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Theme: Beyond 望

This event occurred on
May 27, 2023
Shanghai, Shanghai

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Henry Cheung

Global Energy Storage & Microgrid Solutions of Sinexcel Inc.
With more than 10 years of experience as an expert in the development of battery energy storage, Henry has witnessed the growth of the industry. He is committed to be a total solution provider for his clients to achieve "energy freedom". As a global energy storage expert, Zhang shares his insights and practices on energy freedom from the East to the West, from China to the world.

Jonathan Woetzel

Director and Senior Partner of McKinsey Global Institute
Based in China since 1985, Dr. Jonathan Woetzel has been instrumental in building McKinsey's China office. In addition to his work helping Chinese and other Asian businesses prepare for global growth, Jonathan is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm. Jonathan has led numerous research efforts on global economic trends, including growth and productivity, urbanization, affordable housing, energy and sustainability, e-commerce, and the economic impact of the Internet, as well as on productivity growth and economic development in China and Asia.

Song Yao

Co-founder and Co-CEO of Orienspace
At the age of 25, after the acquisition of his AI chip company, Song Yao was the first entrepreneur who successfully exited the AI industry in China. In 2021, 29-year-old Song Yao embarked on a new entrepreneurial journey with the dream beyond the sky. Orienspace was established to explore the infinite possibilities of commercial aviation. As the "era of space exploration" quietly unfolds, Song Yao is dedicated to become a key player to make a breakthrough in commercializing space exploration.

Tong Luo

Director, Scholar of Greek Drama Expert of Shanghai Theater Academy
Tong Luo spent 15 years teaching at University of Athens. She was also invited to serve as an interpreter on international events for leaders from China and Greece. Ever since her return to China in 2017, Tong Luo has turned to focus her work on research and stage practices of Greek drama in China. Combining modern arts, traditional Chinese arts, and ancient Greek drama with her unique insights, Tong Luo has transformed this sublime classical art beyond its time and brought it before the eyes of modern audiences.

Xingqun Yang

Co-founder of Double Respect Dignity Healthcare Management Co.,Ltd.
Yang Xingqun has 16 years of working experience in the fields of elderly and medical care. She once served as the hospital operation director of the Taikang Home Shuyuan community. A clinical nursing graduate, Yang worked in a public hospital as a nurse before pivoting to be a journalist. She then returned to the world of medical care and has never looked back since. Yang hopes to bring forth both international and Chinese best practices of elderly care into her TEDxCEIBS sharing.

Xingyu Wang

Founder of Beyond the City
Xingyu Wang was selected as the 2021 National Youth Pioneer of Rural Revitalization. Despite winning a championship from students of world-famous institutions on the show "Who's Still Standing," Xingyu Wang decided to dedicate his career to rural revitalization. He strives to become the bridge between the urban and the rural, allowing people to see each other. He has taken his team to more than 200 Chinese villages, including villages in the mountains of western Hunan or by the seas of Fujian, the pastures of western Sichuan, opera troupe in Central Plains, and hunting tribe in Olu Guya...... More importantly, he has taken more than 30,000 children from the cities to rural China, showing these "nature-deficit" children the power of the soil they are standing on.

Yibo Jin

Co-CEO of TJ Sports Brand Director for Honor of Kings by Tencent
As a former professional Esports player, Yibo Jin has more than 20 years of experience in the gaming industry and grew to become an industry expert. After joining Tencent, he led his team to set up the National Esports Contest for CrossFire for non-professionals across more than 100 cities. He has led the transformation of League of Legends into a game for eSports culture, and established eSports Contest for League of Legends. He has helped to build the first professional Esports industry ecosystem in China. Yibo Jin has, not only, witnessed the development of the eSports industry in China, but also accomplished several significant milestones of the industry.

Yiwei Chen

Founder of "Wonder Sir" Distinguished Researcher of CEIBS Research Center for Smart Healthcare
Dr. Yiwei Chen has more than 10 years of experience in treatment research on genetics and gene therapy. She was a member of the Academic Committee and Rare Disease Committee for the first "China Medical Case Repository," and a member of the Genetics and Reproduction Professional Committee for the second "Cross-Straits Medicine Exchange Association". She is the author of the popular book "A Cartoon History of Genetics". "Wonder Sir" has collaborated with clinical experts of rare diseases and served close to 100 organizations for patients with rare diseases in China. Being one of the most influential platforms, Wonder Sir is committed to let rare diseases be "seen," with a hope that, one day, the society will learn to embrace the diseases and the patients.

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Shanghai, China