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Richard Zhao

Chief Strategy Officer of NSFOCUS

Dr. Liang ZHAO (Richard) manages the research team, strategic planning, and fosters innovations at NSFOCUS. He obtained his B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from Peking University at 1991, 1994, 1997 respectively. Liang majored physics and fiber-optic communications and has over 15 years of professional experience in telecom and network security areas. He owns certifications of CISSP, ITIL, BS7799.

Prior to his current position, he was the Director of Architect and Security Operations at Lenovo, responsible for the infrastructure architect and information security operations from 2006 to Aug. 2009. Before Lenovo, he worked for Computer Associates as the Principal Consultant at China from 2003 to 2006. From 2000 to 2003, he worked for iS-One as Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for R&D, security consulting service and etc. From 1997 to 2000, he worked for China Telecom, as the chief of network security affairs.