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With the advent of ChatGPT, the topic of generative artificial intelligence (generative-AI) has flooded daily conversations. Outstanding performance in applications such as natural language processing, image generation, and machine translation has demonstrated the technology's enormous potential. As a result, technology companies have begun to actively combine generative-AI's powerful processing capabilities with the wisdom of some of the smartest talent in computer science to accelerate the era of AI.

However, these exciting prospects are not without concerns and challenges. Many worry that artificial intelligence will replace humans in jobs or even somehow usurp control from humans. The fact that AIs' capabilities are already outrunning their creators' understanding risks bringing to life the science-fiction disaster scenario of the machine that outsmarts its inventor.

This bubbling mixture of excitement and fear makes it hard to weigh the opportunities and risks. In this event, we will invite industry experts to share their views on the research results, application cases, and development prospects of generative-AI. We will also explore how to fruitfully use artificial intelligence to promote the progress and wellbeing of human society and cope with the challenges posed by sudden technological advances.

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.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Keynote Speaking & Q&A
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
Coffee Break
9:25 AM - 10:30 AM


  • Qing Wei (Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd.)

    Qing Wei

    Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd.

    As an ICT industry veteran, Mr. Qing Wei has been working in mobile communication, information technology and smart devices related business for over 30 years in Asia. His business footprint spans across Mainland China, Singapore and Hong Kong SAR and is specialized in information technology and telecommunication product development & management as well as sales & marketing management.

    His most recent role as Chief Technology Officer in Microsoft (China) Ltd allows him to work with industry partners and influencers in China to evangelize Microsoft’s technology vision, innovation and digital transformation practices based on the advanced technology of cloud computing, IoT, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. he is also working closely with customers and partners together to leverage the advanced technology to solve real-world societal and industry problems with sustainable growth potentials.

    Mr. Qing Wei is an active public speaker and an enthusiasm technology evangelist. He has been taking training and teaching assignments specialized in digital transformation methodology and related information technologies with major universities and business schools in China, such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He is the author of the book titled “Transformation of Everything”, which is based on the contents from his technology trainings and seminars as well as public speeches during the past years. From this book, he is trying to elaborate an exciting while challenging future world filled with next generation of technologies. Those technologies and the related social and lifestyle impacts are articulated based on a technology evolution path as “Cloud - Internet of Everything - Big Data - Artificial Intelligence”. The book is also trying to share with the readers of author’s belief and insights on how everyone should develop a growth mind-set and be well prepared with actions for the upcoming era of a world of change-of-everything.

    Before taking the Chief Technology Officer role, Mr. Qing Wei had been working on business and product management roles across Microsoft commercial and consumer product families and as Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft Consumer Group for over 10 years. He was instrumental in leading the full spectrum of product and brand management efforts for Windows product family in China. Before joining Microsoft, Mr. Qing Wei was working with Motorola in Asia with management responsibilities across product development & management, sales & marketing management as well as digital transformation management for 10 years.

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  • Anita Huang (Operating Partner & Chief Marketing Officer at Sinovation Ventures)

    Anita Huang

    Operating Partner & Chief Marketing Officer at Sinovation Ventures

    Anita directs Sinovation Ventures’ branding, entrepreneurs' community, marketing activities, and new business development. She also recently join Sinovation’s latest Large-Language-Model venture-building initiative Project AI 2.0 as Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to venture capital and venture building, Anita was formerly a product and marketing executive at Tudou, Google, and Yahoo! in the Greater China region since 2000. Between 2014 to 2016, she founded Taiwan Startup Stadium working with early-stage tech startups to go global, coaching over 150 startup companies. Anita holds M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Medill School, Northwestern University.

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  • Alvin Guan (Partner, CTO at Deloitte Digital China)

    Alvin Guan

    Partner, CTO at Deloitte Digital China

    Areas of Specialization: Technology Innovation Management, AI and Data Science, MarTech, Customer Engagement Operation

    Mr. Alvin Guan has 20 years of extensive experience on AI/Data Science and their application on digital experience. His previous experience includes leading Internet traffic monetization, building AI driven analytics and decision automation, optimizing user online engagements, and building data partnership ecosystem across industries.

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  • Mattie Bekink (China Director of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Mattie Bekink

    China Director of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Mattie Bekink is responsible for the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network’s China strategy, including programme development and client engagement across China.

    Ms Bekink has extensive experience in the public, private and policy sectors. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she was the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in the Netherlands. She also ran an eponymous consulting business, advising businesses, universities and non-profit organisations on China policy, strategy, public affairs, and CSR. Ms Bekink practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, has worked with the US-Asia Law Initiative at NYU Law School and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative China Program, and served in the legal department at General Motors China.

    Ms Bekink has a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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

    Dr Robert Xiao

    Director, Beijing of The 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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Speaker's Corner, 10F
Parkview Green, Tower D
No. 9, DongDaQiao Road, Chaoyang Dist.,
朝阳区东大桥路9号,怡亨酒店,侨福芳草地,10层D座, 侨福讲堂
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Beijing, China

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