Tricia Wang is a sociologist, technology researcher, and ethnographer who studies how people use digital communication technologies in cities. She investigates the impact of digital computing (mobiles and internet) on our social interaction in and with public urban space. She is passionate about demystifying the ways non-elite or edge communities (i.e. migrants, rural villagers, or informal workers) make use of digital tools in everyday life. She travels from New York, USA
With years of experience behind him in the mobile industry and in Asia, Benjamin Joffe gives his insight into the differences between internet, eCommerce and social networks in the US and Asia. Benjamin also gives an interesting perspective on how QQ turned an online social network into a paying business model, and his advice to those hoping to enter the Chinese market. He travels from Beijing.
Building bridges between China and the US has become his passion, ever since Mark Obama Ndesandjo lost his job after 9/11 and found a new homeland in China. As an accomplished business man, he decided that there is more into life than making money. He started to teach piano at orphanages and has been heavily involved in charity events in China. He travels from Shenzhen.
Mark Greeven is Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China’s top university Zhejiang University, the Director for the MBA program Global Entrepreneurship Program, research fellow at the China’s National Institute for Innovation Management and the Center for Global R&D and Innovation. He travels from Hangzhou.
Private equity investor / advisor, Peking University professor, best-selling author and speaker. His writing and speaking are on how rising Chinese consumers (and companies) are disrupting global markets. (#consumerchina). According to LinkedIn, he is the most widely followed business professor in China (+1.4M followers online).”
Harm Kiezebrink international security expert on pandemics and bio-terrorism. It is his job to train veterinary and human health specialists how to handle and manage crisis situations. He worked in this field in the past 10 years, and managed 1.100 crisis situations in 45 countries. He was a member of the WHO SARS team in Beijing helping to develop response strategies for the Chinese government. He travels from Beijing.