Who We Are

​Seattle Entrepreneurship Club (SEC) was founded in 2008 by a group of professionals and entrepreneurship enthusiasts in the Greater Seattle and Beijing area. All of organizers and staffs are volunteers. Our group grows fast since more and more people are interested in entrepreneurship and helping. We believe we can do better through our effort and your attention.​

使命及愿景

西雅图华人创业协会,简称西创会,是由大西雅图地区的一群专业人士和创业爱好者于2008年4月发起并创建的一个非盈利性组织。西创会旨在团结西雅图周围至北美的高层次创业人才和团队,搭建一个供创业人才和团队、创业投资者及各专业领域人士交流与合作的平台,并以多样化的服务来帮助各方取得成功,借此推动西雅图及北美地区创业活动的发展。同时,西创会也注重与中国国内及西雅图地区的不同行业和领域的组织开展合作,共同促进中美之间的企业、人才和文化交流。自成立以来,西创会已经吸引和发展了1000多名创业爱好者成员,并一直在持续良好发展。

Advisor

Harry Shum

Harry Shum

Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group

Harry Shum is executive vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Research group.

He is responsible for driving the company’s overall AI strategy and forward-looking research and development efforts spanning infrastructure, services, apps and agents. He oversees AI-focused product groups — the Information Platform Group, Bing and Cortana product groups — and the Ambient Computing and Robotics teams.

He also leads Microsoft Research, one of the world’s premier computer science research organizations, and its integration with the engineering teams across the company.

Previously, Dr. Shum served as the corporate vice president responsible for Bing search product development from 2007 to 2013. Prior to his engineering leadership role at Bing and online services, he oversaw the research activities at Microsoft Research Asia and the lab’s collaborations with universities in the Asia Pacific region, and was responsible for the Internet Services Research Center, an applied research organization dedicated to advanced technology investment in search and advertising at Microsoft.

Dr. Shum joined Microsoft Research in 1996 as a researcher based in Redmond, Washington. In 1998 he moved to Beijing as one of the founding members of Microsoft Research China (later renamed Microsoft Research Asia). There he began a nine-year tenure as a researcher, subsequently moving on to become research manager, assistant managing director and managing director of Microsoft Research Asia and a Distinguished Engineer.

Dr. Shum is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow for his contributions to computer vision and computer graphics. He received his Ph.D. in robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

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