Building a digital ecosystem is a must in today’s digitized world. As companies learn to keep pace with the global changes, business leaders must be able to understand the various ecosystem frameworks and how they require different strategies and analytical models across regions, from China to the US to Europe. With cutting-edge research, rich case studies, and industry and academic experts, CKGSB-IMD Building Digital Ecosystems Program will help you gain exclusive access into the full breadth of ecosystems, from the digital giants, to newcomers to transformative incumbents. In this event leading up to the Program, we will take you on a taster of what you can expect to learn – from the latest innovations to connections that will help you expand your horizon and scale your business.
Date: September 26th, China Time 20:00-21:30 | Central European Time (CET) 14:00-15:30
Mark Greeven is Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD. Drawing on a decade of experience in research, teaching and consulting in China, Mark explores how to organize innovation in a turbulent world. He has been collaborating with innovative Chinese companies and entrepreneurial multinationals to explore novel ways of organizing, accelerating corporate innovation, enabling digital business transformation and designing business ecosystems to thrive on uncertainty. He is a fluent Chinese speaker.
Thinker | On the “2017 Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 next generation business thinkers”, an annual ranking that the Financial Times deemed the “Oscars of Management Thinking”. Read Mark’s interview here: Thinkers50 Q&A
Author | Mark has written Business Ecosystems in China: Alibaba and Competing Baidu, Tencent, Xiaomi and LeEco (Routledge, 2018) with cover endorsement by Tim Draper, Pioneers, Hidden Champions, Change Makers and Underdogs: Lessons from China’s Innovators (MIT Press, 2019) with cover endorsement by Henry Chesbrough; and The Future of Global Retail (Routledge, 2021) with cover endorsement by Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, Executive Chair, the LEGO Brand Group.
Academic | Mark is a research associate at China’s National Institute for Innovation Management, Center for China and Globalization, and the Center for Global R&D and Innovation. Findings of his research have been featured in international academic journals like the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, European Management Journal and Asia-Pacific Journal of Management as well as in global media like Forbes, The Financial Times, CNN, Bloomberg, Dialogue, LSE Business Review, The Business Times, Le Temps, Nikkei Asian Review, The Telegraph, South China Morning Post and China Daily. His writings are collected at his blog: www.markgreeven.com
Mark Greeven received a PhD degree from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before joining IMD he held faculty positions at Zhejiang University in China and the Rotterdam School of Management in The Netherlands.
Visiting Professor of Information Systems
PhD, University of Maryland
Tianshu Sun is a Visiting Professor of Information Systems at CKGSB. He has been tenured at USC Marshall School of Business, held a joint appointment in Computer Science and been recognized with Robert R. Dockson Named Professorship.
Tianshu’s research is focused on digital transformation, digital technology, digital platform, and digital economy. Tianshu’s research conducted in collaboration with leading private and public sector organizations addresses how firms and governments can combine data analytics, field experiment, causal inference, machine learning, and economic models to improve business decisions and industry policies. His current research aims to understand 1) the technology, organizational and strategy factors that drive successful digital transformation of enterprises and local economies, 2) how firms and government can facilitate and regulate the use of personal data in the digital economy; 3) how digital platforms can design data-driven interventions to influence social sharing; 4) how organizations can leverage mobile and internet-of-things to integrate E-commerce and offline retail.
Tianshu has worked closely with a variety of organizations including Facebook, Alibaba and Adobe. Many findings from these studies have been implemented by collaborating organizations.
Tianshu has given over 80 talks at top universities (Harvard, MIT, Wharton, Chicago, CMU, NYU, etc.) and international conferences, and has over a dozen research papers published in top journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, QME and Journal of Health Economics. Tianshu’s research has received 16 Best Paper Awards (ICIS, CIST, WITS, INFORMS), and served as the Associate Editors at ISR, Management Science and MISQ. Tianshu has developed a series of new courses on Digital Transformation, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Platforms and was honored with USC Golden Apple Award (for Best Professors).
Tianshu received his Bachelor in Physics from Nanjing University, and Master in Physics and PhD in Information Systems from University of Maryland.
Bo Ji is the Founder of China Start, an inspiring TEDx speaker, a China expert, an advocate of EU-China trade, Author of “5G Changes the World” , and Co-Founder of “Impact 17+1” Club.
Bo is currently the Assistant Dean of Global Executive Education & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), a top business school with more than 18,000 chairman/CEO level alumni. Bo had an over-25-year successful business career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, M&A, etc. He served as the senior executive at the headquarters of many fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. After a long corporate life, Bo became a serial entrepreneur and investor. Bo founded the “China Start” to bring global startups and scaleups to China. He created a paradigm shift for global startups to expand to China instead of Silicon Valley.
Combining his extensive business experiences and in-depth knowledge, Bo taught EMBA/MBA from some of the world’s most prestigious business schools such as INSEAD, Esade, MIT, New York University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technology University of Munich, Tsinghua University, CKGSB, Zhejiang University, Sun Yet-Sen University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Taiwan’s National Chengchi University etc.
Bo is a well sought inspiring speaker at renowned international conferences, forums, TV media and annual corporate meetings. He frequently appears at large scale tech/startup conferences around the world as keynote speaker, such as Mobile World Congress (Spain), London Tech Week (UK), Pioneers 18’(Austria), Wolves Summit (Poland), Horasis Global Meeting (Portugal), UN Empretec Global Summit (Turkey), Arctic 15 (Finland), Info Share (Poland), Startup Village (Russia), Lean Startup Europe (Netherland), Campus Party (Italy), European Startup Days (Poland), OurCrowd Global Investor Summit (Israel), Technology Innovation Summit (China), Startup LaunchPad (Hong Kong), India Blockchain Week (India) etc.