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Former Dean at Columbia University Appointed as Director of ChainDD International Innovation Institute

Abstract : ChainDD International Innovation Institute appointed Robin J. Lewis, former Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University as its Executive Director. And invited Xiao Feng, acclaimed founder of the Chinese blockchain industry and Chairman of Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, and also Shen Minggao, distinguished economist and Chief Economist at GF Securities as its Chinese founding tutors.

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Nov 06

At the 2018 CHAINSIGHTS Global Summit, hosted on October 22, 2018 in New York in the U.S., Ms. Zhao Hejuan, Founder and CEO of TMTPost Group and ChainDD Inc. officially announced the founding of ChainDD Innovation Institute and the appointment of Robin J. Lewis, former Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University and President of the International Development and Public Policy Alliance as the first Executive Director of ChainDD Innovation Institute, as well as Global Senior Consultant at ChainDD. ChainDD Innovation Institute will also establish cooperative partnership with Columbia University and dedicate joint effort in teaching and research with case studies.

ChainDD International Innovation Institute is the world's first learning oriented community with the aim of joining forces of Chinese and American industry leaders, and driving the global professional education and international exchange of blockchain technology. ChainDD Innovation Institute has not only appointed Robin J. Lewis, former Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University as its Executive Director, but also invited Xiao Feng, acclaimed founder of the Chinese blockchain industry and Chairman of Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, and also Shen Minggao, distinguished economist and Chief Economist at GF Securities as its Chinese founding tutors.

“We are thrilled to have successfully invited Robin J. Lewis, internationally renowned pedagogue to join us and we believe that under his leadership, we will not only train and turn out top industry talents in both China and America who will be the pillars of the industry with the broadest international perspectives, by joining educational resources with internationally renowned institutes such as Columbia University. Furthermore, we will also push forward blockchain's global prevalence and development using strong research and educational resources and alumni relations of world famous institutes.” said Zhao Hejuan.

Besides strong educational resources brought by Robin J. Lewis from the U.S., ChainDD International Innovation Institute has also invited Xiao Feng, acclaimed founder of the Chinese blockchain industry and Chairman of Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, and also Shen Minggao, distinguished economist and Chief Economist at GF Securities as its Chinese founding tutors.

ChainDD International Innovation Institute is the world's first learning oriented community with the aim of joining forces of Chinese and American industry leaders, and driving the global professional education and international exchange of blockchain technology. Zhao Hejuan stated that ChainDD International Innovation Institute will be a new kind of global learning community with focus on how technologies drive business reform. It will rely on top educational and industry expert resources in both China and America and dedicate itself to helping entrepreneurs, business people and industry elites take advantage of technological reform which is accelerating daily. It will also help them lead new innovation trends, implement enterprise reform and maintain their leading positions in the industry amidst daily competition that's becoming more and more fierce so that more business and social value will be created.

“We are seeing faster and faster technological advance. In recent decades, technological innovation such as the internet, cloud computing, AI and big data has been the strongest driving force for business reform and we have seen the birth of a number of successful businesses including Google, Apple, Tecent, Alibaba, Amazon and Nvidia. These tech companies are continuously entering new areas and are posing huge challenges to the big guys in the traditional business world.” said Zhou Hejuan.

In the past ten years, blockchain technology has driven another round of reform and become yet another exciting force behind the technological reform. It has brought new opportunities which may help create the next Google. “Blockchain technology's impact on the world and its development will be complex. It is a process of business reform bolstered by a technology, albeit a process strongly impacted by complex global policy changes, international relations and financial evolution. Thus, it is more important in the future to have a global perspective, and capabilities of understanding more complex changes happening around the world and coping better with complex environmental changes.” said Zhao Hejuan, summarizing the mission of ChainDD International Innovation Institute.

ChainDD International Innovation Institute's purpose is to train and nurture best blockchain entrepreneurs, investors and senior managers, starting with the blockchain technology basics, its development status, application prospect and international policies. It will help students establish their systematic understanding of blockchain and its economic and financial impact, and build a network of peers globally. For this purpose, ChainDD International Innovation Institute has appointed top economic, financial, technological and industrial experts from China and America, forming a team of tutors with rich experience which covers many blockchain related areas and providing best learning experience for the students.

ChainDD International Innovation Institute has started accepting enrollment and classes will begin officially in the spring of 2019. Classes will be held in both China and America. Tutors who are experts in their areas will be giving lectures in small classes to guarantee the quality of the lectures. Furthermore, ChainDD International Innovation Institute will provide students with rich extracurricular experiences including visits to well known Chinese and American institutions, experience sharing by industry moguls around the world, face-to-face meetups and studying at top overseas institutes.

Besides serving as Executive Director of ChainDD International Innovation Institute, more importantly, Robin will also serve as ChainDD's Global Senior Consultant and provide guidance for ChainDD's global development and strategic planning at a higher level.

Robin J. Lewis is a well known American Pedagogue and international public policy expert. He served as Executive Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University for more than 20 years. SIPA of Columbia University is a public affairs institute known around the world and was established in 1946. It is dedicated to training elite talents who are devoted to serving public communities. It has eight regional institutes around the world with a strong alumni network covering every corner of the world.

“I have had many in-depth exchanges with Robin and have been deeply impressed by his wisdom and sense of responsibility. He is also very approachable and passionate about helping young people start their businesses. He has been enthralled by the ideal and belief that we hold here at TMTPost and ChainDD and our brand new business model. Since not long after the establishment of ChainDD, Robin has been encouraging and helping me, which has benefited me greatly.” said Zhao Hejuan.

Robin J. Lewis expressed his joy in the appointment as Global Senior Consultant at ChinaDD and also Executive Director of ChainDD Innovation Institute. Blockchain is thriving and both China and America have huge potentials. He hopes that ChainDD and ChainDD Innovation Institute will provide a brand new platform for the cooperation between China and America in blockchain, promoting the training of blockchain industry talents and industry cooperation so that the world-changing potential of blockchain can be fully released.

Robin J. Lewis also served as the first Executive Director of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), which is a research and innovation oriented alliance of public policy projects, jointed established by SIPA, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Robin J. Lewis has also served as Senior Consultant for the World Bank and Ford Foundation. He is still dedicated to further improvement of the blockchain education system of Columbia University.

At the 2018 CHAINSIGHTS Global Summit, Zhao Hejuan, Founder and CEO of TMTPost Group and ChainDD Inc. also demonstrated ChainDD's new products and its business strategy suitable for and thus promoted in North American and English speaking countries for the first time. The ChainDD's North American business, which was released publicly for the first time, includes three main service directions: data and financial services, media and information business and education services. We hope ChainDD will thrive in America so that it will serve as both a window and a channel for more Americans to understand Chinese companies, entrepreneurs and modern Chinese business.

Please contact jianfeizhao@chaindd.com to get more information about ChainDD International Innovation Institute.

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