Dr. Hongwen Zhang
CEO & CTO (Co-Founder), Wedge Networks Inc.
Co-founder of Wedge Networks, Inc., Dr. Zhang led the successful launch of the firm’s patented, award-winning Intelligent Real-time Threat Prevention platform, securing millions of connected systems world-wide. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering. Throughout his 25+ years career and leadership in the enterprise software industry, Dr. Zhang has been instrumental in launching several commercially successful process automation and cybersecurity products into the global market. This has resulted in large customer adoptions and great economic impacts; from his involvement in the Digital Receipt Infrastructure, through his work with companies such as Valmet/Telvent (now Schneider), and Servidium (acquired by Thought Works Inc.). Dr. Zhang is a member of CIO Strategy Council of Canada. He served as the Chair of the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) Security-as-a-Service working group, shaping the practices of Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) for many of the largest telecom service providers in the world. He is a well-respected speaker and writer in the area of Real-time Cyber Threat Prevention, with recent publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.