Cindy Chow is the Executive Director of the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund. Cindy joined Alibaba Group in 2007 and has worked in the financial control and planning capacity, most recently as the Senior Director of International Finance. Before joining Alibaba, Cindy has worked in a number of Hong Kong listed companies, specialising in financing, management reporting and planning.
Cindy holds a Master of Business Administration and is a certified public accountant. Through directly investing in early stage companies and organising various internship and training programmes, Cindy aspires to achieve the mission of the Fund which is to help Hong Kong entrepreneurs and young people realise their dreams for a vibrant world city.
Jeff Zhang has served as the chief technology officer of Alibaba Group since April 2016.
Prior to his current position, Jeff was president of China retail marketplaces from May 2015 to April 2016, and president of Taobao Marketplace and the wireless business division prior to that. He joined our company in July 2004 and has held various management positions, at different times leading Taobao Marketplace's technology infrastructure team, the B2C development team and Taobao Marketplace's product technology development team from 2004 to 2011. He served as vice president of product technology and operations of Taobao Marketplace from June 2011 to March 2012, and vice president of website and technology of Alibaba.com's China operations from March 2012 to January 2013. From January 2013 to February 2014, he oversaw Juhuasuan, local services, 1688.com, and Tmall.
Jeff studied computer science at Zhejiang University.
Professor Rocky S. Tuan assumed office as the eighth vice-chancellor and president of The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 1 January 2018. He is concurrently Lee Quo Wei and Lee Yick Hoi Lun Professor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the University. Prior to joining CUHK in 2016 as a distinguished visiting professor and the founding director of the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, he held several appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, including distinguished professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering in the School of Medicine. He is also founding director of the Center for Military Medicine Research and Associate Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Professor Tuan is an internationally renowned biomedical scientist specializing in musculoskeletal biology and tissue regeneration, whose work covers both basic science and engineering, as well as translational and clinical applications. His significant contributions have been recognized by the Hap Paul Award of the International Society of Technologies in Arthroplasty in 1997, the Marshall Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research of the Orthopaedic Research Society in 2004, the Carnegie Science Award in Life Sciences, and the Clemson Award of the Society for Biomaterials in 2016. In 2017, Professor Tuan was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his accomplishments in innovation and translational research that bring significant impact on society.
Shang Hailong is the Managing Director of SenseTime Hong Kong, and he is responsible for the company’s overall strategic and overseas business. In particular, he leads the business for some of SenseTime’s fields of innovation, which include autonomous driving, new retail, health industry, and remote sensing. With his keen insights as well as rich experience working on large-scale projects, overseas business management, and government relations and engagement at all levels, Shang Hailong has led the swift and successful development of SenseTime’s strategic and overseas business.
In addition to his post at SenseTime, Shang Hailong currently serves as vice director general of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Alliance and vice director general of the Shanghai AI Alliance, among other positions. Before joining SenseTime, Shang Hailong was the high-ranking Senior Vice President of China Unicom Global, overseeing its global B2B business. Furthermore, he has also served as the director of China Mobile Hong Kong’s government projects division as well as university lecturer. Shang Hailong holds a BA in Industrial Science and MBA.
Professor Xiao’ou Tang is the founder of SenseTime, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company focused on computer vision and deep learning. Professor Tang is considered one of the most influential AI scientists. He is a professor at the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He serves as the Associate Director of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Science. Previously, he was the Director of Visual Computing at Microsoft Research Asia from 2005 to 2008. In his academic and corporate roles, Professor Tang has taught and mentored many Ph.D. students and researchers in the areas of computer vision, pattern recognition, and video processing.
Professor Tang received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in 2009. His work on facial recognition became the first facial recognition algorithm to surpass human performance. The work was awarded the Outstanding Student Paper Award at one of the most prestigious AI conferences, the AAAI, in 2015. Professor Tang is also an IEEE fellow, a program chair of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) in 2009, and a general chair of the ICCV in 2019. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), one of the two leading journals on computer vision.
Professor Tang received a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. He holds an M.S. degree from the University of Rochester and a B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China.