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China 2.0 Conference

The 4th annual China 2.0 conference was held at Stanford University. The event featured keynote speakers, panels, and interactive sessions followed by a networking reception.

Keynote Speakers

Charles Chao Martin Lau  
Charles Chao
CEO & Chairman
of the Board, SINA
Martin Lau
President, Tencent
Gary F. Locke
U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China



Susan Athey
Professor of Economics,
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Duncan Clark
BDA China; Senior Advisor, China 2.0
David Chao
Cofounder and General Partner,
Fritz Demopoulos
Queen's Road Capital
Li Fan
Vice President and Deputy General Manager, Search Service Group,
Marguerite Gong Hancock
Director, China 2.0,
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Hau Lee
Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology,
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Jenny Lee
GGV Capital
Tianhui Michael Li
Data Scientist, Foursquare

Richard Lim
Managing Director and Cofounder, GSR Ventures

Annabelle Yu Long
Chief Executive, Bertelsmann China Corporate Centre; Managing Director, Bertelsmann Asia Investments
Sidney Lu
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Foxconn Interconnect Technology
 Tom Manning
Corporate Board Director and Advisor
Michael Marks
Founding Partner,
Riverwood Capital

Orville Schell
Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society, New York

Hans Tung 
 Ken Wilcox
Silicon Valley Bank
Raymond Yang
Cofounder and  Managing Director, WestSummit Capital

Simon Zhang
Business Analytics Director, LinkedIn
Andy Zhong
Cofounder and CEO, FunPlus Game

By convening experts and next generation leaders from business, policy, and academia, the conference offers a unique opportunity to hear insights from and interact with those who are driving the rise of China 2.0 and digital innovation in the US and China.

China 2.0, an initiative of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship in China by looking at the drivers and dynamics of China as a digital power and its implications for commerce, communications, and content in the global economy.

China 2.0 fosters cutting-edge research, offers students unique educational opportunities, connects thought leaders, and impacts the next generation of entrepreneurs.

A bridge between China and Silicon Valley, China 2.0 brings together executives, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, and academics driving change on both sides of the Pacific through seminars and the largest annual China technology and business conferences hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business at Stanford and in China.


Hundreds attended the conference from Stanford (alumni, students, and faculty) and the tech and investor communities from the US and China including: Adobe, American Express, Andreessen Horowitz, AppAnnie, Bertelsmann, Cisco, DCM, Deloitte, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Dreamworks, Dropbox, East West Bank, eBay, Foursquare, Google, HP, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, La Miu, LinkedIn, Merrill Lynch, Morgenthaler Ventures, Red Atoms, Redpoint, Salesforce, Samsung, Twitter, UBS, Yahoo!, etc.

Recent China 2.0 Speakers

Joe Chen
John Hennessy
Stanford University
Jon Huntsman
Former U.S.
Ambassador to China
Victor Koo
Robin Li
Jack Ma
Alibaba Group