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Jen-Chieh Cheng Appointed as General Director of ITRI's Service Systems Technology Center

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Jen-Chieh Cheng Appointed as General Director of ITRI's Service Systems Technology Center

On April 26th, ITRI held a ceremony to formally mark the promotion of Jen-Chieh Cheng as General Director of the Service Systems Technology Center. Cheng assumes his new role while continuing to serve as Deputy General Director of ITRI's Information and Communications Research Laboratories.

ITRI held an inauguration ceremony for Jen-Chieh Cheng, General Director of the Service Systems Technology Center (second right).
ITRI held an inauguration ceremony for Jen-Chieh Cheng, General Director of the Service Systems Technology Center (second right).

Having a background in information and communications technology, Cheng specializes in big data, artificial intelligence (AI), financial technology & secure electronic payments, smart manufacturing, and smart health, all of which are current focal points of technology development. ITRI hopes that Cheng will utilize his expertise and experience to lead his team in the development of service systems technology. It also expects even greater cooperation between the industrial, public, academic, and research sectors, helping to foster to a new wave of smart technology applications here.

Cheng will further strengthen the connection between innovative technology and the industry.Cheng will further strengthen the connection between innovative technology and the industry.

Cheng previously served as the head of major ICT or multidisciplinary projects under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, including the M-Taiwan Promotion Project and the Smart Living Applications Project. He has a strong understanding of technology development trends and the needs of industry, and has helped coordinate a number of cross-disciplinary projects involving local and overseas concerns. He has also been instrumental in guiding ITRI to utilize its R&D capacities in conjunction with Silicon Valley enterprises to engage in joint ventures or joint development, creating international cooperative business opportunities.

Cheng remarked that rapid changes in the development of ICT have led to explosive growth in new types of commercial applications. This is not only impacting the way that industries think about business, but is also creating an upheaval in user habits. Upon assuming his new position, Cheng will continue to serve as an important bridge linking innovative technology and industry, using his strengths in ICT technology to forge innovative business models and cross-disciplinary cooperation. His efforts are expected to help Taiwan develop new strengths and differentiate itself from competitors, while delivering high-tech applications.