Dr. Yao has more than 35 years of experience in database management and business intelligence. His contributions in these fields include innovations in reporting and BI products, and over 100 technical publications. Dr. Yao previously founded XDB Systems that developed a DB2-compatible database workbench. After XDB merged with Micro Focus in 1997, Dr. Yao founded Jinfonet Software on the belief that all enterprise users should have easy access to timely, actionable information through reporting, dashboards, and mobile devices. Today, Jinfonet is the world leader in embedded reporting, dashboard and mobile solutions, and JReport is in its 11th generation serving millions of users worldwide everyday. In addition to his work in the private sector, Dr. Yao has served as Professor of Computer Sciences at Purdue University, New York University, and the University of Maryland. Dr. Yao received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING
Mr. Liu leads Jinfonet's JReport Product Development and JReport Technical Support functions. He has been involved in the development of database and business intelligence products for 23 years. He began his high-technology career as a systems developer for Beijing Institute of Information and Control, and later worked as a system developer at XDB Systems, Inc. Mr. Liu served as the Manager of Application Development and Director of Garment CAD System Development at The Beijing HuaFeng Company and then rejoined Dr. Yao at XDB Software Development, Inc. in 1993 as the company's General Manager. He assumed responsibility of Jinfonet's technical operations in 1998.
DIRECTOR OF SALES
With over 10 years of sales, marketing and management experience with leading organizations, Mr. Davies is responsible for Jinfonet Software's Worldwide sales operations including enterprise sales, channel sales, ISV sales, and professional services. Prior to joining Jinfonet in 2003, Mr. Davies held international sales and marketing positions with Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT). Mr. Davies holds a degree in Business Management from Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Dean brings with him extensive experience in software marketing and product management. Previously Dean was a senior product manager at cloud computing startup Nimbula (acquired by Oracle), where he focused on technical best practices, competitive marketing, and technical seminars. Dean also spent years in technical marketing at VMware, working on virtualization clustering and resource management products. Prior to VMware, he was in hardware virtualization research at Intel Research Labs in Oregon. Dean earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in EECS from UC Berkeley.