Wendy Wu, Founder & CEO of Wonder Technology and YiQi App". "YiQi" is China's fastest growing social app powered by the world's leading EQ & voice AI technology. The core technology is able to analyze the user's emotions, emotional needs and personality traits through 8 seconds of voice data. Our AI engine is 8 times faster than IBM Watsons. From our launch in late January, it has exceeded 3 million matches.More information about speaker
Cindy Mi, Founder and CEO of VIPKID, is also a Board Member of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum 2018, Advisory Member of the Center for Global Competence Development of Tsinghua University, Executive member of the Council of Center for China and Globalization.
In 2013, she founded VIPKID, an industry leader and innovator in real-time online English language education for children, serving a community of over 600,000 paying students and over 70,000 teachers in the US and Canada. Its online Chinese learning platform "Lingo Bus" has more than 20,000 registered students from all over the world, becoming an important business platform for global Chinese learning promotion.
At the same time, VIPKID regards "making contributions to poverty alleviation and public welfare" as its social responsibility. Together with a few charitable organizations, VIPKID is dedicated to helping children in poverty-stricken areas so that they can have more access to language learning and the splendid cultures around the world. Its "Foreign Teachers in Classroom" project has introduced online English lessons into more than 1,000 village-schools in China.
Virginia Tan is the co-founder and president of Lean In China, a women's platform with over 100,000 members across more than 25 cities and 100 universities in China, which supports the goals and aspirations of Chinese women. She co-founded She Loves Tech, a global initiative focusing on technology by women and technology for women, which also houses the world's largest competition for women tech entrepreneurs, held across more than 16 international locations. She is also the founding partner of Teja Ventures, Asia's first gender lens venture capital fund, which targets early stage women impact companies.
Virginia's background is in law and finance, where she was an experienced finance lawyer for more than 8 years specializing on energy, resources and infrastructure sectors in emerging markets, and has worked in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America for 2 magic circle firms. She moved to Beijing in 2013 to work on strategic investments related to the "One Belt One Road" initiative on behalf of Chinese state owned companies and financial institutions. In 2014, she was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper.
Her work has been covered by Forbes, the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, BBC, Global Times, People’s Daily, CCTV, etc. She has spoken at some leading institutions such as Alibaba, Baidu, Bloomberg, Dell, Disney, DSM, General Electric, P&G, HP, Medtronic, Peking University, Tsinghua University, UNICEF, UN Women, etc.
Charles is a data-driven financial journalist with more than 7 years of experience. He has set up one-on-one interviews with top news makers in business, including Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio, Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman, Starbucks' Howard Schultz, Dow Dupont's Andrew Liveris and ABB's Ulrich Spiesshofer. He has also interviewed numerous economists, strategists and analysts from major banks and other financial institutions. Charles is a member of the Gobal Shapers Commumity, a leadership organization initiated by the World Economic Forum.More information about speaker
Mr. William Li is the founder, chairman and CEO of NIO (NYSE: NIO). In November 2014, Mr. Li founded NIO with the goal of building the first User Enterprise in the world and to redefine the whole car ownership experience. NIO was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on September 12, 2018.
Mr. Li is a serial entrepreneur. He established Bitauto Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BITA) in 2000, where he serves as the Chairman of the board of directors. Bitauto is one of the biggest providers of online content and marketing services for China's automotive industry. Mr. Li is one of the first internet entrepreneurs in China. While he was still studying at Peking University, he founded Beijing Antarctic Technology Development Co., Ltd, one of the earliest internet companies in China. In 1997, he co-founded Kewen Books, which later developed into Dangdang. Mr. William Li has co-founded and invested in over 40 companies in the internet and automotive industries.
In January, 2018, Mr. Li was recognized by Sina Finance, People’s Daily and Channel Wu as one of the “Top 10 Economic Personages of 2017.”
Mr. Li was named “GQ Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2017.
Mr. William Li was recognized by the China Automobile Dealers Association in 2008 as one of the top 10 most influential people in China’s automobile industry in the past thirty years.
Mr. William Li was born in Anhui, China. He received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Peking University where he minored in law.
Natalie Wang is one of the most popular English news anchors in China. She was with CCTV News, lately renamed to China Global Television Network, for 7 years. During that time she hosted her own show The Link, and sat in regularly for prime-time talk show Dialogue. She has covered a variety of political events like the G20 and China’s “Two Sessions”, as well as science and technology news like China's Internet industry and space missions. Her interviewees ranged from foreign dignitaries and business leaders, to autistic children and migrant workers. Her angle is both sharp and affectionate.
Before joining CCTV News, Natalie worked in Hong Kong as a television feature reporter with i-Cable News Channel. In 2011, she won a Silver Telly Award for "Treat or Trap", a 30-minute TV documentary revealing the administrative interference on judicial laws in a multi-million dollar case in China. Later that year, she worked on “Glass Heart”, a 60-minute documentary on a group of Chinese children with rare diseases struggling to make life meaningful. It was nominated in the 2012 International Emmy Awards.
Natalie left CCTV News in early 2018 and started COGO Technology. COGO celebrates the independence, versatile and beauty of women, aiming to make them shine from the outside and inside. It has produced documentaries featuring famous women, and mini documentaries on ordinary women, that have gained over 100 million views in total.
COGO also developed Glamor App, a fashion content platform. Glamor boasts the content by most of China’s top fashion influencers and created a place for fashion lovers to share their own styles and personal stories; and to inspire others while setting up new role models online and in real life. Moreover, it aims to rediscover fashion in an all-rounded way, encouraging the inner and outer beauty of young people. Besides fashion, Glamor App is also covering areas like beauty, lifestyle, arts, etc.
Natalie was born and raised in Guangzhou, a coastal city in southern China. She speaks Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese and English. She holds a Master’s of Journalism degree from The University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor’s degree in English Broadcasting and Anchoring from Communication University of China.
Kong Ho is technology editor of the South China Morning Post, where he leads a team of editors and reporters focusing on how tech is reshaping Asia. He also writes a column, co-hosts a podcast about tech in China, and moderates a webinar series of industry leaders discuss the most important developments in tech. Kong Ho is also part of the team behind the annual China Internet Report, the most comprehensive survey of China's digital landscape.
Kong Ho worked in mainland China as a correspondent and editor with Bloomberg News for close to a decade before joining the Post in 2017. Now based in Hong Kong, he travels frequently in Asia interviewing CEOs as well as moderating panels and speaking at events.
Ms. Shirley Wu is the Senior Vice President of Dell Technologies and General Manager of China Vertical & Emerging Sales, and responsible for Dell Technologies’ business growth in selected verticals & Emerging including Internet, Cloud Computing, Finance, Security, Insurance, Telecom and Energy as well as Dell global clients.
Ms. Shirley joined Dell Technologies in 2015. With profound industry insights and strong solution selling capability, she is leading a vertical & emerging sales team to provide tailor-made IT solutions for Chinese customers in various industries, helping them grow business and achieve success.
As an over 20-year industry veteran in the high-tech industry, Ms. Shirley has established an outstanding track record in sales leadership and business management. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Shirley served as Vice President of Sales at Schneider Electric IT (China) Ltd, and General Manager for Small and Medium Data Center (SMDC) solutions, responsible for Schneider’s data center business. Prior to that, Ms. Shirley had held various leadership positions including Sales Head, General Manager, Sales Director, Business Development Manager, and Software Engineer, respectively, in companies of Tellabs, Nortel, UTStarcom, and China Telecom.
Ms. Shirley graduated from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada with an M.S.E.E degree, and Beijing University of Post & Telecommunications with a B.S.E.E degree in computer communications.