20th - 21st November 2018
Cambridge China Forum
Co-founder and CEO
Vice General Manager
TusPark Holdings UK
Founder and CEO
Cambridge Worldwide Associates
Professor Yike Guo
Data Science Institute, Imperial College London
Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School
Co-founder and Director
Cambridge China Centre
CEO and Founder
Dr Li Su
Principle Investigator, Computational Psychiatry
Old Age Psychiatry Group in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridg
Head of Telcoms and Mobile
Professor C R Lowe, OBE, FREng, FInstP, FRSC
Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge
Dr Xiangyu Sheng
Mr John Bridge
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce
Minister Counsellor for Science & Technology
Chinese Embassy in the UK
Mr Alan Pain
Department for International Trade (DIT)
Mr Ian Sandison
Professor Pete Tyler
Director of Studies in Land Economy at St. Catharine’s College
Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Head of Sustainability
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Dr Wei Sun
Lead Software Engineer
Beweb Direct Limited
Mr Lester Haoda Li
Head of Global Institutional Business
Managing Director, UKI & Nordics,
Senior Data Scientist
Founder and Director
Dr Steve Marsh
Founder & CEO
Dr Richard Dybowski
AI Researcher & Mathematical Modeller
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
Dr Vivian Chan
Ms Qun Yang
Dr Eden Yin
Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Director of the MPhil in Management Programme
Cambridge Judge Business School
Dr Stephen Pattison
VP of Public Affairs
Dr Anna Cupani
Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Imperial College London
Dr Simon Haworth
Founder The Sino-UK Fund
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Co-founder and CEO – Fetch.ai
With his fourth major venture, Humayun is the founder, backer and CEO of Fetch.AI. Humayun is a true entrepreneur and visionary. His first venture brought an entirely new way of thinking to the steel recycling sector, building his company Metallis from start-up to £40m in six years. He was a lead investor in DeepMind, having the vision to provide early-stage support to artificial intelligence & deep neural network technology. In addition, he was an early investor in PLUMgrid, the cloud solution provider acquired by VMWare. Humayun studied nanotechnology at Cranfield University and considers Blockchain, AI and Machine learning as his key focus areas as Fetch.AI brings the benefits of ‘Autonomous Economic Agents’ to the world, via its innovative decentralised network.
Vice General Manager – TusPark Holdings UK
Dr. Yunming Shao is the Vice President and the Head of Investment of TusPark Holdings (UK) Limited. He joined the parent company, TusHoldings, as a senior investment manager in 2015. TusHoldings manages the world’s biggest university science park and incubator network, and controls multiple listed and private technological and healthcare companies, with the aim to deal with complex global challenges and improve the quality of life through science and technology innovations. Before that, he was a director of a listed Singaporean water company.
He has a master’s degree in engineering from Tsinghua University and a Doctor of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
CEO – Abcam
Alan is passionate about leading and growing mission driven businesses. As CEO of Abcam, he has a keen focus on the consumer, helping Abcam’s strategic vision to be a successful global business by placing the customer at the heart of the business. He is leading the company to become the most influential life science company for researchers worldwide and in leading this change, he has implemented a strategy that focuses on serving needs better and faster than anyone in the life science industry. Doing so has required a transformation of organisation, IT, and process. He is curious about biology, precision medicine, artificial intelligence, and organisation culture as a means to competitive advantage.
Prior to joining Abcam, Alan was a Partner with Bain & Company helping companies grow organically and through acquisition. Earlier in his career, he led product innovation efforts for several brands at Kraft Foods. He was trained as a life scientist at Cornell University. He also has a passion for social enterprise and has worked to increase the scale and impact of social entrepreneurs and government organisations globally.
Founder and CEO – Crayfish.io
Known as one of leading China business experts in the UK, Ting has 20+ years experience of UK-China international business, trade and investment. Ting first came to the UK to study in the University of Cambridge, and then in 2001, foreseeing the increasing trade between the UK and China, Ting left her career as a banker in the City of London to set up China Business Solutions which then became one of the most reputable China specialist consultancies in Europe. She has personally coached many British entrepreneurs and helped them achieve better results in doing business with China.
In her continuous pursuit for a more efficient and affordable way to facilitate international trade with China, Ting launched Crayfish.io in 2017, the first online platform dedicated to English-Chinese bilingual business services.
Chairman – Cambridge Worldwide Associates
Alan has worked in Health Care and Medical Research, as Chairman and Chief Executive of large multi-national companies and smaller technology start-ups. He teaches in Universities in UK, Europe, North America and Asia with Professorships in European and Chinese Universities. He has raised and managed a Venture Capital Fund and, is a Business Angel Investor and Trustee of charities. His current work is focussed heavily on the development of UK-China Trade and Relationships including cross-continental investment. Most recently appointed Chairman of a 3billion RMB Chinese Technology Venture Fund. Alan promotes the vision of “A World Without Borders”.
Professor Yike Guo
Director – Data Science Institute, Imperial College London
Yike Guo is a Professor of Computing Science in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He is the founding Director of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College, as well as leading the Discovery Science Group in the department. Professor Guo also holds the position of CTO of the tranSMART Foundation, a global open source community using and developing data sharing and analytics technology for translational medicine.
Research Manager – Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School
Apolline Blandin is a research manager at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). She is part of the cryptoasset and blockchain research team. She graduated from Peking University and the London School of Economics with a dual masters degree in International Affairs. Her research previously focused on mobile finance and financial inclusion in China. Before joining CCAF, she was the head of European affairs at the French national association of digital entrepreneurs and investors.
Managing Director – ET Capital
Martin Rigby, is managing director of ET Capital Limited. He has been a venture capital investor for over 25 years making and managing investments in over 40 innovative technology businesses, principally in network services, software and hardware. Before founding ETCapital in 1992, he was an investment manager at 3i plc in Cambridge specialising in early stage technology investments. He is co-founder and CEO of Psonar, the Pay Per Play streaming music service optimised for mobile, and he sits on the board of Bango plc, the AIM quoted mobile payments provider. He is chairman of FSE Fund Managers, the equity investment arm of the FSE Group and is an independent director of The Cascade Seed Fund which invests in university spin-outs in south east England. He is also chairman of MJog, the hybrid messaging service provider. He is an advisory board member of The Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield University. He read history for his first degree at New College, Oxford, has an MBA from Cranfield and a degree in IT and Computing from The Open University.
Co-founder and Director – Cambridge China Centre
Jinzhao Li has two decades’ experience in international education, culture and tourism sectors, including a senior management role with the world’s largest education group – New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (NYSE: EDU). In 2012 she founded the well-respected First UK Education and Tourism Ltd, which delivers regular high-level tours from China to Cambridge.
With roots in both Cambridge and China, and a deep and sympathetic understanding of both British and Chinese cultures, Jinzhao Li, together with co-founders Sophie Yang, Jiajin Wang and Weimin Li, founded Cambridge China Centre, with great passion and mission to facilitate cross-cultural communication and drive mutually prosperous Cambridge-China business relationships.
CEO and Founder – Bango
Ray has over 30 years experience in starting, growing and selling businesses. He was named ‘Business Person of the Year’ in 2012. Ray co-founded Bango in 1999 after realizing that the convergence of the internet with the ubiquity of mobile phones could open up huge opportunities for content and service providers. Prior to Bango Ray established IXI which created the industry standard network GUI – X.desktop. IXI was an early leader in the creation of the web. It sponsored the first ever WWW conference at CERN and shipped the world’s first commercial web browser.
Dr Li Su
Principle Investigator, Computational Psychiatry – Old Age Psychiatry Group in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
Dr Li Su is a Principle Investigator leading the Computational Psychiatry theme in the Old Age Psychiatry Group in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and an affiliated member of the EPSRC Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare. He is a research Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge. He leads the NeuroTechnology Core Facility in Institute for Neuroscience. He is also a visiting professor and the founding director for the China-UK Centre for Cognition and Ageing Research in Southwest University in Chongqing, China. He also leads neuroimaging research in PREVENT-dementia, a multi-centre international consortium. He has a distinguished track record in the development of innovative and original methods of imaging analysis and their applications to psychiatric and late-life degenerative disorders, and has expertise in MR, PET, EEG and MEG, as well as multimodal computational modelling. Recently, these areas have received multi-million-pound infrastructure investments in Cambridge. He has a very impressive track record of several high impact papers, many of which have been widely cited and made real impact on the field. He also has a remarkable and growing record of successful grant income including a highly prestigious senior fellowship from Alzheimer’s Research UK. He has been given the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology Junior Investigator Award (2015) and International Psychogeriatric Association Junior Research Award in Psychogeriatrics (2016).
Founder – Blockworm
Guy Brandon is a communicator and consultant who has been active in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space for five years. His work covers messaging and strategy, from core concept development and content creation to token structure and economic model. He has contributed to a wide range of initiatives, including the Waves blockchain platform and crypto rewards system Incent Loyalty.
Head of Telcoms and Mobile – Cambridge Consultants
As head of telecoms and mobile at Cambridge Consultants, Derek leads the company’s collaboration within the sector. Central to Derek’s role at Cambridge Consultants is helping create breakthrough innovation that transforms the delivery of high-performance communication for their partners; from mobile carriers and ISPs, to vendors and component manufacturers. With over 20 years’ experience in mobile technology, Derek has held a range of multinational senior management roles and has a wealth of expertise across all generations of mobile and broadband technology, including LTE-A and 5G. Derek holds a PhD in telecommunications from the University of Bristol.
Professor C R Lowe, OBE, FREng, FInstP, FRSC
Found Director – Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge
Professor Christopher R. Lowe was founder Director of the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge and conducts research in both diagnostics and therapeutics in the healthcare biotechnology sector. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has 395 peer-reviewed publications, 8 books and monographs, >100 patents and has supervised >95 PhD students and has a number of national and international prizes: “Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement”; “Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education”; “Most Entrepreneurial Scientist of the UK”; OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours; BBSRC Commercial Innovator of the Year in 2011. He has been the driving force for the establishment of 11 spin-out companies including ProMetic Biosciences Inc (Market Cap $1.9-2.1B), Cambridge Sensors Ltd, Paramata Ltd, Psynova Neurotech Ltd and Royale Therapeutics Ltd., has a number of directorships and fosters entrepreneurship within the University via a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, the University’s Seed Fund Committee (Cambridge Enterprise) and other Business School and student-led activities. He is active in various government committees and in a number of legal and entrepreneurial roles. His group’s primary research interest is in healthcare biotechnology, particularly where it is applied to the biopharmaceutical, sensors and diagnostics and enzyme and microbial technology sectors. The work is highly multidisciplinary and not only covers aspects of molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, physics, electronics and engineering, but also the entire range from fundamental science to strategic and applied science. He is currently Director of the newly established Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences (CATS) within the University of Cambridge.
Dr Xiangyu Sheng
Technical Director – Capita
With over 25 years’ experience in environment and climate change sector, Dr Xiangyu Sheng is currently a Technical Director at Capita. She is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMets), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Chartered Physicist (CPhys), a Chartered Scientist (CSci) and a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) in the UK. She is an Expert Member of Environmental Modelling Committee for Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), China. Dr Sheng is a member of Newnham Associates, a group of senior alumnae of Newnham College, Cambridge University.
Dr Sheng was a committee member of the Environment and Water Sector Advisory Group (EWSAG), UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) (2008~2012). She was a Co-Founder (2000) and Chair (2002~2005) of UK–China Association of Environment and Resources (UK-CARE). She also served as a Vice President of Federation of Chinese Professional Societies in the UK (FCPS-UK) (2004 ~2010).
Minister Counsellor for Science & Technology – Chinese Embassy in the UK
Professor Pete Tyler
Director of Studies in Land Economy at St. Catharine’s College – Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Senior Data Scientist – Elsevier/RELX
Dr Richard Dybowski
AI Researcher & Mathematical Modeller – Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
Dr Eden Yin
Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Director of the MPhil in Management Programme – Cambridge Judge Business School
Dr Anna Cupani
Stakeholder Engagement Manager – Imperial College London
Dr Simon Haworth
Founder The Sino-UK Fund – Dynasty Biotechnology
Assistant Dean – Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
UK based Delegation One-Day Ticket for the 20 November 2018 excl. Gala dinner: £ 220+VAT
UK based Delegation Gala dinner on the 20 November 2018: £80+VAT
UK based Delegation One-Day Ticket for the 20 November 2018: £ 300+VAT
Welcoming UK |China delegates, the ticket includes plenaries, tracks, business lunch, exhibition, tea/coffee breaks, and Gala Dinner on the 20th November 2018.
Designed as an intimate, bespoke event, only 50 one-day tickets available to purchase.
China based Delegation Two-Day Ticket for the 20 & 21 November 2018: £480 +VAT
Two-day tickets are only available to delegates travelling from China as the agenda of Day 2 will be tailored for them to gain a greater understanding of the Cambridge Phenomenon and will include bespoke tracks and corporate visits.
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