Dr. David Lou

Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer at Huawei Technologies

David Lou graduated as Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering at Ghent University in 2005. In the same year he joined the Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs as an Innovation Researcher. He had a leading involvement and management role in several European and national research projects (Giant, Smart Touch, Metaverse1, Mistra, Shift-TV, etc.), and standardization bodies (MPEG).

In 2016 he joined Huawei Technologies as a Chief Researcher based in Munich, Germany. He is responsible for identifying high potential research directions, steering disruptive network innovation and coordinating collaboration with industrial and academic partners. His research interests mainly covers IoT/IIoT/I4.0, next generation industrial networking architecture, deterministic communication, video streaming and transportation, and immersive communication.

He is the co-chair of the IIC Networking Task Group and has been actively involved in relevant standardization and industrial development activities. He has (co-) authored more than 30 scientific publications and white papers. He has been granted with more than 30 patents.