Yan Zhang got his M. Eng. in Secured Information System from Supélec, the most prestigious grande école in France in the field of electrical engineering, energy and Information sciences. He got his B. Eng. from BUPT, with a major in Telecommunications Engineering.
During more than 10 years, as one of the earliest pioneers and major contributors in mobile technology, Yan laid a solid foundation for the emergence, proliferation and prosperity of Europe’s mobile market.
He has developed from scratch and released dozens of mobile tech products ranging widely from the most popular music app in Europe, to UK’s most downloaded cinema app; from the yellow pages app that broke the monthly active users record on Blackberry App World, to his award-winning finance and energy management app on smart glasses; from his home automation system interacting with smart watch, to the world’s most widely used intelligent urban furniture based on the embedded Android system. As a mobile expert at a French telecom carrier, Yan was the first to enable secure NFC payment on Android system with the NXP library, months before a similar Google product.
In 2015, Yan joined a startup as the first engineer, created and led a tech team who was the annual champion of entrepreneurship beating 500 competitors, and was received by the French president. The project has become the world’s largest scalable AR UGC platform.
Here is a link to Yan's project portfolio: http://mobileyan.blogspot.fr/?view=sidebar
Yan created the world’s first 3D mobile AR prototype in 2009, invented various pocket printers, drones and other hardware devices leveraging the computing power, connectivity and sensing capacity from smartphones and wearable devices, and developed an advanced test framework to measure and ensure the extreme mobile UI smoothness.
2 fun facts about Yan:
Yan was the champion/1st prize winner in many hackathons related to mobile technology.
Yan is trilingual in English, French and Chinese.