Jack Ma is the lead founder of Alibaba Group and has been chairman and chief executive officer of the company since its inception in 1999. He is responsible for the overall strategy and focus of Alibaba Group.
Jack is a pioneer in the Chinese Internet industry and in 1995 founded China Pages, one of the first Internet-based directories in China. From 1998 to 1999, Jack headed an information technology company established by the China International Electronic Commerce Center (CIECC), a department of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC).
As a respected business leader, Jack was chosen by the World Economic Forum as a "Young Global Leader" in 2001 and selected by China Central Television (CCTV) and its viewers as one of the “Top 10 Business Leaders of the Year” in 2004. He was named one of the “25 Most Powerful Businesspeople in Asia” by Fortune in 2005, a “Businessperson of the Year” by BusinessWeek in 2007 and one of the 30 “World’s Best CEOs” by Barron’s in 2008. In 2009, he was recognized as one of the “TIME 100: The World’s Most Influential People” by TIME, one of “China’s Most Powerful People” by BusinessWeek and one of the “Top 10 Most Respected Entrepreneurs in China” by Forbes Chinese edition. He also received the “2009 CCTV Economic Person of the Year: Business Leaders of the Decade Award.” In March 2010, Jack was named by Forbes Asia as one of “Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy” for his contribution to poverty and disaster relief in China.
Jack currently serves on the board of SOFTBANK CORP., a leading digital information company that is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He is also a director of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, a company listed on The Shenzhen Stock Exchange. In 2009, Jack became a trustee of The Nature Conservancy’s China program and joined the global board of directors of the organization in 2010.
Jack holds a bachelor's degree in English from Hangzhou Teacher's Institute.
Bell joined Intel in 1998 as a researcher in Corporate Technology Group’s People and Practices Research team — Intel’s first social science oriented research team. She helped drive the company’s first non-U.S. field studies to inform business group strategy and products and conducted groundbreaking work in urban Asia in the early 2000s. Bell has been the driving force behind Intel’s emerging user-experience focus: over the last decade, she has fundamentally changed how Intel envisions, plans, and develops its platforms.
Bell currently leads an R&D team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers, and a range of technology researchers to create the next generation of compelling user experiences across a range of internet-connected devices, platforms, and services. She will drive user-centered experience and design across the compute continuum.
Prior to joining Intel, Bell was a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. She has written more than 25 journal articles and book chapters on a range of subjects focused on the intersection of technology and society. Her book, Divining the Digital Future, co-authored with Prof. Paul Dourish, will be released by MIT Press in spring 2011.
Raised in Australia, Bell received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in 1990. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in anthropology from Stanford University in 1993 and 1998, respectively.