IDA-NLB Public Talk Series on Cloud Computing: A Dose of Reality - The Customer's Perspective on the Cloud
Dr. Leong Mun Kew
Chief, Strategic IT Management Practice
Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
||26 January 2012
||1900 -2100 hours
Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street
There are two sides to every coin, and for every product there has to be a willing seller and a willing buyer. As organizations develop cloud applications, it's important to also understand the issues and concerns of the business customer. This short talk will try and provide a glimpse into the mind of the guys who are buying cloud services, and who are running IT in their organizations.
About the Speaker
Mun Kew is Chief, Strategic IT Management Practice which covers a broad spectrum of soft and hard skills necessary for the successful management and leadership of IT in practice.
Prior to joining ISS, Mun Kew held multiple positions are the National Library Board, Singapore, as CTO, deputy CIO, and Director, Digital & Knowledge Infrastructure Division. As Deputy CIO, he was responsible for governance and architecture and started ongoing efforts in master data management, enterprise architecture and corporate governance of IT. In particular, he designed a federated approach to EA that allows a gradual easing of operations oriented organizations into a business driven architecture, and started the Government EA Forum to promote practitioner sharing of EA pains and successes.
Before NLB, Mun Kew was Principal Scientist and Programme Director for Services Research at the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research. In his 20-year research career, his personal research was in information retrieval, digital libraries, distributed multilingual search systems and media semantics, and he also looked after research groups in NLP, security, ontology, data mining and analytics. From 1999 to 2001, Mun Kew was VP and CTO of an IT startup delivering custom distributed deep search technologies and services. He has published and patented in these areas and is an invited speaker in many talks, most recently on cloud computing in government.
Mun Kew received his PhD from Stanford University. He has more than 25 years of R&D and commercial experience in IT. He was Chair and Editor of the ISO/JTC1/WG2/24800 JPSearch international standard, editor or past editor of the Journal of Information Retrieval, Information Processing and Management Journal, member of the advisory board for the School of IIT at Temasek Polytechnic, the IRAL and AIRS symposium series, and formerly Adjunct Assoc. Prof at the National Institute of Education.
This talk series on Cloud Computing is organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, supported by National Library Board, Singapore Computer Society Special Interest Group on Enterprise Cloud Computing & Virtualisation and Imperial College Alumni Association of Singapore.
Attendance is free of charge. All are welcome.