Dr. Chen Xi is an academic committee member at the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding, Peking University. He is the vice president of telecommunication industry and president of Institute of Smart City Research, HengTong Group (Suzhou). He is also an adjunct associate professor at Global Health Institute, Xi’an Jiaotong University. He is an expert on geo-tech competition, top-level design of smart city and corporation strategy. He was a visiting senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He served as president of the Institute of Smart City Research at the ZTE Corporation and an advisor to the ZTE Strategy Committee. He played a leading role in top-level design of smart city projects in Beijing Sub-center, Singapore Nanjing Eco Hi-Tech Island, Shenzhen Yantian, Gwadar Port (Pakistan), and Frankfurt Metropolitan Area. He completed his PhD under a joint program between Dalian University of Technology and Cornell University, which was sponsored by the China Scholarship Council. He did his post-doctoral research at the School of International Studies and the Office of Science & Technology Development at Peking University and the School of Computer Science at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.