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Our Story

Awakedata was founded out of a tiny table of the Starbucks store in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC, Canada, one of the best cities to live in the world, by a group of software engineers and data scientists who believe the next big thing should come from the intersection of AI and engineering. It was started by a small dream to invent something to truly change people’s life, and the small dream becomes big, so, one by one, little by little, the founder/co-founders left their original post and formed this young but promising start up, with a big heart to create something revolutionary.

Our Team


William Zhong

Chief Executive Officer
William earned his Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Master of Software Systems from University of British Columbia. With 20 years’ experience in software development on commercial and enterprise platform, he led or participated in projects that have been successfully implemented in corporations around the globe. Prior to founding Awakedata, he led product development and was involved in architecture design at SAP and other companies.

Lisa Li

Chief Product Officer
Lisa has been leading enterprise software design and development in both China and North America for years. Under her leadership, Lisa’s team designed and implemented software platform involving thousands of enterprise users for China Mobile, China Unicom, and Bank of China. Lisa also built a successful start-up company in China, which was later acquired by a public company.

Andy Guo

Lead Data Scientist
Andy received Bachelor of Science from Sun Yat-Sen University and Master of Science in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University. Before joining Awakedata, he was in the role of Data Scientist at Microsoft, etc., and participated in data analysis projects for BC Hydro.
Wayne has years of experience in enterprise software development in Japan and North America. He participated in data analysis projects for Softbank and Toyota in Japan. In Canada, he was involved in software development and building on cloud platform at McKesson for many years.