Technology & Innovation Trends 2022: Voices from VCs, Startups, Corporates

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 1:30 – 3:30 AM UTC

As the acceleration of business digitalization continues in the post-Covid world, what will be the key drivers in the tech and innovation space that impact our businesses in 2022?

In-person event
Panel Discussion

About this event

AmCham Shanghai's Tech & Innovation Committee invites you to a lively discussion of the tech & innovation trends 2022 at 9:30-11:30 am, March 16th at AmCham Shanghai Conference Center.

At the session, speakers from VC, corporate, startup and academia will provide a 2022 outlook intothe top trends in the fields of big data, cloud and edge computing, AI, IoT, and metaverse. They will also share their thoughts on the investment and regulatory environment that is directing technology development and adoption.


Erik Walenza -CEO, IoT ONE Inc.

Erik Walenza is the CEO of IoT ONE Inc., the Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Smart Factory Task Group (SFTG), and the Shanghai Director of Startup Grind. IoT ONE is a leading source of information and insight regarding Industrial Internet of Things vendors and solutions. Companies work with IoT ONE to develop their customer bases, partner ecosystems, and innovation strategies. As Chair of the IIC SFTG, Erik works with IIC members to reduce the risk for early adopters of Industrial IoT technologies in manufacturing. Through Startup Grind Erik supports the development of Shanghai's innovation ecosystem.

Samuel Ngai -Vice President of Innovation Center, Danaher China

Prior to Danaher, Samuel served as the Asia-Pacific Corporate Development and Integration Lead at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to his assignments in Asia, Samuel was a M&A and venture capital (VC) professional in Silicon Valley, with experience spanning across US, Europe and Asia. Early in his career, Samuel worked as a strategy consultant in the US health care industry and as a lab researcher at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).

Shameen Prashantham -Professor of International Business and Strategy & Associate Dean, CEIBS

Dr. Shameen Prashantham is a Professor of International Business and Strategy and Associate Dean (MBA) at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. Prior to joining CEIBS, he taught at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) China and the University of Glasgow. He pursued doctoral and post-doctoral research at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mingke Luo -Co-founder & CEO,

Oscar Ramos -Managing Director, Chinaccelerator

Oscar Ramos, an entrepreneur-turned-investor, is Partner at SOSV, Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, and Partner at MOX. Chinaccelerator is the cross-border internet arm of venture capital fund SOSV ($1.1B AUM), where Oscar invests broadly across enterprise SaaS and cross-border internet startups, manages the accelerator program, and serves on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies. In his current role, Oscar has made investment decisions and helped accelerate the growth of 160+ startups. 

Check out what happened


1:30 AMOpening & Introduction
1:35 AMPresentations
2:35 AMPanel discussion
3:20 AMAudience Q & A


  • Erik Walenza-Slabe

    IoT ONE

    Chapter Founder/ Mentor

  • Tatia Chao

    Team Member

  • Marian Danko



  • Sunny Ting

    BI X (a part of Boehringer Ingelheim)


  • Mingai Zhu

    Chapter Director

  • Maxy Zou

    Core Team