Dr. Dongyan Wang
Dongyan Wang is VP & GM of Midea Emerging Technology Center (Silicon Valley) and AI Research Institute (Shenzhen, China) in Midea Group.
Dr. Wang has almost 20 years of hi-tech executive experience leading world-class, industry award-winning, global hi-tech organizations for Global Fortune 500 enterprises and Silicon Valley startups. He has extensive experience in products, business applications, advanced analytics, data science, big data, and cloud and on-premise enterprise IT applications.
Dr. Wang is in charge at AI of strategic application roadmap, technology roadmap, various products for smart home, intelligent manufacturing, robotics, and various business applications.
Prior to Midea, Dr. Wang was the COO and SVP of Grand Intelligence, a SV consulting firm specializing in machine learning, deep learning, BI analytics, data science and big data solutions. Before that, he was senior executive of NetApp, Cisco Systems and Samsung America, leading large, complex enterprise wide big data, BI analytics, data integration and smart home initiatives.
He was responsible for 350-people global organizations with annual budgets of $40+ million.
Dr. Wang is a well-known leader and expert in the industry. His leadership has won him TDWI (The Data Warehouse Institute), Intelligence Enterprise RealWare Award, Information Week 500, InfoWorld 100 awards, and an Oracle BI/BPM innovation award.
Dr. Wang holds a PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, all in AI space. He has 10+ granted US patents, 10+ international patents and multiple pending patents.
Lyu You (Edwards)
Co founder & CEO at Vadi Ventures
Edwards is the co-founder and CEO of Vadi Ventures, a Chinese-Israeli company aimed at supporting Chinese investors and entrepreneurs taking their first steps within the high-paced, dynamic Israeli business and technology industries.
Edwards is an expert in creating projects and partnerships among the China-Israel business ecosystem.
Edwards holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University, an MA in Diplomacy from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a BA in International Politics from Beijing International Studies University.