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OVERVIEW | SPEAKERS


Keynote Speaker

Victor Koo (MBA '94)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
, Youku Tudou Inc.; Founder, Youku

Victor Koo is the founder of Youku and has served as chairman of board of directors and CEO since the company’s inception in November 2005. He has more than a decade of experience in internet and media-related industries in China. From 1999 to 2005, Koo worked at Sohu, China’s leading internet portal, helping to grow the site from an early stage company to a NASDAQ-listed internet media property. Prior to joining Sohu, Koo worked at the private equity firm Richina Group as Vice President and was responsible for leading media, entertainment, and industrial venture capital projects. Previously, Koo worked at Bain & Company in San Francisco from 1989 to 1992. Koo received his MBA from Stanford University and was a Regents’ Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a bachelor’s degree.

Speakers and Moderators

Hugo Barra
Vice President, Xiaomi

Hugo Barra is responsible for Xiaomi's Global division and is in charge of the company's products and operations in all markets outside of Mainland China. Before joining Xiaomi in 2013, Barra was Vice President of Android Product Management at Google. Prior to joining the Android team, he worked for Google in London as Director of Product Management for Mobile, a role he had since joining the company in 2008. Barra is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with bachelors and masters degrees in computer science, electrical engineering and management science.

David Chao (MBA '93)
Cofounder and General Partner, DCM

David Chao is Cofounder and General Partner of DCM, an early stage TMT venture capital firm. Prior to DCM, he was Cofounder, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer of JCI, Japan’s first public mobile virtual network operator. At DCM, he is responsible for the investments in 51job (NASDAQ: JOBS), 99Bill, About.com (NASDAQ: 2454), BitTorrent, Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR), eDreams, Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), kabu.com (TSE: 8703), Recourse Technologies (Symantec), Renren.com (NYSE: RENN), Sling Media, SMIC (NYSE: SMI) and SoFi. DCM’s recent investments in China include 58.com, BitAuto, DangDang, Ucloud, Vipshop and Wandoujia. Chao holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Brown University.

Duncan Clark
Chairman, BDA China

Duncan Clark founded BDA China, a leading investment advisory firm specializing in China’s digital, consumer, and other high-growth sectors, in Beijing in 1994 after working as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London and Hong Kong. He graduated from the London School of Economics and was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford. Producer of two China-themed documentaries, he is also an angel investor in VC-backed apps ventures, including App Annie. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2013 New Year Honours list for services to British commercial interests in China.

Fritz Demopoulos
Founder, Queen's Road Capital

Fritz Demopoulos founded Queen’s Road Capital, a private equity firm focused on digital opportunities in global emerging markets. He is an investor and/or board member of Main Games (Jakarta), Get Your Guide (Berlin), Ostrovok (Moscow), MyAln (Shanghai), and Asia Innovations (Beijing). He was the Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Qunar.com, which Baidu acquired in 2011. Demopoulos also cofounded and was Chief Executive Officer of Shawei, which was sold in 2000 and remains the most trafficked Chinese online sports media property. A native of Los Angeles, he was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg.

Marguerite Gong Hancock
Director, China 2.0. Stanford Graduate School of Business

Marguerite Gong Hancock is Director of China 2.0 at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Since she joined Stanford in 1997, she has worked with faculty to launch and build three innovation and entrepreneurship programs that have impacted university, industry, and policy arenas in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Educated at Harvard, Brigham Young University, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Hancock currently works on China in the global digital economy, innovation ecosystems in Silicon Valley and top tech hubs around the world, and entrepreneurship research and education. Hancock is coeditor of three books published by Stanford.

Soul Htite
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dianrong.com

Soul Htite is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dianrong.com, a Shanghai-based online marketplace serving SMEs as borrowers and individuals as lenders. Htite cofounded Lending Club, the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) company in San Francisco, and served as Head of Technology since inception until 2011, when the P2P platform received the Technology Pioneer award at the World Economic Forum in Dalian. Prior to this, Htite held a senior product development position in the Oracle core server technologies team, and lead research projects on diagnosability and online system management services. He also led a global early product adoption initiative for Oracle's real-time collaboration products.

Lu Hua
Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, mo9

Lu Hua has been Chief Executive Officer of mo9 since 2011. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, mo9 is the first online credit payment provider in China for the gaming and e-commerce sectors. Hua was Head of Core Payments at PayPal China from 2010 to 2011. Prior to that, he was Head of Bank Platform at PayPal in the United States, and spent five years as a Senior Engineer at VeriSign, Inc. Hua received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia, and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Zhejiang University.

David Xueling Li
Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, YY Inc.

David Xueling Li has been YY’s Chief Executive Officer since the company's inception. Li is primarily responsible for YY’s overall management, major decision-making and strategic planning, including research and development. Before founding YY, Li worked at Netease.com, Inc. from July 2003 to April 2005 and served as its chief editor. In 2000, Li founded CFP.cn, a website that provided a copyright trading platform for journalists and amateur photographers. Li received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Renmin University of China in 1997.

Hurst Lin (MBA '93)
General Partner, DCM China

As Cofounding General Partner of DCM China,Hurst Lin focuses primarily on consumer internet businesses including e-commerce, digital media, online travel, mobile apps, and O2O. Lin’s investments include Vipshop, 58.com, Tuniu, Wandoujia, Yesmywine, 51Talk, Hudong (aka Baike.com), Greenbox, Mbaobao, Oriental Standard, PapayaMobile, Pharmaron, and Luxin. Prior to DCM, Lin was Cofounder and Chief Operating Officer of SINA Corporation. He also spent several years in Silicon Valley as a management consultant at Ernst & Young. Lin received his MBA from Stanford and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Dartmouth College. Lin was voted VC of the Year in China in 2013 by Zero2IPO/China Venture Association.

Annabelle Yu Long (MBA '05)
Member of Group Management Committee, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA; Chief Executive, Bertelsmann China Corporate Center; Managing Partner, Bertelsmann Asia Investments

Annabelle Yu Long has been with Bertelsmann since 2005. Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011, she became the first from China to join its advisory board in 2013. Prior to founding BAI, Long worked as a Principal at Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. Before Bertelsmann, Long started her career as a TV anchor and producer with a variety of award-winning TV and radio programs in China. She holds a BS from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 2012, Long was selected by China Business Weekly as one of the 50 best investors in China.

Derek Shen
President, China,
LinkedIn Corporation

Derek Shen joined LinkedIn in 2014 as a Vice President and leads the company’s growth initiatives in China. A seasoned internet executive, Shen has a unique track record ranging from entrepreneurship and engineering to business management and executive leadership, gained at multi-national and local companies in the US and China over a period of more than 14 years.  Derek joined LinkedIn from Nuomi.com, a leading Chinese group-buying site he founded in early 2010 and grew to 2,500 employees. He continued to serve as its CEO after Baidu acquired a majority stake in the company in 2013. Before founding Nuomi.com, Shen was Head of Business Development for Google in China and also held various senior technical leadership roles at Google, Yahoo! and Vizional Technologies.  Shen holds an MS in Computer Science from UCLA, as well as two Bachelor degrees in Environmental Chemistry and Business Administration from Nankai University in China.

Vaughan Smith
Vice President, Special Projects, Facebook

Vaughan Smith is Vice President, Special Projects at Facebook. He was previously VP Corporate Development responsible for Acquisitions, Business Development & Mobile Partnerships. Before joining Facebook in 2008, Smith was EVP Corporate Development at Move with responsibility for Strategy, M&A, Online Marketing, Analytics & Partnerships. Prior to joining Move, he was VP Corporate Development at eBay where he also had responsibility for Internet Marketing and Advertising. Before eBay, Smith was CEO of LiquidWit, Head of Strategy for Telecom New Zealand and started his career in M&A at CS First Boston. Smith has a PhD in electrical engineering from Canterbury University.

Hans Tung (BS '93)
Managing Director, GGV Capital

Hans Tung joined GGV Capital in 2013 as a Managing Director to focus on internet, mobile, and gaming industry investments. His experience spans venture capital, internet startups, and tech investment banking, including work with startups Xiaomi, Mafengwo Travel, Vancl.com, eHi Car Rental, Domob Mobile, and Forgame. Earlier, he held positions with Qiming Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Crimson Asia Capital, and Merrill Lynch. He received his BS in industrial engineering from Stanford; was one of seven Chinese venture capitalists on the 2013 Forbes Midas List; and was on The Founder and CBN News magazines’ top 10 most entrepreneur-friendly venture capitalists in China.

Jing Wang
Senior Vice President of Engineering, Baidu

Jing Wang joined Baidu in April 2010. He serves as Senior Vice President of Engineering, overseeing the R&D of Baidu’s commercial products as well as technical infrastructure. 

Wang graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China with a BS and an MS in Computer Science. He received his second MS in Computer Science from the University of Florida. Since 1991, Wang has held various managerial and technical positions in Silicon Valley companies including Oracle, Informix, and E-Loan. After returning to his native China in 2000, Wang served as senior technical director of Alibaba, and later as the CTO of eBay China, the General Manager of the eBay China Development Center, and Vice President of Google’s China Engineering Research Institute.

Wendy York-Fess (BA '80)
Executive Director, Centers and Initiatives for Research, Curriculum and Learning Experiences (CIRCLE), Stanford Graduate School of Business

Wendy York-Fess is the Executive Director for the newly created group CIRCLE at Stanford Graduate School of Business, which coordinates support services for faculty, students, and alumni to facilitate academic research, curriculum development, and experiential learning. Earlier, she was Managing Director of Programs for Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education. Her work experience ranges from entrepreneurial (leader of five companies from startup to sale or merger) to corporate (at Bank of America and Bechtel Power Corporation). She has worked in nonprofit and for-profit organizations and as a venture capitalist. She holds a BA with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Yongfu Yu
Chairman and Cheif Executive Officer, UCWeb Inc.

Yongfu Yu oversees UCWeb's overall strategy and operations. In the eight years since he joined UCWeb, he has steered the company into the world's largest third-party mobile browser vendor, with over 65% and 30% share in China and India respectively. Under his leadership, UCWeb has achieved a hundred-fold growth over past three years after restructurings in business model, management and investment. Previously, Yu worked at Legend Capital's founding team, focusing on TMT industry, and was later promoted to Investment Manager and then Vice President. Yu received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the College of International Business, Nankai University in 1999.

Chenchao Zhuang
Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder
, Qunar

CC Zhuang is responsible for Qunar’s overall strategy and operation. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in June 2011, Zhuang was Qunar’s President, overseeing the company’s operation. Before starting Qunar in 2005, Zhuang was a core member of the World Bank’s System Architecture team based in Washington, D.C. At the World Bank, he was instrumental in developing the institution’s intranet that was awarded “Best Intranet” by the Nielsen Norman Group in 2003. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Zhuang was the Chief Technology Officer of Shawei, China’s leading sports portal that was acquired by the TOM Group in 2000. Zhuang received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Peking University.