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A Cloud Computing Model as Service Oriented Architecture

Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing

This is my presentation in the Open Group Conference this week. My presentation slides can be found in my website:

This presentation discusses cloud computing from the evolution path of enterprise architecture and service oriented architecture perspective, and relates a full-spectrum cloud computing model with the service oriented architecture. Also, it associates cloud computing models with the prior-arts and the evolution path. It fits the cloud computing effort into the current trend of the new generation IT operating model, with related business impact. While cloud computing is contributing to the enterprise evolution towards shared services, appropriate business management and operation mechanisms must be in place in order to practice successfully, e.g. suitable business models, service models, service structure, funding models, operation models, operation structure, lifecycle and governance.

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Yan Zhao is an enterprise level chief architect, strategist, thought leader, innovator, and executive for Fortune 500 companies, as well as an entrepreneur and a professor. She has over 20 years work experience across academia, corporate research, software industry, and consulting service; lead and created many successful innovative approaches, methodologies, solutions and products that made difference. She has demonstrated strength in insight, vision, and creativity, and now is positioned to lead enterprise in new paradigm shift towards more dynamic and effective IT enabled business.

A positive thinker and motivational leader with constructive mindset is experienced in leading and managing R&D, capability and intellectual property development, as well as consulting practice. Has industry experience in higher education, high-tech, software, telecommunications, health IT, media and publishing, financial, as well as in Federal Government.

Yan Zhao is experienced in leading IT strategic planning, reference architecture creation, system engineering lifecycle management and governance, has extensive experience in handling complex systems. Has been differentiated by "knowing how" to create cohesive solutions across the full spectrum of IT to enhance business performance.

She as been a university faculty member, a guest and an adjunct professors. She has six patents granted, four patents pending, and a number of invention disclosures, technical publications, and professional presentations.