Partner at CPC Consulting
Michael is Regional Manager Asia for CPC AG and CEO of .CPC Consulting (Beijing) Ltd. Having graduated in International Business Administration from the IMC Krems Michael and spent most of the past two decades outside of his home country Austria, he truly is a global citizen. With more than 15 years of experience in consulting on Transformation-, Strategy Definition- as well as Organizational Growth projects he is an expert in the fields of Organizational Development, Project Consulting, value-driven Organizational Change Management as well as Executive Coaching. Michael is Certified Systemic Business Coach, EFQM Assessor and Trainer, Scrum Master as well as trainer for Project Management and Leadership Development. His core belief about Change: Start with the end in mind - and keep the focus set.
Chairman at European Chamber, Shanghai Chapter
Mr. D’Andrea arrived in Chine in 2005 and began his career in one of the most important Italian law firm in Nanjing. Since a few years ago Mr. D’Andrea has been leading his own company in Shanghai – D’Andrea&Partners – a boutique law firm that has become a point of reference as well as a well-established entity in the international legal profession. D’Andrea&Partners serves foreign as well as Chinese companies with the ambition to globalize themselves in a worldwide economy while focusing on Asia and Europe.
Mr. D’Andrea, Attorney at law, is fluent in Italian (mother tongue), English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. He joined the board of the Shanghai Chapter of the European Chamber in 2014 and since May 2017 he is the Chairman of the Shanghai Board.
Risk Advisory Partner at Deloitte
David is the partner of Deloitte Risk Advisory China, has 20+ years experience on cybersecurity and privacy protection. Provided security strategy, cyber architecture, BCM, Privacy framework services to various industries. Familiar with GAPP, GDPR, APEC Privacy, HIPPA, CSL, led implement numerous projects include PCI DSS, NIST, CSA TCI, ISO 270001, Cobit4, SOC, ITIL, SOX 404. David is one of the writer of 2009 CISM manual, chief editor of re-valuation of IT, founder of ITValue and Shanghai ITMAN club.
Vice President Marketing at Huawei
Mr. Li Junpeng, graduated from Xi'an Jiaotong University. He is currently the Vice President of Global Marketing of Enterprise Business Huawei company. He has more than 10 years of experience in the ICT field (including nearly 10 years experiences for international market), and has served as a multinational operator system product and solution VP, regional solutions and Marketing VP and other important positions. Since 2018, he has served as Vice President of Global Marketing of Enterprise Business Huawei. He is responsible for enterprise business market management, as well as marketing for new ICT fields such as artificial intelligence and 5G etc.
COO & Co-Founder of MING Labs
Sebastian Mueller is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at MING Labs. He has been doing business in Asia for the last decade, focusing on digital innovation and transformation. At MING Labs he has worked with hundreds of corporate clients from all industries, helping them to form relevant digital strategies in response to shifting market forces, and executing on them. He further helped to start more than twenty new start-up companies in various industries and geographies. Besides his work at MING Labs, Sebastian is a mentor at several high-profile government-backed accelerator programs in Singapore. He also speaks and writes about topics around digital innovation, organisational cultural change, new work, and related topics.
Senior Partner, Head of IP - China at Clyde & Co
Elliot is a Senior Equity Partner at Clyde & Co, and the Head of Clyde & Co's China IP Group. Elliot has practised intellectual property (IP) law on several Continents since 1995 – first in Australia, then Europe, and since 2005 in China. From Clyde & Co’s China offices Elliot now advises international clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with a focus on strategic protection, exploitation, and enforcement of patents, trade marks, copyright as well as trade secrets. He advises on strategies for optimizing IP portfolios across the Asia-Pacific region, as well as cross-border patent, trade mark and copyright disputes. Additionally, Elliot Papageorgiou is former National Chair of the European Chamber's Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Working Group. He has been actively involved in supporting the Chamber's IPR Working Group in one role or another since 2006, and in recent years as Vice-Chair and Shanghai Chair.
Elliot represents a number of Fortune 500 companies and other MNCs on China IP litigation and especially Patent litigation. His client briefs include developing IP strategies for one of Europe's largest VC funds, for global automotive technology companies, global engineering and manufacturing conglomerates, as well as some of Europe’s best-known FCMG and jewellery brands.
Managing Director of STM Consulting
STM is a German management consulting firm providing market insights and business development services for technology companies. Georg Stieler started STM's office in Shanghai in 2011. Together with his Chinese team, Georg supports suppliers and operators of robotics, sensors, software and control systems in the region. Georg constitutes the base for STMs extensive knowledge about the Chinese automation industry and has become one of the leading independent experts in this field. In this function, Georg also frequently lends his expertise to investors and startups from Europe, the US and China.
Director Manufacturing Mobile Hydraulic of Bosch Rexroth AG, Beijing
Mr. Strehlow is responsible for a team of 600 employees & 3 Value Streams in a competitive business environment and following aspects:
• Implementation of departmental policies, objectives, competence
Management incl. procedures
• Creating, managing and analyzing performance & drive RPP Projects
• Lead New Product Introductions & Material Localization projects
for Beijing Plant
• Reshape whole Value Streams according Lean Aspects without
Efficiency & Performance loss
• Ensuring Preventive Quality & Quality Improvement in an environment
with difficult supply base
CEO of IoT ONE
Mr. Erik Walenza is the CEO of IoT ONE which is the leading source of information and insight regarding Industrial Internet of Things vendors and technologies. Companies work with IoT ONE to bring new products to market, build partner ecosystems, and evolve their innovation strategies.
As Chair of the IIC SFTG, Mr. Walenza works with IIC members to reduce risk for early adopters of Industrial IoT technologies in manufacturing. He has interviewed over 30 CEOs, VC partners, and domain experts and build one of Shanghai’s largest networks of entrepreneurs and investors. He regularly advises early stage entrepreneurs and provides introductions to help small teams leverage external resources to drive their growth.
Mr. Walenza has presented at more than 20 events related to the topic of the Industrial IoT. He hosts regular events, ranging from startup tech talks to executive roundtables. And he advises a wide range of clients on topics related to solution development and growth strategy.
VP R&D APAC at MANN+HUMMEL
Mr. Xu Jie hold the post of VP R&D APAC at MANN+HUMMEL, leading 300+ R&D employees in Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea)
- Technical Expertise:
14 years of R&D working experience in automotive industry and filtration related products at MANN+HUMMEL after graduation from university
Proficient at passenger car and commercial vehicle related product development technology and process
Master in product innovation management, following ‘local for local’ approach in Asia Pacific
Leading MANN+HUMMEL E-mobility business development in Asia Pacific
- Management Expertise:
4 years of senior management experience as a member of Regional “Senior Leadership Team”
5 years of management experience at testing and system validation
5 years of technical management experience at filter element development
3 years of overseas working experience at MANN+HUMMEL Headquarter in Germany
Senior Counsel at HFGIP
Reinout van Malenstein is Senior Counsel at HFG Law & Intellectual Property in China (Beijing and Shanghai). As a lawyer with a Chinese law firm, with great expertise in intellectual property rights, privacy and FDI in China, he advises companies on regulatory issues, such as the social credit system, corporate issues, trademarks, copyright, patents, and trade secrets in China.
Since 2014 Reinout has worked on intellectual property for the European Commission in Greater China and has successfully advised the European Union, the 28 Member States and more than two thousand European companies with regard to IPR in China. He was also actively involved in the intellectual property negotiations between the European Union and the Chinese government. Before that he was the head of the China practice at KienhuisHoving NV and a lawyer in the Netherlands on intellectual property at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Having worked as a lawyer at leading law firms in Europe, and having graduated with honours in the Netherlands (Bachelor/Master of Laws in Dutch/EU law from Utrecht University) as well as summa cum laude in China (Master of laws in Chinese law from Peking University), Reinout is well positioned to advise clients on intellectual property cases with a European/Chinese dimension. Reinout is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English and conversational in German.