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Programme

8th Workshop on EU-China Relations in Global Politics

‘Coping with Disruption:
Dimensions of Digitalisation in Europe and Asia’
Singapore, 13–15 March 2019

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DAY 1 – Wed, 13 March 2019 – The Westin Singapore

19.00   Reception – The Westin Singapore – 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961

Welcoming Remarks

  • Dr. Peter HEFELE, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP), Hong Kong SAR / PR China.

Opening Remarks

  • H. E. Karsten WARNECKE, Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

Keynote Speech – Singapore’s Digital Vision

  • Prof. POON King Wang, Director Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore.

DAY 2 – Thu, 14 March 2019 – The Westin Singapore

08.30   Registration – Westin Singapore – 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961

09.00   Introduction to Workshop & Method

  • Maximilian RECH, Programme Director and Assistant Professor for International Affairs, ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai.

09.15   Session 1 – Digitalisation of Energy and Resource Systems

–            Dr. Maria FRANCESCH, Principal Consultant of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP)
Presentations (each 10 min)
–            Dr. Giorgio CARIDI, LUMSA University. E-governance & Sustainable Management: How to Improve Consumption by Using E-Government Systems in Companies.

–            Gabriela RADU, Independent Researcher. Cloud IoT Adoption in the Energy Industry.

–            Meena BILGI, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (WOCAN). Natural Resources Management and Digitalization – A case for Women Farmers in India.

Questions & answers

–            Felisa FALCON, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP). Improving Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of the Green Climate Fund Through Digitalization.

–            Evangejelia SALI, Fudan University. The Geopolitics of Energy Digitalisation and the Implications for EU-China Relations.

–            Dr. WANG Xiaoguang, China University of Petroleum (Beijing). Riding the Wave of Digitalization – Chinese National Oil Companies’ Approaches.

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

10.30   Coffee Break

11.00   Session 2 – Digital Governance & Smart City Management (I)

–            Dr. Detlef SPRINZ, Senior Scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany (PIK)
Presentations (each 10 min)
–            Prof. XU Yang, Peking University. Public Transportation in Smart City Management based on Mass Customization.–            Dr. Ali CHESHMEHZANGI, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Smart City Governance and Divergence of Institutional Structures and Arrangements: The Case of China.

Questions & answers

–            Waltraut RITTER, Knowledge Dialogues and University of Hong Kong. Data Governance in Cities: The Politics of Urban Data Management.

–            Dr. Maria FRANCESCH, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP). Technological Innovation and Climate Resilience for the Greater Bay Area of China.

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

12.30   Lunch

14.00   Session 3 – Digitalisation of Financial Markets and Investment

–            Dr. Sonia CHIKH M’HAMED, Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator at ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai.
Presentations (each 10 min)
–            Dr. SHENG Jin, National University of Singapore, Centre for Banking and Finance Law. Cryptocurrency and FinTech Related Financial Risk: An International Perspective.

Questions & answers

–            Dr. Andrei RADULESCU, Macroeconomic Research of Banca Transylvania and Researcher at Romanian Academy. Digital Revolution and Equity Risk Premium – Recent Developments in China, Germany and USA.

–            Prof. Harvinder SINGH, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (India). Reviewing the Data Localisation Norms for Fin Tech companies in India and China

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

15.30   Coffee Break

16.00   Session 4 – Digital Manufacturing Strategies and the Internet of Things

–            Waltraut RITTER, Knowledge Dialogues and University of Hong Kong. Data Governance in Cities: The Politics of Urban Data Management.
Presentations (each 10 min)
–            Dr. Frauke AUSTERMANN, ESSCA School of Management. Digitalisation and Agile Methods: A Question of Culture?Questions & answers-            Prof. ZHANG Junhua, European Institute for Asian Studies. Europe and Huawei’s 5G – The Implication of the Emergence of Two Digital Systems and Beyond.

Questions & answers

–            Dr. ZHAO Wei, Institute for Pearl-River-Delta Reform & Development (IPRD) / Centre d’Economie de Paris Nord and Maximilian RECH, ESSCA School of Management. Manufacturing Strategies of Nations and the Varieties of Capitalism: Perspective on China Germany, Japan and the United States.

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

17.30   Meeting in Lobby & Departure – Bus transfer to venue

18.00   Dinner Empress’ Restaurant

DAY 3 – Fri, 15 March 2019 – The Westin Singapore

08.30   Registration – Westin Singapore – 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961

09.00    Session 5 – Digital Governance & Smart City Management (II)

–            Dr. Peter HEFELE, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP), Hong Kong SAR / PR China
Presentations (each 10 min)
–            Dr. Nikola ZIVLAK, EMLyon Business School, Shanghai, China. Smart Cities along the Belt and Road –  Digital China Education Town in Changle, Fujian

–            Dr. Sonia CHIKH M’HAMED, ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai. Digitalisation and the Rise of Fintech in China: Implications and Regulatory Policies.

Questions & answers

–            Prof. XI Zhenyan, Sichuan University. The Construction of Smart Cities in China – A Case Study of Chengdu.

–            TSANG Ching KaCharles David ICASIANO, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University Singapore. and Mary Ann QUIRAPAS, National University Singapore. Public-Private Partnerships on Smart Surveillance in Singapore

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

10.30   Coffee Break

10.45   Session 6 – Digital Governance & Smart City Management (III)

–            Dr. Frauke AUSTERMANN, Research Fellow of the EU-Asia Institute, ESSCA School of Management.
Presentations (each 10 min)
–            Dr. Una Aleksandra BĒRZIŅA-ČERENKOVA, Riga Stradins University China Studies Centre. The rise of the APP-based Medicine in China in the Context of the Yi/Li Debate (义利之辨)

–            Prof. Andreea GRIGOROVSCHI, Strasbourg National School of Architecture. and Cristiana MAZZONI UMR AUSser 3329 (MC-CNRS). E-governance and exploratory scenarios for smart and liveable mobility projects.

Questions & answers

–            Krithika SUBRAMANIAN, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Public Health Management – An analysis of the SARS Outbreak of 2003 in Beijing and the Impact of Digital Health Systems in Combating Future Outbreaks.

–            HAO Nan, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Big Data + Poverty Alleviation: China’s Precisely Targeted Poverty Alleviation — A Case Study on Guizhou Province.

Moderated discussion with questions & answers

 

12:15   Concluding Remarks

  • Dr. Peter HEFELE, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia Pacific (RECAP), Hong Kong SAR / PR China & Maximilian RECH, ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai.

12:30   Lunch & UACES Best Paper Award

  • Dr. Frauke AUSTERMANN, Associate Researcher at the ESSCA EU-Asia Institute

14:00   Study Trip to the Info-Communications Media Development Authority.

  • Venue: 10 Pasir Panjang Road #03-01, Maple Tree Business City, Singapore 117438.

18.00   Farewell Dinner

20.00   End of Workshop & Departure of Participants

For inquiries, please e-mail assistant-shanghai@essca.fr.

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