Alvin Wang Graylin (he/him)
China President, HTC Global VP of Corp. Dev., HTC
Alvin Wang Graylin has been the China President at HTC, leading all aspects of Vive/VR and Smartphone businesses since 2016. This year just added the Global VP of Corporate Development role, driving critical partnership engagements for the company. He is also currently the Vice-Chairman of the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA) with 300+ company members, President of the $18B Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA). He oversees the ViveX VR Accelerators in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Tel Aviv. ViveX is the most active investor in the XR space, with over 110 investments in the space in the last six years.
Under his leadership, HTC has been voted as the top VR company in China at the World Conference of VR Industry (WCVRI) for three of the last four years, and Graylin has been recognized by media and industry experts as the most influential person in XR in China for the last five years. Graylin first researched the VR space 30+ years ago under the tutelage of Prof. Tom Furness (The Godfather of VR). He is a sought-after keynote speaker at major conferences worldwide and appears regularly in major print/online/broadcast media.
Graylin has over 28 years of business leadership experience in the tech industry, including 20 years in Greater China. Before HTC, he was a serial entrepreneur, having founded four venture-backed startups in the mobile and internet spaces, covering mobile social, AD tech, natural language search, and big data analytics. Additionally, Graylin has held US$100+ million P&L roles at major corporations such as Intel, Trend Micro, and WatchGuard Technologies.
Graylin was born in China during the Cultural Revolution, educated in the US during the PC revolution, played a significant role in fueling the Internet and mobile revolution, and is now recognized as a top global thought leader for the coming Metaverse revolution. He received his MS in computer science specializing in AI, from MIT and MS in Business from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He graduated top of his department with a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, where he specialized in VR, AI, and CPU architecture. Graylin is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.