The team will be ready to welcome you to East Tech West and you will be free to check in to your room, explore the grounds and facilities before networking with other delegates over lunch.
Once you have registered, take the opportunity to network, meet & greet with other C-Suite Executives attending East Tech West.
14:30 – CNBC’s Amanda Drury – Welcome
14:40 – Welcome Address by KC Sullivan, President & Managing Director, CNBC International
14:55 – Amanda Drury introduces CNBC Talent
15:00 - Amanda introduces Party Secretary
15:05 – Keynote speech by Cai Chaolin, Party Secretary of Nansha District
15:15 – Amanda introduces the first fireside chat
FIRESIDE CHAT: Henry Liu, VP & Chief Scientist on Smart Transportation, DiDi
DiDi is a major Chinese ride-sharing, artificial intelligence and autonomous technology conglomerate, providing transportation services for 550 million users across over 400 cities.
FIRESIDE CHAT: Dr Min Wanli, Chief Machine Intelligence Scientist, Alibaba Cloud
Dr Min Wanli holds a Ph.D in statistics from the University of Chicago, was a researcher at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center and a senior statistician at Google. He oversees Alibaba Cloud’s artificial intelligence projects.
FIRESIDE CHAT: Jing Ulrich, MD & Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase
Jing provides strategic advice to the firm’s most senior global clients across all sectors and asset classes, working to foster greater cross-border collaboration in Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.
FIRESIDE CHAT: Jixun Foo, Managing Partner, GGV
GGV Capital is a multi-stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Shanghai, and Beijing. Jixun focuses on internet and mobile technology investments.
FIRESIDE CHAT: Edith Yeung, Head, 500 Startups China
Edith has invested in over 40 mobile, VR, AR, AI and machine learning start-ups. She will provide us with crucial insights into the trends driving the successes in China and uncover her key findings from the Chinese Internet Trends Report.
Fireside Chat: Hu Wen, COO, poni.ai
Poni.ai is a start-up located in Silicon Valley and China. Their mission is to build is to build the safest and most reliable self-driving technology.
FIRESIDE CHAT: Du Lan, SVP, iflytek
iFlytek is an open AI platform focusing on voice interaction technology. It has achieved multiple breakthroughs in voice recognition technology.
FIRESIDE CHAT: Feng Xingya, General Manager, GAC Group
Feng Xingya is focused on GAC’s strategy for the auto industry and the role of technology – including new energy car, internet cars, smart cities and digitalization.
Here at The East Tech West retreat, we have provided a whole range of wellbeing activities for energising, revitalising, networking and socialising. For all details please see our our social & wellbeing page.