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Turning Crisis into Opportunity - Smart Cinema Hits Warp Speed

Speaker: Dr. Jack GAO 

Date: May 28, 2020, Thursday

Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (Beijing Time)

Language: English

Online Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TUktycEXQmq42W5_GSNSOg




I took no doubt that this crisis would considerably accelerate the consumer's lifestyle transitions from the "physical" to the "mobile" and our startup SMART CINEMA (Mobile Movie Theatre), a direct-to-consumer mobile platform devoted to exhibiting theatrically released movies, should step up and play much bigger roles to serve the demands. As of today, Smart Cinema has screened almost 500 new theatrical films and extended its services from Greater China to North America and South Korea. "I do like what Andy Grove said: Bad companies are destroyed by crisis. Good companies survive them. Great companies are improved by them." and have busily been preparing for the days after Covid-19.


About the Speaker

Dr. Jack Q. GAO, Founding Partner and CEO of "Smart Cinema"

During 2015-2017, Dr. Gao was CEO of International Investments and Operations, Wanda Cultural Industry Group, and also Interim CEO of Legendary Entertainment in Hollywood during 2017.  

Previously, Dr. Gao was Senior Vice President for News Corporation and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NYSE: NWS, 2006~2014) and CEO, NWS China Investments as well as CEO, Star TV China Co. 

Earlier, Dr. Gao was President of Microsoft China (NASDAQ: MSFT), General Partner of Walden International and Corporate Vice President and President of Emerging Geographies for Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).


Fireside Chat Panelist Speakers:

Prof. Gordon LAM, Director, CIDE, CUHKSZ

Prof. Robert P. LEE, Chairman, AAMA Silicon Valley

Mr. S.C. MAK, President, AAMA Pearl River Delta Group