2013 NJCCPS Seminar and Election

posted Apr 20, 2013, 7:03 PM by NJCCPS Admin   [ updated Aug 2, 2020, 6:28 PM by Chan Feng ]
How much do you know the impacts of Social Media brings to us today and future? What Big Data means to every IT professional? 

We will invite the experts in the fields to present their detail analysis and their first hand knowledge to NJCCPS members.


12:50 – 5:30 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2013



Crowne Plaza of Edison

2055 RT-27, Edison, NJ 08817

(732) 287-3500


Thumbs Up Chinese Cuisine (庆刘一手火锅)

411 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ 08817


Seminar: Free

Dinner (Optional): $25-$30 per person


http://goo.gl/Py5H4 (Online registration closed. You may walk in but seating may not ensured)


Nelson Yeh,nelson.yeh@gmail.com

Chan Feng,chan.feng@njccps.org

Jessie Wang , Jessie.wang@njccps.org


Start – End Time



12:50 – 1:15 PM

25 min.

Registration and Networking

1:15 – 1:35 PM

20 min.

Open Remarks (NYC Chinese Consulate)

1:35 – 2:20 PM

45 min.

Social Media in Mobile Age – Today and Future

Speaker: Dr. Nianjun (Joe) Zhou

2:20 – 3:05 PM

45 min.

Big Data, what it really means to all of us?

Speaker: Dr. Zhixiong Chen

3:05 – 3:20 PM

15 min.


3:20 – 3:50 PM

30 min.

NJCCPS Election

3:50 – 4:30 PM

40 min.

Panel discussion and suggestion

4:30 – 5:10 PM

40 min.

Big Data – Opportunity and Challenge

Speaker: Mr. David Lu

5:10 – 5:30 PM

20 min.

Networking and free discussion

Speakers' BIO

Dr. Nianjun (Joe) Zhou

Dr. Nianjun Zhou is a Research Staff Member of IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.  He served as the IBM Professional Interest Group Chair for Services Computing from 2010 to 2012.  He is selected as a member of 2013 Best of IBM.   His current research areas mainly focus on services sciences and service computing to achieve services optimization with information and analytic solutions.  Dr. Zhou has many papers and patents in ad hoc and sensor networks, content management, service-oriented architecture, project estimation, and risk assessment.  He is serving as Steering Community of IEEE Big Data Congress 2o13, and severed as program communities for IEEE Cloud,  ICWS and SCC for several years.  Dr. Zhou held Ph.D degree from RPI, and Master and Bachelor degrees from Peking University.

Title:  Social Media in Mobile Age – Today and Future


Improvement of social services and enhancement of economic efficiency requiring complete social sentiment and economic (such as customer geographic, preference and marketing) information, social media equipped with  mobile computing exactly provides such affordable solution with extremely low cost.  In this talk, we will present the latest development of social media from both technical and social aspects, and justify the critical role of mobile computing to enable the expansion and explosion of social media. We will discuss the latest trends both in academia and industry.  We position the analytics of social sentiment as the foundation of optimizing social services, and mobile computing as the major enablement tool to achieve this goal.   Finally, we will discuss various feasible opportunities in technology, analytics, and applications in front offices automation and optimization of modern enterprises.


Dr. Zhixiong Chen

Dr. Zhixiong Chen is a Professor and Director in Cybersecurity in the School of Liberal Arts at Mercy College, New York. His research interests are in information assurance and security within Services Computing including Cloud Computing. He has published more than 40 peer reviewed journal and conference papers, and served as program chairs, committee members in various IEEE conferences. He holds CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professionals), a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.  Dr. Chen had worked for over six years at IBM Research before joining Mercy College. He has PhD in Mathematics and Master in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and Master and Bachelor in Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Title: Big Data, what it really means to all of us?

Isn’t Big Data just another way of saying Analytics?   It is true that the Big Data, like Analytics, seeks to extract intelligence from data and translate that into business advantage to competitors. However, there are three key differences:  volume, velocity and variety.  With such 3 V, what new stories come out from here, for us, enterprise, government and society?   


Mr. David Lu

David is an AVP at AT&T and served in lead positions managing network management systems, NM standards, software technology, and network operations process in the past 25 years. Since joining AT&T Bell Labs in 1987, David has had various assignments in software development, platform architecture, systems engineering, business planning, network operations process engineering, and program management. He led and contributed to major AT&T network operation systems evolution, OSS development initiatives, software architecture modernization projects, operation process re-engineering and automation initiatives, customer care systems re-engineering projects, and major AT&T global network evolution initiatives including MPLS IP, VoIP, Ethernet, IPTV, UMTS/LTE networks. He served frequently as key note speaker and panelist in IEEE and other professional conferences and currently holds 16 US patents.

Title: Big Data - Opportunity and Challenge

The discussion will be focused on key challenges and strategic issues facing IT industry and CIOs in today’s environment. It will highlight changes brought by social revolution, business transformation, evolution of IT architecture, upgrade Cloud strategy, and as well as big data play leading to big vision and big opportunities. It will then focus on big data on its definition, key use cases, investment trend, ROI, impact to IT infrastructure/architecture, change in data integration and ownership, roles and skill gaps.

Chan Feng,
May 5, 2013, 7:20 PM