Steering Committee

  • Jie Shen

    Jie obtained Ph.D from Chinese Academy of Sciences after receiving bachelor degree from Zhejiang University, and was visiting scholar at University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He is an international authoritative experts in IoT, with 15 Years of IoT experience and 3 Years of blockchain research experience, and participated in developing the world's first international Internet of Things Reference Architecture (IoT RA) ISO / IEC 30141 on behalf of Chinese Leaders. He is also the proposer and chief editor of the "Six-Domain Model" of IoT, sponsor of Joint Laboratory for Six-Domain Blockchain, founder of Qingyu Tang, and part-time professor of Fudan University. Since 2011, he has been the general team leader of the National IoT Basic Standard Working Team and promoted development of dozens of basic standards and application standards for Internet of Things jointly with the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environmental Protection, State Forestry Administration, National Health and Family Planning Commission and China National Textile and Apparel Council. He was once the vice president of Wuxi Internet of Things Industry Research Institute, vice director of National Research Center for Sensor Network Engineering Technology of Ministry of Science and Technology, and vice chairman of the CCSA TC10. He has presided over 10+ state-level scientific research projects related to IoT and 10+ international and national standards, and was awarded the first prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Advances, the second prize of China Standard Innovation and the Advanced Individual of the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee.

  • David Pan

    David joined SDChain with 20 years of industry experience serving North American and Asian technology and investment companies in IoT, semiconductor, software, electronics manufacturing and telecom sectors. Prior to SDChain, David served as the Director of IoT Asia Marketing at Arm, growing and supporting Arm’s IoT developer ecosystem and partnerships in Asia. Prior to Arm, David served as the President of Ayaris 9 with sell-side mandates in IoT, clean tech and e-commerce sectors, as well as managing buy-side venture capital specialised in pre-IPO projects. David graduated from Harvard with a Masters in Finance, Golden Gate with Masters in Enterprise Systems, and UC Berkeley with BA in Architecture.

  • Richard Zhou

    Richard is currently the President of Green Panda Marketing Inc. in Toronto, Canada, Advisor to multiple Fortune 500 companies and Nasdaq-listed companies, and Advisor to China Canada Angel Alliance. Formerly, Richard served as an Independent Board Director of Internet of Things Inc. (TSX.v-ITT), Assistant Director of Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Canada, Co-Chair of TIFF China Internet Film and Television Development Forum, President of Canada Evergreen Association, and Founding Director of Chinese Cabinet of Toronto Sick Kids Foundation, one of the largest charity organizations in Canada. Richard has 20 years of industry experience in information technology, Internet, IoT, Energy, serving at EMC, Siemens, and Apotex.

Advisory Team

  • Lirong Zheng

    Lirong is a professor of Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Dean of School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University, Executive Vice President of New Rural Development Institute, Fudan University and Distinguished Professor of China’s National "Thousand Talents Program".

  • Eduard Molla

    Eduard is Economic Counselor of Albania in China.

  • Qiang Xin

    Qiang holds EMBA from Donghua University, Vice President of Circulation Branch of China National Textile And Apparel Council, Deputy Director of IoT standard working group for textile industry, and GM of CNTEX.

  • XuMing He

    Xuming is the Chairman of Organizing Committee of World Internet of Things Convention, Chairman of World Chinese Business Alliance Federation, President of World Chinese Entrepreneurs Alliance Group, Executive Chairman of Chinese Entrepreneurs Alliance, Chairman of Warner Fund (Beijing), Chairman of World Chinese Business Alliance Investment Fund Management Company, and formerly served as Executive Officer of Chinese Chamber of Commerce in China, CEO of Warner Investment Group (US), Executive Officer of Promotion Association of Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Secretary General of Chinese Business Alliance Federation.

  • BinXian Liang

    Binxian is the Chairman of Taiwan Internet of Things Alliance, Chairman and GM of Flowring, Dean of the Cross-Strait Intelligence Service Industry Institute of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Vice Chairman of IOTCC, China Electronics Chamber of Commerce, MIIT, Executive Chairman of Alliance of Sensing China, Executive Director of Jiangsu Innovation Center for Internet of Things Technology and Application Synergy, Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Technology Innovation Association for Automotive Industry, Vice Chairman of Wuxi Cross-Strait Technology and Financial Services Center, Member of Technical Expert Committee of Cloud Computing and IoT Association in Taiwan (CIAT), and Member of Cloud Computing and IoT Committee of Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association.

Core Team

  • David Pan

    David joined SDChain with 20 years of industry experience serving North American and Asian technology and investment companies in IoT, semiconductor, software, electronics manufacturing and telecom sectors. Prior to SDChain, David served as the Director of IoT Asia Marketing at Arm, growing and supporting Arm’s IoT developer ecosystem and partnerships in Asia. Prior to Arm, David served as the President of Ayaris 9 with sell-side mandates in IoT, clean tech and e-commerce sectors, as well as managing buy-side venture capital specialised in pre-IPO projects. David graduated from Harvard with a Masters in Finance, Golden Gate with Masters in Enterprise Systems, and UC Berkeley with BA in Architecture.

  • Faud a.Khan

    Apart from his leadership role at SDChain, Faud is the Chair of Canada International Organization for Standardization (ISO / IEC SC27), Convenor of IOT Special Working Group, International Convener of ISO / IEC SC41, CEO and Security Analyst of TwelveDot Labs, delivering network security solutions to customers worldwide. He has over 21 years experience in cybersecurity industry.

  • Yue Gao

    Apart from his leadership role at SDChain, Yue Gao is a Reader in Antennas and Signal Processing, and Director of Whitespace Machine Communication (WMC) Lab in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He worked as Research Assistant, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at QMUL after his PhD degrees from QMUL in 2007. He is currently leading a team developing theoretical research into practice in the interdisciplinary area among smart antennas, signal processing, spectrum sharing and internet of things (IoT) applications. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 2 patents, and 2 book chapters. He is a co-recipient of the EU Horizon Prize Award on Collaborative Spectrum Sharing in 2016, and Research Performance Award from Faulty of Science and Engineering at QMUL in 2017. He is an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communication Letter and China Communications. He is serving as Cognitive Radio Symposium Co-Chair of the IEEE GLOBECOM 2017. He has served as the Signal Processing for Communications Symposium Co-Chair for IEEE ICCC 2016, Publicity Co-Chair for IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, and General Chair of the IEEE WoWMoM and iWEM 2017. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Secretary of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks, and an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer.

  • WenBo Xu

    Wenbo holds Master of Software Engineering from Fudan University, with 8 years of experience in C + + server-side software development and architecture design and 4 years of experience in R&D team management. Wenbo was responsible for the development of Shanghai Telecom "Game Frontier" platform, precision location-based services (PC LBS), Internet users portrait and data mining, centralized batch stamp inspection for Bank of Suzhou and electronic stamp inspection for other banks. Recently, he has led the blockchain module package development on Arm mbed OS. Wenbo has valuable blockchain IoT project development and implementation experience, and rich software security system development capabilities.

Jie Shen

Zhejiang University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (UCSD) visiting scholar. International Authoritative Experts in Internet of Things, 15 Years of Internet of Things Experience, 3 Years of Blockchain Research Experience, Represented Chinese Leader in Developing World's First IoT Reference Architecture International Standard ISO / IEC 30141, Proponent of "Six-Domain Model" for Internet of Things And chief editor. Liu domain block chain joint laboratory sponsors, founder of Qingyu Tang, Fudan University, part-time professor. Since 2011, he has been the overall team leader of the National Internet Standards Standards Working Group and has jointly promoted dozens of basic standards for Internet of Things with the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Forestry, And the development of application standards. Former vice president of Wuxi Internet of Things Industry Research Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology National Sensor Network Engineering Technology Research Center, vice chairman of the CCSA TC10 and so on. He has presided over more than a dozen major national-level scientific research projects related to the Internet of Things and more than ten international and national standards. He has won the first prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award, the second prize of China's Standardization Innovation and the advanced individual of the National Beacon Commission.