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The post-pandemic era will witness the acceleration of the digital transformation of our business and lifestyle. Reliable and sustainable data centres will be critical in supporting the new digital economy. While there is a flush of data centre build-out, only those who stick with the highest design, build, and operation standards will be able to carry the trust of the most sophisticated users.

Please join this tour to Tianjin Chayora Data Centre, a world-class infrastructure developer and operator of hyperscale data centre campuses headquartered in Hong Kong with a primary focus on building Data Centre platforms in China. With the development of a series of hyperscale data centre campuses initially in Tianjin to serve the greater Beijing and northern provinces and in Shanghai to serve the eastern provinces in China, Chayora enables international online companies to effectively access the vast and rapidly developing Chinese market.

There will also be an industry dialogue joined by industry expert Danny Cheng, Secretary General, LEED Data Center China Advisory Group on providing trusted and sustainable foundation for digital business. He will be joined by Yali Z. Liu and Tiger Zhao from Chayora to explain the different data centre industry standards including Uptime Institute Tier standard and OCP criteria and why they are important.

This is the 22nd stop in AmCham China, Tianjin's series of company tours and will be an excellent opportunity to network with other industry experts and catch up on the latest developments in the area. Seats are limited so please reserve your place ASAP. Round trip bus will leave from Beijing China Central Placeat 8:30 a.m. and leave from Tianjin Conrad at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

A light lunch will be included and the buses will leave from Chayora to Tianjin/Beijing at around 13:00pm.

Gathering venue:

Beijing: Lobby of Tower 2, China Central Place, No.79 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tianjin: Lobby of Conrad Tianjin, Tianta Rd, Nankai District, Tianjin


  • Danny Cheng (CEO of Banyano Data Centre Consulting, Ltd.)

    Danny Cheng

    CEO of Banyano Data Centre Consulting, Ltd.

    Mr. Danny Cheng currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Banyano Data Centre Consulting, Ltd-a leading data centre consulting and professional service firm headquartered in Beijing. With its close to 400 employees, Banyano provides high-level service to clients like Huawei, Tencent, Alibaba, JD, China Merchant Bank, alone with many other leading enterprises.

    Mr. Cheng is also the Secretary General of LEED Data Centre China Advisory Group, a USGBC organization aiming to promote sustainable data centres in China.

    Mr. Cheng graduated from Tsinghua University with Electrical Engineering degree. He also has MBA degree from Indiana State University and completed his general management executive education at Harvard Business School.

    Danny Cheng is the lead author of From Rookies to Expert- a Data Centre Operation Guide(从运维菜鸟到大咖),a top-selling book in data centre field. Danny is also a welcomed speaker at various data centre conferences.

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  • Yali Z. Liu (Executive Vice President, Network and Strategy at Chayora)

    Yali Z. Liu

    Executive Vice President, Network and Strategy at Chayora

    Ms. Yali Z. Liu joined Chayora in 2020 as Executive Vice President responsible for network connectivity products and solutions, as well as business strategy being a member of the management board of Chayora, supporting delivery of large scalable high performance data centre campuses in China.

    Yali has over 15 years of strategic and operational leadership experience in global internet, cloud and data centre development driving transformation supporting business and customer demands worldwide. Yali was Executive Director at Verizon responsible for global network planning, engineering and network product development, leading large geographically dispersed global teams to provide development and operational support for innovative product portfolios while aligning technology strategy with business and financial objectives.

    2014-19, Yali was Vice President of ChinaCache responsible for global business development. She was instrumental in driving carrier-neutral data centre and building the first internet exchange (CHN-IX) in mainland China for more effective regional connectivity among cloud and data service providers and ISPs.

    Yali holds B.S. in Mathematics from Peking University, MBA from University of Dallas, and M.S. in Computer Sciences from University of Texas in Dallas. Yali has a US patent in Internet technology, and is an advisory board member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).

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  • Tiger Zhao (Operations Director of Chayora)

    Tiger Zhao

    Operations Director of Chayora

    Tiger has multiple years of working experience in lead technical roles for Amazon Web Services China. Fluent in English and Mandarin, he has over 5 years’ experience managing capacity delivery and infrastructure operations at AWS datacentres, having built new datacentres in Ningxia and Hong Kong as well as scaling existing datacentres in Beijing, Ningxia and Hong Kong.

    Tiger has a proven record working in other multinational companies including Microsoft and Cisco.
    Tiger graduated in Electronic Engineering and holds qualifications in ITIL and PMP certification.

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Cardholding member and employee of member companies

*Fees include round-trip shuttle bus transportation from Beijing/Tianjin downtown to the Chayora and a light lunch*

Standard Price RMB 150

*Fees include round-trip shuttle bus transportation from Beijing/Tianjin downtown to the Chayora and a light lunch*

Standard Price RMB 300


Tianjin Chayora Data Centre

No. 17 Tongjin Road, BEDA, Beichen District, Tianjin
天津市北辰区北辰经济技术开发区通锦路17 号

Tianjin, China

If you have any questions please contact Amanda He

Contact Organizer

+86 2223185072

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