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Thursday, September 4 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WS22: Clouds and mobile Internet: benefiting developing countries

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The process of moving to cities is putting tremendous pressure on sustainable growth and development globally, especially in developing countries. In this scenario, cloud computing and mobile Internet is becoming a key solution. However, compared with developed countries, development induced by Clouds and mobile Internet in developing countries is lagging behind.

Lacking of mature infrastructures is hindering developing countries to adopt Clouds and mobile Internet. More importantly, the shortage of implementation strategy is blocking developing countries to benefit from them in promoting economic growth and advance social development.

Despite of all these obstacles, some developing countries have taken some steps. With cloud computing and mobile Internet, development in China is led to a more sustainable way, by reducing the cost of growing business, raising the energy efficiency of IT infrastructure, and enhancing reasonable distribution of social resources. African countries is moving forward on advocating cloud computing by improving their interconnect speeds and reducing bandwidth costs.

With case studies, speakers from multi stakeholder groups from both developing countries and developed countries will address the issues on:
1.What are the challenges for developing countries to benefit from Clouds and mobile Internet?
2.How can we tackle the issues on IT infrastructure development in developing countries?
3.What are the practical strategies to make Clouds and mobile Internet contribute more efficiently in promoting sustainable growth and development of developing countries?
4.How can we encourage win-win multi-stakeholders co-operation between developed countries and developing countries, and among developing countries?

The proposed agenda is as follows:
1. Mr. Forrest Lin, the moderator of the workshop will make scene-setting remarks for 5 minutes.
2. Mr. Endong Wang will introduce Chinese Industry Cloud from two perspectives. High-end server, mass storage and cloud operating system; enterprise, industry and government informatization software, and terminal products and solutions developed in China all together form a solid foundation for the Chinese Industry Cloud. Then Mr. Endong Wang will present some cases of the construction of government cloud platform, industry cloud platform and enterprise cloud platform in China. The talk will last for 15 minutes.
3. Ms. Fiona Asonga from TESPOK will give an introduction of Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) and how KIXP enhances Internet use with fast, efficient and inexpensive services. Ms. Fiona Asonga will lead the discussion on the adoption of cloud computing with the help of KIXP. The talk will last for 15 minutes.
4. Mr. Paulo Calçada from EuroCloud will discuss on how can developing countries benefit from the experience of European adoption of Cloud computing, especially the European Cloud Strategy. He would begin his talk with a brief description of European Cloud strategy followed with a case study on how European cloud strategy works. The talk will last for 15 minutes. The talk will last for 15 minutes.
5. Prof. Xiaofeng Tao from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications will briefly introduce 4G mobile Internet program in China and how Chinese benefit from 4G mobile Internet to promote Cloud Computing and other Internet services. The talk will last for 15 minutes.
6. Mr. Forrest Lin and Ms. Asonga will make a short conclusion of the above four talks for about 3 minutes.
7. Open Q&A will last 20 minutes allowing all the speakers and audience including remote participants to share experience, discuss on question of interest.
8. A short summary will be made by Mr. Forrest Lin and Ms. Asonga to wrap up the workshop.

Remote Moderators

Yuhua Jiao

Chinese Institute of Electonics
Education:   B.Sc. - Harbin Institute of Technology, China (2003) Ph.D. in Computer Science - Harbin Institute of Technology, China (2009)   Work Experience:   2010-2013 PostDoc Research Associate - MSU-DOE Plant Research Labratory Michigan State University  Research topic: Data Mining and analysis for deciphering genomic data   2014-present Consultant  - Chinese Institute of Electronics

Thursday September 4, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Workshop Room 05 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 3)

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