Xiao Xue quickly adapted her new role as a professional movie producer in Hong Kong Goldern Harvest Entertainment Company after graduating from college in 1992. In 2000, she started tapping the magazine industry and soon became a publisher and chief editor, having a wide range of influence in fashion and entertainment industries.
Dr. Edward Tse is founder and CEO, Gao Feng Advisory Company, formerly Chairman of Greater China for Booz&Company and Mangaing Partner, China for the Boston Consulting Group. With over 20 years of experience in management consulting and senior line management, he is widely known as "China's leading global business strategist".
Fei DENG is one of China's best-known investigative reporters. While working as a reporter with Phoenix Weekly, Deng developed a deep understanding of social problems suffered by lower class Chinese people, particularly those in the rural areas. Deng empathized their sufferings and was empowered to go beyond journalism and take his advantage in social media to speak for issues of marginalized Chinese people. In 2011, he succeeded in launching his most well-known non-profit project, "Free Lunch for Rural children". This project offered free meals to rural kids who could not afford lunch at school due to extreme poverty in the family and it also effectively addressed the issue of malnutrition in those poor areas. Deng also initiated other nationwide non-profit programs, for example, the "Anti-Child-Trafficking Campaign", the "Free Healthcare for China's Rural Children" and the "Children Protection Scheme".
Dr. Xu Mingqiang serves now as CTO, Microsoft GCR. He is responsible for the business vision and strategy development and his team is focusing on driving the digital transformation for companies of all sizes in the Greater China Region.
Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Founder and Executive Volunteer of HandsOn Chin a and a Visiting Progessor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Having lived in China for 15 years, Richard has a lot to say about his observation about the energy movement system and innovations in sustainability area.
After starting three venture-funded startups in Silicon Valley, Steven Hoffman, known as Captial Hoff, launched Founders Space with the mission to educate and accelerate entrepreneurs and intrapreneur. Founder Space has become one of the top startup accelerators in the world with over 50 partners in 22 countries.
Born in 1968, graduated from Tongji University in 1990 and stayed on as a lecturer for almost 20 years. A common thread through these variegated experiences is his deep-rooted respect for traditional Chinese culture and the unique discourse he brings to the practice and expression of modern design. His works have won numerous awards and himself is seen as an influential Chinese creative designer as reported in both international and domestic media.