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Alvin Graylin: “The Next Normal”

Alvin Graylin is the President of HTC China. He is leading all aspects of the HTC business in the China Region and is responsible for Vive VR, phone, Viveport content platform and investments. And recently he has taken on the global responsibility for running the Software Business Unit for HTC as well.

The company has launched the Vive XR Suite, a collection of software applications that enable users to work, learn, socialize and share live experiences in an immersive environment. I spoke to a very friendly and humble person who knows very well where he wants to go with HTC and the Vive ecosystem.

Get yourself ready for another episode of our VR Days – VRTL Podcast series. 


Alvin was born in China and educated in the US. He received his MS in computer science from MIT, MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and BS in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, where he had specialized in VR and AI over two decades ago. Alvin Graylin is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. 

He has over 28 years of business management experience in the tech industry, including 20 years in Greater China. Prior to HTC, Alvin was a serial entrepreneur, having founded four venture-backed startups in the mobile and internet spaces, covering mobile, social, adtech, search, AI, big data and digital media. Additionally, he has held $100+ million P&L roles at a number of public companies.

Today, Alvin Graylin is the China President at HTC, leading all aspects of HTC’s business in the region (Vive/VR, phone, Viveport content platform, partnerships and investments) and the company’s SW Business globally.

He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA.com) with 300+ company members, President of the $18B Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance and oversees the Vive X VR Accelerators in Beijing, Shenzhen and Tel Aviv. Graylin is a sought after speaker and thought leader in the areas of VR/AR, AI, Entrepreneurship, and doing business in China by events and media globally.