Digital Transformation, East Vs West - part of the Live Lounge Podcast Series

  • When:
    Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Where:
    JLL Office (Please bring your ID / passport for the access to the office building.), 仲量联行上海办公室 (兴业太古汇香港兴业中心一座22楼)
    22/F, HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui, No. 288, Shimen Yi Road
  • Price:
    RMB 150 including drinks and snacks. Members only.


What does Digital Transformation mean? How do organisations decide where to begin and what does it look like in practice? Join the British Chamber Shanghai Marketing Focus Group's second “Live Lounge Podcast Series” panel discussion event at JLL office in HKRI Taikoo Hui. We will talk with a panel of experts and unpack the global picture of digital transformation. 

The session will provide the audience with abroad overview of digital transformation, what it means in China vs the western world and how to approach change within your own business (operation, marketing, recruiting, etc.) 

The session is a recorded event and will be edited and uploaded to our podcast platform.

Running Order

  • 6.30-7.00pm Registration & Networking
  • 7.00-7.10pm Opening Introduction
  • 7.10-8.10pm Panel Discussion, Q&A
  • 8.10-8.30pm Networking

Venue Sponsor                       Creative Sponsor                    Wine Sponsor

jll               JWDK           SJP  



Live Lounge Events in 2018

  • Wednesday, 6 June: The future of the workplace
  • Tuesday, 13 November: How to launch a foreign brand in China
  • Wednesday, 21 November: Digital disruption in the leisure industry
  • Thursday, 6 December: What do Chinese consumers want?

No-show Policy: Please note you must cancel your reservation in writing to the event contact staff 24 hours in advance. No-shows without prior notification will be charged a no-show fee of RMB100. 

Walk-in Policy: Please note that members who attend the event without prior reservation will be charged an extra walk-in fee of RMB50 if spaces are still available.

Speaker Introduction

Jill Smith (Moderator)

Managing Director, China Iris Worldwide

Jill Smith is Managing Director for Greater China for Iris Worldwide, a global creative and consulting agency.

Jill joined Iris with over 10 years of diverse experience. Having previously worked with start-ups, art agencies and world class brands in the US, Canada and Asia. She has a background in transformation and creative strategy.

Shin Gern Sam

Vice President of Product & Marketing, Seedlink

Shin Gern SAM leads the Product & Marketing team at Seedlink, a scale-up company that augments Human Resources with Artificial Intelligence. Since joining Seedlink in 2016, Sam has overseen the rapid expansion of the organisation into Europe and North America, and he continues to guide the company to even greater success through his, and his team’s, efforts.

Prior to joining Seedlink Sam led the global marketing analytics practice at Silicon Valley-based Upwork, the largest freelancing platform in the world. There he was responsible for the growth of the website by finding the freelancers with the most in demand skills that matched with client needs globally.

Steven Parker

Partner, KPMG

Steven Parker is a KPMG Shanghai Partner leading KPMG China’s digital audit transformation and its centralised audit delivery platform. Steven has been working with KPMG China since 2001 and is both a former Treasurer and Vice Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai.

Brian Wang

Area Marketing Director of Oral and Skin Health, Greater China, GSK

Brian is a seasoned marketing professional with 12+ years of marketing experiences in MNCs: seven years in GSK, two years in Nokia, two years in Gillette, and two years in Bates Advertising. He has extensive and solid experiences in brand marketing and trade marketing across different industries. Having track records in new product development, new product launch, and 360 marketing communications, Brian also knows well all different stages of business: turn-around, brand re-stage, and growth acceleration. 

Event contact

Hilary Wu