Dr. Gang Lu – Founder & Chief-Editor of TechNode.com (formerly known as MOBINODE.com), the most influential Chinese tech blogger in global Internet industry, Chief Researcher at Media Lab of Hunan University (Shenzhen), Open concept/technology Evangelist, co-founder of OpenWeb.Asia Workgroup and OpenWebAsia conference and co-founder of kuukie.com.
TechNode, an independent tech blog written in both English and Chinese, is now the No.1 English tech media and one of the most influential Chinese startup-focus medias, covering the latest news in China/Asia web industry. OpenWeb.Asia is the first independent workgroup focusing on Asia Internet industry, and is also the organizer of OpenWebAsia conference which is the first truly pan-Asia web technology event bringing together executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from throughout Asia. With strong academic background in wireless communications, years of research and development experience in mobile industry and international business management in web industry, Gang Lu is very passionate about the Open Web concept and plays very active role in building efficient channels among Asian local markets as well as between Asia web and global industry. Gang Lu was the Asia Business Development Director of Netvibes.com, the world leading personalized homepage and widget technology provider. He is one of the first introducing Widget economy and Open Platform into Asian market. Prior to joining Netvibes, he was in charge of research and development of Multimedia Messaging Service platform and 3G applications in Dialogue Communications Ltd. a leading mobile messaging service provider in UK. Gang Lu is also the initiator of ChinaBang Awards, an annual event rewarding the best startups in Chinese local Internet industry.
As an independent industry observer, technology and social media expert, Gang Lu has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and panel discussion at diverse international events/conference ranging from TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing, APEC SME Summit, SXSW Technology Summit, Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC), the China Internet Annual Summit to Tencent MIND Summit to Google China Developer Day, Milan Digital Entertainment Jam, NetExplorateur Forum, Paris etc. The topics cover the Asian Web, the China Internet Industry, Open Web technology, SNS Marketing, Social Networks, Mobile Technology and so on. Gang Lu was awarded TOP10 Best Expert of 2008 by iResearch, the leading Internet consulting company in China.
Gang Lu has MSc, PhD in wireless communications from the University of Sheffield, UK.