Fast Company, the leading financial magazine in USA, released the list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business in China 2017. As the co-founder of iExec, Dr. Haiwu He made it in this top 100 .
Dr. Haiwu He received his master’s degree and doctorate from the French National University of Lille in 2002 and 2005, and completed his postdoctoral research at the Paris XI University in 2007. His research focuses on peer-to-peer distributed systems, cloud computing and big data, with more than 30 journal and conference papers published. In 2015, Haiwu came back to China with several advanced technologies in cloud computing. He hopes to become a pioneer in the application and development of these technology in the blockchain industry.
Fast Company launched its annual China’s creative people list in 2014, to honor an influential and diverse group of leading thinkers around the globe. Haiwu received his award in December 2017 for his “commitment to build a cloud platform with blockchain and share the global idle computing power”.
iExec, which he cofounded, built a virtual global decentralized cloud computing infrastructure based on the Ethereum blockchain, enabling global computing integration and providing idle computing capacity to customers in need. At the same time, the heat generated by the computing facilities distributed in strategic places can be put to a plethora of different uses – such as heating buildings. The technology will bring about a new revolution in traditional computing.
The 2017 China list also includes NetEase’s founder Ding Lei, BYD’s founder Wang Chuanfu, Baidu’s COO Lu Qi, and the mathematician Qiu Chengtong. The 100 winners, no matter what industry they’re in, are all building game-changing products in their field and showed advanced business best practices.