Stanford Distinguished Careers Fellow Tami Zhu to speak at CEAS/EALC departmental commencement ceremony

Tami Zhu in front of laptop

The Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures are excited to have AI and digital media executive Tami Zhu as the keynote speaker at our Departmental Commencement Ceremony on June 12!

Ms. Zhu is a 2020 Stanford Distinguished Careers Fellow and has an extensive career in tech and across Asia. She was featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, and Travel Channel China, and was selected as one of the most influential women in the Bay Area in 2017 by San Francisco Business Times and in 2018 by Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Ms. Zhu was the US CEO of two startups in China. Under her leadership, the companies raised over $150M during series A and B funding, leading the China voice market with the company’s award-winning products. Prior to that, she was a vice president at IPG Mediabrands and head of AOL Ventures, where she was ranked the top female Asian executive in the company. Before that, she led the launch of Excite@Home’s international joint ventures in the Netherlands, Australia, and Japan.

Ms. Zhu holds an MBA from MIT. Prior to MIT, she was a software engineer on the Borland C++ compiler team upon earning her MS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego. In addition to her advanced degrees, she holds a BS in Information Sciences from Peking University with an emphasis in computational linguistics and Chinese natural language processing.