Gang Lu is the founder and chief editor of TechNode.com, a Chinese tech blogger in global internet industry, chief researcher at Media Lab of Hunan University, open concept and technology evangelist, co-founder of OpenWeb.Asia Workgroup and OpenWebAsia conference, and a co-founder of kuukie.com.
With academic background in wireless communications, years of research and development experience in mobile industry and international business management in web industry, Gang Lu is very passionate about the Open Web concept and plays a very active role in building efficient channels among Asian local markets as well as between Asia web and global industry.
Gang Lu was the Asia Business Development Director of Netvibes.com, a personalized homepage and widget technology provider. He is one of the first members, who introduced Widget economy and Open Platform into Asian market. Prior to joining Netvibes, he was in charge of research and development of Multimedia Messaging Service platform and 3G applications in Dialogue Communications.
Gang Lu is also the initiator of ChinaBang Awards, an annual event rewarding the best startups in Chinese local internet industry. As an independent industry observer, technology and social media expert, he has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and panel discussion at diverse international events and conference ranging from TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing, APEC SME Summit, SXSW Technology Summit, Global Mobile Internet Conferenc, the China Internet Annual Summit to Tencent MIND Summit to Google China Developer Day, Milan Digital Entertainment Jam, NetExplorateur Forum, Paris, and more.
Gang Lu was awarded the TOP10 Best Experts of 2008 by iResearch, an internet consulting company in China. He obtained an MSc and PhD in wireless communications from the University of Sheffield, U.K.