Honorable Guest: Ning Hua 华宁, Senior Director, IEEE Asia Operations, IEEE 中国代表处首席代表


Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, China Mobile

Chih-Lin I is the China Mobile Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, in charge of advanced wireless communication R&D effort of China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI). She established the Green Communications Research Center of China Mobile, spearheading major initiatives including 5G Key Technologies R&D; high energy efficiency system architecture, technologies, and devices; green energy; C-RAN and soft base station.

Chih-Lin received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, has almost 30 years experience in wireless communication area. She has worked in various world-class companies and research institutes, including wireless communication fundamental research department of AT&T Bell Labs; Headquarter of AT&T, as Director of Wireless Communications Infrastructure and Access Technology; ITRI of Taiwan, as Director of Wireless Communication Technology; Hong Kong ASTRI, as VP and the Founding GD of Communications Technology Domain. Chih-Lin received the Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, and is a winner of CCCP “National 1000 talent” program. She was an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of ComSoc Meeting and Conference Board, and the Founding Chair of IEEE WCNC Steering Committee. She is currently an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, and a Network Operator Council Member of ETSI NFV.


Naresh Sadhnani, Head of BI Big Data and Analytics for the ASEAN Region at Tech Mahindra

Naresh Sadhnani is Head of BI Big Data and Analytics for the ASEAN Region at Tech Mahindra. He has a total of 20 years IT industry experience with over 16 years within the APJ region. Over the years Naresh has worked across the Data Warehousing and Big Data technology space developing significant technical & business acumen geared to creating positive change across an enterprise. He has achieve corporate objectives through passion and commitment to integrating Big Data technologies and advanced enterprise analytics. He is also a recognized thought leader within the Big Data community in the region. As a Head for Big Data Strategy and Solutions (ASEAN) at Tech Mahindra, Naresh has successfully contributed in the following areas:

  • Evangelize the benefits of Big Data Services to customers around the region
  • Create thought leadership in Big Data as a trusted adviser to senior IT leaders and the CXO suite
  • Cultivate and take to market unique Big Data solutions
  • Possess broad current industry knowledge of all technologies and trends related to Big Data
  • An agile, enthusiastic professional who takes pride in being on top of the technology leading edge.
  • Strong influencer, capable of connecting customers to the "right solution at the right time" resulting in excitement and real business ROI

Alok Srivastava, Lead Architect, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Alok Srivastava is a lead architect with Microsoft services focusing on Internet of Things global scale architecture. He is focused on data ingestion from devices, in-flight analytics and scale models for machine learning with security, performance and distributed intelligence models that drive the modern IOT implementations. Alok has worked as CTO in Microsoft services and established CTO office that focuses on in-operation solution lifecycle. He was CTO for ISV team at Microsoft where he was responsible for working with Microsoft partners on scale architecture that can absorb emerging technology trends. Alok has worked as technology and business advisor to a number medium and large businesses enabling them to bring successful products to their respective markets.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Alok worked for Sybase and Oracle Corporation, leading product development and R&D teams. His played a key role in distributed replication management systems, database extensibility, multi-media management in relational databases, location based services, formalization of web services, service-oriented architecture and collaboration platform. Alok worked as CTO with his startup focusing on sales process optimization and automation. His research interest include distributed high performance and scale computing, internet of things (M2M architectures), cloud computing, service oriented architectures, complex high scale knowledge systems, data architecture and business intelligence.

Alok graduated from University of Louisville in 1994 after getting his bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1991. Alok is a seasoned technology executive, accomplished presenter and innovator with several patents. He has strong background in distributed large scale computing systems, transaction processing, data management, internet of things as well as complex system architectures.


David Lu (陆惠晨), CyberC/Bigdata Sumit 2014 Keynote Moderator, VP, AT&T, USA

David is currently, Vice President of Business Network & Corporate Solution IT, responsible for Global Service Assurance, Network Capacity Management, Field Operation Dispatching, and Business Billing Solutions at AT&T. He leads an organization with over 3,500 people across the globe.

David is an well respected leader in software architecture and engineering, network performance and traffic management, large data DB implementation/mining/analytics, software reliability and quality, and network operations process engineering. Since joining AT&T Bell Labs in 1987, he served in various lead positions at AT&T. He holds 21 patents and has frequently appeared as a guest speaker at technical and leadership seminars and conferences throughout the world.

David is married with two Children, and currently lives in Dallas, Texas.


Big Data Summit Chair: Chung-Min Chen, Ph.D. 陳仲民, VP of Data Science, iconectiv, USA

Chung-Min currently leads the exploration of data science techniques for telecom applications that aim at improving mobile user experiences and business intelligence. Previously he was Chief Scientist with Applied Communication Sciences working on data analytics and privacy involving large sets of smart grid, financial, and web data. Prior to that, he was Chief Scientist and Director of Telcordia Technologies, during which he led and contributed to projects in OSS, telematics, and M2M. He also headed Telcordia’s applied research center in Taiwan, overseeing R&D, consulting, and customer engagement.

His research interest spans across areas in database systems, machine learning, parallel & distributed computing, mobile data, and mobile ad hoc network. He has published over 50 research papers in journals and conferences including The Journal of the ACM, IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, IEEE J. SAC, INFOCOM, ACM SIGMOD, KDD, EDBT, ICDE, and ICDCS. He received the Newcomer Paper Award of ACM PODS 2002.

Chung-Min was an Adjunct Professor at National Taiwan University (2008-2011) and an invited speaker at the 2001 Data Mining Summer School at Rutgers University. He also served as the Chair of US ANSI expert group to Working Group 17 (Mobile Devices for ITS Applications) of ISO TC-204 (Intelligent Transportation System). He received PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland at College Park and B.S. in Computer Science from National Taiwan University.


Chi-Ming Chen (陳啟明), PhD, Keynote Speaker Organizer, AT&T Labs, USA

Chi-Ming Chen joined AT&T in 1995. His current responsibility is the operations support system (OSS) architecture. Prior to joining AT&T, Chi-Ming was with Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) from 1985 to 1995. He was a faculty member at Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan from 1975 to 1979.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985; M.S. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981; M.S. and B.S. in Physics from Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1973 and 1971 respectively.

Chi-Ming Chen is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. He is an Advisory Board Member of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability (CQR) and a member of the IEEE GLOBECOM & ICC Management & Strategy (GIMS) Standing Committee. He has chaired several GLOBECOM and ICC Industry Forums.

Mahmoud Daneshmand, PhD, Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA

Dr. Mahmoud Daneshmand is currently Professor of Business Intelligence & Analytics as well as Computer Science Departments at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is Co-Founder of the new Business Intelligence & Analytics Maters Degree program. In this role, he teaches graduate courses, conducts research and advises PhD students in areas of Big Data and in particular Sensors and Streaming Data. He is co-founder and chair of Steering Committee of the new IEEE Journal of Internet of Things (IoT), and Guest Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal SI. He is an expert in Big Data Analytics, IoT/Sensors & RFID Data Streams, Data Mining Algorithms, Machine Learning, Probability & Stochastic Processes, and Statistics.

Mahmoud has served as Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Bell Labs as well as AT&T Shannon Labs-Research; Assistant Chief Scientist of the AT&T Labs; and Executive Director of the AT&T Labs university collaborations program. He has more than 35 years of teaching, research & publications, consultation, and management experience in academia & industry including: Bell Laboratories, AT&T Shannon Labs-Research, University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at Austin, Sharif University of Technology, University of Tehran, New York University, and Stevens Institute of Technology.

He has published more than 91 Journal and conference papers; authored/co-authored three books; Holds two patents (2009 and 2010). He has been Guest Editor of several IEEE journals; keynote speaker of many IEEE conferences; Executive Committee of GLOBECOM as well as ICC; Chair of Steering Committee of IEEE ISCC; and General Chair and Technical Chair of many IEEE conferences.

He has a PhD and MS in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and MS and BS in Mathematics from the University of Tehran.

Dr. James Won-Ki Hong, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

James Won-Ki Hong is Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at POSTECH, Pohang, Korea. James worked as CTO and Senior Executive Vice President for KT from March 2012 to Feb. 2014, where he was responsible for leading the R&D effort of KT and its 50 subsidiary companies, and where he initiated R&D on SDN. He was Chairman of National Intelligence Communication Enterprise Association, and Chairman of Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) Standardization Board in Korea. His interests include network innovation (such as SDN and NFV), cloud computing, mobile services, Smart IPTV, and ICT convergence (such as Smart Home, Smart Grid, e-Health). He was co-founder and CTO of Netstech, a Palo Alto, USA-based startup developing network integrated ultra-dense, blade servers from 2000 to 2002.

Over the past 20 years, James has been an active volunteer in various committees in IEEE, ComSoc, and KICS. He has served as Steering Committee Chair of IEEE NOMS, IM and APNOMS, as well as Chair of CNOM and KNOM. He has also been serving as EiC of Wiley’s International Journal of Network Management (IJNM) as well as an editorial member of the IEEE TNSM, JNSM and JCN. He is the General Chair of IEEE NetSoft 2016 (http://www.netsoft2016.org).

James received his HBSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1991.

Dr. Hao Li, senior engineer in Science and Technology, Electronic Information Control Laboratory, Chengdu, China

Dr. Hao Li received the Ph.D degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2009.

He is currently a senior engineer in Science and Technology of Electronic Information Control Laboratory, Chengdu, China. His research interests include wireless communication, Cyber security and data mining. He has directed several projects funded by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) and published more than 10 journal and conference papers.

Xiaolong Xu 徐小龙, PhD, Professor, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China

Dr. Xu is currently a professor in College of Computer, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications. He received his B.S. in computer and its applications, M.S. in computer software and theories and Ph.D. degree in communications and information systems, in 1999, 2002 and 2008, respectively. He is a senior member of China Computer Federation. He teaches graduate courses and conducts research in areas of Cloud Computing, Big Data, Information Security and Novel Network Computing Technologies.

As the leader of project teams, he has successfully completed a number of high-level research projects, including the projects sponsored by the National Science Fund of China and the project sponsored by the Doctoral Fund of Ministry of education of China, etc.

He has published more than 60 Journal and conference papers as the first author and co-authored three books. He is authorized 21 patents by the State Intellectual Property Office of China as the first inventor. He was rated as excellent young professor of Jiangsu Province in 2014, selected as the high-level creative talents of Jiangsu province in 2015, and won the title of outstanding expert in the area of computer science and technology.

Bin Xie, PhD, Founder & President, InfoBeyond Technology LLC, USA

Dr. Bin Xie received his M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2003 and 2006 respectively. His book tiltled Handbook/Encyclopedia of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (World Scientific: ISBN-10: 981283348X) is one of the bestselling handbooks at World Scientific Publisher. Dr. Xie is also the author of books: Handbook of Applications and Services for Mobile Systems (Auerbach Publication, Taylor and Francis Group, ISBN: 9781439801529, 2012) and Heterogeneous Wireless Networks- Networking Protocol to Security (VDM Publishing House: ISBN: 3836419270, 2007). He has published 70+ papers in the IEEE conferences, magazines, official governmental reports, and journals. Some of papers have appeared in the most-cited journals in the areas of Telecommunication and Computer Architecture. His research interests are focused on cyber security, network management, wireless communication, and user performance. In particular, he has performed substantial research works on the fundamental aspects of network deployment, intrusion detection, performance evaluation, and Internet/wireless infrastructure security. He also studied many issues of coding theory, information process, Quality of Service (QoS), clustering, and image reconstruction.

Dr. Xie is the founder of InfoBeyond Technology LLC and current is the president of the InfoBeyond. InfoBeyond has delivered advanced solutions for wireless mobile ad hoc communications, network security, information process, and data protection in support of unique needs of our customers, maintaining a stable increase of business in the past few years. Dr. Xie is an IEEE senior member. He is an editor member of the Journal of International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence (IJITCC). He is the Guest edit chair of several journal special issues. Dr. Xie was invited as the program chair or TPC member of a number of international conferences.