Dr Jianhua Shao is Research Fellow at the Faculty of Management of Cass Business School (City University London). He earned a interdisciplinary doctoral degree from Horizontal Digital Economy Research Institute, and a BSc degree from School of Computer Science, both in the University of Nottingham. He is trained as a data scientist and develops computing  technology to solve and understand the real business related problems. His interests is in digital platform strategy, business modeling, validation of user data and innovation in the digital economy.