LEAP.ai - Tech Industry Skills

by Entertainment, Media & Technology Association


Thu, 23 Feb 2017

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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KMC 3-90

44 West 4th Street, Henry Kaufman Management Center, New York City, NY 10012, United States

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Dr. Liu’s talk will focus on providing insights into how tech companies in Silicon Valley operate. He will touch on topics including building amazing products to delight users, culture creation, and talent acquisition and development. Given his personal experience as an exec at Google as well as an investor, Richard will share his perspective on star performers in tech - who they are and how to become one.

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Dr. Richard Liu founded LEAP.ai, a professional development platform to help students and young professionals discover amazing opportunities while learning about their own passions and abilities. As a long time tech exec at Google, Richard was a key leader of a number of Google businesses, including Enterprise Search, Shopping, Offers and Project Fi. It was here that he became deeply aware of how hard it is to both attract and develop talented young people. As an investing partner with TEEC Angel Fund, he regularly puts his money where his heart is - supporting early stage companies solving the world’s most intractable problems.

Richard holds a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida, a master’s in automation from Tsinghua University in Beijing and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Topics of interest that will be discussed:
- MBAs getting into Tech industry
- What it takes to be a star performer
- Why Richard started Leap.ai and
- What it takes to start your own company

Some companies that Leap.Ai works with:
Palantir, Zoom, Helix, MasterClass, Baidu, MuleSoft, Uber, Cloudera, Houzz, Amazon



KMC 3-90

44 West 4th Street, Henry Kaufman Management Center, New York City, NY 10012, United States


Dr. Richard Lui

Founder and CEO


Dr. Richard Liu is a technology executive, entrepreneur, and investor. He was an Engineering Director in Google before he started his own company Leap.ai earlier this year. In the seven years in Google, he was a key leader in a wide range of product areas from Enterprise Search, Shopping, Offers to Project Fi. In Leap.ai, he is building a career development platform to enable people to leap to their dream career. Dr. Liu is also a partner at TEEC Angel Fund and Tsingyuan Ventures, which invested in over 150 startups including two unicorns.

Dr. Liu obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Florida and MBA from Southern Methodist University. He earned his master’s degree from Tsinghua University and bachelor’s degree from Sichuan University.

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