Qiang Wan

Tsinghua University, Global Innovation Exchange

GIX Leadership Qiang Wan

Chief Data Officer, SmartFocus Inc. USA
Founder and CTO, PivotLink Corp
Tsinghua University Director of Operations, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) Institute
Partner, Wisemont Capital

Mr. Qiang Wan is an entrepreneur and business leader from the Greater Seattle area. He pioneered early Internet-based business solutions and co-founded the world’s first SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company in Bellevue in the domain of business intelligence and big data analytics. The company was voted by the executive readers of the Consumer Goods Technology Magazine as one of the Top 10 Business Intelligence Solution Vendors in the world three years in a row. The company grew from serving a few name brand local companies to providing vital business insights to national and international retail clients.

Mr. Wan received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University and his master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. He also received a certificate from the Executive Development Program at University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. Mr. Wan has long been an advisor to the Seattle area entrepreneur community, and also served on the boards of nonprofit organizations including the Seattle Tsinghua Alumni Association.