Former Head of Europe for Alibaba, James is an engaging speaker on how Alibaba has become so dominant. In the West companies ask themselves how they can own a certain category or sector and think from a “profit first” view. In China, the biggest companies ask what big business problems need solving and how they can solve them. Taking an ecosystem approach, they ask how they can facilitate all the different pieces of any business environment, and how they can draw in many third parties to share in this ecosystem and ultimately to share in the rewards.
All speaking topics are underpinned by the radical business models developed and adopted by Alibaba. These models are being used outside the original proving ground of eCommerce with equal success across multiple industries. They give insight into better business paradigms and the future of business, eCommerce, Alibaba and Amazon.