Huai (Harry) Wang is CEO & Founder of Linear Capital (Linear), a fund with US$230 AUM, specialized in data technology and AI investments. Harry has led investments in 50+ technology companies. He also served as a CEO advisor to Dianping and Baixing. In 2013, Harry published a book, How Facebook was Engineered, which became a best seller in the Internet startup community. He served as Judge for Forbes China 30 under 30 in 2014 and 2013. Prior to co-founding Linear, Harry worked for Facebook in California as an engineering manager and joined Facebook in early 2007 when there were about 100 employees in the company. He earned his MS degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, MS degree in Computer Science/Data Mining from Ohio State University (PhD Quit) and his BS degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University. Harry serves as a founding member of the council for the i-tech school in the Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Science. Harry is a Fellow of the third class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Harry serves as the first chairman of Future Forum Young Council. He is also selected to the Class 2018 of Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum.
Bingqi Zhou, GM of Public Affairs and Ecosystem at Alibaba Cloud since 2015, she is a domain expert in the internet and e-commerce compliance and security world with more than 17 years of experience. Prior to the Alibaba cloud, she had worked for Alibaba group and China Wanwang since 1999. She is also the executive sectary of China Data Center Alliance. She graduated as Software Engineering master and possessed PMP certificate with years of project management background.
Dan Wong is an expert in the fields of artificial intelligence, digital transformation, and product innovation -- with over 20 years of experience in Greater China and Silicon Valley. As CEO of artificial intelligence startup Rokid, Mr. Wong was one of the earliest industry pioneers to apply AI technology to home use. At Rokid, Mr. Wong brought to market a cutting-edge home AI product that captured numerous industry accolades, including the CES Innovation Award 2016 and 2017. He also has substantial experience driving and implementing digital transformation initiatives at large multinationals like Samsung and Nokia. Mr. Wong is now a mentor and adviser to several startups in the artificial intelligence, converged retail, Industry 4.0, and smart home industries. Mr. Wong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Materials Science from Stanford University.
Erik Walenza is the CEO of IoT ONE, the Co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Technology & Innovation Committee, and the Shanghai Director of Startup Grind. As Co-chair of the AmCham Innovation Committee, Erik works with members and partners to develop and exchange best practices for innovation strategy and technology trend mapping and, through Startup Grind, supports the development of Shanghai's innovation ecosystem. He has interviewed over 50 CEOs, VC partners, and domain experts to build one of Shanghai’s largest networks of entrepreneurs and investors. He regularly advises early stage entrepreneurs and provides introductions to help small teams leverage external resources to drive their growth.
IoT ONE is the leading source of information and insight regarding Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) use cases, technologies, business models, and suppliers. Companies work with IoT ONE to track adoption trends, identify hidden risks and opportunities, build partner networks, and plan their IoT adoption strategies. In addition to answering strategic questions, IoT ONE supports our clients in building open innovation competencies that enable rapid and cost-effective validation of opportunities. We believe strongly that future market leaders will be defined by the strength of their partner ecosystems as much as by their internal competencies.
Mr. Charles Zheng is currently Director of VLSI Engineering at NVIDIA China. Mr. Zheng joined NVIDIA at Santa Clara in 2001, and was assigned to build up NVIDIA Shanghai R&D center in 2005. Under his leadership, his team has delivered every generation of GPU and Tegra projects through latest technology nodes, and turned into volume production to serve various market segments, including Gaming, AI, Datacenter, and Autonomous Machines, since 2007. Prior to join NVIDIA, Mr. Zheng worked at Avant! to support EDA software, success in business engagement, and deploy design flow for various customers.
Mr. Charles Zheng has also served as Chairman of CDNLive China Committee since 2015, and Chairman of SNUG China Committee since 2016.
Mr. Charles Zheng received his bachelor and master degree of Physics at Fudan University in 1993, and master degree of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Washington in 1997. He also received his EMBA degree at CEIBS in 2012.
Rong Yu has over ten years technical program management experience with strong technical background and leadership & business skills. He joined Microsoft in 2005 and is currently the CTO of Microsoft Scaleup. His core responsibility includes：
• Lead technology & product assessment of all startups who apply to the Microsoft ScaleUp program (formerly known as Microsoft Accelerator).
• Provide technical thought leadership to and lead deep technical engagement with startups in the program to build world class cutting-edge technologies & solutions on top of Microsoft Cloud and AI platform.
• Lead technical collaboration and partnerships with ecosystem partners such as VCs, multi-national companies, 3rd party incubators/accelerators, etc.
Rong Yu graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University and obtained his Master degree at Texas A&M University.
Having joined DFJDragon Fund in 2011, Richard Wang has over 20 years of business development, technical marketing and sales management experience within the technology industry. Prior to DFJDragon Fund, Richard served as QunZhong E-Commerce’s CEO and successfully opened up markets, while developing franchise channels. Prior to QunZhong E-Commerce, he founded OLEA Network with partners in Silicon Valley. The company researched and developed wireless intelligent ECG sensors by using doppler radar technology. He has several technical papers published in IEEE journals. Mr. Wang received his MSEE from National Chiao Tung University in 1995.
Richard is interested in Artificial Intelligence applications and the fintech area, especially in BlockChain. His portfolios include Yeepay, Senodia, NasoSic, Innodealing, Epticore, Hcash, Vechain, Redpulse, Alphacat , Primas, IHT, Kronos, OBEN, MDT, Penta, Fusion, IOTex, ODEM, Skrumble, QuarkChain, Navibration, VODI, XREX, NUWA, Echoin, HumanProtocol, Satt and WOM.
Selena Chu is currently the Asia Pacific CIO for Dow. She provides leadership to regional IS teams, works collaboratively with business and functional leaders to drive digital solution and leverage global delivery offering, covers areas of Advanced Analytics, ERP Development, Digital Solution, IT Infrastructure/Operations, and Information Security, in order to enable regional business strategies and plans.
She Joined Dow in 2008 as Master Black belt and has served in a number of leadership roles in the Asia Pacific region, including R&D Operation, Innovation Strategy, Technical Information Service etc.. Previous to Dow, she worked for GE as the AP R&D Engineering Digitization leader for Plastics division and had years of experience in 6 Sigma and Lean, and their application in the field of new product & process development. She worked for KPMG Consulting Co. before joining GE.
Roberto Lee JR is the Managing Director for SPH KDL (formerly Cardinal Health China) , one of the largest healthcare distributors in China. SPH KDL is also one of the largest healthcare importers in China with ability of end to end services for pharma, MD, cosmetics, healthcare supplements from Global Trade, local labeling, warehousing, 3PL, 4PL, CSO, Clinical Trials Procurement, E Commerce platform, IT Channel Management Intelligence and IT outsourcing company serving over 70 healthcare companies.
At Cardinal Health Roberto supported M&A, led integration for 6 acquisitions, led Wave 2 and 3 for SAP, and lead operational excellence for Operations team. His previous role was APAC MD for Hyder Consulting a listed engineering consulting company in the LSE. He holds a EMBA from INSEAD/Tsinghua University and MBA from University Southern California.
Roger is responsible for engineering and operations excellence at L’Oréal APAC. He leads initiatives across the research to support implementation of L’Oréal’s operations digitalization and Industry 4.0 strategy.
Prior assuming this role, Roger was production manager of L’Oréal’s Yichang plant for six years. The Yichang plant is L’Oréal’s largest make-up production center in Asia-Pacific, with a production capacity exceeding 210 million products annually. The Yichang plant has also reduced energy consumption by 33% over the prior 10 years, achieved LEED Gold certification, and reached carbon neutrality while switching to 100% renewable electricity.
Carl Breau is a Canadian engineer based in Shanghai and is the CEO of Saimen Group, a group of seven Chinese registered companies active in the manufacturing and entertainment sectors.
Carl holds a master’s degree in Engineering, is a UCLA Certiﬁed Board Member and has over 10 years of direct China management experience in Multinational companies. He has also worked in senior management positions in SMEs and stock traded companies in North America and Europe.
He speaks ﬂuent mandarin and is a frequent speaker and university lecturer on the topic of doing business in China. His expertise is China business and operations.
Carl Breau was awarded the Exceptional Achievement Medal from the Canadian Council of Engineers in 1999.
Carly Ramsey is a regulatory risk specialist and associate director at Control Risks, where she leads much of the company's Asia-Pacific government affairs, government relations, and stakeholder engagement advisory projects. She has more than a decade of experience in China advising multinationals on how to engage with the government to mitigate the commercial impact of growth-restricting policies.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Carly was an Associate Director with APCO Worldwide. Her comments on China’s political developments have appeared in major media outlets, including the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. She has a master’s degree in foreign policy and international security from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario.
Ron Cai has more than 29 years of legal experience assisting clients in U.S.-China business projects. He handles international mergers and acquisitions, general business and corporate law for multinational companies in China, international business transactions, and dispute resolution. Mr. Cai also advises clients on contract law, employment and labor law, intellectual property rights, technology licensing, international finance, regulatory approvals, and corporate compliance auditing. He is familiar with a wide range of industries, including, e-commerce, high-tech, media and entertainment, retail and distribution, food & beverage and hospitality, healthcare, renewable energy, transportation and heavy machinery industries, and infrastructure projects. He also represents Chinese companies in their business transactions and litigation in the U.S. Mr. Cai speaks and writes frequently on U.S.-Chinese business issues.
Ron received his LLB from Xiamen University Law School, LLM from Columbia University Law School, and J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School.
Paul Mozur is a technology reporter based in Shanghai. Along with writing about Asia's biggest tech companies, he covers cybersecurity, emerging internet cultures, censorship and the intersection of geopolitics and technology in Asia. A Mandarin speaker, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in China and Taiwan prior to joining The New York Times in 2014. He cut his teeth covering smuggling, wild boars and the courts for The Standard in Hong Kong, and got his start as an editorial assistant at The Far Eastern Economic Review.