Keynote Speakers

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.

Robert Steele (Professor, Florida Polytechnic University)

Professor Robert Steele serves as a Full Professor of Data Analytics and Director of the Health Informatics Institute at Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, Florida, USA. Dr. Steele holds a PhD. in Computer Science, has authored over 130 peer-reviewed research publications and his work has also been patented and successfully commercialized. He has been awarded and led numerous external competitively funded research projects, along with numerous industry collaborations. His research interests include data analytics, distributed systems, health informatics and cyber-physical systems. He has also previously served as the Vice Chair of ACM SIGMOBILE the premier international community for mobile and pervasive computing research.

Nikola Serbedzija (Fraunhofer FOKUS - Berlin, Germany)

Nikola Šerbedžija is a scientific advisor at Fraunhofer FOKUS responsible for new research activities and innovative technology. He was visiting professor at University of Technology Sydney (1999-2000) and at University of Arts, Berlin (2000 – 2008). His major research areas are adaptive control, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, and self-aware systems, mostly applied within embedded and real-time systems, ambient assistance and empathic systems. Since 2008 he has been involved in several EU projects and initiatives that consider future and emerging technology (FET programme).