Singapore University of Social Sciences
Seminars and Info-Sharing Sessions

When Blockchain Meets Retail

July 26, 2017

Panel Members

Daphne NG
Founder & CEO, JEDTrade

Daphne notably spent close to 10 years in the corporate banking sector, starting from SME lending in the early years and then for most part of her banking career specializing in supply chain finance, receivables finance and trade credit insurance for large corporates and global MNCs. Trade finance is a subject matter close to her heart as she believes more companies can benefit from innovative solutions leveraged on important supply chain relationships. Currently, she is the Founder & CEO of JEDTrade – a digital trade finance solution; and Managing Director of Good Tree Partners – a training and management advisory firm. Daphne is a regular speaker at various trade and industry events, and a trade finance module partner and trainer for institutions and corporates. Daphne graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Business Administration and has a professional accreditation in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance.

Gary LOH
Executive Chairman, Sunmoon Food Company Ltd.

Mr. Gary Loh was appointed to the Board as a Non-Independent Director on 15 April 2007, as Deputy Chairman of the Board on 22 May 2007 and as Executive Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee on 1 July 2007 which was dissolved on 5 November 2013. He was appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board on 7 October 2013. Mr Loh is the Executive Chairman of First Alverstone Capital Ltd. He was the Director of Sales in UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd. Mr Loh graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & Economics) and NUS Business School with a Master in Applied Finance. He also completed Harvard Business School Owner/President Management (OPM) program.

QIAN Dejun
CEO & Founder, BitSE

Mr Qian Dejun has 12 years of working experience with IBM. He joined IBM as a senior sales representative and he is the youngest regional general manager and in charge of operation, business and government relations. He is a pioneer in digital assets and is well-experienced in bitcoin and blockchain technologies. He is the CEO and Founder of BitSE, and in 2014, the BitSE Blockchain Lab was launched, aiming to promote blockchain technology and development in the last 3 years. Dejun graduated from Fudan University with a bachelor degree in Computer Science.

Sunny LU
COO & Co-Founder, BitSE

Mr Sunny Lu has more than 6 years’ experience in the luxury consumption industry. He formerly worked as CIO at Louis Vuitton, China and he led the IS & T team to support business growth in more than 65 regions, including global/regional compliance planning and deployment. He is the head of BitSE’s VeChain project, which is BitSE’s blockchain-enabled cloud product management platform. Sunny graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

GUAN Chong
Head of Marketing Programme, School of Business, SUSS

Guan Chong is the Head, Marketing Programme in the School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) (formerly known as SIM University), Singapore, where she has been a faculty member since 2011. Chong completed her Ph.D in Marketing at Nanyang Business School, NTU, and her undergraduate studies in Marketing at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China.Her research interests lie in the area of online consumer decision making and social media. Her publications appear in leading journals such as Journal of Business Research, Telecommunications Policy, Psychology & Marketing, and DATABASE. She has also published several book chapters and presented her work at major conferences/forums. She had taught classes in research methods, statistics and marketing. She has consulted/conducted executive training on sharing economy, social media and other marketing strategies and practices.


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