Ye Wangchun

Co-Director, Business Intelligence Center
Chairman & CEO of OneConnect

Born in 1955, Dr. Ye holds a PhD in Management and Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He took a number of executive positions at the People's Bank of China and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, in addition to Party Secretary and General Manager of Huaxia Bank Head Office, Vice President of Ping An Bank, Vice President of Shenzhen Development Bank and Acting President of Ping An Bank. Since August 2016, Dr. Ye has served as Chairman and CEO of OneConnect.

OneConnect is a leading technology service cloud platform dedicated to the industry chain of China’s financial sector, in which it has leveraged world-class technologies including artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain. It has more than 3,070 patents, both filed and pending, at home and abroad and has won 15 international awards, ranging from IDC Global Blockchain Award and BAI Global Insurance Certification Award to the 1st prize of OMG Micro Expression Competition and No. 11 of KPMG Global Financial Technology Top 100 in 2018. OneConnect has provided services to all major banks in China, including over 600 banks and more than 80 insurers.

Zhang Zhenkun

Chairman of Guangdong Xinwei Group

Dr. Zhang focuses on real estate investment, development and commercial operation management. He served as a senior executive at Evergrande Real Estate, Star River Group, Kingold Group and K. Wah Group. Dr. Zhang has extensive experience in real estate investment, development, operation management and other fields.

Dr. Zhang holds a Doctor in Global Business Administration from emlyon business school, a master's degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a Master in Business Administration from Lingnan College, Sun Yat-Sen University.

Wang Jing

Chairman of Macrolink Industrial Investment Co., Ltd.

Mr. Wang’s prior appointments include the head of the investment arm of a major central SOE, Head of Investment and M&A of Gome Holding Group and Vice president and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Zhongguancun as a listed company.

Over the past 24 years, Mr. Wang has been focusing on investment, covering futures, securities secondary markets, IPO, mergers and acquisitions, PE, strategic investment and industrial investment. Familiar with consumer retailing, medicine and healthcare, cultural tourism and other industries, his current interest concentrates on ABC (artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing), which are embedded into traditional industries to translate into scenario-based and viable consumption upgrading and industrial upgrading projects. In the course of career development, he has partnered with several academicians to drive the commercialization of scientific and technological findings. At present, the operations involve intelligent manufacturing, smart marketing, smart attraction management, Internet of Things Internet of Things and other AI-enabled domains.

Mr. Wang holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Peking University, a Master's Degree in Management from the International Business School of the University of International Business and Economics, and CPA qualification. He is also qualified as secretary of the board of directors, independent director, securities broker and fund manager.

Dai Zhixiang

Chief Operating Officer of COOKOO Technology

Mr. Dai was appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of COOKOO Technology in September 2016, in charge of its strategy, marketing, investment, financing and human resources management. The company was the first to launch the centralized computing domain controller architecture for automobiles and is also the first Chinese brand that boasts the revenue exceeding RMB100 million from mass production of intelligent driving systems and has doubled its revenue and net profit for consecutive years. Prior to this, Mr. Dai was the founding CEO of Zhichelian, committed to the construction of connected car infrastructures, which received a special grant from Shenzhen Municipal Government. From 2005 to 2014, he held a variety of executive positions at the information industry arm of Huaqiang Industrial Co., Ltd., including COO.

As the forerunner of intelligent connectivity and automatic driving, Mr. Dai has specialized in the field of automotive intelligence for more than a decade and has filed more than 20 patents based on continuous innovation. He holds a Master in Business Administration from Peking University, is a special guest speaker of PKU HSBC MBA Program, Fellow of Shenzhen Intelligent Transportation Research Institute and a winner of “Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Award”.

WAT Kwok Leung, Jefferson

President of SME Global Alliance

An over 40-year veteran with software development & management experience on large scale information technology systems, who had worked for IBM, Renful Computer, Jardine Logica, Unisys (Sperry), etc. Jefferson has been a technological pioneer & serial entrepreneur in Hong Kong. Renful Chinese Computer was one of the very first Chinese computer vendors in greater China region back in 1983. Designed & developed a 112-line computerized fax system in 1988 with some American partners in Hong Kong.  Later, got a Venture Capital fund to lift the product to a new level. Started an ISP operation in late 1995, pioneered the development of a Bilingual Search Engine in 1996, and entered the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park in 1997.  Secured another venture fund in 1999 to help preparing for the GEM listing on the HK Stock Exchange. Got into the Science Park again with a mobile POS using Palm OS in 2000 after the Internet bubble burst. Since then, Jefferson has been focusing on IT Applications for SME, Retail Solutions, E-Marketing, Open Source, Software Quality, Information Security, and Cloud Computing. Have been a CMMI (US NASA adopted Software Quality standard including Software Development Security Risk Management and Assessment Measures) Consultant since 2002, and involved in preparing Legal Expert Report for the court case DCCJ 2307/2007 on software implementation & IT outsourcing service quality issues from the user perspectives. Have been serving as a mentor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in various institutes including the Pre-Incubation Centre of CUHK, HKUST, HKU, and so on.