Bold moves to redesign a commerce framework without borders or boundaries

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In response to COVID-19, Alibaba Cloud is launching a joint expert series called “Commerce without Borders” to help multinationals better understand the Greater China markets, as consumers return to a new normal with cautious optimism in the region.

Adapting and thriving in the New Normal requires bold new thinking. This series is designed to help brands to craft a global commerce framework from borderless cyber security, to reigniting customer demand post-COVID, to holistic customer engagement in Digital China. Come join us for the latest insights!

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Frances Yu

Deloitte Lead Alliance Partner, Alibaba Cloud

As a digital transformation leader, Frances Yu spent the past 18 years helping global brands drive demand-driven growth through architecting customer and market strategy, launching new digital businesses, and rewiring operations to be customer-centric. She has helped global brands identify over $1.5 billion in incremental revenue growth, and guided the successful launch of $700M+ new businesses.

Peter Sedivy

Head of Deloitte Digital APAC

Peter leads Deloitte Digital's Asia-Pacific practice, working closely with country and sector leaders to bring valuable digital transformation to Deloitte's clients. He is an experienced implementation leader and digital strategist with 21 years of management consulting experience. His focus areas include eCommerce, digital marketing, and large-scale systems integration programs. Peter has led substantial initiatives in the Americas, Europe and Asia for several of the world's most complex companies.

Angie Ichieh Li

Deloitte China, Retail Core Business Operations Partner

Angie is a Partner in Deloitte China’s Core Business Operations practice, with over 20 years serving multi-national clients cross-industries such as Consumer/Retail and Communications & High Tech. Angie’s expertise spans across operations strategy, supply chain transformation and M&A clean room/post-merger integration. Since 1999, clients served have realized over $1 billion in financial and operational benefits.

Tim Tang

Head of Alibaba Cloud US

Timothy Tang leads Alibaba Cloud's business development team in the United States. He joined Alibaba Cloud in 2018 after spending 11 years at Microsoft in various enterprise & commercial sales and leadership roles. Timothy received his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona and MBA from UC Irvine.

Carrie Xiao

Deloitte China, Life Sciences and Health Care Consulting Partner

Carrie is a Shanghai-based Partner who focuses on shareholder and investor value creation ranging from restructuring low performing assets to reinvigorating growth through business model transformation. In the last 13 years across US and China, Carrie has advised pharma, med tech, and services companies on critical strategic challenges such as capability building for white space opportunities across the ecosystem, innovation of core business operating models, and market entry and competitive strategy for China market growth.

Jens Ewert

Head of Deloitte China Life Science and Health Care Industry

Jens is Shanghai-based Partner and has over 30 years of working experience in the professional services. As a leader in Deloitte’s China Eastern Region Management team his responsibilities include leading the Deloitte China Life Science & Health Care Industry – covering a dedicated industry team comprising of over 600+ partners and professionals focused on working with Life Science & Pharma companies as well as Healthcare and related services groups. He also covers the breadth of Deloitte’s Advisory services (Consulting, Financial Advisory, Tax & Legal, and Risk Advisory) as well as Audit & Assurance services to Multinational Clients (MNC) in China.

Hao Lin

Head of MNC Business Development, Alibaba Cloud

Hao Lin is the Head of MNC Business Development, North America. In this role, Hao leads the efforts in helping some of the largest US multinationals adapt and flourish in China and APAC regions with global infrastructure, digital transformation, and consumer engagements, to name a few. Prior to this role, Hao spent 10 years in various sales and business development roles. In these roles, Hao was able to develop his expertise in the entire cloud computing stack through his experiences working with some of the largest enterprises globally. Hao worked for several technology start-ups. Hao has been an active speaker in various industry forums in US, Canada and China. Hao graduated from University of California, Davis and holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Engineering. Hao resides in California with his family.

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Yuriy Yuzifovich

Head of Security Innovation Labs at Alibaba Cloud

As the Head of Security Innovation Labs of Alibaba Cloud, Yuriy leads the effort to enhance cybersecurity with AI. The focus on zero-day attacks and “unknown unknowns” adds real-time intelligence that protects Alibaba Cloud and its customers. Before Alibaba, he worked at Akamai and Nominum. Yury filed patents in cybersecurity, analytics, and smart city infrastructure. He is a regular speaker at conferences and the author of numerous publications in cybersecurity. Yury is a graduate of Samara State Aerospace University and Washington University.

Jane Chung

VP of Public Cloud, Palo Alto Networks

Jane Chung is VP of Public Cloud at Palo Alto Networks, where she leads a team of business development, evangelist and engagement managers in delivering global scale service creation, delivery and co-sell opportunities to public cloud providers. Jane is passionate about protecting the most sensitive data – whether on prem or in the cloud – from increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats. Jane is accredited as a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), and holds a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

Mason Yan

Cloud Security Engagement Architect, Palo Alto Networks

Mason Yan is a Cloud Security Engagement Architect based in California, United States. Mason focuses on building technical solutions with the public cloud providers. Mason is passionate about promoting the security solutions that complement the offerings from public cloud providers. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Mason worked on cloud platforms and applications at Datastax, the company behind Cassandra database. Prior to that, Mason worked for Netapp and high-tech startups. Mason graduated from Tsinghua University and holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Robertino San Diego

Business Development Manager at Alibaba Cloud

Robertino San Diego is a Business Development Manager at Alibaba Cloud focusing on helping US companies expand into China and APAC region. Prior to Alibaba, previous experience includes companies, such as Yahoo!, in various sales and marketing roles that were instrumental in his passion for making technology work for the people. He is a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley and he is based in San Francisco, CA.

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Phil Richardson

Senior Vice President, Salesforce

Phil Richardson, Senior Vice President leads the Alibaba + Salesforce Partnership at Salesforce. He is also the International Lead for Strategic Partnerships and the Head of the Salesforce China Cloud. He has over twenty years’ experience in senior product engineering, business development, consulting and leadership roles. For the last decade he has focused almost exclusively on public cloud and CRM related technologies.

Ken Shen

Vice President, Alibaba Cloud

Ken Shen joined Alibaba in September 2018 serving as the Vice President in Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Business Group. Ken’s mission is to grow Alibaba Cloud Intelligence business with a diversified partner ecosystem on a win-win basis. Ken is keen to drive the digital transformation with a group of innovative partners to make customers run business easier and smarter. Prior to joining Alibaba, Ken was the Vice President of Asia Pacific & Japan from May 2013 till September 2018. Before that, Ken took a lot senior positions in SAP, and Siemens. Ken holds EMBA from Peking University.

Jeff Cheng

Master Enterprise Architect, Salesforce

As a Master Enterprise Architect, Jeff helps customer executives in rationalize their strategic business priorities against their IT capability, then develops a future state roadmap for execution. Jeff has led the discussions on Cloud, China and Salesforce with dozens of customers across the globe, and at Dreamforce last several years running. Jeff has 20+ years of extensive multi-industry and multi-national experiences in cloud, on-premise and hybrid enterprise strategies.

Esther Bao

Director, Strategic Partnerships at Salesforce

Esther Bao has over 10 years experience in the technology industry working in sales strategy and marketing, business development, market intelligence, project management and strategic partnership roles. As a director in the Strategic Partnerships team at Salesforce, she currently manages the relationship between Salesforce and Alibaba, and the associated business development and go to market strategies for this partnership.

Martin Ko

Partner Business Development, Alibaba Cloud

Martin Ko is an experienced professional in business development and partnerships, joining Alibaba Cloud Intelligence in October 2019. He serves as a business development manager on the Alibaba Cloud global ecosystem team cultivating long term strategic partnerships resulting in new market potential for small and large and businesses alike. Prior to Alibaba, Martin spent 6 years at Salesforce both on the corporate and philanthropic side in various roles managing and supporting ISV partners and programs.

Paul Borghese

Deloitte Network Engineering Specialist Leader

Paul has worked in the Network Engineering field for over twenty five years, traveling the world designing some of the world's largest networks, datacenters and cloud architectures. He frequently presents seminars and training courses offering his unique perspective on the future of networking. He designs highly scalable, fault tolerant, and secured network/cloud architectures, some of which have been used as reference designs by network vendors. Over the last five years he has focused on datacenter transformation, building robust cloud architectures and successfully migrated applications and services for large-scale enterprises.

Sibasisha Padhy

Senior Director, Innovation and Transformation Lead at Salesforce

Siba has 20+ years of extensive experience with large scale global deployment initiatives with large enterprise customers operating across the globe. As a Senior Director of Transformation Services, Siba works with Salesforce customers to develop efficient operating models, create strategies for vision realization and realize the potential of the investment in Salesforce. Siba has supported customers with their rollout strategy for China that ultimately helps with business expansion initiatives.

Frank Changzhao Yu

Deloitte Service China Leader

Frank Yu is a Partner in Deloitte Digital. Frank has over 20 years IT work experience on CRM, ERP and e-business and now leads the CRM practice for China mainland. Frank is a senior architect on Digital -, CRM, Sitecore and digital marketing areas. In the past, he has helped many business owners initiate business, led sales cloud, service cloud and projects for clients in various industries including Manufacture, Energy & Utilities, Finance, Telecom and Retail. In addition, he is also an expert for Japanese clients due to his 13 years of work experience at Tokyo, Japan.

Allen Man Bil Wong

Deloitte APAC Digital Customer Leader

Allen leads the Deloitte Digital practice in Hong Kong as well as the Salesforce practice in the Asia Pacific region, and has extensive knowledge and experience in working with executives in the formation of digital transformation with a customer centric approach. His expertise includes digital strategy, operating model design, large scale project delivery of CRM, digital marketing platforms, and other customer solutions, and organization change management. He has over 21 years of experience in providing technology consultancy and implementation services across a wide array of clients in Hong Kong, China, the United States and Canada.

Azure Xu

Integrated Marketing Lead, Alibaba Cloud

Azure Xu leads the integrated marketing front for Alibaba Cloud US. Her role is mainly focused on helping the US companies understand the China market’s difference and how to better adapt by marketing the Alibaba Cloud technologies. Prior to this role, Azure was working as Marketing Manager at (a Real-Time Engagement PaaS provider) for 3+ years. Over the past 6 years, Azure has gained rich experiences on how to help Chinese brands thrive in the overseas market. Her goal is to bridge the gap between the US-China markets. Azure holds a bachelor’s degree in law and worked as a PR professional in one of China’s biggest media group before moving to the US.

Jason J. Xu

Deloitte Global Alibaba Alliance, Customer Strategy

Jason has 10+ years of strategy consulting and entrepreneurial experiences across the US and China. As a strategist, he helps Fortune 500 clients formulate innovative growth strategies and execute breakthrough business transformations across sectors. In the Global Alliance role, he advises multi-national clients on digital transformation and orchestration of partnerships across China’s digital ecosystem. As an entrepreneur, he built a tech startup in the Fitness industry with 10M+ users, also exceled as an avid fitness and lifestyle KOL in China.

Dan's Digital Playground

Daniel Rosenberg is an international communications manager at Ant Group’s Luohan Academy. At Luohan, he spearheads thought-leadership efforts exploring the impact of digital technology on the economy and society.

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Episode 1: The Secret Weapon Reigniting China's Economic Engine

A look inside China's digital consumer coupons. Local authorities in China have been using digital platforms such as Alipay to issue consumer coupons to boost spending. A move many economists say could not only inject fresh momentum to the country’s yet-to-recover offline businesses but could also rapidly stimulate the consumption demand of local residents – who are still reluctant to spend outside. Check out the video for an insider's look.

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Episode 2: The Secret Weapon Reigniting China's Economic Engine

In this part, we invite two burgeoning Luohan Academy scholars to talk about economic recovery in the aftermath of COVID-19. Economists Yingju and Xuan explain the economic approaches behind policymaker's decisions, how it's working, and debate its usefulness.

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Episode 3: That's Bruce Lee Fast! How AI Technology Is Helping to Fight COVID-19

In this episode, we get an insider's look at the DAMO Academy AI-enabled system being used to diagnose COVID-19 as well as delve into how tech advancements are making even the latest technologies more accessible.

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