About the Conference

What are the root causes of the current US-China trade friction? Where will the trade friction lead to? How will it impact your business? Is China still a copycat? Can the two largest economies still innovate and collaborate together?

Join global thought leaders and practitioners to gain critical insights to best position your business at this time for the future.

Location: New York / Houston


2018 Agenda & Schedule
Collaborating and Competing with an Innovative China 2018

    Dean Xiang Bing, CKGSB


    Dixon Doll, Impact Venture Capital

    Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon


    Moderator: Kathleen Hays, Bloomberg

    Panelists: Jon Chu, Jetson AI

                     Nick Consonery, Rhodium Group

                     Scott Hartley, VC and Author

                      Yong Li, IW Ventures

                     Andrew Romans, Rubicon Venture Capital and Author


Basic Conference Info
  • Location:
    New York / Houston
  • Date and Time:
    May and Fall, 2019
  • Registration Fee:
2019 Conference Speakers Will Be Announced Soon. Below Are the 2018 Conference Speakers.
  • Xiang Bing
    Founding Dean, CKGSB
    Dr Xiang Bing is the Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). CKGSB is China’s first independent, non-profit business school that applies a management model common among most globally-leading business schools. CKGSB maintains a campus in Beijing and locations in Shanghai and Shenzhen, in addition to representative offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.Dr Xiang has played an important role in developing and innovating China’s management education sector. Prior to joining CKGSB, Dr Xiang was Professor of Accounting at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he pioneered the school’s Executive MBA program. He was also one of the seven founding faculty members of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. Previously, Dr Xiang served on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • Jon Chu
    COO, Jetson
    Jon Chu is a tech opportunist that loves to scale companies, build products and experiences that tells a great story. He is currently the COO of Jetson, a voice AI commerce platform while mentoring at Grand Central Tech.

    Jon is an accomplished technology thought leader with over 17+ years of mobile and digital experience working in multiple industries with various Fortune 100 companies. Provided strategic insights to executives across diverse industries. He has worked previously at Goldman Sachs, Bridgewater Associates, Deloitte, and Hearst.
  • Nicholas Consonery
    Director, China Macro & Policy, Rhodium Group
    Nicholas Consonery is Director at Rhodium Group and leads the firm's China Macro & Policy work.
    Nick has a decade of experience analyzing China’s commercial, economic and political dynamics for private and public sector clients. Before joining Rhodium Group he helped build a political and country risk practice at FTI Consulting in New York. Prior to that, Nick worked for eight years at Eurasia Group, where he was the firm’s lead analyst on China’s economic and financial policies. During his time at Eurasia Group Nick helped to build that firm’s prestigious China practice, culminating with his appointment as Director there in 2014. Nick holds a Master’s degree in Asian Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and Political Science from Furman University. He is a Member of the National Committee on US-China Relations.
  • Dixon Doll
    Co-Founder & General Partner, Impact Venture Capital; Founder of DCM Ventures
    For more than 35 years, Dixon has influenced and guided entrepreneurs, investors and executives in the computer, communications, and internet industries. Dixon was named to the Forbes Midas List for four consecutive years and received the 2013 Special Achievement Award in VC from the International Business Forum. He was elected to the Board of the National Venture Capital Association in 2005 serving on the Executive Committee and as Chairman in 2008/9. Under Dixon’s leadership, the NVCA developed a widely embraced set of recommendations (NVCA 4-Pillar Plan) to stimulate liquidity in the U.S. venture capital industry. This plan resulted in bipartisan Congressional support for new job creation legislation and simplification of the IPO process for young emerging companies. Known as the JOBS Act, President Obama signed it into law in 2012. Dixon led DCM Ventures' investments in About.com (Acquired by The New York Times Co.), @Motion (Acquired by Openwave), Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), Coradiant (Acquired by BMC), Force10 Networks (Acquired by Dell), Foundry Networks (Nasdaq: FDRY), Internap (Nasdaq: INAP), Ipivot (Acquired by Intel), and Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM). He is the past Chairman of Network Equipment Technologies (NWK) and serves on the Board of Directors of DIRECTV (DTV).
  • Rebecca Fannin
    Founder & Editor, Silicon Dragon
    Journalist, author and media entrepreneur Rebecca Fannin is the founder of Silicon Dragon. She leads the news, events and research group and writes a weekly column about innovation and venture investment trends at Forbes.com.

    Rebecca’s books, Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and Startup Asia (John Wiley, 2011), document the rise of a tech economy in Asia’s emerging markets and profile such leaders as Jack Ma of Alibaba and Robin Li of Baidu. Her books were translated into Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic, and received favorable reviews from the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, China Daily and New York Times. She is a contributing author of a third book, the forthcoming Innovation in Emerging Markets. See more about Rebecca’s career here.

    Rebecca began her global career as editor of the Pulitzer-owned International Business magazine. Later she was an international editor at Incisive Media in Hong Kong and at Red Herring in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, BBC Capital, Inc., CNBC.com and The Deal. She is a key contributor to the annual KPMG report on global technology innovation, and has written several thought leadership papers for multinational companies.

    An expert commentator, Ms. Fannin has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, China Institute, World Affairs Council, NASSCOM and many universities and organizations worldwide. She has appeared on CNBC, CCTV, CBC, Discovery Asia and Times of India channels. In 2010, Rebecca provided expert testimony to a U.S. Congressional committee about China’s Internet.
  • Scott Hartley
    Venture Capitalist & Best-Selling Author
    Scott Hartley is a venture capitalist and best-selling author of THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), a Financial Times business book of the month, and finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company's Bracken Bower Prize for an author under 35. He is a global keynote speaker on future of work, and human skills in our technology age. He has served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House, a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV), and a Venture Partner at Metamorphic Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Scott worked at Google, Facebook, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He has been a contributing author at MIT Press, and has written for publications such as Quartz, The Financial Times, and Foreign Policy, and been featured in USA Today, Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal. He holds three degrees from Stanford and Columbia, has finished six marathon and Ironman 70.3 triathlons. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and has visited over 70 countries.
  • Kathleen Hays
    TV and Radio Host, Global Economics & Policy, Bloomberg
    Kathleen Hays is Global Economics and Policy Editor for Bloomberg Television and Radio, covering economies and central banks around the world, from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, to the Bank of Japan and the People’s Bank of China.
    Hays can be seen and heard on “Bloomberg Daybreak Asia” and “Bloomberg Asia Markets,” and on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Markets P.M.”

    Recognized as one of the top economics reporters and anchors in the country, Hays has covered the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve for more than 30 years. For the past two years she has broadened out her coverage to include the economies and central banks of Asia, travelling regularly to Japan.
  • Yong Li
    Partner of IW Ventures & Director of Omaha Value Investment Research and Education Center
    Dr. Yong Li is a partner of IW Ventures in New York. He has worked for 20+ years on Wall Street. Dr. Yong Li was a founding member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and holds Ph.D. in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.
  • Andrew Romans
    General Partner, Rubicon Venture Capital; Author
    Andrew Romans, based in Silicon Valley, is a successful VC-backed entrepreneur, author of two top-selling books on venture capital, former tech VC and M&A investment banker, cofounder of an angel group and now General Partner of Rubicon Venture Capital, a VC fund active in Silicon Valley, New York and Europe. Masters of Corporate Venture Capital and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital have been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Russian by major publishers.

    Romans raised over $48m for tech startups he founded by the age of 28. He has continually raised VC funding as a founder, banker or VC ever since. Romans was the founder and General Partner of The Founders Club and also acted as the Managing Director of EMEA at VC-backed Sentito Networks where he raised over $58m in VC funding (acquired by Verso Technologies). Founder and President of The Global TeleExchange (The GTX), where he raised $50m from VCs and corporates including Lucent Technologies, built and managed a team of 90. He managed enterprise software sales at VC-backed Motive Communications (NASDAQ IPO) opening new markets in France, Benelux, Scandinavia and Ireland. Opened new markets and acted as country manager for fiber optic cable manufacturing and turn-key project construction company Dura-Line in the UK, Austria, Czech & Slovak Republics, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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