China 2.0: Fostering Innovation Beyond Boundaries
CEMEX Auditorium, Zambrano Hall
Knight Management Center
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Friday, September 28, 2012
The third annual China 2.0 conference at Stanford University brought together thought leaders from China and the US to discuss the driving forces of the rapid growth of China’s internet industry and its global implications in communications, commerce and content.
Already home to two of the world’s top five internet firms by market capitalization, China is a launchpad for both innovative start-ups and global powerhouses. These firms are increasingly shaping the global digital economy.
Comprising 1 billion mobile subscribers, over half a billion internet users, and a high rate of smartphone adoption, China’s internet is now so pervasive that in sectors from communication and commerce to media and entertainment, it is a key driver of investment and innovation. While state-owned players dominated China's offline world, entrepreneurs are in the driving seat online, fueled by an increasingly deep reserve of venture capital and private equity.
The combination of ideas, entrepreneurs and capital is helping blur the lines between online and offline sectors, and the boundaries between industry sectors in China.
Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Baidu
Former US Ambassador to China and Governor of Utah
Li has led Baidu to become China’s largest search engine, with over 80% market share and a market capitalization of $40 billion. A pioneer and leader of China’s internet industry, he was named by Time magazine in 2010 as one of the “World’s Most Influential People” and in 2012 he topped Forbes China’s list of best CEOs.
|Huntsman served as US Ambassador to China through April 2011 when he stepped down to run for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. Twice elected as Governor of Utah, he also has served as Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Asia, US Ambassador to Singapore, and Deputy US Trade Representative.|
- David Chao, Co-founder and General Partner, DCM (MBA ‘93)
- Ken Chiu, Senior Vice President, GREE; Former CEO and Co-Founder, Funzio
- Duncan Clark, China 2.0 Conference Co-Chair, Senior Advisor, China 2.0, SPRIE
- Fang Fang, Vice Chairman, Asia; CEO, China, JP Morgan Investment Banking
- Chris Fenton, President, DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group; General Manager, DMG North Amercia
- Marguerite Gong Hancock, China 2.0 Conference Co-Chair; Associate Director, SPRIE, Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Jonathan Landreth, Journalist and Writer
- Charles M.C. Lee, Joseph McDonald Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
- David Liu, Founder and CEO, RedAtoms (MS ‘98, PhD ‘03)
- Richard Lim, Co-Founder and Managing Director, GSR Ventures (MBA ‘88)
- William F. Miller, Faculty Co-Director, Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) & Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Former Provost, Stanford University
- Hany Nada, Founding Partner, GGV Capital
- Lucy Peng, Chief People Officer, Alibaba Group; Chief Executive Officer, Alipay
- Richard Thompson, General Partner, Signia Venture Partners
- Hans Tung, Managing Partner, Qiming Ventures (BS ‘93)
- David Wallerstein, Senior Executive Vice President, Tencent
- Andreas Weigend, Director, Social Data Lab, Stanford University; Former Chief Scientist, Amazon.com
- XU Xiaoping, Founding Director, ZhenFund
- Janet Yang, President, Janet Yang Productions; Producer and Cultural Ambassador
- ZHANG Xun, President, China Film Co-Production Corporation