Join us for a seminar with Dr. Zhang who will share various areas of data-driven innovation in retail — from customer analytics to fully autonomous shopping experiences. The seminar will also discuss perspectives on the dynamics of retail in different regions and how Chinese retail has actually been undergoing digital transformation faster than in the U.S. and elsewhere.
ZHANG, Wenzhong (Daniel), Ph.D., Stanford alumnus, leading Chinese entrepreneur, Founder and Chairman of Wumart/Dmall. Dr. Zhang has been dedicated to digital retail, online/offline integration, and retail business cooperation and development.
In 1994, Dr. Zhang founded China’s first modern supermarket chain, Wumart Stores in Beijing and one of the leading multi-banner retailers in China overseeing more than 1,800 multi-format stores nation-wide. In 2020, the Group’s total annualized revenue is over 100 billion RMB (eq. 16 billion USD). Wumart’s demonstrated success was centered around technology driven platforms used to modernize retail systems in China. Dr. Zhang’s academic background and expertise in the field of system engineering was also pivotal in Wumart’s accelerated growth.
Our public seminar series: Digital Transformation Among New and Traditional Industries in Asia begins Thursday, September 17, 2020 and continues weekly until November 19, 2020 with a final series keynote by Thomas Siebel, CEO C3.ai. All seminars will be held online via Zoom, 4:30 PM -5:50 PM, with informal networking following until about 6:30 PM (PST).