Taiwan’s Rising Tech Stars
1/5 Daniel Seah
Why him? As CEO of Digital Domain, an award-winning film studio pioneering high-tech visual effects, 360-degree livestream broadcasts and virtual reality, 2017 Gen.T lister Seah is one of Hollywood’s most influential Chinese film executives.
What’s more The 32-year-old’s mentors are Universal Pictures president Jimmy Horowitz and former Marvel Comics president Stan Lee, so you’d better know your Spider-Man from your X-Men.
2/5 Ming-Wei Chou
Why her? The 34-year-old Taipei-based strategist is the founder and CEO of CAREhER.net, a social media-based community that helps professional women advance in their careers by making connections, finding mentors and benefiting from the site’s marketing and custom-content services. Basically, she’s the Taiwanese version of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg.
What’s more Besides connecting smart, talented women, CAREhER also produces career-related articles and podcasts by and about businesswomen in different industries across Asia, and organises online career coaching and offline business networking events.
3/5 Shawn Guan
Why him? The 33-year-old co-founder and CEO of surveillance technology company Umbo CV has developed a way to use artificial intelligence to prevent crimes.
The biz It may sound like the premise of a dodgy sci-fi film, but the 2017 Gen.T lister's security cameras and cloud-based management platform, which helped the company raise US$2.8 million in the first round of seed investment, are already being used by businesses in the UAE, the US and Europe despite being launched as recently as 2014.
4/5 Tsai-Yi Wu
Why her? As a former professional guitarist, Wu knows her music. Ambidio, the company the 29-year-old launched in 2014, delivers high quality, immersive sound experiences through computer software technology—3D sound, if you like. Wu is backed by Grammy award-winning artist Will.i.am and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Venture.
5/5 Chih-Han Yu
Why him? The 38-year-old entrepreneur co-founded Appier, a company that uses artificial intelligence to analyse people’s behaviour across multiple screens, tracking how they use different devices for different purposes at different times. Insights like these allow companies to deliver ever more tailored ads to social media feeds.
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