Hui Lei (Director and CTO, Watson Health Cloud, IBM)
Hui Lei is CTO 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 mobile and pervasive computing, cloud computing, big data, and enterprise computing. His technical vision and creative contributions have influenced 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 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 received his PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University.