Discover the emerging
technologies that will
change the world.
January 19-21, 2019
China World Summit Wing,

About the Event

EmTech China is hosted by MIT Technology Review, the world's oldest technology publication. MIT Technology Review finds and explains the significance of the new technologies that are disrupting existing industries, creating entirely new markets, and changing society. The purpose of EmTech China is clear: the event draws a knowledge graph for those who care about the latest development of technologies.
EmTech conferences have been running for almost 19 years now as MIT Technology Review’s premier gathering. As the biggest EmTech conference, EmTech China will cover a wide range of tech topics, from artificial intelligence to biotech, from quantum computing to blockchain.


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Brian Behlendorf
Executive director, Hyperledger Project
Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Content guidelines: he will be welcome to present the latest changes concerning blockchain technologies, and clarify the scope of blockchain, because people in China tend to narrow down the scope of blockchain, and equal it to ICO and cryptocurrency.
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Richard Compton
Vice President, Oxford Nanopore
Richard Compton is responsible for comprehensive operational support of Oxford Nanopore commercial units including Customer Solutions, Technical Support, Field Marketing and Corporate Expansion, including Key Customer relationship management and Channel Partners. Prioring to joining Oxford Nanopore, Mr. Compton played a key role as Vice President in Illumina. He lead the support of multiple population scale sequencing programs including Genomics England and deCODE genetics. Even earlier, Mr. Compton gained twelve years of experience as Vice President and General Manager EMEA of Dassault Systèmes Biovia unit.
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Anthony Goldbloom
Co-founder and CEO, Kaggle (now a Google company)
Anthony Goldbloom is the co-founder and CEO of Kaggle (now a Google company), the world's largest data science and machine learning community. Prior to Kaggle, Anthony worked in The Reserve Bank of Australia in the macroeconomic modelling area, and Australian Treasury as an econometrician. MIT Technology Review has named him as one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 in 2013 and the University of Melbourne has given Anthony an Alumni of Distinction Award. He got his degree from the University of Melbourne in Commerce. Content guideline: he is welcome to talk about the operations and efforts behind the data scientist community, AI democracy, the story of their acquisition by Google, and the next step he might take.
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Aaron Kimball
CTO, Zymergen
At Zymergen, Aaron is responsible for delivering the AI systems, laboratory automation, and software and data architecture that facilitates our approach to genome engineering. Prior to joining Zymergen, Aaron worked with big data enterprise software, and founded WibiData in 2010. Previously, he was the first employee at Cloudera. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from the University of Washington in computer science.
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Chris Lewicki
President and CEO, Planetary Resources
At Planetary Resources, Mr. Lewicki is responsible for the strategic development of the company’s mission and vision, and engagement with both customers and the scientific community. Mr. Lewicki has been intimately involved with the lifecycle of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers and the Phoenix Mars Lander. He performed system engineering development and participated in assembly, and test and launch operations for both Mars missions. He was Flight Director for the rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the Surface Mission Manager for Phoenix. NASA has honored him twice NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, Lewicki has an asteroid named in his honor: 13609 Lewicki.
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Mike Lewis
CTO, NanoRacks
Michael Lewis is currently the CTO at NanoRacks, LLC, where he is responsible for overseeing the technical, scientific, and engineering direction for the company. He has developed, built, and flown experiment platforms to the International Space Station (ISS), including computer facilities, a centrifuge, and biology growth chambers. Michael helped develop the NRCSD (the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) system which has deployed over 200 satellites from the ISS, as well as a satellite deployer that has deployed 26 satellites off of the Orbital-ATK Cygnus spacecraft.
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Patrick Murck
Special Counsel, Cooley; Fellow Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Patrick Murck is the special counsel at Cooley, focusing on the legal and regulatory issues facing fintech and emerging payment systems; and he also serves as a fellow with Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society where he conducts research on the law and policy implications of bitcoin, distributed ledgers and smart contracts. He is also a member of the High Level Advisory Group on FinTech of IMF. Prior to joining Cooley, Patrick was a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation where he served at times as General Counsel and Executive Director. Patrick has engaged regulators and policymakers in the US and Europe on bitcoin and the emerging digital economy. He was named among America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel for 2014 by the National Law Journal. Content guidelines: we would expect him to talk about the regulations of cryptocurrency, especially the occidental ways, which might be the reference for China in future, and its potential changes in the near future.
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Jonah Myerberg
Co-founder and CTO, Desktop Metal
Jonah Myerberg is a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Desktop Metal, a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. Prior to joining Desktop Metal in 2015, Myerberg held senior positions with a variety of organizations focused on battery development and performance, including Renovo Motors and Boston Impact, which he founded, and A123Systems. At A123Systems, Myerberg established a new business unit focused on the development of high performance batteries. His team designed a new high performance cell for Formula One, as well as number of automotive partners. Myerberg earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing from Johns Hopkins University. Content guidelines: we would expect him to talk about advanced manufacturing, combining with his technology background.
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Colin Parris
Vice president of Software Research, GE Global Research
Dr. Colin Parris is currently the Vice President, Software Research at the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY and is an Officer of the General Electric Company. Along with his present role, Dr. Parris also is a member of the Board of Directors of APTIV. Dr. Parris joined GE in 2014. Previously, he worked at IBM from 1994 to 2014 – 16 years as an IBM executive in roles that spanned research, software development, technology management, and P&L management. He was Vice President, System Research at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Division; Vice President, Software Development, of IBM’s largest system software development lab; Vice President of Corporate Technology; and the Vice President and General Manager of the IBM Power Systems where he was responsible for IBM’s $5 B+ P&L Unix System and Software business). Colin received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a Master’s in Management from Stanford University (as a Sloan Fellow), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Howard University (B.S.E.E.). Content guidelines: he is welcome to talk about anything regarding IOT, advanced manufacturing, AI and the intersections among the three.
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Kimberly Powell
Vice President of Healthcare, NVIDIA
Kimberly Powell leads NVIDIA’s efforts to build healthcare computing platforms that address grand challenges, such as; early detection, diagnose and personalized treatment. Partnering with healthcare researchers, startups and industry leaders, her mission is to accelerate the adoption of advanced computing technologies like GPU computing and artificial intelligence. Powell joined NVIDIA in 2008 as the global business development manager for healthcare. She also served as senior director of AI business development. Prior to joining NVIDIA, she was a product manager for diagnostic imaging at Planar Systems and a hardware engineer at DOME Imaging Systems doing FPGA design.
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Viral Shah
Co-creator, Julia; Co-founder and CEO, Julia Computing
Dr. Viral Shah is one of the creators of the Julia project and Co-founder and CEO of Julia Computing. He has a long-term track record of building open-source software. Apart from Julia, he is also one of the authors of Circuitscape, an open-source program which borrows algorithms from electronic circuit theory for ecological conservation. In the Government of India, he was an early member of the country’s national ID project - Aadhaar, where his work on re-architecting India’s social security systems led to a significant increase in social and financial inclusion, while simultaneously saving the exchequer over a billion dollars in slippage. Viral has a Ph. D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Computer Science. Content guidelines: he is welcome to share the behind the creation of Julia, the applications of the language and their plan for the near future.
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Anand Sanwal
Co-founder and CEO, CB Insights
Anand Sanwal is the CEO & Co-founder of CB Insights, a technology market intelligence platform that provides predictive intelligence into emerging technology trends, startups and corporate strategy. Prior to founding CB Insights, Anand managed the $50 million Chairman's Innovation Fund at American Express and worked in VC and corporate M&A. Before AmEx, Anand worked at, one of NYC's most infamous dot com companies. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and in finance and accounting from the Wharton School of Business. Content guidelines: he is welcome to present a global picture of the emerging technologies and industries, and talk about the current situation and future trends of the emerging tech and the industrial applications.
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Dawn Song
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley; founder and CEO, Oasis Labs
Dawn Song is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and founder and CEO of Oasis Labs. Her research interest lies in deep learning, security, and blockchain. Prior to joining UC Berkeley as a faculty, she was a faculty at Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2007. She is the recipient of various awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, and etc, She is ranked the most cited scholar in computer security (AMiner Award). She obtained her Ph.D. degree from UC Berkeley. Content guidelines: she is welcome to talk about anything regarding blockchain technology, smart contract and related applications.
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Chris Urmson
Co-founder and CEO, Aurora Innovation
Chris Urmson is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Aurora, where he leads a world-class team in bringing self-driving technology to the transportation industry safely, quickly and broadly. Over the last 15 years Chris has worked to advance self-driving technology and bring it to market. Chris helped found the self-driving car team at Alphabet and led the team for seven years. Prior, Chris was a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, and was the technical director for the winning team of the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. Chris has a Ph.D in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. Content guideline: he is welcome to talk about anything regarding autonomous driving, like the status-quo of the sector, the bottlenecks and challenges, and future expectation, combing with his experience in this domain.
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Richard Wang
CEO, Fosun Kite Biotechnology
Dr. Richard Wang is leading the joint venture between Fosun Pharma and Kite Pharma, which focuses on development and commercialization of advanced CAR-T and other T-cell therapies for the treatment and cure of cancer patients. Prior to joining Fosun Kite, Dr. Wang held Chief Operation Officer position for the Cellular Biomedicine Group as well as supporting the company’s immunotherapy pipeline in manufacturing, clinical development and registration strategy. Before that, Richard functioned as a senior site leader, senior director and head of operations for the GSK R&D Center in China, a director of strategic alliance, portfolio and operations for the AstraZeneca Innovation Center China, an associate director of discovery and early development project management in Bristol-Myers Squibb US, and a discovery group leader and senior scientist in the Procter & Gamble Pharmaceutical in the US, for more than 20 years in R&D for therapeutics of oncology, neuroscience, muscular-skeletal and inflammatory diseases. Richard obtained a Ph. D degree in Molecular Biology from University of Maryland Baltimore, an MBA degree from Xavier University, and a BS degree from the University of Science and Technology of China.
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Zhonglin Wang
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Founding Director and Chief Scientist, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Zhong Lin Wang is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering and Regents’ Professor at Georgia Tech, and Founding Director and Chief Scientist of the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Wang’s discovery and breakthroughs in developing nanogenerators establish the principle and technological road map for harvesting mechanical energy from environment and biological systems for powering a personal electronics. His research on self-powered nanosystems has inspired the worldwide effort in academia and industry for studying energy for micro-nano-systems. He coined and pioneered the field of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics. From SCI database, Wang’s entire publications have been cited for over 135,000 times with an h-index of 180, ranking No. 1 in Google Scholar public profiles in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience in total citations and h-index impacts.
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…And many more to be announced.
…And many more to be announced.


EmTech China is your opportunity to discover future trends and to understand the technologies that will drive the new global economy. It's where tech, business, and culture converge, and where you gain access to the most innovative people and companies in the world.
Innovation in the AI Era
Artificial-intelligence technologies are driving economic growth in every region. In this era, We talk a lot about AI, about self-driving and alike, why not let them talk? The insiders will share their opinions about data, technology and the future.
Computing the World
Quantum computers are on the cusp of commercialization. What is quantum computing, and what will it be capable of? What impact does it have on the chip manufacture industry? Will the cloud computing take the lead in future?
Limited World, Unlimited Blockchain
Will the blockchain technology revolutionize the current financial system? We assess their potential and limit in the global context.
The Future of Work
Novelists depict a world where humans are the slaves of machines, will this turn into the future? Can advanced manufacturing rival with the talented hands and minds of human?
Space towards ∞
The everlasting curiosity toward the unknown, especially towards the boundless universe, together with the emerging technologies are unveiling the mysteries of the cosmos little by little. How much is still hiding behind in the deep macrocosm, and where are we standing at this stage? We believe the discussion of the part will guide us to a new sphere of the whole universe.
The Cornerstone of Future World: New Material & New Energy
The central issue of our day is the search for sustainable, affordable energy sources to power a growing and increasingly connected global population. We will examine the most innovative new approaches to meet fast-growing global demand for clean energy.
Rewriting Life
Despite that we on the track to a time that we can rewrite our chromosome, we are not immortal and forever healthy. CRISPR, genetic engineering, nanopore sequencing, are they capable to realise our dreams? How long it will take to make everyone access to these techniques?


To be announced in December of 2018


SPECIAL SESSION: 35 Innovators Under 35

Established in 1999, the annual list recognizes outstanding innovators who are younger than 35. We are searching for individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decases. Our goal is to recognize the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to slove problems. We also reward ingenious and elegant work that matters to the world at large-- not just to peers in a particular field or industryl.

On Jan the 21st, 2019, the 35 selected innovators will be announced and will be presented in EmTech China.

·Time:afternoon, Jan 21st, 2019



Date: Jan 19th – 21st 2018
Venue:China World Summit Wing, Beijing
Perched above the heart of Beijing, China World Summit Wing, Beijing, offers amazing views of the city. Starting on level 64 of the China World Tower and moving upwards, this sanctuary of luxury sits at the very hub of Beijing’s Central Business District, right above China World Shopping Mall and China World Trade Centre. Guests can easily get access to the connected underground Guomao Subway Station.
The Beijing International Airport is approximately 45 minutes away via expressway, while world-famous landmarks like The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are an easy 15-minute drive from the hotel. Learn More


  • Early-bird pass for 3 days
  • Early-bird pass for 3 days
  • On-site lunch (19-21st)
  • VIP pass of the main forum for three days
  • On-site lunch (19-21st)
  • Dinner banquet with speakers
  • 1-year subscription of MIT Technology Review magazine


About Registration Ticket Booking

-When is the deadline for booking my event registration ticket?
The deadline for booking a ticket is Jan. 18th. Tickets may be sold out early, so book now.
-How to book my ticket offline?

Please pay by wiring to:

Account: Beijing Yan Yi Technology Co. Ltd.

Account No.: 11050160550000000009

Bank: China Construction Bank Beijing Chaonei Street, sub-branch


Email: your payment information, and we will contact you directly.

- How do I get the registration ticket?
We will send the QR code within 30 days before the event after successful payment. You need the QR code on-site to get your badge for admittance to EmTech China.
-What does my ticket "3-day early bird ticket with lunch" include?
Lunch on the 19th, 20th and 21st will be included in this type of early-bird ticket together with access to the summit on the 19th, 20th and 21st.
-About the invoice
On the “purchasing page”, click "get the invoice", and choose “conference ticket cost” as invoice content; and after the required information is entered, we will send the invoice by mail within one month’s time.
-About Cancellation Policy
The registration ticket is non-refundable once purchased, but it is transferable to another name. Please contact in order to record the updated ticket info.

About Registration

- Reserved seats onsite

Early-bird tickets and 3-day pass holders will not have reserved seating.

VIP areas are reserved for the VIP tickets holders only.

-Is there a simultaneous interpretation service at the conference?
Yes. You can pick up translation equipment with proper ID card /passport. After the conference, please return the equipment to get your ID card/passport back.


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