In the upcoming century, world growth will rest on our ability to overcome several critical challenges including climate change, the necessity of feeding 9 billion people by 2050, and the provision of basic health care to the poorer strata of societies. New technologies could offer us great solutions to these problems. Many startups are already focusing on high tech solutions to tackling pollution, sustainable agriculture and the provision of health services. However, these businesses are not taking off as fast as needed and often fail in the face of competition of larger companies. This panel aims to explore new business models, strategies, and policy directions to support sustainable enterprises.
The panel will discuss:
How can Big Data be designed to support Inclusive Growth? What are the key design considerations from a private versus public sector angle?
How can advances in Artificial Intelligence be leveraged at this critical stage of Inclusive Growth?
What types of policies could better foster sustainable growth? Should policies aim to promote specific sectors (e.g. agriculture or renewable energy) or maintain broader support for sustainability-centered innovation? How should policy evaluations be measured?
What types of sustainability-oriented startups are attractive to financiers? What types of business models do investors look for? How can traditional financiers be encouraged to invest in more sustainable enterprises?
The language of the event will be Chinese and English, with simultaneous translation into either language (support for simultaneous translation generously provided by Cadence).
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Associate Professor at School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
Dai Yixin is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, where she focuses on science and technology policy, technological innovation based energy policy, research methodology, and general public administration theory.
Anna Fang is a Partner and the CEO of ZhenFund where she oversees ZhenFund’s investments, portfolio management, and operations. Anna was recognized by China's Entrepreneur Magazine in 2014 as one of its 40 Under 40 Investors.
Meng Zhaoli is Chief Economist at Tencent’s Research Institute and also serves as Director of the Institute's Economic Research Center. Previous to her role at Tencent, she worked as head of Deloitte’s TMT Excellence Research Center and as the Greater China Research Director of Accenture’s Institute for High Performance.
YU Kai is the Founder and CEO of Horizon Robotics Inc., a startup dedicated to developing artificial intelligence chips and software platforms for autonomous driving and smart homes. Previously, he led AI R&D at Baidu and founded Baidu IDL (Institute of Deep Learning) - the very first and most renowned AI lab in China.