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Theme: Momentum

This event occurred on
March 12, 2022
Shanghai, Shanghai

We are thrilled to announce that the 2022 TEDxNYUShanghai Annual Conference will be held on March 12th, 1-5 PM. The 2022 TEDxNYUShanghai Annual Conference is one of the major club events of this year that gathers the most prominent group of speakers to bring “ideas worth spreading”.

Themed ‘Momentum’, the TEDxNYUShanghai Annual Conference invites you to watch our speakers reveal how they have taken steps in their professions and personal lives that have resulted in significant discoveries and effects that have impacted their communities. You will hear stories on how our speakers build up momentum to contribute success to their life’s work and inspire others to pursue their dream. We hope you will be inspired by the courageous spirits of these innovators through our conference.

The Spring 2022 TEDxNYUShanghai Annual Conference will be the last conference on the Century Avenue campus. Our team nominated the theme of this conference ‘Momentum’, commemorating our journey at NYU Shanghai, and we hope to have you as a part of it.

New York University Shanghai
1555号 世纪大道
Shanghai, Shanghai
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Emily Tsiang

Associate Arts Professor of Interactive Media & Business, NYU Shanghai
Emily Tsiang is an Associate Arts Professor of Interactive Media & Business at NYU Shanghai and affiliated with the Program on Creativity + Innovation. She comes from Stanford, where she taught design thinking, Designing Your Life, and launched the Life Design Accelerator. Prior to joining academia, Emily co-founded CULTURE LABx, led global M&A integrations for Cisco, and managed urban economic development initiatives for the City of New York. She holds a BA in Economics & East Asian Studies from UCLA and an MBA in Organizational Strategy & Design from University of Michigan. Emily's research areas explore the first year experience and the function of human agency in global learning experiences.

Jing Wang

Assistant Professor of Interactive Media & Businesses, NYU Shanghai
Jing Wang is Assistant Professor of Interactive Media & Businesses at NYU Shanghai. She is also an affiliated faculty of the university's Program on Creativity and Innovation (PCI). Jing received her Ph.D. from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. She is interested in how information technologies reshape financial practices in the global context. Her recent work focuses on the social and political implications of fintech in China. Jing has been invited to comment in The China Business News, and China Global TV Network. She has also published her work in peer-reviewed journals such as Telecommunications Policy and The China Quarterly. In 2021, Jing is recognized as a Pujiang Talent by the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipal government. In her class, Understanding Financial Technologies, Jing takes the students from all over the world to navigate the human and social aspects of fintechs.

Kai Dai

Partner, RetailEye Intelligence
Kai Dai is Partner of RetailEye Intelligence, in charge of strategy, COE, PR, and innovation. RetailEye is a top AI Startup digitizing the FMCG industry. It applies AI, AIOT, and big data to retail inspections, retail display, offline retail global data, and other aspects to greatly reduce costs and improve efficiency for brands and channels. Before the journey at RetailEye, Kai was the CEO of Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) Greater China, a branch of Norwegian initiative that incubates sustainability startups. His experiences in the United Nations, McKinsey & Company, Argentinian Ministry of Education, SoftBank Ventures Korea, and startups have enriched his perspectives on strategy and innovation. As a traveler who has been to 30 countries, Kai is also interested in bringing cultural elements to innovation.

Meng Zhang

Lecturer, English for Academic Purposes, NYU Shanghai
Meng Zhang is a Lecturer in the EAP program at NYU Shanghai. Prior to this appointment, she has taught and assisted in teaching graduate-level TESOL program courses at The Ohio State University. She also has experience in teaching English speaking and writing to a ride range of multilingual students at Abram Friedman Occupational Center in Los Angeles, California. Zhang has also worked as a senior TOEFL Speaking instructor at New Channel International School in China. Her teaching focuses on engaging students into various kinds of academic literacy practices and cultivating students’ capacities of connecting while transferring learned (language) skills across different types of practices.

Yanfeng Sun

Founder and CEO, 极客鞋谈
Sun Yanfeng, running a start-up company from 2015, specializes in making online video content for niche markets. He hopes to help more people by finding their own thoughts and lifestyles.

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Shanghai, China