Dear students and colleagues,

IEEE Blockchain: Building Trust Together
Prof. Chunming RongMember of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences
Co-chair, IEEE Blockchain and Chair, IEEE Cloud Computing
Head, Center for IP-based Service Innovation (CIPSI), University of Stavanger, NORWAY

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) have recently emerged into the mainstream. Through recent development, the technologies of Blockchain have not only enabled simple transactions, but also complex computation on a network. Many popular applications are cloud related. These advances are not just limited to the financial sector, but also new internet applications that building blocks to empower users to take control of their online footprint, such as in healthcare, social media and other digital services. The IEEE Blockchain community shall become the gathering place for academic researchers, practitioners and business innovators alike, where they may meet and work together to embrace, promote and enhance blockchain technologies and their applications.

Date: 27 March 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 14:30 – 16:00
Venue: Anthony Lau Building (E4), room G051
Language: English

* please arrive 5 minutes in advance

Prof. Chunming Rong is the co-chair of IEEE Blockchain, chair of IEEE Cloud Computing. He is the head of the Center for IP-based Service Innovation (CIPSI) at the University of Stavanger (UiS) and adjunct Chief Scientist leading Big-Data Initiative at IRIS. He was vice president (2015-2016) of CSA Norway Chapter. His research work focuses on data science, cloud computing, security and privacy. He is an IEEE senior member and is honoured as member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) since 2011. He has extensive contact network and projects in both the industry and academic. He is also founder and Steering Chair of IEEE CloudCom conference and workshop series. He is the steering chair and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), and co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Cloud Computing (ISSN: 2192-113X) by Springer. Prof. Rong has extensive experience in managing large-scale R&D projects funded by both industry and funding agencies, both in Norway and EU.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact Ms. Amy Iek of the Faculty of Science and Technology at 8822 4978 or Mr. Gabriel Chan of Institute of Collaborative Innovation at 8822 4619.

**Student participants of lecture will be awarded SMART POINT!

Best regards,

Institute of Collaborative Innovation,
Faculty of Business Administration, and
Faculty of Science and Technology