Alan Shang is a technology executive and entrepreneur with broad industry experience across social media, mobile and education. He leads the global software development, drives product evolution and enales international growth of Silicon Valley-based ELSA, the world's best and smartest English pronunciation app. Alan worked with leading speech scientists, machine learning scientists, and linguists from around the world to evolve ELSA. Powered by the company's proprietary AI and speech recognition technology, ELSA scores a learner's speech to pinpoint individual syllable and phoneme level mistakes with real time feedback.
Prior to ELSA, Alan worked with teams, students and coaches across multiple countries, and experienced the challenge of English communication and learning. He served as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Smule building music social networks. He was also executive and co-founder of a number of tech companies, led digital publishing, social games and social media product development. Alan holds a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from University of Michigan.