Jasper Becker is one of the leading voices on China’s development, setting his reputation as an author with a monumental work “Hungry Ghosts” on China’s secret famines that changed the world’s perception on China. He worked over twenty years as a foreign correspondent in China. He travels from Beijing.
Paul Denlinger’s life reads like a Who Is Who of business in China. As a senior manager he worked in the past two decades both Chinese and Western companies — including Shanda, Unilever, Philips, TSMC, Acer, Walt Disney, McDonald’s, BMW and even the state-owned newswire Xinhua is on his reference list.
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.