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All-Star Speakers for TechCrunch Beijing 2016
TechCrunch Beijing is quickly approaching and we can’t wait. For all the aspirational geeks and entrepreneurs out there, TechCrunch Beijing Top features a two-day hackathon from November 5 to 6 and two-day main stage talks from November 7 to 8. At the exact same time, a series of amazing parallel events will be held raging from Start-up Street and Startup Competitors and VC Meetup, where each entrepreneur can have ten minutes to pitch your task to financiers. Well, you certainly will not be sorry if our occasion is on your schedule, since the speakers are incredible. Sinovation Ventures, Twitter, Microsoft Accelerator, Indiegogo, iRobot, Mobike, 700Bike and vHM Design Futures, each of the name is suffice to make a tech news heading. At TechCrunch Beijing, we have bring them together for our audience to take a behind-the-scene look of their stories. Below is the line-up of the confirmed speakers so far, enjoy it. Founder & CEO at Sinovation Ventures, Kaifu
Lee Dr. Kaifu Lee
is a financier and startup expert in China who acts as the founder and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, an early phase equity capital firm previously understood as Development Functions and Idea Bulb Ventures.
He is the founding president and head of Google China Corporation from July 2005 to 2009. Lee is commonly understood for his pioneering operate in the locations of speech acknowledgment and artificial intelligence. He signed up with Google from Microsoft Corporation, where he acted as Corporate Vice President, after establishing Microsoft Research study China in 1998.
Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked as a Vice President and General Manager at Silicon Graphics Inc. He likewise spent six years at Apple Inc., from 1990 to 1996, working as Speech Scientist and Vice President of Apple’s Interactive Media Group.
Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988 and a B.S. in Computer system Science with highest honors from Columbia University in 1983.
Co-Founder & & CEO at 700Bike, Xiangdong Zhang
Zhang Xiangdong, a series business owner and enthusiastic bicyclist signed up with smart bike startup 700Bike as a co-founder in 2014. Prior to that, Zhang co-founded in 2004 Sungy Mobile, a mobile content provider which got listed on NASDAQ in late 2013.
From 2002 to 2003, Zhang was a reporter of New Weekly Publication. From 1999 to 2000, he served as a manager at online seller Dangdang. He holds a BA in Information Management from Peking University.
CEO of Greater China at Twitter, Kathy Chen
Before signing up with Twitter, Chen operates at general manger of Strategic Partner Environment at Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Item Group. She has worked in world’s top enterprises like Cisco, Jinchen Software application and 3Com Networking Innovation.
Co-founder & & CTO at Mobike, Joe Xia
Joe Xia is an expert in web of lorry (IOV) sector. He is a previous staff member in IOV R&D systems of Ford and Fiat Chrysler Cars, holding more than 20 IOV patents.
In January 2015, Joe signed up with dockless bike sharing company Mobike as CTO. As a significant gamer in the rising vertical, Mobike leads the brand-new trend and has received the supports from China’s leading investors, including Tencent, Hillhouse Capital, Warburg Pincus, Sequoia Capital, Qiming Endeavor Partners, Bertelsmann and Wang Xing, founder of Meituan who is likewise a distinguished investor.
Co-founder & & CEO & Chairman at iRobot, Colin Angel
Colin Angle, co-founder of iRobot, has acted as chairman of the board because October 2008, as CEO considering that June 1997.
Mr. Angle formerly operated at the National Aeronautical and Area Administration’s Jet Propulsion Lab where he took part in the design of the habits controlled rovers that led to Sojourner checking out Mars in 1997. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from MIT.
Co-Founder at vHM Design Futures,Clive van Heerden
Clive van Heerden is the co-founder of vHM Design Futures. Prior to that, Van Heerden operated at Philips Research considering that 1995. In 1998 he relocated to Philips Style where he ended up being the director of the Soft Technologies style research study task. In this position Van Heerden coordinated a group of experts from various textile and garments disciplines to establish wearable electronic and conductive textile services.
He also drives the Philips’ “Probes” program, which consists of “far-future” research study efforts to determine long-lasting organized shifts and expecting changes in future lifestyles. The Probes group, under Van Heerden’s management, has actually won numerous international awards consisting of a Red Dot, IF Award and a Timepublication acknowledgment for Best Creation in 2007.
CEO at Microsoft Accelerator Greater China, Bin Luo
Bin Luo acts as CEO at Microsoft Accelerator. Prior to signing up with Microsoft, Luo was the director at Canonical’s Asia-Pacific arm, overseeing organisation operation, marketing and partner relationship management of Ubuntu running system.
Prior to that, he has actually operated in Intel for over 13 years, mainly engaged in investment.
Director of Strategic Programs China at Indiegogo, Sandy Diao
Sandy works closely with technology and style business owners to introduce their services through Indiegogo.
Prior to signing up with, she ran a $460k crowdfunding campaign for a linked piano hardware item. Prior to that she worked on Pinterest’s development marketing team and assisted breed Pinterest’s marketing platform from scratch.
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