IBM Vice President, Dr. Matt Wang, Awarded 2012 IT Times Outstanding Leadership (China)

Dr. Matt Wang (Wang Yang), Vice President, IBM China Research and Development Center, is presented with IT Times Award on Dec 13, 2012

Dr. Matt Wang (Wang Yang), Vice President, IBM China Research and Development Center, is presented with the 2012 IT Times Outstanding Leader Award on Dec 13, 2012

At the 8th Annual CEO Summit hosted by IT Times Weekly, Dr. Matt Wang, Vice President of the IBM Research Development and Research Lab in China was presented the “2012 IT Times Outstanding Leader” award.  This award is presented annually to the eight top leaders in the IT industry in China who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the global information society in the past year.

Dr. Wang was recognized for his achievements innovation and emerging technology opportunities.  In particular, he was recognized for his work in ‘Smart Logistics’ for cloud computing in spearheading the partnership with the Ningbo National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, which led to the establishment of IBM’s commercial cloud computing center in Wuxi.  Dr. Wang joined other prominent leaders from Microsoft, AMD, Deusche Telekom, Motorola, Hewlett Packard, and Dell in receipt of this prestigious award.

Founded in 2000, the IT Times Weekly is China’s largest IT business management magazine with large readership among C-Suite Executives as well as government officials and prominent business leaders.

Read the full article in original Chinese and Google Translated English

Dr. Matt Wang speaking at the IT Times Weekly CEO Summit (Credit:  IT Times Weekly)

Dr. Matt Wang speaking at the IT Times Weekly CEO Summit (Credit: IT Times Weekly)

–Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager, The Greater IBM Connection

Around the World with The Greater IBM Connection

In this issue:

  • IBM Champion Program – Nominations Close Oct. 15
  • The Center for CIO Leadership: Meet Chief Technologist Dr. Manish Gupta
  • New LinkedIn Subgroup Launched: Greater China

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IBM Champion Program – Nominations Close Oct. 15


If you’d like to be an IBM Champion or know someone you want to nominate, time is running out – you have until October 15 to nominate YOUR worthy candidate.

Here’s how it works: if you are an outstanding Lotus or WebSphere developer, or  an expert in System z or Power Systems, or if you blog, participate in online forums, etc., about these kinds of topics – in other words, if you’re an advocate of IBM’s capabilities – then you might make a great candidate to be an IBM Champion.

About the IBM Champion Program

Want to know more? Check out a Web lecture

Nomination form

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The Center for CIO Leadership: Meet Chief Technologist Dr. Manish Gupta

More than 400 CIOs and other company executives recently attended IBM’s Smarter Cities event in the Capital Region of India. The CIOs worked with city planners on ways to apply technology to solve some of the worst problems in the world’s population centers.

Dr. Manish Gupta

Dr. Gupta, IBM India

To mark the event, IBM’s Center for CIO Leadership interviewed Dr. Manish Gupta, IBM’s Chief Technologist for India and Asia and Director of the research laboratory developing new technology for governments and companies around the globe.

Read the interview

Smarter Cities

Smarter Planet Blog

People for a Smarter Planet on Facebook

Smarter Planet on Twitter

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New LinkedIn Subgroup Launched: Greater China

The Greater IBM Connection and IBM Greater China team are pleased to announce the launch of the Greater China LinkedIn subgroup of our community.

Internet users in China are unable to access many of the popular social networks in use today, including Facebook, Twitter, many blogs, YouTube, etc.  The new subgroup enables our community of fellow Greater IBMers to interact and network with the community in China. It also provides a place for users in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to communicate in Chinese.

To join this subgroup, you must must first join the global Greater IBM Connection group on LinkedIn. Please make sure to provide accurate information about your IBM employment on your profile in English, so that your membership can be approved for both communities.

Read more about the new subgroup

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