EMEA Internet Champion Day

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Welcome Address - Accelerate Your Digitalization

How Chinese Internet Companies Change and Improve under the Impact of COVID-19

Advance Beyond Hype - The World’s Biggest Online to Offline Integrated Shopping Festival!

Take Your E-Commerce to the Next Level

Embrace the Fintech Age

Bring the Best Education to the World, Anytime and Anywhere

Power Greater Player Experiences

Gear Up! Journey to Being Cloud Native

Enable Your Internet Business to Run in Real-Time

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OVERVIEW

Internet-enabled innovation is becoming the driving force behind today's digital trends. Alibaba Cloud, the technology backbone of Alibaba Group, is born with Internet genes. We value each line of code and know how to take different Internet businesses to transform in the digital era.

Alibaba Cloud EMEA Internet Champion Day is an online conference dedicated to helping Internet companies, SMEs and startups in the region to accelerate business success. The event features best practices sharing from Alibaba's own businesses, including the Double 11 shopping festival, AliExpress and Alipay, as well as knowledge transfer from Alibaba Cloud's experts and partners on the most cutting-edge cloud technologies that can help you stay ahead of the curve in the Internet age.

WHY JOIN US

Digital Trends and Success Stories

Be inspired by Alibaba's own success stories and learn about digital trends in Asia

Double 11 Highlights

Discover the secrets to the success of Alibaba's annual Double 11 shopping festival

Data Intelligence and Innovation

Learn more about data intelligence and cloud-based innovation

Tailored Cloud Solutions

Find tailored cloud solutions for scaling up your Internet business

AGENDA

All times are in UTC+0

9:00 - 9:20
Welcome Address - Accelerate Your Digitalization

Raymond Ma, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, Europe and ANZ

Introduction of Alibaba Cloud and its internet ecosystem

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9:20 - 9:40
How Internet companies can change under the Impact of COVID-19

James Chow, Alibaba Senior Training Adviser

Under the impact and threat of Covid-19 virus, companies are forced to speed up digital transformation by using the different approach such as e-Commerce, live streaming, new retail, big data, etc. In this session, our expert from Taobao University will share how Chinese companies improve their operations with these new technologies.

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9:40 - 10:00
Behind the World's Biggest Online Offline Integrated Shopping Festival

Paul De Billy, Managing Director Multinational Accounts, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence EMEA

Deep-dive what goes behind Alibaba’s success for this global phenomenon that raked in USD$74.1 billion with the number of orders peaking at 583,000 per second ! Zoom in to Alibaba Cloud next generation technology in the Double 11 to ensure high performance, stability, high elasticity as well as to build a highly personalized and enjoyable shopping experience.

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10:00 - 10:20
Take Your E-Commerce to the Next Level

Gary Topp, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Regional Director and Head of Global Payment Partnerships at AliExpress and Olivier Rizet, Business Development Manager, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence France and South Europe

Discover how to leverage the platform of AliExpress to boost your business and how to transfer e-commerce knowledge to real business with Alibaba Cloud's e-commerce solutions.

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10:20 - 10:40
Embrace the Fintech Age

Kevin Liu, General Manager France of Alipay, Ant Financial Group and Rohit Kumar, Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Inspire from the latest digital payment trends in Asia and the best practices on the world's largest mobile payment platform Alipay and learn how to better user satisfaction, faster go-to-market, and higher cost-efficiency with Alibaba Cloud Fintech solutions.

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10:40 - 11:00
Bring the Best Education to the World, Anytime and Anywhere

Alan Shen, Business Development Manager, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence UKI and Nordics

Discover a suite of powerful cloud-based services to develop, implement, and deliver digital media content that can help you build cost-effective online education platforms and rapidly launch your business worldwide.

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11:00 - 11:20
Power Greater Player Experiences

Edwin Polycarpe, Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Every detail, player, and match matters when creating a fan-favorite game. Learn how our solutions can help you develop unique games with better in-built user experience, much lower response time, as well as lower operational and maintenance costs.

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11:20 - 11:40
Gear Up! Journey to Being Cloud Native

Oliver Arafat, Senior Solutions Architect, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

In the fast evolving business world today, ready to take the first step on your cloud native journey? In this session, learn from our expert on our next generation Cloud-Native solution, which includes the full container services portfolio, cloud-native network, storage, elasticity, and hybrid/multi-cloud topics.

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11:40 - 12:00
Enable Your Internet Business to Run in Real-Time

Nico Kruber, Solutions Architect at Ververica

Stream Processing has helped to turn many monolithic database-centric applications into fast, scalable, and flexible real time applications. Learn about Apache Flink, one of the most powerful open source stream processors, see how it made other applications a success, and how to get started quickly with your very own real-time applications.

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SPEAKERS

Raymond Ma

General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, Europe and ANZ

Raymond is currently General Manager of Europe and ANZ for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. Before this position, he was General Manager Alibaba Cloud ASEAN and ANZ where he heavily invested in varied levels of businesses and worked alongside startups, SMEs, corporations and public sector organizations in the two regions. Raymond Ma began his career at IBM where he spent the following ten years working across the IBM IT consulting arm, before moving on to run product portfolio of IBM Smarter Cities.

James Chow

Alibaba Senior Training Adviser

James Chow is Alibaba Senior Training Advisor. He is a professional in ICT industry, with over 10 years working experience in Asia, Africa and Europe area. He was also one of adviser team for Nigeria ICT road map.

Paul De Billy

Managing Director of Multinational Accounts, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence EMEA

Paul de Billy started his career at Devoteam before joining Capgemini Telecom & Media to bring IT transformation. He spent 10 years at Microsoft with different positions and in 2015 he appointed Cloud Sales Director for Microsoft Azure. Since January 2018, Paul has joined Alibaba Cloud Intelligence as Cloud Director for Alibaba France and now he is Managing Director for Multinational Accounts in EMEA based in Paris.

Gary Topp

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Regional Director and Head of Global Payment Partnerships at AliExpress

Gary is Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Regional Director at AliExpress. Since taking the role in 2017, AliExpress has grown to become the most visited e-commerce platform across the CEE region. Since 2020, he also holds a dual responsibility for global payment partnerships, having led deals with PayPal, Klarna and PayU among others. Prior to joining AliExpress, Gary worked at Alipay and previously at the EBRD and Moody’s in London and New York. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Olivier Rizet

Business Development Manager of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence France and South Europe

Olivier is in charge of French and South European Key Accounts Business Development for Alibaba Cloud. He holds a Master Degree in Business and studied at Shanghai TongJi university. Prior to joining Alibaba he has led cloud computing development at Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure for Global accounts.

Kevin Liu

General Manager France of Alipay, Ant Financial Group

Qunkai (Kevin) Liu leads the Alipay business in France as General Manager. Prior to Alipay, he was one of the founding members of Alibaba office in France, as the Country Manager of Alibaba Cloud for France, South Europe, Benelux and Israel.

Rohit Kumar

Solution Architect of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Rohit Kumar is a Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud, helping European companies make best use of Alibaba Cloud capabilities to transform their businesses while using the best practices developed by Alibaba Group. He is a Computer Engineer by education and has an MBA from University of Oxford.

Alan Shen

Business Development Manager of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence UKI and Nordics

Alan Shen is a Business Development Lead at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International.

Edwin Polycarpe

Solution Architect of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Edwin Polycarpe currently works as Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud where he helps partners and clients of all sizes to migrate or build their Cloud solutions. He has helped large companies to implement cross-border solutions to quickly extend the Asian market.

Oliver Arafat

Senior Solutions Architect of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Oliver Arafat works as a Senior Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International where he helps customers of all sizes and industries reaching their full potential with cloud-based solutions. Prior to joining Alibaba Cloud, he held similar roles with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.

Nico Kruber

Solutions Architect at Ververica

Nico Kruber is an Apache Flink committer, working as a Solutions Architect at Ververica where he is helping our clients and the open source community to get the most out of Apache Flink. For this, Nico can leverage his in-depth knowledge of Flink, Ververica Platform, and the expertise of our team. Before joining Ververica, Nico was working on his PhD in parallel and distributed systems at the Zuse-Institute Berlin and was developing a transactional key-value store.


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