Chief Technology Officer, Alibaba Group
Wang Jian joined Alibaba Group as chief architect in September 2008. He became chief technology officer in August 2012 with responsibility for the formulation and implementation of Alibaba Group’s technology development strategy. He has also been president of Alibaba Cloud Computing from the time of its inception in September 2009 until September 2013.
Before joining Alibaba Group, Wang Jian was assistant managing director at Microsoft Research Asia, where he had served since 1999. Prior to this, he worked at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China as a professor and as head of the psychology department. He graduated from the psychology department of Hangzhou University in 1990 and has a Ph.D. degree in engineering.
Wang Jian is a committee member of the China Computer Federation (CCF), which recognized him in 2008 with an award for outstanding contribution. He was honored by the CCF Young Computer Scientists & Engineers Forum as one of China's 10-year outstanding young IT professionals.
Wang Jian was the chair of the 2010 CCF Conference and a co-chair of the 2011 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.