Director of Strategy and Investment at JD.com / Director of AI+ Innovation Studio, AI Platform and Research Division
Uri Ferruccio is Director of Strategy and Investment at JD.com’s AI Platform and Research Division. He is also Director of JD’s AI+ Innovation Studio, where his work focuses on how AI/ML technologies and human-centric design can combine to create innovative, intuitive products and businesses. Uri also founded and leads JD’s AI Catapult accelerator, which serves as a platform for JD to initiate investments, technical partnerships, and commercial collaborations with leading AI and blockchain startups.
Prior to joining JD.com, Uri spent over ten years working in the US and China at the intersection of investment, innovation, and public policy. His previous experience includes stints at the D. E. Shaw Group, Pavis Capital, Peking University’s School of International Studies, where he was a Fulbright Scholarship Visiting Fellow, as well as at a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded initiative focused on U. S. public policy and international relations.
He holds an AM in Regional Studies–East Asia from Harvard University and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.