Chao Cheng-Shorland is the co-founder and CEO of ShelterZoom Corp., a real estate technology startup headquartered in New York City, and the first company that has successfully delivered an Ethereum blockchain-based real estate online offer and acceptance application, and will soon release its second Ethereum blockchain-based platform for online renting.
Chao is a highly experienced enterprise architect and an Australian entrepreneur. She has been featured in many publications such as Where Women Work, CCN (CyptoCoinNews), Inman News, REAL Trends, The Registry, First10 and CareerOne.
Chao was one of the recipients of the Chief Executive Women program in 2014. In 2016, she established her own Enterprise Architecture and Invention consulting business, iFuture Services, through which she has introduced the first Enterprise Architecture as a Service outsourcing and agile model to the market.
In 2017, she co-founded ShelterZoom Corp. with Amir Allen Alishahi. Under their joint leadership, ShelterZoom has delivered one of the most innovative real estate platforms to the market. The company has since established a market-leading position in Blockchain technology.
A strategic thinker and a competent designer, Chao was the Head of Architecture - Corporate and Enterprise IT for Origin Energy, one of the top companies on Australian Stock Exchange, prior to establishing her own business. She has successfully led many complex and high value programs as a lead program architect throughout her exciting career working for large corporations. The US$40-billion joint venture project between ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy, and several major ERP transformation programs are among a list of her achievements as a lead architect.