Compared with a traditional bridge that crosses visible boarders and connects people, objects and landscape horizons, the “Bridge” we are building at TEDx CEIBS is an abstract bridge that consists of ideas, and leads our audience onto experiencing unknown territories.
Drawing a Bridge –Whether a massive bridge that connects nations and regions, or a small bridge that leaps over a stream, a bridge always starts with an idea and a blueprint – an imagination about somewhere no-one has ever been to, or a brand new form of what a bridge should look like. We want to illustrate the story of the drive that started this flame, how the initial challenges were overcame, and how the dynamics along the way re-shaped this design.
Building a Bridge –Horizontally, the bridge needs to cross borders and diverse landscape; vertically, a bridge elevates to different levels while arching towards the goal. As MBA students, we look for unconventional ways (business models, platforms etc.) and successful factors that make this connection strong and meaningful.
Over the Bridge –Last but not least, we would like to present the vision of bridge designers – where the bridge leads to, what it looks like and how is it achieved on a large scope of influence. We hope the vision creates a positive vibe among our audiences and encourages them to understand the overview of a social issue, an industry trend or a major improvement for the society. The story shall be a local one with clear objectives and strategies.
Wei Lin is a senior engineer at CCCC Highway Consultant Co., Ltd. He holds a Master of Science degree awarded jointly by Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities. He worked on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge for 10 years as a design engineer during some of the most critical parts of the project. In 2018, he was presented with the Innovation / Start-up Young Star Award for Beijing’s Xicheng District. To date, he has contributed to more than forty papers, articles, and lectures for TU Delft, Imperial College London, NTU, and NUS on new engineering philosophies concerning island and tunnelling projects. He is currently studying submerged floating tunnels – a proposed type of crossing that has the potential to span wide and deep bodies of water which have so far been uncrossed by traditional bridges.Read More
Joyce Deng has over 17 years of experience in luxury retail, marketing, and brand management. She is one of the industry’s top experts. Her experience spans names such as Ogilvy, Louis Vuitton, Coach, and Bottega Veneta. Joyce has acquired notable international retail and general management experience and has collaborated closely with clients and partners in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the US. She is currently part of senior management at Luxottica – a leading eyewear brand and innovative retailer – where she has expanded her experience and insight into a more comprehensive luxury, fashion, and lifestyle business. She was appointed to the Grand Jury for ADFEST Asia 2016 and has served as a regular guest speaker at Fudan University School of Management since 2014.Read More
Ana Rucner is a world-class Croatian cellist. Born into a family of great musical talents, she graduated summa cum laude from the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb in 2005 and holds the title of cello professor. In 2008, she received the honorary status of “free artist,”. Ana is one of the most innovative classical artists in the world with numerous national and international awards. She has been honoured for her work in Croatian tourist videos and had been called the Tourist Ambassador of Croatia. Ana is also a proud honorary ambassador for the City of Beijing. Incorporating elements of classical, modern, and ethno/ world music along with her on-stage performance has placed Ana in an elite circle of Croatian musical performers whose influence extends far beyond her native country. She was the first Croatian musician to attract younger listeners by playing the electrical cello. Ana has played with many famous artists, including the Three Tenor’s Jose Carreras, and Chinese pianist Muye Wu.Read More
Dr. Liu Dong has worked at Beijing Anzhen Hospital, the Texas Institute, and Beijing Harmony Hospital. He was born in Beijing and graduated from the Department of Clinical Medicine of Capital Medical University. In 2010, Dr. Liu Dong established the Beijing Chunmiao Children's Relief Fund and served as the Chairman of the Board. The fund provides assistance to orphans and children with congenital diseases. As of December 2018, the Spring Seedling Foundation has raised 115 million RMB to help 17,740 people with congenital diseases. Dr. Liu Dong found through research that the safety and health of life is managed not only through the diagnosis and treatment after the onset of disease, but also that prevention in early stages. Ultimately, he believes that holistic integrated medicine is key to the future of human health development.Read More
Dominique de Villepin is a former Foreign Affairs Minister (2002-2004), Interior Minister (2004-2005), and Prime Minister (2005-2007) of France. He began his career as a diplomat in Washington, D.C. from 1980 to 1989 and then in New Delhi as Embassy Counsellor from 1989 to 1992 before being appointed Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1993. He also served as Chief of Staff to President Jacques Chirac from 1995 to 2002. He is also the author of numerous books and essays on history, international relations, politics, and poetry. His Paris-based consulting company Villepin International has been advising companies globally on international strategy since 2008. He is also a Distinguished Professor at CEIBS.Read More
Mr. Kong Xiangdong is a renowned pianist and an enthusiast for public welfare and environmental awareness. In 1986, he became the youngest prize winner in the history of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow and has since enjoyed a distinguished career. He has been honoured at many international piano competitions, including the Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition, Santander (1987), Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition (1988), and the Australia Sydney International Piano Competition (1992). International media has praised him as a truly electrifying pianist and one that only arises once or twice a century.Read More
Chen Xin comes from Xiapu, Fujian. In 1999, she became a PE teacher at Shanghai International Studies University. In 2002, she began to promote rock climbing to universities in Shanghai. In 2008, she introduced Nordic floorball into China and, in 2013 became the head of China’s International Floorball Federation. Far more than a university PE teacher, Chen Xin is now the only international floorball coach in China. Chen is passionate about all kinds of fashion and extreme sports, including rock climbing, kayaking, and mountaineering and, of course, floorball. She also pays attention to the cultivation of young people's education. She has published articles in Traveller, Mountain Outdoor, China Education News, and other magazines. She is also the author of the first book on floorball in China; Nordic Fashion Movement – Floorball.Read More
Xuemei Gu is the CTO of Cainiao Network, the logistics platform of Alibaba Group. Before that, she was the head of Alimama, Alibaba Group's advertisement business unit, which accounts for over 50% of Alibaba Group's total revenue. Xuemei previously worked for Google for 10 years in the Search Infrastructure and Knowledge Graph department, also serving as Google Beijing’s Site Lead for three years. She has a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon School in Computer Science.In her spare time, Xuemei is an avid reader on diverse topics including cognitive science, physics, economics and philosophy. She also loves many forms of arts, especially painting and classical music.Read More
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