Kai-Fu Lee, Ph.D.
CEO, Sinovation Ventures
Kai-Fu Lee is CEO of Sinovation Ventures, an incubation, venture capital, and software company with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen China. Dr. Lee is one of China’s most influential technology figures. Prior to founding Sinovation Ventures, he was the founding president of Google China; the corporative vice president for speech, natural language, and assistance technologies for Microsoft; the managing director of Microsoft Research China; and a vice president at both Silicon Graphics (SGI) and Apple. Dr. Lee is also a cancer survivor and patient advocate. He holds an A.B. in computer science from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.