Category Archives: China

Matthew Brennan New Book – Attention Factory: The Story of TikTok and China’s ByteDance

Matthew Brennan

We at Speakers Connect are excited to share that Matthew Brennan has just released a new book “Attention Factior: The Story of TikTok and China’s ByteDance” and it is already rising up the Amazon bestseller’s list! How did TikTok rise so fast? Who’s really behind China’s first truly global internet giant? In 2012, ByteDance was just […]

Popular Virtual Speaker: Su-Yen Wong

Su-Yen Wong

Which speakers are amongst the most popular during the COVID-19 pandemic? Su-Yen Wong, future of work and leadership expert, is one of the speakers who got booked frequently. Conference organisers and corporate clients are interested in her insights on how the pandemic and technology are accelerating changes on how we do business and work. Clients […]

Popular Virtual Speaker During Pandemic: NASA Astronaut Dr Leroy Chiao

Dr Leroy Chiao

When clients asked us who are the most popular speakers during this pandemic, NASA astronaut Dr Leroy Chiao definitely is amongst the top of the list, and for good reasons. Executives are eager to learn from Dr Chiao on the following, from his own space travel experience: Coping with unforeseen challenges Leading remote teams Being […]

Michael McQueen: The Post-Crisis Kickstart

Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen has a new keynote called “The Post-Crisis Kickstart”, geared towards organizations and businesses hoping to growth and thrive amidst the challenges brought about by COVID-19 pandemic. The Post-Crisis Kickstart The secret to accelerated growth and sustained momentum In the wake of any crisis, smart businesses and leaders recognise the importance of kickstarting their […]

Andrew Work Research on China’s forthcoming Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DC/EP)

Andrew Work

Andrew Work is the author of the only report on China’s forthcoming Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DC/EP) system, also known as People’s Bank of China’s digital currency. Published by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, it is titled “Crypto RMB: Finance Innovation or New Tool for Control?” Mr Work a Hong Kong-based policy analyst and a co-founder […]

Andy Xie: The real economic reforms China needs to become less dependent on exports

Dr Andy Xie

In a recent SCMP article, Andy Xie discussed China’s slowing economy and the need to implement reforms to become less dependent on exports. To find a way out of China’s political economy dilemma, there needs to be a massive rise in efficiency. If China shifts from small township urbanisation to megacity development, the money can go […]

Dr Andy Xie: The US-China technology war is about to burst the tech bubble

Dr Andy Xie

In his recent article published in SCMP, Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist warned that the US-China technology war is about to burst the tech bubble. China is an economy that overinvests, while the US overconsumes: a marriage of convenience allowed these two one-legged individuals to lean on each other and keep their balance. But as […]

Chef Dirk Haltenhof RTHK Interview: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the F&B Industry

Dirk Haltenhof

Celebrity chef Dirk Haltenhof was recently interviewed by RTHK Radio on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the F&B industry, and how his team has been innovating quickly to adapt to the changes to continue serving the customers. Listen to the entire interview here. Born and raised in Black Forest, Germany, Dirk Haltenhof developed a […]

Mark Gallagher: Why Covid-19 will drive Innovation

Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher, former senior executive at Formula 1, is a firm believer that crisis is always a catalyst of innovation. He describes how Formula 1 has survived a number of major threats over the past 20 years and has been able to respond quickly to the Covid-19 crisis including in pivoting its technologies towards the […]

Michele Wucker: Is COVID-19 a ‘gray rhino’ event?

Michele Wucker

TEDTalk speaker and bestselling author Michele Wucker, in her recent conversation with Asian Scientist, answers an important question—Was COVID-19 a gray rhino event? Michele discussed her gray rhino theory with respect to the COVID pandemic, and what gray rhino events we should anticipate in the future. Watch the full interview below: Michele Wucker is an award-wining […]

Mike Walsh: Thanks to COVID-19, what if there is no new normal?

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh shares 3 new skills that we need to master in order to survive and thrive in the radically different reality after COVID-19. What if the new normal, is not normal at all? Thanks to COVID-19, we are now living in a radically different reality. Robotics, VR, automation, protests, surveillance, fake news – this […]

Michael McQueen: The Post-Crisis Kickstart

Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen launched his new keynote “The Post-Crisis Kickstart” to help organisations to cope with the challenges brought about by COVID-19. The secret to accelerated growth and sustained momentum In the wake of any crisis, smart businesses and leaders recognise the importance of kickstarting their momentum – and fast. Having spent over 15 years studying […]

Futurist Brett King: Recovery Stage Post-pandemic Insight

Brett King

Futurist, Brett King, shared his insights about Covid-19’s impact and the lessons learned, what the future of business looks post-pandemic, the recovery stage following the government’s fiscal response to improve liquidity and how the position of the Big Techs have changed, in his recent interview for Finextra. Brett King is a bestselling author and the founder […]

Arnold Ma: China 2020 – Marketing trends for the new decade

Arnold Ma

In a recent fireside chat, Arnold Ma, Founder of Qumin discussed with his colleagues what marketers looking to China should watch out for in 2020. The 3 major pillars they discussed, in particular, are people, technology and how these affect marketing. Arnold was joined by Qumin co-founder Thomas Nixon and Qumin marketing manager Louisa Loehrig […]

Michele Wucker -The Five Stages of the Coronavirus Gray Rhino

Michele Wucker

The whole world is impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Michele Wucker, author of best-seller Gray Rhino, opined that there are strategies to help countries response more promptly. The most important is to identify which stage you are at facing the challenge. In my book, THE GRAY RHINO, I developed a five-stage framework for analyzing responses […]

Engage Astronaut Ron Garan to Speak in Asia!

Ron Garan

We are most delighted to have Astronaut Ron Garan joining us at Speakers Connect! Please contact us to engage Ron to speak at your next event in Asia to inspire audience on leadership, risk management, embracing change and more! Having enjoyed an illustrious career that has cemented Colonel Ron Garan’s place as one of the […]