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Recent advances in the realm of mobile connectivity, big data, and social networks are digitally “disrupting” the traditional side of the automotive industry and are redrawing the competitive landscape. AmCham China’s Automotive Forum is delighted to invite you to attend this event and learn more about this topic from two industry experts.

The conventional hardware-centric, sales-driven, asset-heavy and ownership-based business model is being superseded by more connected, on-demand, cost-effective, and personalized mobility services. This new form of “connected mobility” is driving new technologies in the areas of navigation, driver safety analytics and assistance, and information virtualization.

China’s automotive industry is at the forefront of the digital disruption as this transformation is happening much faster in China than in the rest of the world. The unique context of China’s urban transportation challenges, its high rate of mobile device connectivity, and the rapid and aggressive introduction of alternative mobility and ownership concepts are reducing the time needed to commercialize smart, connected car technology and related services. These conditions are setting China up to “leapfrog” ahead towards a new era of personalized and electrified mobility.


12 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2 PM


  • Bill Russo (Managing Director of Gao Feng Advisory Company)

    Bill Russo

    Managing Director of Gao Feng Advisory Company

    Bill Russo is the Managing Director and Automotive Practice leader at Gao Feng Advisory Company, based in Shanghai. With over 15 years as an automotive executive, including 11 years of experience in China and Asia, Mr. Russo has worked with numerous multi-national and local Chinese firms in the formulation and implementation of their global market and product strategies. While the Vice President of Chrysler North East Asia, Mr. Russo successfully negotiated agreements with partners and obtained required approvals from the China government to bring 6 new vehicle programs to the market in a 3-year period, while concurrently establishing an infrastructure for local sourcing and sales distribution. Prior to his time in China, Mr. Russo was the Head of Product & Business Strategy for Chrysler. He also has nearly 12 years of experience in the electronics and IT industry, having worked at IBM Corporation, and formerly served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Harman International. Mr. Russo has a Master's Degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York. Mr. Russo is a highly sought after opinion leader on the development of China's automotive industry.

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  • Dr. Edward Tse (Founder & CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company)

    Dr. Edward Tse

    Founder & CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company

    Dr. Edward Tse is Founder & CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company, a global strategy and management consulting firm with roots in China. He formerly led the China business of the Boston Consulting Group and Booz Allen Hamilton/Booz & Company, respectively for a period of 20 years. Widely called, “China’s leading global strategy consultant” and “China’s management guru”, he also has received such accolades as “Edward Tse is to Chinese corporate strategy what Kenichi Ohmae was to Japanese corporate strategy.” A leader of the team who set up and led China’s first government-authorized office (in Shanghai) among all international strategy consulting firms in the early 1990s, Dr. Tse specializes in the definition and implementation of business strategy, organizational effectiveness, and corporate transformation across various industries, as well as cross-cultural partnerships and mergers & acquisitions. He has assisted hundreds of companies – headquartered both within and outside China – on all aspects of business related to China and its integration with the rest of the world. He also consults to public sector organizations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Chinese Government on issues related to policies, state-owned enterprise reform and competitiveness. He is/was external board members for several large Chinese national enterprises, a special policy advisor of the Shanghai Municipal Government and a member for Hong Kong SAR Government’s Commission for Strategic Development. He is author of over 150 articles and four books including the award-winning The China Strategy (Basic Books, 2010) and the newly released (July 2015) China’s Disruptors (Portfolio/Penguin).

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