Notes From Tencent’s Annual Staff Meeting

Matthew Brennan Tencent

Tencent’s annual internal staff meeting was held in Shenzhen on Thursday, Dec 13th. Below are my translated notes of the key points covered in the speeches given by the C level executive team including CEO Pony Ma, President Martin Lau, COO Mark Ren and a rare presentation from the “Father of WeChat” Allen Zhang. SVP: Allen Zhang Allen only does two speeches …

Tencent CEO Pony Ma Talks On Smart Retail

Matthew Brennan Article from other sources, Tencent

Tencent CEO Pony Ma gave an interview today covering a variety of topics. Below is my translation of the part on ‘smart retail’ (what Alibaba call ‘new retail’) which has been easily one of 2018’s red-hot topics so far. I found it particularly interesting as it provides some insight into Tencent’s strategy in this area. Interviewer: What are your thoughts, …