Event Details

We live in a digital world with increasing reliance on networks and information systems. New opportunities generated by technological advancement are attended by emerging cyber security challenges that represent a serious concern for companies operating in China.

Most cyberattacks against large enterprises involve first attacking smaller companies along their supply chains. China's lack of technology protection for small businesses can create additional challenges to MNCs, which may have to establish a 'cyber shield' for their entire business ecosystem to ensure that security is not compromised at the weakest point. Meanwhile, from a regulatory perspective, the remarkable changes in cybersecurity regulations in China occurring amid escalating US-China tensions may also create obstacles for foreign business operations. Companies in China therefore need to be proactive in developing and adapting systems to address these threats. Join us for a cybersecurity conversation to explore how to best protect your business from cybersecurity shocks.

Please note that we will closely monitor the Covid situation here in Beijing and, if needed, change plans accordingly. For now, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

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.


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Registration & Network
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Luncheon and Discussions


  • Barbara Li (Partner (CIPP/EU) at Reed Smith)

    Barbara Li

    Partner (CIPP/EU) at Reed Smith

    Barbara is a corporate/data partner of the Global Corporate practice group of international law firm Reed Smith. Barbara brings significant hands-on expertise and business acumen accumulated from her over 25 years of experience in working at the London and Beijing offices of leading law firms, senior in-house role at Ericsson (China) and her consultancy experience at PwC.

    Barbara is widely recognised in the China market as an eminent data/tech and M&A lawyer ranked by multiple legal directories such as Legal500, Chambers, Asian Legal Business and IFLR. She has significant experience in advising MNCs, financial institutions and Chinese companies on complex and high-stakes data and cybersecurity projects including managing regional and global data governance and international data transfers. Barbara is also regularly engaged by clients to provide legal support on cross-border M&As, JVs, strategic alliances and commercial transactions across a wide range of industries of automotive, financial, e-commerce, pharma, life sciences, energy, infrastructure, technology, and high-end manufacturing.

    Barbara served as the vice-chair for the Cybersecurity Sub-Working Group and Construction Working Group of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China for a total of 6 years. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/EU) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a designated writer for IAPP APAC Digest. Barbara writes extensively and is regularly invited to speak on China’s data and cyber laws at industry associations and international conferences.

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  • Chris Yang (CTO at Microsoft GCR Security Business Group)

    Chris Yang

    CTO at Microsoft GCR Security Business Group

    Chris (Peng) Yang, Microsoft GCR Security Business Group CTO, has 15+ years’ experience in security and compliance. He previously led the Google Cloud security in China, and held leadership and expert positions in Splunk APAC and CMCC HQ. In his career, Chris has held several working group chair and rapporteur roles in standard bodies, i.e., ISO, IETF, 3GPP etc. Chris is a certified CISSP, CCSP, OSCP and PMP.

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  • Shaoqing Guan (Executive Vice President Strategy at Daimler Greater China Ltd.)

    Shaoqing Guan

    Executive Vice President Strategy at Daimler Greater China Ltd.

    Mr. Shaoqing Guan, has joined Daimler since 2008. He is currently heading the strategy function as EVP for Daimler Greater China, responsible for corporate strategy, market intelligence, and transformation projects.

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  • Dr Robert Xiao (Beijing Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate  Network)

    Dr Robert Xiao

    Beijing Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Robert Xiao is the Director of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network (EICN) in Beijing. He is responsible for engaging with top executives in the region and providing insights on economic and policy trends to support their business development in the Chinese market.

    Mr Xiao was previously a PhD Supervisor and Deputy Director of the Impact Finance Hub at Deakin Business School before joining EICN. His research mainly focused on the fields of corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and economic and financial policy analysis related to the Chinese market. He has authored multiple publications in Financial Times Top 50 Journals and been awarded major research grants jointly by the Australia Academy of Social Sciences and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He also has more than a decade of experience teaching business courses including in Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance, and Bachelor of Commerce programmes at leading universities.

    Mr Xiao has a Ph.D. in Finance and B.Com. (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Monash University.

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China World Summit Wing Hotel, 79F, Chairman Room

No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing
Beijing, China

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