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Yale AI Investment Forum

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing and Yale Club of Beijing.

Time and Location

Tuesday, 11/21/2017
Registration:   6:30-7:00 pm
Talk and Q&A:   7:00-9:00 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 20 for current students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.
(Those who purchase student tickets are required to show a valid student ID at check-in.)

Click HERE to register.
Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is (re)shaping our world. With the latest news that a robot named Sophia was granted citizenship by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, AI is no doubt the hottest topic in 2017.

AI is changing how companies operate and how individuals live their daily lives. What are the implications of AI for business, education, marketing and investment?

Investors and entrepreneurs will gather at the Yale Center Beijing to share their thoughts on AI. We welcome Yale alumni as well as non-Yale alumni to join us and pose your toughest questions to our panelists.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Moderator

Martin Ma ('07 Ph.D.)
Founder and CEO, Happy Universe

Dr. Martin Ma is founder and CEO of Happy Universe, a startup focusing on cross border mobile app publishing and investment. Dr. Ma holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University.

The Speakers

Shirley Chen (SOM '95)
Managing Director, China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC)

With over 20 years’ experience in investment and investment banking, Ms. Shirley Chen now serves as Managing Director at CICC. At the end of 2006, Ms. Chen began developing CICC’s private equity business, which now has over USD 15 billion under management.

Tina Tao (SOM '10)
Chief Operating Officer, Partner, Sinovation Ventures

Ms. Tina Tao serves as a COO (and Partner) of Sinovation Ventures, leading all daily operations and all the professional services teams at SV. Prior to SV, Ning had worked for years at the headquarters of, in succession, Microsoft, IBM and Google. Ms. Tao holds a B.A. and M.A. in Information Management from Peking University and a Masters in Business Administration from Yale University.

Jack Liang (SOM '07)
Founding Partner, Kinzon Capital

Jack is a Partner and co-founder of Kinzon Capital. Jack has over 13 years of investment and business operations experience. In his current role, Jack is responsible for investment decisions, deal sourcing, due diligence, deal execution and portfolio management. Jack holds an MBA from Yale University, an MA in computer and electrical engineering from Iowa State University and a BS in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University.

Jie Lin ('04 Ph.D.)
Founder & CEO, Jian 24

Jie Lin graduated from physics department of Fudan University and achieved Ph.D. from Yale University. Previously, he worked as vice president of and president of JD Research Institute.

Jackie Luan (SOM '07 Ph.D.)
Founder & CEO, LaVector Technologies

Dr. Jackie Ye Luan is the founder & CEO of Lavector Technologies, a Beijing-based marketing automation software startup that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to drive marketing and sales performance. She graduated from Yale University with a Ph.D. in Marketing.

Lijiang Chen (Peking U '11 Ph.D.)
Founder, Afanti

Mr. Lijiang Chen is the founder of Afanti, a leading AI education company in China, and currently serves as its chairman and CEO. Lijiang received his doctoral degree in big data and personalized recommendation algorithm from Peking University and Yale University.

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