The COVID-19 crisis appears to be supercharging a new era of digitalisation in China. From online food delivery to ride-hailing apps, digital business models and technologies have played an important role in mitigating the social and business impacts of the pandemic. Amid the contracting economy, the demand for tech has grown sharply.
The Chinese government’s policy response to COVID-19 reflects a prioritisation of the digital economy, with President Xi Jinping announcing that the government will invest an estimated US $1.4 trillion over the next six years to accelerate the development of homegrown technology, from 5G wireless networks to artificial intelligence.
This webinar, produced by Asia House in partnership with CKGSB, will take a deep dive into the emerging digital trends in China, and provide insights on how consumer habits, business operations, and government policymaking are changing.
This webinar will be held on Zoom. Click here to register.
Deborah Campbell is the COO for Accenture Greater China, responsible for the successful operation of the Accenture business in Greater China.
She has been living in Hong Kong for the past two years and has had 15 years experience of working in China and with Chinese companies.
Prior to this she was the Senior Managing Director of Finance Operations for Accenture.
John Artman is the South China Morning Post’s Technology Editor, and leads one of the biggest and fastest growing reporting teams covering an expansive intersection of technological transformation and the rise of China. With more than ten years of reporting experience in China, Artman is a leading journalistic voice on Chinese technology.
He previously served as Editor-in-Chief at TechNode, and played an important role in overhauling the site into a must-read for anyone interested in technology in China. Prior to that, Artman was the Managing Director of Technical Communications at CSOFT International and worked at China Radio International as a radio show host as well as a technology and web reporter. Artman is a self-described “avid China-watcher.” He has been living in Beijing since 2008 and is fluent with working proficiency in Mandarin.