Dr. Eric Yang is Chief Executive Officer of iTutorGroup. Since co-founding iTutorGroup in 2004, Dr. Yang has had overall responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the company. With over 15 years in the education business, Dr. Yang has provided the vision and drive that have seen iTutorGroup become the world’s largest online English-language education platform based on the number of live sessions.
Dr. Yang has always been passionate about education and information technology. As a pioneer in online learning, Dr. Yang is dedicated to redefine education through iTutorGroup’s innovative, technology-based, learner-centric, interactive platform. His endeavours has been consistently recognized by the industry. Under Dr. Yang’s leadership, iTutorGroup has won various accolades in technology, innovation, and education.
Dr. Yang has spent almost two decades at the intersection of the education and technology sectors both in Asia and the US. Prior to iTutorGroup, he established and built a number of successful entrepreneurial ventures, including an internet venture and an education institution, in the 1990s. Earlier in his career, Dr. Yang had taught and undertaken research at the University of Tokyo in Japan.
Dr. Yang received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA, where he also won awards for the quality of his teaching.
Mr. Arthur Shen is the Chief Data Officer of iTutorGroup and has over 15 years of successful entrepreneurial experience with demonstrated leadership in the technology industry. In his role as CDO, his is responsible for creating business value with the utilization of iTutorGroup's data assets. By governing and utilizing information that our enterprise collections through daily operations, he ensures iTutorGroup is always leading the industry by making data meaningful not only to our enterprise, but to each and every one of our customers. Mr. Shen joined iTutorGroup in 2008 as Chief Information Office and was initially responsible for laying the foundation for iTutorGroup's award-winning core technology. He also oversaw the buildout of all aspects of multimedia, streaming, management, mobile applications, networking, data modeling, data mining, and web and user experience designs. Mr. Shen has played an integral role in iTutorGroup’s commercial success.
Prior to joining iTutorGroup, Mr. Shen co-founded the social collaboration platform Linkist.com. n addition, whilst at EngSound Technical Enterprise as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Shen oversaw the creation and implementation of the IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system - a crucial element of customer relationship management for the banking and telecommunications industries. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shen served as the director for product management at Syscom and the Networking Product Director at Genie NRM respectively, where he led a team of engineers in designing system integration solutions for the financial sector, high-tech manufacturers, and educational institutions. He also piloted the development of traffic mining technologies, including network-wide flow-based traffic analysis, network behavior analysis security, and high-speed deep packet inspection.
Mr. Shen holds a BA in Computer Science & Information Engineering from the National Taiwan University and later received an EMBA in Information Management from his alma mater.
Mr. Zhengrong Tang is the Chief Operating Officer at iTutorGroup. In this role, he is responsible for the daily operations of the company including sales, marketing, technology, tutor resources and logistics. In addition, Mr. Tang oversees day-to-day engineering works to support rapid business growth in all brands under iTutorGroup's umbrella.
Mr. Tang has excellent technical skills and rich management experiences in product design, operation and technology. Prior to joining iTutorGroup, Mr. Tang served as the director of Taobao.com, AliPay and B2B, CTO of Alibaba Japan and CTO of Tuniu.com from 2004 to 2016. He has also worked with multiple well-known U.S. technology companies including CTB/McGraw-Hill Research, Neoforma, Comergent Technologies, Perot Systems and Industry.NET.
He is a proud graduate of Tsinghua University's Computer Science program, and earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from The State University of New York at Albany, and master's degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Jing Chang is the chief technology officer at iTutorGroup. In this role, he is responsible for developing the overall technology vision, establishing the infrastructure that supports the iTutorGroup platform and driving technical innovation. In addition, Mr. Chang oversees its engineering organizations, drives engineering initiatives and fosters collaboration. In recent years, Mr. Chang designed and developed key e-learning products, including a video conferencing platform, and mobile products for iTutorGroup.
Mr. Chang brings over 20 years of enterprise software development experience from the U.S., and a track record of delivering innovation and clear customer focus. Prior to joining iTutorGroup, Mr. Chang held various leadership positions at Saba Software, IBM, GL Trade Group, and Comcast. Included amongst Mr. Chang’s broad range of responsibilities whilst at these organizations, he managed Saba’s mobile deliverables and multi-time zone teams; provided the technical leadership for building big data analytics and digital marketing applications at IBM; designed and developed web-based real-time margin trading systems for GL Trade Group; and designed / developed service-provisioning systems to support Comcast HSD (High Speed Data) subscribers.
Mr. Chang holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Villanova University.