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Alibaba Technology Forum 2014 in Seattle

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Recently Alibaba’s Chinese online commerce sites drove over US $5.7 billion dollars worth of sales in a single day. Learn what it takes to run these sites and how the Alibaba Group has impacted the Chinese economy. This event is specifically geared towards engineers and IT professionals who are interested in learning about the growth of eCommerce and technology.

Free admission. Snack and Beverage will be served.

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==== Tentative Agenda ====

6-6:30: Registration

6:30-6:35: Welcome

6:35-6:45: Opening Remarks by Conrad Lee, Mayor of Bellevue

6:45-7:30: Technology Innovation at Alibaba by Jian Wang, CTO, Alibaba Group

7:30-8:15: Cloud computing at Alibaba by Hong Tung, Senior Director, Alibaba Group

8:15-8:45: Q&A


Dr. Wang, Jian Chief Technology Officer, Alibaba Group. Dr. Wang became chief technology officer in August 2012 with responsibility for the formulation and implementation of Alibaba Group’s technology development strategy. He has also been overseeing Alibaba Cloud Computing since its inception in September 2009.

Shan Dai, Senior Vice President and Co-founder, Alibaba Group. As a member of the Alibaba founding team, Trudy has held numerous management positions within Alibaba Group and has deep knowledge of the company’s business. She was appointed as the first general manager of’s Guangzhou branch in 2005. Trudy Dai has been chief people officer of Alibaba Group since May 10, 2013, in charge of organization development and preservation of the Group's value-based culture.

Hong Tung, Senior Director, Alibaba Cloud Computing. Dr. Hong Tang joined in 2010, and is currently a Senior Director in charge of the development of Apsara Cloud Platform. Dr. Hong Tang has fifteen years of experience in high-performance computing and parallel systems, cluster-based distributed computing and storage systems, large-scale Internet services, and cloud computing. Prior to Alibaba, he has intensive industry experience in and Yahoo. Dr. Tang received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University and the Doctoral's degree from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003.
Event details:

The Alibaba Technology Forum is hosted by Entrepreneurs and Experts in Seattle Group, and co-sponsored by:

Seattle Technical Forum, Washington State China Relations Council, WA State China Chamber of Commerce,Chinese Radio Seattle,CSSA of UW,WTIA

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