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Prof. Bill Roscoe Elected as A Member of Advisory Committee for World Internet Conference

WUZHEN, CHINA Nov 6 — Prof. Roscoe was elected to be a member of the advisory committee of World Internet Conference(WIC) to offer advice for the development of Internet in China. The members include world leaders from enterprises, governments, academic institutions and technological communities in the Internet sector. This year, the participated members included Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Whitfield Diffie, A.M. Turing Award Laureate and among others.

On Tuesday, Prof. Roscoe attended the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Second High-Level Advisory Council in the river town of Wuzhen in the eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. At the meeting, the advisory committee discussed the charter and its objectives in 2019.

Prof. Roscoe suggested that the advisory committee should focus on the big-picture strategic matters, as well as conduct in-depths discussions and set up expert teams to tackle specific challenges in the Internet sector. “The advisory committee can not only foster international cooperation and exchanges, but also contribute to the international standards,” Prof. Roscoe added.  

Advisory Committee Member List:

Bill Roscoe, Director of University College Oxford Blockchain Research Centre

Charles Zhang, CEO of Sohu Inc.

Cheng Wei, Founder and CEO of Didi

Eugene Kaspersky, Russian cybersecurity expert and the CEO of Kaspersky Lab

Fadi Chehade, Senior Advisor to Prof. Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum

Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group

Lei Jun, Cofounder of Xiaomi(listed at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 after one of the year’s largest IPOs)

Rong Yongkang, AWS Global VP

Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan

Werner Zorn, Father of German Internet

Whitfield Diffie, A.M. Turing Award Laureate

William Ding, CEO of Netease(one of the world’s largest online and mobile games businesses)

Zhang Yiming, Chairman of Beijing ByteDance(one of China’s largest content platforms)

Zhou Hongyi, Cofounder and CEO of Qihoo 360 Technology

Zhou Yuan, Founder of Zhihu, China’s largest Q&A platform

Zhu Xiaohu, Managing Director at GSR Ventures