2018 Agenda


Thursday, November 29, 2018

7:15 AM
BREAKFAST
8:30 AM
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Alan Murray, President and CEO, Fortune
Wen Guohui, Mayor, Guangzhou
Wang Ruijun, Director General, Department of Science and Technology, Guangdong Province

8:45 AM
THE EVOLUTION OF GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY: INTERNET, AI, AND BEYOND

Sequoia Capital has enjoyed a stellar 2018 in China, with 14 of its portfolio companies listed in multiple markets. The fund’s chief, Neil Shen, shares his accomplishments and regrets as well as his visions and concerns about the future of the global tech sector, especially in the area of AI.
Neil Shen, Steward, Sequoia Capital; Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China
Interviewer: Clay Chandler, Asia Editor, Fortune

9:15 AM
PREPARING FOR THE COMING DATA EXPLOSION

The Internet of Things has brought an explosion of data from sensors in every nook and cranny. That data needs to be stored, analyzed, and distilled into actionable, useful information. It’s a giant business opportunity too, embraced by startups and major enterprises alike.
Amir Khosrowshahi, Vice President and CTO, AI Products Group, Intel
Jerry Wang, Founder and CEO, Tuya Smart
Feng Zhao, Vice President and CTO, Haier Home Appliance Industry Group
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune

9:45 AM
FINTECH: WHO NEEDS CASH, ANYWAY?

China is leading the world in becoming a cashless society. While mobile payments bring convenience and efficiency, consumers worry about privacy and security, especially in the West. How will fintech firms adopt AI in making transactions accurate and secure? How can they make good use of their vast consumer data? What are the key obstacles to cross-border mobile payments?
Felix Zhang, Founder and CEO, Bairong
Zhang Zhenghua, Founder and CEO, UNPay
Moderator: Derek Zhang, Fortune China

10:05 AM
REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:30 AM
ESCAPING THUCYDIDES: IS SINO-US TECH CONFLICT INEVITABLE?

The escalating US-China trade war has heated a new cold war between the world’s two largest economies. How much of this is attributed to the battle for technology supremacy? What is the likely outcome of the worsening bilateral relationship? How should tech companies cope with the uncertainty?
Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Ventures
Dingli Shen, Professor and former Dean of Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Paul Triolo, Practice Head, Geo-Technology, Eurasia Group
Jennifer Zhu Scott, Founding Principal, Radian Partners
Moderator: Alan Murray, Fortune

11:05 AM
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP ON AI

The rise of AI technologies has brought society equal parts hope and concern. How can people from different countries, cultures, social sectors and demographics learn about the new technologies, develop best practices, and formulate mutual understanding.
Terah Lyons, Founding Executive Director, Partnership on AI
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

11:25 AM
TECHNOLOGY DRIVES MOBILITY REVOLUTION

Autonomous vehicles are nearly a commercial reality. To finish the job a highly sophisticated support team “under the hood” will be needed. Cloud computing, 5G networks and computer vision are all prerequisites. With this vast checklist of necessary infrastructure, how close is the future of mobility?
Hosted by Guangzhou Automobile Group
Brooks Entwistle, Chief Business Officer – International, Uber
Bill Peng, Partner, PwC Strategy&
Zeng Qinghong, Chairman, Guangzhou Automobile Group
Zhong Xiangping, Vice President, Tencent
Moderator: Clay Chandler, Fortune

12:10 PM
SWITCH BREAK
12:20 PM
BUFFET LUNCH

Hosted by Guangzhou Automobile Group

1:00 PM
SWITCH BREAK
1:10 PM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION #1: FINTECH AND BLOCKCHAIN

Contestants:
He Huang, Founder and CEO, MDT
Wang Tao, Co-founder and CTO, SequoiaDB
Jenny Zhao, Co-founder and CTO, UNPay

Judges:
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase
Zhou Wei, Founding Managing Partner, China Creative Ventures
Song Chunyu, General Manager, Lenovo Capital

1:40 PM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION #2: EDUCATION, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Contestants:
Jeff Feng, Founder and CEO, Cloudpick
Cary Huang, Co-founder and President, KEYS
Tiger Yang, Co-founder and President, APEX Technologies

Judges:
Song Chunyu, General Manager, Lenovo Capital
Zhou Wei, Founding Managing Partner, China Creative Ventures
Adam Li, Partner, Panda VC

2:10 PM
IS GLOBALIZATION DEAD?

Amid rising global populism and nationalism at home, globalization is facing an unprecedented backlash. How can companies with global ambitions overcome the friction to not only survive but also thrive.
Ben Harburg, Managing Partner, MSA Capital
Ben Ji, Co-producer, The Meg
Wilson Peng, Managing Director, Carl Zeiss Vision China
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, Fortune

2:40 PM
GET SMART: LEADERSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY

Guy Diedrich, Vice President and Global Innovation Officer, Cisco
Interviewer: Robert Hackett, Senior Writer, Fortune

3:00 PM
KEYNOTE: AI SUPERPOWERS: CHINA, SILICON VALLEY AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER

As the US-China AI competition heats up, what advantages do each country hold? How will each treat the great responsibilities that come with technological power? While AI is killing many blue-collar jobs, can it also create better and higher paid jobs? These are just some of the questions renowned tech executive turned investor Kai-fu Lee answers in his latest bestselling book.
Kai-fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures (Via Videolink)
Interviewer: Clay Chandler, Fortune

3:25 PM
REFRESHMENT BREAK
3:50 PM
TECH TRICKS FOR TREKS: AI AND THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

The world’s two most populous countries, China and India, are growing increasingly mobile. New transport solutions are easing the congestion that plagues a collective 2.8 billion people as cities are becoming more interconnected. Two new age travel pioneers discuss helping a third of the world’s population get on the move.
Jane Jie Sun, Chief Executive Officer, Ctrip
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

4:15 PM
WHY WE SHOULD ALL STOP WORRYING AND LEARN TO LOVE AI

Some see the apocalypse in artificial intelligence. Not the former academic who now runs AI efforts for one of Silicon Valley’s hottest software providers. Richard Socher sees the positive impact of AI’s future and shares how he’s helping it be that way.
Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
Interviewer: Clay Chandler, Fortune

4:40 PM
SCHOOL’S OUT: AI-ENABLED LEARNING

Asian households spend an average 15% of family income on supplementary education, mostly on after-school tutoring and extracurricular activities. Low-income families and those situated in remote, rural areas are disadvantaged. Mobile technology has made online learning increasingly popular and affordable. AI is the engine for making education more accessible around the world.
Maofeng Lei, Vice President, WeChat
Cindy Mi, Founder and CEO, VIPKid
Yi Wang, Founder and CEO, LAIX (a.k.a. Liulishuo)
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

5:10 PM
INTELLIGENT TRANSFORMATION

Since acquiring IBM’s PC business in 2005, Lenovo has been reinventing and transforming itself from a Chinese computer hardware company to a global technology powerhouse. The company’s CEO shares Lenovo’s ambition in AI and beyond.
Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo
Interviewer: Alan Murray, Fortune

5:40 PM
SWITCH BREAK
5:45 PM
NETWORKING RECEPTION
6:30 PM
FORTUNE FUTURE 50 AWARD DINNER

CONVERSATION
Martin Reeves, Director, BCG Henderson Institute
Interviewer: Clifton Leaf, Fortune

INNOVATION WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS
George Yip, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Imperial
College Business School
Interviewer: Clay Chandler, Fortune

Friday, November 30, 2018

7:15 AM
BREAKFAST
8:30 AM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION #3: BIOTECH AND HEALTHCARE

Contestants:
Liu Jian, Vice President, Shukun Technology
Sun Gang, Co-founder and President, TopGene
Wang Rui, Senior Partner, Huiying Medical Technology

Judges:
Simone Song, Senior Partner, ORI Healthcare Fund
Clifton Leaf, Fortune
Li Hong, General Manager, GuangZhou BaiYunShan Pharmaceutical Holdings Company, LTD

9:00 AM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARD COMPETITION #4: MANUFACTURING, MOBILITY AND ENERGY

Contestants:
Fu Zhanjie, CEO, Dragon Driver
Clair Gong, Co-founder and Vice President of Marketing, Mor.AI
Yongzhen Huang, Founder and CEO, Watrix

Judges:
Ai Yu, Managing Director, China Everbright Limited
Song Chunyu, General Manager, Lenovo Capital

9:30 AM
BLOCKCHAIN: HIP OR HYPE

As the value of Bitcoin and its peers plummeted this year the hype around cryptocurrencies fell too. Attention has now turned to the more practical applications of blockchain technology, which has applications in everything from logistics to intellectual property rights. But the ambitious businesses adopting blockchain’s disruptive potential are navigating unchartered territory. How can businesses begin to dismantle old structures and make space for the decentralized tech?
Chen Lei, Founder and CEO, Xunlei
Alex Yang, CEO, VEE Technology
Jennifer Zhu Scott, Founding Principal, Radian Partners
Moderator: Robert Hackett, Reporter, Fortune

10:00 AM
REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:25 AM
RISE OF THE ROBOTS AND SMART MANUFACTURING

From assembling cars to taking care of the elderly, robots are rapidly replacing and out-performing humans. And smart manufacturing is altering the very rules of physics by bending material, for instance, that never used to be bendable. Hear from corporate executives on how the rise of robots is transforming their industries and how far smart manufacturing can go.
Chunyuan Gu, President, Asia, Middle East and Africa Region, ABB Group, Chairman, ABB (China) Ltd.
Bill Liu, Founder and CEO, Royole Corporation
Arnaud Thiercelin, Head of R&D, DJI North America
Moderator: Robert Hackett, Fortune

10:55 AM
USING AI TO SOLVE REAL WORLD PROBLEMS

As AI becomes a reality, companies at all levels are discovering the advantages and power of a new generation of applications incorporating AI. But with new opportunities comes increased responsibilities, including the need for good governance of data. How can AI help solve real problems in the real world and how can corporations protect data security? Two tech executives share their insights.
Chen Liming, Chairman, IBM Greater China
Alan Qi, Vice President and Chief Data Scientist, Ant Financial
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

11:25 AM
AI AND HEALTHCARE: THE ROBOT WILL SEE YOU NOW

From preventative screening to cancer diagnosis, from early treatments to complicated surgeries, from developing new medicines to gene editing and 3D printing, the rise of AI has the potential to revolutionize healthcare and the biotech industry—and to save lives.
Li Hong, General Manager, Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Holdings
Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
Simone Song, Founding Partner, ORI Healthcare Fund
Wang Rui, Senior Partner and Vice President, Huiying Medical
Wang Shaokang, Co-founder and COO, Infervision
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Fortune

12:00 PM
SWITCH BREAK
12:10 PM
BUFFET LUNCH
12:50 PM
SWITCH BREAK
1:00 PM
CAPITAL MARKETS: IS WINTER COMING?

To list, or not to list, and where to list? Those are some of the questions for tech companies that are experiencing rapid growth and tighter liquidity. With dwindling VC fund inflow and increasing equity market volatility, many tech firms are pondering whether, when and where to go public.
Christina Bao, Deputy Head of Market Development and Head of Issuers’ Service, HKEX
Brian Gu, Vice Chairman and President, Xpeng Motors
Delano Musafer, Head of APAC Capital Markets, NYSE
Esther Wong, Managing Director of Strategic Investment, SenseTime
Moderator: Anna Fang, Partner and CEO, ZhenFund

1:35 PM
FROM DOTCOM TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

Coming from different backgrounds and cultures, Jim Breyer and Hugo Shong both started investing in tech during the emergence of dotcoms in early 1990s. They both enjoyed a stellar track record of spotting and investing in promising tech startups in their respective countries. In 2005 the two established one of the first American-Chinese venture investing partnerships. And today they continue to invest together and be both keen learners of and investors in artificial intelligence.
Jim Breyer, Founder and CEO, Breyer Capital
Hugo Shong, Founding Chairman, IDG Capital
Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

2:05 PM
ANNOUNCING THE 2018 FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARDS WINNERS
2:15 PM
CLOSING REMARKS AND ADJOURN