Computing in the Clouds


Joe Weinman, Senior Vice President, Telx
Gilbert Gatchalian, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Reza Curtmola, NJIT Department of Computer Science
Xiaoning Ding, NJIT Department of Computer Science


NJIT Campus Center Atrium
October 10, 2012, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

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Cloud computing is a hot topic in cyber-circles these days as well as in the popular media. But what are the genuine advantages and challenges? A panel of experts will explore these issues at the Technology and Society Forum session on October 10.

Telx Senior Vice President Joe Weinman has also held executive positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard and Bell Laboratories. Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing. He has been awarded 15 U.S. and international patents and his work has been widely showcased in print and online publications.

Bank of America Senior Vice President Gilbert Gatchalian’s contributions to computing span industries that include finance, manufacturing, legal, media and entertainment. Gatchalian has designed web-hosting platforms for NYSE Euronext and e-commerce and marketing sites for Sony Music. He has developed infrastructure-as-a-service and cloud hosting platforms using technologies by Amazon Web Services, Rightscale, Rackspace and other hosting and software service providers.

Assistant Professor Reza Curtmola focuses his research on the security of cloud services, applied cryptography and the security of wireless networks. He has received an NSF CAREER award and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society.

Xiaoning Ding recently joined NJIT’s College of Computing Sciences as an assistant professor. Ding previously worked at the Intel Science and Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. The results of his multi-core system research have been used by Intel and Red Hat.

Co-sponsors: NJIT Technology and Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, College of Computing Sciences, Sigma Xi
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