Distinguished Experts Panel

Fri,Oct. 24, 2008, 15:40 - 17:45, TGB 2& 3 

Panel Chair

Qiliang Zhu (BUPT, China)


Qiliang Zhu is the professor of BUPT and the supervisor of doctor-degree students. He is also the CTO of Network Operation & Maintenance Committee of China Communication Enterprise Association (CCEA). Graduating from Moscow Institute of Telecommunications (master degree), Professor Zhu joined Beijing University of Posts and Telecoms (BUPT). He teaches various courses subject to computer languages, database design, software application design, informatization of enterprises operations, etc. He manages NGOSS research lab to carrying out a lots of research projects. Professor Zhu has 10 years world experience, including 3 years research work in Bellgium ALCOTEL lab in 1984-1987. He was dispatched by China Ministy of Posts & Telecoms to join the team for setting up the first join-venture Shanghai Bell Telephone Manufactory Co. in 1984-1989. Prof. Zhu was the General Director of Beijing International Telecom Development & Training Center in 1989-1994. He was the General Director of BUPT-Notel Research Center in 1994-1999. He also was the General Director of Honzhi Telecom Research Institute in 2000-2002. He was actively involved in TMF activities since 2003 and he was the first speaker from China at TMW event.i



Gang Chen (China Mobile Group Shanxi, China)

Gang Chen is the General Manager of IT Plan & Development Center of China Mobile Group Shanxi Co., Ltd. In charge of building the company’s IT strategy, policy, infrastructure, large scale application architecture including DSS/BSS/OSS/CRM/NMS etc., IT related budgeting is part of his major work. Gang has over 28 years of experience in the Information Technology and Management field. He was the IT director of Softbank China Venture Capital before joining China Mobile. Gang received his education in US, and worked for large US firms 10 years before coming back China in 2000. He is interested in both technology and business processes in the Telecommunications IT market. He also has broad communication with local and oversea senior industry leaders. Gang is also an adjunct professor at Peking Universityg management.


John Strassner (Motorola Labs, USA)  


John Strassner is a Motorola Fellow and Vice President of Autonomic Research at Motorola Labs, where he is responsible for directing Motorola's efforts in autonomic computing and networking, policy management, and knowledge engineering. He is also an associate professor at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Waterford, Ireland. John is active in both forging partnerships (especially with academia) and international standards, where he is the Chairman of the Autonomic Communications Forum and the working group chair for P1900.5, which works on policy languages and architectures for dynamic spectrum access (part of IEEE SCC 41). Previously, John was the Chief Strategy Officer for Intelliden and a former Cisco Fellow. John invented DEN (Directory Enabled Networks) and DEN-ng as a new paradigm for managing and provisioning networks and networked applications. He is also the past chair of the TMF's NGOSS SID, metamodel and policy working groups. He has authored two books (Directory Enabled Networks and Policy Based Network Management), written chapters for 4 other books, and has been co-editor of five journals dedicated to network and service management and autonomics. John is the recipient of the Daniel A. Stokesbury memorial award for excellence in network management, is a member of the Industry Advisory Board for both University of California Davis and DePaul University, a TMF Fellow, and has authored over 195 refereed journal papers and publicationsa



Doug Zuckerman (Telcordia, USA)


Douglas N. Zuckerman received his B.S., M.S. and Eng.Sc.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 1969, 1971 and 1976, and is an IEEE Fellow. His over 39 years of experience, mainly at Bell Labs and Telcordia Technologies, span the operations, management and engineering of emerging networks and services. He is currently the IEEE Communications Society's President. His technical career included long-haul millimeter waveguide studies (before fiber), satellite systems engineering, maintenance engineering for the world's first digital transmission networks, business services operations planning, and most recently IP-centric optical network interoperability. He was an early contributor to TMN standards and currently chairs the Optical Internetworking Forum's OAM&P Working Group. For over 24 years, Doug's leadership across ComSoc's technical committees, conferences, publications, chapters and Society governance has maintained focus on member interests worldwide, especially making relevant technical information widely and quickly available on line and in conferences, and encouraging more member interaction in the technical committees. He co-founded technical committees on Network Operations & Management and Enterprise Networking, as well as the IEEE Network Operations & Management Symposium (NOMS). His sustained contributions were recognized through the Salah Aidarous Memorial Award, the Society's Donald McLellan Meritorious Service Award, its Conference Achievement Award and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal..


Xingchen Lu (Textronix Communications, China)

Xingchen Lu is the head of Network Management Development Center of Tektronix Communications, China. He received B.E. degree in Wireless Communication Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, and M.S. degree in Computer Sciences from University of Texas at Dallas, USA. He is also getting his Executive MBA degree from University of Texas at Arlington, USA. Mr. Lu has extensive experiences in the telecommunication industry including R&D experience with Nortel Networks and Lucent Technologies. In Tektronix Communications, his main focus has been in the network monitoring and testing product research and development, especially in the network assurance and customer assurance areas.


Masayoshi Ejiri (Studio IT, Japan)

Dr. Masayoshi Ejiri began his professional career in 1967 at NTT, the year he graduated from the University of Tokyo. He engaged in various business areas in NTT, including transmission systems development, nation-wide network planning and management and director of telephone office. Last five years in NTT, he had been an executive manager responsible for strategic planning of service/network operations as well as management systems development. He also had been involved in CCITT (now ITU-T) activities and deeply involved in TMN standardization from the beginning. In 1995 he joined Fujitsu Ltd and has been responsible for directing the telecommunications management business strategy and technology in Fujitsu groups as Vice President and Chief Scientist of Network Systems Group. Dr. Ejiri has been a regular writer and invited speaker on telecommunications management issues for technical journals and conferences. He also has been serving international symposia and conferences as general co-chair of NOMS’96 and NONS2004, organizing committee member in many international symposia/conferences, guest editor of international journals and so on. He co-founded the APNOMS in 1997 and has been leading its activities. He was the chair of IEEE ComSoc Enterprise Networking Technical Committee in 2000-2002. He was a Board member of TMF. In IEICE Japan, he initiated and chaired TM (Telecommunications Management) Committee. Ejiri received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree from University of Tokyo and he is IEICE Fellow. Dr. Ejiri was retired from Fujitsu in 2007 and he has been working for POSTECH in Korea as BK21 research professor for 6 months in 2008.