OUR SPEAKERS

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Zukang Sha Former under-secretary-general of the u.n. economic and social affairs, Honorary chairman of international green economy association;

Mr. Sha Zukang had served on diverse significant diplomatic positions, such as China's ambassador to the United Nations delegation counselor;Deputy director general of the ministry of foreign affairs ;China's ambassador to Geneva of the conference on disarmament; director-general of the department of arms control of the ministry of foreign affairs; China's representative of The United Nations office and China's ambassador to Switzerland. He had been the vice foreign ministerial ambassador since 2001 and was appointed the United Nations deputy secretary-general at February 2007, dealing with Economic and Social Affairs. In his 38 years of diplomatic service, Mr. Sha Zukang's portfolios have covered a wide range of fields including Politics, Security, Economic, Social affairs, Human rights and humanitarian affairs, etc. As the representative of the Chinese government, Mr. Sha participated in the negotiation and review of many important international treaties on arms control and disarmament, such as the nuclear non-proliferation treaty; the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty; the non-chemical weapons convention and the convention on certain conventional weapons. He also took part in the drafting of some major resolutions in arms control and international security adopted by the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations. He actively advocates the international security cooperation for general peace and regional stability with a Global horizon and strategic vision. Moreover, he has promoted bilateral arms control cooperation between China and other countries especially that of Russian and the United states. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Sha Zukang held the post of secretary general of the sustainable development of the United Nations summit and leadered the "Rio + 20" summit in June, 2012. The summit focused on green economy under the framework of poverty reduction and sustainable development. 193 countries signed the "The Future We Want" outcome document, which is significant to accelerate the process of the development of the international green economy. In January 2014, Mr. Sha was elected as Honorary Chairman of International Green Economy Association by the IGEA Member Congress, guiding the development of Chinese green economy.

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Tie Li Chairman/Chief Economist, China Center for Urban Development

Chairman and Chief Economist of China Urban and Small Town Reform and Development Center. Expert on Urbanization, Special Allowance of the State Council experts, Member of Beijing "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" expert committee, Consultant for Shanghai 2010 Expo China Pavilion

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Jihai Deng Executive President, International Green Economy Association; Member, National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (Beijing Chaoyang District)

• Executive president and Legal Representative of International Green Economic Association Legal Representative
• Member of Chaoyang District CPPCC
• Senior Research Fellow, China Open Economic Strategy Research Institute, University of International Business and Economics
• Vice President of China Strategic Emerging Industry Research Institute
• Part time Executive Director of China Finance Society Green Finance Professional Committee
• Executive director of China Agricultural Economics Association
• Member of China-Pakistan Friendship Association
For many years Mr. Deng is committed to China's green economic development and international collaboration of green economy. With the purpose of promoting economic and social green development, he spent great effort pushing forward the long-term development of regional economy, energy, environmental protection, agricultural ecology, industrial recycling economy and other areas of green economic development. He is the chief editor of "Green Economy in China", "Innovation-driven and Green Development" and "China's Straw Industrialization". And he also published "Eco-civilization Construction and Evolution of Green Economy", "Green Economy and New Normal", "New Breakthrough of International Cooperation under the Belt and Road Policy".

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Yincang Wei Chairman of Board, Yinlong Energy Co. Ltd.

Mr. Yincang Wei is the Chairman of the Board at Yinlong Energy Co. Ltd. The company is now ranked top 500 global energy companies by its forward-looking marketing, innovative capital operation, effective technology pattern and the core technology – ‘Yinlong Titanium’. Yinlong Energy was founded in 2008, started investing/acquiring in energy industry from 2009. The 4th general ‘Yinlong Titanium’ that invented by the company after acquiring Altairnano, a U.S new energy company, was a disruptive innovation in the industry. It solved the issues in batter industry: Safety, Temperature Tolerance, Fast Charging, Battery Life and Production. In the year 2012 and 2013, Yinlong Energy acquired multiple automobile manufacturing companies, including: Zhuhai Guangtong Auto and Shijiazhuang Zhongbo Auto. Till 2015, Yinlong Energy has invested tens of billion RMB in build 3 major industrial parks and R&D labs. Mr. Wei devotes himself in green energy, and promoting Zero Emission Vehicles. Powered by the new 3D lithium titanate battery, Yinlong Energy developed, designed and manufactured one of the most advanced E-Bus that has been sold to U.S, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Malaysia and Thailand. Led by the innovative business model, Yinlong Energy Operated its E-bus in more than 30 cities in China. Yinlong Energy was named of the official vehicle of the 22nd APEC in Beijing. Yinlong Energy has won multiple national and global awards. By the principle ‘building a sustainable and green public transit’, Yinlong Energy is determined to become Top 3 Green Tech Company in China and Top 5 in the world.

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Shoucheng Zhang Founding chairman, Danhua Capital / Chairman, SVIEF

Prof. Shoucheng Zhang joined the faculty at Stanford in 1993, and is now the JG Jackson and CJ Wood professor of physics. He also holds joint appointment in the department of applied physics and electrical engineering. He is a member of the US National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He discovered a new state of matter called topological insulator in which electrons can conduct along the edge without dissipation, enabling a new generation of electronic devices with much lower power consumption. For this ground breaking work he received numerous international awards, including the Buckley Prize, the Dirac Medal and Prize, the Europhysics Prize, the Physics Frontiers Prize and the Benjamin Franklin Medal, one of the most prestigious science prizes in the world, whose previous laureates include Albert Einstein, Madame Curie, Stephen Hawking, Thomas Edison and Alexander Bell. Prof. Zhang is the founding chairman of Danhua Capital. He has made numerous angel investments into Stanford based startups including VMWare. He founded Danhua Capital in 2013 to focus investments in startups from Stanford and Silicon Valley. Danhua’s LPs include Baidu, Alibaba, Ctrip, Lenovo and Sina, which are leading internet companies from China. Danhua’s investments focus on mobile internet, big data, AR/VR, genomics and precision medicine, sharing economy and robotics.

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Bo Ji Assistant Dean & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Bo is currently the Assistant Dean & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), a top business school with more than 10,000 chairman/CEO level alumni in China. Bo had an over-20-year successful business career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, M&A, etc. He served as the senior executive at the headquarters of many fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. He is also a well sought conference speaker. Combining his extensive business experiences and in-depth knowledge, Bo has been teaching EMBA/MBA at some of the world’s most prestigious business schools such as INSEAD, Esade, MIT, New York University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technology University of Munich, Tsinghua University, CKGSB, Zhejiang University, Sun Yet-Sen University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Taiwan’s National Chengchi University etc. In addition, Bo also offers advices to Chairmen and CEOs. He is also a frequent speaker at renowned international conferences, forums, TV media and annual corporate meetings. Bo created the first ever “China Start” program to systematically bring global startups to China. Bo is a strong advocate of startup China expansion. He is instrumental in develop "China Start" program to help European startups to expand to China. He frequently appears at tech conference all across Europe as keynote speaker.

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Diomedes Kastanis Head of Silicon Valley, Ericsson

Diomedes Kastanis leads Ericsson’s long-term technology vision and innovation across media, OSS, BSS and m-commerce. He is also responsible for university collaboration, industry thought leadership and advanced technology incubations. This includes technical community facilitation within Ericsson. Previously, Diomedes held the roles of researcher in the Institute of Computer Science of Crete, head of enterprise architecture BSS/OSS for Middle East and Africa and most recently, global head of product line and content delivery. Diomedes holds an advisory role in multiple forums, including the technology innovation forum for Greece. He has played a crucial role in the evolution of Ericsson’s media delivery and identity efforts with a vision towards a networked society. Diomedes holds several patents and has been published in a range of scientific publications. He earned an MSc. in Computer Science in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Mathematics.

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Carl Ledbetter Managing Partner, Pelion Venture Partners

In the last five years, Carl has received four new patents and had three new grandbabies, but it is clearly the grandbabies that are the most important to him. He’s no longer our only grandfather, but he’s still the only one of us with a passel of patents, which we don’t even pretend to understand, but we do follow his grandbabies on social media. He likes to think he’s perceived as a tough-guy executive and technologist, but it’s a hard role to play when we watch Finn, Adeline, and Portia turn him into a pushover Poppie. Carl is a (former) runner, an avid hiker (having done twenty Fourteeners and been to Kilimanjaro), a SCUBA diver, and a technical rock climber. And that’s saying something. He has also been on every continent, including on mainland Antarctica, been to over seventy countries, swum in every ocean in the world, including the Baltic, the Black Sea, and both the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans (where it was 29 degrees Fahrenheit—can you say shrinkage?). We tell you these not to boast about Carl, but to point out one irrefutable truth that he mentions all the time in defense of his activities: They’re a lot safer than his day job. Carl has been in the venture capital business for 21 years — eleven at Pelion and the rest at Novell and AT&T. And during that time he has served on the boards of three public and more than twenty private companies. Including senior executive positions at IBM (where he was Lab Director of the Engineering and Scientific Processor Products Laboratory at Kingston, NY, where he was the Systems Manager of IBM’s last water-cooled mainframe, the 3090), Control Data Corporation (where he was President of CDC’s supercomputer subsidiary, ETA Systems), SUN Microsystems (where he ran SUN’s PC Networking Division), and AT&T (where he was President of the Consumer Products Division).

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Jinjun Liu Chairman, Beijing Zhonghai Investment

Mr. Liu Jinjun, the chairman and general manager of Beijing Zhonghai Investment, executive dean of Zhongguancun Institute for Innovation, chairman of Beijing Zhonghai Jiyuan Digital Technology Development Inc., researcher of Tsinghua University Entrepreneurship Research Center, Instructor of Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park (Haidian) Postdoctoral Workplace. Mr. Liu Jinjun is a professor level senior engineer. He has Master’s degrees from Renmin University of China & Beijing Institute of Technology. Mr. Liu has won the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award, Beijing cross century talents and other awards. Mr. Liu has writing, translating a number of professional books. As of the end of 2016, Beijing Zhonghai Investment has led 41 Haidian District Policy Fund, and committed a total of 50 billion investment, leveraging social capital nearly 400 times, enlarged financial funds nearly 5 times. More than 100 direct investment projects. There are 51 projects get the national high-tech enterprise certificate, 47 entrepreneurs get high-end talent certification, 14 companies listed on the market and 19 enterprises were re-financing nearly 700 million RMB. The fund management team led by Mr. Liu received the CLPA "government guidance fund management team" award for seven consecutive years. In 2013 and 2014, his team won the " top 10 of government guidance fund" title.

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John Adler CEO, Cureus Inc

John Adler is CEO of both Zap Surgical Systems and Cureus Inc. Dr. Adler is world-renowned for inventing the CyberKnife and the related field of image-guided therapeutic radiation. Dr. Adler has been on the faculty of Stanford University since 1987, being appointed the Dorothy and TK Chan Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology in 2007. His entire medical and neurosurgical education happened at Harvard, excepting a one-year fellowship at the Karolinska Institute with Lars Leksell, the “father of radiosurgery”. As an academician, John is the author or co-author on more than 200 peer reviewed articles and serves or has served on the editorial boards of seven different peer reviewed journals. While creating the CyberKnife, Dr. Adler founded Accuray Inc (NASDAQ: ARAY) in 1992 to commercialize his invention. Up until 2009 he served in varying roles at Accuray including CEO, Chief Medical Officer and Chairman. To date Accuray technology has been used to treat more than one million patients and most modern radiation equipment now incorporates John’s basic idea for image-guided targeting. In 2002 Dr. Adler founded the CyberKnife Society, later (2012) renamed the Radiosurgical Society. In 2014 Dr. Adler founded Zap Surgical Systems in Silicon Valley with a mission to “Advance Cancer Treatment for All Humanity”. John also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Cureus.com, the world’s only multi-disciplinary free open access medical journal, which he founded in 2012.

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Modar Alaoui Founder/CEO, Eyeris

Modar is a tech entrepreneur and expert in Artificially Intelligent vision technologies, Deep Learning and Ambient Intelligence. He is currently founder and CEO at Eyeris, the worldwide leading Deep Learning-based emotion recognition software. He is a frequent speaker and keynoter on “Ambient Intelligence” as the next frontier in AI, a winner of several technology and innovation awards and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg and many other major publications for his work.

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Adam Chen Member of the Board of Directors, Halberg Chronobiology Center

Adam Chen,Founder of Linxi Venture Capital,Board Member of Halberg Chronobiology Center. Halberg Chronobiology Center is top 100 big data company in China focusing on health data and chronic disease management. Adam Chen has more than 15 years of management experience in IT, worked in Motorola US 、Dopod Communications and VIA Technologies. Mr. Chen is the Director of Tsinghua University's Data Industry Consortium, a member of advisory committee of Chinese Wearable Computing  Innovation and Strategic Alliance and a member of United States IEEE.

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Datong Chen Founding Partner, West Summit Capital; Co-founder & CTO, Spreadtrum

Datong Chen, the Founding Partner of West Summit Capital, Co-founder & CTO of Spreadtrum(NASDAQ: SPRD), Co-founder of OmniVision(NASDAQ: OVTI), has worked for the United States National Semiconductor company from 1992 to 1995, and he has received 20 patents. Mr. Chen has bachelor’s & master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois and Stanford University.Mr. Chen founded West Summit Capital. He led a series of investment in the field of integrated circuits. Mr. Chen and his team participated in part of the fund management when the Beijing municipal government set up a 30 billion local integrated circuit industry fund in 2013.

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Yabing Cheng Solutions Architect, Autonomous Driving department of Nvidia

Yabing Cheng, the Solutions Architect at Autonomous Driving department of Nvidia, has UAV R&D, wireless communications experience. Yabing has a master degree in Electrical & Communication Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology. Yabing has published four papers and received three patents.

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Bernard Churchill MD, Chief of Pediatric Urology, UCLA

Bernard Churchill, MD, serves as the Chief of Pediatric Urology at UCLA and brings over 40 years of clinical experience. His previous roles include Fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and has served as Chief of Pediatric Urology at Sick Children Toronto. Dr. Churchill specializes in Urinary incontinence, Urinary Tract Infections, and Bladder abnormalities and is a well-recognized expert with numerous academic papers in his study of Urology and Pediatric conditions.

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Steven Feiner Professor at Columbia University

Steve Feiner is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab, and co-directs the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. His lab has been doing VR and AR research for 25 years, designing and evaluating novel interaction and visualization techniques, creating the first outdoor mobile AR system using a see-through head-worn display, and pioneering experimental applications of AR to fields such as tourism, journalism, maintenance, and construction. Steve received an A.B. in Music and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from Brown University. He is coauthor of Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, received the IEEE VGTC 2014 Virtual Reality Career Award, and was elected to the CHI Academy. Together with his students, he has won the ACM UIST Lasting Impact Award and best paper awards at ACM UIST, ACM CHI, ACM VRST, IEEE ISMAR, and IEEE 3DUI. Steve is lead advisor to Meta, which is developing AR eyewear.

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David Ge CEO & President, Apostle Inc

Dr. David (Dongliang) Ge is CEO & President of Apostle Inc (http://apostlebio.com), a Silicon-Valley-based biotechnology company developing a novel AI (Artificial Intelligence)-enabled NanoDiagnostics (AID) Technology for cancer detection at the early stage and other diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Dr. Ge is also appointed as member of U.S. NIH NHGRI Special Emphasis Panel, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University. Dr. Ge has had extensive experience in leadership roles in both American and Chinese biotechnology industry. Prior to Apostle, he was President of BioSciKin Co., Ltd., a China-based biotechnology company focusing on diagnostics, drug innovation, incubating, investing and licensing. Before BioSciKin, he was Director of Bioinformatics at Gilead Sciences, where he provided leadership to the corporate bioinformatics group and provided strategic input to the precision medicine infrastructure and process. Before Gilead, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University School of Medicine. He received his PhD of Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in 2004. Dr. Ge was named by the U.S. Genome Technology magazine as one of the “rising stars” in 2009 and by the U.K. Phacilitate as one of the "Top 50 Most Influential People in Big Data" in 2015. At Gilead, he and his colleagues contributed to the clinical development of Sofosbuvir, a world-leading anti-HCV drug. His work in discovering the IL28B genetic variants associated with the hepatitis C patients’ response to clinical treatment, published in Nature in 2009, has received over 3000 citations to date. In total, his work, including 5 original articles in Nature and 1 in Science, has received over 16,000 citations.

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Helene Kim Lecturer in Global Innovation, UC-Berkeley

Helene Kim is a Lecturer in Global Innovation at UC-Berkeley's Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS). From 2009-2014, she served as UC-Berkeley's Founding Executive Director of International and Executive Legal Education. Helene is Managing Director of Lexbridge LLC | San Francisco, and has extensive experience advising leading US, Korean and Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) multinational corporations on globalization, acquisitions and business model innovation. Helene serves as an Advisor to the CEO of SK Telecom Ltd., one of South Korea's leading conglomerates. Helene graduated from Harvard Law School, and previously worked with McKinsey & Co. on globalization initiatives.

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Changlin Li General Manager, Tencent Open (Beijing); Partner, Inno Space

Changlin Li, the Deputy General Manager of Tencent Open (Beijing), and the partner of Inno Space. Mr. Li was a founding partner of Pusher Management Consulting, the Ministry of Industry and SME management consulting experts, individual angel investment practitioner. Mr. Li has been engaged in various types of capital investment consulting and angel investors training, and providing efficient management consulting services for large & medium sized enterprises. Mr. Li has great capital operation and management capabilities.

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Stanley Li IoT Product Marketing Director, Microsoft (China)

Stanley is from Microsoft Marketing and Operations department, in charging of Microsoft GCR’s IoT and AI product marketing and operations. Stanley has profound experience in IoT-related fields. Over a period of time, he has helped customers and partners to make digital transformations with IoT, such as smart manufacturing, smart buildings, smart city, smart logistics etc, in various industriesof  manufacturing, medical, retail, education, Government, transportation, etc. Before the IoT and AI operations, Stanley had been the Product Manager of Windows, with many years of experience in the software industry.  Stanley has a bachelor degree of Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, with an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

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Leo Pang Founder, Slightech

Dr. Linyong (Leo) Pang is the founder and CEO of Slightech, a Silicon Valley / China startup focusing on AI centered smart hardware and robot. Dr. Pang has 14 years entrepreneur and executive management experience in Silicon Valley and China: he was the founder and co-founder of 4 companies, involved one IPO on NASDAQ and three acquisitions. He led the last company from the startup all the way to the final acquisition. Dr. Pang held 31 patents, 25 more pending, and is an author of 65 publications. He is a committee member of SPIE conference and symposium chair of CSTIC. Dr. Pang received a B.S. and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), a M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He was the President of the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford (ACSSS) in 1997.

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Connie Sheng Founding managing partner, Nautilus Venture Partners

Connie Sheng is the founding managing partner of Nautilus Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund focusing on early stage investments in the areas of IoT, Smart Machines, and AI. Connie is also a member of Silicon Valley China Angel and CFO of Silicon Valley Association of Industrial Innovations. Connie currently sits on the board of DriveScale. MasterImage 3D and Nod Labs Inc. Previously, Connie was the managing director of Global Investment at Foxconn since 2007, and worked in various roles in R&D, marketing and sales management at HP Inkjet imaging and Printing, Computing, and Enterprise System business groups for over 7 years.

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Hong Shi Founding Partner, Redstone Capital

With 30 years of technology innovation in the field, experienced executives, venture and investment, the entrepreneur is the first computer, communications, industry experts chips, the Internet and mobile phone industry, a number of famous cases (two thousand times the level of value-added) investments people. He founded the venture capital fund Redstone Cheng Kim appeared in the “China Science and Technology Venture Capital Firms TOP60”, based on the depth of the team rich industry resources to help entrepreneurs featuring a high success rate returns boutique fund. He is also the Zhongguancun angel hundred members and the Zhongguancun angel Development Camp instructors, Western Returned Scholars Association Entrepreneur Association executive vice president of the governing coalition returnees venture, Columbia University, Beijing University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Microsoft, China Telecom, Nanjing Silicon Valley high Founding EMBA tutor or business mentors and other agencies, the United States with more than entrepreneurship competition judges and speakers. Wang Shi was a top Chinese PE fund partners and investment decisions of 20 members, and China’s first CDMA mobile phone chip company CEO and chairman of the Board TD Industry Alliance. Representatives of companies involved in international communications standards when co-founder of cloud services business was acquired by Microsoft founder Paul Allen listed company less than a year, he served as a researcher at Bell Labs. Chinese Academy of Sciences participate serve on the national distribution of computers and artificial intelligence research, and recommended by the president Zhou Guangzhao, Dr. Lee invited to the Columbia supercomputer development. He served as China CAST president, the United Nations High expert technical advice, won the “Outstanding 50 Asian American Entrepreneur” award. His degrees include: Columbia communications systems and chip design master’s, doctoral, masters USTC large computer architecture / NSC, Northern Jiaotong University Bachelor of Computer Applications.

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Ray Tan VP & CTO of GE China Digital; General Manager of GE Shanghai Digital Foundry

Mr. Ray Tan is General Manager of GE Shanghai Digital Foundry and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of GE China Digital. He leads GE Shanghai Digital Foundry team to transform GE to a digital industrial company with software and services at the core. He actively promotes the implementation of GE’s world-leading Predix cloud platform in China; establishes an eco-system with customers, universities, cooperation partners, and developers for innovation and startups as common contributors; and helps the Chinese government and enterprises to make the most of technologies that are of cloud computing, big data, IoT(Internet of Things) and the Internet, which are all featured by their openness, in a bid to boost business agility and enhance market competitiveness. Mr. Ray Tan was Vice President & CTO of Cloud, Lab Director of Cloud Development Center in China Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, leading the Cloud Computing Group’s Chief Cloud Computing Technological Expert Team, Technical Sales Department, Solutions Marketing Department, and Cloud Computing Development Center. He was responsible for developing an in-depth understanding of market changes and business challenges facing the Chinese government and corporate customers, and creating value for the Chinese customers by capitalizing on the power of HP’s global network and its partners.

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Mel Torrie CEO/Founder, ​Autonomous Solutions Inc​

Mr. Torrie has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University and is founder and CEO of Autonomous Solutions Inc. (ASI) in Logan, Utah. ASI develops and sells systems for driverless ground vehicle control in Mining, Military, Agriculture, Material Handling, Automotive Proving Grounds, Industrial Cleaning and Security. Prior to founding ASI 17 years ago, Mr. Torrie worked at Utah State University where he managed two NASA Space Shuttle payloads. Mel is a sought after speaker in the robotics community and has delivered addresses at conference events such as the Precision Farming Expo, RoboBusiness, The Canadian Institute of Mining, Optimizing Mining Operations, Robotics Alley, and Rise Hong Kong.

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Davide Venturelli ​Scientist Quantum AI Lab, NASA Ames Center & Founder Archon Dronics

Davide Venturelli graduated from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon and holds Ph.D. in Numerical Simulations of the Condensed Matter at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste and in Nanophysics at the Universite de Grenoble. He is currently Science Operations Manager at the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center, through the Research Institute of Advanced Computer Science (RIACS), invested in research projects dealing with artificial intelligence, network security, quantum computation. His applied focus in computer science is in complex scheduling, telecommunication networks, and robotics/distributed AI, also in collaborations with academia, the private sector and national security agencies. He is also adjoint faculty of Singularity University, and the CEO and co-founder of Archon Dronics, a robotics company active in Europe and in Chile which uses ground and flying robots for inspection and security of energy infrastructures located in inconvenient regions.

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Haitao Wang Dean, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences​

Wang Haitao, Dean, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, School of Continuing Education Peking Union Medical College Wang Haitao is the dean of School of Continuing Education Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Haitao is a distinguished expert at Peking Union Medical College Hospital Health Sciences Department and at Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Fuwai Hospital. He acts as director and holds committee member seats on many Chinese associations for medical practice such as Chinese Research Hospital Association, Chinese Hospital Association Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing Cardiovascular Intervention Quality Control Committee and so on. Wang Haitao is specialized in the following area: Chinese doctor management and education, health policy and hospital management, medical market and health industry investment, health and disease management of the whole process.

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Ying Wang General manager, Beijing Changping Technology Innodevelop Group (BCTIG)​

Ms. Wang Ying is the general manager of Beijing Changping Technology Innodevelop Group (BCTIG). She also holds a concurrent post as Vice Chairman of Zhongguancun Entrepreneurship Ecological Development and Promotion Association, Vice Chairman of LP special committee of Beijing Private Equity Association and Council Member of Beijing Venture Capital Innovation Service Alliance (BVCISA).Ms. Wang Ying has lead BCTIG to invest and operate the first mass entrepreneurship and innovation community of “Life+ Inno Community” in China, which combines life and work organically together. BCTIG links diversified innovation elements and industrial resources for Huilongguan and Tiantongyuan District, in order to explore the "industry integration" and "new urbanization" innovation model. Meanwhile, BCTIG initiates and establishes three series of FOFs system, which includes “Small and Medium-sized Micro-enterprises Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund”, “SME Growth Fund”, and “Industry Integration & Development Fund”. Additionally, BCTIG invests and sets up a technology resource sharing platform of “renrenlab”, public technology service platform of “Zhongguancun Life Science Joint Innovation Platform” and “Stereoscopic Vision Public Technology Development & Display Platform”, etc. Further, they continued to work with internationally renowned incubators, fund companies and other partners to carry out cross-border innovation services.

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Ren Wu Founder & CEO, NovuMind Inc

Dr. Ren Wu is the Founder and CEO of NovuMind Inc, where he is leading the effort to push the frontier of artificial intelligence (AI) via high-performance and heterogeneous computing. His dream is to make AI be omnipotent and omnipresent. He was the distinguished scientist at Baidu Research where he and his team have designed and built a supercomputer dedicate for deep learning, and have achieved world’s best results on many image recognition tasks. Prior to joining Baidu, Ren served as chief software architect of Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) at AMD. Earlier, he was the principal investigator of CUDA Research Center at HP Labs, where he is widely known for his pioneering work in using GPUs to accelerate big data analytics and large-scale machine learning algorithms. Ren is also known for his early work on artificial intelligence. His Xiangqi (Chinese chess) program was twice world champion and have dominated computer Xiangqi field for more than a decade. He was the first person to perform systematic research computationally on Xiangqi endgames with astonishing discoveries.

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Mazi Zarrehparvar CEO, MicrobeDX

Mazi Zarrehparvar has over 25 years of executive leadership experience. His previous roles include investment management for individuals and institutions at Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was the Director for International Development at Hensel Phelps Construction Co. He has served as an advisor to various Korean and California governmental agencies regarding trade and investment promotion. ehparvar earned his BA from Berkeley, an MS from Oxford and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Dan Zhang Chairman/CEO, Fountain Medical Development Ltd

Dr. Dan Zhang is the Chairman and CEO of Fountain Medical Development Ltd, a full-service clinical CRO with 1300 employees operating in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, UK, India, Philippines, Armenia and USA. Dr. Zhang was the Head of Clinical Development at Sigma-Tau Research Inc, He was a vice president at the Quintiles Transnational Corp. and the Chairman of the Board, Quintiles Medical Development (Shanghai) Company Ltd., Dr. Zhang is a member of grant application review committee for National Key Drug Development Fund of China, and is also a consultant for the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). He is chairing the committee of Pharmaceutical R&D, China Pharmaceutical Industry Research and Development Association. He was a member of the Overseas Expert Committee on New Drug R&D for the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and was the secretary-general of the Association of “Thousand Talent” Expert Dr. Zhang received his pre-med training from Peking University and received his M.D. from Peking Union Medical College. He then went to the Harvard School of Public Health and received an MPH in health policy and management. Then he went to the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his master’s degree in healthcare management in 1998.

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Qing Zhang Partner, GSR Ventures

Qing is a partner at GSR Ventures, focusing on intersection of artificial intelligence and healthcare/life sciences. Prior to joining GSR Ventures, she was a physician at Singapore General Hospital. She also co-founded a healthcare internet company in Singapore that was dedicated to improving elder care and reducing re-admission rates to hospitals. Qing earned her M.D. from Peking Union Medical College of Tsinghua University. She did in-depth research in cancer genomics/metabolism and clinical research in oncology. Her internship was at National Cancer Institute and Cancer Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. She did bioinformatics, computer sciences and probability during her pre-med at Tsinghua University.

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Songgen Zhang Chairman, TINAVI Medical Technologies Co., Ltd.

Songgen Zhang, Ph.D, Professor Level Senior Engineer. Dr. Zhang is an entrepreneurship pioneer from the National Ten Thousand Talent Program and he serves as the Chairman of ZhongGuanCun Strategic Innovation Alliance of Medical Device Technology. After graduated from Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Electronics and Radio Technology in 1995, Dr. Zhang worked in the Institute of Electronics at Chinese Academy of Science. During 2005, he founded the TINAVI Medical Technologies Co.,Ltd. (TINAVI), which later became listed on the New Third Board, an over-the-counter market for growth enterprises. TINAV owns proprietary intellectual property rights on Tian Ji, an intelligent orthopedics robot which is currently the only CFDA approved surgery robotic system for clinical use. The Tian Ji project won First Prize at 2014 Beijing Science and Technology Award and Second Prize at 2015 National Science and Technology Progress Award. On the 2016 12th Five Year Plan National Technology Innovation Achievement Exhibition, the Tian Ji intelligent orthopedics robot was introduced and demonstrated to People’s Republic of China’s President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang as the only breakthrough technology achievement in the Population and Health Field. President Xi and Premier Li spoke highly of the robotic system and showed great interest and attention to TIANVI’s project.

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Lu Zhang Founding and Managing Partner, NewGen Capital

Lu Zhang is the Founding and Managing Partner of NewGen Capital. Prior to starting NewGen, she was a Venture Partner at Fenox Venture Capital. She participated in over 20 investments and assisted fundraising in Asia. Lu was also the Founder and CEO of Acetone Inc. (acquired 2012), a start-up focused on developing device technology for the early diagnosis of Type II diabetes. She has also worked as a consultant at the United Nations Industrial Development Agency and was the former head of International Student Entrepreneurs Union in China. Lu received her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and holds over a dozen patents. Lu is frequently invited to speak at events and be advisors to the innovation programs.

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Yong Zhao CEO/Founder, DeepGlint Inc​

Dr. Yong Zhao is an entrepreneur and senior scientist on computer vision and computational photography. He received his PhD degree from Computer Engineering division of Brown University. Dr. Zhao founded DeepGlint at 2013 in Beijing. Currently he serves as founder and the chairman of the board of DeeGlint. DeepGlint is focusing on computer vision products for visual surveillance, autonomous driving and intelligent city. At the beginning of 2016, DeepGlint founded UISEE, with Gansha Wu, who was ex-Director of Intel LabsChina; and Jiangyan, who was the driverless cars team leader of Beijing Institute of Technology. Dr. Zhao is the chairman of the board in UISEE. Prior to DeepGlint, Dr. Zhao was senior researcher of Google research lab at Mountain View, CA. During his tenure at Google, he was among a few engineers who co-created project Wingman, later renamed as Google Glass. He was also one of the primary contributors to the multimedia filter framework of Android OS, as well as the design of Google’s GPU datacenter for large scale image processing tasks.

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Ling Zong Senior Software Engineer / Scientist, IBM Almaden Research Center

Mr. Zong Ling, Ph. D., is currently a Senior Software Engineer / Scientist in IBM Almaden Research Center, located in San Francisco Bay Area (the Silicon Valley) of Northern California, USA. Dr. Ling has been working at IBM Almaden Research Center for about 20 years, with primary focus on performance evaluation of IBM data storage products. Dr. Ling engages in customer services globally through troubleshooting data storage issues, providing technical training classes, and publishing IBM whitepapers. Dr. Ling's current interests are in the areas of FinTech/Blockchain, Cognitive Business and AI, Big Data Storage and Analytics, Cloud Computing Architecture, Service Science, Internet of Things, and Information Technology Service Management. As an IBM University ambassador and evangelist of IBM corporate culture with many years of expertise on information technology engineering and services, Dr. Ling has not only provided academic lectures locally at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, and San Jose State University, but also have taught credited courses overseas and hosted numerous seminars at top universities in China. In recognition of his contributions to the community, Dr. Ling has been a recipient of the United States President's Volunteer Service Award for the past 10 years. Mr. Zong Ling got Ph.D. on Computer Engineering of University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1998, and obtained BS at the University of Science and Technology of China in 1982.

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Synge Xing VP, marketing at Gizwits​

Synge Xing, is the VP of marketing at Gizwits, concurrently posts as the deputy director of Inter Development Association of China(IDAC)foreign cooperation department, as well as the deputy secretary-general of Guangzhou Intelligent Hardware and Mobile Internet Fusion Technology Innovation Alliance, a mentor in professional intelligent industry skills training project. In 2007, she was engaged in international trade, electric business and new media marketing, and served as a number of production-oriented enterprises operation and administration. In 2013, Synge successfully built up and ran a club gathering thoes who have deep love for a new smart watch brand named Tuman, which is an important milestone for her to step forward to IoT carrers. In 2014, Synge was invited to join into GizWits as the VP of marketing, taking the responsibilities for brand building, marketing, developer ecology construction and operation, developing strategic partnership and government affairs.

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Steve Hoffman Captain & Chairman, Founders Space

Steve Hoffman (a.k.a. Captain Hoff) is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and the Captain and Chairman of Founders Space. He has trained and educated hundreds of startup founders around the world. Founders Space is ranked a Top 10 Incubator in Inc. Magazine and the #1 accelerator for startups coming to Silicon Valley from overseas in Forbes Magazine. Hoffman is a founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group, was Chairman for the Producers Guild SF, and served on the Board of Governors for the New Media Council.

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Robert de Neve Founder & CEO, BriteLab Inc

Robert de Neve is founder and CEO of BriteLab Inc. (formerly E Systems) the world’s first OEM Certified, Automation-Based, Product Innovation & Realization company. BriteLab uses its 40 years of OEM experience, and full spectrum of product development and process automation solutions, to help customers design and build leading edge mechatronic products and advanced factory processes. He is founder and General Partner of NextPhase an Angel Investment & Intellectual Asset Development firm providing solutions to high technology companies and small businesses looking to productize and monetize unique asset structures and business process methodologies. Robert is also the chief architect and master instructor of the Business Combat Training & Management System. A unique employee development and management training program that combines 1) Martial Arts Philosophy, 2) Silicon Valley Entrepreneurism and 3) Ivy League MBA Skills, into a personal empowerment and business self-defense system for management professionals trying to survive and succeed in an increasingly dangerous business world.

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Lufeng Zhai CEO & Founder, Shanghai Askat Information Technology Co.,Ltd

Mr. Lufeng Zhai is the CEO and Founder of Shanghai Askat Information Technology Co., Ltd. He served as the head of Alibaba Intelligent Speech & Image Computing Division and Shanda Group Speech Synthesis Team. He owns a master’s degree from Hongkong Technology University. In 2015, Mr. Zhang founded Askat, a robotic and smart furniture company based on voice, semantics and video technology.

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Bo Hu Founder & Chairman, CIMING Medical Checkup Group

Dr. Bo Hu is the founder & Chairman of CIMING Medical Checkup Group, the Founder of JJK Life— A Chronic Disease Checkup Internet Platform, the Director of the“Belt and Road” Medical and Health Care Institutes, the Secretary-General of China Hospital Asso.of Clinical Technology organization (MTA), Chairman of China Medical Docter Asso.(China-HMO), the Founder of Silicon Valley Chinese Medical Service & Innovations Center and Chairman of Zhongguancun Medical innovation Alliance. In 1992, Mr Hu was transferred to the PLA Shenyang Military Hospital. He was the vice director of Technology for China Cancer Research Foundation, the Vice Secretary- General of China Medicine and Biotechnology Association and the director of Biotechnology Group for ministry of health. In 2002, Mr Hu, with his wife Xiaohong Han (the Vice president of CIMING Medical Checkup Group& Doctor of Medicine in Germany), founded CIMING Medical Checkup Group. CIMING Medical Checkup Group initiates “CIMING Model”for physical examination. It built up 200 checkup centres around the nation and served for around 4 million people annually saving over 200 billion RMB for national medical resource. Meanwhile, around 200 million people benefit from this Model annually and this Model fills the blank for China physical checkup industry, being the most influential brand in the industry. In 2015, CIMING accomplished IPO.

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Langtao Hu Sino-US Ventures, Founding Partner

As the Founding Partner of Sino-US Ventures, Langtao Hu has invested in Bluedon Information Security Technologies Co Ltd (the largest market capitalization internet security company listed on A share), Ciwen Media Group Co.,Ltd (produced the most popular Chinese TV drama series in 2015 Hua Qian Gu), Yi Parking ( a Tencent top 10 APP in 2015), 51yund (a Tencent top 10 APP in 2015), Xin Yong Bao (Top 10 Chinese Fin-Tech Innovations) and GoodFeeling (Top three Chinese Gym Franchise), etc. He is very experiencedx in company management, equity investment and capital operations. He has developed extensive resources in Information Technology and the internet industry.

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Lingwei Meng COO, Beijing Leadpcom Technology Co., Ltd.

Mr. Lingwei Meng has 15 years experience in IP communication system design and integration, including 8 years of network software systematic architecture design and software product design experience and more than 3 years of network communication and Internet product design/implementation experience. He led the design and implementation of one industry standard and one enterprise stardard. He has more than 10 years of team management experience and is currently in charge of product design and overall operations at Leadpcom. Leadpcom was established in 2012, focused on advanced visible light communication and power line communication technology research and product design. This kind of technical system takes advantage of the wireless communications of LED lamp light space. Based on the technology system of indoor positioning and secure communication application, Leadpcom has already provided comprehensive product solutions to the public as well as stretigic partners.

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Xiyu Zhang General manager, HNA Innovation Ventures

Xiyu served as Vice Manager of Public Relations at HNA. She owns a master’s degree from University College London and a bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University. She is in charge of HNA Innovation Ventures’ daily operations as well as Rocket Space’s operations in China.

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Ren Wu Founder and CEO, NovuMind, Inc.

Dr. Ren Wu is the Founder and CEO of NovuMind, where he is leading the effort to push the frontier of artificial intelligence (AI) via high-performance and heterogeneous computing. As the world-class expert on artificial intelligence, he was one of the few technologist invited to attend WuZhen Summit and honored to give a speech. His dream is to make AI to be ‘omnipotent’ and ‘omnipresent’. He was the distinguished scientist at Baidu Research where he has achieved world’s best results on many tasks. Prior to joining Baidu, Ren served as chief software architect of Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) at AMD. Earlier, he was the principal investigator of CUDA Research Center at HP Labs, where he is widely known for his pioneering work in using GPUs to accelerate big data analytics and large-scale machine learning algorithms. Ren is also known for his early work on artificial intelligence. His Xiangqi (Chinese chess) program was twice world champion and have dominated computer Xiangqi field for more than a decade. He was the first person to perform systematic research computationally on Xiangqi endgames with astonishing discoveries.

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Yanyou Zhang Deputy Secretary of the CPC Changping District Committee

Doctor of Management; Senior Economist and Engineer.

Preside overall work of Changping District People’s Government.

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Wei Jia Founder/President, LKK Design

The only Chinese designer who has won golden medals in Chinese and international top design awards including Red Dot Award, iF Design Award, Interior Design Excellence Awards, Good Design Award and Red Star Design Award. Best Chinese online celebrity in design profession. Leading commercial designer with both business acumen and talents in design; One of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in design industry; The only featured industrial designer at IDA World Congress; Associate researcher at Institute for Cultural Industries in Peking University; Chairman of UCCA Design Committee.

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Hans-Peter Kunze Former Senior Executive VP, Valeo Group

Hans-Peter Kunze has been Valeo Group Senior Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development from 2000 to end 2013, and was responsible for the Group’s business development worldwide. Kunze has extensive experience in the automotive industry, serving in executive positions on both sides of the business, OEMs and supplier. Prior to joining Valeo, Kunze was Vice President, Purchasing, Ford of Europe. During Kunze’s several years with Volkswagen, he held a number of executive positions including as Corporate Executive Director, Global/Forward Sourcing and Project Management. Before joining Volkswagen, Kunze was Director in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Cologne, Germany. Kunze studied law at the Universities of Kiel and Freiburg and is today registered as attorney in Germany. He is member on several automotive related Boards, as such Strategy Board UTAC CERAM, a private, independent group providing services in all areas of land transport: Regulation and Approval, testing and technical expertise (environment, safety, durability and reliability), certification, events and driver training. Member of the Advisory Board of the Schnellecke Group, global Logistics Expert for the automotive industry. Member of the Jury of the Valeo Innovation Challenge, a competition offering young students worldwide the opportunity to make the car of 2030 and the way it's used more intelligent, intuitve, green and fun.

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Steven Gutteridge Co-founder, NuBryte

Steven is the President for Lucis Technologies and it's consumer facing brand - NuBryte.  Steven leverages his extensive market and operational knowledge in North America, Europe and China to deliver memorable products and experiences, managing multi-disciplined teams across the company.  Before cofounding Lucis, Steven built products across a wide variety of industries including; IoT, consumer electronics, energy management, and LED lighting. Steven graduated in Industrial Design Engineering from Brunel University London and has spent 9 years working in China.

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Steve Hoffman CEO, Founders Space

Steve Hoffman (a.k.a. Captain Hoff) is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and the Captain and Chairman of Founders Space. He has trained and educated hundreds of startup founders around the world. Founders Space is ranked a Top 10 Incubator in Inc. Magazine and the #1 accelerator for startups coming to Silicon Valley from overseas in Forbes Magazine. Hoffman is a founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group, was Chairman for the Producers Guild SF, and served on the Board of Governors for the New Media Council.

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Jun Zou CTO, Sunsea Telecommunication

Dr. Zou had been a technical leader at IoT cloud group of a Fortune 500 company in Silicon Valley. Dr. Zou has served as editor for IEEE journals and chair and technical committee member for IEEE conferences in the area of communications and networking, Senator at McMaster University in Canada, and Vice President at Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, Asian American Chapter in California, USA. Dr. Zou won PDF award from National Scientific and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr. Zou has been invited speakers in the areas of IoT, innovation and networking at forums in silicon valley and top universities in China

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Xiaowei Chen MC

Born in China and educated in China and the United States, XiaoweiChen has more than 15 years experience in the media and information technology industry.In 2014, Xiaowei started her own business, Intertain. Intertainfocuses on providing interactive entertainment for users on multi screens, including TV, mobile, tablet and Prior to starting up her own business, Xiaoweiwas Chief Executive Officer for Telstra China.She was responsible for Telstra’s highly successful portfolio assets in China, including Autohome (listed on NYSE in January, 2014).Prior to joining Telstra,Xiaowei was CEO for Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment Group, an integrated entertainment company including production, artistic management, advertising and new media.Prior to Golden Harvest, Xiaoweiwas President for The9 Limited, an online games company (Nasdaq: NCTY), and President of China.com, China’s first internet company listed overseas (HKEx: 8006), before The9 Limited. Xiaowei was consultant with McKinsey & Co, a global management consulting firm based in New York and was Anchor and Executive Producer for China Central Television.In 2008, Xiaowei was elected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Xiaowei holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh (USA).