Chen Qiufan(A.K.A. Stanley Chan) is Vice President of Noitom. Noitom focuses on motion capture technologies and virtual reality. He used to work for Google and Baidu for 10 years, where he built up his experience in Online Advertising and Internet Marketing. He is also an amateur Science Fiction writer who has been translated into different languages and winning awards in China and overseas. Published works included: “The Waste Tide”, “Thin Code” and “Future Disease”. As one of the representatives of a newgeneration of Science Fiction writers, he is well known for his realism and new wave style and has been called “China’s William Ford Gibson”. Besides, he is also a scenarist, script supervisor and columnist and frequently invited to speak publicly and share his insights on science & technology, fiction, media, and related fields in film and television..
Wu Zan founded ZANADU in 2012. ZANADU is China’s leading online travel agency and lifestyle media, curating the most amazing boutique, luxury and design hotels from around the world and other premium travel products to discerning Chinese travelers.
ZANADU has been an early adopter in VR Technology for its travel products, has recently won the HTC Vive award for VR content and also confirmed a Series A+ round of more than $12 million, led by Chinese internet powerhouse TENCENT. Wu Zan was an Investment Banker with Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2011, working in their Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore office. He was also a MTV VJ in Beijing in 2001.
Co-founder, Maker Collider
Director, Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab
Co-founder, Hacked Matter
David Li has been contributing to open source software since 1990. He is member of Free Software Foundation, committer to Apache projects and board director of ObjectWeb. Over the past 20 years, David has started several open source software projects and contributed to many others. In 2010, he co-founded XinCheJian, the first hackerspace in China to promote hacker/maker culture and open source hardware. In 2011, he co-founded Hacked Matter, a think tank on makers and open innovation. He In the past two years, he has become interested in urban farming and is an enthusiastic proponent of aquaponics, which brings the spirit of open source to farming and gardening. In 2015, he co-founded Maker Collider, a platform to develop next generation IoT from Maker community. He is also the director of Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab.
Sophie Yu joined China International Capital Corporation (UK) Limited in its Investment Banking Department in November 2014.
Sophie has 10 years of Investment Banking and Private Equity experience in Europe. Having started her career at Morgan Stanley in the M&A team based in London, Sophie subsequently spent two years in private equity both in Germany and in London focused on investments in the small and medium sized European industrial companies.
Whilst at Morgan Stanley her deal experience are focused on industrials, natural resources as well as Financial Institutions
Ms. Yu has an B.A. and M.A of Economics from the University of Cambridge. She speaks Mandarin, English and German.
Christian is a professor of Interactive Media Arts and Business at NYU Shanghai and the co-founder of the NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity and Innovation.
Christian's current VR project involves the creation of networked, spatially audio VR environments in locations throughout the world, starting with Abu Dhabi, New York and Shanghai. Using this system, people are able to enter these virtual spaces and interact with each other in realtime.
He has also created a networked multi-user room-scale VR music sequencer, which will be available for participants at TOA Berlin try out.
In his spare time, he likes to drink coffee, build computers, create financial volatility data visualizations and brew beer.
Vice President of Musikid
Musikid is one of the largest crowd fund website and musician online cloud management platform.
Independent music critic, art exhibition curator, former senior media journalist, internet music radio host, youth culture watcher and she even has been the bassist of a female punk band. Currently she runs the podcast "commune"(大内密谈), specializing in independent music related content. Each show has over one million listeners.
Zhao Hong aka J-Fever is one of China´s best known MCs and a pioneer in bringing hip-hop culture to China. As the current host of the LeTV hugely popular Hip Hop channel he’s brought a diverse cross-section of labels and International Hip-Hop Artists into the Chinese public eye.
J Feverhas been a TED Talk speaker, and as performer has been invited to the Royal Opera House, featured on BBC TV, The Times and The Independent, and as a host for VICE Noisy. He is a featured speaker for the NEU Stage at TOA, and will be performing at NEU China Night @ Ritter Butzke.
LI Ge is co-founder and CEO of Pilot Music and Tech. Before Pilot, he used to work as general manager of the National Integrated Marketing Center and Ecological Marketing Department in LeTV. He also consulted Red Bull China on brand building and marketing for many years. As one of the co-founders, he served as CEO of Beijing Giant Jump Culture Development Corporation, responsible for overall operation and business development for Yu Quan. LI also served as the chief editor of the music channel at SOHU, responsible for overall operations and promotion.
Zeng Yu is co-founder and Chairman of Pilot Music & Tech. Zeng Yu has devoted himself to Chinese music industry for more than 10 years including music production, promotion and education. He and his team have carried out many large-scale music performances, touring and music festivals. Zeng Yu is very resourceful and has been in close and long-term cooperation with artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas. Zeng Yu himself is famous music producer in China. He is a member of Radio Mars, a top production team. Since 2001, he has been the music producer of Eason Chan, Zhou Xun, Pu Shu, Lao Lang, Ye Pei, Zheng Jun, Mo Yanlin, 12 Girls Band, Reflector and a lot of other well-known artists. In 2006 he won the Pepsi Billboard Award for Best Producer and in 2008 & 2009 he won the annual Chinese top pop & rock album producer among other awards.
During his career in the consulting and banking industry Matthiasdeveloped an appreciation for the Chinese national liquor “baijiu". He made it his life’s mission to bring this libations on to the global bar shelves by rebranding and leveraging their unique aromas.
Matthias and his partners at Capital Spirits have founded the world’s first baijiu bar in Beijing as well as the first craft distillery for gin in China. His company is currently working with major Chinese baijiu producers to make the world’s most consumed spirit go truly global.
Holding a Master Degree in Modern Chinese Studies, Matthias has more than 15 years experience of working in China and on the international stage. He speaks fluent German, English and Chinese.
Philipp is co-founder of FakeMusicMedia (FMM), a music agency created in 2009, based in Beijing & Berlin which books and promotes artist all over China/Asia and manages some of China´s best known international talent (e.g NOVA HEART & SHAO) FMM also runs music label FakeLoveMusic, digital marketing campaigns and worked with brands like Red Bulll, Chanel, Vice, W Hotel etc. Philipp recently wrote the most complete report about the Chinese Music Inustry to date for Music Norway. In 2015 he co-founded THE SUN SOCIETY, a network for creative workers in Asia. He also co-fonded M.A.D. (Music and Design) Festival in Beijingis also co-founder and festivaldirector of NEU China - a platform for showcasing China´s talent in the tech and cultural sector and knowledge exchange between China and Europe which holds its first edition in Berlin in July 2016..
Some of the over 70 international acts FMM has worked with include CSS, Hot Chip, Nick Zinner of YeahYeahYeahs, Kele Okereke, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Brandt Brauer Frick, Holy Ghost! Bonaparte, Mike Simonetti, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Jeans Team, Juveniles etc.
Prior to FMM Philippworked as a freelance (music-) journalist & producer for major networks in Germany & China + published articles in various German newspapers and magazines. He is now writing a monthly column about China in frenchmagazine TRAX
Under his DJ name Metro Tokyo Philipp regularly DJs all over Asia.
Philipp studied Latin American Studies in San Diego and Cologne and holds an MA/Diploma from the University of Cologne.