David Wolf is Managing Director, Global China Practice, at Allison+Partners, a San Francisco-based public relations firm. David has two decades of experience in China helping American, Chinese, and European clients manage complex communications challenges including market entry, policy and regulatory issues, new market entry, corporate reorganization, and crisis recovery. David spent seven years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wolf Group Asia (WGA), a Beijing-based strategic corporate communications advisory firm, prior to its acquisition by Allison+Partners at the end of 2012. WGA won both client and industry accolades and was named Asia-Pacific Boutique Consultancy of the Year by SABRE/Holmes Report in June 2012. David has lived in China since 1995 and now divides his time between Beijing and Los Angeles. David holds a Masters degree in International Management from Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management, and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis. He maintains a weblog named Silicon Hutong (http://www.siliconhutong.com). Visit his site at http//:www.wolfgroupasia.com
Barak has over 11 years experience in the Internet and Mobile industries in Mainland China and Israel. He Co-founded Meijob.com (http://www.meijob.com/), the leading job search engine in China and jipingmi.com (http://www.jipingmi.com/), the leading property search engine in China, and currently holds the position of Co-CEO in Meijob.com (http://www.meijob.com/), and servers in the board of directors of both companies. After less than a year of operation, Meijob.com (http://www.meijob.com/) is ranked the 1st of the vertical job search engines in China. Barak's main expertise is General Management, Marketing, Investor relations, and Online Product General Management.
Prior to Meijob, Barak was Customers marketing Manager in Orange Israel (PTNR). Barak lead the company to reduce its churn rate from 16% to 7% and lead the company to increase its mobile internet revenues from 2M$ to 23M$ within 2 years. Barak holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance and BA in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University.
Firat Uenlue is currently residing in Germany. His book titled 'Beyond Chimerica: Understanding the Dynamics' was published in 2011.
Born to Kurdish parents in Istanbul, Turkey his family moved to Germany when he was just four years old. In Germany he benefited from the generous education system and the friendliness of its people. Later on he graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Würzburg in 'Modern China'. He also spent time studying at China's famous Peking University, the National Taiwan University in Taipei and Yonsei University in Seoul.
He speaks seven languages and has travelled extensively through Asia and Europe and believes that careful study as well as on the ground knowledge is needed in order to fully assess the region.
Greg Weston is a San Diego-based attorney specializing in complex antitrust and real estate litigation, including class actions. For the last ten years he has consistently beat the S&P 500 with a strategy of buying undervalued technology stocks combined with shorting companies whose weak fundamentals are not reflected the price of their stock. He received his economics degree from Ohio State University and his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he had rare honor of being accepted to study at the age of 19.
Garland Pollard writes about media, branding and technology from Sarasota, Florida. His website BrandlandUSA.com is America’s authority on legacy brands. A native of Virginia and the former editor of Virginia Living magazine, by day he is Director of Communications for the Florida diocese of the Episcopal Church.
James Hill is a clinical assistant professor of radiology at the University of Southern California Medical School, and a patent lawyer and partner at McDermott Will & Emery.
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Currently doing investment strategy consulting for institutional investors
Undergraduate degree from Northwestern, Economics
Taught Advanced Financial Markets Class at a University in Chicago
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Harold L. Vogel, Ph.D., CFA, is CEO of Vogel Capital Management in New York City and former Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is author of Financial Market Bubbles and Crashes, 2nd ed (2017), Entertainment Industry Economics, (9th ed. 2015), and Travel Industry Economics, (3nd ed. (2016). Articles include "An Analytical Review of Volatility Metrics for Bubbles and Crashes (with R. Werner), International Review of Financial Analysis, March 2015.
Have been an investor for 60 years. Last 20 years have concentrated on biotechs. Have been senior exec with Shell and ITT before retiring 30+ years ago. My working areas were finance, informatics and international management. Taught MBA courses in management, informatics and communications. Speak French and Spanish plus some German.