President, BYOC Smart Products
Maverick Shih, president of Acer’s BYOC Smart Products business, takes a pivotal role in the Company’s significant change in approach to the ICT industry and the Internet of Things under its BYOC vision. By leveraging Acer’s BeingWare concept, the BYOC Smart Products business is combining hardware, software and services with business models for vertical markets to deliver human-centric IoT solutions with intelligence and computing capabilities. Shih joined Acer in 2011 as special assistant to the president of the Cloud Technology Business Group to oversee personal cloud services. A year later the business group launched its first private cloud service, and in 2013 announced the support across multiple devices and platforms on Windows, Android and iOS operating systems. The Cloud Technology Business Group was renamed as the BYOC Business Group in February 2014, and Shih was promoted as the group president. The group was renamed as the BYOC Smart Products business in 2016. Prior to joining Acer, Shih worked at ALi Microelectronics Corp. in the U.S. In 2004 he started his own company, MAVs Lab Inc., specializing in IC design and multimedia research and development. He later joined EgisTec as vice chairman focusing on fingerprint sensor and security software. Born in 1973, Shih holds a B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics at Taiwan’s Fu Jen Catholic University, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.