Dr John Zao

Dr. John Zao is the founding chairman of the IEEE Standard Working Group on Fog Computing and Networking Architecture Framework and the founding vice-chairman of the IEEE Standard Committee on Edge/Fog/Cloud Communications with IoT and Big Data. He is also the co-chairman of the Security Working Group for the OpenFog Consortium.

John is currently an associate professor in the Computer Science Department of the Taiwan Chiao Tung University. Before returning to Asia, he served as a Senior/Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Information Security Department of BBN Technologies. While at BBN, he was the lead developer of policy management framework of IP Security Protocols and a member of the U.S. Army Task Force XXI Tactical Internet Gray-Beard Panel.

John is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded SecurKey Systems while he was a graduate student at the University of Toronto. In 2015 and 2016, he co-founded Cerebra Technologies in Hsinchu, Taiwan and NGoggle in San Diego, Calif., U.S., respectively to perform neuromonitoring and neuromodulation using Virtual Reality and Brain Computer Interactions.

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