Professor Weiru Chen

Dr. Weiru Chen is Professor of strategy at Alibaba Business School. Before joining Alibaba Business School, he was the chief strategy officer of Cainiao Network Technology Co., the logistics arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. He is also associate professor of strategy at CEIBS. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management at Purdue University in the US. He studies innovation strategy and organizational transformation. He received CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award in 2013, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at INSEAD in 2011, Outstanding Teacher of MBA Elective Courses at INSEAD in 2005 and the Best Teaching Award at Purdue University in 2003.  Professor Chen published on the world’s leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Research Policy.

In 2013, Professor Chen published a bestseller book on Platform Strategy (in Chinese), which provides a systematic analysis of world’s top 50 platform business. The book is awarded “Outstanding Book Prize” by The Beijing News, “Fengye Top 10 Books of the Year” and the “Most Popular Digital Publications Prize” by Blue Lion Publishing and Tencent Literature. In 2016, Professor Chen published another book on Platform Transformation (in Chinese), which provides a step-by-step framework for traditional business to incubate new platform business. In 2017, he is selected in the Thinkers50 Radar List as the “world management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.”

Professor Yuan Li

Dr. Yuan Li is Distinguished Professor of Tongji University, and Dean of the School of Economics & Management, Vice-chairman member of Advisory Committee for Management Science & Engineering, Ministry of Education, vice chairman of China Management Science & Engineering Association, director of IACMR Consulting Committee, standing member of China Management Modernization Society, director of Technology & Innovation Management Committee, standing member of China Science & Technology Society, member of APJM (SSCI Journal) Editorial Advisory Board,member of Journal Enterprise Information Systems(SCI Journal)Editorial Advisory Board. Prof. Li had assumed the dean of School of Management, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, and Executive Dean of Antai College of Economics & Management.

In 1996, he has received the State Council special allowance. In 1999, Prof. Li gained the support from Yong Talents Program of the National Natural Science Foundation. He was selected as Shan Xi Third Five Talent in 2002 and Chang-Jiang Scholar Professor & Distinguished Professor awarded by Ministry of Education in 2005.

Since 2005, Prof. Li has published over 60 papers in international journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of management studies, Journal of operations management, ETP, MOR, etc. Prof. Li edited the Eleventh Five-year textbook of General Management. He has been awarded 10 provincial prizes including 2 first-class Science and Technology Award prize, 4 second-class Science and Technology Award prize, 1 provincial Science and Technology Progress Award prize, 1 second-class Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education Award prize, 1 third-class Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education Award prize, and 1 second-class Teaching Achievement Award prize. His foundation project was evaluated as Special Excellence. He completed 4 National Nature Science Foundation Programs, 2 National Soft Program. As one of the hosts, He completed European Asia-Link Program: ICM and he completed over 10 company projects. As a chief expert, Prof. Li is now a project leader for a Society & Science Major Program of MOE. And now he is taking charge of a key project of National Natural Science Foundation(NNSF) and a project of Community of Innovation Fund Project of NNSF, China.

Professor Rongping Mu

Dr. Mu is the CPC secretary-general of Institutes of Science and Development (ISD) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) , the director of the CAS Center for Innovation and Development since 2006, director of the CAS Center for IPR Research and Training since 2009, editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science Research Management (an academic monthly) since 2003. He is the president of the China High-tech Industry Promotion Society (CHIPS), the president of the Chinese Association for Science of Science and S&T Policy Research. Besides, Dr. Mu is a member of Expert Consultation Commission of Beijing Municipal Government since 2011, a member of the Economic and Scientific Advisory Board of European Patent Office and International Advisory Board of the Thailand Government Office of S&T and Innovation since 2012. Dr. Mu has published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and some books concerning Technology Foresight, and Innovation Development, and drafted some policy documents concerning the National Innovation Policies and the 13th Five Year Plan for National Innovation Capacity-building. His research interests include S&T&I Policy, Foresight, R&D Management, and Industrial Competitiveness.

Lang, Chunhui

Ms. Chunhui Lang is a Partner at Sinovation Ventures. Sinovation Ventures is an established Chinese technology-savvy investment firm, started in 2009 by a team led by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, with presence in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seattle and Silicon Valley. The firm currently manages an estimated $2B AUM between six USD and RMB funds in total, and over 300 portfolio companies.

Ms. Lang holds an MBA from Peking University. She has more than 10 years of TMT industry investment and research experience, covering mobile Internet, e-commerce, etc., and clients served include Morgan Stanley, MIH, Warburg, WRH, China Mobile, China Telecommunications, Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Tencent, Baidu and many other top investment companies in the TMT field. She has served as a project expert of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO, UK) and an investment manager of Fuhua Financial Holding.

She was ranked second as China’s top ten angel investors ranked in 2015. She was ranked second as China’s top ten early investors in 2016 and 2017 respectively. In 2018 she won Chinese Women’s Business Elite Award. She serves on the Board of Directors of Beijing University of Technology, and she is MBA interview officer for the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. At Sinovation Ventures, she is responsible for investment in the area of Consumer Internet. Her recent investment and management activities involved over 50 companies such as Vivavideo,boxfish, Snaptube, Qiushibaike, TheOne smart piano, etc.

Chinese version:

创新工场合伙人、北京大学MBA,有着十多年TMT产业投资与研究经验,覆盖领域包括移动互联网、电子商务等,服务过的客户包括摩根斯坦利、MIH、华平、WRH、中国移动、中国电信、Google、Microsoft、Intel、IBM、腾讯、百度等众多投资及TMT领域顶级公司。曾任联合国工发组织(UNIDO,UK)项目专家和复华金控投资经理。2015年度中国十大天使投资人排名第二。2016年中国十大早期投资家第二名。2017年中国十大早期投资家第二名。2018中国女性商业精英奖。北京工业大学校理事会理事,北京大学光华管理学院MBA面试官。在创新工场负责Consumer Internet的投资,投资并管理的公司有糗事百科、TheOne智能钢琴、房产销冠、小影、同步网络、盒子鱼、亲宝宝、用钱宝、网易未央猪、寿全斋红糖姜茶等五十几家。

Industry Forum

October 25, 2019


The 4th Industrial Revolution

Life and Enterprise of the Future

(This signature IEEE TEMS Industry Forum will run on the second day of the IEEE TEMS ISIE 2019 conference in Hangzhou, China in October 2019)

Over 200 years ago, water and steam power were harnessed and mechanized production was introduced to the world, thus spawning the 1st Industrial Revolution.


A century later, the 2nd Industrial Revolution began as we harnessed the power of electricity to create mass production.


The 3rd Industrial Revolution came about during the 20th century when we used electronics and IT systems to further automate production.


Now, in the year 2019, we find ourselves in a unique position on the cusp of the 4th Industrial Revolution. This revolution will be characterized by a fusion of technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. According to experts, these technologies will affect not only industry but also corporate and government policy.


“We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.”

  • Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum


“Engaging in more sustainable solutions is a necessity — not just a corporate responsibility — if businesses want to continue operating in the future. Businesses will like the view that ‘once I pay my taxes I’m done with my duty.’ That simply does not work anymore in our age. Private companies are not just “spectators” but a “central player” for paving the way for more sustainable development — with three-quarters of the economy in most countries driven by the private sector”.

  • Achim Steiner, UN Development Program Administrator

This forum will feature world-renowned leading experts in AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Venture Capital investment who will deliver keynote speeches and participate in expert panel discussions.


                                                Stephen Ibaraki                                                  Eliezer Manor                                                   Toufi Saliba                                                         Paul Lee

                                                      Futurist                                                        President Shirat                                                     CEO                                                                  Founder

                                                REDDS Capital                                                   Enterprises                                                    Toda Network                                                          Mind AI

Stephen Ibaraki – Founding Co-chair of REDDS Capital

Stephen is a serial/social entrepreneur, writer, futurist, venture capitalist, speaker and globally recognized expert in AI and other emerging technologies. 14x Microsoft MVP AWARD most recently in AI. 100+ global engagements guiding and impacting $10+ Trillion in sustainable investments such as in 2019 at SxSW, CEO-invite Fintech Ideas Festival, YPO Edge and their 27,000 CEOs, 9 Trillion annual revenue employing 22 million.  For years he has held chairman, founder and board member roles across the world’s top business, entrepreneurship, science, innovation, industry organizations and summits. Some of his recent activities include acting as founding co-chair of REDDS Capital, founding the UN ITU AI for Good Global Summit, co-founding the Steering Committee for AI Pioneers and writing for Forbes IDG IT World and Family Office Magazine. He is frequently invited to share his unique insights and perspectives as a keynote speaker and expert panelist. His audiences range from the UN to Fortune 500 CEOs who are all seeking advice on how to prepare for the future in terms of both policy and investment.

Eliezer Manor, President of Shirat Enterprises ltd.

Eliezer is a physicist who graduated from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel He spent many years with the Israeli Defense Forces and the R&D Department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense in the field of Electro-Optics.

His past and present activities cover the entire “spectrum” and sequence of hi-tech related activities: Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship in Israel and in the US, Angel investments and founder of portfolio companies, Technological Incubation in Israel, Venture Capital in Israel and in the US, Corporate Venture Capital, joint programs with Multi-National Companies, joint programs with the Israeli and foreign governments, Investment Banking and Stock Markets of Hi-Tech/Hi-Growth companies.  He is presently a Board Member of private and public companies traded on NASDAQ and on TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange).

These days he is engaged in a broad program with Israeli companies which establishes operations in China for business development, industrialization and commercialization of their products in the Chinese and worldwide markets.

Eliezer is also engaged in venture philanthropy.  He and his family established Schools-on-Line Israel, an NGO, active among high-school children and teachers.

Paul Lee, Co-founder of Mind AI

Paul is a clinician, scientist, and entrepreneur. As a graduate of St Paul’s School and University of Oxford with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, he received an M.D. from The School of Medicine at Catholic University of Korea. Paul is also a graduate of Futuremed at Singularity University 2013 and Exponential Medicine 2014. As CEO & Cofounder of Curely and Kuddly, he grew the platform into one of the largest media channels in the US for the health and pet health industries with a viewership of over 6B. He served in the Republic of Korea Army as a lieutenant doctor and a director of Pogok public health center in Yongin. Paul also co-founded JNP LAB in Seoul that acts as a development hub for global exponential technologies.

Toufi Saliba, Founder and CEO of Toda Network

Toufi Saliba is CEO, PrivacyShell and Chair of the ACM Practitioner Board Conference Committee. Toufi’s background is mainly in Machine Learning, Decentralized Governance, Distributed Computing, and Cryptography. He’s TODA’s protocol co-author. He has authored and co-authored several algorithms, protocols, and patents. Toufi’s companies have had several exits for software that he built from the ground up, some ended up at Google, HP and Intel. He sits on multiple Silicon Valley start-up boards, is the founder of the TodaQ Foundation and Chair of the ACM Practitioner Board Conference Committee. Currently, Toufi runs a start-up factory and InfoSec advisory called PrivacyShell Corp. PrivacyShell’s portfolio founders have an aggregate of over $27B in exits. Toufi’s #1 goal in life is enhancing technology to help achieve global prosperity while building profitable businesses and enablements from within.