Bill Huang

FOUNDER & CEO

Silicon Valley & Beijing

Mr. Huang received his master degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1984. He graduated from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1982 with a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.

Mr. Huang was honored as one of the first group of awardees of “Talent 1000” Expert Plan of China. He is Founder and CEO of CloudMinds, Inc. BeforeCloudminds, he was GM of China Mobile Research Institute, SVP and CTO of UTStarcom, and with AT&T Bell Labs, early in his career. Mr. Huang is the SectorDirector of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Branch in " Talent 1000” Plan Expert Association; Director of Special Committees for DARPAstyle technology innovation mechanism working group; Board of Director of China Electronics Association (CEA), Deputy Director of the Committee of Experts of CloudComputing of CEA, and other social roles. Besides, Mr. Huang is a professor of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and he joined GPSInternational Advisory Board of UC San Diego.

Mr. Huang has been a new technology advocate for thetelecom industry with near 30 years of work experience in the development of key technologies. He has in-depth experience and insightful thoughts in the areas of next generation mobile switching systems (3G/4G/5G), IP media streaming (IPTV/OTT), EPON/GPON, Multi-service mobile Softswitch, Operation Support System(OSS/BSS), Mobile Internet and mobile communicationindustry.

Mr. Huang is also an advocate of DARPA style technology innovation mechanism in China. His work with the Talent-1000 DARPA Working Group on scientific and technological innovation has led to the success ofthe DARPA style reform of institutional innovation mechanisms at the national level of science and technology. His work has been recognized by national leaders.

In 1996, Mr. Huang has creatively proposed the "the Network is the Switch" soft switch concept, co-established the International Soft switch Consortium (ISC), developed the first mobile soft switch system in the world, and developed the first carrier-class streaming media exchange and IPTV system. In 2007, He joined China Mobile with the vision to build a R&D center like Bell Labs. He led China Mobile Research Institution in technical innovation, research and development, He alsocreatively proposed the strategic concept of constructing the three major infrastructures (network, applications and terminals) of the next-generation mobile internet for the carriers. He promoted the TD-LTE to be an internationally mainstream 4G standard, and developed the first operator-based Android smartphone open operating system (OMS). In addition, he has initiated the adoption of Hadoop and OpenStack technology, carrying outdevelopment of cloud computing and big data platform, to build China Mobile "Big Cloud" cloud computing platform, which has successfully supported the world's largest operator of public and private clouds constructionand services. In 2012, Mr. Huang has created a new architecture for building intelligent robotics system, the cloud-based robot system. The idea is to split the robot into three parts, the brain (cloud) and nerve (mobilenetwork), and body (terminal). With this vision, we can build and operate very intelligent and mobile servicing robots that can help companies and families.

Mr. Huang is also a successful serial technology entrepreneur. He co-founded UTStarcom in 1995 and also served as founding CEO of Wacos, which was a soft-switch system company started as a spinoff of UTStarcom in 1997. Wacos merged with UTStarcom in 1999. UTStarcom did IPO on NASDAQ in 2000. After 8 years working for China Mobile, he started his third company. In March, 2015, Mr. Huang leads a team of top talents to found CloudMinds Inc., the first cloud-based intelligent robot technology and operating company in the world.

Mr. Huang received his master degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1984. He graduated from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1982 with a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.

Mr. Huang was honored as one of the first group of awardees of “Talent 1000” Expert Plan of China. He is Founder and CEO of CloudMinds, Inc. BeforeCloudminds, he was GM of China Mobile Research Institute, SVP and CTO of UTStarcom, and with AT&T Bell Labs, early in his career. Mr. Huang is the SectorDirector of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Branch in " Talent 1000” Plan Expert Association; Director of Special Committees for DARPAstyle technology innovation mechanism working group; Board of Director of China Electronics Association (CEA), Deputy Director of the Committee of Experts of CloudComputing of CEA, and other social roles. Besides, Mr. Huang is a professor of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and he joined GPSInternational Advisory Board of UC San Diego.

Mr. Huang has been a new technology advocate for thetelecom industry with near 30 years of work experience in the development of key technologies. He has in-depth experience and insightful thoughts in the areas of next generation mobile switching systems (3G/4G/5G), IP media streaming (IPTV/OTT), EPON/GPON, Multi-service mobile Softswitch, Operation Support System(OSS/BSS), Mobile Internet and mobile communication industry.

Mr. Huang is also an advocate of DARPA style technology innovation mechanism in China. His work with the Talent-1000 DARPA Working Group on scientific and technological innovation has led to the success ofthe DARPA style reform of institutional innovation mechanisms at the national level of science and technology. His work has been recognized by national leaders.

In 1996, Mr. Huang has creatively proposed the "the Network is the Switch" soft switch concept, co-established the International Soft switch Consortium (ISC), developed the first mobile soft switch system in the world, and developed the first carrier-class streaming media exchange and IPTV system. In 2007, He joined China Mobile with the vision to build a R&D center like Bell Labs. He led China Mobile Research Institution in technical innovation, research and development, He alsocreatively proposed the strategic concept of constructing the three major infrastructures (network, applications and terminals) of the next-generation mobile internet for the carriers. He promoted the TD-LTE to be an internationally mainstream 4G standard, and developed the first operator-based Android smartphone open operating system (OMS). In addition, he has initiated the adoption of Hadoop and OpenStack technology, carrying outdevelopment of cloud computing and big data platform, to build China Mobile "Big Cloud" cloud computing platform, which has successfully supported the world's largest operator of public and private clouds constructionand services. In 2012, Mr. Huang has created a new architecture for building intelligent robotics system, the cloud-based robot system. The idea is to split the robot into three parts, the brain (cloud) and nerve (mobilenetwork), and body (terminal). With this vision, we can build and operate very intelligent and mobile servicing robots that can help companies and families.

Mr. Huang is also a successful serial technology entrepreneur. He co-founded UTStarcom in 1995 and also served as founding CEO of Wacos, which was a soft-switch system company started as a spinoff of UTStarcom in 1997. Wacos merged with UTStarcom in 1999. UTStarcom did IPO on NASDAQ in 2000. After 8 years working for China Mobile, he started his third company. In March, 2015, Mr. Huang leads a team of top talents to found CloudMinds Inc., the first cloud-based intelligent robot technology and operating company in the world.

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