YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2017
10-11 DECEMBER 2017 HONG KONG
HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
GRAND HYATT HONG KONG
Michael Gold
Editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Michael Gold is an editor in the thought leadership team at The Economist Intelligence Unit, based in Hong Kong, and the editor-in-charge of the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index programme. His main areas of focus include Asian social trends and institutions, innovation and technology. Significant projects he’s led include in-depth reports of education-related philanthropy trends in Asia-Pacific, technology uptake by companies in China and the changing concept of value in Taiwanese healthcare. He also serves as the research head for Pride & Prejudice, The Economist Group’s ongoing global initiative exploring LGBT rights in the workplace.

Michael joined The Economist Group in October 2015 from Reuters, where he was a Taipei-based correspondent covering various topics, in particular social movements, culture and the technology industry. Prior to this he was a reporter and editor for the Global Times in Beijing. He has also contributed to The Beijinger, the Los Angeles Times and The Economist.

A native of Silicon Valley, Michael received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology at Yale University before turning his career to greater China. He speaks fluent Mandarin and holds certificates in Chinese language from Beijing Language and Culture University, Middlebury College and the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University.

 

OUR SPEAKERS
Alex Rappaport
Co-Founder & CEO, Flocabulary
Anthony Salcito
VP of Worldwide Education, Microsoft
Bruce Rodrigues
Deputy Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
Carol Dweck
Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Cherie Blair CBE, QC
Chancellor, Asian University for Women; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Clive Lee
Chief Executive Officer, Yidan Prize Foundation
Dr Charles Chen Yidan
Founder, the Yidan Prize
Dr Qian Tang
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Ellen Pinchuk
Deputy CEO, Mikhailov & Partners;
former correspondent for Bloomberg News TV and bureau-chief for CTV Canada in Moscow
H.E. Dr. Ahmed AI Eissa
Minister of Education, Saudi Arabia
Jaime Saavedra
Senior Director, Education,
The World Bank Group
Jan Smejkal
Head of China and APAC, Startup Grind
John McDermott
Public Policy Editor,
The Economist
John Wood
Founder, Room to Read
Jonathan Schor
CEO, CodeMonkey
Koichi Saito
Founder & General Partner, KK Fund
Li Yuan
Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Lord Jim Knight
Chief Education and External Officer
Tes Global Ltd
Martin Lau
President, Tencent Holdings
Matt Greenfield
Managing Partner, Rethink Education
Miho Taguma
Senior Policy Analyst/ Project Manager of the OECD Education and Skills 2030, Early Childhood and School Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
Peter Lewis
Presenter of “Money Talk”,
RTHK Radio 3
Prof Fernando M. Reimers
Professor of the Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Richard Baraniuk
Founder and Director, OpenStax
Ryan Craig
Co-Founder, Managing Director, University Ventures
Sandeep Murthy
Partner, Lightbox
Stanley Buchesky
Partner and Founder, EdTech Fund
Vicky Colbert
Founder, Fundacion Escuela Nueva
Yves Daccord
Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross