2019 Schedule


Thursday, 7 November, 2019

8:30
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Alan Murray, Chief Executive Officer, FORTUNE
Wang Dong, Vice Mayor, Guangzhou
Li Chuyuan, Chairman, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings

8:40
SETTING THE AGENDA

Fortune editors outline the Forum’s key themes.
Clay Chandler, Executive Editor, Asia, FORTUNE; Co-chair, FORTUNE Global Tech Forum

8:45
THE 5G REVOLUTION

5G technology is rolling out across major countries and cities. Which companies and countries are in the lead? How will the new technology transform lives and businesses? How long until consumers really notice the difference?
Paul Scanlan, Chief Technology Officer for Carrier Business Group, Huawei
Interviewer: Michal Lev-Ram, Senior Writer, FORTUNE; Co-chair, FORTUNE Global Tech Forum

9:05
CHARGED BY 5G

How can 5G technology transform mobility and the automobile industry in particular? This long-term auto executive shares his forecasts and aspirations.
Freeman Shen, Founder and CEO, WM Motor Technology Group
Interviewer: Clay Chandler, FORTUNE

9:25
MAKING THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS

The shift to 5G involves a riot of different companies, technologies and regulatory standards. Which players will lead? How will they will they mesh? How to stitch everyone together into a seamless high-speed data network that actually works?
Du Yeqing, Vice President of 5G Product Line, Huawei
Dennis Song, Vice President, Lenovo Group; Managing Partner, Lenovo Capital
Paul Triolo, Practice Head, Geo-technology, Eurasia Group
Zhao Feng, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Haier Smart Home
Moderator: Jennifer Zhu Scott, Founding Principal, Radian Partners; Co-chair, FORTUNE Global Tech Forum

9:55
WOWED BY THE CLOUD

The advent of 5G will spark an explosion of new data vastly increasing demand for cloud-based storage and services. Can the cloud expand fast enough? What industries will it disrupt? What new business models will it create?
Li Shuo, Deputy General Manager of AI Cloud Group and Head of AI to Business, Baidu
Enita Pu, Partner, Sequoia Capital China
Zhang Xia, Principal Enterprise Strategic Evangelist, Greater China, Amazon Web Services
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair, FORTUNE Global Tech Forum

10:20
REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:45
BIOTECH: IN SEQUENCE

Genomic sequencing technology has become indispensable for basic biological research, medical diagnosis, biotechnology and forensic biology. Leaders and investors in sequencing technology share the latest developments and breakthroughs in the space, and discuss the implications for humanity–and business.
Li Qing, Vice President and General Manager of Greater China, Illumina
Liu Juyan, Chief Engineer and Vice General Manager, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings
Simone Song, Founding Partner, ORI Healthcare Fund
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, FORTUNE

11:10
NEUROINFORMATICS: THE REAL FUTURE OF WORK

Learn how one company is using portable brain sensors and machine learning to scientifically measure levels of stress and attention in real time and help organizations to improve workplace wellness, safety, learning and productivity with personalized and adaptive evidence-based solutions.
Presenter: Olivier Oullier, President, EMOTIV

11:20
HEALTHCARE: THE TECH RX

A look at how artificial intelligence, robotics, and cognitive computing are disrupting today’s healthcare industry.
Frank Hester, OBE, Founder and CEO, TPP
Ray Yang, Founder and Managing Partner, Marathon Venture
Ninie Wang, Founder and CEO, Pinetree Care Group
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, FORTUNE

11:45
INNOVATION AND INTEGRATION IN THE GREATER BAY AREA

With innovation and integration at the heart of the Greater Bay Area blueprint, we learn about actual business plans, prospects and progress from a local business leader, a global bank executive and an infrastructure expert.
Lee Der-Horng, Fellow, Singapore National Academy of Engineering
Li Chuyuan, Chairman, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings
Moderator: Clay Chandler, FORTUNE

12:10
SWITCH BREAK
12:20
LUNCH
13:20
SWITCH BREAK
13:30
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION No. 1

The annual FORTUNE China Innovation Award Competition showcases the best of China’s tech start-ups. The first group of three finalists from a variety of sectors contest in front of the judging panel and live audience.
Host:
Yvonne Xie, Social Media Editor, FORTUNE China
Judges:
Wilson Liu, Founder and CEO, Lightning Capital
Dennis Song, Managing Partner, Lenovo Capital
Tong Hongmei, CEO, Flower City Venture
Presenters:
Jiang Yu, COO, Robot++
Luo Min, COO, Guangzhou Bio-Gene
Zhang Yingying, Co-founder and COO, Master Gold Tech

14:10
SERVING THE NEXT TWO BILLION

These fintech executives share one mission–utilizing fast-developing technology to serve billions of people in under-served or underserved markets across the world, especially in Africa, India and China.
Elizabeth Rossiello, Founder and CEO, AZA
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

14:25
THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN

Blockchain experts from China and the U.S. discuss the latest trends in the blockchain field, especially in the wake of the ongoing China-U.S. conflicts over trade and tech.
Da Hongfei, Founder, NEO
Jonathan Dotan, Chief Strategy Officer, OTOY; Consulting Producer, Silicon Valley
Lucy Gazmararian, Fintech & Crypto Advisory, PwC; Co-Chair of Blockchain Committee, FinTech Association of Hong Kong
Xu Yerun, Vice President, JD Digits
Moderator: Jennifer Zhu Scott, Radian Partners

14:55
CHEETAH MOBILE: ON THE HUNT

As probably the first Chinese tech firm to focus on an overseas strategy from the outset, Cheetah Mobile claims over 70% of its half a billion customers are from abroad. How did it achieve that? Will its recent pivot towards robotics and artificial intelligence also pay off?
Fu Sheng, Co-founder and CEO, Cheetah Mobile
Interviewer: Derek Zhang, FORTUNE China

15:10
BRIDGING THE TECHNOLOGY DIVIDE

Many tech companies are caught in the crossfire of the escalating trade and tech wars between China and the U.S. What are the fundamental issues that are dividing the two superpowers? Are there practical solutions? How can tech companies navigate the situation and help bridge the great divide?
Gan Jie, Professor of Finance and Associate Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business; ; Co-founder, Songshan Lake Robotics Park (Guangdong)
Ben Harburg, Managing Partner, MSA Capital
Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, Paulson Institute
Paul Triolo, Practical Head, Geotechnology, Eurasia Group
Moderator: Alan Murray, FORTUNE

15:40
REFRESHMENT BREAK
16:05
TECH TRANSFORMATION AT GOLDMAN SACHS

How does a 150-year-old Wall Street powerhouse keep pace with the fast-changing technology? Its chief strategy officer shares her experiences and insight.
Stephanie Cohen, Chief Strategy Officer, Goldman Sachs
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, FORTUNE

16:25
SMART MOVES: URBAN STRATEGIES FOR BETTER TRANSIT

New mobility technologies like autonomous vehicles are fast-becoming one of the most exciting industries of the day. But while most of us agree on the inevitability of AV and other disruptions to transportation, we don’t always agree on how cities should adopt them.
Li Fan, Chief Technology Officer, Lime
Julian Ma, Founder and CEO, Inceptio Technology
Amit Singh, Co-founder and CEO, Shuttl
Moderator: Eamon Barrett, Senior Writer, FORTUNE

16:55
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG DATA

Cities around the world are adopting technologies to become smarter. The connectivity and computing capacity that 5G enables, combined with the proliferation of the Internet of Things, can lead to improvements in transportation and energy efficiency, public security and economic progress. What are the challenges and opportunities lying ahead?
Victor Ai, Founder and CEO, Terminus Technologies; Managing Director, China Everbright Ltd.
Cao Tuqiang, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Greater China, CISCO
Chang Yu, Director of Media and Communications, Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Moderator: Derek Zhang, Executive Editor, FORTUNE China

17:20
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION No. 2

The second group of three finalists from a variety of sectors contest in front of the judging panel and live audience.
HOST:
Yvonne Xie, FORTUNE China
Judges:
Tong Hongmei, CEO, Flower City Venture
Yang Anqi, Senior Editor, FORTUNE CHINA
Ray Yang, Partner, Marathon Venture
Presenters:
Leo Li, CFO, Norcomed Biotechnology
Sunny Tian, Executive Director, BUTTONS
Stella Zheng, President and COO, Casivision

18:00
NETWORKING RECEPTION AND GALA DINNER

EAST MEETS WEST: TECHNOLOGY IN THE AGE OF THE TECHLASH
In the past five years the technology industry has rapidly changed from being a change agent for global good to being a target for deep criticism and fear. What are the implications for innovation and society? How are people in the West and East understanding and responding to the era of techlash? What can each learn from the other to move beyond today‘s problems? We speak to two technologists who explore these topics through their role as founders, investors as well as satirists who advise the HBO television show SILICON VALLEY.
Jonathan Dotan, Fellow and Lecturer, Stanford University; Consulting Producer, Silicon Valley, HBO
Jennifer Zhu Scott, Radian Partners; Consultant, Silicon Valley
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

Friday, 8 November, 2019

8:30
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION No. 3

The third group of three finalists from a variety of sectors contest in front of the judging panel and live audience.
Host:
Yvonne Xie, FORTUNE China
Judges:
Dennis Song, Managing Partner, Lenovo Capital
Anna Xu, Founding Partner, Hike Capital
Zhou Wei, Founder and Managing Partner, China Creation Ventures
Presenters:
Li Zhang, COO, WeRide
Yang Guang, Founder and CEO, Waterdrop Inc.
Josh Zhang, Chief Innovation Officer, Ucommune

9:10
THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

The Dutch executive shares her insights on the global travel industry as well as on innovation, gender equality, and leadership in the tech world.
Gillian Tans, Chairwoman, Booking.com
Interviewer: Alan Murray, FORTUNE

9:30
TECHNOLOGY FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

While billions of people reap the benefits of the rapidly evolving technologies transforming everyday lives, there are also billions facing a digital divide – under-served communities still lacking basic infrastructure and services. How to use technology to improve living standards as well as promote sustainable and inclusive development within these disadvantaged communities? Hear from entrepreneurs who are trying to answer this challenging question.
Justin Gong, Co-Founder, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, XAG
Geoffrey Prentice, Co-founder, Skype and Oriente
Yao Zhang, Founder and CEO, RoboTerra
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, FORTUNE

9:55
TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

While climate change becomes a major global concern, billions of people in under-served communities are still lacking basic infrastructure and services. How to use technology to balance improving people’s lives and protecting the environment? Hear from entrepreneurs who are trying to answer this challenging question.
Bai Bo, Vice Chairman of the Board and CEO, U.S.-China Green Fund
David Yang, Director and Senior Vice President, SF Group
Tao Zhang, Founder, Dao Ventures and Dao Foods International
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, FORTUNE

10:20
REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:45
COMING ATTRACTIONS: THE ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA INDUSTRY’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The global entertainment and media industry is undergoing tectonic shifts. The advent of streaming services, digital games, social media, mobile APPs and podcasts has changed the distribution and business models, and both old and new players are now trying to evolve to meet consumer demands and expectations. We hear from a panel of entertainment and media executives on how the digital age is changing content creation, marketing strategies, monetization and IP protection issues.
Peter Lipka, Co-founder and APAC CEO, Improbable
Yang Jun, CFO and SVP, 37 Interactive Entertainment
Zhou Wei, Founder and Managing Partner, China Creation Ventures
Moderator: Derek Zhang, FORTUNE China

11:05
WHAT’S IN STORE: THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

Technologies are transforming the way we spend, save and move our money. Around the world, retailers are finding creative ways to engage customers—through innovative platforms, mobile strategies, and customized shopping experiences. How are Chinese consumers’ interests and spending habits influencing retail and e-commerce trends globally?
Bonnie Chan Woo, Co-founder, Studio SV; Founder, WOMANBOSS Inc.; Chief Executive Officer, Icicle Group
Zhiyu Chen, Senior Vice President, E-commerce and Marketing, Walmart China
Bianca Ho, Co-founder and COO, Clare.AI
Deborah Weinswig, Founder and CEO, Coresight Research
Moderator: Eamon Barrett, FORTUNE

11:35
BIG DATA, REAL OPPORTUNITIES

In the AI world, data is the new currency and analytics competency a crucial competitive differentiator across business lines. Companies that overlook data analytics risk being left out of the data revolution.In the meantime, companies also need to build ethical and responsible tools to protect customers, investors and the public interest.
Jack Jing, Executive Vice President, Sunning Technology
Martin Reeves, Chairman, BCG Henderson Institute
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, FORTUNE

12:05
THE X FACTOR

This tech entrepreneur made his name co-creating China’s most popular mobile web browser before selling it to Alibaba. His second tech venture just celebrated its fifth anniversary. He Xiaopeng shares his innovative pursuits, technology acumen and business philosophy.
He Xiaopeng, Chairman, and CEO, Xpeng Motors
Interviewer: Clay Chandler, FORTUNE

12:25
AWARD SUMMARY AND PRESENTATION CEREMONY
12:30
CLOSING REMARKS AND ADJOURN