Tyler Johnson

Founder + CEO, Laowai Enterprises, LLC

Tyler Johnson is an accomplished Global Fortune 50 Executive. He has engaged and partnered with executive business leaders across the globe to accelerate growth and expansion in large businesses and early-stage technology software automation start-ups. Tyler has over 25 years experience working with some of the largest companies in the world, in addition to co-founding a US-based software technology company. Tyler currently advises internationally based early-stage automation software technology start-ups by providing go-to-market strategies, strategic partnerships, and new revenue streams.

Tyler worked for Dell Technologies for 21 years in a variety of sales, marketing, and general management roles, including Shanghai, China for 10 of those years (2005-2015). He led sales and operational organizations for Dell within China and across Asia. Tyler’s organization was responsible for Dell’s Global Asia Business Unit which represented the largest companies in the world (Global Fortune 500). In addition, he was Managing Director of the Shanghai headquarters incorporating R&D, Procurement, Sales, and Government relations. Tyler received the Dell Worldwide Executive Leadership Award for Inspirational Leadership from the Chairman and Executive Committee.

Tyler has worked with many large companies with HQs in North America, EMEA and Asia including Huawei, ZTE, Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan, VW, Panasonic, Sony, Siemens, Foxconn, BHP, Walmart, Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and Netease. The work focused on foreign joint venture expansion, localization development, IT manufacturing automation/modernization, business operations and establishment of technology infrastructure for future innovation.

Since 2015, Tyler has been involved with several software automation companies focused on cyber security, HRTech, EdTech and cloud migration technology. He co-founded an HR technology company called Your6, Inc. benefitting United States Veterans, and served as the Chief Sales Officer for iQuate, Inc. (now Cloudsphere), a cloud migration automation technology. Tyler also served as the Chief Executive Officer for VTS Cyber, a cybersecurity company focused of governance, risk, and compliance in highly regulated environments. Tyler is currently working with companies focused on cyber security and the education technology AI/NLP space.

Tyler serves in advisory and board roles to Grayline Group, The University of Texas at Austin Global Programs, and The George H. W. Bush Foundation for US-China Relations.

Tyler published his first book in March 2019 titled “The Way Of The Laowai”: The importance of international self-awareness for business.

Tyler is the founder of Laowai Enterprises which facilitates people, organizations, and governments to expand economically.

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