CIO & CDO, Haier Group
Howard Yin is currently the Chief Information Officer and Chief DataOfficer with Haier Group and a 20+ year information technology veteran.
In his role as CIO for Haier Group, Mr. Yin is leading the group’sshared IT services (Digital Technology Services Group), in addition to beresponsible for enterprise architecture, strategic technical direction inspaces such as cloud computing, big data, information security…etc., as well askey information systems. Mr. Yin is alsoleading an effort to drive company’s digital transformation. Mr. Yin also leads the advanced informationtechnology research team with focus on predictive analytics, block chain andother areas. In addition, Mr. Yin isdirectly responsible for executive decision support. He is also leading the group’s WW CIOCommittee and IT governance council. Inhis capacity as CDO, Mr. Yin is responsible for company’s big data platform andstrategy roadmap, and leading the group’s big data research team.
Prior to joining Haier, Mr. Yin is the CTO for Microsoft EnterpriseServices Group, Greater China Region. His nearly 16-year career with the company started with consultingservices, then principal management roles within Microsoft’s database productteam, and back to leadership role in the Enterprise Services division, withworking location across US, Japan and China. Prior to Howard’s career with Microsoft, he has worked intelecommunication, pharmaceutical and financial industry focus in the databasetechnology.
Howard studied in University of Toronto andenjoy music and tennis in his spare time.