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JD Silicon Valley Research Center Tech Day - Leverage Technology to empower business intelligence


Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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  • 1:00-1:30  Counselor Wang, People's Republic of China in San Francisco
  • 1:30-2:00  JD Silicon Valley R&D Center CTO Chen Zhang 
  • 2:00-2:30  Stanford University professor Yinyu Ye - JD Smart Supply Chain
  • 2:30-3:00  JD Silicon Valley R&D Center Big Data Department VP Eric Zhao - Search, Recommendation, Big Data
  • 3:00-3:30  JD Silicon Valley R&D Center AI Lead Scientist - Weidong Zhang - JD AI&Big Data
  • 3:30-4:00 tea break
  • 4:00-4:30 JD Silicon Valley R&D Center Business Growth BU President Dr. Paul Yan - Advertising, Big Data and AI for Business Growth
  • 4:30-5:00  JD Silicon Valley R&D Center X Department Senior Director Hui Cheng - JD X - Revolutionizing Logistics and Automating  Fulfillment Process
  • 5:00-5:30  JD Silicon Valley R&D Center Security Department Senior Director - Jimmy Su - JD Security
  • 5:30-6:00  JD Silicon Valley R&D Center VR/AR Lead Scientist Hui Zhou - VR/AR and JD Smart





January 2004:, the earliest predecessor of launches.

July 2007: The company begins developing its own logistics network.

October 2008: JD Mall begins selling general merchandise products online, creating an integrated e-commerce provider. 

December 2010: JD launches its third-party marketplace platform.

October 2013: JD Finance is established as an independent business group.

March 2014: forms a strategic partnership with Tencent, launching a new business model combining social networking and e-commerce.

May 2014: lists on NASDAQ under the ticker “JD.”

October 2015: launches a Santa Clara R&D facility.

June 2016: and Walmart form a strategic alliance. Walmart currently holds an approximately 10% stake in

July 2016: becomes the first Chinese Internet company to join the Fortune Global 500 List.



About is China’s largest e-commerce company by revenue, and the country’s largest retailer, online or offline. The company strives to offer Chinese consumers the most enjoyable online shopping experience with authentic products covering everything from consumer electronics and luxury goods, to fresh food, household products and clothing.

Building on its reputation for product authenticity and fast, reliable delivery, recorded GMV of US$135.3 billion in 2016, and was the largest Chinese internet company by revenue, and the third largest globally with net revenues of US$37.5 billion. is currently on pace to become China’s largest B2C e-commerce platform by 2021. was the first Chinese Internet company to be included on the Fortune Global 500 List. The company recently announced plans to strengthen its leadership position as a technology-driven company over the next 12 years, with a focus on big data, AI technology and smart logistics. was the largest NASDAQ initial public offering of 2014; it trades under the ticker “JD.”

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About JD Silicon Valley R&D Center

Opened on October 11, 2015 in Santa Clara, California, JD Silicon Valley R&D Center focuses on developing and enhancing new and existing technologies that will improve user experience and expand the company’s offerings. 

In 2017, JD Silicon Valley R&D center focuses its research on:

  • Big data/AI:  15 PB daily, with a total volume of more than 100 PB’s data size, JD has the most comprehensive, detailed data in Chinese e-commerce. JD’s big data technology improves customer experience, reduces supply chain costs and increases operational efficiency.

  • Computer Vision: Focusing on face recognition, image similarity comparison and image quality assessment, JD’s computer vision technology helps maintain a healthy, safe and high-quality shopping experience.

  • Search/Recommendations: Optimizing search engine of JD Mall, JD’s search strategy enables customers and merchants to achieve their desired outcomes. Customers can enjoy tailored and personalized recommendations.

  • AR/VR: JD provides a set of unified modeling tools which allow users to make e-commerce applications and VR/AR content with unified standards. Apart from creating VR shopping experience, JD will focus more on AR service distribution.

  • Robotics: UAV, automated warehouse, autonomous vehicles are the three important parts of JD’s smart logistics innovation. JD’s robotics technology addresses the delivery challenges in rural ecommerce, reduces workload, improves the efficiency of the logistics system and adaptability, enables JD to better address the demands of rapid growth.

  • Security: is one of the largest B2C online retailers in the world.  It is our mission in the security team to provide a safe and secure marketplace for our 226M active users and 120K third-party vendors. Our focus is on account security, mobile security, APT detection, and data security.

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Event info:

  • Time:12:30-17:30 04/15/2017 Saturday

  • Location:Santa Clara Convention Center 2nd floor Theater


Chen Zhang is the CTO of, in charge of driving R&D growth in big data and cloud computing, as well as technical support for the daily operation of JD Mall. Chen has over 20 years of experience in software development and management.

Prior to joining, he worked at Yahoo for 18 years, at one point responsible for the development of Yahoo Messenger and more recently heading the global research and development center at Yahoo Beijing. Before that, he worked in DEC and Oracle Corporation as head of technology.

 He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Indiana University Bloomington.


JD Group Silicon Valley Research Center hiring:

Welcome all Silicon Valley / Bay Area engineers to join us.

Open positions

  • Big Data Scientist

  • IoT Scientist

  • Computer Vision Scientist - AI

  • Computer Vision Scientist-AR/VR

  • Computer Vision/Machine Vision- Scientist

  • Sensor Fusion Engineer

  • Core engineers/scientists (Autonomous Driving)

  • Mobile Security Scientist

  • Account Security Scientist

  • Network Security Scientist

  • Risk Analysis and Modeling Scientist

  • Search Applied Scientist

  • NLP scientist

  • Supply Chain algorithm Scientist

  • Business Development (Irvine)


If you interested those position,Please send your resume to

“JD.COM+Name+Position”as Email  title to:



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When & Where

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
2nd floor Theater
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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