Dr. Xu is a veteran technologist and senior executive with a passion for driving transformative innovation. He is a recognized leader and speaker in open innovation, corporate start‐up partnership, and computer vision. He is currently the VP and Chief AI Technology Advisor at the US‐Asia Innovation Gateway. During his time at Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) as the general manager, he has developed over 50 successful open innovation partnerships in the areas such as artificial intelligence, big data, AR/VR, advanced robotics and blockchain. In 2016, he was elevated to an IEEE Fellow, awarded for his extraordinary research and commercial contributions to the AI field of computer vision and medical imaging. He also served on the Industrial Advisory Board of UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Dr. Xu earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Xu will guide CarBlock in its technology and commercial development.