Position: Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Yong Rui is currently the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Lenovo Group. He is responsible for overseeing Lenovo’s corporate technical strategy, research and development directions, and the Lenovo Research organization, which covers intelligent devices, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, 5G and smart lifestyle-related technologies.
Before joining Lenovo, Mr. Rui worked for Microsoft for 18 years. His roles included Senior Director and Deputy Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) (2012-2016), GM of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D (ARD) Group (2010-2012), Director of Microsoft Education Product in China (2008-2010), Director of Strategy (2006-2008), and Researcher and Senior Researcher of the Multimedia Collaboration group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA (1999-2006).  

A Fellow of ACM, IEEE, IAPR and SPIE, Mr. Rui is recognized as a leading expert in his fields. He holds 65 US and international issued patents. He was a recipient of the prestigious 2016 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award.

Mr. Rui received his BS from Southeast University, his MS from Tsinghua University, and his PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He also holds a Microsoft Leadership Training Certificate from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.  

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