Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D., is a public company board member and the CEO of A2C Academy. She has served as two CTO positions of billion-dollar revenue companies: CP Group and BMC Software. She became a C-level executive in 2005 at a public company. She provides coaching in Leadership, Digital Transformation, AI, and cloud. She is also an investor for early-stage companies. Elizabeth has taught at Stanford University for six years about leadership, and currently is a guest lecturer at Stanford University Teaching Digital Transformation at the Department of Engineering Management Science. She is also the advisor for MIT Innovation Initiatives. Elizabeth received the TOP 50 Diversity Leader in the United States award in 2020, the Presidential Award in 2019, the Global Leadership Award in 2018, and Women of Influence in Silicon Valley in 2013, along with several other prestigious awards. In 2017 Elizabeth was inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame. A trailblazer who leads a creative and proven path to the top, she lives by The Credo of the Four Ls: 1- Live to my fullest potential; 2-Live to enable others to reach their fullest potential; 3-Learn continuously; 4-Leave a legacy. Elizabeth earned her M.S. and B.S. degrees from Peking University, and a Ph.D. and a Master's Degree from the University of Nevada; as well, she is a Harvard certified board member and attended the Stanford Executive Program.