CEOs view digital entertainment puzzle

SHANGHAI: Imagine a world that is always interconnected, a world filled with people linked to one another through devices so intuitive they figure out your needs before you even lay a finger on them.

What would a home in such a world look like?

"The natural trend is now going from indoor to outdoor and from bigger to smaller products," said Kei Kodera, chairman of Sony China, speaking during the 15th China Daily CEO Roundtable.

Held at Shanghai's Grand Hyatt hotel, a group of 35 top industry executives discussed the future of digital entertainment in China.

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China Daily CEO Roundtable


About China Daily CEO Roundtable

As a service by China Daily for the global business community, China Daily CEO Roundtable is a by-invitation network of government leaders, CEOs and senior executives of FORTUNE 500 and China's largest companies, for the collective learning and sharing of executive insights on China's strategic issues relating to its economy, business and social developments.

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Previous Sessions

No. Topics Date
1 China's Regions: Towards Balanced Development April 20, 2004
2 Taking Pulse of China's Economy Growth May 25, 2004
3 The Role of HK in Building China's Financial System July 19,
4 Entertaining the Nation August 26, 2004
5 Globalizing Chinese Brands August 31, 2004
6 Life Style China Nov. 12, 2004
7 China:2005 and Beyond Dec 3,
8 Road Ahead for MNC Feb. 25, 2005
9 China-Asia Business Partnership: Implication for Multinationals March 29, 2005
10 Auto Sector Growth Sustainable April 28, 2005
11 Corporate Social Responsibility in China May 13, 2005
12 2020 The World's Shanghai June 17, 2005
13 Economic integration drives growth in Asia June 24, 2005
14 Nation's healthcare reform examined August 26, 2005
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The 15th China Daily CEO Roundtable

Honourary Chairmen

Mr. Kei Kodera
Chairman, SONY (China) Ltd

Lead Discussant

Mr. Piet Coelewij
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Philips Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

  Mr. Alexander Wan
Executive Editor, China Daily CEO Roundtable
List of Delegates
Name   Campany   Title  
Mr. Guo Yu Baidu Director, User Experience Design  
Dr. Edward Tse Booz Allen Hamilton
Managing Director, Greater China  
Mr. Yasuhide Tamegai
Canon (China) Co., Ltd Senior Vice President & East China Headquarters Chief Representative  
Mr. Jay Rothstein

China Venture Films, LLC Producer  
Ms. Shen Ying CTR Market Research General Manager of Media & Brand Research  
Ms. Ying Yeh
Eastman Kodak Company Chairman, Greater China Region  
Mr. James Luo
Ericsson Limited Director of Communications, Asia PacificEricsson Group Function Communications  
Mr. Ye Nan
  Global Entrepreneur Magazine   Senior Editor  
Prof. Patrick Whitney Illinois Institute of Technology Director, Institute of Design  
Ms. Janet Shanberge
  L.E.K. Consulting Limited Managing Director  
Dr. Peter Weigand Micronas Semiconductor R&D (Shanghai) Co., Ltd Chairman  
Mr. Wing-Dar Ker Microsoft Global Technical Support Center General Manager, Greater China Region  
Mr. Leo Lui Shanghai Media Partners International Ltd. CEO  
Mr. Andrew Y. Wu Sony BMG Music Entertainment (PRC) Inc. Representative Office Chief China Representative  
Mr. Lin Hao Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (China) Co., Ltd Director, Market Unit--East  
Ms. Li Xi SONY (China) Limited General Manager, Public Relations & Corporate Communications  
Mr. Alastair Campbell Thomson S.A. Beijing Representative Office President, China  
Mr. Gary Wang Founder  
Mr. Liang Gang Triworks (Asia) Ltd President  
Mr. Y. C. Chao TSMC (Shanghai) Company Limited President  
Mr. Lin Song United ITV, Inc. Vice President  
Mr. Stanley Cheung The Walt Disney Company (Shanghai) Limited Executive Vice President & Managing Director  
Mr. Dan Zhang Warner Bros. Consulting Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Director, Online/Mobile, China  
Mr. Joseph Chow Wharf COL (Shanghai) Limited Director & General Manager  
Mr. Larry Lee China Daily Executive Vice President, East China  
Mr. Zhou Li China Daily Producer, China Daily CEO Roundtable