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Industrial ecology is the next important arena for Internet competitors, and digital technologies are the lethal tools that help them prevail. The competition in next phrase is not only about responsiveness to the market change, but also how thorough your business is reshaped. The digital technologies will inspire new business models and opportunities. In retail and banking industries, the digital platform enabled businesses are fast growing. In the connected intelligence era of 5G we are to embrace, innovative digital business models will flourish further and present us the next game changers with new business models.


ThoughtWorks Live is an executive series for selected clients, the event is held every year in Australia, Europe and China. This year we are holding the sixth ThoughtWorks Live in China, and we invite you to join the renowned global C-level guests to explore how to reshape digital business and get stronger in this Game of the Challengers.

Time & Address

September 11th, 2019

Blue Note, 23 East Qianmen Street, Beijing

Agenda

13:30-14:00Sign in
14:00-14:10Global go live of ThoughtWroks Digital Fluency ModelRan Xiao, Innovation Director, ThoughtWorks
14:10-14:40Asia’s digital economies: ushering in a new era?Robert Koepp, chief economist of the Corporate Network in Hong Kong for The Economist Group
14:40-15:10The rise of Zhongtai strategy – enterprise competitiveness in VUCA eraJun Xu, Chief Planner of FusionStage PaaS Solutions, HUAWEI & Jian Wang, Lead consultant and Enterprise Architect at ThoughtWorks
15:10-15:40How blockchain reshapes supply chain and trade financCarl Wegner, Managing Director, Head of Asia, R3 & Shangqi Liu, Head of Blockchain, ThoughtWorks
15:40-16:10Reshape Supply Chain for Business in the Digital EraYunzheng Yang, Executive Director of Lenovo Supply Chain BTIT & Kai Shi, Head of the Data and AI, ThoughtWorks China
16:10-16:25Tea break
16:25-16:55How does machine learning platform drive business transformation?Liming Tan, Product director of AI empowerment platform of cloud computing center, SAIC motor & Yingrui Feng, CTO of data and intellectual services team, ThoughtWorks
16:55-19:00Social Innovation Workshop: Kids Education Product Innovation in Underdeveloped AreaRan Xiao, Innovation Director, ThoughtWorks & Bingqin Qian, Senior User Experience Designer,ThoughtWorks
19:00-21:00 Jazz Dinner

Speakers

Robert Koepp

Robert Koepp

Chief economist of the Corporate Network in Hong Kong for The Economist Group

an internationally known writer and a visiting professor for USC Marshall School of Business, he previously acted as the general manager of a CITIC Group company and senior VP of ICR.Rob has been engaged in economic research for a long time, having rich experience and industry insight in governance, finance and strategic advisory, he has been a huge help for many business leaders and their teams in tackling challenges faced in China and Asia. With experience in IT and energy industries, he held senior positions as a manager or consultant to companies and government agencies in the US, Singapore, Japan and China. 

Carl Wegner

Carl Wegner

Managing Director, Head of Asia at R3

Carl Wegner has been running the sales and operations in the APAC region for R3 since 2016. Armed with over 30 years’ experience in Asia in Cash Management, Institutional Banking, Financial Supply Chain and more recently Distributed ledger Technology, he has forged strategic alliances that has led to revenue growth and market penetration for R3.Carl’s prior experience includes holding the roles of Managing Director and Head of Global Transaction banking, Greater China of Deutsche Bank and Managing Director of Transaction 

Jun Xu

Jun Xu

Chief Planner of FusionStage PaaS Solutions, HUAWEI

Having 15 years of experience in telecom software and IT field, he is now PaaS platform architector, PM at Huawei, responsible for product planning and solution architecture design of next generation private cloud PaaS platform. The new platform aims at help clients with a well-organized digital transformation by integrating implementation experience from the dozens of PaaS platforms into FusionStage platform and expand the case to clients of other industries.

Yunzheng Yang

Yunzheng Yang

Executive Director of Lenovo Supply Chain BTIT

Mr. Yang has 20 years working experience in Supply Chain IT and has been ever present in Lenovo history of informatization, internationalization and the on-going digital transformation process. His focus is to build a global data analysis platform for Lenovo Supply Chain and drive intelligent digital operations for the BU.

Liming Tan

Liming Tan

Product director of AI empowerment platform of cloud computing center, SAIC motor

With 10 years’ experience in enterprise-level IT technical architecture, Liming has helped with business product development for the head office of a national bank, a top cloud computing company and a private internet bank. Now he works for SAIC motor and is mainly responsible for integrated planning and business advancement of iGear AI Empowerment Platform and pushing forward business intellectual transformation In line with SAIC motor’s transformational strategies.

Jian Wang

Jian Wang

Lead consultant and Enterprise Architect, ThoughtWorks China

Jian has more than 10 years of experiences in large-scale enterprise software design and development and currently focuses on enterprise platform transformation, micro-service architecture and implementation, large-scale legacy system servitization transformation. Jian's core passion is technology and always enjoy the joy of coding and sharing in various communities.

Shangqi Liu

Shangqi Liu

Member of ThoughtWorks Advisory Board, Head of Blockchain, ThoughtWorks China

Head of Blockchain at ThoughtWorks China. Shangqi has provided technology consulting and software delivery services to clients in the automotive, financial, telecome, healthcare industries. As a technical consultant, he help to design system architecture, evaluate technology, refactor large-scale legacy system. Shangqi is passionate about technologies like blockchain, distributed computing, microservice architecture, domain modeling, and legacy system refactoring. His geek passion is to decentralize everything.

Yingrui Feng

Kai Shi

Head of the Data and AI, ThoughtWorks China

Having 20 years of experience in enterprise informatization and digital transformation, Mr. Shi had served many large-scale enterprises providing digital transformation strategy consultancy, IT planning and system implementation. Having rich experience in digital transformation for traditional enterprises, he was involved in digital transformation planning and implementation for many large enterprises. The data-driven digital transformation theory and methodology built with his experience lead to his Lean Data theory, which is a important guidance in his practice of enterprise digital transformation driven by big data and AI. Combining design thinking, domain-driven design, and lean thinking on the basis of traditional IT strategy consulting. He has developed the Data Discovery methodology in the past years. Data Discovery has been used in many fields to guide data-driven innovations and made data strategy more practical.

Yingrui Feng

Yingrui Feng

CTO of data and intellectual services team, ThoughtWorks

Yingrui has been actively applying data and intellectual technologies in resolving real business problems. With 10 years data related working experience, he is adept in natural language processing, data mining and big data technology and has accumulated rich experience in the field of healthcare, finance, insurance and manufacturing. He now also leads the team in technological direction and architecture selection and in resolving technological difficulties, aiming to assist enterprises to take the most of data and intellectual technologies.

Ran Xiao

Ran Xiao

Innovation Director, ThoughtWorks. 

Ran Xiao has a strong technology background rooted from his post-graduate studies on algorithms. He is the chief digital transformation advisor for large enterprises. Xiao Ran is on the advisory board of the Open ROADS community, and also an Agile/Lean expert coaching global organizations over 10 years.

Bingqin Qian

Bingqin Qian

ThoughtWorks Senior User Experience Designer

Bingqin Qian serves ThoughtWorks, Inc. as a Senior User Experience Designer with more than two years of experience. She is passionate about using design and technology to help her clients achieve and exceed their goals. She describes herself as a high quality designer with comprehensive design skills in strategy design, information architecture, interaction and visual design.

Themes

ThoughtWroks Digital Fluency Model

Digital capability is at the core of any modern business, but building digital capability is still a mystery like alchemy. Based on our global experiences, the Digital Fluency Model emergges from ThoughtWorks. We hope to help more companies finding the true north of building the digital mindset through this model.

Asia’s digital economies: ushering in a new era?

Led by China, economic landscapes in Asia has been profoundly changed by the Internet and digital technologies. Even though representing borderless platforms, the Internet and associated digital innovations also reflect national identities and policies. Do the digital economics of China and Asia represent a new way of doing things for the world, or just for the societies from where they originate? How do US-China trade tensions impact and illustrate the differences between East and West? What are senior executives in Asia saying about the influence of automation and AI on their organisations and workforce needs? To address these and related topics, Robert Koepp of The Economist Corporate Network will offer a multi-faceted presentation on Asia’s digital economies and their significance for business and organisations today and into the future.

In the ever-changing VUCA era, the future we are facing is always in quantum states. No one can predict when the change will come, nor the time crisis befalls. Factors like international politics, economic conditions and industry innovation can push an enterprise to prosperity and can also strike it down to the bottom. That’s why we should initiate Zhongtai strategy early and keep building our core competence persistently. It is also important to move fast to take advantage of the favorable momentum and resources to stay competitive in the ever-changing business environment. In this backdrop, ThoughtWorks and Huawei will explain the rise of Zhongtai strategy and share the method and practical case in implementation. We hope this session can help enterprises better understand and implement Zhongtai strategy, and leverage its core competence to respond better to the changing external environment. 

How blockchain reshapes supply chain and trade finance

It's time to stop hype-driven investment and get real business value from blockchain. Blockchain technology only make sense in a complex business ecosystem of multiple stakeholders. Supply chain and trade finance are such a typical scenario. We will share our practical cases and experiences around blockchain, how to reduces fraud risks and compliance costs to enhance transparency and effiency in supply chain and trade finance. Blockchain is not the right solution for most scenarios, however it could be one of best options when build an open ecosystem.

Reshape Supply Chain for Business in the Digital Era

Supply chain is the core capability for New Retail enterprises in the ever-changing digital era. supply chain, previously a division of support in the business, has been grown into an ecology that influences the user experience directly. For this reason, the requirement for supply chain are growing rapidly, yet the best practice and procedure are outmoded. Having one of the biggest supply chain system in the world, Lenovo will share their practices in building a soft supply chain with Intelligent Data that drives business innovation.

How does machine learning platform drive business transformation?

In twenty to thirty years’ time, human society will step into an intellectual society featuring “everything perceptible, inter-connected and intellectual”. In fact, we have already set out on this journey to implement AI on all businesses. How far away is machine learning from your area of business? Do you need a machine learning platform? How should we utilize machine learning to empower our business? Joined with AI Director of FinShine, SAIC motor, chief data scientist of ThoughtWorks will share real cases on how machine learning pushed forward business transformation.

Social Innovation Workshop: Kids Education Product Innovation in Underdeveloped Area

ThoughtWorks Social Impact Project is a real project. We invite business decision makers to have a brainstorm with us and create a kid education product for children in the underdeveloped area. The product aims at bridging the gap and creating a fair education chance for all the kids. In this process we will also set out the key points in product design process, and the glamour of Design Thinking in a social innovative way can be fully felt on site.

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