Wed, May 15 | Z-Park | ZGC Innovation Center Boston

【CEIBS x Z-Park】Digital Innovation: Establishing New Frontiers for the Global Economy

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【CEIBS x Z-Park】Digital Innovation: Establishing New Frontiers for the Global Economy

Time & Location

May 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Z-Park | ZGC Innovation Center Boston, 1000 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

About The Event


The digital economy is boosting productivity and propelling change in retail worldwide. The ‘New Retail’ model promises to offer a ‘one-stop lifestyle community’ that integrates various products and services to meet diverse consumer needs. To remain competitive, US and Chinese online businesses must rely on a process of constant micro-innovation to upgrade their infrastructure and identify and fix user ‘pain points.’

At the same time, the digital revolution is dramatically reshaping the fintech sector, including the emergence of mobile payment, a key ingredient in the ‘New Retail’ model. By opening up new, innovative retail possibilities, mobile payment has given traditional retail a new lease of life. Meanwhile, a rising tide of fintech products, such as internet finance, online crowdfunding, and robo-advisors, now faces stiff competition as the traditional financial industry undergoes a much-needed reshuffle.

So, how can retail and fintech firms improve products to enhance our lives? How can US and Chinese businesses capitalize on domestic retail and fintech trends to reap the rewards of technological progress? These questions and more will be up for discussion on May 15 at the CEIBS Insights Forum in Boston. The event will bring together scholars and entrepreneurs from China and the US to share industry best practices and promote ‘coopetition’, enabling companies to break new ground in the digital economy era.


13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:05

Welcome Addresses:

Prof. Dipak Jain President(European) and Professor of Marketing, CEIBS

Mr. Ming Qiao CEO, ZGC Boston Innovation Management LLC

14:05 -14:45

Keynote Speech I :

Prof. Max Tegmark Professor of Physics, MIT

Panel Discussion I:

Creating a New Space in the e-Commerce Market

14:45 - 15:00

Background Introduction:

Prof. Xiande Zhao

Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, JD.COM Chair in Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Director of CEIBS-GLP Centre of Innovations in Supply Chains and Services, CEIBS

15:00 - 16:00


Prof. Xiande Zhao


Mr. James Lin CEO, UNIS

Mr. Rob Weisberg CEO, Invaluable

Mr. Anders Zhang Co-founder & CEO, Starluxe

Mr. Aravind Cherukuri Vice President, Ocean Spray International Inc.

16:00 - 16:20

Coffee Break

16:20 - 16:50

Keynote Speech II:

Reshaping the Future of Finance Through Innovation

Prof. Kristian J. Hammond

Bill and Cathy Osborn Professor of Computer Science, Director of CS Plus

X Initiative, and Director of Masters of Science in Artificial Intelligence,

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University

16:50 - 17:05

Background Introduction

Prof. Yan Gong

Programme Director of CEIBS Entrepreneurial Leadership Camp,

Programme Co-Director of CEIBS Venture Capital Camp, and Professor of

Entrepreneurial Management Practice, CEIBS

17:05 - 18:05


Prof. Yan Gong


Mr. Leo Zhao Co-founder & Chairman, Mintech

Mr. EO Hao Founder, Future Money

Ms. Jennifer Jiang Founder & CEO, Blocktest

Mr. David Fragale Chief Operating Officer, Arwen

18:05 - 18:10

Closing Address:

Prof. Weijiong Zhang Vice President and Co-Dean, CEIBS

18:10 - 19:30

Networking Cocktail

CEIBS will bring to the forum a delegation of 40 EMBA alumni and 50 students from

the Entrepreneurial Leadership Camp - a great opportunity for the local business

leaders to mingle with Chinese entrepreneurs!



- No.1 business school in Asia, both MBA & GEMBA programmes ranked No.5 globally by Financial Times

- 5 campuses in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Accra (Ghana), and Zurich (Switzerland)

- Largest alumni network among Chinese business schools


Z-Park | Innovation Center @Boston

- One of the largest technology innovation incubators in the American Northeast

- Two US-based innovation centers in Silicon Valley and Boston. Global business access to China, London, Israel, Canada and Germany

- 200+ tech themed seminars & summits and networking events every year

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