Dr. Gang Lu is the founder and CEO of TechNode.com, the leading tech media website in China covering Chinese technology and startups. He is one of the most recognized influencers from China in the global tech space. As part of TechNode, Dr. Lu also manages TechCrunch China and related TechCrunch events, which are now the largest startup-focused tech events in China. TechNode also runs several Chinese brands such as ChinaBang Awards, TNT (TechNode Touch) Salon, VC Meetup, XFounder Club and NodeSpace Accelerator. It is now one of the most credible platforms in China bridging the Chinese and global entrepreneurial ecosystems. Dr. Lu got his PhD in wireless communications from the University of Sheffield, U.K. and was part of China’s “Thousand Talents Plan” in 2017.