Fritz Demopoulos, founder of Queen's Road Capital is an investor an entrepreneur who has lived in China for over 20 years. He also co-founded Shawei, a sports website, Qunar, a successful travel booking app (since bought by rival Ctrip and Melon), Hong Kong's preeminent ideas festival focused on science fiction, innovation and edge.
Gilles Langourieux is the co-founder and CEO of Virtuos Ltd., a leading videogame content production company with operations in China, Vietnam, Canada, France, Japan, Ireland and the United States in 2004. For over a decade, Virtuos has successfully delivered high quality content for over 1000 projects and its customers include 18 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide.
Andy Tian is the CEO and co-founder of Asia Innovations Group, a leading mobile social entertainment group in Asia. Since establishing himself as a major player in online, mobile and gamified entertainment, with popular apps like UpLive, Tian has diversified into the blockchain arena. Late last year, his virtual gifting platform GIFTCO became the fastest ICO in history, raising $30 million in a single minute.
Phillip Chang is the co-Founder of Ayla Networks, a platform for leading manufacturers, especially in the home appliance and air-conditioning sectors, providing the industry’s first Agile IoT Platform. Ayla is now used by China Telecom for smart city, automotive and industrial applications.
Shuhei Aoyama, the co-founder of B.L.U.E (Beijing Laboratory Urban Environment) Architecture Studio in 2014, is a Japanese architect based in Beijing, China. An emphasis on structure, materiality, and light can be seen in B.L.U.E.'s work, primarily in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and increasingly in other Chinese cities. Aoyama transformed a Beijing hutong into a home for 6, with the formerly cramped space becoming a sunlit modern loft space.
Roberta Lipson is the founder and CEO of Chindex International, Inc., an American health care company providing services in China through the United Family Healthcare network of private hospitals and affiliated clinics.
Eric Gnock Fah is the co-founder of online travel website Klook, which offers a convenient way to book and enjoy over 35,000 popular attractions. With a global network of over 4,000 partners, from Disneyland to Universal studios and iconic sites in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Klook has become one of the most trusted travel review sites.
Jeffrey Tiong founded PatSnap Pte Ltd., in 2007 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. PatSnap is used by R&D, IP and business intelligence teams to search and analyze 120+ million patents for data on how companies worldwide are innovating and how they can protect and monetize their ideas. The company is backed by world class venture capital firms such as Sequoia, Summit Partners, Shunwei and Vertex Ventures.
Atli Mar Sveinsson is the CEO & co-founder at Directive Games, a gaming company set up in Shanghai in 2014 providing cross-plaform online multiplayer experiences.
Their flagship ARKit game, The Machines utilises augmented reality and was an iOS exclusive at Apple iPhone8 launch. Directive Games are currently developing a tie-in game for Steven Spielberg’s new blockbuster Ready Player One.
Matt Scott is the CTO of Malong Technologies, an artificial intelligence startup that creates world-class deep learning and computer vision technology for enterprises and developers via its cloud platform, Product AI. Malong’s R&D team hails from Microsoft Research, where Scott worked for 8 years, Google, Oxford, and other top labs. Last year, Malong and ProductAI won the ‘Olympics of Startups’ at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance in Berlin. We are immensely proud to represent China at the highest level of international competition for emerging companies. It’s incredibly rewarding that the judges recognized the potential for ProductAI® to help transform traditional industries around the world by becoming significantly more efficient through AI integration.”Scott said.
Jared Psigoda is the CEO & co-founder of Reality Squared Games (R2Games), an international online game publisher specializing in free-to-play browser and mobile games. It primarily licenses interesting and popular Chinese games for the Western market and throughout Asia, with offices in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hong Kong and San Francisco. Psigoda, at 27 was named on Forbes China 30 Under 30: Rising Stars Of Entrepreneurism In China and R2Games listed on the New Third Board, a trading platform for shares in small-medium Chinese enterprises in 2016.
Archie Hamilton is the co-founder of Split Works which is one of China’s most influential music industry organizations, with offices in both Shanghai and Beijing. Founded in 2006, Split Works now has 4 music festival brands Echo Park, JUE | Music + Art, Wood+Wires and Concrete & Grass. Split Works has organized concerts and tour by several notable artists including Sonic Youth, Faithless, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Jason Mraz, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ludacris, Grandmaster Flash, the Lumineers, Death Cab for Cutie, Ghostface Killah and Gang of Four.