Tao Zhang

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<p id="ember85" class="pv-top-card-section__summary-text text-align-left mt4 ember-view">For 25 years, Tao has been leading strategies, research, and product development, which have created disruptive technologies and products in fog/edge computing, IoT, connected vehicles, mobile networks, and fiber optic networks.<br /><br />He is the Sr. Director for Technology and Industry Development at Futurewei (Huawei USA).&nbsp;<br /><br />He was the CTO for Smart Connected Vehicles at Cisco, where he provided leadership in creating the business unit and turning Cisco from being little known in connected vehicles to a major player. A pioneer in fog and edge computing, he provided global leadership in industry and academia, cofounded and led the OpenFog Consortium, and led fog computing into a global industry trend and a vibrant research field. In Cisco, he also drove strategies and led innovation programs on fog computing, connected vehicles, and AI-driven IoT security.<br /><br />He was the Chief Scientist for Vehicular Networking and the Director of several R&amp;D groups at Telcordia (formerly Bellcore and originally part of Bell Labs), where he established and managed groundbreaking R&amp;D programs funded by customers. His leadership helped Telcordia break into and then become a leader in new industries such as connected vehicles and 3G/4G mobile networks, and created new technologies that were incorporated into standards and led to first-in-industry products. He cofounded the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, served as its Board Director, and helped make it an influential champion in connected vehicles.&nbsp;<br /><br />Tao holds 50 patents and coauthored two books &ldquo;Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy&rdquo; and &ldquo;IP-Based Next Generation Wireless Networks&rdquo;, one book chapter &ldquo;Securing the Internet of Things: Need for a New Paradigm and Fog Computing&rdquo;, and 70 technical papers. He is a Chair Professor at National Chiao Tung University. He was the CIO and a Board Governor of IEEE ComSoc, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE VTS, and a Board Adviser for several organizations around the world.</p>



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