Dr. Jian Lu joined LinkedIn China as President in April 2018, leading the R&D of products and technologies in the China market and overseeing LinkedIn’s business in China. Dr. Jian Lu has over 20 years of experience in leading product and technology innovations in Silicon Valley and China. He is also an inspirational team leader, a renowned technologist and an experienced entrepreneur.


Prior to LinkedIn, Dr. Jian Lu was the partner of Hujiang and CEO of CCtalk. He led the launching of commercial operations of CCtalk, turning an online teaching tool into an educational platform, and drove fast growth of the iTeacher community and Hujiang’s platform business.


Dr. Jian Lu joined Apple in 1996. First as Senior Scientist at the Interactive Media Group and then Lead Principal Engineer of ProVideo Engineering, he led the design and development of the image & video compression, multimedia interaction and other technologies in the large cross-platform multimedia software QuickTime. He was also in the engineering team that developed and delivered Apple’s first streaming media product QuickTime Streaming. He also led and coordinated Apple’s participation and contribution to the development of international standards including JPEG-2000 and MPEG-4. In 2006, Dr. Lu founded Vobile (03738.HK) and took the role as CTO, where he invented the VDNA® (VideoDNA) technology in video content fingerprinting and identification. Then in 2010, he was invited by the founder of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited to go back and work in China. He was VP of  Shanda Interactive Entertainment, Managing Director of Shanda Innovations and CTO of Ku6.com, a Shanda subsidiary. During his tenure atShanda, he established the Shanda Innovation, Beijing from scratch and directly led the Shanda Innovation Multimedia team. In 2014, Dr. Lu became CTO of 360 Video and General Manager of 360 Live Video Cloud, where he managed the development of 360 video technology and founded the 360 Live Video Cloud platform and team that supports a range of live video products.


Dr. Jian Lu holds his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University and his master and doctor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from China Academy of Railway Science and Dartmouth College, respectively. He also finished his postdoc study at the Computer Department of Dartmouth College and the Image Analysis Research Center of UC Daivis.


Jian Lu’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jianlu/