ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that leaders from Lenovo, as well as a panel focused on China’s powerful startup economy featuring executives from Baidu Capital, Horizon Robotics, TouchPal and Volcanics Venture, will round out an impressive keynote lineup at the upcoming CES Asia® 2018. Lenovo executives, Mr. Ablikim Ablimit, vice president for Strategy and Business Development China Geo, and Dr. Chang Cheng, vice president Lenovo Group, head of Lenovo China Mobile Business Unit will discuss the future of connectivity during their address. During the Startup Economy keynote panel, tech executives will examine the bright future of Chinese entrepreneurship and innovation.
“The CES Asia 2018 keynote program will feature leaders and innovators that are breaking barriers, improving lives and changing the world through tech innovation,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “We welcome Lenovo’s Mr. Ablikim Ablimit and Dr. Chang Cheng to the CES Asia stage to share their vision for the future of mobility and the connected consumer. We are eager to hear from some of China’s top tech entrepreneurs and investors as they discuss China’s vibrant startup economy. ”
Lenovo will take the CES Asia keynote stage at 1:30 PM, Thursday, June 14 in the Kerry Hotel, Shanghai Ballroom 2-3. Ablimit will focus on the strategic vision of “Smart Lenovo, Serve China” and the four major business layouts of corporate transformation, sharing how Lenovo is conducting intelligent IoT business through in-house research, empowerment and intelligent choice. Chang will present on smart phone application technology breakthroughs, and how AI, blockchain and other new technology trends drive the smart phone industry into the next era.
Mr. Ablikim Ablimit joined Lenovo in December of 2017 as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development in China Geo after an impressive career with LE Holding where he took multiple leadership positions including Vice President of Strategy Planning and Management of LE Holding, and Acting President of LE Mobile. Ablimit began his career as Executive Director of Roland Berger, one of the largest corporate management consulting companies in the world, where he was in charge of business development and project management for the internet, consumer and aviation industries.
Dr. Chang Cheng joined the Lenovo team in 2000 as part of the reach and development team. Since then Chang has served in many leadership positions including research and development director, vice president of Lenovo Group and general manager of mobile end-to-end software platform. Chang has been instrumental in many Lenovo successes such as Lenovomm, SHAREit, Lenovo Yoga, Lenovo K900, Lenovo S5 and the new national flagship handset, the Lenovo Z5.
The CES Asia keynote panel, China’s Powerful Startup Economy, will take place at 4 PM, Thursday, June 14 and will be moderated by Dr. Lu Gang, founder, TechNode. Featuring panelists including Jenny Wu, founder and managing partner, Baidu Capital; Annie Tao, co-founder, VP Operations, Horizon Robotics, Suyang Zhang, founding partner, Volcanics Venture and Michael Wong, co-founder and CEO of TouchPal. The panelists will discuss the reasons why China has become one of the world’s most tech savvy countries with perspectives from some of China’s leading tech entrepreneurs and investors.
Lenovo’s Ablikim Ablimit and Chang Cheng, and the executives from the Startup keynote session join other confirmed CES Asia keynote speakers, including Hisense chairman Zhou Houjian; Huawei’s president, Handset Product Line, Mr. Kevin Ho; Alibaba A.I. Labs’ general manager Ms. Miffy Chen and BYTON co-founders Dr. Carsten Breitfeld and Dr. Daniel Kirchert. All CES Asia keynotes will be located in the Kerry Hotel, Shanghai Ballroom 2-3.
CES Asia 2018 will showcase technology spanning 20 product categories, featuring innovation that will improve lives around the world. It is expected to draw more than 40,000 in attendance, including more than 1,200 members of the global media. A curated show for global brands and cutting edge startups, some 500 companies with the latest in AI, augmented and virtual reality, audio/video, connectivity, digital health, vehicle tech and more will exhibit on the show floor. View the entire CES Asia exhibitor directory here.
Registration for CES Asia is open.
Owned and produced by International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and co-produced by Shanghai Intex, CES Asia 2018 will run from June 13-15, in Shanghai, China. The premier event for the consumer technology industry in Asia, CES Asia showcases major brands and innovative companies across several vertical markets in the Asian marketplace.
Note to Editors:
High-definition video b-roll from CES Asia 2017 is available for easy download on CESAsia.com. Journalists traveling from outside of China will require a J-1 or J-2 visa. For questions about exhibiting at CES Asia, contact Brian Moon at bmoon@CTA.tech or +1 703-907-4351.
About CES Asia:
Owned and produced by the International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd (Shanghai Intex), CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace. Key global businesses come to this new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign buyers, international media and a limited number of consumers from China. Attendees have exclusive access to some of the largest brands from China and around the world, while celebrating the innovation that defines the consumer technology sector.
About International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and CTA:
International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. is a wholly foreign-owned enterprise by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a trade association representing the $351 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
About Shanghai Intex:
Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd was originally the exhibition organizing business of Shanghai Intex, a pioneering exhibition organizer established in 1995. Shanghai Intex is jointly overseen by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Shanghai and PNO Exhibition Investment (Dubai) Limited. Starting in 1998, Shanghai Intex has organized over 100 trade shows and conferences with a sum total exhibition space in excess of 2 million sqm. Shanghai Intex is comprised of professional teams with a wealth of experience in organizing major international events, covering the creative industry, healthcare, lifestyle, advanced manufacturing and consumer electronics.
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