Emerge by TechNode

14:00-17:00 PM on November 11, 2019

Side Stage A  IDG Asia Sports Accelerator

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WHAT IS EMERGE?

At TechNode, we take our responsibility as journalists very seriously. With biased voices coming from all directions, we don’t take a side. We present facts and stories about what is happening on the ground, in real time without a strong bias in either direction.

Our commitment to quality journalism has enabled us to launch our flagship event series, Emerge.

Emerge was born when we saw the enormous information gap about emergent technology trends in China. We want to empower our community of entrepreneurs and professionals by helping them understand China through expert analysis and insight. Our online content is already recognized as the best out there. Now it’s time to bring that offline.

For TechCrunch Shenzhen, we are taking a snapshot of the current trends shaping tech in China by looking at China-India cross-border investment and entrepreneurship, the coming wave of consumer-driven customization, as well as a new gaming model for the mobile phone.

CLOUD GAMING: RESHAPING CHINA’S VIDEO GAMES MARKET

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Cloud gaming is a major potential disruptor of the video game industry in China, one of the world’s biggest gaming markets with nearly 700 million users. It eliminates the need for high-end hardware, particularly significant in China, where many players are limited by hardware requirements. These limitations apply primarily to AAA games, or the graphically intense games that require “a lot of resources, a lot of time, a lot of money” including powerful and costly graphic cards and CPUs. Chinese gamers will typically play AAA games on the lowest graphic setting, significantly degrading the visual experience.

Cloud gaming lowers the high hardware barrier for entry in AAA gameplay. The game is played entirely in the cloud, allowing the server to do all the heavy lifting while the user only needs internet access and a basic computer.

In this panel, we will discuss the biggest challenges and upsides to the introduction of the cloud gaming model within China, including the current state of the internet, 5G rollout, and the dynamic shift that cloud gaming may bring to the gaming market in China.

MASS CUSTOMIZATION: THE NEXT WAVE FOR RETAIL AND MANUFACTURING

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China is facing a rising trend of customer-to-manufacturer (C2M), a model that connects the manufacturers and consumers for the production of tailored products at lower prices. By applying AI-powered data analytics from consumers to manufacturing, online retailers, consumer brands and AI companies are jointly making mass customization possible in China.
Local companies do have reasons to embrace the revolution information technologies brings to the manufacturing industry. Last year, China experienced its slowest economic growth in nearly three decades, leading to a wave of local factory closure amid the slowing demand and shrinking investment.

Global consumer brands with great appeal in the past are also struggling to compete for the younger generation with their increasingly diversified needs in a competitive market, as the country is faced with an aging population and low birth rates. A more intelligent, cost-efficient, and self-learning manufacturing process is the key to future growth and success, and some changes already take place.

A number of industry players are riding the technology wave. Pinduoduo, a top player in the sector, has doubled down on the model last December to support around 1,000 Chinese original equipment manufacturers. Other e-commerce giants are also setting eyes on the sector with each operating their own C2M unit, such as NetEase’s YEATION, Taobao’s Xinxuan and JD Jingzao.

CHINA-INDIA: CROSS-BORDER OPPORTUNTIES AND CHALLENGES

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India is a much coveted market for entrepreneurs of all stripes. While many Silicon Valley companies have done well there, Chinese companies over the past 3 years have actually made the most progress. From smartphones to smart apps, Chinese companies and entrepreneurs are paying more attention to the India market. Of course, this isn’t a one way street: Indian entrepreneurs, like much of the developing world, are also looking to China for lessons on business model innovation. As the domestic market cools, many Chinese VCs are also eager to invest in Indian companies. So, what are the opportunities for China-India tech? What are the challenges? How will this relationship develop over the next 5 years?

  • Dev Lewis
    Dev Lewis

    Dev is a researcher at Digital Asia Hub and Yenching scholar at Peking University. His research focuses on the intersection between technology, politics, and law in China and India. Dev has an international relations degree from Roger Williams University and studied Chinese in Shanghai and Zhengzhou. He frequently writes for several regional publications and think tanks, including a published paper on the expansion of Chinese tech companies in Southeast Asia.

  • Chadwick Xu
    Chadwick Xu

    Chadwick Xu is co-founder and CEO of Shenzhen Valley Ventures and an experienced entrepreneur. Prior to SVV, Chad co-founded Zowee Technology in 2004, which made its IPO in 2010. Zowee’s clients include a diverse array of industrial giants such as Huawei, Lenovo, Samsung, and emerging startup Unicorn Xiaomi. Chad brings extensive knowledge of business operations, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain management. He is now co-founder and CEO of Shenzhen Valley Ventures, the first open platform, which integrates engineering, investment, and low volume manufacturing. SVV’s clients comprise of international startups, corporations, and universities.

  • Richard Xu
    Richard Xu

    Richard Xu,US Head of Grand View Capital Focus in TMT and EAS industry. Experienced in Chinese Go-Oversea and cross broader business. GVC is a cross-border fund that has more than 40 portfolios in India, US, South Asia, Africa, and China. Including Habby, Holla, OnePieceWork, Hiretual, News Break, and The Passage.

  • Dan Kong
    Dan Kong

    Dan has over 14 years of working experience in the technology and finance industry. Prior to joining North Summit Capital, he has been with Deloitte, NEC, and Microsoft. He also has entrepreneurial experience in both the US and China. He has a Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

  • Victor Tseng
    Victor Tseng

    Victor is Vice President of Corporate Development with Pinduoduo since February of this year. He was previously Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Ctrip. Victor has accumulated over 12 years of working experience in the Chinese Internet sector, with experiences as CFO and investor relations head for various private and public Internet companies, including Baidu. He was also lead China Internet Analyst for Deutsche Bank in the early part of his career.

  • David Dai
    David Dai

    David Dai is the Senior Analyst at Bernstein for Asia Internet. In this role, he covers the top internet companies including Alibaba, Tencent, JD, Meituan, etc. and has done deep fundamental research on the major trends of China internet, and how that should shape the future of these companies. Before he joined Bernstein, David worked for over eight years in software and IT services in a number of roles, including Senior Consultant at Avanade, a Microsoft/Accenture joint venture, where he advised companies on IT strategies and software architecture, and lead programmer at a software start-up.

  • Yu Yang
    Yu Yang

    Yang currently leads the construction of Tencent Cloud Gaming Platform, which integrates Tencent Cloud’s audio and video experience with its IaaS offerings for one-stop cloud game access and streaming solutions. He moved over to Tencent Cloud in 2016 to help build its live broadcasting system from scratch after joining the company in 2008 to head up QQ’s data link system, which supported access for hundreds of millions of users.

  • Dr. Toa Charm
    Dr. Toa Charm Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport
  • Gallen  Leung
    Gallen Leung Senior Manager, Incubation Programmes at HKSTP
  • Zhixing Zheng
    Zhixing Zheng Senior Software Engineer, Consensys
  • 戴维
    戴维 Saito创始人
  • Lin Cong
    Lin Cong Venture partner of Roots Capital
  • Johnson Zhang
    Johnson Zhang CEO of Guangdong Financial High-tech Zone "Block Chain+"Financial Technology Industry Incubation Center
  • Peter Mok
    Peter Mok Head, Incubation Programmes at HKSTP
  • Alex Yan
    Alex Yan Chief Representative of South China, Qiming Venture Partners
  • Amia Liu
    Amia Liu VP of China Merchants Startup Internet Investment Management CO., Ltd
  • Ray Liang
    Ray Liang HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited, Branch Manager Shenzhen
  • Wang Jinjing
    Wang Jinjing Managing Partner of Shenzhen China Merchants Startup Capital (Limited Partnership)
  • Mr. Zheng Yigang
    Mr. Zheng Yigang General Manager of SPD Silicon Valley Bank (‘SSVB’), Shenzhen Branch
  • Kelly Liu
    Kelly Liu Partner at WestSummit Capital
  • Sophie Yao
    Sophie Yao China Regional General Manager, Fenox Venture Capital
  • Sun Lihua
    Sun Lihua Founder of Decent
  • Jason Sun
    Jason Sun Director of Internal Operations, Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform / X Technology Fund
  • Duncan Chiu
    Duncan Chiu Co-Founder & Managing Director, Radiant Venture Capital
  • Alvin Lam
    Alvin Lam T12M Ventures, Managing partner
  • Sam Wong
    Sam Wong General Manager, Tuspark Hong Kong
  • Mingles Tsoi
    Mingles Tsoi CXO, ParticleX
  • Jade Liao
    Jade Liao Investment Manager, Beyond Ventures
  • Jack Liu
    Jack Liu Managing Director of Asia, Circle
  • Gavenraj Sodhi
    Gavenraj Sodhi CEO of Guwoo.io | Solbit Group
  • Dai-Kyu Kim
    Dai-Kyu Kim Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships of Fantom Foundation
  • Ray Qu
    Ray Qu CEO & Co-founder of Energo Labs
  • Hope Liu
    Hope Liu CEO of Eximchain
  • Emi Yoshikawa
    Emi Yoshikawa Senior Director of Ripple
  • Sarah Zhang
    Sarah Zhang Founder of Points (PTS)
  • Lman Chu
    Lman Chu Co-founder & CEO of BiiLabs
  • Ray Valdes
    Ray Valdes Chief Transformation Officer of ConsenSys
  • Patrick Dai
    Patrick Dai Founder of Qtum Foundation
  • Edith Yeung
    Edith Yeung Partner of 500 Startups
  • Kevin Leung
    Kevin Leung Director at Vive X China & Israel, GM at Vive Shenzhen
  • Ye Daqing
    Ye Daqing Founder & CEO at Rong360
  • James Mi
    James Mi Co-founder & Partner at Lightspeed China Partners
  • Zhang Peng
    Zhang Peng CSO at Ur Work
  • Zhang Bo
    Zhang Bo Deputy Leader of “Internet+” at CITIC, Deputy GM of IT Management at CITIC
  • Atli Mar Sveinsson
    Atli Mar Sveinsson Co-founder & CEO at Directive GAMES
  • Adrian Lee
    Adrian Lee Managing Partner at Convergence Ventures,Adrian Lee
  • Yang Qingxiong
    Yang Qingxiong VP of Engineering at JingChi Corp
  • Li Zheng
    Li Zheng CFO at Zenmen Technology, Global Rotating President & CFO at LinkSure Global
  • Catherine Lu
    Catherine Lu News Anchor, Writer, Host (TechCrunch Shanghai Special MC)
  • Weihan Liew
    Weihan Liew CEO at Mainspring Technology
  • Lu Yiying
    Lu Yiying Bilingual (English & Chinese) Artist
  • JP Gan
    JP Gan Managing Partner at QIMING VENTURE PARTNERS
  • Christian Lee
    Christian Lee Managing Director at WeWork Asia
  • Jenny Wu
    Jenny Wu Managing Partner at Baidu Capital
  • Theresa Teng
    Theresa Teng Partner at Silverlink Capital
  • Jacob Kragh
    Jacob Kragh GM at LEGO China
  • Leo Zhu
    Leo Zhu Founder & CEO at YITU Tech
  • Zhou Yunkai
    Zhou Yunkai Co-founder & CTO at Leap.ai
  • Hu Ning
    Hu Ning CTO of Business Division at 360
  • Li Wenlei
    Li Wenlei Chief Technical Expert at Epic Games China
  • Jackson Zhang
    Jackson Zhang Founder & CEO at Zhuohua
  • Vern Chen
    Vern Chen GM of Sharing Fish Division at Alibaba, Founder at Sharing Fish
  • Donovan Sung
    Donovan Sung Director of Product and Marketing at Xiaomi Global
  • Izzy Zhu
    Izzy Zhu VP, User Development at NIO
  • Lu Gang
    Lu Gang Founder & CEO at TechNode ,Head of TechCrunch China
  • Joey Hinson
    Joey Hinson Operating Director at TechCrunch, AOL Tech & Engadget
  • Peter Zou
    Peter Zou Co-founder & CEO at Yeahmobi
  • Zhou Guang
    Zhou Guang Co-founder at Roadstar.ai
  • Matt Cheng
    Matt Cheng Founding partner at Cherubic Ventures
  • Zhang Suyang
    Zhang Suyang Founding partner at Volcanics Venture
  • Xu Xian
    Xu Xian SVP at Whaley VR
  • Wang Yu
    Wang Yu Co-founder & CEO at Tantan
  • Wang Yi
    Wang Yi Founder & CEO at Liulishuo
  • Qiu Hui
    Qiu Hui CTO at Youxin Group
  • Lu Jian
    Lu Jian Partner at Hujiang EdTech, CEO at CCtalk
  • Bessie Lee
    Bessie Lee Founder & CEO of Withinlink
  • Victor Cui
    Victor Cui CEO at ONE Championship
  • Ji Shisan
    Ji Shisan CEO at Guokr.com, Founder at Zaih.com
  • Grant Horsfield
    Grant Horsfield Founder & Chairman at naked Group
  • Chen Ziling
    Chen Ziling Founder & CEO at Bingobox
  • Chen Lei
    Chen Lei CTO at pinduoduo
  • Chen Haibo
    Chen Haibo Founder & CEO at DeepBlue

AGENDA

TIME THEME INVITED GUESTS
14:00 – 14:15 Opening: China tech 2019 — The year China went global John Artman, Editor in Chief, TechNode English
14:20 – 15:05 China-India: Cross-border opportunities and challenges Richard Xu, US Head of Grand View Capital

Dev Lewis, Researcher at Digital Asia Hub

15:20 – 16:05 Mass customization: The next wave for retail and manufacturing Victor Tseng, VP of Corporate Development, Pinduoduo

Dan Kong, Senior Investment Director, North Summit Capital

Chadwick Xu, Co-founder and CEO of Shenzhen Valley Ventures

16:20 – 17:05 Cloud gaming: Reshaping China’s video games market Yu Yang, Technical Lead, Tencent Cloud Gaming

David Dai, Senior Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein

OUR PANELISTS

  • Yu Yang
    Yu Yang

    Yang currently leads the construction of Tencent Cloud Gaming Platform, which integrates Tencent Cloud’s audio and video experience with its IaaS offerings for one-stop cloud game access and streaming solutions. He moved over to Tencent Cloud in 2016 to help build its live broadcasting system from scratch after joining the company in 2008 to head up QQ’s data link system, which supported access for hundreds of millions of users.

  • David Dai
    David Dai

    David Dai is the Senior Analyst at Bernstein for Asia Internet. In this role, he covers the top internet companies including Alibaba, Tencent, JD, Meituan, etc. and has done deep fundamental research on the major trends of China internet, and how that should shape the future of these companies. Before he joined Bernstein, David worked for over eight years in software and IT services in a number of roles, including Senior Consultant at Avanade, a Microsoft/Accenture joint venture, where he advised companies on IT strategies and software architecture, and lead programmer at a software start-up.

  • Victor Tseng
    Victor Tseng

    Victor is Vice President of Corporate Development with Pinduoduo since February of this year. He was previously Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Ctrip. Victor has accumulated over 12 years of working experience in the Chinese Internet sector, with experiences as CFO and investor relations head for various private and public Internet companies, including Baidu. He was also lead China Internet Analyst for Deutsche Bank in the early part of his career.

  • Dan Kong
    Dan Kong

    Dan has over 14 years of working experience in the technology and finance industry. Prior to joining North Summit Capital, he has been with Deloitte, NEC, and Microsoft. He also has entrepreneurial experience in both the US and China. He has a Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

  • Richard Xu
    Richard Xu

    Richard Xu,US Head of Grand View Capital Focus in TMT and EAS industry. Experienced in Chinese Go-Oversea and cross broader business. GVC is a cross-border fund that has more than 40 portfolios in India, US, South Asia, Africa, and China. Including Habby, Holla, OnePieceWork, Hiretual, News Break, and The Passage.

  • Chadwick Xu
    Chadwick Xu

    Chadwick Xu is co-founder and CEO of Shenzhen Valley Ventures and an experienced entrepreneur. Prior to SVV, Chad co-founded Zowee Technology in 2004, which made its IPO in 2010. Zowee’s clients include a diverse array of industrial giants such as Huawei, Lenovo, Samsung, and emerging startup Unicorn Xiaomi. Chad brings extensive knowledge of business operations, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain management. He is now co-founder and CEO of Shenzhen Valley Ventures, the first open platform, which integrates engineering, investment, and low volume manufacturing. SVV’s clients comprise of international startups, corporations, and universities.

  • Dev Lewis
    Dev Lewis

    Dev is a researcher at Digital Asia Hub and Yenching scholar at Peking University. His research focuses on the intersection between technology, politics, and law in China and India. Dev has an international relations degree from Roger Williams University and studied Chinese in Shanghai and Zhengzhou. He frequently writes for several regional publications and think tanks, including a published paper on the expansion of Chinese tech companies in Southeast Asia.