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The sweeping global disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic have put unprecedented strain on the digital readiness of organizations across every sector. While the situation in China is gradually developing towards a positive direction, many companies are pivoting their focus on the recovering and reviving after the epidemic. The outbreak "forced" companies to explore new ways of work in a short period of time, and adopt the solutions and measures which were put on hold in the past due to the lack of incentives. From online service delivery, to effective remote collaboration, the real business value and necessity of digital transformation has never been felt more acutely.


As Winston Churchill said, "Never let a good crisis go to waste." How can companies discover and utilize the opportunities generated from this crisis? How can digital technologies empower and transform traditional operation and business models? AmCham China Technology and Innovation Initiative invites to you join this webinar on March 18 (Wed), 9:30 am with experts from our member companies, who will share their insights and the measures they have taken for the digital transformation stimulated by the COVID-19 outbreak.


Discussion Topics:

  • COVID-19 epidemic's impact on multinational companies, and the digital transformation it catalyzed
  • Using artificial intelligence, cloud solutions, big data analysis and other technologies for internal management and external services
  • Necessary steps and preparation to facilitate the transformation in way of work, corporate culture and management mindset
  • Special contingency measures during the crisis that can be kept and institutionalized for future innovation
  • New opportunities of business and transformation generated from this crisis


Please note:

  • This webinar will be conducted in English.
  • Prepaid Event Access (PEA) is applicable for this webinar.
  • Microsoft Teams (web or app) is required to access this webinar.
  • Registration in advance is required. The web link/URL will be provided for successful registrants in the confirmation email sent by the system (click "Go to the webinar" button).
  • For any registration-related questions, please contact Xinyi Wu at xywu@amchamchina.org.

Agenda

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Opening Remarks by Alan
9:40 AM - 11 AM
Panel Discussion moderated by Alan
11 AM - 11:30 AM
Q&A

Speakers

  • 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.

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  • Steven Jiang (Partner at PwC Strategy&)

    Steven Jiang

    Partner at PwC Strategy&

    Steven Jiang is a Partner with PwC Strategy&, based in Shanghai. Steven has extensive consulting experiences in automotive and consumer product area, specifically around innovative topics of strategy and digitalization.

    Steven has over 10 years of experience in consulting, especially in the high-level design and implementation of innovation topics in the area of business, product and digitalization. In his prior consulting career, he has served clients of global and local OEMs, new BEV OEMs, mobility service provider, and leading FMCG brands.

    Prior to joining Strategy&, Steven was the partner of a National Industrial Design Center: S.POINT Innovation. Before that, he worked as operation director of China Industrial Design Institute, and worked for Booz & Company with many years. He is the guest lecturer of Institute for China Business, HKU SPACE.

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  • Roan Kang (VP, Marketing and Operations at Microsoft Greater China Region)

    Roan Kang

    VP, Marketing and Operations at Microsoft Greater China Region

    Roan Kang, the General Manager of Marketing and Operations (M&O), Greater China Region, is in charge of establishing and executing products and marketing strategy and business operations in the region.

    Roan Kang joined Microsoft in 2002. Prior to his new role in GCR, Roan was the General Manager of Marketing and Operations at Microsoft Taiwan, responsible for all of the products and services of Microsoft Taiwan and ensuring the effective operation of the subsidiary. At the same time, since the beginning of 2015, he also serves as the Internet of Things Lead (IoT) across the Microsoft Greater China Region, responsible for the strategy and promotion of Microsoft IoT solutions in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In 2017 he also served as the Solutions Technical Unit Sales leader. Previously, he served as the Office business group lead of Microsoft Japan, business manager of the President Jean-Philippe Courtois of Microsoft International, speechwriter of Chairman Bill Gates, and worldwide launch lead of Office 2007.

    In 2015 he won a Platinum Circle of Excellence award, which is given to less than 1% of employees at Microsoft.

    Roan received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has an AB in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.

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  • Hao Lin (Head of Channel and Strategic Initiatives at Alibaba Cloud)

    Hao Lin

    Head of Channel and Strategic Initiatives at Alibaba Cloud

    Hao Lin runs the Channel and Strategic Initiative team for Alibaba Cloud, a role in which he trailblazes North America to engage with enterprise customers and form strategic partnerships ultimately trying to drive awareness and adoption to the platform that is Alibaba Cloud. Prior to joining Alibaba Cloud, Hao spent 10 years at Oracle in various sales and business development capacities in North America. Before Oracle, Hao worked in a couple start-up companies in the Bay Area and New York. Hao received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from a UC school (Davis). Hao also has keen interest the China and APAC market as well as entrepreneurship. In his free time, Hao can be found on the basketball court or with his wife and toddler on weekend trips.

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  • Johnny Zheng (Global Services China Leader at Mars)

    Johnny Zheng

    Global Services China Leader at Mars

    Johnny has been working for Mars for 18 years, with his greatest passion in Digital Technologies and talent development. He believes that Digital Technology is the change agent to make the difference for both the work and the life for everyone. His 18 years career experiences in Mars are all in digital technologies, including strategic planning, program/project deployment and global IT operations, to empower business success through business information management, business process optimization, technical innovation and operational excellence. From 2015, he took the role as the China hub leader of MGS (Mars Global Service, covering IT, HR, procurement and finance) to drive the priorities to support ONE MGS transformation in AP region, including end-to-end service optimization, digital innovation, talent strategy cross functions and culture/behavior to build the Great Place to Work in Mars.

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Tickets

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Technology and Innovation Initiative

Launched in 2018, AmCham China Technology and Innovation Initiative is an insight and collaboration platform designed to help our members and their organizations navigate and take advantage of the impact of disruptive technologies, such as AI, Blockchain, Internet of Things, AR/VR, etc. The Initiative aims to bring together a diverse, cross-sector community of companies applying technologies to innovate in order to share best practices, showcase American technology and innovation at work in China, and deepen relationships between technology providers and adopters. The Digital Circle partners play a leadership role in the AmCham China community to help define activity and policy priorities for the T&I Initiative.

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