The Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management Executive Forum, held in March 2016, was delighted to welcome Mr Bin Lin, Co-Founder and President of Xiaomi Corporation as its guest speaker. Over 100 students listened to Mr Lin’s remarkable entrepreneurial story that saw him rise from Microsoft software engineer to leader of his own multibillion-dollar hi-tech company.
Since Mr Lin founded Xiaomi in 2010 together with angel investor Mr Jun Lei, the company has taken the world by storm through its innovative low-cost, high-spec approach to smartphone technology and consumer electronics. In keeping with his dynamic outlook, Mr Lin came out on stage on a Ninebot Segway!
The Executive Forum series is an enrichment activity held exclusively for students of the Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management to enable them to learn from business leaders and entrepreneurs and hear first-hand accounts of the impact of successfully combining technology and management in the marketplace.