Kickstart Your Cloud Journey in Asia
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Every Wednesday 10 a.m. CET (Starts October 6, 2021)

Overview

For multinational companies seeking to enter or grow in Asia, what considerations need to be taken into account and how can you achieve successful implementation with the help of technology?

In this 8-episode webinar series presented by our experts, we will explain what it takes to succeed by leveraging our extensive experience and capabilities of supporting various Asia-expansion strategies of our European customers. Through these episodes, you will get updated on the latest digital trends in a highly digitalized market, the most advanced solutions that can help reduce your time to market, and the best practices that are vital for your businesses to thrive.

 
Episode 1
Glimpse into Digital China
Date Time Topic Speaker(s)
2021-10-06 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. CET Having lived in China for several years, Léon Rodenburg has accumulated extensive knowledge on this country and expertise of data management. In this episode, he will give you a glimpse into the digital landscape of this dynamic market where consumers are highly engaged and often mobile-only. He will also share with you the things you need to know if you are planning to implement in a digital China. Léon Rodenburg, Software Development Consultant at Xebia, Alibaba Cloud MVP With a background in software development and Chinese linguistics, Alibaba Cloud MVP--Léon Rodenburg possesses an unconventional combination of hard and soft skills that can help organizations accelerate their existing development projects or engineer new tech stacks from the bottom up.
Episode 2
From Zero to Hero
Date Time Topic Speaker(s)
2021-10-13 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. CET Getting into the Chinese market can seem to be a very challenging task and difficult to get it right. Legal entities, ICP filing & licensing, cyber security measures and local cloud infrastructure all need to be in place for you to reach your customers. Jumpstarting and overseeing all these aspects at the same time will likely cause you to be lost in the maze. You need a plan.

In this episode, Léon will share with you more tips. He will explain that you do not need to tackle all these challenges at the same time to start providing services in China and become successful there. He will draw out a more iterative plan, so you can tackle the "China challenge" in baby steps instead of one giant leap. The plan will cover both technical and legal milestones, so you can start your journey with confidence.
Léon Rodenburg, Software Development Consultant at Xebia, Alibaba Cloud MVP With a background in software development and Chinese linguistics, Alibaba Cloud MVP--Léon Rodenburg possesses an unconventional combination of hard and soft skills that can help organizations accelerate their existing development projects or engineer new tech stacks from the bottom up.
Episode 3
How to Apply for an ICP License to Host Your Website in China
Date Time Topic Speaker(s)
2021-10-20 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. CET For multinationals who want to provide services from websites hosted on cloud servers in mainland China, ICP filing is a mandatory but complicated process. What you need is a one-on-one expert to guide you throughout the journey. In this episode, Oliver Arafat will share with you the essentials of ICP filing by leveraging his extensive experience of supporting European customers on this topic. Oliver Arafat, Head of Solution Architects DACH + CEE, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence EuropeOliver Arafat works as a Senior Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International where he helps customers of all sizes and industries reaching their full potential with cloud-based solutions. Prior to joining Alibaba Cloud, he held similar roles with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
Episode 4
An Easier Way for Connecting to Digital Asia
Date Time Topic Speaker(s)
2021-10-27 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. CET Asia is a not-to-be-missed destination but connectivity is often a challenge for cross-border operations. If you are looking to reach your consumers, partners or employees in Asia, it is more than important to quickly build a platform that features a seamless and easy-to-use experience.

In this episode, our expert will share with you some best practices based on Alibaba Cloud featured solutions.
Rohit Kumar, Lead Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence EuropeRohit Kumar is a Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud, helping European companies make the best use of Alibaba Cloud capabilities to transform their businesses while using the best practices developed by Alibaba Group. He is a Computer Engineer by education and has an MBA from the University of Oxford.
Episode 5
Guide to Cyber Security Compliance in China
Date Time Topic Speaker(s)
2021-11-03 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. CET Alibaba Cloud understands the importance of security compliance and the common challenges faced by MNCs entering and expanding in China. On top of assuring Alibaba Cloud's compliance, this solution provides cloud security compliance capabilities and guidance for you to stay compliant with the key regulatory requirements. Stay tuned with us and learn how to build a security compliance system for your business in China. Rohit Kumar, Lead Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence EuropeRohit Kumar is a Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud, helping European companies make the best use of Alibaba Cloud capabilities to transform their businesses while using the best practices developed by Alibaba Group. He is a Computer Engineer by education and has an MBA from the University of Oxford.
Episode 6
Make Live Streaming Easier Than Ever
Date Time Topic Speaker(s)
2021-11-10 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. CET Welcome to the world of mobile live streaming in Asia! Live steaming has boomed here in wide range of scenarios: e-commerce, gaming, online education, and live events... For enterprises who are eager to tap into this trend, it can be challenging to build a mobile app from scratch that allows users to access content. In this episode, Oliver will introduce some featured live steaming solutions with real-life applications in e-commerce, online education, finance, culture and entertainment, which make it easier than ever to start livestreaming. Oliver Arafat, Head of Solution Architects DACH + CEE, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence EuropeOliver Arafat works as a Senior Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International where he helps customers of all sizes and industries reaching their full potential with cloud-based solutions. Prior to joining Alibaba Cloud, he held similar roles with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
Episode 7
Empower Your Business with SMS
Date Time Topic Speaker(s)
2021-11-17 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. CET Today SMS provides brands the opportunity to interact with customers in the fastest and most efficient way, especially when their audience is in other markets...

For enterprises with global operations, how to achieve user-friendly, efficient, and intelligent communication capabilities with this super tool? In this episode, Oliver Arafat will give you the key and help you to unlock the potential of your business.
Oliver Arafat, Head of Solution Architects DACH + CEE, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence EuropeOliver Arafat works as a Senior Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International where he helps customers of all sizes and industries reaching their full potential with cloud-based solutions. Prior to joining Alibaba Cloud, he held similar roles with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
Episode 8
Decoding Secret Technologies Behind Double 11
Date Time Topic Speaker(s)
2021-11-24 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. CET During last year's Double 11 Shopping Festival, Alibaba Cloud proved extreme scalability, processing a total Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) of US$74.1 billion and 583,000 orders per second at peak. All of this took place with “zero downtime”, powered by a large number of cloud-native and AI technologies. If you are interested to take a glimpse into the secret technologies behind the world’s largest online shopping festival, come to join this special episode! Oliver Arafat, Head of Solution Architects DACH + CEE, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence EuropeOliver Arafat works as a Senior Solution Architect at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International where he helps customers of all sizes and industries reaching their full potential with cloud-based solutions. Prior to joining Alibaba Cloud, he held similar roles with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
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Partnering with Alibaba Cloud has helped Median Technologies optimize IT infrastructure and focus on pushing the boundaries of today’s MedTech solutions to deliver better patient care tomorrow.

Median Technologies

Median Technologies is a European MedTech company that offers innovative medical imaging solutions and services for patient care and clinical trials led by large pharmaceutical groups, Biotech companies and CROs.

To ensure a better service for our global end-users, especially for Chinese users, Windsor Brokers has adopted Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) to reduce Europe and China's connectivity latency, from an average of 250 milliseconds down to an average of 120 milliseconds.

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