Amazon Web Services
Dr. Xia Zhang is Greater China’s Principal Enterprise Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, focusing on promoting cloud technology for enterprise business innovation and technology transformation. In his role, he helps businesses throughout PRC, Hong Kong SAR, and Taiwan to harness the power of cloud to deliver key enterprise systems and deploy innovative solutions to meet business needs.
Dr. Zhang has more than 20 years of experience in IT development, business development, and enterprise IT technology and management, both in the USA and China. He brings extensive experience in the fields of cloud computing, mobile, social, AI, and big data, and leverages this expertise to create business value by through innovation and technology adoption.
Dr. Zhang has held a variety of leadership roles, including CTO for Retail Banking and Credit Card Center, Bank of China in 2002-2006. Dr. Zhang also worked for Ford Motor Company from 1993 to 2002 in various positions, with Ford Microelectronics, Ford Research Lab, Corporate IT and Finance, and held the position of CIO of FordDirect in 2000-2002. This experience gives him deep expertise in the critical role technology plays in business transformation, and helped him to hone skills in cutting-edge areas like solution architecture, data and analytics, customer engagement marketing, e-commerce operations and more.
Dr. Zhang graduated from Peking University with a B.S. degree, from Rice University with both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and obtained a Master of Engineering Management degree from Wayne State University.