Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon is corporate vice president of Microsoft, and chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group. He drives Microsoft’s strategy for research and development activities in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as collaborations with academia.
Dr. Hon has been with Microsoft since 1995. He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 2004 as deputy managing director, stepping into the role of managing director in 2007. He founded and managed Microsoft Search Technology Center from 2005 to 2007 and led development of Microsoft’s search products (Bing) in Asia-Pacific. In 2014, Dr. Hon was appointed as chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group.
An IEEE Fellow and a distinguished scientist of Microsoft, Dr. Hon is an internationally recognized expert in speech technology. Dr. Hon has published more than 100 technical papers in international journals and at conferences. He co-authored a book, Spoken Language Processing, which is a graduate-level textbook and reference book in the area of speech technology used in universities around the world. Dr. Hon holds three dozen patents in several technical areas.
Jane Sun is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Trip.com
Group Limited, a leading global travel services company that operates the sub-brands Trip.com,
Ctrip, Skyscanner and Qunar. She first joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2005,
later serving as Chief Operating Officer and Co-President, before becoming CEO in 2016.
In the years since Ms. Sun joined, Trip.com Group has experienced a significant increase in its
market capitalization, growing from about $1 billion to $20 billion, and has continued to rapidly
expand its global footprint. Founded in 1999, with the mission to “pursue the perfect trip for a
better world”, the company effectively adapted to the rise of mobile Internet, growing from a
small tech company into a one-stop shop for travel services for 400 million users worldwide.
The company also has a firm belief in the ability for tourism to promote understanding and
exchange, and to advance peaceful development. Ms. Sun led Trip.com Group’s expansion of
its global presence by investing in the British travel search company, Skyscanner, and the launch
of its own international brand Trip.com to serve customers all around the world.
Ms. Sun is actively engaged in public welfare and social services. Under her leadership,
Trip.com Group cooperates with domestic and foreign organizations such as the World Wide
Fund for Nature and the United Nations Development Programme to carry out charitable
initiatives. Ms. Sun cares deeply for education, and its crucial function in providing greater
opportunities for all. Ms. Sun and her husband donated US$10 million to the University of
Michigan - Shanghai Jiaotong University Joint Institute in 2015 to build the Long Bin building.
She also set up a scholarship at the University of Florida for international students in 2017. In
2019, she founded the Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship run by the Harvard Chan
School of Public Health. Ms. Sun has led company-wide humanitarian programs throughout
her career at Trip.com Group. In 2019, Trip.com Group supported the Hope Children’s Hospital
in the Middle East. Also in 2019, Trip.com Group donated artificial limbs to disabled children
in need in countries around the world, and made donations to support children suffering from
malnutrition in Sierra Leone. For environmental protection, since 2008 Trip.com Group has
supported a reforesting campaign planting trees in Inner Mongolia to bolster its carbon
offsetting efforts. For female empowerment, as the only female CEO in China’s high-tech
industry, Ms. Sun also proactively advocates gender equality, and has made it her mission to
empower women to achieve balance and success in both their career and family lives.
She was named one of Fortune's Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for consecutive
Jenny is a results-oriented leader whose passion for nurturing high-performing teams has left an indelible mark on the markets and teams she has overseen throughout her career with Janssen.
As President of Xian Janssen, Jenny Zheng oversees operations in the People’s Republic of China. She is also a member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Team.
Since joining Xian Janssen as a marketing manager in 2002, Jenny has served in numerous leadership roles at regional and country levels, including Managing Director of Janssen Taiwan and, most recently, Area Managing Director of Janssen Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Under her leadership, Janssen Korea was one of the fastest growing multinational companies in 2019 and 2020. In Taiwan, Janssen improved its market ranking by two positions to become the sixth largest pharmaceutical company, and in Hong Kong, Janssen ranked as the fastest growing among the top 10 companies.
During this time, Jenny also served as Co-chair of the Pharmaceutical Committee, AmCham (The American Chamber of Commerce) Taipei, and was Board Director for the International Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IRPMA) Taiwan, and Korean Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry Association.
Jenny is also a passionate volunteer in the local community. She was awarded the Volunteer Star as Enterprise Senior Leaders by the Beijing Civil Volunteer Service Center in 2015.
Jenny holds an Engineering degree from Shanghai JiaoTong University, and an MBA with Honors from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
Alain Bénichou was appointed as CEO, Greater China Group (GCG) in April 2019. The GCG region includes Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to this position, Alain was General Manager Global Enterprise & Commercial, responsible for total IBM revenue for Enterprise and Commercial accounts in the 175 countries where IBM operates.
In 2016 he was Global Vice President, Strategy & Solutions in charge of strategic transformation projects and led the global Industry Solutions Sales teams, Technical Sales and Industry Solution Centers. Between 2010 and 2015 Alain was President of IBM France, leading all IBM operations in France. Prior to that Alain held managerial positions with IBM business units based in New York USA, and Zurich Switzerland.
In 2015 Alain was elected President of the American Chamber of Commerce in France where in launched the “Next Gen” initiative aimed at reinforcing start-up companies in their quest for growth and transatlantic collaboration. Alain is also Chairman of the “Institut Henri Poincaré” – the French organization regrouping all Mathematics associations.
Alain graduated from CentraleSupelec engineering school in Paris, and holds the rank of Knight of the “Légion d’Honneur” in France.
Nina Xiang is an expert on the Chinese venture capital and technology sector with nearly twenty years of professional financial and business media experience. She is the author of two books: Red AI: Victories and Warnings From China’s Rise In Artificial Intelligence (2019), and US-China Tech War: What Chinese Tech History Reveals About Future Tech Rivalry (2021).
After graduating as the valedictorian in high school, she went on a distinguished journalism career serving in editorial positions at Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Euromoney Institutional Investor, China Radio International and China Business Network in Beijing, New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
In 2011, She founded China Money Network, an intelligence platform tracking China’s smart investments and technology innovation. She appears frequently in a range of international media, including the BBC and CGTN. She also writes a column for the Nikkei Asia.
She is part of the team winning an Excellence in Human Rights Reporting honor in SOPA Awards in 2007. She is currently an agenda contributor for the World Economic Forum, and is awarded as the Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 in the ChinaBang Awards.
Chia is former vice president of Alibaba Group and founding chairman of Alibaba Data Committee. He is currently a venture partner of Sequoia Capital China Fund, and a distinguished chair professor of Alibaba Business School and a member of the Academic Committee. He has served as an expert big data consultant for organizations such as the National Information Technology Standardization Network Committee, the Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology in Beijing and Shanghai and more. Chia is rated as one of the "Top Ten Most Influential Big Data Entrepreneurs in China" by the State Information Center (Administration Center of China E-government Network).
As a pioneering thinker on big data in China, Chia is committed to helping companies successfully implement digital transformation by developing leading digital strategy frameworks and applied data management methods. He is the author of the best-selling books Big Data: The Business Revolution and The Nature of Big Data and Data Reinvention.
Dr. Wendy Purcell PhD FRSA is an Academic Research Scholar with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University since 2016. Her purpose lies in transforming lives through education and research in pursuit of social equity, the knowledge economy and sustainable development. Wendy is a thought leader on higher education and leads research on sustainable transformation in the sector and in other business sectors. She is an Expert Adviser and Board member to a range of universities, Boards and charities/not-for-profit organizations.
Wendy is Emeritus Professor and was President Vice-Chancellor of a UK university (2007-2015), taking it to the top 1% of world universities and 1st ‘green’ UK university. She is a Council Member of the United Nations University, Governing Board Member EELISA of the European University and Member of the Association of American Universities and Colleges. She was a Non-Executive Director to the UK Government’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and Chair of their Nominations (Talent) Committee and Strategic Member of the Cabinet Office’s Task Force on talent development and leadership.
Wendy has authored over 100 academic publications, as well as book chapters, books and patent filings. She is co-Editor of the Bloomsbury Press ‘Handbook on Sustainability in Higher Education: an Agenda for Transformational Change’ and Series Editor of 17 books for Emerald Publishing on ‘Higher Education and the Sustainable Development Goals’. She is Editor-in-Chief Merits, a research journal focusing enabling people at work to thrive. Wendy is Deputy Editor for the journal International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Associate Editor of the ‘Handbook of Sustainability Science in the Future’, Meteor Springer, Guest Editor for the journal Sustainability for a Special Issue on ‘Sustainable Higher Education and Leadership’, and Guest Editor for the journal Advances in Environmental Engineering and Research for a Special Issue on ‘Sustainable Development and the Environment’.
Dr. Jian Lu is Corporate Vice President of LinkedIn and President of LinkedIn China, leading R&D for the China markets and overseeing the entire business of LinkedIn in China.
Prior to joining LinkedIn, Jian was a Partner at Hujiang EdTech and the CEO of CCtalk platform business. Previously, he was CTO of 360 Video and General Manager of 360 Live Video Cloud at Qihoo 360. He also served as VP of Multimedia Technologies and Managing Director at Shanda Innovations, Beijing, and CTO at Ku6 Media, an independent Shanda subsidiary. Earlier in his career, he worked at Apple in Silicon Valley as a Senior Scientist with the company’s Interactive Media Group and later as a Lead Principal Engineer in Apple’s ProVideo Engineering. He was also co-founder and CTO at Vobile, now a publicly traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Jian holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from China Academy of Railway Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.
Dr. Jian Lu’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jianlu/
He is responsible for strategy development and growth across digital consumer touch points from eCommerce marketplaces, O2O aggregators, community commerce platforms to smart cooling & vending networks. Prior to joining the Coca-Cola Company this year, he spent 10 years in the sporting goods industry in a number of leadership positions in digital and eCommerce at Crocs, Nike and adidas.
Since entering the publishing industry in 1996, Ms. Han Yan has established herself as a luminary in the field of Chinese book publishing. Over her 20 plus years in the industry Yan’s work and vision has helped expand the horizons of 30 million China readers by publishing forward-looking works such as of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, The Economic Naturalist: In Search of Explanations for Everyday Enigmas, and Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. Ms. Han Yan founded Cheers Publishing 湛庐文化 in 2005 and serves as the chairman and editor-in-chief, helping publish best-selling works on business, innovation, science, critical thinking and decision-making.
In addition, Ms. Han Yan is a marathon runner. In 2019, she completed the Boston Marathon, the last stop of the Six World Marathon Grand Slams, and became one of the 340 six-star World Marathon Grand Slam runners in China. Ms. Han Yan served as the first-generation pioneer of a large international publishing company in China from 1996 to 1998, and was one of the founders for China branch of Simon & Schuster Publishing, one of the largest publishing groups around the world. After that, she worked as the deputy general manager of China Machine Press/Huazhang Company, which is one of the largest domestic publishing houses. During that period, she led the team and brought in many international cutting-edge commercial works, and published the Classic Drucker Collection, including best-selling boutique books, such as The Buffett Essays Symposiunm, Execution, and Leading Quietly.
After 15 years of efforts, Cheers Publishing has established a unique brand image in both readers' minds and the publishing industry, playing an irreplaceable role in China.
Nicole Chou is a Director of Facebook and Head of e-Commerce for the Greater China region. As one of the first and most experienced hires by Facebook in the region, Nicole has been a leading voice in the tech and marketing industry for more than two decades, supporting businesses of all sizes to grow globally.
At Facebook Nicole leads the company’s monetization strategy with focus on the e-Commerce sector. She runs a regional team and cross-continental transactions in the full cycle of digital transformation for brands and marketers in the region, from developing campaign strategy to implementation of best practices. Prior to Facebook, Nicole helped to grow partnership business across Asia at Google.
Nicole has been a frequent speaker for regional forums and groups about digitization, including for the Interactive Advertising Bureau and American Chamber of Commerce. Nicole is also a strong advocate for female leadership in the business and society as she chairs Facebook’s Diversity & Inclusion Council for the Greater China region. Nicole holds a Master's Degree in Global Business from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In her leisure time, Nicole enjoys sports like hiking and snowboarding and is dedicated to lead a more eco-friendly life.
Yi has a diversified background across strategic planning, innovation, digital marketing, business strategy, data analytics, and system engineering in China and the US, leveraging her 20+ years of experience to serve a wide spectrum of clients across retail, FMCG, cosmetics, auto, travel, B2B, and technology.
In her current role as SVP, Strategy, Transformation and Innovation, Yi specializes in bringing deep consumer and market insights, innovation tools and analytics to brands to solve their business challenges, drive business growth and refine their customer experience. Yi believes in using human-centric, design thinking approaches to systematically create new business models, marketing ecosystems, relationship building strategies, and value-added services for clients.
In 2016, she was nominated on Campaign Asia’s Digital A-List, which honors the people leading digital innovations in the China market.
Dr. Gang Lu is an internationally recognized tech expert. He is the winner of the British Alumni Award – Entrepreneurial Award in China and East Asia region 2017-2018. He holds a Ph.D. in Wireless Communications Technology from Sheffield University, UK.
Gang started TechNode as a tech blogger in 2007 and has since been committed to building the bridge between China and global startup ecosystems, focusing on and advocating for tech entrepreneurship and innovation.
In 2019, Gang co-founded the BEYOND Expo, the first annual tech expo in Macao, aiming to be the leading tech expo and platform in Asia.
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.
Andrea Borsic is the founder and CEO of NE Scientific, an early-stage startup company based in Boston. NE Scientific focuses on the development of novel surgical guidance and simulation software to improve the outcomes of the ablation of liver and lung cancer. Andrea holds a BSc and MSc in electronic engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, and a PhD from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Before starting NE Scientific, Andrea has been a research faculty at Dartmouth College in U.S., where he collaborated at the development of novel imaging modalities for the detection of breast and prostate cancer. With NE Scientific Andrea has been the recipient of grants from the U.S. National Cancer Institute worth $1.8M, and he is an awardee of the Johnson & Johnson QuickFire Lung Cancer Innovation Challenge. Under the guidance of Andrea, NE Scientific has been the first entity to demonstrate the feasibility of simulating in real-time the physics of tumor ablation, and the first to enter a clinical trial where this simulation technology is used to guide physicians.
Jacob Cooke is the Co-Founder and CEO of WPIC Marketing + Technologies, a leading e-commerce and technology consultancy that drives growth for global brands in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
As CEO, Jacob is the driving force behind WPIC’s world class data, e-commerce services, and artificial intelligence technology. Under his leadership, the firm has built out an expansive solution set covering data analytics, e-commerce activations and store management, brand strategy, creative campaigns, merchandising, warehousing, 3PL integrations, and more.
Jacob has lived in Beijing since 2003 and is a regular contributor to Bloomberg on e-commerce, retail, and technology trends in China. He is a member of the MIT Sloan School of Management and holds an Advanced Certificate in Engineering from MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
He speaks Mandarin and Japanese.
Alan is the Co-Founder & CEO of NDR Medical Technology. Alan received his B.Eng from Nanyang Technological University with specification in Mechatronic and a graduate diploma in Medtech Manufacturing. He started his research career in A*Star, followed by development in Delphi Automotive. Before starting NDR, Alan was involved in commercialization and incubation of Medtech/Biotech start-ups in AITventures. Alan is appointed Chairman of APACMed Start-up committee and multiple Sports and Health organizations.
Mr. Wenjie Gu is the Co-Chair of AmCham China ICT Forum and China Chief Representative of Zoom Video Communications, Inc., heading government affairs, public relations, external partners and business related matters, with his team spreading across several important Chinese cities.
As the principle government interface in this fast growing Internet company, Mr. Gu is building up the company’s image, reputation and mutual trust with government, navigating policy and advocacy, and delivering the right message while maintaining the company’s substantive presence in China.
Before joining Zoom, Mr. Gu had held senior positions for nearly 20 years with the U.S hi-tech industry, including Director / Senior Director of government relations and public policy in Autodesk Software, Broadcom Semiconductor and Amazon, and China Vice President of the U.S. Information Technology Office.
Mr. Gu graduated from the English Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University, obtained his MBA degree and M.S. of Finance from the U.S. Fordham University. Upon college graduation in 1995 he began his career as a government official with China’s Ministry of Posts and Telecoms, the predecessor of the Ministry of Industry and IT, and worked there for 7 years in the Overseas Telecom Business Division.
Bingna Guo has extensive experience in international anti-corruption investigation and compliance matters, cross-border litigation, international commercial arbitration and mediation, regulatory and compliance matters, including data privacy and compliance with China cybersecurity law, antitrust, anti-money laundering, crisis management, and complex commercial litigation. Bingna represents companies and individuals in internal investigations and enforcement actions, including FCPA/anti-corruption related investigations, fraud, embezzlement, conflicts of interest investigations, compliance risk assessment, and pre-transaction compliance diligence. She also advises companies on comprehensive compliance programs and trainings.
Bingna has litigated cases in various legal jurisdictions, and provides clients with strategic and case management advice for parallel proceedings involving multiple jurisdictions. She formerly worked in the litigation department of a leading Chinese law firm under secondment, where she litigated cases before Chinese courts. Bingna has extensive relationships with leading local counsel, and is able to effectively coordinate local litigation and counsel on litigation and dispute resolution proceedings in China.
Prior to joining White & Case, Bingna was a partner of another leading U.S. law firm.
Bingna was named a Hauser Global Scholar for 2001-2002 at New York University School of Law, selected by an international committee chaired by the President of the International Court of Justice. She is a member of the New York bar, and also passed the Chinese bar examination in 1999.
Before he joined the S&P Global China, David worked as the Technology Risk Officer for Morgan Stanley China entities, provided technology risk management capacity associates with the financial sectorial regulatory requirements focusing on China market. Prior to that David worked for the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group in China and Australia for years as a senior information security advisor and country technology risk manager and responsible for building technology risk operation in China. Focus on addressing the holistic technology risk management requirements driven by regulatory demands. Before that he worked for KPMG in New Zealand and Australia.
David received bachelor’s degrees in Information System and Computer Science from Massey University in New Zealand and hold various certificates in information security, technology risk management and privacy protection areas include CISSP from ISC2, CISM, CRISC, CDPSE, CISA from ISACA, and CIPP/E and CIPM from IAPP.
Jonathan Liao is the Chief Information/Technology Officer China for S&P Global. In this role he is responsible for setting up the information systems, technology operations and product development that support the expansion of S&P Global’s divisions into the domestic markets in China.
Before that he was the Head of Technology Asia Pacific, provided leadership with full accountability for all technology initiatives within the Asia Pacific region focusing on China, Japan and South-East Asia through Singapore. Prior to that Jonathan worked in Standard Charted Bank, China for years as a Head of Business Automation & Alliances; Global Technology & Operation to responsible for building the investment and consumer banking software development teams in China. Lead the business automation project team’s analysis business requirements automate existing processes to capture more market share, provide better client services. Before that he worked in China and USA for several global companies, such as HP, Lockheed Martin.
Jonathan received bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and Master’s in Computer Information Systems from the University of Detroit Mercy
Jia Woei is currently Managing Director leading the North Asia office for Databricks, a unicorn who has raised USD $3.5bn in funding. He was formerly General Manager of Azure with Microsoft Greater China, as well as General Manager of Global Accounts, Greater China with Amazon Web Services.
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Emily Lu is responsible for digital transformation solutions at Alibaba Cloud, helping multi-national companies strategically plan their end-to-end digital landscape in Greater China and abroad from marketing to sales to supply chain. Emily brings with her over 10 years of experience advising and serving top global customers in the FMCG, ecommerce, and retail industries.
Prior to joining Alibaba Cloud, she was Digital Solutions Manager at Nestle China, where she handled digital sales and marketing solutions for both domestic and international customers. She has numerous success stories in helping traditional retail companies transform their businesses.
She now is a regular speaker at retail industry events and provides insights on how companies can leverage the latest trends in retail and transform their business models to spur growth.
Chris Millward is a China market veteran, who has lived in Beijing since 1994. Since joining USITO in March 2016, Mr. Willard has spearheaded public policy advocacy in China, representing 50 of the leading US and European ICT companies and five U.S headquartered ICT trade associations.
Ramesh Moosa is the EY Asean and Singapore Forensic & Integrity Services Leader, based in Singapore. He has more than 25 years of experience in providing cybersecurity services, forensic investigations, eDiscovery and investigative analytics to multinationals, law firms and public sector organizations.
His international work experience spans the US, Greater China, and other Asia-Pacific countries. Ramesh has directed investigations and provided advisory services related to financial crimes in various areas. He has provided computer forensic expert testimony in the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR and prepared reports for the High Court of Singapore and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He has also led digital forensic teams working with HK regulatory bodies in their enforcement raids to collect and analyze digital evidence and provide expert reports and/or testify in HK Courts.
Ramesh is a founding council member of the Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP). He also oversaw the development of the Infocomm Security Professionals Roadmap (ISPR) and Body of Knowledge (BOK), which serve as the framework for certification of infocomm security professionals in Singapore. He often speaks at conferences on topics related to Cybersecurity, Cyber crime and forensic investigations.
Mark heads the firm's Asia-Pacific region regulatory practice. His practice covers the full range of commercial and regulatory work in technology and telecoms, and in other business sectors that depend on technology as an infrastructure to generate business and to manage operations.
Mark is known for delivering pragmatic, holistic advice, and has a strong awareness of international practices and a focus on business value. His particular areas of specialization include technology and business process outsourcing; technology, electronic and mobile payments; media and data licensing; telecommunications service arrangements; supply chain and procurement; e-commerce and m-commerce; brand licensing; and distribution arrangements; and the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property and information technology assets.
Mark is also one of Asia-Pacific region's leading legal advisors on commercial and regulatory work in the fintech space. He is extremely well experienced in advising on telecommunications, data protection and cyber security regulations, and is the first port of call for clients to help them navigate through the complex regulatory issues of the constantly changing technology environment.
Mark serves as a member of the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data's Standing Committee on Technological Developments.
In addition to holding a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Toronto, Mark has a Bachelor of Applied Science in engineering from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in computer simulation and process design.
Tang has extensive experience in product management, strategic planning and business consulting in information management and digital acceleration. Tang currently serves as China & AP R&D IT Head at Merck Sharp & Dohme, driving business/IT partnership development, technical/digital product management and delivery. She formerly held a role as Principal Consultant for ICH and Information System Management for the National Medical Product Administration of China. Tang served as Principal Project Manager focusing on hospital and scientific laboratory information management at the Department of Health, Queensland Australia. She was a consultant in the Global Business Services (GBS) team at IBM Australia Ltd. Tang was a lecturer on Chinese language for culture and trade at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Victor Tsao is the Vice President and General Manager for the Greater China Group (GCG) at Red Hat, the world's leading provider of enterprise open source solutions. Prior to Red Hat, Victor had served as SAP Global Vice President and General Manager for the Big Data & Platform Division of Greater China.
Victor has been at Red Hat since 2018, and has been in the IT industry for 30 years. He has a strong background in Go-to-market Strategy, Business Alliances, Business Development, Business Strategy, and Enterprise Software. He started his career at IBM, and later went on to hold executive positions in companies such as Aspentech, i2, Dell, Schneider, and Citrix. He has lived in Mainland China for more than 20 years, managing businesses for the Greater China region.
Victor has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan.
Conrad Wang joined Merck China as Head of IT in March 2021. He is responsible for overall IT services and delivery across the three Merck business sectors: Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics.
Prior to joining Merck, Conrad was Head of IT for Novartis China from 2017 and led several strategic initiatives and organizational transformation efforts to turn around IT services and technology enablement for the China business. Conrad also has 18 years of IT Professional experience working for Pfizer and AstraZeneca in various IT roles in China, AsiaPac, and World HQ.
Conrad received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Cornell University and grew up in New York City.
Lei received his PhD from Kyoto University, Japan, where he performed research on intelligent robotic manufacturing systems. He was a postdoctoral researcher with a focus on artificial intelligence at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has also worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
He is currently serving as senior algorithm expert at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, focusing on artificial intelligence, supply chain, and industrial operations optimization. He has more than 10 years of experience working in these fields.
In this role, Andrew leads the team that sources, structures and negotiates partnerships with a diverse set of partners, including biotech companies, venture capital firms, non-profit organizations, governments and academic institutions. Andrew joins Johnson & Johnson Innovation with over 25 years of life science-related business development and finance experience. In his most recent role, Andrew was Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development at Auransa Inc., a leading venture-backed precision medicine biopharmaceutical company. Andrew holds an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Wei initiates and manages equity investments to drive innovation and fuel new and sustainable businesses. Prior to joining JJDC, Wei was a Senior Associate at Illumina Ventures with a focus on genomics-enabled precision medicine including therapeutics, diagnostics, and life science tools. Prior to that, she was the Director of Healthcare Investment and Business Development of BOE Ventures where she focused on VC fund investment, direct investment, and business development opportunities at the intersection of technology and life sciences, including digital health and medical devices.
- Special Evaluation Expert of National "Smart Medical Innovation Competition"
- Invited Lecturer, "Healthy China Industry Leader" Project, Wudaokou School of Finance, Tsinghua University
- Special Lecture Guest of Fudan University, MBA Medical and Health Club
General Manager of Microsoft Healthcare and Life Science industry in Greater China Region. The Microsoft Healthcare team is committed to working with ecological partners through advanced technology and platform capabilities to accelerate the Digital transformation for hospitals, governments, payers, life science companies, medical device companies, healthcare information enterprises and other fields.
Graduated from the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Shanghai Jiaotong University and guided by Academician Chen Yazhu, Lei’s professional covers intelligent medical equipment, and intelligent analysis&processing of medical images;
During 2006 to 2017, Lei worked at GE Healthcare, and has worked for multiple positions including engineering technology, sales, product line management, global product research and development, after-sales business, and digital business. Graduated from the GE ECLP project, he received a systematic senior business leadership training in Crotonville. In the United States, he participating in the research and development of global high-end X-ray machines. Later, he led the digital transformation of GE Healthcare in Greater China, and established the imaging full life cycle and digital business as well as drive its strong growth;
From 2017 to 2019, Lei worked at IBM Watson Health, and gradually carried his responsibility for product portfolio planning and management, product localization, strategy formulation, business development, and sales management. Based on the needs of the Chinese market, he established and developed the Watson Health intelligent medical imaging ecosystem from 0 to 1;
In 2019, he joined the medical artificial intelligence startup company headquartered in Palo Alto, the core of Silicon Valley, and worked with many top experts and academicians in the industry to provide doctors, patients, life science companies, ecological partners, etc. with intelligent medical solutions based on intelligent perception. He was also committed to building an intelligent medical platform that can provide patients with a combination of diagnosis, treatment and care. Meanwhile, he was responsible for the business work in Greater China, and successively established strategic cooperation with the National Center for Translational Medicine, the National Center for Standardized Metabolic Disease Management, and the National Research Center for Neurological Diseases, etc., and quickly promoted the rapid growth of sales and order amounts in the Chinese market. Since 2020, he is responsible for business work in the Asia-Pacific region (including China), and efficiently works with the team to develop multiple solutions for COVID-19 in hospitals, smart wards, and home monitoring, fighting the epidemic along with medical workers.
Yongnan Ji is NVIDIA Healthcare Application Lead in China, supporting NVIDIA Healthcare ecosystem with NVIDIA’s latest technology. As an expert in medical image and artificial intelligence, he has published core patents and academic papers covers areas like medical imaging, image analysis and image AI. Dr Yongnan Ji graduated from University of Nottingham in UK. Previously worked GE Heatlchare, Toshiba Medical, Samsung Advanced Research Institute.
Dr. Wei Sun is the founder of Infinite Brain Technologies (IBT), a leading high-tech startup in developing digital therapeutics based on brain sciences. Before founding IBT, he served as Partner of two tech funds in China. He has more than 10 years of experience in technology and healthcare both as investor and entrepreneur. He also participated in several technological startups in the US. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Rochester, and his MBA from University of Chicago.
Lynn Lin is based in Beijing, joined Warburg Pincus in 2012 and is a senior vice president of digital transformation strategy for North Asia. Ms. Lin is responsible for technology due diligence and post investment growth enablement. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Ms. Lin was the Executive Director of Global Infrastructure Services for Lenovo, and was the North Asia IT Director for Motorola. She received a B.S. degree in Physics from Tsinghua University, and a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Notre Dame.
- Tan Lin had been the CEO of Microsoft ScaleUp Beijing since 2018. As a entrepreneurial mentor, Tan developed a series of methodologies with his experience in Microsoft to help early-stage startup teams grow rapidly .
- Tan served as a researcher of Center for Research and Planning of Smart Cities of Peking University, country manager of CA Greater China, Channel sales Director at Oracle and marketing director of Apple China, etc. He is equipped with both professional knowledge and practical experience.
- Diversified academic experience: Tan was admitted to the Department of Chemistry at Peking University in 1988, and then went to Ottawa, the capital of Canada, to study biochemistry. Since then, he has been working in the software and Internet field, and has a deep understanding of key decisions and strategic paths in the transformation of Microsoft.
Yangdong Deng received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from the Electrical and Electronics Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Software, Tsinghua University. His research interests include predictive maintenance and brain-inspired computer architecture. He is a senior member of IEEE and a NVIDIA Partnership professor. He received various awards including a best paper award of 2013 International Conference on Computer Design, Deng Feng Foundation, and NVIDIA Partnership Professor Award. His team won numerous AI challenges such as MS COCO (2017), PASCAL VOC (2017), CVPR WAD (2018), ICCV 2019 Multi Moments in Time, and CVPR 2020 ActivityNet.
CHEN Yubo is Senior Associate Dean, Professor, and Director of Center for Internet Development and Governance at School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. He received his Ph. D. in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Before joining Tsinghua SEM., he was a tenured professor at Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, USA. He is a recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, a member of ChinaInfo 100 and Vice Chairman of the Expert Committee, China Committee of 100 of Digital Economy.
Professor Chen’s main research areas include 1) digital economy and digital transformation of Chinese economy, 2) big data and business innovation in the interconnected world, and 3) climate change and sustainability strategy.
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.