David Liu

President & CTO, optimy.ai

15 years of experience managing large IT and development teams on projects for major brands (Ford, Nestle, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc.)

What do you like to do for fun on your spare time?

 

In my spare time, I love playing basketball and keeping active.  One of my favourite things to do is build Lego sets with my young son.  I would also have to include my love for travelling and that I try to visit a different country every year.

 

Walk us through your career progression. What roles did you have and what did you learn along the way?

 

I Started in a large fortune 500 company.  I then moved to a mid-size company to experience the different facets of a formal corporate structure.  I am experienced in various roles in technology that include:  Developer, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Development Manager, Technology Director and CTO.

 

What are your core strengths?

 

One of my key core strengths is having strong Christian values that keeps me honest and grounded through work life and home life.  In addition to this, I have a keen sense of assessing the developmental needs in people and then working on these needs to develop people’s careers and career goals. I am also a natural problem solver and can solve most problems efficiently and effectively

 

What do you love about your job?

 

I love having the ability to solve business issues and leverage technology to automate processes and systems.  I also love the ability to continually coach and mentor people that have a direct impact on the success of the business.