AI speaker Sharon Gai

Sharon Gai

AI Expert; Author, Rethink Retail Top Expert; Ex-Alibaba

Speaker Sharon Gai specializes in e-commerce, digital transformation, and AI, aiding organizations in becoming agile disruptors to boost revenue and user retention. At Alibaba, she guided brands and heads of state in developing digital strategies using programmatic marketing and AI. Her expertise enables businesses to navigate and thrive in the digital landscape.

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    Sharon Gai biography

    AI speaker Sharon Gai is a dynamic Chinese-born Canadian speaker with over a decade of experience in e-commerce, digital marketing, branding and AI. Her early immigration experience honed her adaptability and creativity, allowing her to bridge Eastern and Western markets effectively. Sharon holds an Honors Bachelor’s degree in International Development from McGill University and a Masters in Information Management from Columbia University.

    Speaker Sharon Gai previously served as the Head of Global Key Accounts at Alibaba and as General Manager at a billion-dollar e-commerce unicorn. During her tenure, she advised brands and heads of state on digital strategies using programmatic marketing and AI. Sharon has delivered keynote speeches at TEDx, Singularity University, UBS, Nestle, Deloitte, and more. She has also been featured on Bloomberg, Reuters, ABC, CCTV, CBC, Techcrunch, Retail Asia, and The Next Web.

    As a keynote speaker, Sharon has addressed over 100 conferences, including Shoptalk and Ecomworld, reaching over 40,000 attendees. She has also presented to governments on China’s tech industry advancements. Sharon’s book, Ecommerce Reimagined: what we can learn in retail and ecommerce from China, showcases her insights.

    Her Culture Fluid methodology captivates audiences of all ages and backgrounds. She offers a fresh perspective to the speaking world, effectively bridging different cultures, age groups, and corporate environments.

    Sharon Gai Speaking Videos

    Sharon Gai - How to be the bridge in a divided world
    Sharon Gai - What Companies Can Learn from Ecommerce in China

    Sharon Gai Keynote Topics

    Amid economic turbulence marked by wars, company collapses, and inflation, businesses must navigate challenges strategically. In this keynote, Sharon Gai will demonstrate how AI can help businesses thrive by maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs. The session will delve into AI's transformative effects, revealing how companies can harness it to gain a competitive edge, streamline operations, automate tasks, and make data-driven decisions for growth and profitability. Attendees will leave equipped with actionable insights to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving market.

    The rapid growth of e-commerce, driven by AI advancements, is reshaping the retail industry. AI enhances personalization with tailored recommendations and better customer service, streamlines inventory and supply chain management, and boosts cybersecurity and fraud prevention. It also improves payment processing, pricing strategies, visual search, social media marketing, sentiment analysis, content creation, and integrates virtual and augmented reality. By leveraging these AI developments, senior executives can ensure their organizations thrive and stay competitive in the increasingly AI-driven retail landscape.

    After nearly four decades as the "factory of the world," China is now a hub for AI innovation, expected to generate $7 trillion of the $15.7 trillion in global wealth from AI by 2030. From TikTok to Shein and Temu, China's shift from exporting products to software exemplifies its rapid growth in AI, highlighted by Baidu's Ernie bot.

    Why has China developed so quickly, and what principles can we apply to the West? Sharon Gai, with experience in top US and Chinese companies, offers a unique perspective. Her keynote explores cultural insights, case studies in innovation, and strategies for navigating the new AI-driven world.

    In China, one in two retail transactions occurs online, making its e-commerce market the world's most advanced. Daily, innovations like livestreaming, social commerce, virtual influencers, NFT drops, and metaverse experiments transform consumer interactions. Platforms such as Tmall, JD, and TikTok have evolved from sales channels to marketing and entertainment hubs, reshaping how brands connect with consumers. This keynote will explore the latest trends in Chinese e-commerce, highlighting the dynamic evolution of these platforms and their impact on global retail strategies.

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