Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, DiDi
Didi Chuxing is the world’s largest comprehensive mobile technology-based transportation platform. Mr. Zhang leads the creation and continuous development of DiDi’s overall product, technology and big-data analytical framework, and oversees the company’s evolution from a taxi-hailing app into a full mobility platform providing taxi hailing, private-car hailing, Hitch, bus, designated driver, enterprise solutions and car rental services, serving over 400 million riders and 17 million drivers.
Previously, Mr. Zhang was a senior technology leader at Baidu responsible for the creation of over 10 software applications with over 100 million users each. Mr. Zhang obtained his B.S. in software engineering from Wuhan University in 2005 and his M.S. from the Chinese National Academy of Sciences in 2008, with a research focusing on human-machine interaction and artificial intelligence.