Zhang Lei to drive YY’s tech operations as vice-president
Chinese video-based social network YY Inc named Zhang Lei as vice-president in charge of technology, following the recent announcement that Lu Pengjun is the company’s new CTO. After taking over, Zhang will lead big data and algorithm teams to promote the company’s business in the artificial intelligence sector. Zhang will also be in charge of the development of YY’s AI-enabled feature that makes recommendations and facilitates personalization. Prior to joining YY, Zhang served as the CTO of AI company Tianrang Intelligence and developed its AI Go (Chinese chess game) player that defeated the world’s youngest Go champion Ke Jie in late 2017.