Keynote speakers

Sheng Liang

Dr Sheng Liang

Chief technology officer, Cloud Platforms group at Citrix

In his role as CTO Sheng is responsible for driving Citrix’s cloud computing strategy and works with major customers and partners to transform legacy IT operations into cloud. Prior to joining Citrix, Sheng was the CEO and founder of Cloud.com. Sheng is a recognized expert in virtualization technologies as the lead developer on the original Java Virtual Machine team at Sun Microsystems. Sheng was co-founder and CTO of Teros (acquired by Citrix), a leader in perimeter and network security solutions for enterprises and service providers. Sheng has also held technology leadership roles at SEVEN Networks and Openwave Systems where he developed software products for leading service providers and operators around the globe.

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Rick Watson

Professor Richard Watson

J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Dr. Richard Watson is the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. His current research focuses on Energy Informatics and IS leadership. Professor Watson has published over 150 refereed journal articles and written books on electronic commerce and data management. His research has appeared in major academic and practitioner journals and been translation into multiple languages. He have given invited presentations to academics and executives in more than 30 countries.

Dr. Watson received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where he studied on a Fulbright award, and his MBA from Monash University in Australia. In addition he holds a Diploma in Computation and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Western Australia. He is a fellow of the Association for Information Systems and the Royal Society for the Arts, and the Research Director for the Advanced Practices Council of the Society of Information Management, an exclusive forum for senior IS executives.

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School of Business IT and Logistics
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