Dr. Ko-Yang Wang, Founder & Chairman of Fusion$360, is an entrepreneur focusing on developing enabling technology (API Ecosystem, Analytics, AI, Blockchain and Crypto Economy) for inclusive financial services and industrial blockchain applications. He has extensive experience in IT consulting and strategic business management. Dr. Wang was an Executive Vice President and CTO at the Institute for Information Industry between 2011-2015. During his tenure, he led the Cloud System Software Research Institute and was responsible for the organization’s strategy, R&D, industry partnership, and business development of smart applications. He is influential in Taiwan’s FinTech transformation. He was elected as the founding Chairman of Taiwan FinTech Association.
Prior to 2011, Wang held various managerial roles at IBM, including Partner & Practice Leader for Business Performance Management (BPM) Practice, CTO for various organizations in IBM Global Business Services. He served as Research & Innovation Executive for Business Transformation, IBM Global Services. He led >20 corporate-wide strategy initiatives including Enterprise of the Future, Future Service Business and Service Oriented Technologies, etc. He was also responsible for developing BPM, SOA for Enterprise Applications (ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM, etc.), Enterprise Integration, Enterprise Architecture and Technology, Knowledge Management, Asset Reuse, Object Oriented, Text Mining, High Performance Computers, Programming Environments, etc. solutions. He was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and an IBM Academy of Technology Member. He has co-authored >10 patents and > 50 publications in Compilers, Distributed Computation, AI, Knowledge Management, BPM, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and FinTech. He was named a Distinguished Alumni, Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University and School of Science, National Tsing Hua University. He was elected a Fellow by the Chinese Society for the Management of Technologies. He mentored many professionals, 13 of his mentees became IBM Distinguished Engineers.