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Pascal Coppens is the expert in all things innovation and Day After Tomorrow in China
“By 2030, China wants to become the world leader in innovation. This leaves Western companies with some 10 years to gear up. The West has always had the best 'innovators' in the world of 'inventions' and 'research', but almost imperceptibly the Chinese have become masters in the ‘new world’ of a ‘connected contextual world’ driven by data. Data is their new goldmine, making companies like Facebook, Amazon and Google start to look like internet dwarfs alongside the ecosystems alike Alibaba, Baidu or Tencent. Pascal’s keynote “China’s New Normal” gives clear insights into the modern China, and reveals new potentials and superpowers coming from the fast and furious innovators of China. As ever more radical innovation will soon be inspired by China, this eye-opening keynote is a treat to anyone who is concerned with disruption and excited about the opportunity.”
Over the past decade, China has seen a digital revolution that greatly impacts Chinese society and is changing the way people communicate, work, shop, and consume news. China's digital revolution is a mobile one - China is the world's largest smartphone market and nowhere else are people more active on mobile in accessing social media and making online payments. This lecture will give an overview of China's transformation from an agricultural state to an online digital leader, and how its mobile internet ecosystem, led by the country's tech giants, is shaped by & shaping Chinese society, economy, and the way society is governed. From China's powerful social media to its Social Credit System, this keynote will highlight some of the main online trends in the People's Republic today that offer insights into its digital landscape of the future.