Raymond Liao is a managing director at Samsung NEXT Ventures. Based in Silicon Valley, Raymond looks for early-stage startups with fundamental technology innovations, with special interests in Security/Privacy, Machine Learning, and Enterprise IoT. Previously, he was the founding CTO of Siemens Industrial Communications business in Germany. He joined Siemens TTB in Berkeley to bring external innovations by spin-in, investment and partnership. Some of his success cases led to the market-leading industrial WLAN business for Siemens, and were featured in Siemens Annual Report and Harvard Business Review. In his past life, Raymond was a productive researcher with over 20 academic publications and 10 issued patents. He received a Ph.D. from Columbia University with the Eliahu Jury Award.