James Chou
Food & Money
Managing Director, North Asia
Microsoft for Startups

James Chou is Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups, North Asia (Greater China, Japan and Korea), and the Board of Governor and the Chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee at American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Shanghai. At Microsoft, he leads the effort to scale-up over 800+ some of the best and most innovative startups in China, Japan and Korea by providing them unprecedented access to top corporate customers, venture capitalists and government. The total valuation those startups has exceeded $60 Billion. 

James is a frequent public speaker for China’s startups ecosystem, digital transformation and corporate open innovation and advisor to several senior executives of Multinational companies in China.  He is a guest lecturer at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management, serves as an industry mentor of Schwarzman Scholars and the advisory board of Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU) Shanghai.

James has 30 years experiences in TMT space in China and Silicon Valley, US.  Before Microsoft, he was a serial entrepreneur and served senior management positions at UTStarcom, Hewlett Packard and NEC.

Event Introduction
Food & Money
 · 06/15 (Day 2)
Start Up, Stand Out
CC201A - Hall 18 2nd Floor
Make Investment Worthy
[Panel Discussion] Technology: The Primary Productivity Driver!

In the food and beverage industry, which is often considered to be "low tech", will technologies build moats for the F&B industry? Where are the boundaries of technology?

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