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.

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