Pascal Coppens is an expert in all things innovation, change and trends in China, rooted in his deep understanding of the country as a sinologist. He is an entrepreneur at heart with more than 20 years of experience in China and Silicon Valley.

Pascal has employed, partnered and competed with hundreds of Chinese innovators. Armed with a degree in Business Engineering from Solvay Business School he started his career with Alcatel in Shanghai, and – after an intense period in Silicon Valley at Wind River Systems and Polycore Software (which he co-founded) – he returned to China and later founded Letsface to build the first offline digital community platform for premium brands. Currently, Pascal is an inspiring international keynote speaker, partner at nexxworks and author of the book China’s New Normal, which offers sensational insights into business and technology in China and their potential for the rest of the world.