Rui Yu is the chief executive officer of JD Logistics. Mr. Yu joined JD.com in 2008, and has held multiple executive positions within the company and its retail and logistics business groups. In particular, Mr. Yu has extensive experience in operation and management in the logistics industry. He served as head of both the Central China and Eastern China logistics units, where he was instrumental in establishing the industry leading position of JD Logistics, while helping to steer its fast-paced development. Previously, Mr. Yu also served as head of JD.com’s customer experience and service department, CEO of Yihaodian and chief human resources officer of JD.com. Mr. Yu has broad managerial experience and a comprehensive strategic vision, and is a leader trained and cultivated by JD.com. Mr. Yu holds an EMBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), and a bachelor of laws from China University of Political Science and Law.
Dr. Bowen Zhou is Chair of JD Technology Committee and President of JD Cloud & AI. He joined JD.com in October 2017.
Dr. Zhou serves as the President of JD Cloud & AI, a business unit which focuses on helping our enterprise clients and industries on digitization transformation via the integration of AI, big data, cloud computing and IoT. Dr. Zhou also serves as the Head of JD Exploration Labs and as Chair of JD Technology Committee. In these roles, he oversees and drives the strategy, innovation, research, products/solutions, and commercialization of JD.com’s technology capabilities.
Dr. Zhou has decades of experience in natural language technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining JD.com, Dr. Zhou held several key leadership positions during his 15-year tenure at IBM Research’s headquarters, most recently serving as Director of the AI Foundations Lab at IBM Research in New York, Chief Scientist of IBM Watson Group, and a Distinguished Engineer of IBM.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Zhou has published more than 100 papers at top international conferences and in top journals. He previously served as a member of the IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions, and as Area Chair at numerous top academic conferences such as ACL, ICASSP, and NAACL.
Dr. Zhou received a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Science & Technology of China.