T&M-DDP Executive Forum Series: Embracing The Power of Internet by Mr. Bin Lin, Co-founder and President of Xiaomi Corporation

Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP) was honored to invite Mr. Bin Lin, Co-founder and President of Xiaomi Corporation to be the guest speaker of T&M-DDP Executive Forum on 4 Mar 2016. Over 100 students joined the Forum and were inspired by Mr. Lin, an engineer pursuing for innovation and startup, who is a fantastic role model for T&M-DDP students, with his career path starting as an entry software engineer at Microsoft.  Within 9 years, he rose to Director of Engineering of Microsoft Advanced Technology Center, followed by another stellar career at Google as Director of Engineering in Beijing for 5 years.

Mr. Lin co-founded Xiaomi with angel investor Mr. Lei Jun in April 2010 with the belief of “high-quality technology doesn't need to cost a fortune” and they gathered experts from renowned Internet and technology companies worldwide to bring that vision to life.  With 5 years of hard work, Xiaomi is a multi-billion dollar company, and Mr. Lin has made the list of world’s billionaires according to Forbes magazine.

Mr. Lin came out on stage on a Ninebot Segway showing the innovative and energetic image of Xiaomi. Xiaomi has disrupted not just China, but world’s mobile markets by producing low cost high-specs smartphones and quickly risen to a major player in Asia market beating out other big brands in just few years. Mr. Lin showcased Xiaomi’s products and shared his valuable experiences of startup journey and how innovation drove him throughout his career at Microsoft, Google and Xiaomi.

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (www.ust.hk) is a world-class research university that focuses on science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science.  HKUST offers an international campus, and a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking.  HKUST attained the highest proportion of internationally excellent research work in the Research Assessment Exercise 2014 of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee, and is ranked as the world’s best young university in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2019.  Its graduates were ranked 16th worldwide and top in Greater China in Global University Employability Survey 2018.

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