Hui Lei (CTO, Watson Health Cloud, IBM, USA)
Dr. Hui Lei is Chief Technology Officer of IBM Watson Health Cloud, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and an IBM Master Inventor. Previously he was Senior Manager, Cloud Platform Technologies at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, and led IBM’s worldwide research strategies in cloud infrastructure services and cloud managed services. His technical interests include cloud computing, big data, mobile and pervasive computing, and enterprise computing. His technical vision and creative contributions have impacted many commercial software products and services, and have resulted in over 70 patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and a past Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems. He has taken part in many international conferences as a steering committee chair, general chair, technical program chair, or keynote speaker. He was recognized with an IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award in 2017 and an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University.