Pinocchio Vocal Band
The first A Cappella Group in Ningbo
Pinocchio Vocal Band consists of six young people with different backgrounds and life
experiences. They formed a band of A Cappella, which is a musical form started from
20th century. With each endeavor, they wish to bring the best single performance to
the audience, as well as continue to improve themselves as the band member. Working
together as a young and powerful whole, they learn and create with their simple wish—
to bring the best vocal chorus to Ningbo.
Co-founder of Dogma Lab, musician from New York
Benjamin Bacon is a musician, creative technologist, designer and educator from New
York. He is the co-founder of Dogma Lab, a cross-discipline media and design studio
based in Shanghai, China. He was the co-founder of RAWR!, a design incubator and
rapid prototyping collaboration lab located in Caochangdi Beijing, China. RAWR! Labs
was the event and production partner for Beijing Design Week Caochangdi (BJDWCCD)
in 2012. Between 2011 and 2013, Benjamin was invited to be a visiting researcher at
Nokia Research Center (NRC) in Beijing and Shenzhen, creating an international design
education program for NRC.
He is formerly an Assistant Professor of Computational and Media Design at Parsons the
New School for 10 years, was director of the BFA Design + Technology program, and has
held professorships at a number of other international top ranking schools. He has over
10 years of experience as a musician and DJ performing across the US, Europe and China,
and has exhibited and lect
Contemporary lacquerware artist
One of the founders of IGDB ( Ningbo International Design Biennale ), winner of Chinese
International Design Competition award and medal, an artist who makes lacquerware
with modern aesthetics.
As an inheritor of traditional lacquerware art, he created the craft of making “Paper
tire Zhu lacquer” and resurrected “lacquer-sand inkstone”, which have been lost for
300 years. Having been working on lacquerware production for more than 20 years, he
firmly believes that modern aesthetics should be chimed in while inheriting traditional
crafts. Based on the traditional lacquer art language, his creation focuses on enriching
lacquerware artworks’ expressional language, style and imagery to enhance traditional
lacquer art’s modern form.
National player of yo-yo
Born in 1998, Wu Congcong is currently a colleague student in Ningbo. He has won the
champion of 2016 Central China Yoyo Contest.
Since yo-yo has long been considered by most people to be a child’s toy, Wu hopes
to break the stereotype of yo-yo through his own action and let more people have a
comprehensive understanding of the sport of yo-yo.
Underwater archaeologist / vice-director of National Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage Ningbo Base
Lin mainly engages in underwater archaeology and underwater cultural heritage
protection and plays an active role in promoting to normalize and scientize underwater
archaeology, as well as making underwater archaeology known to the public.
Underwater archaeology is an emerging interdisciplinary science. Lin, who is full
of pioneering spirits, dives into the mysterious ocean world, devotes himself to the
exploring of “blue civilization” and becomes one of six “underwater archaeology diving
instructors” of our country. He leads a team to implement the program of “Finding
Treasure Underwater” in the coastal region of Zhejiang Province creatively and draws the
“treasure map” of Zhejiang undersea world initially. This action composes a new chapter
of underwater archaeology of Zhejiang. He leads Ningbo “No. 1 little
white reef” to explore the sunk boat of Qing dynasty. This innovative project set a new
benchmark of underwater archaeology in China.
A famous Zhihu user named Dongji Zai Hangzhou/ a psychological counselor
Chen has an Ph.D. in Applied Psychology who used to work at Mental Health Education
and Counseling Center, Zhejiang University. He is a verified Zhihu user who has
more than 425,000 followers. Also he is a registered psychologist of China Clinical
After his resign from Zhejiang University, he realized that during the process of
transition, losing is not just a loss, but also a chance of rebirth, which helps one to
understand the difficulty of transition and the profound significance of personal growth.
He is now writing a book on transition, as well as setting up a studio which is committed
to helping people accomplish career, identity and relationship transitions.
Designer and creator of practical art
Danny Kuo is a Dutch designer currently based in Shanghai. As a designer he wants to
address the issue of our changing reality as a result of technological progress. This is why
flexibility and adaptability are the key words with regard to both his work and his life.
By creating effective products he wants to improve our lives and offer something we can
When Danny Kuo designs his objects, he is not only concerned about playful flexibility
but also about enhanced usability.
China Investment Corporation managing director / Equity strategy investment directo
Dr. Larry Zhang, Managing Director, Head of Public Equity Dept., China Investment
Corporation (CIC), He received his PHD from State University of New York at Stony
Brook, Dr. Zhang is a member of "National 1000 Top Talent's Programs". Before joining
CIC, he served as senior global investment advisor at National Social Security Fund
Council. Previously, he was a partner for a London-based hedge fund, GSA Capital,
where he served as head of global public equity strategy. Prior to that he was a hedge
fund manager at Barclays Global Investors.
He believes that the disruptive technology innovation will bring not only great progress
to society, but also a huge impact socially and economically. Both the societies and the
individuals should be well-prepared in order to stay at the winning side of the tide.
Pappalardo / Einstein Fellow at MIT Physics / Associate Professor in Department of Physics of HKU / PhD of Astronomy of Harvard University Session 2 Infinitude
Su is the youngest awardee of the Bruno Rossi Prize and the discoverer of Fermi Bubbles
which was selected one of the ten major advances both in Physics and Astronomy.
His main research interests are high energy astrophysics and cosmology. He is engaged in
the probe experiment and theoretical investigation of the cosmic microwave background
(CMB), the search for dark matter and so on. Now, he is working on the first Chinese
cosmology-detection program-the experiment of primordial gravitational waves in Ali,
Tibet-as the project manager.
Co-founder of Talking Brain / Chief scientist consultant of Brain Intelligence
As a professor in cognitive neuroscience, Lin is devoted to developing interpersonal and
man-machine communication with the use of complex Internet, the theory of cognitive
neuroscience and intelligent wearable hardware. Meanwhile, Lin is good at mining
enterprise customer demand and exploring enterprise customer service. She conducted
her team member to develop neurological game experience, neurological film experience
theory and its evaluation system independently.
Lin has led her team to cooperate with big companies such as P&G, IBM, Unilever,
Vivaki, Giant, Foton, Youku, Soho, Yoyi with neurological customer experience theory
and technology system to help those top companies improve their competitiveness and
market share. Lin is also familiar with toB business demand and service exploration. She
has earned many paper prizes of P&G with her team.
Professor of law, sociology and theater / Licensed lawyer
David is currently a performing member of the People's Republic of Comedy improv
group，the Executive Director of Shanghai's first Chinese-language improv group,
Yuzhoujiyuetuan and the Artistic Director of Shanghai's largest Chinese-language improv
group, Feilaijixing. He also teaches improv at the Shanghai Theater Academy and for the
theater group Kaixinmahua.
Originally from New York City, David Warner has been performing and teaching improv,
sketch comedy and theater since 1993. David moved to China in 2006 and has been
teaching and performing theater in Chinese ever since. David believes the interesting
thing about improv is that its basic philosophies could help people to prepare for the
unexpected situations that life throws at us.
Parallel Computing Expert in Silicon Valley / AI Chief Scientist (CS) of Almost Human Tech Media Session 2 Infinitude
Zhao Wei has a solid grounding in mathematics. He used to design parallel and
distributed computing system for Intel, Xerox, Intuit and other famous companies in
his more-than-ten-year life abroad. Now, Zhao Wei is working with CAS and USTC to
achieve the understanding of languages by machine learning. He is the Technical Advisor
of Xiao I Robot and other front-line AI companies and investment intuitions in China.
In addition, he is also working on applying quantum computing to machine learning
algorithm as well as spreading the value and significance of AI to the public.
Zhao Wei is one of many who are very curious about the nature of thinking, eager
to know if there is a way he can adopt to achieve another kind of powerful machine
intelligence that is complementary to human intelligence by computing. Curiosity of this
kind leads him to explore mathematics, theoretical physics and computer science. Now,
besides involving himself in some interesting AI technology researches,
This innovative project set a new benchmark of underwater archaeology in China.
The cross-discipline background guarantees his capacity of handling problems with the cross knowledge. He demonstrates a great passion for providing information science solutions to different problems, and devotes himself to information transformation and algorithms and application development with the purpose of making scientific reports more understandable to the public.
Wu and his team are committed to making every Chinese understand their genome and benefit from it. They have now completed the detection and analysis of more than 7,500 copies of personal genome data to provide users with ancestral source analysis, interpretation of genetic diseases, health risks, sports nutrition, and so on. Moreover, they have helped users to participate in the interpretation and application of genomic data through an open platform. The next agenda of him and his team is to build a consumer genomic data of applied ecology.
Co-Founder of ViewFIN.com/ expert of blockchain and digital assets
As a senior expert of blockchain and digital assets, he has experienced the explosive
growth of domestic Bitcoin exchanges and the mining industry. Since 2013, he has
participated in the Bitcoin Blockchain community, both at home and abroad. He also
takes part in various domestic and overseas Blockchain Conferences and some early
foreign projects (associated with blockchain), writing and translating blockchain-related
articles and books.
Working and living in Toronto for over a decade, he was involved in some important
IT projects funded by the foreign top 500 world corporations and the government
of Ontario. In 2014, he formed ViewFIN and introduced the
project of Metaverse in 2016. He believes that what Bitcoins can bring to us are not only
the peer-to-peer (P2P) electronic cash system and distributed accounting technology, but
more importantly the confidence that asset digitization is certain to be realized.
A local host in Ningbo/ the last and best student of Ningbo Pinghua master Zhang Shaoce
Host of Laifa’ Talk Show in Ningbo Dialect and Natural Stage in NBTV／former host of
Xiangcundashijie in CCTV Channel 7.
Ten years’ experience of evening host in Ningbo made him become aware of the lives of
local Ningbo people and realize their cultural needs. The experience of hosting in CCTV
for nearly 10 years is more like a process of accumulation and precipitation, which let
him know the difference between “stage” and “screen”, and realize what he can do and
should do. Meanwhile, it also helped him realize that he is deeply rooted in Ningbo.
Now, he is back to the homeland, broadcasting news in an original Pinghua style, which
made him more popular by the locals.