CNNMoney Switzerland Anchor
Martina is the event moderator. Prior to joining the CNN network in 2017, she worked as China Global Television Network (CGTN) Host and Senior Business Reporter in Beijing, Reuters Economy Correspondent for the Gulf Arab region in Dubai, and Reuters Financial TV Producer in London. Martina has covered top global news events around the world, such as the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in 2017, the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in 2016, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and has conducted dozens of exclusive interviews including with Swiss President Doris Leuthard or China's richest man Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin.
First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Olaf Scholz is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg since 7 March 2011. From November 2007 to October 2009 he held the position of Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. Since December 2001 he is a member of the SPD Executive Committee.
Vice Mayor of Hangzhou
Mr. Xie Shuangcheng is the former Vice Chairman of the Anji Political Consultative, Deputy Director of the Zhejiang Provincial Supervision Office and since 2013 the Vice Mayor of Hangzhou. He is responsible for Human Resources, Social Security, Foreign Trade, Foreign investment, the Chinese Cross Border e-Commerce Comprehensive Test Area, the West Fair, Hangzhou Economic Development Zone and other aspects of work. Mr. Xie Shuangcheng is also in charge of the Municipal People‘s Social Security Bureau, the Municipal Commission of Commerce and the Hangzhou Economic Development Zone (Hangzhou Export Processing Zone).
Yuri van Geest
Founder of Singularity University the Netherlands
Yuri van Geest (M.Sc. in Strategic Management, Marketing & Innovation) is a passionate professional, author, international keynote speaker and entrepreneur on exponential emerging technologies. Yuri is founder of Singularity University in the Netherlands and author of the book “Exponential Organizations”. He also founded ExOxo.co and won the Thinkers50 award for one of the most promising management authors in the world released in 2017.
Member of the OTTO Management Board Otto Group
Since August 2012 Marc Opelt is Member of the Otto Management Board for Marketing and since January 2017 he is Spokesman for Otto. In 1990 after his Degree in Business Administration at the University in Nuremberg he joined Otto Versand (as it was then) as Marketing Assistant in Durable Goods Catalogue Marketing before he became two years later the Head. He worked also for several years for Eddie Bauer (e.g. as Vice President of Direct Sales in Seattle, USA) and the Baur Group, where he became Chairman of the Executive Board in 2009.
General Manager at Alibaba Cloud Europe
Yeming Wang is heading the activities of the Alibaba Cloud division in Europe. Before joining Alibaba, Yeming Wang held senior management positions at Huawei including Hutchison Global key account, CEO of Huawei France and deputy general manager of Huawei Italy. He started his career in 1999, after earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China.
Co-Founder at WeDoctor
Mr. Zhang is the Co-Founder of WeDoctor, one of China’s biggest Online Healthcare services. He graduated from the Financial Institute of Dongbei as M.Sc. Later, he successfully entered the online business, where he and his business partner Liao Jieyuan founded an online appointment registration service website in 2010 – known as WeDoctor. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of GITV Ltd. Co. and the General Manager of the Chinese National Radio New Media Ltd.
Chief of the European Center at NetEase/Kaola.com
Ms. Chen Wen is the Chief Representative of NetEase Kaola Europe Operation Center. She joined Kaola in 2015 and was appointed to the current position. Since that, Ms. Chen Wen has played a pivotal role in Kaola's cooperation with German partners including Otto, Rewe, Rossmann, Ricosta, Paradies and Doppelherz. She also helped many German brands to make global premieres to Chinese consumers.
CEO at Smaato Inc.
Since 2005, Ragnar Kruse has built Smaato as CEO and co-founder into the world’s largest independent mobile ad exchange. As a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in IT, Ragnar Kruse understands the unique challenges in bringing new technologies to market. He has built up several companies from inception to market launch in both the US and Europe.
COO at AdMaster Inc.
Mr. Calvin Chan is COO at AdMaster, China’s leading data solution provider specialized in data collection, analysis and management. At AdMaster since 2012, Mr. Calvin Chan has also held the positions of General Manager of AdMaster’s Beijing office as well as Vice-President, Strategy & Insights. Prior to that, he worked in the U.S. and China for Nielsen. With over 10 years of experience in the marketing data industry, Mr. Calvin Chan is an innovative and dynamic cross-media expert and co-author of the book Research on Cross-Media Communication Strategy.
Vice President Emerging of Technologies & Concepts at Airbus
Peter Sander was appointed as Airbus’ Vice President of Emerging Technologies & Concepts in October 2010. He has acquired 34 years of experience in the aerospace industry, with a wide range of different responsibilities. In December 2015 he was among the finalists of the “Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2015”, the German Federal President’s award for technology and innovation, with an “Additive Layer Manufacturing” project.
Vice President at Tus-Holdings Co. Ltd.
Mr. Wang Shiqi is Vice President at Tus-Holdings Co. Ltd., which is is the former Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark) Development Center. It takes full responsibility for developing, constructing, operating and managing TusPark, and it’s one of the first National Demonstration Enterprises in modern service industry. Mr. Wang Shiqi holds an M.Sc. and MBA degree and has years of experience in R&D, strategy and investment as he worked for global leading players. Mr. Wang Shiqi has profound knowledge in global innovation networks, science & technology and science industry.
Co-CEO at windeln.de
Alexander Brand founded windeln.de in 2010, together with Konstantin Urban and Dagmar Mahnel. He is responsible for Strategy, Technology and Business Intelligence. Alexander Brand worked several years for Siemens, A.T. Kearney and Siemens Management Consulting in New York, Munich and Paris. Prior to working for Siemens, Alexander Brand evidenced his expertise in entrepreneurship with the successful launch and later sale of 12snap AG, a mobile marketing company.
Vice President at Didi Chuxing
Mr. Pang is the Vice President of Didi Chuxing. Mr. Pang has plenty of working experiences and proven record in central government ministry, top multinational corporation and leading IT company. Before joining Didi, Mr. Pang acted as the Director of government affairs in Microsoft China, responsible for policy, government cooperation and core business project landing.
André M. Bajorat
CEO at figo GmbH
André M. Bajorat has been at home in the German internet landscape since 1996. He was the former managing director of Giropay and member of the board of directors at Star Finanz (company behind Star Money). Bajorat is also an entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, business angel and mentor in the German start-up and fintech scene. Since 2014, he is CEO of the fintech company figo and member of Bitkom main board.
Co-Partner at Zhejiang Lingfeng Investment Co. Ltd.
Mr. Shu Ming holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Macalester College. He is the Managing Executive in charge of M&A and CEO of the Financial Service Business Group (BG) at SF Express, Senior Executive of Alibaba Group, Chief Strategy Officer of Ant Financial, COO of Asia-Pacific Region at Henderson Global Investors and the Associate of Goldman Sachs PIA.
Generalrepresentative at NXP Semiconductors GmbH
Since May 2007, Wolfgang Rosenbauer is Generalrepresentative at NXP Semiconductors GmbH, a Dutch global semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands. After his graduation in communications engineering in 1972, Wolfgang Rosenbauer joined the Philips GmbH, where he worked for 35 years, being General Manager in Governmental Affairs in his last 11 years. He also founded the Rosenbauer Consulting GmbH and was Advisor to the Board at Price Waterhouse Management Consultants.
Head of Ecommerce Business Development, EMEA at Alipay
Sikander Hauser is responsible for Alipay's overall online payments development in the region, leading Alipay’s partnerships, market strategy and growth activities for ecommerce. He joined Alipay in 2015, initially focusing on Alipay's first POS solutions and network in Europe. Prior to Alipay, Sikander looked after market strategy, policies and product delivery at Worldpay, where he joined the payments world in 2004 when moved from Germany to the UK.