Former Autodesk Director Wang Lifeng Joins 51HiTech As CTO

Former Autodesk Director Wang Lifeng Joins 51HiTech As CTO 856 1024 C-Suite Network

Wang Lifeng, a visual technology expert who previously worked as a director at Autodesk Software (China) Co., Ltd., and a researcher at Microsoft Corporation, has joined 51HiTech, a Beijing-based virtual reality and augmented reality start-up as chief technology officer, according to the firm’s announcement on its WeChat account.

He will head the firm’s five research centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Frankfurt and London. The company said he will focus on the launch of an artificial intelligence virtual data center and further develop the firm’s virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D products.

“The key competition among AI companies is data, since they all have similar computing power and algorithm. AI training requires a large amount of data, which is costly and hard to obtain in a short period of time,” said Wang. “But computer graphics technology can generate a large amount…