Category Archives: China

Dr Andy Xie: From towering debt to bitcoin’s boom, why 2021 is the year of living dangerously

Dr Andy Xie

In his most recent SCMP opinion piece, independent economist Dr Andy Xie discussed why 2021 is the year of living dangerously. Vaccination is unshackling major developed economies and money is flowing into real economies, sparking overheating and inflation. This may spell the end of the speculative boom in both traditional financial markets and new products […]

Matthew Brennan Discusses ByteDance, TikTok, and China’s Growing Influence in Global Tech

Matthew Brennan

Apps like WeChat are leading a wave of innovation in China and the world, quickly bringing China closer to the goal of becoming a technological superpower. In a recent podcast interview, Matthew Brennan discusses about the future of Chinese mobile technology and innovation. Matthew is a speaker and writer focusing on Chinese mobile technology and […]

Simon Collins: Design is the Future

Simon Collins

Simon Collins is the Founder of WeDesign.org and former Dean of Parsons School of Design. In his “Design (is) The Future” keynote, he explains how to use design to prepare for and succeed in this uncertain future. Simon emphasizes that “If you’re gonna do anything, do it brilliantly.” Watch his keynote below to learn more: Simon […]

Dave McCaughan: “COPING” with the COVID Pandemic

Dave McCaughan

COPING is a big theme of 2020 for many due to the COVID pandemic. Dave McCaughan, marketing expert shares his insights and research on the topic. Dave McCaughan has over three decades experience leading the development of advertising and marketing strategies across the Asia-Pacific region. He started in his native Sydney joining McCann in 1986 where […]

Arnold Ma New Keynote: The 3rd Generation of Social Media… from China

Arnold Ma

Did you know that we’re currently experiencing what Arnold Ma likes to call the “3rd Generation of Social Media”? They used to say that “content is king”, but it has never been more important than during this generation. Social OS and AI content feeds have started to take over from the networks we were used […]

Winston Ma: The Digital Silk Road

Winston Ma

In his book and presentation, “The Digital Silk Road“, China investment expert Winston Ma offers investors, entrepreneurs, and all students of international business an essential guide to China’s new economy. The Chinese market is undergoing rapid digital transformation. Based primarily on technological innovation and domestic consumption—and less on government-led capital expenditure and the import-export business—China’s […]

Dana Leong Created Music by Collaborating with A.I.

Dana Leong

Dana Leong, Grammy Awards Winner, has recently created a piece of orchestral electronic music by collaborating with an AI music platform, AIVA. Here is the launch video of iDragon, the Human + AI collaborated music, and also the subsequent video in which he explained how he made music with AI. Dana Leong has been dubbed as […]

Covid-19 market bubbles, a creation of the distorted global economy, cannot last

Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist, opined that despite the Fed’s best efforts, such asset bubbles cannot be sustained. Could political instability in the US be the shock that deflates the bubbles? A bubble usually ends with a shock, such as an accounting scandal or rising interest rates. So much helicopter money may indeed lead to […]

Winston Ma, Former Managing Director of China Investment Corporation (CIC), Joins Speakers Connect

Winston Ma

We are delighted to share that Winston Ma , former Managing Director of China Investment Corporation (CIC), joins Speakers Connect. Winston Ma is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. He is one of a small number of native Chinese who have worked as investment professionals and practicing capital markets […]

Dr Geoff Raby Published New Book, China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order

Dr Geoff Raby

Dr. Geoff Raby, former Australian Ambassador to China, has recently published his new book, “China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order”. Disruption has blown the old world apart. The rise of China, Trump’s America First policies, division within Europe and successful defiance by authoritarian states are affecting the shape of the […]

Caroline Watson: The Role of The Arts in Leadership

Caroline Watson

Caroline Watson was asked by The Arts Club in London, one of the leading private members clubs in the UK, to make a presentation on the Role of the Arts in Leadership – leadership at a personal, professional and global level. The events of the past few months have been a wake-up call for mankind […]

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 […]