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Hongwen Zhang

Co-Chair Security Working Group, OpenCloud and Connect President and CEO, Wedge Networks
“Cloud is not only a very fertile and safe business environment, but also where future security will be effectively managed." Dr. Zhang is President and CEO of Wedge Networks which he co-founded in 2005, and co-chair of OpenCloud Connect’s Security Working Group. Dr. Zhang was instrumental in developing the high performance architecture that provides the basis behind Wedge’s award- winning security appliance, the BeSecure Web Gateway. Wedge security technology today protects 12 million global internet users. Wedge Networks has been chosen by OpenCloud Connect (OCC) to help lead its Cloud Security initiative and Dr. Hongwen Zhang was appointed co-chair of OCC’s Security Working Group in November 2013. Dr Zhang holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Calgary; a M.Sc in Computer Engineering from the Institute of Computer Technology - Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, PRC), and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Fudan University (Shanghai, PRC). With more than two decades of high tech leadership experience, Dr. Zhang is a co-inventor and holder of several patents in the area of computing and networking. Prior to establishing Wedge Networks, he was a co-founder of the 24C Group Inc., which pioneered the first digital receipts infrastructure for secure electronic commerce. Dr. Zhang was previously principal of Servidium Inc., now ThoughtWorks Canada Inc., a global leader in agile development methodology.