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Why attend East Tech West?

East Tech West is an invite-only retreat held in Nansha, Guangzhou. Part of the Greater Bay Area, which is rapidly developing into a global hub of tech innovation. East Tech West brings together those at the cutting edge of the technology industry and leading investors from across the world.

Each year, we design an agenda that will prepare you for the radical disruption that lies ahead. With sessions focused on practical solutions, international collaboration and global viewpoints, hear from pioneers of the digital economy, rising stars and tech giants navigating the immediate impact of the crisis, while charting a course towards a post-pandemic future.

2021 SPEAKERS

Lei Maofeng

Lei Maofeng is the Deputy General Manager of Business Operations of WeChat Pay, a payment platform by Tencent Holdings.

Mr Lei’s is responsible for WeChat Pay’s business operations across various industries including catering, education, healthcare, hotel and tourism, and e-commerce. He is also involved in other industries, and platform products.

Qiang Wang

Qiang Wang is the vice president of JD.com, and head of the intelligent supply chain department of JD Logistics (JDL).

He is in charge of the overall operation of JDL’s intelligent supply chain industrial platform, including the areas of cloud warehouse, robotic arms, autonomous driving, supply chain solutions, consulting service and more.

Hagard Wei

Hagard Wei has 15 years of experience in Cross Border B2B eCommerce and overseas market operations. Today, he is in charge of the Cross Border eCommerce project, which is an incubation project within Baidu B2B.

Before joining Baidu, Hagard has held a variety of roles. He has as the Leader of Overseas VAS of Alibaba.com as well as the India Country Manager of Alibaba, Head of JP Communication China (manufacturer.com, toptenwholesale.com), Head of Business Operation of Cross Border eCommerce Project of ZTE, and VP of DHgate.com. Aside from this, Hagard also has two entrepreneurial experiences.

Ben Harburg

Ben Harburg is a Managing Partner of MSA Capital, a Beijing based venture capital firm with over $1.5b under management. The firm focuses on investments in the consumer internet, mobility, and life sciences sectors. Notable portfolio companies include Meituan (3690.HK), NIO (NYSE:NIO), BGI (300676.SZ), Pintec, Zhaogang, Mobike (Acq: Meituan), Raven Tech (Acq: Baidu), Xiao Zhu, Kanzhun, and Uber.   

Prior to MSA, he co-founded one of Asia’s largest physical energy trading companies and worked for The Boston Consulting Group.

He was a Fulbright Scholar at Freie University Berlin. He was a Neubauer Scholar at Tufts University and sits on the Board of Advisors of the School of Arts & Sciences.

Jun Yang

Mr. Jun Yang is the co-founder and has served as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer since its inception and a director since the IPO. Mr. Yang is responsible for Dada’s technology, products, data, and corporate strategies. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Yang served as the head of growth engineering team at Square Inc. from 2014 to 2015, where he was responsible for user growth strategy and implementation. Prior to that, he was engineering manager at Facebook from 2010 to 2014, where he worked on user growth and ads optimization, and was an engineer at Google from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Yang received B.S. in computer science from Zhejiang University, and M.S. and Ph.D degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dada Group is a leading platform of local on-demand retail and delivery in China. It operates JDDJ, one of China's largest local on-demand retail platforms for retailers and brand owners, and Dada Now, a leading local on-demand delivery platform open to merchants and individual senders across various industries and product categories. The Company's two platforms are inter-connected and mutually beneficial. The Dada Now platform enables an improved delivery experience for participants on the JDDJ platform through its readily accessible fulfilment solutions and strong on-demand delivery infrastructure. Meanwhile, the vast volume of on-demand delivery orders from the JDDJ platform increases order volume and density for the Dada Now platform. In June 2020, Dada Group began trading on the Nasdaq Global Market, under the ticker symbol "DADA."

Henry Ko

Henry Ko is the Managing Director, Asia of Flexport. In this role, Henry leads the company’s business strategy and growth, operations, and sales and marketing in Asia. As a founding member of Flexport team in Asia, Henry has been instrumental in establishing the company’s presence in the local market including forming the strategy and growing the team since inception. Under Henry’s leadership, Flexport is committed to providing its clients high visibility and business value through strategic supply chain management enabled by its innovative and easy-to-use technology platform.

Henry has extensive experience in the global supply chain industry. He’s held several senior leadership roles at multinational logistics companies including DHL and SF Express, and was previously General Manager at LiFung KIDS, a member of Li & Fung Group. He has been appointed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council as a member of the Mainland Business Advisory Committee and the Logistics Services Advisory Committee, and also appointed by the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to serve as a member of the Logistics Industry Training Advisory Committee.

Henry earned a BBA (Hons) in Quantitative Analysis for Business, an EMBA and a Juris Doctor from the City University of Hong Kong. Additionally, he received a fellowship from the Social Enterprise Research Academy in 2019.

Lionel Li

Professor Lionel M. Ni assumed the role of the President Designate of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(Guangzhou) on June 1, 2021.

Professor Ni first joined The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in July 2002 and served in various capacities including Chair Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dean of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School,& and Special Assistant to the President. In January 2015, he became the Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) and Chair Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Macau. He rejoined HKUST as Provost and Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in May 2019.

Professor Ni is a highly accomplished scholar in computer science and engineering with broad research interests and wide international recognition. He earned his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1980. He then joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University in 1981, and was promoted to full Professor in 1989. He served as the Microelectronic Systems Architecture program director at US National Science Foundation (1995-1996) and was co-founder and CEO of CC&T Technologies, Inc., Michigan (1998-2001).

Professor Ni’s research interests include high-performance computing, mobile computing, wireless networking, big data, and intelligent computing. He has published three books and over 350 refereed journal and conference articles with over 37,000 citations on Google Scholar. The winner of eight best paper awards, he has multiple achievements including ownership of 28 US/China patents and having supervised 73 well-placed PhD students.

Professor Ni has engaged in many activities in the Mainland. He served as the Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) on Wireless Sensor Networks, Visiting Endowed Chair Professor of Tsinghua University, Visiting Endowed Chair Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Overseas Assessor of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Expert Panel of the Natural Science Foundation of China and Ministry of Science and Technology and Member of Academic Committee of three State Key Laboratories.

Professor Ni has served on the editorial board of many first-tier journals and flagship magazines in his research field. He has given over 100 invited keynote speeches at international, national and regional events, and chaired over 40 national and international conferences.

A Life Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and ;Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, he won the Overseas Outstanding Contribution Award from China Computer Federation in 2009, the First Class Award in Natural Sciences for Research Excellence from the Ministry of Education, China n 2010, the Second Class Award in Natural Sciences for Research Excellence from the State Council, China n 2011, and the First Class Award in Science and Technology from the Guangdong Province in 2014.

Professor Ni has been proactive in promoting innovation in pedagogical approaches to enhance student-centered learning and fostering holistic development of students. He is dedicated to facilitating faculty professional development and encouraging interdisciplinary education and research. He has also played a dynamic role in leading cross-sector collaboration, connecting industry and research, and promoting innovation at the University for positive societal impact.

Dr. Wanli Min

Founder and CEO of North Summit Capital and QuadTalent Technology, Dr. Min is a leading expert in industrial intelligence and business innovations powered by data technology and mathematics. He pioneers a 'technology + capital' strategy to accelerate digital transformation in various industries ranging from e-commerce to manufacturing and smart city.

Dr. Min received a Ph.D. in statistics from The University of Chicago and B.S from the University of Science & Technology of China. His research area includes probability, stochastic process, time series analysis, machine learning, smart traffic and signal processing. He served as a researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Singapore, and Google before joining Alibaba in 2013. Later as Chief Machine Intelligence Scientist for Alibaba Cloud, Dr. Min took charge R&D in the data intelligence solutions. In 2017, Dr. Min was named by Forbes as a leading technologist driving China's AI revolution and also appointed to the advisory committee of the next-generation AI strategy under China's Ministry of Science and Technology.

Meixia Wang

Meixia Wang is the Co-Founder and Vice-President of CHALI, Guangzhou.

CHALI was founded in August 2013 and is headquartered in Guangzhou. CHALI is the leading brand of artisanal teas in China as well as a professional tea service provider. CHALI’s core product are triangle-shaped tea bags that are convenient, fashionable, and are of good quality. CHALI has a self-built supply chain and ten patents, setting high standards for the Chinese tea-bag industry.

CHALI takes on a minimalistic approach to bridge the gap between the young, modern lifestyle and the traditional culture of tea. CHALI makes tea for everyone to enjoy, believing that this is an avenue for self-expression, sharing of good moments, spreading love and kindness.

CHALI has since sold more than 900 million tea bags, with over 10 million dedicated tea lovers. It ranked first in sales in the tea category on Tmall and JD.com at double eleven online shopping event in 2021 and at many other shopping events.

Recently, the company set up the CHALI CFDS examination system with the Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, establishing standards for substitutional teabags and flavoured teabags. They are redefining tea bags to improve standardized construction across the industry.
CHALI aims to build a Tea Research Center which includes an Automatic Produce Center, a Research and Development Center and an International Tea Institute along with a Precise Processing Produce Center. The Research and Development Center spans over 50,000 square meters and 20,000 square meters will undergo construction by the end of 2021. Nansha is the core hub and trading center of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in the future. CHALI seizes the great opportunity to make the best of Nansha’s idealistic location, policies and business environment to accelerate the development of the company. CHALI will contribute to the building of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Before setting up CHALI, Ms. Wang was with a well-known third-party payment provider.


Danny Chen

Danny Chen is the the VP of R&D at SequoiaDB and expert in database kernel architecture, he recently returned from a stint abroad.

He has over 20 years of experience on cutting edge database technologies and software-hardware co-design for big data problems. Danny is currently leading the research and development on the lakehouse data platform, multi-cloud database service and distributed transaction systems.

Before joining SequoiaDB, Danny worked as a senior architect at IBM Toronto Lab DB2 kernel team for 10 years, where he was involved in the development of different types of database including traditional OLTP , shared nothing MPP, shared everything clustered transaction, and columnar analytic databases. He holds DB2 advanced DBA and developer’s certificates. Danny also served as Huawei’s Database TMG board member and senior researcher, leading the research on big data, NFV, bio-informatics computation and heterogeneous systems.

Patrick Dai

Patrick Dai co-founded Singapore-based Qtum Foundation in 2016. The project has since grown into one of the fastest, most stable and secure blockchains for building decentralized applications.

Previously employed by Alibaba, and a graduate of Draper University, Dai, with his abundant blockchain industry experience, as well as track-record as an investor, is committed to continuing being a driving force for the shift to a more decentralized future.

Dr. Lei Wang

Dr. Lei Wang is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for EcoFlow since 2020. Previously serving as EcoFlow’s Chief Technology Officer, he has developed industry-leading eco-friendly rechargeable portable power stations – including EcoFlow’s DELTA Pro backup battery, which became the most-funded technology product, and sixth overall, on Kickstarter in 2021.

His mission for EcoFlow is to reinvent the way the world accesses energy. Whether it’s for multi-day power during blackouts, offgrid and remote living scenarios, more energy-efficiency from your appliances, or the reduction of electricity bills, Dr. Wang believes that the faster the world switches to sustainable and alternative generation sources, the better.

A visionary engineer-turned-executive, Dr. Wang began his career at drone company DJI, where he launched its battery R&D department and led the team to double the flight time of the drones. Dr. Wang holds a mechanical engineering degree from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a Ph.D. in new energy from the University of Hong Kong.

Woody Lam

Mr. Woody Lam is Managing Director of Savills Southern China, who is also a member of the Savills China Executive Board. He is responsible for overall operations in the region including Brokerage, Investment Services, Project Consultancy, Property Management, Valuation & Professional Services and Project Sales.

Under his leadership, Savills has expanded its Southern China business rapidly, with revenue increasing 30 times since 2003 he has been assigned to Guangzhou office from Savills Hong Kong. He has led the Southern China team to win many prime consultancy and marketing projects in the region.

Woody graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and got a bachelor degree of Social Science and Master’s degree of Philosophy (Geography Study). Then he engaged in advanced studies in University of Reading in UK, majored in Real Estate & Land Management. Woody has also honored be the member of CIREA, RICS and HKIS. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry in Hong Kong and China.

Bruce Liu

Bruce manages WUGI, Esoterica’s active ETF investing in global digital economy, and Jirong global growth opportunities strategy.

Prior to Esoterica, he was a portfolio manager and partner of PhaseCapital. He was an equity strategist at WisdomTree Asset Management and a sell-side equity strategist at AllianceBernstein. Bruce started his investment career at Dow Chemical Pension Fund.

He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Connecticut and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Bruce’s research has appeared in top-ranked academic journals.

Dr. Yaoqi Jia

Dr. Yaoqi Jia is Head of Asia at Parity Technologies. He is leading the Parity Asia team to build Web 3.0 ecosystem of Substrate / Polkadot in Asia.
He was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, 2019. Formerly as co-founder and CTO at Zilliqa, he was leading the development of a new sharded blockchain for high-throughput applications.

He got his Ph.D from the National University of Singapore. He proposed several technologies in his research as the building blocks for next-generation blockchain, addressing consensus and privacy issues.
He is involved in multiple blockchain and network security projects with SGX, MOM and NSF in Singapore. His work was acknowledged by Google and Apple, and has received media coverage including Bitcoin Magazine, Forbes and CNBC.

Jian Deng

Mr Deng is one of the founders of the event-driven sensor chip technology and one of the inventors of the fused bionic event vision sensor technology known as "HybridVision".

Mr Deng has worked in the IC industry for 15 years at HMT Microelectronic AG, CSEM AG (Swiss Centre for Microelectronics and Microtechnology) as a senior project manager and senior system architect.
He has also been involved in several large EU projects, Swiss National Science Foundation projects and European Space Agency projects.

Mr Deng sudied at the University of Zhejiang, as well as at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Justin Gong

Justin Gong joined XAG (XA.COM) as the Co-Founder and CMO in 2013, taking charge of corporate strategy and marketing. Before returning to China, Justin was a film producer and overseas correspondent in Australia.

Founded in 2007, XAG is an agriculture technology company originated in China, it aims to build the infrastructure of agriculture that can provide the world with sufficient, diversified and safe food. With 14 years of practice in field, XAG is now one of the largest drone, robot and AI company in the world, providing smart agriculture solutions for both scaled farms and small holders around the globe.

Being a pioneer in R&D, manufacturing and operation of agriculture robots and AI, during the past 7 years, Justin and his team had successfully introduced precision farming technologies to 9.3 million farmers, serving more than 52 million hectares of farmland worldwide.

In 2016, Justin Gong founded XAG Academy, which has trained more than 90,000 rural young people to embrace new technology and sustainable farming concept.

In August 2018, Justin gate-crashed the Forbes China “30 Under 30”, marked his contribution in the field of agricultural technology. Besides his work, Justin is also a DBA researcher at Université Paris Dauphine and THU, specialised in rural economics.

Ying Yang

Mr Yang graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University majoring in mechanical engineering and automation,

He is a senior professional in the automobile industry. He once served as the assistant general manager of Guangzhou Automobile Group Passenger Car Co., Ltd, the General manager of GAC Trumpchi Automobile Sales Co., Ltd., and deputy general manager of Guangzhou Automobile Group Passenger Car (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.

He has rich experience in manufacturing, strategic management, marketing, channel operation, product planning and other fields, and is able to cope with the complex situation. As the main responsible person in charge of the company, he has successfully promoted Trumpchi GS4 and GS8 models to become hot selling products.

In January 2021, he joined HYCAN Automobile as the CEO. He is fully responsible for the operation and management of HYCAN Automobile, and builds HYCAN Automobile into an intelligent technology company to create a better life.

Rong Li

Dr. Rong is Plus China’s General Manager and the global Senior VP Engineering since March 2019. Prior joining Plus, Dr. Rong was Senior VP Engineering and General Manager of Beijing R&D at FreeWheel (a Comcast company) since 2015. From 2010 to 2015, he was Senior Director of Engineering at Yahoo. Rong worked at Microsoft as a Senior Engineering Manager from 2006 to 2010.

Dr. Rong is a veteran in big data and artificial intelligence areas, with 20+ years of industrial experience. He holds a PhD degree from University of Waterloo in Canada, and a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in China.

Fred Ouyang

Dr. Ouyang has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical development. Before joining MingMed in which he is responsible for the management of product research and development, he served as COO at Alan Laboratories, Inc. and scientist at Allergan. He holds multiple patents on novel prodrug, repurposed drug, and novel drug delivery system. He published over 20 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Ouyang served as the President of SABPA Orange County/Los Angeles Chapter and SABPA board member. He holds a B.S. degree from Peking University Health Science Center, and received his Ph.D. from UNC at Chapel Hill and MBA from UCLA.

Dr. Zou Hongzhi

Dr. Zou Hongzhi is the primary inventor of noninvasive sDNA test for early detection of colorectal cancer in the world. He is a National Major Talents Project expert.

Dr. Zou has tremendous expertise in research and development of molecular diagnostic technology in cancer detection and its related products. He was once the Director of R&D department at Exact Sciences Corporation where he developed Cologuard® which was cleared by FDA in 2014.

In 2015, Dr. Zou founded Creative Biosciences (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd and developed Colosafe® which is noninvasive sDNA test kit for colorectal cancer. Colosafe® is the first NMPA approved sDNA test kit receiving approval on Nov 20 2018, in China.
In 2019, Dr. Zou received First Prize of Science and Technology Progress of Guangdong Province.
In 2020, Dr. Zou was honored with Second Prize of China Medical Science and Technology Award.
In 2021, Dr. Zou won First Prize of Science and Technology Progress by Ministry of Education.

Wang Lilei

Wang Lilei graduated from Lanzhou University, with a major in computer science.
He worked in Chinese Academy of Sciences--Guangzhou Institute of electronic technology, Tianhong Asset, GF Securities.

In 2015, he was appointed as the Director of Guangdong BONA Robot Co., Ltd. The company has independently developed and gained the core technology in the field of cleaning robots, and more than 600 patents have been obtained at home and abroad. It has cooperated with more than 60 big brands in global market, and have exported their products to over 40 countries and regions around the world.

In recent years, BONA has been given a number of honorary qualifications, including the National High-tech Enterprise, Intellectual Property Standard Implementation Enterprise, Robot Key Enterprise in Guangdong Province, Strategic Emerging Cultivation Enterprise in Guangdong Province, etc. In 2021, it was selected into the list of "Seed Unicorn" and "High-Tech, Outstanding, Advanced" Enterprises in Guangzhou.

Lin Xinhua

Lin Xinhua is the Executive Dean of Greater Bay Area Institute of Precision Medicine (Guangzhou).

He is also the Dean of School of Life Science Fudan University and Director of State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering.

Glenn Hou

Glenn Hou is the founding partner of China Insights Consultancy (CIC), responsible for overall operation of the company and consultancy business in strategy development, investment and financing and IPO in a variety of industries.

With over 15 years’ experience in consulting service, Glenn has managed and been engaged in over 800 consultancy projects and numerous IPOs. As a sophisticated expert in industry consultancy, Glenn maintains close relationships with main stock exchanges all over the world.

With a profound insight in pharmaceutical/healthcare industry, Glenn maintains close partnership with top tier companies, including CanSinoBIO, Kangji, MGI, Burning Rock, Alphamab Oncology, Angelalign, Genor Biopharma, Huakang Biomedical, Crystal Pharmatech, Zhaoke, Frontier Biotech, etc.

AGENDA

9.00AM

REGISTRATION

10.00AM

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Nansha Government and CNBC International

10.45AM

COFFEE BREAK

11.00AM

LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES IN CHANGE

The reopening of economies and borders post COVID is a global theme, but what does a post-pandemic world look like in China? What influences will be put in play when it comes to the economy and what headwinds and unknowns will be closely watched? From escalating political tensions to domestic economic and social policies we talk to business leaders and experts about what you can expect and how you can leverage the opportunity of change.

 

Ben Harburg, Managing Partner, MSA Capital

11.15AM

INVESTING IN CHINA'S TECH SECTOR

It was once an investment hotspot, but now China’s technology sector is facing domestic regulation and international scrutiny. So what does the future hold for ‘China Tech’ and where should investors be putting their capital to see the best returns? For an in-depth look we speak with those with expert knowledge.

 

Bruce Liu, Co-Founder and CEO, Esoterica Capital

Dr. Wanli Min, Founder and CEO, North Summit Capital

11.35AM

A CONVERSATION WITH YING YANG, CEO, HYCAN

The auto industry has been racing to go electric in recent years and many players are gearing up with smart features at the same time. With charging stations remaining a bottleneck and growing uncertainty around global supply chains, especially with chips, what is the vision of new smart EVs? We talk to Ying Yang, CEO of HYCAN to bring you the inside perspective.

 

Ying Yang, CEO, HYCAN

12.00PM

LUNCH AND ROUNDTABLE

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:

  • The Era of EVs and Beyond
    Electric vehicles will become cheaper to produce than petrol and diesel counterparts by 2027. This, together with official incentives and a desire for more sustainable travel, will drive demand. How can governments, regulators, and customers ready themselves for a world where cleaner vehicles will dominate roads? What can they for a sustainable future for transport?

 

Moderator: Toh Wei Jin, Vice-President, SEAVI Advent Private Equity

Rong Li, General Manager and Global Senior Vice-President Engineering, Plus China

James Chang, China Regional Economic Clusters and Financial Services Managing Partner, PWC

Bao Yu, Founder, True Digital Foundation

Benson Yang, CEO, Quantum Trip

William Bao Bean, Managing Director, SOSV/ China Accelerator

2.00PM

A CONVERSATION WITH RONG LI, GENERAL MANAGER, PLUS CHINA

Central to the future of logistics is trucking technology. Plus has made progress in getting its autonomous trucks on the road in China and beyond. What is the next big milestone for the startup that counts Amazon as a customer?

 

Rong Li, General Manager and Global Senior Vice-President Engineering, Plus China

2.25PM

THE NEW FRONTIER IN HEALTH 1.0

Technology does not always have all the answers to life threatening diseases including Covid-19. What are some upcoming developments in healthcare to watch, as the system focuses not just on curing and eradicating diseases, but prevention and patient well-being?

 

Dr. Zou Hongzhi, CEO and Founder, Creative Biosciences

2.35PM

THE NEW FRONTIER IN HEALTH 2.0

Technology does not always have all the answers to life threatening diseases including Covid-19. What are some upcoming developments in healthcare to watch, as the system focuses not just on curing and eradicating diseases, but prevention and patient well-being?

 

Fred Ouyang, Chief Technology Officer, MingMed

2.45PM

THE NEW FRONTIER IN HEALTH 3.0

Technology does not always have all the answers to life threatening diseases including Covid-19. What are some upcoming developments in healthcare to watch, as the system focuses not just on curing and eradicating diseases, but prevention and patient well-being?

 

Lin Xinhua, Executive Dean of Greater Bay Area Institute of Precision Medicine (Guangzhou), Dean of School of Life Sciences Fudan University, Director of State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering

3.00PM

COFFEE BREAK

3.30PM

BLOCKCHAIN IN THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

The 4th industrial revolution is said to have been built on blockchain and furthered through artificial intelligence and other technologies. We delve into what is next for blockchain technology and its innovative applications in the days ahead.

 

Patrick Dai, Co-Founder, Qtum Foundation

Dr. Yaoqi Jia, Head of Asia, Parity Technologies

3.55PM

SMART HOME TRANSFORMATION

The global pandemic has seen many of us spending more time at home than ever before. Our houses now need to go beyond just spaces where we live. We need offices, entertainment venues and fitness areas. How has technology aided in this pivot and what does the future hold? Join us as a panel of experts discuss the smart home transformation. 

 

Jian Deng, Founder and CEO, AlpsenTek

4.05PM

ACCELERATION IN DIGITALIZATION

Industrial networks have encouraged more connection and enabled Internet of Things at home and workplaces. As the world grows more connected, how should one balance digitalization’s rewards and risks?

 

Qiang Wang, Vice President, JD.com and Head of the Intelligent Supply Chain Department, JD Logistics (JDL)

Jun Yang, Co-Founder, Director and Chief Technology Officer, Dada Group

Lei Maofeng, Deputy General Manager of Business Operations, WeChat Pay

5.00PM

COMMERCIAL NETWORKING DRINKS AND ROUNDTABLE

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:

  • Making Health Personal
    Healthcare has long moved past having a personal doctor and keeping to regular appointments – it is becoming increasingly personalized. Adopting technology has never been more crucial to keep up with overwhelming demand. With the help of new systems, we can now get diagnosed from the comforts of home, and technological advancements are giving personalized medication a boost. We discuss the creation, deployment, and potential of health technology in digitalized cities.

 

Moderator: Glenn Hou, Founding Partner, China Insights Consultancy

Chris Burch, CFO, BraunBio

Dr. Hongzhi Zou, CEO and Founder, Creative Biosciences

Albert Zhang, CEO and Chairman, LAM-Helio

Mao Mao, CEO, SeekIn

Zhenglong Gu, Assistant Principal, Greater Bay Area Institute of Precision Medicine

William Bao Bean, Managing Director, SOSV/ China Accelerator

6.00PM

DINNER

9.00AM

REGISTRATION

10.15AM

CHARTING THE FUTURE OF THE GREATER BAY 1.0

The Greater Bay Area is home to many technology companies and generated a gross domestic product of $1.7 trillion in 2020. The synergy of ideas and talent in the blossoming space is exciting for the region. What are the greatest opportunities and risks for enterprises in the days ahead?

 

Dr. Lei Wang, CEO, EcoFlow

Danny Chen, Vice President of R&D and Expert in Database Kernel Architecture, SequoiaDB

Wang Lilei, Chairman, Guangdong BONA Robot

10.50AM

CHARTING THE FUTURE OF THE GREATER BAY 2.0

The Greater Bay Area is home to many technology companies and generated a gross domestic product of $1.7 trillion in 2020. The synergy of ideas and talent in the blossoming space is exciting for the region. What are the greatest opportunities and risks for enterprises in the days ahead?

 

Wang Meixia, Co-Founder and Vice President, CHALI

11.00AM

A CONVERSATION WITH HAGARD WEI, HEAD OF CROSS BORDER ECOMMERCE, BAIDU

Youth presents great opportunities, and the Asia Pacific region is home to 60 percent of the world’s young people aged 15 to 29. They will play a key role in powering economies and helping countries develop sustainably into the future. A Baidu executive shares his observations in the space.

 

Hagard Wei, Head of Cross Border eCommerce, Baidu

11.30AM

LEADERS OF TOMORROW 1.0

Agriculture, logistics and commercial real estate. As these leaders see it, technology will transform these spheres for the better in the days ahead. How are consumers and businesses preparing for an operating landscape driven by technological advancements?

 

Justin Gong, Co-Founder, XAG

11.40AM

LEADERS OF TOMORROW 2.0

Agriculture, logistics and commercial real estate. As these leaders see it, technology will transform these spheres for the better in the days ahead. How are consumers and businesses preparing for an operating landscape driven by technological advancements?

 

Woody Lam, Managing Director of Southern China, Savills

11.50AM

LEADERS OF TOMORROW 3.0

Agriculture, logistics and commercial real estate. As these leaders see it, technology will transform these spheres for the better in the days ahead. How are consumers and businesses preparing for an operating landscape driven by technological advancements?

 

Henry Ko, Managing Director of Asia, Flexport

12.00PM

CLOSING REMARKS

12.30PM

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