• Best of the Web” Gold Award, 2009-2013
  • Books named “Best Reference 2008” by Library Journal in IT category, 2009
  • eBook of the Month by NetLibrary in September 2008
  • No.1 ranking in American Customer Satisfaction Index for banks, 2001-2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service in IEEE Int’l Conf on Cloud Computing, 2007-2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Service in International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, 2006-2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service in IEEE Int’l Conf on Web Services and Services Computing, 2006-2012
  • Blue Diamond Award: Best IT Solution for Customer Service, 2004
  • Blue Diamond Award: Best Corporate Use of IT, 2003



  • UPE Computer Science Honorary Society (Straight-A in Computer Science graduate program)
  • Marquis Who’s Who
  • Honor student and scholarships in university programs
  • Exemption from required admission exams to graduate school as the best college student in class
  • Olympic Mathematics Association for outstanding youth talents
  • Winner of regional math competitions



Tony is an inventive thought leader with a proven track record of influential innovations:

  • Wrote entries of architecture methods/frameworks to IT encyclopedias
  • Published first Redbook on asynchronous web services
  • Pioneered predictive caching patterns
  • Originated early-stage web application frameworks
  • Created first-of-a-kind web service standard stack
  • Constructed an award-winning solution of automated alert of account balances in financial institutions
  • Incubated a game-changing log analyzer
  • Invented an intelligent pool management logic
  • Co-designed the IEEE Standard on SOA Reference Architecture
  • Authored the earliest content portal
  • Launched dynamic web-based collaborative scheduling tools in the static HTML era
  • Revolutionized CUI applications by webifying
  • Spearheaded selective database extracts
  • Engineered first-generation e-banking platform
  • Advocated granular reusable components (JaveEE and .Net) for web applications
  • Conceived the pre-IM Intertalk and pre-RSS webpage change notifier
  • Prototyped ground-breaking application servers
  • Led application farm trialout
  • Formulated a cohesive strategization method for IT solutioning
  • Kicked off exploratory efforts of web service interoperability investigation
  • Developed world’s most complex eCommerce systems
  • Devised a brand-new algorithm of real-time self-adjusting thresholds for dynamic machine learning
  • Pursued a killer application for email bounceback processing
  • Fathered cloud engineering
  • Built first-ever IBM storage cloud
  • Initiated cloudology
  • Evangelized cloudonomic computing
  • Coined software service engineering & cloud terms
  • Introduced multi-generation cloudification discipline
  • Framed cloudability spectrum
  • Started Cloud Computing Practitioner’s Guide
  • Established systematic Cloud Computing Body of Knowledge
  • Composed cloud assessment & lifecycle framework
  • Jump-started cloud megamodel
  • Defined autonomic cloud ecosystem
  • Set up cloud engineering practice groups and forum
  • Contributed to and translated SOA Manifesto
  • Hosted Cloud CoE
  • Hadoopified data-intensive applications
  • Drove Big Data engineering
  • Crafted NoSQL taxonomy
  • Programified Big Data adoption and execution
  • Instigated Big Data maturity model



  • A Method for Open-end Spinning and its Unit. CN 88-1-08734.3, 1988
  • Several patent-pending initiatives on big data platform, cloud architecture, social analytics, system modeling and high-performance data/computing management



– Americas’ Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
– Annual SOA Symposium
– Big Data Boot Camp
– Big Data Bootcamp
– Big Data Expo
– Big Data TechCon
– CIO Cloud Congress
– CamelOne Conference
– Carolina Code Camp
– Cloud Computing Virtual Trade Show and Conference
– Cloud Expo
– Cloud Expo Europe
– Cloud Forum North America
– Cloud Slam Conference
– Financial Technology Insight Summit
– Hadoop Summit
– Health IT Insight Summit
– IEEE Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC)
– IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing
– IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA)
– IEEE International Conference on Services Computing
– IEEE International Conference on Web Services
– IEEE International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B)
– IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE)
– IEEE International Congress on Big Data
– IEEE Science and Information Conference (SAI)
– International Cloud Symposium
– International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER)
– International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE)
– International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT)
– International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST)
– International SOA Symposium
– International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC)
– NoSQL Now
– OMG’s SOA in Healthcare Conference
– Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages & Applications (OOPSLA)
– Open Group EA Practitioner’s Conference
– SaaSCon
– The Business of Cloud Computing conference
– UP Cloud Conference
– WHICEB conference
– Web Information System & Application Conference (WISA)
– Web2Present Seminar Series
– Workshop on Software Engineering Methods for Service-Oriented Architecture (SEMSOA)

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