Alvin Wang Graylin

Global VP of Corp. Dev., HTC

Alvin Wang GRAYLIN has been the China President at HTC, leading all aspects of Vive/VR and Smartphone businesses since 2016 and this year just added the role of Global VP of Corporate Development, driving key partnership engagements for the company. He is also currently the Vice-Chairman of the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA) with 300+ company members, President of the $18B Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA) and oversees the Vive X VR Accelerators in Beijing, Shenzhen and Tel Aviv. ViveX is the most active investor in the XR space with over 110 investments in the space in the last 6 years.

Under his leadership, HTC has been voted as the top VR company in China at the World Conference of VR Industry (WCVRI) three of the last four years, and GRAYLIN has been recognized by media/industry experts as the most influential person in XR in China for the last 5 years. GRAYLIN first did his research in the VR space 30+ years ago under the tutelage of Prof. Tom Furness (The Godfather of VR). GRAYLIN is a sought after keynote speaker at major conferences around the world and appears regularly in major print/online/broadcast media.


Main Stage:

Day 1 (August 30), 9:50 AM-10:15 AM

From De-globalization to Di-globalization

For hundreds of years, the world has been increasingly moving from a localized market to becoming a global interdependent economy. Over the last few years, motivated by the "de-risking" of supply chain issues caused by a pandemic and wars around the globe, we have started to move the other way. Now as AI and immersive technologies begin to irreversibly embed themselves into all aspects of our daily lives, what will the future hold for our society and that of our children? This talk will present a historical, technological, and political analysis of this important question.