Gang Lu / Author of Mobinode.com and co-founder of Kuukie.com (moderator)
Dr. Gang Lu – Independent Asia/China Internet business
observer and adviser, known speaker and tech blogger, open
concept/technology evangelist and entrepreneur. Dr. Lu is also
the co-founder of OpenWeb.Asia Workgroup, chief editor at MOBINODE.com,
co-founder of kuukie.com and MOBINODE.tv.
OpenWeb.Asia is the first independent workgroup focusing on Asia
Internet industry, and is also the organizer of OpenWebAsia conference
that is the first truly pan-Asia web technology event bringing
together executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from
throughout Asia. With strong academic background in wireless
communications, years of research and development experience in mobile
industry and international business management in web industry, Gang
Lu is very passionate about internet and wireless technology and the
Open Web concept, and plays a very active role in building efficient
channels among Asian local markets as well as between Asia web and
global industry. Dr. Lu was the Asia Business Development Director of
world leading personalized homepage and widget technology provider. He
is one of the first introducing Widget economy and Open Platform into
Asian market. Prior to joining Netvibes, he was in charge of research
and development of Multimedia Messaging Service platform and 3G
applications in Dialogue Communications Ltd., a leading mobile
messaging service provider in UK. Gang Lu is also the adviser of
Tencent MIND, lead organizer of Google Technology User Group (GTUG)
Shanghai, Initiator of ChinaMode Awards, the first open and
independent annual award focus on Chinese web industry.
As an independent industry observer, technology and social media
expert, Dr. Lu has been invited to deliver keynote speeches, moderate
and join panel discussion at diverse international and local
events/conference such as Social Media World Forum, Tencent MIND
Summit, Google China Developer Day, Milan Digital Entertainment Jam,
and Forum NetExplorateur, Paris etc. The topics cover the Asian Web,
China Internet Industry, Open Web technology, SNS Marketing, Social
Networks, Mobile Technology and so on. Gang Lu was awarded TOP10 Best
Expert of 2008 by iResearch, the leading Internet consulting company
in China. He is also a recognized tech blogger. His popular blog
covers the Internet market news in Asia, especially in China, and was
also voted as the best China Tech Blog in 2007 and 2008. Dr. Lu also
co-founded MOBINODE.tv, the first and leading independent video blog
focusing on local startups, events and entrepreneurs.
Dr. Lu got his BSc from EastChina Normal University and has MSc and
PhD in wireless communications from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Yuan Li / Managing Editor for cn.WSJ.com, Chinese online
edition of The Wall Street Journal
Li Yuan is the managing editor of cn.wsj.com, the Chinese online
edition of The Wall Street Journal.
A native of China, Ms. Yuan has been with the Journal since 2004,
most recently as a columnist with WSJ.com and before that as a
reporter covering the U.S. telecom industry. She moved back to Beijing
to head the Chinese WSJ website in 2008. Before joining the Journal,
Ms. Yuan was a reporter with Xinhua News Agency, covering events in
Thailand, Laos and Afghanistan, and an editor with Xinhua in Beijing.
She holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University,
and a master's in international policy and practice from George
Washington University. Ms Yuan is an avid Sina Weibo twitterer. You
can follow her on http://t.sina.com.cn/cwsj.
Launched in January 2002 and redesigned in December 2008, Chinese.WSJ.com
draws on the editorial resources of Dow Jones’ global news
network, while addressing the needs of local readers through the
efforts of a dedicated bilingual team. The website features the latest
in global business and financial news, and is updated around-the-clock
every international business day. Chinese WSJ.com has more than 1.1
million registered users and is the only foreign Web site to rank
(6th) in the top 10 business and finance sites in China. (Source:
iwebChoice.com/iresearch.cn). The website has about 450,000 followers
on Renren.com and more than 130,000 followers on Sina Weibo.
Meg Lee / General Manager, SINA Hong Kong Ltd
Meg Lee, General Manager of SINA Hong Kong (www.sina.com.hk)
office, responsible for site content management and new business
development in Hong Kong market. Lee brings 15 years of media
experience, Prior to joining SINA, she worked for Global Sources as
Group Marketing Manager of the China Business Group.
Prior to joining Global Sources, Lee was the Head of Regional
Content Management and Community of Next Media Interactive Limited,
in-charge of all content management for both Hong Kong and Taiwan market.
SINA.com.HK is one of the biggest portals in Hong Kong, providing
online media and value added infotainment services for the local
community. By integrating information from HK, China, Taiwan and US,
SINA HK delivers comprehensive and up-to-date Chinese-language
contents to our users, including news, finance, entertainment, sports,
digital, eLadies and leisure. SINA HK also provides homemade video
programmes to enhance the growth of multi-media content, plus social
networking services such as Weibo (microblog), Blog and Forum to build
strong online communities.
Since the launch of Sina Weibo online community in August 2009, it
soon became the largest SNS platform in Chinese community, with the
most users and topics most influential. Sina Weibo registered users
have reached forty million, with the numbers of joining rise sharply
every day, all-contributing to the hottest discussions online.
Celebrities, organizations and enterprises make use on Weibo to
attract and get connected with users from Greater China, effectively
promote the brand itself as well as the promotional activities.
Jeffrey Zheng / General Manager of Oak Pacific Interactive
Corporation’s East China division,
Mr. Jeffery Zheng currently serves with Oak Pacific Interactive
Corporation’s East China division as the General Manager. He is
responsible for the marketing and advertising strategies for the MOP
& RenRen network in the East China region.
Mr. Zheng has 13 years experience in the advertising industry,
including 9 years in online marketing. Before he joined Oak Pacific
Interactive, he played an important role at Yahoo Taiwan. He also
participated in the development of the Taiwan online marketing
industry. With his considerable experience in this field, he has not
only been witness to the remarkable achievements in this industry but
has participated in multitude of innovative projects with
multi-international companies including P&G, L’Oreal,
Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Estee Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, The President
Enterprises Group of Taiwan and Wei Chuan Enterprise.
RenRen.com (http://marketing.renren.com), formerly known as
Xiaonei, is the largest and most influential Social Networking Site in China.
Founded in 2005, RenRen is a real-time, real-name, real-friend
network that provides powerful, feature-rich products including
instant messaging, status updates, news and friend feeds, blogs,
virtual gifts and fan pages.
RenRen aims to satisfy users needs for connection, communication,
entertainment and content discovery allowing users not only to keep in
touch with friends, classmates, colleagues, and relatives conveniently
and efficiently, but also to bring people of similar interest together
to connect, share, discover and have fun.
RenRen users real social networks are truly enhanced by their
RenRen also operates China’s third largest mobile platform,
allowing users to connect wherever they are, whenever they want. In
addition, RenRen Open Platform and Connect technologies enable
third-party partners to create and market their own social
applications and integrate the RenRen social graph into their own websites.
Vincent Chan / Head of Jiepang Hong Kong
Vincent Chan, Head of Jiepang Hong Kong, responsible for new
business development and marketing in Hong Kong market. He is also the
co-founder of Primitus, a local startup in Hong Kong. Prior that, he
was a banking analyst at Citigroup.
Vincent received a BA in Economics from the University of
California, Los Angeles (2007).
Founded early 2010, Jiepang (http://jiepang.com) is the leading location-based
social network in greater China region, headquartered in Beijing with
branch offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taipei. Users use Jiepang
on their mobile Internet phones to "check in" at venues,
allowing them to share their location with friends. Jiepang users can
also collect virtual "badges" for checking in at special
locations. Some of these “badges” are redeemable for
real-world rewards such as special offers and discounts. Today,
Jiepang continues to develop the service for its users, and has
already partnered with brands, including Starbucks, Nike, McDonald's,
Budweiser, and others, to promote location-based social lifestyles.