Dr. Gang LU is the founder and CEO of TechNode.com which is the leading tech media in China covering Chinese technology and startups news. As TechNode is the official partner of TechCrunch which is the leading tech media in U.S., Dr. Lu also run TechCrunch China and manage its local business. Gang Lu is one of the most influential tech blogger from China in global Internet industry. He co-founded the well-known co-working space and accelerator, theNode international innovation center located at 751 DPark, Beijing helping early stage startups. He is the initiator of the annual ChinaBang Awards which is a very respected event rewards the best Chinese startups of the year. Gang Lu was the Asia Business Development Director of Netvibes.com, the world leading personalized homepage and widget technology provider. He is one of the first introducing widget economy and Open Platform into Asian market. Prior to joining Netvibes, he was is the department of research and development working on Multimedia Messaging Service platform and 3G applications in Dialogue Communications Ltd. a leading mobile messaging service provider in UK. Dr. Lu is now also the chief researcher at Hunan University Media Lab (Shenzhen) with focus on entrepreneurship. Dr. Lu got his PhD in wireless communications from the University of Sheffield, UK.