CoreNet Global Summit, Shanghai 2017
Shanghai | 21-23 March 2017 | Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai

General Sessions

General Sessions

Opening General Session: Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 9:00 – 10:30
New Rules and Bold Moves

Speaker: Azran Osman-Rani

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Companies need to be consistently making bold moves, even at the very peak of their success. This is exactly the sort of thing that new startups and small-scale enterprises do best. But, it’s an approach to business that can be learned and applied just as effectively by large organisations and industry incumbents—in fact, by anyone who’s willing to challenge the status quo wherever they are. As someone who has built, and continues to build, ‘attacker’ businesses and lead teams from startup to IPO, Azran Osman-Rani passionately believes that organisations and corporations can deploy similar structures, focus and creativity that single-minded entrepreneurs have used to create break-through business models and innovative products and services. Provocative and entertaining, Osman-Rani will share practical ideas to infuse you with an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovator’s mindset. Masterful at blurring business lines and transcending boundaries, Osman-Rani’s thought-provoking presentation will kick off the CoreNet Global Summit and set the stage for a robust two days of information exchange.

Closing General Session: Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 15:45 - 17:00
Live on Stage: A Podcast Presentation

Speaker: Kaiser Kuo

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Kaiser Kuo is a recognizable and influential figure in China's technology scene. The Chinese American is the former head of communications for, China's leading search engine, and former bureau chief for Red Herring, a popular technology business magazine. His diverse background certainly blurs the lines between art and business and transcends traditional career pathways. He is also a founding member of Tang Dynasty, one of the first heavy metal bands in China. He now leads The Sinica Podcast, "a weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world." In the closing general session, Kuo will host an on-stage podcast with a thought-provoking discussion with Li Xin, Managing Director of Caixin Global for the benefit of the CoreNet Global Summit audience, the association’s membership at large – and his global followers.

Also Speaking

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Li Xin
Managing Director
Caixin Global, a subsidiary of Caixin