Dr. Pehong Chen is Chairman, President, and CEO of BroadVision (Nasdaq: BVSN), which he founded in May 1993. Named Master of the Universe by Business Week as one of the 25 most influential e-business leaders in the world, he has been a pioneer in driving innovative solutions to deliver business value in areas such as one-to-one personalization, knowledge management, e-commerce, e-banking, enterprise social networking, unified communication & collaboration, etc.
He is an active participant in the Silicon Valley success story. Having personally started and run two successful enterprise software companies in the past 25 years, Dr. Chen has also helped many others do the same. In 1993, he provided startup funding for Siebel Systems, a worldwide leader in customer relationship management (CRM) software (acquired by Oracle in 2005). He was an angel investor in Sina (Nasdaq: SINA), the No. 1 Internet portal and microblogging service in China, and has served as its independent director since 1998. More recently, he also served on the boards of Yonyou (SSE: 600588), China’s largest enterprise software provider, Pactera (Nasdaq: PACT), China’s leading software outsourcing firm, and Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT), the world’s leading supplier of network threat management solutions.
Dr. Chen received his PhD from University of California at Berkeley, MS from Indiana University, and BS from National Taiwan University, all in computer science. He is also a graduate of Stanford University’s executive program in business and management. He was an advisor to the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley for 10 years and is a member and former Vice Chairman of the Committee of 100, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving mutual understanding between United States and China through dialogue and cooperation.