Senior Vice President, Kingdee International Software Group Co., LTD, China.
Dr. Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang received his Ph.D. on Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Tsinghua University. Currently, he is Senior Vice President of Kingdee International Software Group, President of Kingdee Research Institute, General Manager of Kingdee Customer Success Department. Currently he is responsible for the successful business of Kingdee customers, the research on new technologies of Kingdee Group (artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, big data, 5G and Internet of Things, etc.) and the incubation of new products. Prior to this position, he was a research staff member and program manager of application architectures and realization at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Chief Architect of Industry Standards at IBM Software Group, where he led the R&D of the custom solution engagement cloud and service-oriented architecture solutions. Dr. Zhang has published more than 160 technical papers in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has 50 granted patents in the areas of e-commerce, Web services, rich media, data management, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and information appliances. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2011, and in the same year won the Technical Achievement Award "for pioneering contributions to Application Design Techniques in Services Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society. He has served as the President of Shenzhen Big Data Alliance since 2013. Dr. Zhang is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR).