Dealerscope 2020 40 Under 40: David Xing, Plott
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Job Title: Founder/CEO
Years in Industry: 9
Accomplishments: We won Best of Innovation at CES twice. CES is at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of technology for consumer electronics, and it's always humbling to know what we're doing is being recognized as changing how things are done. We were also ranked 2nd by Red Dot for Industrial Design in Americas + Europe. We believe that form is just as important as function, especially in new technology, where there is hesitancy to try.
Where You Grew Up, Live Now: I was born in Beijing China, been a nomad for most of my life after that. Now finally set down roots in the greater NYC area
Education: I went to undergrad at Pitt (go panthers), and got my Masters at Cambridge University in the UK.
Last Book Read: Don't let the Pigeon drive the bus, my favorite time of the day is reading to the kids, and we get to all act out the stories.
What I Like Best About My Job: We do things that haven't been done before. Every once in a while, when things do go right, we get to change the world.
What Makes You Believe the CE Industry Will Thrive in the Next 5 Years: We're at the beginning of a new golden age of technology. AR, AI, Edge Computing, 5G; it's all converging. But at the same time, the beginning is always messy, and the challenge is how we turn these technologies into solutions that solve human problems.