Lead Technologist, Asia-Pacific at Amazon Web Services
Olivier’s expertise in internet technologies and software engineering paved the two decades for him helping businesses make the most of most out of technologies such as cloud computing to solve business struggles and adapt to a data-driven business model. Olivier has been working for AWS across Asia-Pacific and Europe to help customers implement architectural best practices and be successful in their digital transformation journey. In addition he advises how emerging technologies in the AI/ML, robotics and IoT space can help create new products, make existing processes more efficient and leverage new engagement channels for end-consumers. Prior to his AWS time, Olivier ran the digital product strategy for an American multinational publishing and education company across Asia-Pacific and led engineering and R&D efforts to build a virtualised web service platform for a Luxembourgish Internet Service Provider pre-cloud era. Olivier has a bachelor of science degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences Trier, and a masters degree from the National University of Singapore majoring in Software Engineering.
Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Beijing
Barbara Li is a corporate and TMT partner based in the Beijing office of international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. She heads up the China FinTech and TMT practice, focusing her practice on China-related corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border counselling. She has counselled many international companies and financial institutions on doing business in China, with particular interest in advising on solutions and risk mitigations in connection with digital transformation. She has huge expertise in complex regulatory issues on cybersecurity, data privacy, big data and cloud computing.
Barbara is well recognised as a leading lawyer in multiple practice areas of FinTech, TMT and M&A by reputable legal directories such as Legal500, Chambers, Asian Legal Band and International Financial Law Review. Because of her deep knowledge and expertise in China cybersecurity and data privacy matters, she is appointed the vice-chair of the Cybersecurity Sub-working Group of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China. She is frequently invited to write and speak at professional and industrial conferences.
Barbara graduated from the China University of Law and Political Science with an LL.B. (1989) and an LL.M. (1992) and also received an LL.M. (1997) from King’s College, University of London.
Barbara has so far worked in several leading International firms in Beijing and London for more than 20 years. Prior to moving to private practice, she worked as an in-house legal counsel at Ericsson (China) Company Limited and Beijing Jeep Co., Ltd. respectively.
Director, Hong Kong of The Economist Corporate Network
Janet Pau is the Director of The Economist Corporate Network in Hong Kong. She brings her experience working with top executives throughout Asia, coupled with economic knowledge and industry insight to help organisational leaders and their teams gain a holistic, practical appreciation of the opportunities and challenges in Greater China and across Asia.
Before joining The Economist Corporate Network, Janet was Program Director for the Asia Business Council, developing and delivering content for private forums for an all-CEO membership in Asia for more than a decade. Prior to that, she was Manager at the Global Business Policy Council at consulting firm A.T. Kearney in Washington D.C., where she led consulting projects and intellectual capital publications for senior executive clients in both business and government.
Janet’s publications include Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation (Wiley, 2012) and Building Energy Efficiency (Encyclopaedia of China Publishing House, Chinese edition, 2008). She was an op-ed contributor and columnist for the South China Morning Post from 2011 to 2019. She has also contributed opinion pieces and book chapters, and spoken at various local and regional business conferences.
She serves on the leadership team of Hong Kong-based charity Beyond Foundation, which advocates for children with special needs and their families. She was a member on the Hong Kong Government’s Antiquities Advisory Board, Museum Advisory Board, and Central Policy Unit.
Janet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and psychology with honours from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy specializing in economic policy and competitiveness from Harvard University.
CEO of AXA China
Xavier Veyry was appointed as CEO AXA China in June 2018 and Chairman of AXA Tianping on the 21th Jan 2019. His role in China includes oversight of AXA’s Chinese partnerships and joint ventures that began more than 20 years ago.
He also served as CEO of AXA Direct of North East Asia P&C, including AXA Korea and AXA Direct Japan.
Xavier brings a fresh perspective to the AXA China business, with over 20 years of industry experience in the P&C insurance sectors of motor and health. He also has a unique combination of operational expertise on the commercial, technical, network and financial sides.
Xavier has a proven track record of success in complex and multi-cultural markets including the Middle East, Korea and Japan. His achievements have included establishing healthcare systems for AXA across the Middle East, built customer experience programs across multiple European countries and he has been instrumental in the post-merger integration activities across Asia, including the acquisition of Tianping.
Xavier’s interest in China began at a very young age and he studied Chinese language as a student. He has been a strong advocate for the AXA Tianping partnership from the start and participated in the regional agreement in 2013 and 2014. He is also committed to protecting the Chinese legacy of Tianping so it remains a beacon for local talent today and for tomorrow’s generations of insurance professionals.