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Thursday, August 8, 2019

1+1 Lecture Toronto: Opportunities Created by the Digital Environment in China

We cordially invite you to attend our exclusive 1+1 Lecture Opportunities Created by the Digital Environment in Toronto on August 8, 2019.

About the lecture

The new oil that may drive economies and growth in the future is data – particularly digital data. Companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent (collectively referred to as ‘BAT’) are already using their access to data to launch different, previously unexplored business opportunities. As China enters a new stage as a developing nation, there are numerous opportunities for many other firms to innovate, create, and capture value in China’s large digital environment, which will have implications for the rest of the world. In this lecture, we explore how organizations in China have responded to the current digital environment and consider how existing business models have evolved to manage the challenges of potentially disruptive innovation from the digital environment. We then examine how organizations have responded by creating new structures and new people processes in preparing to take full advantage of potential opportunities in the digital space.


Prof. Weijiong Zhang
CEIBS Vice President and Co-Dean
Professor of Strategy
Member of the Academic Council

Dr. Byron Lee
CEIBS Assistant Professor of Management

About Dr. Byron Lee

Dr. Byron Y. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Management at CEIBS. He received his PhD in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto. Dr. Lee’s main research interests are in strategic compensation, strategic human resource management, corporate social responsibility, and industrial relations. He has published in journals such as Industrial Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Labor Research and Contemporary Economic Research. Dr. Lee is also the recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award in Employee Participation and Ownership from the Academy of Management.

Who should attend?

Friends of CEIBS, alumni and professionals who are interested in enrolling in our MBA, Global EMBA or EMBA programs

Date: August 8, 2019 at 19:00- 22:00
Location: Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, Museum Crescent Room
188 University Avenue, Toronto, Canada
Language: English


19:00-19:30        Registration & Networking
19:30-19:45        Welcome address by CEIBS Vice President and Co-Dean Zhang Weijiong & Alumni Sharing
19:45-21:15        Exclusive 1+1 Lecture by Prof. Byron Lee 
21:15-22:00        Networking

Please email Ms. Shelley NIE nshelley@ceibs.edu to register or for any enquiries.

What is 1+1?

CEIBS launched the 1+1 Project, a series of lectures hosted by leading faculty across continents, in 2017. The audience for these invitation-only lectures is comprised of our alumni and friends of CEIBS. Each participant is encouraged to bring with them a ‘plus one’ who is also a qualified prospect for our MBA or Global EMBA programs.

The core objectives of the 1+1 lecture series are to further strengthen engagement with our international alumni and provide attendees with the opportunity to play their part in helping to shape the future student bodies at CEIBS.

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