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Technology has become a crucial driver of economic growth, national competitiveness, and global power dynamics. Recent U.S. efforts to constrain China's semiconductor industry and other sophisticated technologies will likely push Beijing to become more self-sufficient, as technology and national security become increasingly intertwined.

In this roundtable discussion, we will explore how technology is being leveraged as a strategic asset, particularly in the context of the U.S.-China tech rivalry. This has led to the fragmentation of the global technology ecosystem, which is affecting businesses worldwide.

To provide insights on the current landscape, we have invited Brian Wong, author of The Tao of Alibaba and Founder/Chairman of RADII Media, to share his perspectives.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us at eicn_hongkong@economist.com


12:00 - 12:30
Registration and networking
12:30 - 14:00
Discussion and Lunch


  • Brian Wong (Founder/Chairman of RADII Media)

    Brian Wong

    Founder/Chairman of RADII Media

    Brian A. Wong is an entrepreneur, investor and author. He was the first American and the fifty-second employee to join Alibaba Group, where he contributed to the company’s early globalization efforts and served as Jack Ma’s special assistant for international affairs. He is author of the award-winning management book ‘The Tao of Alibaba’ (www.tao-of-alibaba.com) published under Hachette imprint Public Affairs. Brian continues to teach entrepreneurial programs and invest in digital ventures through his angel fund, Seacliff Partners Limited and is an LP in a number of VC and private equity funds in Asia, Europe, and the US. Brian also founded RADII (www.radii.co), a digital media platform promoting East-West understanding.

    A graduate of Swarthmore College, the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center, and Wharton School, Wong has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is a China Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, as well as the Thinkers50 Radar class. Brian serves on the Swarthmore College Board of Managers and is also a board member of the Committee of 100. Based in Hong Kong, Brian is regularly quoted in international media such as Bloomberg, Reuters, and the FT. His expertise bridges the digital economy, entrepreneurship and inclusive development.

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  • Edward Chui (Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Edward Chui

    Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Mr. Edward Chui is the Hong Kong Director at the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network.

    Mr Chui has worked in the Greater China region for over 20 years. Before coming to The Economist Group, he was a consultant with Chesapeake Pacific Capital Management overseeing a range of thought leadership projects on the ultra-high net worth, family office, philanthropy, and next generation wealth succession. He was also Vice President at The Private Bank at JP Morgan in Hong Kong working with senior management in the expansion of the Asia Pacific business through special programs and wealth management publications for clients. Mr Chui also possesses extensive experience in the media and technology sectors having worked at Star TV, a subsidiary of News Corp, Alter Ego Networks in Silicon Valley and EF Education focusing on the China mobile business.

    Mr Chui has a BA in Government from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

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The Merchants

45 Gloucester Tower

Central, Hong Kong SAR (China)

If you have any questions please contact Mabel Chang

Contact Organizer

+852 25853831

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