦科技大学(Technical University of Denmark)授予电子工程博士学位,获中国郑州大学授予理学学士学位。在加盟微软之前,彼在加州帕罗奥多市(Palo Alto)的惠普实验室担任研究经理。彼亦曾效力于新加坡国立大学系统研究所。