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Antony Cook (Regional Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel at Corporate External and Legal Affairs  Microsoft Asia)

Antony Cook

Regional Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel at Corporate External and Legal Affairs Microsoft Asia

Antony Cook is Microsoft’s Regional Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) for Asia. Antony leads a multi-disciplinary team of 110 professionals that are responsible for providing legal and compliance support to business groups operating in the region; industry, community and government affairs counsel to Microsoft’s in-country operations; and support for digital security, intellectual property and data protection issues.

Antony joined Microsoft in 2002 in Sydney leading the legal support for Microsoft’s businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Antony moved to Singapore in early 2006, initially working as the Regional Director for Public Sector support in Asia Pacific before taking responsibility for the CELA team for Microsoft’s businesses in South East Asia in July 2007. Antony moved to Istanbul in December 2010 to build and manage the CELA team in the Middle East and Africa and held that position until 1 August 2017 when he returned to Singapore and his current role.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Antony had responsibility for business development and corporate functions across Asia and Europe as Head of Business Affairs for BT LookSmart. Antony also worked for four years with the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a Senior Associate in their Hong Kong office specializing in telecom and IT transactions across Asia. Antony started his career at Moore & Bevins (now K&L Gates) a Sydney based full service commercial law firm.

Antony is Vice President of the Singapore Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the National Association for APEC, a Director on the Board of the Singapore International Mediation Center and a member of the Singapore Management University School of Law and Technology Advisory Council.

Antony graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce (with commendation) and a Bachelor of Laws. Antony is admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.

Michael Zhu (Global Vice President, Managing Director of China at Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Michael Zhu

Global Vice President, Managing Director of China at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Michael Zhu is Global Vice President and Managing Director of China for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role, Michael leads the HPE country management teams, representing HPE’s China entities with overall responsibility of country P&L.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Zhu served as Vice President of Product Marketing at Western Digital China leading the strategy and execution of its regional business functions of product marketing and Go-to- market operations. At Western Digital, he also served as Global Vice President of Joint Venture Operations overseeing its China joint venture strategy and operations.

Before Western Digital, Mr. Zhu held various global leadership roles over a decade at HPE, HP, and 3Com leading global product management teams, managing corporate strategic alliances and industry ecosystems. His global corporate experiences also include driving M&A and start-up investment initiatives for corporate development and managing post joint venture Go-to-market integrations.

Michael brings a unique blend of cross border cultural understanding and global leadership experiences in US, China and Japan, with a strong track record of formulating win-win partnerships and driving business growth. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Beihang University in China and earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in the US.

Jian Lu (Corporate Vice President of LinkedIn, President at LinkedIn China)

Jian Lu

Corporate Vice President of LinkedIn, President at LinkedIn China

Dr. Jian Lu joined LinkedIn China as President in April 2018, leading the R&D of products and technologies in the China market and overseeing LinkedIn’s business in China. Dr. Jian Lu has over 20 years of experience in leading product and technology innovations in Silicon Valley and China. He is also an inspirational team leader, a renowned technologist and an experienced entrepreneur.

Prior to LinkedIn, Dr. Jian Lu was the partner of Hujiang and CEO of CCtalk. He led the launching of commercial operations of CCtalk, turning an online teaching tool into an educational platform, and drove fast growth of the iTeacher community and Hujiang's platform business.

Dr. Jian Lu joined Apple in 1996. First as Senior Scientist at the Interactive Media Group and then Lead Principal Engineer of ProVideo Engineering, he led the design and development of the image & video compression, multimedia interaction and other technologies in the large cross-platform multimedia software QuickTime. He was also in the engineering team that developed and delivered Apple’s first streaming media product QuickTime Streaming. He also led and coordinated Apple’s participation and contribution to the development of international standards including JPEG-2000 and MPEG-4. In 2006, Dr. Lu founded Vobile (03738.HK) and took the role as CTO, where he invented the VDNA® (VideoDNA) technology in video content fingerprinting and identification. Then in 2010, he was invited by the founder of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited to go back and work in China. He was VP of Shanda Interactive Entertainment, Managing Director of Shanda Innovations and CTO of, a Shanda subsidiary. During his tenure at Shanda, he established the Shanda Innovation, Beijing from scratch and directly led the Shanda Innovation Multimedia team. In 2014, Dr. Lu became CTO of 360 Video and General Manager of 360 Live Video Cloud, where he managed the development of 360 video technology and founded the 360 Live Video Cloud platform and team that supports a range of live video products.

Dr. Jian Lu holds his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University and his master and doctor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from China Academy of Railway Science and Dartmouth College, respectively. He also finished his postdoc study at the Computer Department of Dartmouth College and the Image Analysis Research Center of UC Daivis.

Jimmy Goodrich (Vice President of Global Policy at Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA))

Jimmy Goodrich

Vice President of Global Policy at Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

Jimmy Goodrich is vice president for global policy at SIA. In this role, Jimmy leads SIA’s global policy team and works to advance SIA’s international and trade policy agenda to ensure the U.S. semiconductor industry maintains its competitiveness in key markets across the globe. Jimmy also leads SIA’s research and analysis of foreign semiconductor policies and capabilities. Jimmy is the Executive Committee Chair of the United States Information Technology Office (USITO) in Beijing, representing SIA in his capacity. An expert in China’s technology and innovation landscape, he has led and conducted significant research and analysis efforts into China’s technology and innovation capabilities.

Before joining SIA, Jimmy was director of global policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) in Washington D.C., where he led ITI’s China and Asia-Pacific technology policy issues relating to cybersecurity, trade, standards, and Internet governance. Prior to ITI, he worked for Cisco Systems in Beijing as director for Greater China government affairs, where he was responsible for managing the cybersecurity and technical standards portfolio. Before joining Cisco, Jimmy was a consultant at APCO Worldwide’s Beijing office, a public affairs consultancy, where he advised multinational tech firms on China’s cybersecurity and technology policy landscape. He also worked as a policy manager at USITO’s Beijing office, which represents U.S. information technology firms in China on issues ranging from cybersecurity, technical standards, to telecommunications policy.

Jimmy has a bachelor’s degree in comparative politics and East Asian studies from Ohio University. He is fluent in Mandarin.

Alan Beebe (President at AmCham China)

Alan Beebe

President at AmCham China

Alan Beebe is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China based in Beijing. He has over twenty-five years of business experience in Asia, including seventeen years in mainland China.

As President, Alan oversees all advocacy, programs, partnerships and insights provided by the Chamber to support the business growth of nearly 900 foreign corporations operating in China, including most of the U.S. Fortune 500. He leads major advocacy initiatives related to trade tariffs, market access, cybersecurity, Made in China 2025, China’s NGO law and structural imbalances in U.S. – China trade and investment.

In 2018, he launched AmCham China’s Technology & Innovation Initiative, focused on the business and policy implications of disruptive digital technologies - such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud computing – for U.S. companies in China.

Prior to joining AmCham China, Alan held various senior executive positions in China with EY, IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He also led a Beijing based start-up for five years, the China Greentech Initiative, which merged in 2014 with the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson.

Alan has advised a wide range of corporations and global investors on investing and operating in China. His clients have included global private equity firms, high technology companies, energy related companies, and major state-owned and private Chinese enterprises.

He holds a Master’s degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the U.S. He is a Board of Advisor of the Yale Club of Beijing and in that capacity promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. He is a fluent speaker of mandarin Chinese, and reads and writes Chinese. Alan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.

Joe Bao (Vice President/GM, One Commercial Partner & Strategic Pursuit at Microsoft Greater China Region)

Joe Bao

Vice President/GM, One Commercial Partner & Strategic Pursuit at Microsoft Greater China Region

Joe Bao serves as Vice President of Microsoft Greater China Region, and General Manager for One Commercial Partner & Strategic Pursuit. In this role, he is responsible for developing long-term competitive strategies for Microsoft GCR and leading sales, marketing, client services and other groups to help commercial customers, partners, developers, consumers and communities successfully seize the opportunities of digital transformation.

Joe leads a diverse team of over 600 professionals engaged in helping partners achieve innovation and transformation with the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud, which is comprised of the Microsoft Azure platform for intelligent apps and infrastructure, Microsoft 365 for productivity and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for business process and intelligence. Together with Microsoft development tools and platform services, Joe’s team is helping partners and developers in GCR transform their technical capabilities and business models, and develop their own innovations and independent intellectual property. At the same time, the team engages Microsoft's global ecosystem and market advantages to promote Chinese enterprises, partners and developers, helping them expand their international horizons and extend China's innovative technologies and solutions to a broader global market. Under Joe’s leadership, the team also supports the development of SMB partners in the GCR ecosystem with technology, marketing, and capital resources.

Joe Bao has been with Microsoft for more than 13 years. Prior to his current role, he formulated and implemented product strategies for developing markets in the Windows Product Group at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, as well as serving as Chief of Staff for the Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China Region. With Microsoft, he has travelled to over 30 countries and has a deep understanding and experience regarding the company’s growth strategy, customer relationships and technical practices in markets around the world.

Joe has been recognized for his professional performance and achievements within Microsoft, winning the Circle of Excellence Platinum Award in 2012 -- the highest level of honor that Microsoft employees worldwide can receive. He is enthusiastic about public welfare, serving for several non-profit organizations specializing in rural education.

Joe received his B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin, along with minors in Computer Sciences and Finance. He currently resides in Beijing, China.

Xing Zhou (North China Markets Leader and Beijing Office Lead Partner at PwC)

Xing Zhou

North China Markets Leader and Beijing Office Lead Partner at PwC

Xing Zhou has 26 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry. She leads efforts in providing various professional services, including strategic positioning, financial governance, performance enhancement, and IPO audits, to all types of financial enterprises, including insurance companies, asset management companies, and banks.

Xing Zhou has been frequently engaged as financial industry expert by the Ministry of Finance and financial industry regulators to advise on the deliberation and formulation of their financial and internal control policies, and has often been engaged by regulators to lead and participate in researches and inspections of financial institutions and insurance companies. She also frequently provides training to and shares her knowledge with regulators and financial institutions.

As PwC China Diversity Leader, Xing Zhou leads the efforts to ensure PwC stays current with the latest thought leadership and effectively engages different clients and cultures, including acting as the course supervisor in leadership training and knowledge sharing programs for PwC managers and senior manager for the past five years. She focuses on creating a diversified and inclusive environment in PwC China and Hong Kong, and promoting innovation, people engagement and corporate culture within PwC.

Xing Zhou is “Beijing Woman Pace-setter”, awarded by the Beijing Municipal Government; the Council Member of Insurance Asset Management Association of China. She holds a master’s degree in money and banking from PBOC Graduate School at Tsinghua University (1994), has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Renmin University of China (1992), and is a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Brent A. Young (Vice President/General Manager, China Corporate Strategy Office at Intel)

Brent A. Young

Vice President/General Manager, China Corporate Strategy Office at Intel

Brent A. Young is Vice President of Intel and GM of the China Corporate Strategy Office at Intel Corporation.

Young joined Intel in 2006 as an open source software strategist before holding a number of management positions leading effective product marketing and sales strategies. He also served as technical assistant and chief of staff to Tom Kilroy, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group. While working in China, Young was the managing director of China Tech Ecosystem (CTE) Sales and China Product Marketing Group. He led Intel’s overall product marketing in China as well as sales, customer, and go-to-market strategies in the CTE. During his tenure as managing director, the CTE sales team received the company’s highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award.

Prior to joining Intel, he spent 5 years developing core product features and strategic marketing in various software engineering positions at Curl Corporation and

He is a member of Montage Technology Group Limited’s board of directors, an executive-in-residence at Tsinghua University’s X-labs incubator, and a mentor at China accelerator.

Young earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and received an MBA specializing in Strategy, Marketing, and Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Zoe Zhou (Senior Vice President at 36Kr)

Zoe Zhou

Senior Vice President at 36Kr

Zoe Zhou joined 36KR in April 2020 as Senior Vice President, responsible for the company's strategic marketing work. She also serves as Secretary General of Australia China Cultural Friendship Exchange Association.

She holds a master's degree in communication from the University of Sydney. She was a reporter of Phoenix Satellite Television and has more than 10 years experience in large-scale international business activities, public relations, planning and production. In 2016, she founded the Golden Aries Award Macao International Film Festival, which is the first film festival in Macao approved by Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council,and served as the Executive Chairman. She has been engaged in project investment and investment management of TMT industry since 2014, and has the investment experience from angel investment to IPO successful exit.

Sharon Chan (Head of JLABS @ Shanghai at Johnson & Johnson)

Sharon Chan

Head of JLABS @ Shanghai at Johnson & Johnson

Sharon is a passionate and respected global health leader with extensive experience in business and product development across pharmaceuticals, medical devices, vaccines and technology platforms.

As Head of JLABS @ Shanghai, Sharon is responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing all operational activities for JLABS @ Shanghai, the first Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS in Asia Pacific and the largest in its global network. Her responsibilities include managing the portfolio of JLABS in the region and collaborating with its internal and external business partners across multiple sectors to implement educational programming and drive high-quality company sourcing from innovation hotspots across Asia Pacific. In 2020, Sharon was recognized by Forbes China as one of the 50 Top Women in Tech.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Sharon was Head of Asia at Aeras, where she established its Beijing office for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and focused on tuberculosis (TB) vaccines. She had previously served as a member of the Senior Leadership team for Baxter in Shanghai with responsibility for providing strategic direction and making deals to add to Baxter’s top line growth. She began her career working in Business Development for Sosei Heptares, a Japanese start-up turned international biopharma focused on CNS, immuno-oncology, gastroenterology, inflammation and other rare/specialty indications, based in London.

Sharon also holds prominent leadership appointments as a board member of Right 2 Thrive, focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in Kenya, and as a committee member of the China-Oxford Scholarship Fund in Shanghai and Beijing. She also teaches “Introduction to Vaccines: History, Development and Impact” at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Dept. of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology.

Sharon received a Master Degree in Public Health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA; a Master Degree in Business Administration (EMBA) at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain; a Doctorate Degree in Biochemistry and Cardiovascular Medicine (DPhil) at University of Oxford, UK; and a Master Degree in Molecular Biology and Cellular Biochemistry (MBioChem) at University of Oxford, UK.

Hailiang Shi (CEO & Co-founder of Live2Life Health Tech)

Hailiang Shi

CEO & Co-founder of Live2Life Health Tech

Passionate about and driven by “saving the lives of patients on operating tables”, Hailiang Shi is the founding CEO of LIVE2LIFE, a health tech start-up focusing on peri-operative surgical data integration and intelligence, devoted to improving surgical outcomes and patient care by leveraging real-world data and multi-modality imaging. Hailiang has 18 years’ experience in the health tech industry with a background in health informatics and medical imaging with domain expertise in surgical system digital integration. Hailiang is a serial entrepreneur in digital health but before this, worked in a German medical device company as the country product manager to provide hospitals with digital operating room (OR) solutions. Earlier in his career, Hailiang worked in telemedicine, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and radiology imaging Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).

Nawal Roy (Founder & CEO of Holmusk)

Nawal Roy

Founder & CEO of Holmusk

Nawal Roy is the founder and CEO of Holmusk, bringing more than fifteen years of finance and strategy consulting experience to the helm of the company. Prior to this, Nawal was Co-Founder and CEO of HelloPay (Rocket Internet venture), and a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company. He has served as a Steering Committee member (Value Based Health Care) for the World Economic Forum, and co-founded Galen Growth Asia - The Asia HealthTech Connector. Having enjoyed a global career spanning from New York to Tokyo, his close involvement with markets across North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and China, and his passion to improve healthcare, yields a uniquely diverse experience in building the next generation global health company.

Alex Zhavoronkov (CEO of Insilico Medicine)

Alex Zhavoronkov

CEO of Insilico Medicine

Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine (, a leader in next-generation artificial intelligence technologies for drug discovery, biomarker development. He is also the founder and CEO of Deep Longevity, Inc, a global company developing a broad range of artificial intelligence-based biomarkers of aging and longevity. Since 2015 he invented critical technologies in the field of generative adversarial networks (GANs) and reinforcement learning (RL) for generation of the novel molecular structures with the desired properties and generation of synthetic biological and patient data. He also pioneered the applications of deep learning technologies for prediction of human biological age using multiple data types, transfer learning from aging into disease, target identification, and signaling pathway modeling. Under his leadership, Insilico raised over $50 million in multiple rounds from expert investors, opened R&D centers in 6 countries and regions, and partnered with multiple pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic institutions. Prior to founding Insilico, he worked in senior roles at ATI Technologies (acquired by AMD in 2006), NeuroG Neuroinformatics, Biogerontology Research Foundation. Since 2012 he published over 130 peer-reviewed research papers, and 2 books including “The Ageless Generation: How Biomedical Advances Will Transform the Global Economy” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He serves on the editorial boards of Aging Research Reviews, Aging, Trends in Molecular Medicine, Frontiers in Genetics, and co-chairs the Annual Aging Research, Drug Discovery and AI Forum (7th annual in 2020) at Basel Life, one of Europe's largest industry events in drug discovery. He is the adjunct professor of artificial intelligence at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Chen Zhao (Managing Partner, EVP at Plug and Play China)

Chen Zhao

Managing Partner, EVP at Plug and Play China

Chen is currently spearheading Plug and Play Tech Center's startup accelerator and investment activities in China. He manages a team that are specialized in both growing local technology startups and helping global cutting edge companies enter into and expand their businesses in China market. Since 2015, Plug and Play China has been in operation in 8 cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, etc.), and Chen’s led and participated in investment and cross-border acceleration of over 100 startups in both China and the U.S., including Hexaflake AIGPU, Flexiv Robotics, ZifiSense, Authing, Xpower,Archifiction, Zhen Robotics, Yours Robotics, NRJ Nano Tech,King Weather, Woobo, AutoX, etc. Prior to Plug and Play, Chen worked as the team lead and Sr. Software Engineer at Investment Technology Group (NYSE: ITG), where he led a development team in designing and implementing various Equity and Foreign Exchange trading analytics applications for institutional investment firms. Chen holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, MS from USC and BS from Beihang University in Computer Science.

Oliver Jones (Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Chayora Holdings Limited)

Oliver Jones

Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Chayora Holdings Limited

Oliver Jones is the co-founder and Chief Executive of Chayora.

Oliver originally qualified as a chartered surveyor after graduating from Kingston in 1983 and after completing his MBA at London Business School in the late 1980s, specialised in corporate finance and the fast-growing management areas of property and business services outsourcing.

Oliver specifically focuses on complex outsourcing transactions and property operating related investment deals. His experience in public partnerships has its roots in the UK in the 1990s when market testing and PFI models were developed. During this time, Oliver advised the UK Government’s Cabinet Office through his role on the UK PFI Panel Property Group and various industry professional bodies.

He has worked extensively in real estate and service operator businesses internationally and has a particular insight into the Middle East and Asia through past business interests specifically the UAE, where he was a founder director of Emrill when with Carillion; Hong Kong and China with Citex and EC Harris; and Australia with Symonds.

Jerry Li (Director of Innovation Incubation and investment at China Innovation Hub of Merck KGaA)

Jerry Li

Director of Innovation Incubation and investment at China Innovation Hub of Merck KGaA

Dr. Jerry Li is the Director of Innovation Incubation and investment at China Innovation Hub of Merck KGaA. Dr. Li holds PhD in medicinal chemistry and MS in computer science from University of Illinois, MBA from Chicago Booth Business School of University of Chicago, and BS in Chemistry from Fudan University. With 5 year oversea working experience in US and 10 year working experience in pharmaceutical industry in China, before Merck, Dr. Li worked in M&A and Corporate Strategy of Pfizer, business development of J&J, and corporate finance of Morgan Stanley.

Alex Capri (Research Fellow, Senior Fellow & Lecturer at Hinrich Foundation, NUS Business School)

Alex Capri

Research Fellow, Senior Fellow & Lecturer at Hinrich Foundation, NUS Business School

Alex Capri is a Research Fellow at the Hinrich Foundation and a Senior Fellow and lecturer in the Business School at the National University of Singapore. He also teaches at the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

From 2007-2012, Alex was the Partner and Regional Leader of KPMG’s International Trade & Customs Practice in Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Alex has over 20 years of experience in global value chains, business and international trade - both as an academic and a professional consultant. He has advised clients on cross-border projects in more than 40 countries and he has worked in some of the most challenging regulatory environments in the world.

He advises governments and businesses on matters involving “upskilling” and developing human capital. Some areas of focus include mobile financial services, peer-to-peer lending scenarios, AI and e-commerce strategies.

Alex has been a panelist and workshop leader for the World Economic Forum. He writes a column for Forbes Asia, the Nikkei Asian Review and other publications and is a frequent guest on global television and radio networks. He holds a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, in International Political Economy. He holds a B.Sc. in International Relations, from the University of Southern California.

Jielin Dong (Research Fellow at China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University)

Jielin Dong

Research Fellow at China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University

Prof. Jielin Dong is a part-time research fellow of the China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University. Her current research focus is on innovation and entreprenurship. She also serves as a board member for multiple technological companies in China, and a columnist for a few international journals.

Prof. Dong was a distinguished professor of Soochow University, and the director of the Center for Enterprise Innovation and Development of Dongwu Business School of Soochow University. Through her career, she has worked in various management positions in Fortune 500 companies such as Lucent and Cisco, as well as successful startup companies such as AsiaInfo Inc., which has built the Internet infrastructure in China.

Dr. Dong was educated in both China and the US. She finished her Ph.D. degree in physics in Carnegie Mellon University in 1988.

Mason Xu (Founding Partner at Heyi Capital)

Mason Xu

Founding Partner at Heyi Capital

Founding Partner, Heyi Capital VC Fund and Heyi Tsingpu M&A Fund

Founder & Chairman, FinTalk China

Founder, DNA Pictures; Producer, Animation Movie The Legend of HEI

• Group VP and CFO at Bona Film Group Limited (Nasdaq: BONA), for which he led the IPO in 2010. Prior to joining BONA, Mason was a founding member of China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STV). He led the company’s IPO in 2007 in the capacity of EVP and CFO

• An Independent Director at China’s leading education company OneSmart Group (NYSE: ONE), A-share listed Thunder Software Technology Co., Ltd. (Ticker: 300496), and an Independent Director at Lord Abbett China Mutual Fund

• Holds two bachelors’ degrees from Tsinghua University and an MBA from Harvard Business School

• President of Harvard Club of Beijing, Membership Officer of YPO Greater China Chapter, Vice President of Beijing Foreign Investment Enterprise Association, Guest Professor at the School of Finance, Renmin University, Mentor at AAMA, and a China Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network

Velu Sinha (Partner at Bain & Company)

Velu Sinha

Partner at Bain & Company

Velu Sinha is a partner in our Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) practices, focused on growth, innovation and R&D strategies. He is based in Shanghai.

Prior to joining Bain in 2004, Velu gained more than 15 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications fields in R&D, line/management, consulting and entrepreneurial roles.

He has served in engineering, product management, marketing and executive capacities for government agencies, systems manufacturers and service providers. These efforts have included wired/wireless/optical networking equipment, systems software, industrial control/automation systems, machine learning solutions, autonomous control systems and ASIC/SoC designs.

Velu's consulting experience covers growth, innovation and R&D strategies, reengineering and merger integration across industries including technology, media, upstream oil & gas and pharmaceuticals; as well as sector scans, diligence activities and portfolio work for private equity. He has worked with clients around the globe and has experience in dealing with international intellectual property, standards and regulatory issues.

Velu earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Maryland, and serves as a Director of the Open Geospatial Consortium.

Joanna Mao (Deputy Director of United States Information Technology Office (USITO))

Joanna Mao

Deputy Director of United States Information Technology Office (USITO)

Joanna Mao joined the United States Information Technology Office (USITO) in Sept. 2015 serving as its Deputy Managing Director. Prior to that, Joanna was employed with Lenovo, Intel, A.P. Muller. Maersk, Microsoft and Ogilvy&Mather. She had 17 years of marketing, communication and partner management experience in the information technology sector, and when serving as spokeswoman, oversaw government affairs in North Asia. Joanna was once in investment banking, providing counseling for Chinese companies seeking overseas listing while serving for ING Baring.

Clémence Laguette (Chief Digital & Data Officer at ENGIE China)

Clémence Laguette

Chief Digital & Data Officer at ENGIE China

Clémence Laguette is the Digital Transformation Manager and Chief Data Officer of ENGIE China. Ms Laguette hold a Master degree in Business & Sustainability from Kedge Business School. Her final paper was on “How big data can reduce the use of natural resources”. Ms Laguette was a Business Manager for CGI, supporting its client ENGIE by identifying innovative projects to support its digitalization in Smart Infrastructures and Smart Cities. In 2018, she joined ENGIE China to lead the Digital transformation of the BU as well as to deploy the Data strategy at a local level. She is also part of the World Economic Forum’s IoT, Robotics and Smart Cities Council as the deputy of ENGIE China CEO. Her driver is to apply Data to business while taking into consideration data privacy and ethic.

Yan Luo (Partner at Covington & Burling LLP)

Yan Luo

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Yan Luo advises clients on a broad range of regulatory matters in connection with data privacy and cybersecurity, antitrust and competition, as well as international trade laws in the United States, EU, and China.

Ms. Luo has significant experience assisting multinational companies navigating the rapidly-evolving Chinese cybersecurity and data privacy rules. Her work includes high-stakes compliance advice on strategic issues such as data localization and cross border data transfer, as well as data protection advice in the context of strategic transactions. She also advises leading Chinese technology companies on global data governance issues and on compliance matters in major jurisdictions such as the European Union and the United States.

Ms. Luo regularly contributes to the development of data privacy and cybersecurity rules and standards in China. She chairs Covington’s membership in two working groups of China's National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (“TC260”), and serves as an expert in China’s standard-setting group for Artificial Intelligence and Ethics.

Ms. Luo is named as Global Data Review’s “40 under 40” in 2018 and is frequently quoted by leading media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Luo completed an internship with the Office of International Affairs of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. Her experiences in Brussels include representing major Chinese companies in trade, competition and public procurement matters before the European Commission and national authorities in EU Member States.

Ms. Luo is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/Asia) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and an active member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.

Dennis Li (Partner I Management Consulting in Cyber Security and Data Governance at PwC)

Dennis Li

Partner I Management Consulting in Cyber Security and Data Governance at PwC

Mr. Dennis Li now is leading for Data Governance , Privacy Compliance, Cyber Security and IT Operations in mainland China and Hong Kong, who is also a specialist in the field of Data Middle Layer design and system implementation of Data Governance, Privacy Compliance and Data Security.

Dennis Li was involved for many data governance management system implementation and data analytics platform solution design for FS, auto and real estate.

Dennis assisted Ping An Bank to design solution for Big Data Security and Privacy Compliance, and integrate it with Data Governance and master data management system.

Dennis assisted the IT Department and the Data Center of ICBC and CCB in works of normalizing the IT Operation Process and optimizing IT Service Process, which yielded good results.

He also helped several clients to draw up the plans of digital capacity building, design DevOps and Bi-modal operation.

In late 2019, he has been invited by NIFA to lead the study of the Assessment System of Data Governance for the Commercial Banks of China to design the Data Governance Framework, the Implementation Methodology and the Maturity Assessment Model.

Dennis Li is specialist in People‘s Republic of China Cyber Security Law, GDPR Compliance, Data Security and Privacy Compliance System Design, and compliance and security solution of Big Data and Digital Platform, who has the rich experience in the multi-field of the Internet Industry, Pharmacy, Finance, Telecom Industry, Automobile Manufacture, and Energy Industry. He assisted many Fortune 500 companies in such areas, including BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Volvo, Eli Lilly, Astallas, and GE healthcare, etc.

He supported the CCB to design the Technical Route and Framework of the Anti-fraud System (3.0) of the E-bank, who also helped the CBIRC to draw up the Risk Management Guidelines of the E-bank. He got a Third-class Prize for his study in the 1st IT Risk Management Issues hosted by CBIRC.

Jerry Yang (CTO at DXC Asia)

Jerry Yang

CTO at DXC Asia

Jerry has 23 + years of Digital transformation and technology management/implementation experience. As DXC Asia and GC CTO , focusing on the Asia and GC Digital transformation, enterprise business consulting, and Solutioning. He brings deep expertise in enterprise and business transformation strategy, advanced analytics and optimization, technology, and digital transformation.

Jerry is also a respected thought leader in business management/transformation and enterprise IT strategy, and has partnered with numerous global companies in China, France, Brazil, HK, Mexico, Spain, U.K., and the U.S. Clients include Global Fortune 500 like AT&T, Disney, CNN, NBC, CCTV, Amazon, Google, Facebook, APPLE, GE, UTC, JP Morgan, AE, Shanghai Media Group, SONY, Star India, Televisa, Telstra, Tencent, TV Globo, Verizon, Visa, Goldman Sachs (IBD), Xinhwa Financial News Agency (XFA, HK), Yahoo, and more.

Mark Natkin (Founder & Managing Director of Marbridge Consulting)

Mark Natkin

Founder & Managing Director of Marbridge Consulting

Mark Natkin is the Founder and Managing Director of Marbridge Consulting, a Beijing-based market research and strategy consultancy specializing in China’s telecom, media, and technology sectors. He has over 22 years’ experience working in East Asia for telecommunications- and IT-focused consultancies and various major multinationals, including Weyerhaeuser, Qualcomm, Motorola, and General Electric. He has a strong background in business consulting, general management, market research, strategic planning, sales, and marketing, and has led successful projects in China market entry, M&A due diligence, business development strategy, manufacturing localization, distribution channels development, and best practices. He is a graduate of Princeton University, holds MBA and MA Asian Studies degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and is highly proficient in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.