Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

Stefan Tai
TU Berlin, Germany

Title: Blockchain Insights

Abstract

The potential for blockchain to foundationally transform how organizations produce and capture value is huge and very real. Practical applications dealing with nearly any type of digital asset demonstrate this capacity. In this talk, we report on lessons learned and insights gained from a set of experimental blockchain projects. We discuss open challenges and situate these also for the services and cloud computing research community.

Bio

Stefan Tai is Full Professor and Head of Chair Information Systems Engineering at TU Berlin, Germany. Prior to that, he was a Full Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2007-2014) and a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, USA (1999-2007). Stefan is passionate about modern distributed systems architectures, which leverage blockchain, cloud/fog, and/or services/Web technology.

Alexander Lenk
Cloud Evangelist Connected Car at BMW Group, Germany

Title: Cloud Native Connected Cars

Abstract

After years of research Cloud technology has finally arrived in traditional industries. BMW is one of the largest German car manufacturers and is in the process of utilizing private Cloud technology to serve its digital services “ConnectedDrive” to its millions of cars. In this keynote, I will talk about the challenges we faced in the past and are still facing, our take on Cloud, and give an outlook on the next big things to come.

Bio

Alexander Lenk is working as Project Manager and Cloud Evangelist at BMW Group in Munich, Germany. Prior to that he worked as department manager at FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik in Karlsruhe and in Berlin. During this time, he was heading the accompanying research of the Smart Data program for the German Ministry of Economics. His research interests lay in Cloud deployments, Cloud migration, and Datacentre as a Service.

Pierluigi Plebani
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Title: Business Processes and Smart Devices - a marriage of convenience?

Abstract

Smart devices are becoming more and more pervasive in our lives and they are now so powerful that they can be seen not only as gateways for transmitting data captured by sensors, but also as elements able to analyse those data. According to this scenario, new opportunities also for improving the efficiency and the effectiveness of business processes arise. At the same time, the adoption inside business processes also opened new challenges in the design, deployment, and execution of applications on top of smart devices. Goal of this talk is to discuss the implication when creating a synergy between business processes and smart devices.