Roger (Zhaoyang) Wang
President (Global Data Center) at Alibaba Cloud


Roger (Zhaoyang) Wang serves as the President of Alibaba Cloud's Global Data Center. Roger heads Alibaba Cloud's entire global data center expansion strategy, design, delivery, operations, covering 89 availability zones in 30 regions around the world across a four million-customer base.

Roger is a passionate R&D innovator at Alibaba Cloud, having designed its "ultra-large-scale lean operation" system, which allowed Alibaba Cloud to achieve the lowest operating cost per unit server in the international data center (IDC) industry. He has also led his team to develop intelligent infrastructural innovations to minimize operational costs and cybersecurity risks in Alibaba Cloud's data center ecosystem. Roger is currently focused on integrating sustainable energy, carbon management technology into IDC operations to support AI computing power.

Roger is the lead Principal Investigator for key Green Cloud Computing and Green AI projects at Nanyang Technological University, as well as within China. He brings over two decades of experience in the technology industry.

Agenda Sessions

  • Godzilla vs Kong – The Sustainability and Compute Showdown