Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Arun Rai is permanent Regents' Professor, the highest academic honor bestowed in the University System of Georgia, at the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He holds the Robinson and Harkins Chairs and serves as the Director of the Center for Process Innovation, an interdisciplinary research center that leverages industry-university partnerships toward impactful research.
Dr. Rai's research has examined how organizations can leverage information technologies in their strategies and processes, and how digital innovation can address business and societal problems. His former Ph.D. students hold leadership positions at major journals, universities, and professional organizations. He was named Fellow of the Association for Information Systems for outstanding contributions to the Information Systems (IS) discipline in research, teaching and service and received the INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Award for outstanding intellectual contributions to the IS discipline. Dr. Rai is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the MIS Quarterly.
CEO of Xiaoman Financial
Zhu Guang, CEO of Xiaoman Financial (formerly Baidu Finance), Vice President of China Internet Finance Association. Zhu Guang graduated from Xi'an Jiaotong University and has more than 20 years of work experience. He joined Baidu in December 2008. He served as senior director, vice president of Baidu, and senior vice president of Baidu before serving as CEO of Xiaoman Financial. He was responsible for Baidu market public relations, government affairs and Baidu news, etc., and made great contributions on increasing awareness and reputation of the company. Before joining Baidu, he was the senior director of public relations and integration promotion of Greater China in Lenovo Group.
VP&CTO of Shanghai Yovole Networks Inc
Mr. Yunfeng Zang is the senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) of Shanghai Yovole Networks Inc. He leads Yovole's long-term technology vision, and is responsible for the operations and development of Yovole Cloud platform and the Operation Automation products. Mr. Zang also facilitates the technical community within Yovole, research programs and university collaboration.
Prior to Yovole, Mr. Zang was CTO at Virgin Mobile China, where he was responsible for the Mobile Virtual Network Operator IT infrastructure and products. Prior to joining Virgin Mobile, he was IT Director / CTO at Etang.com, a famous China Internet application and content provider. Mr. Zang earned a Master of Science in Computer Networking and a Bachelor of Science in Information Science from Fudan University, China.