Alibaba 阿里巴巴 and Tencent 腾讯 are now household names in the west. Have you ever heard about: Mobike 摩拜单车, JingDong 京东, Xiaomi 小米，Bytedance 字节跳动? Or what about Meituan-Dianping 美团网, NIU 小牛, Didi Chuxing 滴滴出行, iQiyi 爱奇艺, VipKid, ChuMenWenWen 出门问问?
No? Well you really should!
Why you need to get smart about digital China
th a population of 1.3 billion, China is turning to technology to solve the countries most pressing problems. New tech giants are rising and a whole country is massively pushing the digital transformation – at a record pace. China is remarkably efficient at executing this transformation – what gets done in China in 3 months takes often a whole year in Europe. China is moving from the manufacturing hub of the world to the innovation and tech leader of the world. For some technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technology, and B2C mega-platforms, China undoubtedly is already ahead of the curve. It is not a question of if, but only a question of when these new tech giants will enter your home markets and sell to your customers. This will happen in every industry, in every geography. The China digital empire is a global undertaking.
My aim is to help you to uncover the stories and the secrets behind this unprecedented digital transformation in China right now. I will build bridges, help you to understand China’s digital empire, and encourage western corporations to take the rise of the digital empire as a chance to unlock the next stage of their growth though a new form of collaboration.
About me – A technologist with a business mindset and a China