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Bijian Zheng (Chairman at China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy)

Bijian Zheng

Chairman at China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy

Mr. Zheng Bijian is a well known theorist and strategist in China. He served as Executive Vice Minister of Publicity Department of CPC Central Committee and Executive Vice President of CPC Central Party School, and was a member of the central committee of the fourteenth and fifteenth CPC Congress. Now he is the Chairman of China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, Director of the Academic Committee of the Central Party School, Dean of the College of Humanities of the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chairman of China Sciences and Humanities Forum, Senior Advisor to the China Institute for International Strategic Studies, and Senior Advisor to the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs.

Chaobin Yang (President of 5G Product Line at Huawei)

Chaobin Yang

President of 5G Product Line at Huawei

Chaobin Yang currently serves as President of 5G Product Line and is responsible for strategic planning, development and delivery of Huawei's 5G solutions, bringing the next generation of wireless technology to a hyper-connected society.

Prior to this role, Mr. Yang was Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line where he was responsible for strategic planning and marketing activities for Huawei's wireless product portfolio. Mr. Yang led the planning and R&D teams and collaborated with key industry partners worldwide to promote the healthy development of the industry chain and universal applications, accelerating the proliferation of 3G and 4G networks. He was also the founder of Huawei's Mobile Innovation Center, and inventor of the industry pioneering SingleRAN solution.

Mr. Yang joined Huawei in 1998, working on UMTS signal processing algorithms. In 2000, he became the head of Huawei Wireless Research, where he made significant contributions to the evolution of WCDMA/HSPA/LTE. From 2008 to 2011, He served as the head of Huawei's LTE Product Line and Huawei’s R&D center in Sweden.

Mr. Yang received a Master's degree in Telecommunications from University of Science and Technology of China in 1998.

Cong Liu (English Channel Director of CGTN)

Cong Liu

English Channel Director of CGTN
Xiansheng HUA (Vice President at Alibaba)

Xiansheng HUA

Vice President at Alibaba

Xian-Sheng Hua is now a VP/Distinguished Engineer of Alibaba Group, leading the Artificial Intelligence Center and City Brain Lab of DAMO Academy. Dr. Hua is an IEEE Fellow and ACM Distinguished Scientist. He received his B.S. degree in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics in 2001, both from Peking University, Beijing, China. He joined Microsoft Research Asia in 2001, as a Researcher. He was a Principal Research and Development Lead in Multimedia Search for the Microsoft search engine, Bing, USA, from 2011 to 2013. He was a Senior Researcher with Microsoft Research Redmond from 2013 to 2015.

He has authored or coauthored more than 200 research papers and has 60 granted patents. His research interests include big multimedia data search, advertising, understanding, and mining, as well as pattern recognition and machine learning. Dr. Hua served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia and ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology. He served as a Program Co-Chair for IEEE ICME 2013, ACM Multimedia 2012, and IEEE ICME 2012. He was one of the recipients of the 2008 MIT Technology Review TR35 Young Innovator Award for his outstanding contributions on video search. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Awards at ACM Multimedia 2007, and Best Paper Award of the IEEE Trans. on CSVT in 2014.Dr. Hua will be serving as general co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2020.

Yu Chang (Director of Media and Communications at Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

Yu Chang

Director of Media and Communications at Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Mr. CHANG Yu is Director of Media and Communications and Deputy Director of Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He is also Deputy Director of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee's Publicity Department. He holds engineering and law degrees from Tsinghua University, and a law degree from University of Liverpool. In addition to communications and ceremonies, Mr. Chang also oversees Beijing 2022’s innovation projects, including cloud-powered broadcasting and smart venues.

Eduard CHIZHIKOV (Head of RT360 at Russia Today)


Head of RT360 at Russia Today

Eduard Chizhikov is the senior producer leading the development of RT's 360-degree content. Ed joined RT's team in 2008 and since then has been in charge of producing thousands of stories for the network's flagship global news channel. He has managed both the story-telling and the technical aspects of the news-making process from beginning to end; now he is applying the same skills and entrepreneurship to the revolutionary world of VR.

VR enables the most unfiltered news experience yet and places the viewer in the heart of the story. RT's panoramic footage has already delivered a unique perspective on a diverse range of news stories. Space360, Moscow‘s Victory Day parade and war-ravaged Donbass region all came to live in the panoramic video format that enabled our audience to become fully immersed in these places and events. RT was also one of the first channels to broadcast live in 360 on YouTube in April 2016 and launched a dedicated mobile app for optimal viewing of 360—degree videos in 2016.

Antoine NAZARET (Vice President APAC at Dailymotion)


Vice President APAC at Dailymotion

Antoine Nazaret has over 10 years of experience in media and internet industry, always passionate and engaged in the evolution of massive media caused by technology and digital.

Started in TV content in France Television - public French Broadcaster - following by digital strategy in politics, he joined Dailymotion 8 years ago, at the very beginning of the exciting video streaming adventure which led Dailymotion to one of the world's largest video platform with 300 millions monthly users and millions of video views each days.

After leading the content strategy in France, accelerating growth and premium shift of the video platform by working closely with all the media, content producers and creators, Antoine Nazaret is now taking responsibilities of Dailymotion Asian extension in his role of VP Asia.

Mark ODA (Executive Producer/ Director of Microsoft News Asia)

Mark ODA

Executive Producer/ Director of Microsoft News Asia

Mark Oda is the Regional Director for Microsoft News in Asia. He oversees 11 markets across Asia including China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asian countries.
Before Microsoft, Mark was General Manger and Co-Representative Director of anime channel Animax at Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan. Mark has a Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked in the entertainment and content industry for over 20 years.

Caitlyn Chen (Vice President at Tencent)

Caitlyn Chen

Vice President at Tencent

Caitlyn Chen is Vice President at Tencent, the leading Internet Company in Asia. She has helped shape Tencent's content ecosystem through partnerships, including launched a number of successful products including the Tencent News, Tencent Sports and several local online media platforms. Prior to Tencent, Ms. Chen was the Director of News and Features of “Southern Weekend”, an influential weekly newspaper in China and Editor-in-chief of well known magazine “Window on the South”.

Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wuhan University and an EMBA from the China Europe International Business School.

Qi Yu (General Manager of the Media Relationship Department at Weibo)

Qi Yu

General Manager of the Media Relationship Department at Weibo

Yu Qi currently serves as General Manager of Media Relationship Department in Weibo. She is responsible for media co-operation and operations in Weibo. She has participated in reporting many important events including the “Two Sessions”, “The Belt and Road” and some others. She has accumulated rich experience in media development and transformation in the era of mobile Internet.

Zhihao Will (Influencer)

Zhihao Will


Vlogger, content creator,influencer,and interviewer, Will has a total of 7 million followers on varied social networks in China. He specializes in making vlogs about cultural differences; his 2015 vlog titled “Finding Your Way to Harvard” has attracted more than 100 million clicks on the internet. As a graduate from the Department of Mass Communication of University of Florida, he is interested and skilled in creating “short videos” that feature a wide scope of topics and events. Having made a popular series of collaborated videos with Tom Holland, Chris Harmsworth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson, and Jason Statham, he has become one of the rare few millennial video creators in China who have co-worked with Hollywood stars. Often viewed as a role model, Will has helped his followers find their own motivation and goals over the past few years. Inspired by his own experience as an overseas student, he sincerely hopes to share with his followers the increasing power and mystery of “learning by playing”.

Sumaiya Omar (Co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories)

Sumaiya Omar

Co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories

Sumaiya Omar is co-founder and editor-in-Chief of Hashtag Our Stories, a journalism video publisher reaching millions of people daily on social media. She has years of experience building mobile banking products across Africa and at Hashtag Our Stories focuses on creating content for audiences aged 13-24.

Freddie Wen (Influencer at EyeOpener)

Freddie Wen

Influencer at EyeOpener

Graduated from the University of Edinburgh. Created a short video channel named EyeOpener, which features videos on scientific, psychological, history, pop culture, and other general interest subjects. It has reached 9 million subscribers.

Timothy Armoo (CEO of Fanbytes)

Timothy Armoo

CEO of Fanbytes

Timothy Armoo “Timo” is the 24 year old CEO of Fanbytes, a mobile video advertising platform helping brands like Huawei, Apple Music and even the UK Government reach Gen Z through TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram influencers.

Timo launched the business in 2017 whilst in university and has grown it to a team of 30 people using the theme of “Advertainment” which fuses advertising with entertainment.

Fanbytes has been dubbed by Forbes as “owning the mind of Gen Z” and Bloomberg call them "the social media magicians"

Fanbytes is Timo's 3rd company, having started his first company at 14 and selling his second company EntrepreneurXpress, a media company at 17 years old.

Ryan Broderick (Senior Reporter at Buzzfeed)

Ryan Broderick

Senior Reporter at Buzzfeed

Ryan Broderick has been at BuzzFeed News for the seven years. He covers web culture and politics. He was based in London for the last four years, reporting from 22 countries, covering the far-right populism and tech.

Bin Zhang (Director of the sports department at CCTV)

Bin Zhang

Director of the sports department at CCTV

ZhangBin,the director of the sports department of CCTV. He has engaged in sports TV production and communication for 28 years. He is a senior sports producer, a host, a team manager and a columnist. In 2004, he successively won the Best Sports Program Host in China. In 2009, he participated and formed a social media team for the sports channel, which updated the communication mode between the sports channel and the audience, and created a new benefit model.

Yue Zou (Anchor at China Global Television Network (CGTN))

Yue Zou

Anchor at China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Zou Yue became a correspondent of CCTV in August 2003. He became the Head of Anchors Team of CCTV International in 2009. Since 2010, he has been the anchor of China24, a flagship news magazine show of CCTV NEWS.

Previously, Yue was a producer and reporter for Wuhan TV where he had primary editorial and newsgathering responsibilities for the local new coverage. He anchors the 15-minute local daily English news program.

Since 1997, Yue has covered many major events across China, including the 1998 Yangtze Flood, Hong Kong and Macao’s return to the Chinese sovereignty, China’s first manned space flight, the Six-party Talks in Beijing, Beijing Olympics, Wenchuan Earthquake, Shenzhou and Chang’e Space Missions and annual meetings of China’s National People’s Congress.

Yue graduated with his bachelor’s of arts degree in English Language from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and he got his master’s degree of arts in Literary Criticism from Central China Normal University.

Mike Walter (Anchor at China Global Television Network (CGTN))

Mike Walter

Anchor at China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Mike Walter is Chief anchor at CGTN America. He helped create and was the first host of the talk show “The Heat” before shifting to host the weekly “Full Frame” program where he has interviewed a variety of known influencers including Taiwan born computer scientist Kai Fu Lee, Bill Gates, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Mike has left Washington to report events around the world including the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou China in 2016 and the “Two Sessions” congressional meeting in Beijing in 2019. Mike is a recipient of multiple television Emmy Awards. Before joining CGTN, he was an independent documentary producer and anchor at a variety of American TV channels.

Qiuyuan Li (Anchor at China Global Television Network (CGTN))

Qiuyuan Li

Anchor at China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Li Qiuyuan presents the daily news program “China24”. She has worked both in the field and behind the anchor desk on breaking news since joining the network in 2011. Li Qiuyuan has interviewed a number of world leaders and newsmakers including former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. She holds a Master of Laws degree from Peking University and a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major of Psychology and Neuroscience from University of Toronto.