Tencent: The Story from the Start-Up Phase to the Present

David Wallerstein, Senior Executive Vice President,Tencent

In a fireside chat, David will reflect with the moderator (Richard Dasher, Director of US-ATMC) and the audience on Tencent’s rapid growth over the past 12 years until the present.  What were the challenges faced by this China- based start-up company in growing from founder stage to over 15,000 employees?  How did the Chinese environment make those challenges unique? How did Tencent create a “platform strategy” from its initial instant messaging service focus?  And of course, what is Tencent doing now, in China and across Asia?

Thursday, September 29, 2011 | 4:15 pm — 5:30 pm
Skilling Auditorium, Stanford University

US-Asia Technology Management Center