As the Head of International Partnerships at WeBank, Tencent's affiliate digital bank, Tyler is responsible for engaging outside parties and kicking-off strategic partnerships for the development of overseas digital business. This includes the provision of WeBank's newest technologies to partners, including blockchain solutions developed through our contributions to the FISCO BCOS open-source community.
Chris is a research fellow at the Centre for the Governance of AI at Oxford University, and a dual-degree Master's student at Tsinghua University and Johns Hopkins SAIS. He has a background in legal tech and US politics and acts as a policy advisor to a number of leading technology companies.
Daisy Guo holds a Bachelor Degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China. Prior to founding Tezign, she has enriched experience in curating art events in many different countries. She was named as a Global Shaper by World Economic Forum in 2014 and the curator of Global Shapers Community Shanghai II Hub in 2017. She was also awarded 2017 “Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, Enterprise Technology”. She focuses on female leadership, sustainable development, and other topics, and is always actively speaking at international organizations and conferences such as World Economic Forum Annual Meetings, the Economist, Forbes Under 30, and the Information.
Hillary has been helping over 300 brands understand omni-channel marketing in China since 2017. In 2019, she has been educating brands about content strategy on short video platforms. She has become a KOL in her own right, with over 100k followers.
Ben Hassing leads Walmart’s global cross border trade where he and his team connect sellers and products to Walmart’s E-commerce platforms around the world. Ben has held a number of leadership roles in his 16 years with Walmart. In his last 4 years, he was based in China and led Walmart and Sam’s Club’s E-commerce and Technology divisions.
James Hull has been in China for 12 years. He has managed his own portfolio since his teenage years. Most recently he worked with JIC Capital (an SOE under CIC)on a New Energy PE fund and overseas M&A. Previously, he has done management consulting, public company IR, financial and investment analysis, and FP & A. He's the Founder of Hullx Capital and co-host of China Tech Investor podcast with Elliot Zaagman through TechNode.
Remington is a marketer, a technologist, an investor, and an entrepreneur. He spent 12 years with Ogilvy Beijing and Ogilvy NA offices as COO of Ogilvy RedWorks China, then he moved to the investment side as an investor and portfolio management. Last year, he joined ZhenFund’s portfolio company XiaoHeng Dumplings as partner and CSO.
Dev is a Researcher at Digital Asia Hub and Yenching Scholar at Peking University. His research focuses on the intersection between technology, politics, and law in China and India. Dev has an International Relations degree from Roger Williams University and studied Mandarin in Shanghai and Zhengzhou. He frequently writes for several regional publications and think tanks, including a published paper on the expansion of Chinese technology companies in Southeast Asia. Dev previously spent time at Infosys China, an IT services Multinational. Gateway House, a foreign policy think tank in Mumbai.
Currently, Jason is heading up and shaping Branch Metrics's Sales and Operations in Greater China. Before that Jason was working in the technology advisory field for Gartner to help C- levels make strategic technology-related decisions. Prior to Gartner, Jason worked for LinkedIn as an evangelist to bring the world’s largest professional network to enter into China. On top of the professional experience, Jason also found his own company- ImOffered.com, a SAAS platform, and DigMe, a professional social network.
Maggie Long is a Senior Researcher at the E-commerce Center of the Kuaishou Research Institute and Director of Global PR & Communications at Kuaishou Technology. On a mission to alleviate poverty and inspire entrepreneurship, the Kuaishou Research Institute investigates how Kuaishou Technology can build and foster e-commerce ecosystems for individuals and small e-commerce businesses operating in China, especially in rural regions. Prior to joining Kuaishou Technology, Maggie got her start in the technology industry as a journalist at Caixin Media and previously worked at Cobo and Cheetah Mobile.
Wendy is the Senior International PR Manager for Ctrip Group, which includes Qunar, Ctrip, Skyscanner and Trip.com. She also works in crisis management and supporting international business development. She worked in sales and marketing for suppliers of Apple and Microsoft in Shanghai prior to her role at Ctrip Group. She was a former journalist at CNBC where along with the team, she was awarded .the New York Festivals Silver World Medal for Current Affairs Program Inside China ‘One Child Policy. She has worked with multiple media outlets such as Al Jazeera, CNN, CCTV etc.
Paul Mozur is a technology reporter based in Shanghai. Along with writing about Asia's biggest tech companies, he covers cybersecurity, emerging internet cultures, censorship and the intersection of geopolitics and technology in Asia. A Mandarin speaker, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in China and Taiwan prior to joining The New York Times in 2014. He cut his teeth covering smuggling, wild boars and the courts for The Standard in Hong Kong, and got his start as an editorial assistant at The Far Eastern Economic Review.
Michael Norris is Research & Strategy Manager at AgencyChina, a boutique that helps domestic and foreign B2B and B2C businesses capture and defend market share in China. He's also a TechNode contributor, who closely examines how China's digital giants compete.
Dr. Tim Pan is responsible for the lab’s academic collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Tim Pan is also responsible for in-depth technical cooperation between Microsoft Research Asia and various enterprises, investment institutions and government departments. As the leader of Microsoft Research Asia Innovation Partnership, Dr. Tim Pan is committed to developing win-win cooperation strategies with its partners, building a cross-industry communication platform, and exploring the possibilities of achieving common development through technological innovation during this time of digital transformation.
Max Penchyonkin is a machine learning and deep learning engineer open for high-impact opportunities, with a Ph.D. in Finance, with multiple projects in his portfolio across a wide range of applications. He is a co-dean of the China School of AI. Max believes that AI and deep learning are shaping the world and everyone should take the effort to understand these technologies.
Dr. Shameen Prashantham is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at CEIBS. His research focuses on new venture internationalization, in particular how start-ups “dance with gorillas” to improve their prospects of innovation and international expansion. His work has been published in California Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of International Business Studies, among other outlets.
Danny leads Accenture's New IT group in China. The New IT group brings clients Accenture's innovation experience through design thinking, AI, hyper-fast prototyping, microservice, DevOps, IoT, blockchain, and many other cutting-edge technologies and methodologies. He is currently leading many AI projects in the NLP, computer vision, and reinforcement learning areas. The major products from Dann's AI team include botZero, a reinforcement learning based chatbot development platform; Argus, a platform that can recognize virtually any receipts and invoices with little training; xDoc, an advanced document comprehension platform.
Steven Wang is Chief Analyst and Head of Market Research at Ant Blockchain, mainly responsible for strategic analysis and partnerships. Before joining Ant Financial, he worked at a major UK bank as an innovation consultant on its blockchain project, and as head of overseas business in a top Chinese blockchain startup. Steven received his Master's degree in Science and Technology Studies at University College London and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Statistics at Imperial College London. He holds a certificate from the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme.
Elijah Whaley, CMO of PARKLU, works for a platform that's dedicated to Chinese influencer marketing, and Antoine Bunel, one of the China Top 100 KOL, specialized in F&B for an insightful conversation as we unpack the confusing world of China influencers on topics like how to become a modern-day KOL, what brands should do now, and where is this dynamic space going.
Paul graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he joined Oxelis, an early stage startup as a full stack developer in Santa Monica. He later returned to Hong Kong and worked for Morgan Stanley. In 2015, he joined the Explorium, a Fung Group innovation initiative, to build an international and open innovation ecosystem to drive innovation in supply chain and retail.
Nancy Xu is the CEO and Co-founder of Cevolution, an innovation design company focus on consumer insight discovery and prototype design. As an expert in the innovation process, Nancy
has experiences developing an innovation strategy and offerings for fortune 500 companies, domestic SOEs and startups for both China and international markets.
Jerry is a core member of ConsenSys China Strategic Initiatives and a Venture Architect for the Great China Area. He and his team work on advisory, consulting and venture building, has clients from the Governments and Corporate Enterprises in China. Prior to joining ConsenSys, Jerry had several professional experiences across 3 different continents. He was a VC focused on Blockchain, AI and IOT, and as a consultant for cross border e-commerce platform in China. He had a role as an entrepreneurship Instructor and mentor for one of the largest Pan-African incubators in Ghana. Additionally, he started from being a developer/Engineer in Several tech companies in Canada, such as AMD(Semiconductor), Centro Inc(AdTech), and Freckle(IOT Startup). Jerry holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Elliott Zaagman is a TechNode contributor and co-host of the China TechInvestor Podcast. He has spent the better part of a decade working in and around China's tech landscape, and currently advises Chinese tech firms and founders on overseas expansion, listing, leadership and public relations.
Jesse Zhang, Director of Software Engineering, Black Lake Technology. In Black Lake and previously, Jesse has been helping enterprise customers on their digital transformation journey from a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, retail, energy, aviation and etc. By leading the development of IoT, analytics & AI software suites, he served some large IT companies like GE Digital, Cisco Systems, Adobe as well as start-ups. He himself is also an enthusiast and early adopter of advanced methodologies and technologies in software engineering.
Sarah Zhang is the founder of Points, a blockchain-based data collaboration and secure multi-party computation system for inclusive finance. Prior to Points, she was the ex-COO of Segway Robotics Inc. In addition to founding Points, Sarah is the chair of dCamp, a Beijing-based blockchain developer and investor community. She is also a guest lecturer at Tsinghua University Blockchain Course.
Zoe Zhao is a seasoned strategist. She works at Inner Chapter, an ideas studio working with brands and start-ups across insights, strategy and innovation.
Zoe’s focuses on understanding socio-cultural shifts, emerging trends, and new consumer behaviors to guide clients ranging from local founders to global MNCs.