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Agora elevates Sheng Zhong as chief technology officer

Agora elevates Sheng Zhong as chief technology officer
15 Sep, 2022
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Agora, a platform for real-time engagement APIs, has elevated Sheng (Shawn) Zhong as its chief technology officer (CTO). Zhong has been working with Agora as chief scientist since January 2018. 

In his new role, Zhong will be responsible for managing Agora’s global research and development organisation and strengthening Agora’s technology leadership.
Before joining Agora, Zhong served as the chief executive officer of Hisense Microchip Company and had held several senior technical roles at Broadcom Inc. and LSI Corporation.

“Since joining Agora as chief scientist more than four years ago, Zhong has played a critical role in driving our technology innovation and advancement. The breadth and depth of Shawn’s expertise in our industry, coupled with his proven track record in managing complex research and development projects, will further strengthen our global leadership in providing best-in-class real-time engagement APIs,” said Tony Zhao, founder, chairman and CEO of Agora.

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“On behalf of our board and the management team, we are delighted to have Shawn take on additional responsibilities as our chief technology officer," he said.

Zhong holds more than 100 technology patents, of which more than 60 technology patents are in the United States. He was a key member of International Organisation for Standardization (ISO)’s MPEG/JVT team, Inter National Committee for Information Technology Standards, an ANSI-accredited standards development organization composed of Information technology developers (INCITS) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is an association for electronic and electrical engineering (IEEE), and has published more than 30 papers in the field of video processing and computer vision.

Zhong holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and PhD in applied mathematics from Peking University and was a post-doctorate research associate at the University of Maryland, US.

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