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Ultipa founder Ricky Sun was recently interviewed by California Business Journal, the full article is live at https://calbizjournal.com/ultipa-rickysun/, and the full text from the article is posted here for your convenience of reading.
The head office of China Merchants Bank (CMB hereafter) recently signed up with Ultipa, a graph database startup. The two parties will carry out in-depth collaboration on mid-end graph system for liquidity risk management, retail real-time anti-fraud decision-making system, and other aspects of financial technology innovation and applications.
Ricky Sun, the expert on cloud computing and big data, was recently invited to his alma mater to give a lecture on real-time graph computing empowers connection finding. Such keynote lectures have become an important part of the Software Engineering curriculum offered by the Department of Computer and Science of Tsinghua University. Every semester guests from the industry are invited to share their knowledge about industry innovation and trends, and R&D practices related to software engineering, aiming to stimulate students interest in taking software development as their future career. Nearly ten such reports have been held so far.
The undergoing rapid transformation of smart healthcare makes health no longer the exclusive business of medical institutions. Adopting information technology as means of solving human health issues, the knowledge graph systems built upon the multi-dimensional and multi-modal data fusion, and the personalized medical health solutions yielded from real-time graph computing technology are enabling and promoting healthy development across the entire industry chain.
On March 5, the Teal Around The World 2021 was held and Ultipa COO Monica Liu was invited to share her Teal thought with the topic of Empowering Team Members To Become Genius In Teal Environment.
Recently, the head office of Ping An Bank (PAB hereafter) signed a graph database and graph computing procurement contract with Ultipa. The two sides will give full play to their professional advantages in the field of retail banking risk management, data efficiency, deep data correlation and other aspects of cooperation and innovation.
On December 21, ZhongGuanCun Bank (ZGCB hereafter) 2020 Fintech Winter Salon was held in Beijing. Ultipa CEO Ricky Sun and other entrepreneurs who won the 2020 Fintech International Innovation Contest were invited to participate in the event and carry out technical exchanges.
On December 19, the Summit on Investment Perspectives and Opportunities of Health Care AI Big Data was held in Beijing. Prof. Zhang, the academician of CAS, dean at Institute of Artificial Intelligence of Tsinghua University, and chairman of the AI Big Data Special Committee of Tsinghua Alumni Association delivered an opening speech.
The 8th ZhongGuanCun Fintech Forum Annual Meeting and 2020 Fintech International Innovation Contest Award Ceremony was held in Beijing on Dec 17th 2020. The forum is jointly hosted by AFCA, NIFA, People Government of Haidian District, People Government of Xicheng District, CIF30 and other leading organizations.
CEO was invited to Huatai Fintech Investment Summit 2020 and shared his insight on how the financial industry can build a data-based, user-experience-focused, and graph-driven architecture to integrate frontier technology with traditional financial business.
The insurance industry in China ceased its fast expansion by demographic dividend, and began to transform from high-speed to high-quality . Ultipa participated in the PNP InsureTech Acceleration Camp and discussed how technology can empower and reshape insurance companies, and how the insurance industry can embrace technology.
China Biotechnology Innovation Conference 2020 was officially launched in Suzhou International Expo Center, with the theme of Technology Boosts Health, Innovation Leads the Future. The conference focuses on the scientific research on cutting edge biotechnology and biosafety to fully demonstrate the latest development in the field of biotechnology and aims to promote industrial exchanges, cooperation, and integrated innovation.
Ricky Sun accepted a joint interview with JRJ, iFeng, Sina, Netease, and other authoritative financial media. The technical breakthroughs of Ultipa Graph and the independent R&D capabilities of his team have been highly appreciated by the academia, industry, and media in China.
Ultipa won the Best Innovation Award from Friday's New Venture Competition 2020 by Harvard Business School in APAC. There were 19 teams participating in the competition in the APAC area, 6 teams went to the finalist stage, and Ultipa was the only B2B player, all other 5 contestants were B2C.
The team of Ultipa is happy to announce the closure of her 1st round of external fundraising – the Series Angel, with investment by Hong Kong based world-renowned and prestigious investment intuition – CMB International. Ultipa was founded in early 2019 with core founding members having over 60 years combined industrial experiences and proven track records working on creating and selling world-class high-performance computer, storage and networking systems. The core products of Ultipa is real-time graph database and knowledge graph system. The team started in Beijing and has plan going global and with a twin headquarters (Silicon Valley and Beijing) setup in the near future.
In a series of reports, the highly prestigious CB magazine (The Chinese Banker) report how 8 risk management scenarios were realized by leveraging Ultipa real-time graph database.In the official reports by The Chinese Banker, systematic introduction to the benefits of graph computing and knowledge graph to fintech industries, especially to the banks were articulated – by applying these new generation of graph technologies, businesses are seeing great and revolutionary boosts, especially in credit-risk management.
In summer 2019, Ultipa’s founders Ricky Sun (class of 1997, CS Major) and Victor Wang (class of 2005, CS Major), accompanied by Dr. Tao Pin (class of 1997, CS, former Ph.D student of Prof Zhang), visited Prof. Zhang at his office in the FIT building of Tsinghua University. The meeting topics were centered around industrial and academic AI development, Ultipa’s real-time graph computing and high-visualization knowledge graph technologies and hands-on product demonstration.