In a world wrestled with challenges, with traditional business models rendered obsolete, how can we pioneer change by disrupting the norms with breakthroughs?
Behind the curtains orchestrating this change is a cast of very able and inspirational leaders, pulling the strings that are refining current business practices, redefining the DNA for a “New China.”
Marching into 2017, a sense of uncertainty grips the world, with global affairs being confronted with unprecedented tension. As pioneers of the future, not only should we persevere through the test of time, but we ought to chart our own paths with unyielding determination.
TEDxCEIBS 2017 is dedicated for those admirable leaders that are asking the question “How can we embrace this change and collectively become a force of positive influence?”Join us for a night of true inspiration. It is our sincere hope that the “Movers and Shakers” will present you with new ideas, insights and the very same entrepreneurial spirit that will redefine your organizations and communities.
They are GUARDIANs who persevere through the test of time
They are HEIRs who lead the path to the future
They are PIONEERs who chart their own paths with unyielding determination.
She is the guardian of China's cultural heritage. Fan Jinshi was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in July, 1938. After graduated from College of History in Peking University majoring Archaeology in July 1963, she started work in the Dunhuang Cultural Relics Research Institute(formerly Dunhuang Institute) and spent her whole career life there. She has served successively as deputy director of Dunhuang Cultural Relics Research Institute, vice president of Dunhuang Research Institute, executive vice president of Dunhuang Research Institute, president of Dunhuang Research Institute, honorary president of Dunhuang Research Institute, research librarian, and editor of Dunhuang Study journal. She also worked part-time as librarian of China Central Research Institute of Culture and History. She was also the national committee member of the eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth CPPCC, the executive committee of the eleventh National Women's Federation, honorary president of China Dunhuang Turpan Association, honorary chairperson of Chinese Dunhuang Grottoes Protection Research Foundation. She has been engaged in the research of grotto archaeology, grotto protection and management for her whole life, made great efforts for the protection, research and development of Dunhuang grottoes, and improved the modernization level of scientific protection and management of Dunhuang grottoes.Read More
She is the fashion icon who helps ladies to grow mentally. Xiao Xue quickly adapted her new role as a professional movie producer in Hong Kong Goldern Harvest Entertainment Company after graduating from college in 1992. In 2000, she started tapping the magazine industry and soon became a publisher and chief editor, having a wide range of influence in fashion and entertainment industries. In August 2007, she gained control over ELLE China and served concurrently as publisher and editorial director. She brought life to the first major international women's magazine on the Chinese market and has since established a brand new international ELLE brand that encompasses print magazines as well as websites, television, credit cards, iPad electronic magazines, mobile apps, and social products. She also actively promoted new models and helped the growth and development of native designers. She published the book Elegance in 2012 and shared her ten-year experience as a blogger. This book has become the guide for metropolitan women and a bestseller on women's bestselling charts. She was selected as one of the most influential people in the global industry by Business of Fashion (BoF) in 2015. In the network ecosystem survey released by McCann in 2016, Xiao Xue ranked first in the new media influence list.Read More
He is a pioneer of corporate social responsibility. Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, to bring about the changes in leadership and business models, and to recalibrate old models so that new opportunities can be captured, Brubaker’s work is centered around building foundations of knowledge, understanding core issues, engaging stakeholders, and doing what it takes to move forward. Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Founder and Executive Volunteer of HandsOn China and a Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Richard is focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.Read More
He is a world-acclaimed journalist recently nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Fei DENG is one of China's best-known investigative reporters. While working as a reporter with Phoenix Weekly, Deng developed a deep understanding of social problems suffered by lower class Chinese people, particularly those in the rural areas. Deng empathized their sufferings and was empowered to go beyond journalism and take his advantage in social media to speak for issues of marginalized Chinese people. In 2011, he succeeded in launching his most well-known non-profit project, "Free Lunch for Rural children". This project offered free meals to rural kids who could not afford lunch at school due to extreme poverty in the family and it also effectively addressed the issue of malnutrition in those poor areas. Deng also initiated other nationwide non-profit programs, for example, the "Anti-Child-Trafficking Campaign", the "Free Healthcare for China's Rural Children" and the "Children Protection Scheme". By leveraging the power of social media as a reporter, Deng created a new model of "micro-philanthropy". Under his leadership, transparency, engagement, and the power of empathy become new values for China’s growing non-profit industry. Deng is helping to push forward the cooperation among policy-makers, corporate leaders and grass-roots change makers to find solutions to fundamental social issues faced by contemporary China.Read More
He is Captain Hoff, legendary investor in Silicon Valley. Always innovating on his life, Steven Hoffman, known as Captain Hoff, has tried more professions than cats have lives, including serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, mobile studio head, computer engineer, filmmaker, Hollywood TV exec, published author, coder, game designer, manga rewriter, animator and voice actor. After starting three venture-funded startups in Silicon Valley, Hoffman launched Founders Space with the mission to educate and accelerate entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Founders Space has become one of the top startup accelerators in the world with over 50 partners in 22 countries. Hoffman has trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation and routinely works with the world's largest global corporations and venture funds.Read More
He is a distinguished guest designer for Hermes' flagship store in China. Born in 1968, graduated from Tongji University in 1990 and stayed on as a lecturer for almost 20 years. A common thread through these variegated experiences is his deep-rooted respect for traditional Chinese culture and the unique discourse he brings to the practice and expression of modern design. His works have won numerous awards and himself is seen as an influential Chinese creative designer as reported in both international and domestic media. His new work BOAT Bench was honored with The Best Furniture Design, China Section, 2008 by ELLE DECO International Design Awards. Mr. LV was invited to design window showcases for Hermes flagship store from 2008 to 2010. Mr. LV's works exhibited on "Milan Design Week" from 2010 to 2013. From 2011 to 2012, he was awarded as "The Top Ten of The Most Influential Interior Designers" by China Institute of Interior Design (CIID) consecutively. Mr. LV was also honored as "The Forbes China most Influential Designer" in 2015 and honored as China Life Magazine"National Spirit Achiever" in 2016.Read More
He is China's most authoritative global business strategist. Dr. Edward TSE is founder and CEO, Gao Feng Advisory Company, formerly Chairman of Greater China for Booz & Company and Managing Partner, China for The Boston Consulting Group. With over 20 years of experience in management consulting and senior line management, he is widely known as “China’s leading global business strategist.” Dr. TSE has extensive experience in the definition and implementation of strategy, organizations and corporate transformation. He has assisted hundreds of corporations – both headquartered in China and outside of China – and public sector organizations on all critical strategy and business issues related to China and China’s role in the world. His experience covers a broad range of industries and he has been on the board of three major Chinese state-owned enterprises. He has also consulted to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank as well as the Chinese government on policies, state-owned enterprise reform and competitiveness. Dr. TSE has published over 200 articles and four books including the award-winning The China Strategy (2010) and China’s Disruptors (2015) . He received an SB and SM in Civil Engineering from MIT and a PhD and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.Read More
He is a Cloud specialist, capable of making sense of this world through mastering numbers and data. Dr. Xu Mingqiang serves now as CTO, Microsoft GCR. He is responsible for the business vision and strategy development and his team is focusing on driving the digital transformation for companies of all sizes in the Greater China Region. In the year of 2015 and 2016, Dr. Xu was the General Manager of Microsoft Azure Group, Microsoft China, who oversaw Microsoft Azure business in China. At that time he worked with his team to provide solutions for local and multinational enterprises to transform towards the Internet, and accumulated rich experiences in big data, Internet, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and mobile Internet application.Read More
Rochelle QIN is an experienced media professional and a well-known anchor of a variety of famous domestic television programs including Dragon News, Global Weekly, Shanghai Live, Voices, MoneyTalks, The Maintalk, BizTime. She was also the winner of Best News Program, Asian Television Awards, 2011, the winner of National Honor for Contribution to the ShanghaiWorld Expo, 2010, and the nominee of Best Current Affairs Presenter, Asian Television Awards, 2009.Read More
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