Clay Shirky at Beijing's Columbia Global Center

Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Columbia Global Centers | East Asia
No. 26, 1 F, Core Plaza, No.1 Shanyuan Street
Zhongguancun, Haidian District
Beijing, China 100080
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Columbia Global Centers | East Asia hosts a panel discussion on the effects of internet technology on society, featuring Clay Shirky, author of Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream, Tian Shuning of China Net, and Xiong Xiaoge of IDG Greater China. The panel will explore how our daily lives are constantly being transformed by technology, as well as insights into the current shift from products to services in the market to help us make sense of today’s dizzying pace of change.

Shirky's Little Rice looks at how the story of a homegrown phone that became globally “cool” is actually entwined with the economic future of China—as its people become richer, empowered, and more connected.

Clay Shirky is associate professor at NYU Shanghai. He is the author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age (2010) and Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations (2008). His writings appear frequently in The New York Times, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review, and his TED Talks have been viewed by millions. He currently lives in Shanghai.

Tian Shuning is the head of China Net, chairman of China Broadband Capital Funds, independent non-executive board member of Lenovo Group, and a member of Harvard Business School advisory committee.

Xiong Xiaoge is a founding partner, executive vice president, Asia president, and chairman of IDG Greater China of IDG Capital Partners. He serves as chairman at Beijing Hexie Aiqi Investment Management Co., Ltd. Mr. Xiong served as an independent director of People's Daily Online Co. Ltd. from 2010 to 2012.

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Xiaomi and the Shift from Products to Services Columbia Global Centers | East Asia hosts a panel discussion on the effects of internet technology on society, featuring Clay Shirky, author of Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream, Tian Shuning of China Net, and Xiong Xiaoge of IDG Greater China. The panel will explore how our daily lives are constantly… more

Columbia Global Centers | East Asia
No. 26, 1 F, Core Plaza, No.1 Shanyuan Street
Zhongguancun, Haidian District
Beijing, China 100080

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