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Miao Qing

General Manager of Kronos Greater China

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Max Miao has responsibility for Kronos business operations in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan. In his role as general manager, Max has responsibility for business development, strategic planning and overall business operations of all key functions including: sales, channel operations, marketing and service and support.

Max has over 20-years’ experience of managing the Asian regions of large multinational organizations and has a strong track record of translating global strategies to deliver success in local markets.

Before joining Kronos in xxx, Max held several senior management positions in large global organizations, including the Asian Vice President of Compuware and President of QAD, Greater China. He has built a strong reputation in the region based on his industry expertise, in-depth customer service acumen and market understanding.

His ability to create and lead strong management teams led to recognition from Business Week in 2006 and 2007 in its Fast 100 Companies Awards, thanks to QADs innovative strategies and thinking. Personally, he has also been recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Managers and Leaders of Chinese management software companies by ERP World and the Chinese Software Industry.

Max has a keen personal interest in researching Eastern and Western management culture. He combines his years of experience in the management software industry with his knowledge gained in human resource management and development, to advocate the integration of Western Digital performance-driven management practices with China’s more humanistic management approach. His own style is a blend of Western management methods and Chinese culture. He has published articles on staff motivation, team building and corporate strategy in several leading Chinese management publications.

Max Miao holds an Executive Master of Business Administration and a Master of Engineering.


Xu Zheng

Founder, CEO of Cofound Innovation Center

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Founder, CEO of Cofound Innovation Center, Executive coach of Vistage China. He has worked as  VP of GE China, GM of GE Innovation Center (Xi’an). And before GE, he has been worked for IBM China for 10 years. He has rich experience of organization strategy, transformation, leadership development and management practices, for MNCs and local enterprises.

Xu is author of some business magazine such as Business Review, he is author of the book “Dancing with Elephant, studying transformation from IBM”, and “Six elements of enterprise transformation”.

Michael Wang

Michael Wang

Independent Consultant

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Michael has held IT leadership positions including IT Director of Ajisen Raman China, Starbucks China, CIO and Vice President of Supply Chain of Pangu Restaurant.

He has rich experience in ERP and lean production system projects for creating efficient enterprise supply chain; successfully implementing CRM, digital marketing, customer-oriented technological innovation projects to lead the digital transformation of enterprises; and has leadership experience in multiple labor management, online learning and performance management projects to build an efficient organization.

He is currently focusing on providing consulting services based on product design and scenario design for business to business science and technology start-ups.

Tom Xu

Tom Xu

Compensation and Benefits Manager, Cooper Standard Asia Pacific

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Tom is currently responsible for the compensation and benefits planning and management of the Asia Pacific region to support the organization’s strategy. He is experienced in human capital management, HR policy and process integration and HR system implementation.

Before joining Cooper Standard, He has worked for Aon and Mercer for years in areas including benefits consulting and implementation, customer relationship management and project management.

Tom is a certificated PMP(Project Management Professional), holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Information System from Shanghai University.

Freedom Zhue

Freedom Zhu

Business partner, Allpku Consulting

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Freedom Zhu has worked for Chinese Airlines Group, Xerox, Randstad and a number of the world’s top 500 multinational companies. He has great experience on organization development, M&A, strategic planning etc. In 2011, he obtained the qualifications of independent directors of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

He is committee member of The Shanghai Youth Federation, author of Human Capital Management and serves as director of several high growth enterprises.


Yang Wei Guo

Dean of School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China                                                

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Yang is professor of labor Economics; Doctoral Supervisor; Deputy director, China Institute of employment studies, Renmin University of China; Distinguished researcher of Beijing Human Resources Research Center.

He is also member of SHRM (2001-2003), Member of the European Economic Society (Brussels) (2000-2002), U.S. State Department VIP program visiting scholar in 2005, Sino German DAAD-PPP project, Aus Knapp Luc University visiting scholar in 2005-2006.

Yan is an  expert in strategic HR management, theory and policy of labor economy etc. He has provided strategic HR consulting for large enterprises in diversified verticals.

Huang Pei

Dr. Huang Pei

CEO, Editor in Chief of E-Works

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Dr. Huang Pei has more than 20 years experience in the field of manufacturing IT software and services. He has provided consulting service for hundreds of enterprises and has won the Second prize of national science and technology progress.

Dr. Huang Pei is committee member of the Ninth, the Tenth National Youth, Hubei Province Youth, China Institute of mechanical engineering, adjunct professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.


Winnie Yuan

Independent Consultant

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Winnie has more than years experience in organization development, HR strategy, workforce planning and development, and performance management. She has extensive experience implementing human capital management strategy and process with IT tools and solutions. She worked for a multinational dining company for 18 years and for another local dining enterprises for over 6 years, in executive level HR roles.

Peng Jianzhen

Kevin Peng

Deputy Secretary General of China Chain Store Association and Deputy Secretary General of China ECR Committee

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Kevin Peng has more than 10 years experience in human resources development, education, retail industry innovation, supply chain, category management, industry loss prevention and other retail technology research.

Mr. Peng is responsible for the establishment and construction of the China University of Chain Enterprise Alliance, the current union of more than 100 chain of corporate university members. Mr. Peng is responsible for the Chinese chain of corporate alliance activities planning and day-to-day operations, organization of the enterprise enterprise on the internal talent training, and curriculum planning.

Mr. Peng worked with Accenture China to develop Asia’s first online training course on retail management, “CCFA Registered Category Manager Training”, and led the development of China Franchise Association’s franchise series and retail series to train more than 40 courses; responsible for the number of Chinese chain management associations (China Chain Enterprises Human Resources Summit Forum; China Retail Category Management Forum; China Retail Industry Loss Prevention High-level Seminar, etc.).

He contributed to “China’s voluntary chain of the status quo and trends”, “Food Supplier Quality Review Guide”, “Commercial Franchise – Franchisee Investment Guide”, “China Retail Category Management Implementation Guide”, and Retail damage prevention strategy”, among other books and publications.

In 1999, he received a master’s degree from Renmin University of China.

Xue Xiaojin

James Xue

Presales Manager, Kronos Greater China

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James Xue has more than 10 years experience in consulting and implementing Human Capital Management and Workforce Management solutions in the manufacturing, retail & hospitality industries. He has provided solutions to customers like SCT, Danone, VIPShop, Chimelong, Hengda Hotel, Medtronic, Coach, and Johnson & Johnson.