Big data is now the most valuable asset in the technology industry. With the integration of digital technology into a myriad of industries, as well as new industries, new products and new services, data has proved vital and advantageous for innovative success in China. The country’s large population, exuberant consumer demand, unique digital environment, constantly developing infrastructure, capital injection and competition have all contributed to the rapid advancement of the digitalization of its life service market. In the upcoming TechCrunch 2018 International Innovation Summit in Shenzhen, Talkingdata, Hujiang CCtalk, Zhangmen, Laidian Technology, LexinFintech, and many other pioneers in big data will look at current trends, discuss the value of digital applications in work and life, and tap into the future of life in the digital age.

Jason Yang

Co-founder and CTO of Hujiang CCtalk

Jason Yang, co-founder and CTO of Hujiang CCtalk, previously worked at Thomson Corporate Research, Corel Inc., and served as the principal researcher at SNDA and director of He is also co-founder of Easylive. As a multimedia technology expert, Yang has published several international conference papers and has a number of technology patents both at home and abroad. CCtalk is an online education platform operated by Hujiang EdTech. Available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Web, CCtalk allows iTeachers and merchants to create and develop their own courseware and deliver online education services in community-based virtual learning environments. At TechCrunch Shenzhen 2018, Jason Yang will explore how to reshape online classrooms with big data.

Jeremy Wu

Co-founder and CSO of Zhangmen

Jeremy Wu, co-founder and CSO of Zhangmen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University graduate, led the strategy formulation and implementation of Zhangmen. Zhangmen, a well-known Chinese elementary and secondary one-on-one online education, was jointly founded by elites from Tsinghua University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Zhejiang University and Fudan University. Since 2014, in order to meet the higher demand of students and parents seeking high-quality personalized education, Zhangmen comprehensively transformed to one-on-one online education and has been committed to transferring high-quality education resources throughout the country. Zhangmen actively optimizes education using artificial intelligence, becoming a pioneer in the edtech field.In only four years, Zhangmen achieved RMB 1 billion in revenue and had 8 million registered students, of which spread across 600 provinces, cities and counties. Today, Zhangmen has successfully become a unicorn in the education industry. At TechCrunch Shenzhen 2018, Jeremy Wu will join Hujiang CCtalk co-founder and CTO Jason Yang in sharing insights into the development of the online education industry.

Ren Mu

CMO and Partner of Laidian Technology

Ren Mu is the CMO and Partner of Laidian Technology. As a serial internet entrepreneur, he has won the first China Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. He has been selected as one of the 2014 China Top Ten New Youth Entrepreneurs and was featured in Xinhua News Agency’s “Asia-Pacific New Economic Figures” series reports. Laidian Technologies is China‘s first power bank rental service solution provider, focused on providing power bank rental and recharging services for commercial places. Through independent research and development of the world‘s first “mobile energy sharing platform”, Laidian developed its fully interactive self-service products by using the internet and mobile intelligence networks, aiming to promote the development of smart energy cities. At TechCrunch Shenzhen 2018, Ren Mu will talk about the shared charging market and explore the future prospects of energy intelligence.

Red Shi

Vice President of LexinFintech

Red Shi has 16 years of technical management experience and joined Lexin in February 2017. Before joining Lexin, Shi was Technology Head of SF Financial, in charge of research and development of its various business functions, including supply chain finance, consumer finance, wealth management, payment, and platform support. In 2001, Shi joined Tencent as one of its early employees and managed the research and development teams of Tencent’s wireless services, system architecture, and search. From 2014 to 2015, Shi worked for Baidu as the platform architect of its compound search department. LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. is a leading online consumer finance platform for educated young adults in China. As one of China’s leading financial technology companies, Lexin integrates its e-commerce-driven installment finance platform, Fenqile, with advanced risk management technologies, the Company’s Dingsheng asset distribution technology platform, and the Company’s Juzi Licai online investment platform for individual investors, to create a comprehensive consumer finance ecosystem. The Company utilizes technologies including big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to enable the near-instantaneous matching of user funding requests with offers from the Company’s more than 30 funding partners, which include commercial banks, consumer finance companies, and other licensed financial institutions. At TechCrunch Shenzhen 2018, Red Shi will talk about financial technology with a focus on Chinese youth and the youth consumer market.

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