Andy Chen ADVISOR
Mr. Chen has worked at Hewlett Packard on X.25, Frame Relay and IBM’s SNA mainframe Networks as part of HPUX. After HP, Mr. Chen joined Novell as a system engineer and later moved to Channel Sales. Novell achieved 65% of global LAN market share in competition with the likes of 3COM and Microsoft.
As LAN started to mature to the enterprise level, Mr. Chen joined Banyan Network to head up its Asia operations, based in Hong Kong. Banyan IPO’d and its Banyan Vines StreetTalk was the most scalable and secured enterprise network in the world. He moved back to Silicon Valley to join Cisco’s corporate business development. Mr. Chen led global VoIP softswitch partnership and ecosystem with companies such as HP’s Opencall group (part of HP’s Telecom Division based in Grenoble, France).
As mobile devices started to take off, Mr. Chen joined Motorola to lead its corporate business development for partnership and ecosystem development. Mr. Chen later became a consultant at Skype where he led the effort of taking Skype embedded software to all major ODMs / OEMs to build Skype embedded devices. eBay acquired Skype in 2005 for $4 billion (and later acquired by Microsoft for $8 billon).Mr. Chen later joined Oracle to lead its global strategic partnership with Huawei in “sell-to, sell-thru, sell-with” and helped Huawei expand outside of China. Today, much of these partnership and alliances “best practices” have been deeply incorporated into both companies. Later, he became the Chief Business Officer (CBO) at NuPSYS, a venture funded network management startup for 2.5 years.
Currently Mr. Chen continues to advise leading Silicon Valley companies and global industries on IOT, and deep learning for healthcare, autonomous vehicles and robotics. He advises startups on capital raising efforts, corporate strategy, ecosystem development and partnerships globally.
Mr. Chen is a graduate of Jiao-tong university and Stanford university (MS&E).