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THE BRIGHTEST STARTUP MINDS
ON THE PLANET.

Our stage program is all about concrete advice for the growth-minded and entrepreneurially wired. The past speaker lineup has featured some of the most accomplished founders, experienced operators and successful investors out there sharing their best-kept secrets with the Slush audience.

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WHO’S JOINING THIS YEAR?

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Peter Vesterbacka

Founder, Rovio, Angry Birds, Finest Bay Area Development Company

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and former Mighty Eagle of Angry Birds (Rovio). Peter has over 20 years of experience in building brands and communities. Time Magazine has named Peter one of the 100 most influential people on the planet.

Michael Zhu

Managing Partner, Gobi Partners, China

As the Managing Partner at Gobi Partners China, Michael founded and raised 750M RMB for the Gobi Yingzhi and Yingzhi RMB fund. Previously, he managed and led the HK Alibaba Founder Fund with US$1B under asset management.

Dawei Gu

Secretary General of Technical Committee, Xiaomi Inc

Dawei leads Xiaomi group’s technical strategy and daily work of pre-research, industry collaboration,technical organization, talent growth and engineering culture.

Charles Cai

Chief Data Intelligence Officer, , McDonald’s China

Charles Cai, Chief Data Intelligence Officer of McDonald’s China, in charge of strategy, IT and big data; CEO and Co-founder of InfiniVision ABC Labs; Previously Senior Advisor to the President and Chief Data Officer, Chief Architect of Wanda Technology Group.

Charles has more than two decades of business innovation experience; was Chief Architect in investment banks and energy trading companies in London. A frequent keynote speaker at various international conferences; Voted among Top 50 UK’s Data Leaders and Influencers of 2015/2016.

Alvin Wang Graylin

President, HTC China

Mr. Graylin (汪丛青) is the China Regional President at HTC leading all aspects of both the Vive/VR and Phone business in the region. He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA.com) with 300+ company members, President of the $18B Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA.com) and oversees the Vive X VR Accelerators (VIVEX.co) in Beijing, Shenzhen and Tel Aviv.

Mr. Graylin has over two dozen years of business management experience in the tech industry, including 18 years in Greater China. Prior to HTC, he was a serial entrepreneur, having founded four venture-backed startups in the mobile and internet spaces, covering mobile social, AD tech, search, big data and digital media. Additionally, he has held $100+ million P&L roles at a number of public companies.

Richard Wang

Partner, Draper Dragon Fund

Richard Wang joined DFJ DragonFund in 2011. Prior to DFJ DragonFund, Richard served as QunZhong E-Commerce’s CEO.

DFJ DragonFund invests in early-stage, high growth, China-centric technology companies.

Jason Panyang

Jason has an extensive experience in TMT and artificial intelligence. Previously held various positions at General Electric, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Yijing Chen

Director of Product Operations, LinkedIn China

Yu Wang

Co-founder and CEO, Tantan

Yu Wang, Co-founder and CEO of Tantan, China’s leading dating app, acquired by Momo for US$600M.  Yu Studied for two master’s degrees in computer science and industrial economics. In 2007 Yu started his first business; P1, a fashion community. In the year 2014, Yu co-founded Tantan.

Sherry Xian

CDO & Partner, iCarbonX

iCarbonX provides survey research, data collection and analysis services to a wide-range of academic, non-profit, governmental, and corporate clientele.

Timo Lei

Partner & Markets Leader, King & Wood Mallesons

Mr. Timo Lei is a Partner at King&Wood Mallesons (KWM), an Asia based, leading global legal professional services firm, Timo is the Vice COO and Markets Leader for the firm. Timo is responsible for KWM’s global networks; innovation; markets development; and maximizing revenues. He is sitting on KWM Management Board as an extended member.

Prior to KWM, Timo was the Chief Business Development Officer and managing director of PwC Greater China. He specialises in advising Chinese entrepreneurs on private placement, Overseas IPO, M&A, and innovation. He joined PwC global HQ in London in 1998, reporting to PwC Global Vice Chairman, Sir John Stuttard, later the Lord Mayor of The City of London. Timo worked with UKTI, The City of London, London Stock Exchange, and Investment banks to build market presences in Asia-Pacific countries. Timo was nominated as assistant to Head of Delegation during two UK State visits to China led by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blaire and Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.