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Guannan Lu

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Guannan Lu serves CIO professionals, covering emerging technologies that will reshape the business landscape over the next 10 years. He conducts innovative research and deliver advice that change the course of business for CIOs and technology executives. His research provides best practices, case studies, and technology landscapes across industries with focuses on artificial intelligence, automation, and cloud.

Previous Work Experience

Guannan held a variety of roles in the software and internet industry. Prior to joining Forrester, Guannan was an AI consultant serving venture capitals and enterprise in traditional industries. He also built strategies and pilot solutions for clients to leverage AI technologies in finance, medical, and transportation industries. Before that, he was a product manager at Jide Technology, building operating systems compatible with x86 and ARM architectures for PCs, tablets, and laptops. Guannan also served as a product manager for Yuanfudao, a leading online course platform for primary and secondary school students in China. He managed and launched the mobile clients in 2015, which now have a base of over a million paying users.

Education

Guannan earned an MS in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Missouri, where his thesis and publications mainly focused on computer vision, e-health, and robotics. Guannan received a dual BS degree in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Missouri and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He also holds a BA in finance from UESTC.

Guannan Lu serves CIO professionals, covering emerging technologies that will reshape the business landscape over the next 10 years. He conducts innovative research and deliver advice that change the course of business for CIOs and technology executives. His research provides best practices, case studies, and technology landscapes across industries with focuses on artificial intelligence, automation, and cloud.

Previous Work Experience

Guannan held a variety of roles in the software and internet industry. Prior to joining Forrester, Guannan was an AI consultant serving venture capitals and enterprise in traditional industries. He also built strategies and pilot solutions for clients to leverage AI technologies in finance, medical, and transportation industries. Before that, he was a product manager at Jide Technology, building operating systems compatible with x86 and ARM architectures for PCs, tablets, and laptops. Guannan also served as a product manager for Yuanfudao, a leading online course platform for primary and secondary school students in China. He managed and launched the mobile clients in 2015, which now have a base of over a million paying users.

Education

Guannan earned an MS in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Missouri, where his thesis and publications mainly focused on computer vision, e-health, and robotics. Guannan received a dual BS degree in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Missouri and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He also holds a BA in finance from UESTC.

Guannan Lu's Most Recent Research

Research

The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Software In China, Q3 2021

The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
July 1st, 2021 | Guannan Lu , Charlie Dai

In our 35-criterion evaluation of hybrid cloud management software providers in China, we identified the eight most significant ones — 99Cloud, BoCloud...

13 min read
Research

Manufacturing Business Model Innovation Begins With The Customer

Chinese Manufacturers Embrace The C2M Model To Achieve Customer Obsession
April 1st, 2021 | Danny Mu , Guannan Lu

Manufacturing firms must transform their linear R&D and marketing-driven manufacturing models to become customer-obsessed. New customer-to-manufacturer...

8 min read
Research

Natural Language Processing Use Cases For Financial Services In Asia Pacific

How Banks And Insurers In APAC Benefit From NLP
March 23rd, 2021 | Guannan Lu

Banks and insurance firms are exploring natural language processing (NLP) use cases as part of their digital transformation. Knowledge graph, intelligent...

14 min read
Research

Forrester Infographic: Automation Is Reaching A Tipping Point In China

November 19th, 2020 | Guannan Lu

Recent Forrester survey data reveals that firms in China are accelerating their adoption of automation technologies for digital transformation as they...

1 min read
Research

Now Tech: Hybrid Cloud Management Software In China, Q4 2020

Forrester's Overview Of 29 Hybrid Cloud Management Software Providers
November 12th, 2020 | Guannan Lu , Charlie Dai

You can use hybrid cloud management software to enjoy the benefits of both public and private clouds, simplify operations across heterogeneous environments...

5 min read