Claire Chen

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer


Claire Chen, the Co-Founder and COO of Clobotics, oversees overall marketing strategy, general business operations and HR related activities for the company. Clobotics is a leading technology company that uses computer vision and other advanced AI technologies to boost productivity for CPG/retail and wind power industries. For CPG and retailers, Clobotics provides the real-time insights of product performances in brick-and-mortar stores for better decision making. For the wind power industry, Clobotics provides autonomous drone inspection for turbine blades and a comprehensive blade asset management platform. Clobotics is dual headquartered in Shanghai and Seattle, with a branch office in Beijing and Singapore. 

Prior to Clobotics, Claire served as the VP of Business Development of EHang. And at the same time, responsible for the overall business of North America region for the later part of her assignment.

Claire spent her most important ten years of career with Microsoft Corporations. She worked as the director of business operations at Cloud and Enterprises Division, and was accountable for landing Windows Azure and Office 365 business in China. She was at an essential role of business strategy planning and implementation, managing the operating entity business, process and analyze the performance data for the overall cloud business in China. As part of her endeavor, Microsoft signed an MOU with 21Vianet and the Shanghai Government to introduce Azure to China on November 1, 2012, realized Microsoft Azure’s official landing in China on May 22, 2013, began the public review on June 6, 2013, and announced Microsoft Azure’s general availability on Mar 26, 2014, began the Microsoft Office 365 preview on Aug 8th 2013 and announced Office 365 general availability in the following year in April. The work contributed made Microsoft the first international business to officially bring the cloud services locally in China.

Before that, Claire was the business manager of Global Foundation Services, accountable for the global cloud infrastructure build out, including but not limited to, Data Centers, Networking Infrastructure and CDN services, which makes Microsoft as one of the top technical leaders in the cloud industry.

Claire graduated from Shanghai International Studies University, majored in International Accounting. Prior to Microsoft, she worked as the Corporate IT manager in Philips (China) investment Co., Ltd.