Executive Summit 2019

Executive Summit April 11 – Buy Tickets Now!


China Institute proudly announces our Executive Summit 2019. The conference,
“The Next U.S.-China Frontier: Technology, Disruption and Social Innovation,” will take place at Citi Executive Conference Center in NYC on April 11, 1-6 pm.

At this challenging time for U.S.-China business relations, the deep discussion and dialogue about technology issues and opportunities to cooperate are more important than ever. That is why this year, our Executive Summit will focus on the landscape of China-U.S. technology with three panels on trending issues: US-China Tech Competition and Collaboration; China’s Leadership on Smart Cities; and Technology as a Force for Social Good.

Confirmed Speakers for the 2019 Executive Summit


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Huiyao (Henry) WANG
Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG)

Dr. Huiyao (Henry) WANG is the Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), the leading Chinese think tank that ranked among the top 100 think tanks in the word and No. 1 social think thank in China. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed Dr. Wang as a Counselor of China State Council, China’s cabinet. Dr. Wang is also Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation Association of the Ministry of Commerce and Chairman of China global Talent Society under Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

He has published over 70 books and more than 100 articles and papers in both Chinese and English on global trade, global governance, global migration, China outbound and inbound investment, Chinese Diasporas and Chinese think tanks.



Anna Fang
CEO and Partner of ZhenFund

Anna Fang is the CEO and Partner of ZhenFund, an early stage venture capital firm in China. Anna oversees the fund’s investments, portfolio management and operations. Anna’s investments include e-commerce companies such as Red, Mia, Club Factory and ZaoZuo. Her other investments include Yitu Technology, Mobvoi, Deep Glint, Horizon Robotics and VIPKID.

Anna is an advisory board member of Columbia College and Columbia Global Centers. She is also the co-head of Stanford Graduate School of Business – Beijing Chapter. Anna was named a Young Global Leader at World Economics Forum in 2016. She was selected into Forbes’ 2016 Midas Brink List. She was also named an Outstanding Young Investor of the Year 2016 by China Renaissance Group.



Adam Segal
Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Segal was the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet. His book The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age (PublicAffairs, 2016) describes the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others. He currently writes for the blog, “Net Politics.”



Gary Rieschel
Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

Gary Rieschel has over twenty-five years of successful operating and investing experience as a senior executive, entrepreneur, investor, and global business strategist. During his career, Mr. Rieschel held executive positions at Intel, Sequent Computer, Cisco Systems, and Softbank Corporation. He is Founding Managing Partner of Qiming, a firm with over $4B USD focused on early stage investments in China which is one of China’s premier VC firms. Qiming launched a U.S.-based health care fund in 2017.



Jeannette M. Wing
Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute
Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University

Jeannette M. Wing is Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. From 2013 to 2017, she was a Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research. She is Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon where she twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department and had been on the faculty since 1985. From 2007-2010 she was the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Professor Wing’s current interests are in the foundations of security and privacy, with a new focus on trustworthy AI. She was or is on the editorial board of twelve journals, including the Journal of the ACM and Communications of the ACM. She received the CRA Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the ACM Distinguished Service Award in 2014. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).



Sean O’Sullivan
Managing Partner of SOSV

Sean O’Sullivan is managing partner of SOSV, the world-leading “Accelerator VC”. SOSV invests $50 million per year and backs more than 150 new startups annually through its accelerators. Recognized in 2017 as the world’s #1 most active global early stage investor and the #2 most active global seed investor, SOSV is also the #1 most active investor in hardware and life sciences, helping startups get further and go faster.



Yinuo Li
Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Yinuo Li is the Director of China at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing a team that works with China’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address key domestic and global health, development, and policy issues. Yinuo joined the foundation in 2015 after a career at McKinsey & Co., where she was most recently a partner at the firm’s Palo Alto office.

See details about our 2018 Executive Summit.