Jack Ma Urges Using Tech for Good at Viva Tech in Paris

Event Calendar Press Releases Tuesday May 21, 2019 15:17
Bangkok--21 May--124 Communications Consulting
Last night, Alibaba Group Founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma sat down with Publicis Chairman of the Supervisory Board Maurice Levy for adiscussion at VivaTech in Paris.

In a wide-ranging fireside chat, Jack discussed his own entrepreneurial journey and highlighted the role that technology companies can play in solving problems, stating that Alibaba has "created close to 40 million jobs directly and indirectly in China. Everything we innovate is to enable others to succeed – to make it easy for small businesses to do business."

Jack also noted that technology can have a significant positive impact on the world, and that tech companies have a responsibility to help ensure that impact. Alibaba is leveraging the power of its platforms and technologies for social good. Alibaba's philanthropy report published Thursday noted that in Fiscal Year 2019, the Alibaba ecosystem helped charitable organizations raise RMB 1.27 billion or THB 5.86 billion, enabled 440 million users to get involved in philanthropic projects and supported 9.1 billion donations.

While in Paris, Jack also attended the Tech for Good Summit, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron at Élysee Palace. At the Summit, Alibaba was one of 44 companies that signed a pledge to have at least 30% women in management by 2022

For full   video of Jack at VivaTech, please visit https://www.alizila.com/at-viva-tech-jack-ma-urges-using-tech-for-good/
About Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group, which has about 100,000 employees worldwide, has a mission of making it easy to do business anywhere and the company aims to achieve sustainable growth for 102 years. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, the company reported revenue of US$39.9 billion.


Latest Press Release

IVLs facility receives Carbon Reduction Label 2019 and recognition for continuous efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Indorama Petrochem Ltd. (Rayong), a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures PCL. (IVL), received a plaque recognizing its commitment and continuous effort in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. The plaque was granted by the Thailand Business Council for...

Alibaba, Universal Beijing Resort Announce Strategic Partnership to Redefine Theme Park Experience in China

Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) and Universal Beijing Resort today announced a strategic partnership to pioneer a next-generation theme-park experience through applications of innovative technologies and digitization of the entire resort operation. The...

Online spend in Southeast Asia to outpace the growth of digital consumers by a factor of 3: Facebook and Bain study

New study highlights 'discovery' as a key driver of growth for businesses looking to succeed in the world's fastest-growing digital economy Increasing choice, better internet access, and rising affluence will continue to drive more spend online in...

Denla British School Launches Pre-EY1 Center DBS Mini Dragons Highlights on English Language - Well-Rounded Development - Social Interactions - Promise to Pave Way for Young Kids to Grow Up into Quality Happy Leaders

- Programme quality guaranteed by 100% highly-qualified native English speaking teachers, plus Play-Based Learning that allows kids to learn happily for maximum potential development in 7 aspects Denla British School (DBS), a premium international school...

If You Think Email Is Dead, Think Again

When it comes to the biggest trends in marketing today, our industry is obsessed with channels such as social, voice and augmented reality as the means for reaching today's modern audience. And while each plays an important role in the customer journey,...

Related Topics