Digital China: COVID-19 and Emerging Tech Trends

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.

  • Professor Sun Baohong
    Associate Dean for CKGSB Americas,
    Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Marketing, Director of the CIM Center
    Professor Sun Baohong is the Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Marketing and the Associate Dean for CKGSB Americas. She also directs CKGSB’s Customer Information Management Center. Prior to joining CKGSB in 2011, Professor Sun was Carnegie Bosch Professor of Marketing at the Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Sun received her PhD from the University of Southern California in 1997 and BA from Renmin University of China.
  • Anita Huang
    Operating Partner & Chief Marketing Officer
    Sinovation Ventures
    Anita directs Sinovation Ventures’ branding, entrepreneurs community and training programs, public relations, marketing activities, and new business development. With 12 years of large scale Internet media platform experience in the Greater China region, Anita has worked with Tudou, Google and Yahoo! in the Greater China region with responsibilities ranging from marketing management, business development, product management, P&L management, and data analytics. Between 2014 to 2016, she founded Taiwan Startup Stadium that work with tech startups to go global, training over 150 startup companies and built a network of 15 top global accelerators, investors, tech conferences in the ecosystem. Anita holds M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill School, Northwestern University.
  • Deborah Campbell
    Chief Operating Officer, Accenture Greater China

    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
    Technology Editor, South China Morning Post

    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.

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