Mr. Ian HUANG
Digital Transaction Ltd.
Mr. Ian Huang is a serial entrepreneur, a serial technology investor, and a former US global communication engineering executive.
Ian is the founder and Chairman of Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals (CII), a non-profit organization under Section 88 of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Ordinance, with a mandate to foster innovation and high technology businesses in Hong Kong. In 2017, Ian pushed CII to new heights when he invited the Hon. Al Gore, former Vice President of USA and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to serve as the Chief Guest of Honour in CII’s Innovation and Breakthrough Forum in Hong Kong.
In 2018, Ian founded Digital Transaction Limited offering high performance and high scalable blockchain solutions for industrial applications. He built the core engineering team with PhDs from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Dartmouth College, HKUST, Case Western Reserve, and Harbin Institute of Technology. They cumulatively have with more than 270 US Patents from their previous careers.
Ian previously founded China e-Law in Singapore (which later became LexisNexis China) serving as the Managing Director partnering with Tsinghua University Law School and Business School. His equity investor was Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in Canada. He was also the Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of XNET Technology in Silicon Valley where his first angel investor was the late Dr. John Freidenrich, then Chairman of the Board of Trustee for both Stanford University and Stanford Hospital. Ian took XNET public on NASDAQ (ticker: FIBR) with equity investors JP Morgan, Citibank, DBS Bank, Jardine Fleming, and Hong Leong Malaysia.
Before his venture into entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, Ian was the Vice President of Engineering at Hughes Network Systems responsible for the worldwide product strategy, roadmap and development, managing 600+ engineers and 40+ support personnel in three different locations (El Segundo, CA | Mountain View, CA | Newark, NJ).
In the midst of his engineering journey, he joined Sampoerna Holdings in Indonesia as the Technology Adviser to the CEO, responsible for technology business investments in the USA. There, he instigated the formation of two startups: California Micro Devices (NASDAQ: CAMD) and Gemstone Systems (now part of Pivotal Software NYSE: PVTL) .
Ian holds a BS in Electrical &Computer Engineering and an MS in Computer Science, both from Carnegie-Mellon University, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Portland. He is a graduate of the AMP program at Harvard Business School. Ian was the first Visiting Chief Architect at the Singapore National Science and Technology Board (renamed as Agency for Science, Technology and Research A*STAR). He is listed in Who’s Who in Technology and Who’s Who in Outstanding American. Ian has been an adviser to MIT Technology Review (EMTECH Emerging Technology) since 2015.
Ian has given talks on the subjects of computer/network designs, network operating system, breakthrough innovation, venture investment and negotiations, and executive management at the following educational institutes: Stanford University, Tsinghua University (Beijing and Shenzhen), National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Beihang University (formerly known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing and Shenzhen).