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With China rapidly becoming a global leader in the digital economy and artificial intelligence (AI), the stakes have never been higher for businesses seeking to capitalise on these trends. China's digital economy is already the largest in the world, with e-commerce and digital platforms driving unprecedented growth and innovation. Meanwhile, the country's government has made AI a top priority, launching a national strategy to become a world leader in the field by 2030. Join us for a thought-provoking and informative discussion on the opportunities and challenges of China's digital economy and AI landscape, and gain valuable insights into what lies ahead. From regulatory and market conditions to the impact of emerging technologies and data analytics, we'll delve into the issues that are shaping the future of the digital economy and AI with industrial experts and business leaders.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Xavier Mussard (Partner, Data & Consulting, Artefact Asia)

    Xavier Mussard

    Partner, Data & Consulting, Artefact Asia

    Xavier has more than 15 years of experience in consulting, focusing on the FMCG, Retail and Healthcare industries. Xavier supported big data and digital transformation programs, from the vision definition to the use case and new ways of working implementation. He also has extended experience in data and digital product development (discovery and delivery) following agile methodologies.

    Xavier earned a Specialized Master's degree in Technology and Management at Ecole Centrale Paris; an MBA at Ottawa University; and a Master's degree at Neoma Business School.

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  • Chris Tao (Director, Azure Business Group Lead, Microsoft Greater China Region)

    Chris Tao

    Director, Azure Business Group Lead, Microsoft Greater China Region

    As Azure Business Group Lead, Chris Tao is responsible for end-to-end accountability for Azure business in Greater China Region, across all-up Azure Strategy, business development, marketing, operations and long term Azure planning, leading Azure Business Group to deliver trusted, effective, innovative and sustainable Azure cloud services to drive digital business growth and transformation across GCR region.

    Chris Tao has been with Microsoft for 16 years, with rich field enterprise solution consulting and sales experiences across China, US and Canada market. Before relocating to Microsoft GCR region in 2019, Chris Tao was Client Tech Strategy Lead covering US PacWest High-Tech and Retail industry to drive cloud strategy and adoption landing with Top 10 Fortune 500 accounts. Before US, Chris was the Client Strategist Lead covering Western Canada Enterprise market to drive cloud and digital transformation. Chris also has rich experiences in China market, where he covered East China region MNC, Government, Auto, Retail industry solution sales and consulting business for 8 years. Chris was part for various Microsoft product R&D and field consulting teams including Office 2007, Dynamics CRM, Speech Server, SQL Server etc. where he gained rich technical background and experiences.

    Besides Microsoft, Chris is also teaching DevOps course at University of British Columbia, also served as part-time coach in startup incubators.

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  • Ron (Rongwei) Cai (Senior Counsel at Zhong Lun Law Firm)

    Ron (Rongwei) Cai

    Senior Counsel at Zhong Lun Law Firm

    Ron Cai has more than 34 years of legal experience assisting clients in U.S.-China business projects. He handles international business transactions and dispute resolution. He is a seasoned expert in Chinese TMT (Telecom, Media and Technology) laws and regulations. Ron is familiar with Chinese laws and practices in a wide range of industries, including AI, cloud computing, internet of things, e-commerce, digital media and entertainment, on-line games, e-health care, high-speed railway, and renewable energy. Ron speaks and writes frequently on Chinese TMT laws and practices.

    Ron received his LLB from Xiamen University Law School, LLM from Columbia University Law School, and J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School. Ron Cai was the co-chair of AmCham’s legal committee.

    Ron's hi-tech clients include: Air Products, Accenture, Blizzard, Big Fish Games, Byte Dance, Computer Associates, Continental Automotive Systems, DeepMap, Dell, EFI, Expedia, Fujitsu, GE, Getty Images, Huawei, HP, HSBC, Microsoft, Parallels, Roche, SAP, Service Channel, TomTom, Universal Studio, VMware and Verily.

    Ron has also been involved in the following professional and professional organizations:
    • Arbitrator, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
    • Arbitrator, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SIETAC)
    • Arbitrator, Shanghai Arbitration Commission of China (SAC)
    • Officer, the Communications Law Committee, International Bar Association
    • Mediator, U.S.-China Business Mediation Center
    • Chair, Legal Committee, American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, 2008-2010
    • President, Columbia University Alumni Association in Shanghai

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  • Yaowei Yang (Head of IT at Optiver China)

    Yaowei Yang

    Head of IT at Optiver China

    Yaowei Yang, joined Optiver Amsterdam in 2013 and was relocated to Shanghai Office in 2015. He is appointed as Head of IT in Optiver China in 2019. Before Optiver, he started his career in FinTech industry in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany after finishing his oversea study in KIT. He was majored in Operating System and Cryptography.

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  • Dr. Weisi Xie (Shanghai Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Dr. Weisi Xie

    Shanghai Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Weisi Xie is the Shanghai Director at the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network (EICN), and is responsible for engaging with top executives in the region on key economic and political issues as well as industry-specific analysis to support their businesses in the dynamic Chinese market.

    Mr. Xie served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University before joining EICN. As a trained trade economist, his teaching and research mainly focused on the fields of international trade, industrial economics and economic development, with a particular emphasis on China’s economy in a global perspective. He also possesses extensive expertise in the non-profit sector through work experience with think tanks and international organizations, including the Shanghai Institute for National Economy and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he contributed to multiple government counseling projects and policy studies. His work has appeared in leading academic journals as well as major economic policy publications.

    Mr. Xie has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.A. in International Business from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

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Meeting Room, 26F, The Puli Hotel and Spa

1ChangDe Road, JingAn District
Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Lili Liang

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