Mei Lin Fung co-founded the People Centered Internet with Vint Cerf and serves on the Secretariat. Mei Lin advises the Center for Population Health Science at the Stanford School of Medicine. She co-founded Franchise for Humanity with Kennan Salinero of Re-Imagine Science, Kimberly King of One Island Institute and Sandra Bates author of the Social Innovation Imperative. She is a board member of IIIJ and the National University of Singapore America Foundation. Mei Lin served as the Socio-Technical Lead for the Defense Health Futures Think Tank funded by the US Department of Defense. She is an early pioneer of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) industry as one of the two-person skunk work team who designed and developed the proto-CRM OASIS, at Oracle Corporation in 1989, under the leadership of Tom Siebel. She was Director of Finance and Administration for Marc Benioff when he headed Desktop and Direct Marketing at Oracle, before he left to form SalesForce. Mei Lin was responsible for the Geographic P&L analysis at Intel and served as alpha-test user for the Intel Distributor Sales tracking system. The Intel experience of “forecast-to-actual” precision analysis gave her the understanding that enabled automation of the sales management and revenue forecasting system which became the underpinning of the first CRM system.
Earlier in her career, Mei Lin was an Operations Research analyst for Shell Australia, where she was part of the team doing the financial modeling for the $8Billion, 25 year NW Shelf Gas project. Her first job was as an assembler programmer for Shell Australia.
She earned her MBA from MIT where she studied finance under future Nobel laureates in Economics, Franco Modigliani and Robert Merton, and under Fisher Black famed for the Black Scholes Options pricing formula. Mei Lin is a Silicon Valley community leader and organizer, who initiated the Program for the Future in 2008 and co-founded the California Health Medical Reserve Corps in 2013 with a mission to achieve measure-able improvements in the health and wellbeing of communities. She co-authored with Dr. Ahmed Calvo of the Stanford Haas Center for Public Service Trail Guides and Trading Posts on the Journey to Health.