Inside Digital China - The Future of Business
19th & 20th November, 2020
A virtual immersion inside the world's largest and most sophisticated digital economy.
We are delighted to welcome you to our first Inside Digital China event!
Please take a moment to watch our Welcome Video from Christina Boutrup which bring to life some of the organisations you will be hearing from.
Over the two days we will explore the following topics:
Future of Retail
Future of Fintech
Future of Healthcare
AI in our Lives & Businesses
More information on our Speakers and some Pre-reading on these topics can be found below...
We will meet leaders from some of China's most successful organisations:
Our Speakers include:
Leading China Analyst and Thought-Leader
As a journalist, TV and radio host Christina has travelled extensively throughout China for over a decade. She is a journalist, TV host and best-selling author of The Great Tech Revolution: How China is shaping our Future.
Professor David Gosset
China: the Geo-Political Context
Professor Gosset is a global-affairs and international relations expert who has written extensively on China’s transformation and its global impact. His analyses have been published by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
What's Next and Next Next!
A Swedish-Chinese serial entrepreneur and a celebrity in the world of digital broadcasting, Tom is host of Digitally China, the world’s largest English language podcasts about the Chinese technology sector. Tom has more than a decade of experience of start-ups and global digital transformation.
Industry Leader on Fintech and Digital Innovation
Rich Turrin is the international best-selling author of Innovation Lab Excellence and soon to be published Cashless - China’s Digital Currency Revolution. He is an award-winning executive and previously headed fintech teams at IBM following a dynamic career in investment banking. Living in Shanghai for the last decade, Rich experienced China going cashless first-hand.
Brian A. Wong
Advisor and former Vice President of Alibaba Global Initiatives, Alibaba Group, Founder & Chairman, RADII
From 1999 Brian contributed to Alibaba’s early globalization efforts, and later established Alibaba Global Initiatives, where he developed and led capacity building programs for entrepreneurs, universities and government leaders focusing the digital economy and inclusiveness. Today, Brian is Founder and Chairman of RADII, a Shanghai-based multimedia platform dedicated to sharing vibrant stories from China.
General Manager of UK, Netherlands and Nordics, Alibaba Group
David Lloyd was appointed GM for Alibaba Group in the UK, Ireland & Nordics in July 2017, having joined the business in October 2016. Since May 2019 he’s also been responsible for Alibaba’s operations in the Netherlands, and the development of Alipay in Europe. He brings extensive knowledge of the retail and technology industries to the role, having spent ten years at Google in the UK and Ireland, working closely with UK retailers and overseeing the UK Retail and Technology sectors.
Founding Co-director, Fudan Fanhai Fintech Research Center
The Fudan Fanhai Fintech Research Center is based at the Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University. Prof. Sung is also Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, a cross-border tech-transfer and venture building platform that is focused on rapidly commercialising and scaling internationally-sourced blockchain, fintech, and digital finance innovation to developing countries.
China-based Public Affairs & former Head of International Corporate Affairs, JD.com
Brad Burgess is a seasoned public affairs and corporate communications leader. He has helped top Chinese and global brands navigate high stakes crises, protecting as well as promoting reputations across several industries, including retail, technology, export trade, food and beverage, government ministries, and others. He was most recently the head of international corporate affairs for JD.com, where he was responsible for the protection and promotion of China’s largest retail and logistics companies. Prior to this, he held leadership roles in various consulting firms. An American residing in China for nearly two decades, Brad is literate in Chinese, and provides a unique perspective on China and the world.
President, RADII China
Li Zhang is president of RADII China, a media organisation that is an influential voice on key social media platforms with content featured in The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, TIME, Quartz, and Bloomberg. As Head of Partnerships, she previously led the inception and development a new educational program initiative for Alibaba’s Global eCommerce Talent Program, and has a background from University of Oxford with focus on China’s global influence and political governance.
Dr. Wanli Min
The Power of Artificial Intelligence
“One of the World’s top AI Leaders” Forbes (2017) Dr. Min is Former Chief Machine Intelligence Scientist at Alibaba, a member of the National Strategic Advisory Committee on Next Generation of AI and Founder and CEO of North Summit Capital.
Dr. Xiao Jing
Group Chief Scientist, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, LTD
Dr. Xiao has published 112 academic papers and 102 granted US patents. Before joining Ping An, he worked as Principal Applied Scientist Lead in Microsoft Corp. and Manager of Algorithm Group in Epson Research and Development, Inc. Dr. Xiao started R&D in artificial intelligence and related fields since 1995, covering a broad range of application areas such as healthcare, autonomous driving, 3D printing and display, biometrics, web search, and finance. He is now leading research and development in AI-related technologies and their applications on finance, healthcare, and smart-city in Ping An.
Dr. Martin Shen
Co-founder, Tencent Trusted Doctors
Dr. Shen held several senior healthcare industry positions including, Principal for Siemens Health Services, Deputy General Manager for the 1st Sino-US Joint Venture Hospital in China (during SARS). In 2012, Dr. Shen co-founded XingRen Trusted Doctors a Health Startup which recently merged with Tencent Doctorwork to form Tencent Trusted Doctors, which has become one of China’s largest and most successful health platforms.
Vice President, YITU HealthCar COO
Before joining YITU, Cathy played various roles in operational management at Amgen, including corporate-wide operational strategy and team lead for implementing the first electronic record system for clinical manufacturing. She was also the executive sales director in North America for GenePharma Co.,Ltd. She received her PhD in molecular and medical pharmacology from UCLA and MBA and MS in bioengineering from MIT.
Chief Strategy Officer, WM Motor
WM Motor is an emerging leader in China’s fast growing electric vehicle and e-mobility market. Rupert is responsible for strategic financing, investments and corporate development. He joined the company in 2018, following a 25-year career in financial services in Asia and Europe. During that time, he held a number of advisory and capital markets positions in investment banking, including senior roles at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Jefferies.
Head of Social Community at Pinduoduo & host of The China Ecommerce Podcast
Ada has nearly 10 years of experience in strategic communications and relationship management in the technology and financial industry. Previously, she was the Assistant Vice President of Hong Kong Exchanges and was a key taskforce member of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect.
Head of EMEA, 4Paradigm
Mark started his career in government working on international competitiveness policies for emerging technologies before spending a decade at Mizuho Financial Group as an Asian markets specialist. Recently moved from 4Paradigm’s Beijing HQ to Amsterdam, he has lived in nine countries and split his career evenly between North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Country Director, Xiaomi
Alvin is a China-US-India-Indonesia technology executive, currently heading Xiaomi Indonesia and previously leading marketing for Xiaomi Europe and sales operation for Xiaomi India. He has +10 years operational and investing experience across the four largest internet markets: China, India, Indonesia and the United States.
A little pre-event reading...
To maximise your value of two intensive days on 19th and 20th November, we have created a pre-read space for you to dive into beforehand.
If you are not already familiar with overall context of today’s digital China, this is a very good way for you to prepare for Inside Digital China. Stay tuned and we will keep you updated with relevant links and blogs until the event.
The China Context
Insights from RADII
RADII is a window into the cultural landscape of a contemporary China that actively seeks to engage the world. Radii ́s mission is to knock down stereotypes and bridge gaps across China and the world, using insightful reporting to pull focus onto courageous humans at the cutting edge of cultural norms.
Future of Retail
Future of Healthcare
Future of Fintech
Two days of inspiration and insights
This exclusive event is organised by Wavelength and China Experience to provide 100 senior business leaders with the opportunity to engage with some of China’s most admired and advanced organisations, and hidden gems. Together we have over 25 years of experience of providing global leaders with world-class inspiration, education, and provocation.
Leading China experts, analysts, and facilitators will help you digest the key lessons.
Organised in partnership with:
China is the largest digital economy in the world with more than 900 million internet users. User demand is constantly driving innovation and new digital business models to the next level. No matter if you find it fascinating or scary, you need understand the dynamics of the new digital world order.
Dates: 19th & 20th November 2020
Times: 08.30 – 14.30 (GMT)
1 person: £450 +vat
2-4 people: £395 +vat
5+ people: £350 +vat
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