President, Institute of Smart City Planning and Design of Beijing Municipality (preparatory)
Dr. Chen Xi is the President of the Institute of Smart City Planning and Design of Beijing Municipality (preparatory), an agency assisting smart city planning reviews and policies in Beijing. Dr Chen Xi is an expert in geotech (geopolitics and technology) competition, global smart city planning and policymaking, as well as ICT corporation strategy. He also serves as a senior external advisor to the China Academy of Information and Communication Technology, an adjunct associate professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, and an academic committee member at the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University. He was a visiting senior fellow at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, president of the Institute of Smart City Research at the ZTE Corporation and an advisor to the ZTE Strategy Committee on geopolitics and geo-economics. He played a leading role in designing smart-city projects in Beijing, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Gwadar (Pakistan), and Frankfurt.