Mr. Dejian Liu
Founder & Chairman of NetDragon Websoft
Special Allowance Expert in the State Council of China
Member of the Advisory Council
International Research and Trainning Center for Rural Education (UNESCO)
Co-Dean of Smart Learning Institute, Beijing Normal University
Executive Dean in Residence for Educational Innovation, University of North Texas, USA


        Dejian Liu is the inventor of Disciplined Design Methodology. He is the founder of NetDragon Websoft Holding Ltd., one of the most successful online gaming companies in China. NetDragon Websoft was listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007. In 2015, Liu awarded the Special Allowance Expert in China’s State Council. Under his leadership, NetDragon has brought its products to more than 180 countries in ten languages, enjoying over 65 million registered oversea users. In 2013, NetDragon announced the sale of its 91 Weireless to Baidu for 1.9 billion USD, which is the largest M&A transaction in China’s internet history at the time. In 2010, Liu founded Huayu Education, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NetDragon. Huayu integrates worldwide cutting-edge education resources with leading mobile internet technology. Huayu specializes in K-12 and life-long education for learners all over the world. Huayu Education recently earned a Smart Media Award from Academics’ Choice for producing a top-quality product, 101 Education, which improves teachers’ experience in preparing lessons. Liu is certified as a senior engineer by the China Association of Science and Technology, the highest level of proficiency awarded. He is co-dean and chair of the Council for the Smart Learning Institute at Beijing Normal University, and he is also invited as Adjunct Lecturer of Harvard Graduate School of Education, co-teaching a course on Next Generation Design: Methods and Heuristics with Professor Chris Dede.