Cloud Computing and Data Centres in China & Cloud Readiness in Asia

4 Dec 2012, 2.30- 4pm @ Lecture Room PO-216, University of Hong Kong, Social Science Research Centre

Presentations by Terry Graham on Cloud Computing and Data Centres in China and Jerry Wertelecky on Cloud Readiness in Asia.


About the speaker: Terry Graham is a Research Affiliate at Hong Kong University's Telecommunications Research Project (TRP), a leading research and consulting organization in Hong Kong. Terry has been engaged on a wide range of telecom and ICT projects, focused primarily on Asia,performing detailed research, political assessment and investment due diligence.

He is widely published in the sector, including Telecommunications Development in Asia (HKU Press, 2008). He has completed public policy projects commissioned by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Hong Kong), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, APEC, PECC, ITU, UNDP, UNESCAP, Asia Foundation, European Union (EU), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the World Bank, the United States State Department, and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), among others.

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Recent projects have addressed topics as diverse as National Information Infrastructure (NII) policies and programs, national competitiveness and promotion of information society, social media and disruptive technology strategy, investment analysis, and executive training. At one time he was a research analyst with the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO) in Beijing, and has worked with the Institute for the Future, Tarifica, the Broad Group, and others.  He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College, USA and is fluent in Mandarin, German and French.

About the speaker: Jerry Wertelecky is a retired partner from the Information Technology Risk and Assurance (ITRA) practice of Ernst & Young (E&Y).He has led major assurance audit and advisory engagements for some of the world’s largest financial services companies, and has specialized in technology risk area for over 30 years. He has also provided advisory services on a range of projects such as IT governance and control and advising on Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and corporate governance; IT systems and controls implementations using ERP-related applications such as SAP and Oracle; and finance transformations, including ERP conversions, systems implementation, reorganizations, and accounting remediation. He was E&Y’s Asia Pacific Area Quality and Outsourcing Services Reporting leader specializing in the banking and insurance industry. He received a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude, Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University in 1982 and was a graduate of the Harvard Partner Executive Training Program in  2000. He has been  working for Ernst & Young in the US and Hong Kong since 1994.

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