Ming Zhang is a Senior Director / Principal Engineer in Alibaba Cloud where he leads the development of automation and intelligence systems that keep Alibaba’s global datacenter networks running reliably, efficiently and at scale. In addition, he leads the networking research team which explores and builds next-generation datacenter and wireless networking technologies for Alibaba. Before joining Alibaba, he was a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond for 10 years, during which time he delivered multiple key technologies that power the massive cloud networks of Microsoft Azure. He holds 20+ US patents, and his research was featured in influential media outlets such as BBC, CNN, and MIT Tech Review.