Vice President and GM of Global Business
JD.com (previously 360buy.com)

SHI TAO: In 2010, he joined jd.com (previously 360buy.com) up to now, as Vice President and GM of Global Business. He is the category leader of Books, Music, Movies, Educational video/audio, eBooks, digital music, global B2C and importation.

He is a well-known publisher and author. He graduated from university with bachelor's degree in Economics in 1982. After graduation, he served as civil servants, university lecturer, and magazine editor. He began writing in 1978 and published works in prominent literary journals including People's Literature, Harvest, Flower City, Fiction Monthly, Shanghai Literature, and Contemporary Literature. In 1988 he published his collected works Waiting in the Afternoon by the Flower City Press.

In the same year he went to the United States to study Western Philosophy at Ohio University. He earned Master of Arts Degree two years later. Before returning to China he had worked in various jobs including marketing analyst in publishing company and lecturer at a liberal arts college. In 1996, he returned to China, first worked as the Program Planner of CCTV. In the spring of 1998, he carved out Alpha Books and began his book publishing career. In 8 years time he published over 200 titles including the national No.1 bestseller CLASS, and a dozens of other bestseller titles.

Before serving jd.com, he joined Amazon China as Vice President in 2006, responsible for Books, Audio-video, Software and Games categories. In 2008, he was awarded the Annual Managers Award by the China Publishing Today and China Book Industry Committee.

Speakers: (in alphabetic order)
KERSTIN AMEND(克里斯汀 • 阿曼德) | BAO YAN(包岩) | TILMAN BARES(提尔曼 • 巴赫斯) | JAMES CHAU(周柳建成) | STEFEN CHOW(赵峰) | CHU XIAOYING(初晓英) | KRISTIAN COSTA-ZAHN(克里斯蒂安 • 科斯塔-仓恩) | MATT COSTELLO(马特 • 科斯特罗) | CASPAR DELANEY(卡斯帕 • 德兰尼) | DONG RUIFENG(董瑞峰) | NICK ELIOPULOS(尼克 • 艾里普洛斯) | JONATHAN GOTTSCHALL(乔纳森 • 高特肖) | NOBERT GRABYSCH(诺伯特 • 格莱贝诗 ) | OLIVER HARDT(奥利弗 • 哈特) | KATHARINA HESSE(黑斯) | JACKIE HUANG(黄家坤) | PETER IPPOLITO(彼得 • 依普利托) | LAO DU(老杜) | LIN HUA(林华) | LIU ZHENYUN(刘震云) | MI JING(米静) | ANKE REDL(安珂 • 雷德尔) | NICOLE ROESLER(妮可 • 惠斯勒) | BARTLOMIEJ ROZBICKI(巴特罗密 • 罗兹比克) | LUKE SCOTT(卢克 • 斯科特) | SHI TAO(石涛) | MARCO SPIES(马可 • 石碧思 ) | MARK STAUFER(马克 • 司涛福) | TAN YUE(谭跃) | STEFANIE THIEDIG(由甲) | HOLGER VOLLAND(傅蓝) | WOLF U. WAGNER(沃尔夫 • 瓦格纳) | WANG HUI(王珲) | WANG RUI(王瑞) | WANG TAO(王涛) | JOACHIM WENDT(尤阿希姆 •文德特 ) | WILLIAM WHITE(白威廉) | XUE XIAOLU(薛晓路) | ZHANG ZHIJUN(张志军)