Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Hongyu Yao

Chief Executive Officer
YoYo Systems, Inc.

Dr. Hongyu Yao is the CEO of YoYo Systems, Inc., one of the top technology providers of cloud computing and big data products and solutions in China. Prior to founding YoYo Systems in 2010, Dr. Yao spent a decade in Silicon Valley undertaking several R&D and management positions building large-scale enterprise software and advanced internet technology. As the leader of the technical team at search engine company SideStep (acquired at $220 million in 2007) and one of the key architects and technical leaders of Yahoo’s core technology platform since 2000, he has been on the frontline of the evolution of the Internet and the new generation of information technology. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Dr. Yao is also a professor and researcher at Beijing Normal University with research interest in reliable networking, large scale distributed systems and high performance database systems.

He is currently a member of China Cloud Computing Expert Committee, as well as one of the National Distinguished Expert of China in information technology. Dr. Yao holds a BS degree in physics from University of Science and Technology of China, and MS and PhD degrees in computer science and material science from University of Wisconsin – Madison.