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Humaniq releases brand new version of popular App


London, England, March 8, 2018 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - London-based FinTech firm Humaniq is marking the milestone of its app reaching its first 50,000 downloads by announcing a new, improved version.

Humaniq announced a Free Secure Chat & Crypto-Wallet App and a new referral program for its community of users. The Humaniq app includes a wallet, bioID, secure messenger and the unbanked can use it for making digital ID and peer-to-peer transactions in African countries (including Uganda, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Rwanda).

The new features include:

New referral program
With Humaniq's  egalitarian emission approach, a large proportion of the HMQ crypto coin is reserved for active app users. A referral program has showed a very positive adoption curve from users, with more than 10,000 users together inviting more than 75,000 thousand friends in total to join the application. Humaniq's new 2.0 referral program  will build on this by displaying community progress with referrals and thereby make the  referral process more transparent and intuitive for all users.

Transaction options extension
Transactions can now be made via the messenging chat system. The principle the Humaniq app is grounded in- is that everything should revolve around humans coming together to build community. That is why an ability to communicate is crucial. The Humaniq team have introduced transactions into personal chats to focus on the communication between people. Whether it is a text, or an image or a gift in HMQ – it is now all in one place.

In addition,  users  are now allowed not only to send HMQ, but also to request directly from their friends or family. The Humaniq team believes that an ability to request a desired amount is a more efficient and faster way to communicate financially. This feature is available for all users that have access to the wallet, and is also secured by our enhanced anti-fraud system. Users can also enjoy  a new way of grouping transactions as  a smarter way to organise personal communication. From now on, users will be able to clearly focus either on the financial history or on the correspondence with a specified friend  by staying in the unified chat room. While text and media messages will be group based on the timing, financial transactions will be grouped by type and action type.

New on-boarding process
The Humaniq team redesigned the on-boarding process to make it clearer and easier for inexperienced smartphone users. The close collaboration with Humaniq's ambassadors in African nations led to the  creation of an on-boarding process that adapts to the needs of customers, whereas the purpose remains the same: to explain what features are available, how to use them and how to benefit from their use.

New registration process
A new registration process allows users to start interacting with a Humaniq assistant bot, which becomes  smarter and is learning to execute more useful commands, even without the registration. Unlike conventional applications where a user has to specify required personal credentials in order to get access to a given  functionality, the Humaniq team would like to let users choose what functionality is needed, and how to access it.

Optional passcode and new security standards
Humaniq App security standards have also been reconsidered and will allow users to opt-out from a required passcode. There is, therefore, also an AI powered system to decide when an additional biometric verification is required to eliminate the risk of  of unauthorised transactions.

"The Humaniq's team of ambassadors in Africa received and analysed feedback from users, and with this data it was possible to create such  significant updates. We hope our users will appreciate all the innovations and we will move even further towards our goal to empower the unbanked" – said Anton Mozgovoy, CTO Humaniq.

The Humaniq team has also made additional upgrades to remote infrastructure and with new CDN points, users in Africa will experience a faster by 16% response rate from mobile application which is already available in Google Play and can be used even on low-end mobile devices with Android 4.0.3.

ABOUT HUMANIQ
Humaniq is a London-based Fintech firm that provides next generation financial services using its Blockchain-based mobile application targeted at the unbanked and underprivileged in emerging economies globally. Humaniq is focused on worldwide financial inclusion by providing access to global markets, greater opportunities, and novel financial solutions using repurposed technologies for those gaining exposure to financial services for the first time.

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Artificial Intelligence Experts Converge On Shanghai Next Week



Join leading AI scientists, CEOs and investors from Gobi Partners, WorkFusion, and Xiaoi Robot for an insiders' panel discussion and open Q&A

Shanghai, China, August 29, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. PwC estimates that thirty-eight percent of jobs in the U.S. are at high risk of being replaced by robots and AI within 15 years. Prominent Chinese AI investor Dr. Kai-Fu Lee predicts half the jobs in the world could be replaced by AI in ten years time.

So organizations should start preparing now for the arrival of the AI workforce which promises to disrupt companies big and small. Properly implemented, AI will improve efficiency, generate higher margins and enable those that have a smart AI strategy to outsmart those that don't.

To address these and other questions, China Money Network is proud to host The AI Evolution Series: Prepping For The AI Workforce. Register now to join leading AI scientists, CEOs and investors from Gobi Partners, WorkFusion, and Xiaoi Robot for an insiders' panel discussion and open Q&A. Enjoy networking with other attendees of business executives and AI experts.

Only limited seats available. Register now to secure your chance to listen to the insiders.  More information here:
https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/china-money-networks-ai-evolution-series-prepping-for-the-ai-workforce

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Monday, Sep 4, 2017
Time: 17:00-19:00
Location: Naked Hub, 3/F, 380 Huangpi Nan Lu, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Language: English

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Gobi Partners: Ken Xu
Ken is the managing partner of Gobi Partners, a Chinese venture capital firm focused on information technology, telecom, media and technology (TMT) and digital media industries. His work on the investment side covers areas such as wireless applications, location-based services (LBS), mobile SNS, and cloud computing. He also has extensive experience in multiple industries, including information technology (IT), financial services, real estate, and construction.

WorkFusion: Max Yankelevich
Max is the founder and CEO of WorkFusion, an AI company helping financial services and other big corporations to replace white-collar office workers with AI systems.  New York-based WorkFusion has raised US$75 million in venture funding, and has helped corporations save millions by deploying AI tech to take over repetitive back office work.  Max attended MIT where he studied computer science and mathematics.

Xiaoi Robot: Yiya Xu
Yiya is the senior VP at Xiaoi Robot, a Chinese AI company listed on the New Third Board. Xiaoi Robot helps giant Chinese corporations including China Telecom, China Unicom, and Bank of China replace human staff at their call centers, in addition to provide other AI solutions. Before joining Xiaoi Robot in 2010, Yiya worked at Microsoft China and Apple China.

MODERATOR:
China Money Network: Nina Xiang
Nina is the co-founder of China Money Network, the leading information platform for China's VC and tech markets.  Before co-founding CMN, Nina worked at Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Institutional Investor magazine, in addition to serving as part-time correspondent for China Business Network and China Radio International.

EVENT AGENDA:
17:00-17:15: Guests check-in
17:15-17:20: Introduction and Welcome remarks
17:20-18:10 Panel discussion
18:10-18:30: Open Q & A
18:30-19:00: Networking

DISCUSSION TOPICS:
– How fast will the AI workforce arrive at your company's office?
– How should companies and professionals prepare for the arrival of the AI workforce?
– How to come up with a well-thought-out AI strategy?
– What are the challenges in implement an AI plan, and how to overcome them?

FOR REGISTRATION AND SPONSORSHIP, PLEASE CONTACT:
Raro Leow
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China Money Network
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Global Mobile Wallet Pioneer TiENPAY Launches Initial Coin Offering



The T8Coin ICO will fund the development of Xtopp, TiENPAY's media, finance, collaboration and royalty disbursements platform. TiENPAY announces formal launch of a digital currency exchange in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, August 28, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - TiENPAY Limited, a pioneer financial technology firm that offers a global digital mobile wallet, clearance and settlement platform, announces that it has launched its T8Coin initial coin offering (ICO). The offering, from which investors can purchase TiENPAY's proprietary T8Coin tokens with attractive investment return prospects, will fund the company's development of an innovative blockchain-based royalty disbursement platform.

At the same time, TiENPAY is officially launching a fully licensed digital currency exchange in Hong Kong today, in partnership with Chinese financial firm, Baixin Financial Group Ltd. The exchange will allow the trading and conversion of four pairs of cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies, including Bitcoin/US dollar, Bitcoin/Australian Dollar, Bitcoin/CNY, and Bitcoin/Hong Kong dollar.

"I'm excited to announce that TiENPAY's ICO has so far received strong investor enthusiasm, because our T8Coins are to fund a smart contract-based media and loyalty disbursement project that is expected to return handsomely for our token holders," says William Tien, founder and CEO of TiENPAY. "In addition, the launch of the Hong Kong digital currency exchange pushes us one step forward in realizing our mission of creating a global and ubiquitous omni-channel financial platform offering hassle-free access to digital goods and services."

"We are excited to partner with leading fintech company TiENPAY to launch the Hong Kong digital currency exchange," says Liu Ziwei, Managing Director of Baixin Financial Group. "The exchange will benefit the fintech community in Asia to convert cryptocurrency and fiat currency with the convenience of just a few swipes of their fingers."

The Initial coin offering, similar to an initial public offering, is a form of crowd sale where tech companies or projects raise capital in the form of crytocurrency, usually Bitcoin or Ethereum, by issuing project tokens. Since Mastercoin announced the first ICO globally, ICOs have become increasingly popular. In 2017, nearly 90 ICOs have taken place globally, raising crytocurrencies worth US$1 billion. China's first ICO was completed last year by a project named Xiaoyi, and the market has skyrocketed since then. During the first half of this year, 64 ICOs were issued in China, raising crytocurrencies worth a total of RMB2.6 billion (US$420 million), taking over 40% of the global total.

TiENPAY's T8Coin is a crypto token that utilizes the Ethereum Blockchain and consensus network. Early investors buying T8Coins during the ICO will be entitled to receive royalties in perpetuity from 20 web films TiENPAY plans to produce in the next five years. The web films will be embedded with TiENPAY's proprietary Xtopp platform, which offers innovative advertisement and sponsorship opportunities to clients, therefore creating lucrative revenue streams that will be distributed to T8Coin holders. These web films will be distributed on China's major online video sites and other prominent distribution channels.

The ICO accepts Bitcoin or Ethereum in exchange for the T8Coin token, which represents a contractual right to receive a royalty derived from the sale of T8Coin content. T8Coin is supported by Smart Contracts that act as an escrow agreement between the T8Coin and the Investors who purchase the tokens.

"It is the first time where web film production and distribution has been combined with innovative smart contract and blockchain technology to create an opportunity to benefit discerning investors," says Victor Chow, co-founder and group chief operating officer of TiENPAY. "We expect with the completion and broad online distribution of our first movie before year-end, our token holders will be generously rewarded for their foresight in purchasing our T8Coin tokens."

Last month, TiENPAY announced that it plans to produce 20 web films to promote the usage of innovative technologies such as its own mobile wallet. The first film, a comedy thriller web film "Wallet", will be produced by Beijing Jinmache Film & Television Culture Communication Co., Ltd.  Production will start in September.

The pre-ICO, which has a maximum of 100 million T8Coins, began on August 18. The T8Coin crowd sale, with a cap of 100 million tokens, will start from September 8 to 22, 2017.  Any unsold tokens will be "burned", or destroyed.

 

For more information, please contact:
Maggie Wang
Asia Media Network
Email: [email protected] for more details.

 

ABOUT TiENPAY:
Tracing its roots back to the first mobile phone mobile wallet in Australia in 1996, TiENPAY Limited is a leading global mobile wallet clearance and settlement platform. Founded by Singaporean entrepreneur and finance veteran William Tien and former Huawei executive Victor Chow, the company's operations include mobile wallet apps and a digital currency exchange. The company currently has operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Australia, U.S., U.K., India and Russia.

*Important disclosure: Investors are advised to exercise caution when purchasing cryptocurrencies, and are advised to conduct their own research and come to a conclusion purely based on their own analysis. This release is distributed to inform and disclose information and may not serve in any way as defining TienPay Limited and its affiliates' legal obligations to token purchasers.




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TiENPAY Launches Innovative Global Mobile Wallet Platform



Leading fintech firm to build top global mobile wallet clearance and settlement system; to produce 20 web films to promote usage

Shenzhen, China, July 26, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - TiENPAY Limited, a premium global mobile wallet platform, today makes the global debut of its innovative mobile wallet app: TiENPAY Wallet.

The company successfully conducted a live cross-border digital currency during a press conference in Shenzhen today to mark the global launch. The company's TiENPAY mobile iOS apps will be formally launched in August, and its Android apps will be launched in September this year.

At the same time, TiENPAY announced that it plans to produce 20 web films in the next few years to promote the usage of innovative technologies such as its own mobile wallet. The first film, a love comedy web film "Wallet", will be produced by Beijing Jinmache Film & Television Culture Communication Co., Ltd.  Preparation will begin in August and production will start in September.

"I believe today's launch of TiENPAY Wallet ushers in a new age of financial freedom and inclusion, as our innovative products integrating the most advanced financial technology will extend convenient financial services to people around the world," says William Tien, founder and CEO of TiENPAY. "We are confident that users will fall in love with TiENPAY and we will become the best global mobile wallet platform."

TiENPAY can be integrated with existing channel service providers into local merchant accounts through Point Of Sales (POS) using QR codes or EAN code scanning. TiENPAY has internal built-in clearance and settlement of cryptocurrency including Bitcoin and Ethereum through its digital exchange in Hong Kong.

The company also plans to launch its digital exchange platform in Hong Kong in August for the trading of cryptocurrency and assets such as Bitcoin. By its August launch, the exchange will allow conversion of four pairs of cryptocurrency and fiat money: Bitcoin/U.S. dollar, Bitcoin/Australian dollar, Bitcoin/Renminbi, and Bitcoin/Hong Kong dollar. The exchange will expand to allow conversions of other digital currencies, including the company's own digital tokens that it plans to launch in the near future.

TiENPAY's services are currently set to cover eight countries and regions, including the United States, U.K., Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Russia and India. The company has plans to expand to cover 35 countries in five years.

"I've spent years traveling around the world and always had difficulty conducting currency conversions and cross-border transactions. I thought we should have something universal so that people don't need to wait for two weeks before receiving their money," Tien adds. "TiENPAY is exactly the answer to solve these kinds of headaches suffered currently by international travelers, residents of remote places and enterprises conducting cross-border transactions."

"After years of hard work, we are glad to mark the global launch of our innovative fintech product TiENPAY Wallet," said Victor Chow, co-founder and group chief operating officer of TiENPAY. "Business and individuals will find our wallet as the most convenient option as it has the capacity to connect to more than 350 payment gateway or aggregators like Visa, MasterCard, China UnionPay, WeChat and Alipay."

ABOUT TiENPAY:
Tracing its roots back to the first mobile phone mobile wallet in Australia in 1996, TiENPAY Limited is a leading global mobile wallet clearance and settlement platform. Founded by Singaporean entrepreneur and finance veteran William Tien and former Huawei executive Victor Chow, the company's operations include mobile wallet apps and a digital currency exchange. The company currently has operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Australia, U.S., U.K., India and Russia.




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What’s New for Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017




Shanghai, China, July 21, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Organized by UBM China, Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 is going to take place at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on September 5-7, 2017.  This year, the overall scale and the quality of the event will be superior to the previous one thanks to the debut of Interop in Shanghai. Cloud computing service and solution providers and networking enterprises will congregate to meet IT leaders like CIOs and CTOs from end users in finance, e-commerce, FMCG, retail, education, manufacture, rail transit, national defense, etc. A new round of discussion over cloud computing and networking' technical innovation and practical application is definitely to be brought by eminent speakers in China and foreign countries.

Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 will include various simultaneous activities like keynote speech, workshops, conference tracks, the enterprise CIO forum, matchmaking event, etc, which can further enhance the participation value for attendees and exhibitors. The exhibitors will both showcase the latest technical products and services and have a chance to interact with potential clients and their counterparts.

Eminent Speakers & Hot Topics
So far, many global eminent speakers have confirmed to share theirs insights and interpretation for cloud computing trend and practices at Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017. Conference tracks this year will focus on six parts: Industrial Application, Cloud Native Technologies & Practices, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Software Defined Data Center & Cloud Management Platform, Internet of Things+ and Cloud & Network Security. Part of the speakers are like the following:

— Jacky Zhang, Strategy Development GM, LeCloud;
— Song Lin, Project Manager/Data Scientist, Petrochina;
— Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, North America West, Red Hat;
— Richard Hou (PHD), Chief Cloud Strategy Consultant, Huawei;
— Shen Li, VP Engineering, PingCAP;
— Fang Li, Founder & CEO, CloudChef;
— Yuebin Shen, VP of R&D, Anchora Information Technologies, Ltd;
— Kai Zhou, Vice President, NSFocus;
— Uday Oali Pabrai, CEO, ecfirst;
— Haiming Yang, Chief Architect, JD.com.

Click here to see the updated conference agenda:
http://www.cloudconnectevent.cn/en-us/Agenda

Sponsors & Exhibitors At-a-Glance
Leading brands in cloud computing and networking industry will be seen at the exhibition area at Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 like Shanghai Yovole Networks lnc., Guangdong Hotwon Network Co.,Ltd, Beijing Big Data Group, Beijing Internet Harbor Co., Ltd., Ixia, FIBERHOME, Shanghai Cloudguarding Information&Technology Co.,LTD, OPEN01 TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, Singtel, PingCAP, Ping An Technology(Shenzhen)Co.Ltd, NSFOCUS Cloud, iTech Towers, ModuleTek, Zoho, Nubosh Technology Inc., DYXnet Group, iTrusChina Co.,Ltd., etc.

Click here and register to meet the above enterprises for free:
http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD17/exhibitionen/

You can also register to attend the conferences during Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 and the discount for conference tickets are still available till the commencement of the event. http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD17/en/

Contact Us:
Mr. Derren Gong
(86-21) 6157 7250
[email protected]

Mr. Alex Sun
(86-21) 6157 3948
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Ms. Kico Wang
(86-21) 6157 7241
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Isentia Appoints New Hong Kong GM And Expands With New Office Move




Hong Kong, July 21, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Global leading business Intelligence group Isentia (ASX:ISD) has appointed Alex Yu as General Manager for Hong Kong. He brings decades of experience leading media sales and B2B marketing initiatives in Hong Kong and mainland China. Alex will take ownership of managing Isentia's operation in Hong Kong and continually drive the business development in the region

Alex joined Isentia as the General Manager of Hong Kong in June 2017. He has deep insight in the media sales industry, media groups and mass media, including time with Maxus Communication, HK Cable TV, and JCDecaux Texon. He worked in the advertising sales team of Asia Inflight for 10 years, leading the sales team there to formulate sales strategies and drive business development. He has rich exposure in Hong Kong and China's B2B market and media industry.

In addition, to accommodate the rapid growth in the region, Isentia has moved the Hong Kong office to a more spacious location in the same area. With the acquisition of global content marketing agency King Content and press distribution service China Newswire in the past two years, Isentia has extended its offering from media monitoring and analysis to an all-around business intelligence solutions, by adding actions on real data intelligence.

"Our growth has been so exciting and more space is critical to continue to support that growth," said David Liu, Isentia Asia Chief Executive. "Alex's extensive industry knowledge in Media  and B2B marketing are going to help us accelerate the business development, and further enhance our market position in Hong Kong."

Alex Yu said "Hong Kong is a vital regional hub with an innovative marketing culture that provides great scope for growth in real data intelligence and the move to North Point will help further integrate Isentia's client offerings in the business intelligence industry, including press release, monitoring, analysis, and content marketing strategy, execution, amplification and measurement."

Isentia Hong Kong new office address:  Unit 2503, 25/F, K Wah Centre, 191 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong. Ph. +852 3664 2700

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About Isentia
Isentia is global leading business intelligence company, providing over 5,000 clients with information, analysis and advice 24/7/365. Isentia has more than 1,100 employees across 15 countries filtering information from over 5,500 print, radio and television media outlets and over 250 million online conversations per month. Our talented people, innovative search technology, comprehensive coverage and expert research provides the tools and insight to allow our clients to manage media relationships effectively, track and analyse issues of interest across all media, and discover and share valuable insights that drive smarter decisions.

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GSMA Announces Summit Speakers, Key Exhibition Feature Areas, and New Exhibitors, Partners and Sponsors



Shanghai, China, May 24, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The GSMA today highlighted new developments for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June – 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

The GSMA provided several updates, announcing the first confirmed speakers for the conference summit sessions, introducing new feature areas and enhancements to previously announced features, and confirming additional exhibitors, sponsors and partners participating in the annual Shanghai event. “First and foremost, we are continually working to expand and enhance our attendees’ experience at Mobile World Congress Shanghai,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Along with event favourites such as the Innovation City and 4YFN, we’re excited to present additional event feature areas that highlight current and future developments in mobile, such as drones, AR/VR and retail, among many others.”

First Summit Speakers Confirmed
For 2017, the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme will run for three days and will be held in Hall W3 of SNIEC. In addition to the keynote sessions, the conference incorporates 12 focused summits that will explore the latest industry trends, from connected cars to network evolution to augmented reality/virtual reality and more. The GSMA today announced the first confirmed speakers for the summits: Wednesday, 28 June

Data Security Summit

Chris Blundell, Partner, Head of TMT, Brunswick Group

Liz Brandt, CEO, Ctrl-Shift

MMIX Asia Summit

Neeraj Roy, Managing Director and CEO, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Yaron Jacobs, CEO, LKF Media Ltd.

Operator Evolution Strategies Summit

Cao Desheng, Director General, China Transport Telecommunications & Information Center

Alice Ramos, Group Head for Development, PLDT

Transforming Industries Summit

James Sha, Assistant Vice President, Acer Inc.

TS Anil, Head of Global Product Solutions, Visa

Thursday, 29 June Digital Consumer Summit

Ivan Chan, Managing Director and Transformation Lead, Greater China, Accenture Digital

Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO, mydala.com

Global Device Summit

Hasan Aula, Group CEO, Erajaya

Jian (Gina) Qiao, SVP and Co-President MDB, Lenovo

Internet of Things (IoT) Summit

Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President, AT&T

Leopold Beer, President, APAC, Bosch Sensortec

Network Evolution Summit

Masanori Kondo, Deputy Secretary General, APT

Alex Jinsung Choi, Chairman, Telecom Infra Project

Friday, June 30 Connected Vehicle Summit

Mario Weltermann, Head of Innovation China, Audi

Dino Flore, Director General, 5GAA

Enterprise & The Cloud Summit

Jack You, Senior Security Director, Huawei

Wu Jian, Vice President, New H3C

Future Tech Summit

Celestino Alvarez, CEO and Founder, Adele Robots

Bill Huang, CEO, CloudMinds

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Summit

Alvin Wang, China President, HTC Vive

James Fong, CEO, Jaunt China

For the full details of the conference programme, including the summits, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/conference. Mobile World Congress Shanghai Feature Areas

Mobile World Congress Shanghai will cover seven halls at the SNIEC, including an “Industry Exhibition”, which addresses the requirements of business users and will be open 28–30 June, as well as a four-day “Experience Exhibition” that showcases mobile devices, gadgets, innovative technologies and entertainment and will be open 28 June – 1 July. The exhibition will include a range of event features, including:

VR & AR Zone – The VR & AR Zone in Hall E1 will showcase the world of augmented reality and virtual reality, including new accessories and industry solutions, and will enable consumers to experience AR and VR first-hand. Within the VR & AR Zone, HTC Vive will bring together a range of partners and will also host the VIVE Pavilion to demonstrate a variety of life-like virtual reality experiences.

Drone Racing Competition and Drone Zone – Building on the successful launch in 2016, Mobile World Congress Shanghai will once again host the Drone Zone in Hall E2, which will feature international drone exhibitors, such as DJI, and the latest hardware and services for both the industrial and commercial drone markets. The International Drone Expo (IDE), organised with partner EJ Krause, will bring the latest drone developments to life. In an exciting new development for Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA will host its first drone racing tournament, with pilots from across China demonstrating their skills in “first-person view” (FPV) flying.

Future Retail Zone – New for 2017, the Future Retail Zone, in partnership with Cognizant, will present a unique futuristic shopping experience where attendees can pick up what they want and purchase the item automatically upon walking out without the hassle of queuing and checkouts.

GSMA Innovation City – The GSMA Innovation City will once again take centre stage in the Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition, located alongside the conference programme in Hall W3. Attendees will be immersed in technology-led experiences delivered by a host of partners, illustrating how mobile-connected products and services are improving the daily lives of citizens, enterprises and governments. Confirmed partners include Guiyang City Government, HID Asia Pacific, Huawei, KT Corporation, Lenovo, myFC, PayPal, Qvantel and SI-TECH. The Innovation City will also include the GSMA Members Pavilion, which highlights how the GSMA supports its members in driving innovation, with a focus on key programmes such as Internet of Things, Future Networks, and Identity. The Pavilion will also underscore the mobile industry’s leadership role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

4 Years From Now (4YFN) – 4YFN will return to MWC Shanghai in Hall W2, providing a platform that enables start-ups, investors and corporations to connect and launch new ventures together. This year, 4YFN will recruit 150 innovative start-ups who will have the chance to compete in the 4YFN Shanghai Awards 2017 for the best innovative project. Companies confirmed to exhibit in 4YFN are Daegu Technopark, Hong Kong Cyberport, the Institute for Information Industry and Qualcomm Technologies, as well as a delegation of 20 company representatives from Spain.

Newly Confirmed Exhibitors, Sponsors and Partners

In addition to the event features, GSMA announced several newly confirmed exhibitors and sponsors for Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including Channel VAS, Daimler, IDT, Institute for Information Industry, Qvantel, Samsung Electronics System LSI Business, SaneChips, Verizon and vivo, among others. Companies including BiTech, China Smart City Technology, Onkyo, Snasi Electronics, The9 Education and Tiansec have confirmed their participation in the Smart City Expo at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. For more information, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/exhibition/2017-exhibitors. The GSMA also announced that QQ.com has been confirmed as an Official Media Partner, joining Mobile World Live. Strategic Media Partners include C114, CCIDcom and Communications World.

Register and Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Registration to attend Mobile World Congress Shanghai is now open; for information on registration and pass types, please visit www.mwcshanghai.com/register-plan/register. For more information on the 2017 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including how to attend, exhibit, partner or sponsor, visit www.mwcshanghai.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai through our social media channels – follow us on Twitter at @GSMA and use #MWCS17, get regular updates through our LinkedIn Showcase Page at www.linkedin.com/company/mobile-world-congress-shanghai, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mwcshanghai. In China, you can follow us on Sina Weibo weibo.com/mwcshanghai or search “GSMA_MWCS” in WeChat. For additional information on GSMA social channels, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/about/contact/social-media.

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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences. For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com.

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Interop Debuts in China – To be Held with Cloud Connect China 2017 in September



Shanghai, China, May 15, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Cloud Connect China, organized by UBM China, has been successfully held for four consecutive years since 2013 and applauded by the people in the circle for its internationality and professionalism. The number of participants in the event grew from 1575 in 2013 to 3272 in 2016, which has qualified Cloud Connect China as one of the largest and most influential cloud computing events in China.

This year, Interop, one of the top events in global networking market with over 30 years' history, will debut in China and be held together with the 5th Cloud Connect China on September 5-7 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Under the name of Interop China, it is to assemble the most innovative tech leaders, bring about latest technical topics and inject new vitality to Cloud Connect China.

Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017, with the total display area of nearly 10,000sqm, will consist of keynote speech, conference tracks and an expo. It is estimated that approximately 6,000 professional visitors and audience will gather together to hear insights and analyses shared by global speakers about the trend and appearance of the current technology market.

Nowadays, there are growing opportunities towards China's cloud computing industry under the guidance of national policies such as "Made in China 2025","Internet+ Strategies" and it is imperative for enterprises in end user industry to set up a cloud computing system to meet their needs of transition. Thus, Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 will be an excellent platform bringing together IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers to focus on cloud computing's development, where global speakers will assemble to deliver speeches on innovative technologies and practical solutions to thousands of CIO, CTO, tech developers and end users from industries like finance, E-commerce, manufacture, FMCG, retail, education and medicine.

The key topics during the event will include SDN, OpenStack, Cloud Network Integration, Strategies &Practices, Data Technology& Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Native Technology & Application, Wireless& Mobility, Enterprise Infrastructure & Practices, Internet+: Industrial Cloud, Virtualization & Data Center, Information Security and IT Leadership. Domestic and overseas exhibitors of Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 will have a good chance of brand exposure through showcasing the latest products, technologies and services and meet the potential clients and even win a prize from one of the specialties "Top Cloud Connect Awards" which aims to applaud companies and people that have made great contributions to China's cloud computing industry with innovation and spirit. Moreover, the "Enterprise CIO Forum" and "Matchmaking Event" are still available this year, which are the other two specialties of Cloud Connect China, shortening the distance between exhibitors and buyers.

All of these simultaneous activities will maximize the participation value of exhibitors, sponsors and attendees and help them achieve the goal of being a leading one in cloud computing industry.

So, why not apply for participating in Interop & Cloud Connect China 2017 now?

Official Event Website:
http://www.cloudconnectevent.cn/en-us/index

Attendee Registration:
http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD17/en/

Visit Expo:
http://www.ubmconlinereg.com/CLOUD17/exhibitionen/

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China Money Network Launches Its China Unicorn Ranking



Beijing, China, May 9, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - China Money Network, the trusted news platform on China for millions of global investors, today launches its China Unicorn Ranking 2017, the most complete and up-to-date list of Chinese private companies valued at US$1 billion or more.

With 102 unicorns, a term used to describe the statistical rarity of such successful ventures, China has a unicorn herd worth US$435 billion, just shy of Belgium's gross domestic product (GDP). If Chinese unicorns were an independent nation, they would form the world's 26th largest economy.

"We are proud to announce our China Unicorn Ranking today, which is the result of months of research conducted by our hard-working team," says Nina Xiang, editor and founder of China Money Network. "The rise of unicorns is truly an epitome of our time, in which private capital has grown its power to unprecedented levels and technology continues to reshape our imaginations of the future."

In this debut ranking, the top ten spots are dominated by eight decacorns, a term used for private venture-funded companies worth over US$10 billion, including Alibaba's Ant Financial, smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc., ride sharing firm Didi Chuxing, Internet finance firm Lufax, peer review and group buying platform Meituan-Dianping, news app Toutiao, drone-maker DJI and Tencent Music.

The power of Chinese tech giant trio, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, commonly referred to as BAT, is also evident throughout the list. Thirteen unicorns worth US$124.51 billion are directly affiliated or controlled by the BAT, taking 29% of the total in terms of valuation. Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu each have 22, 13 and 10 unicorns under their belt, respectively.

Today, China Money Network is also releasing its ranking of Top 10 VCs Backing China's Unicorn Boom, which lists ten venture capital firms with the most unicorns in their portfolio. Sequoia Capital is the absolute winner, with 21 unicorns, while IDG Capital takes second place, with 15 unicorns in its portfolio. Matrix Partners China and Qiming Venture Partners tie for third place, each with 11 unicorns.

Amazingly, two non-Chinese firms made the list, with Singapore's Temasek Holdings and DST Global, headed by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, each having 10 and 9 unicorns, respectively.

"Unicorns are a good barometer for technology and venture capital markets, and the ability to identify and invest in unicorns is a true testament to investors' visions and foresight," adds Nina Xiang. "Our ranking of the Top 10 VCs Backing China's Unicorn Boom shows clearly that the best investors are also those that have invested in the most unicorns."

Readers are encouraged to find out more about the unique rankings here: https://www.chinamoneynetwork.com/2017/05/08/china-money-network-launches-its-china-unicorn-ranking-with-102-firms-worth-435b

ABOUT CHINA MONEY NETWORK:
China Money Network is the go-to source of information and intelligence for millions of global investors looking to invest in the Greater China region. Started in 2011 as an investment podcast, it has evolved into a Hong Kong-headquartered independent professional media company offering compelling services to investment institutions worldwide with millions of visitors monthly and growing rapidly.

China Money Network's services include real time coverage of China's venture capital, private equity and tech sectors; a top-rated audio/video podcast featuring prominent China-focused investment managers; an alternative investment manager database; offline events connecting top investors, a Chinese language platform ZhongguoJinrongTouziWang.com, and other value-added services bridging global investors with China opportunities.

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Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World Return to Hong Kong with Smart IoT and Cloud Security Streams



Hong Kong, China, April 21, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - An international line-up of industry-leading suppliers and expert speakers will be welcoming thousands of visitors to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on 24 -25 May, for the highly-anticipated return of Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World and premiere of Smart IoT and Cloud Security stream.

The co-located events will address the demand for knowledge and growth in the cloud, Internet of Things and data centre industries. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to test and compare solutions, products and services presented by over 150 international suppliers, such as Alibaba Cloud, Baishan Cloud, China Mobile, Digital Realty, Druva, Eaton Power, Emerson, Gemalto, HKT, Huayun, Microsoft, muRata, Oracle, Schneider Electric, Toten and Veeam.

Visitors will be invited to interact with the top experts from leading global firms including Airbnb, Asia Miles, Baidu Research, Bluetooth, DBS Bank, GoGoVan, Google, Groupon, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, HSBC, Interpol, Octopus, Sephora, Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, and Yahoo. The industry leaders, analysts and top technologists will be sharing first-hand advice and knowledge on key topics such as Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Security and Governance, FinTech, Energy Efficiency, Cost Management and DCIM.

New for 2017, Smart IoT arrives in Hong Kong, following on from its Singapore and London editions. A must-attend event for organisations looking to harness the power of the Internet of Things to transform their business. Visitors will discover the true value of IoT deployment. Smart IoT will present a world-leading conference programme and innovative exhibition floor.

In partnership with Smart City Consortium (SCC) and with the support of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a half-day session on information security will bring together government, regulators, the industry and academic experts from the region. What’s more to the Cloud Security stream, a dedicated theatre co-hosted with Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to cover hot issues such as cyber security, financial big data and other latest technology and innovation.

Data Centre World will feature a first for North Asia with a fully functioning Live Green Data Centre at the heart of the exhibition. Housing products from over 20 sponsors, the live interactive facility will showcase the practice complete implementations of products from cooling units and fans to cables and perimeter fencing.

On the importance of the events, Chris Brown, Event Director said “We are excited to move with and actively address the markets within the Asian cloud technology stack; Cloud Expo Europe, Smart IoT Hong Kong and Data Centre World, will present real-life business solutions to support the leading technology professionals in their future decision making. Attending should be a priority for innovative businesses that are looking to drive productivity and revenues.”

Covering the entire technology ecosystem, Cloud Expo Asia, Data Centre World, new for 2017, Smart IoT and Cloud Security stream, will deliver the inside scoop on the latest advancements in efficiency, capacity and reliability.

About CloserStill Media:
CloserStill Media specialises in international professional events chiefly in the technology markets, across five global territories – London, Frankfurt, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong. Listed by the Sunday Times as one of the ten fastest growing UK companies in terms of International Sales growth over the last three years, its portfolio includes some of the UK’s fastest-growing and award-winning events including Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World. Having delivered unparalleled quality and relevant audiences for all its exhibitions, CloserStill has been repeatedly recognised as a leading innovator with its teams and international events winning 22 major industry awards over the last 6 years in Europe and Asia including Best Marketing Manager – five times in succession – Best Trade Exhibition – four times, Best Launch Exhibition, and Rising Star – two years in succession – among others. CloserStill was also voted by the Association Exhibition Organisers members as the Most Respected Company in the exhibition Industry.

 

Cloud Expo Asia, Hong Kong www.cloudexpoasiahk.com
Data Centre World, Hong Kong www.datacentreworldhk.com
For more details, please contact:
Phoebe Au | +852 3753 8822 | [email protected]
Georgie May | +44 207 348 1850 | [email protected]

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