Annie Feiwen Tao is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations at Horizon Robotics. Annie has over six years of experience in this role. Prior to Horizon Robotics, Annie worked at Baidu, Inc. for three years and nine months. There, they were responsible for data-driven strategic planning for Baidu's search monetization platform. Annie also successfully spearhead a variety of top-priority initiatives, such as big data and public cloud business strategy development. In addition, they were extensively and expeditiously gathering and analyzing massive amount of business data and information to advise and influence decision-making of top management. Furthermore, Annie effectively managed an organization of ~5k personnel as the primary aide-de-camp to SVP of Engineering. Annie also established connections and partnerships on the front of early-stage venture investments and research collaborations between Baidu and the Silicon Valley community including corporate partners, investors, universities and start-up companies. Lastly, Annie launched a "Global Incubation Partnership" program and managed a cross-discipline team, comprising of Strategy, M&A, core business units and the Technology organization.
Before Baidu, Inc., Annie was a Business Analyst at Google for 1 year and 5 months. Annie was also a Digital Analyst at Performics for 7 months. Additionally, they were a Graduate Student in Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University for 1 year and 4 months. Lastly, they were an Intern - Retail Credit Marketing Assistant at GMAC-SAIC,Automotive Finance Co. for 2 months.
Annie Feiwen Tao has a Master of Science from Northwestern University in Integrated Marketing Communications with an Analysis and Insight Concentration from 2007-2008. Annie also has a Bachelor from Nanjing University in Economics from 2003-2007. Annie was a Summer Exchange Student at The Wharton School in 2006.
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