Sharon Gai

Keynote Speaker | E-Commerce Advisor | Author, E-Commerce Reimagined

Sharon Gai is a China-born Canadian who is an expert in ecommerce, digital transformation and AI. She helps organizations become agile disruptors in their industries so they can increase revenue and retain users.

Immigrating at a young age to a new country where she did not speak the local language, Sharon trained her skills of adaptability and resilience as well as sparking her inner creativity. With her diverse experience, she is able to connect to both the East and the West.

During her tenure at Alibaba, she advised brands and heads of state in crafting their digital strategy with programmatic marketing and AI. Sharon started her career in e-commerce at a Fortune 500 systems integrator. She was then selected to be a part of the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy, a brainchild program of Jack Ma with a 0.3% acceptance rate, that hired global leaders to globalize Alibaba’s internal business groups.

In her tenure at Tmall, China’s largest e-commerce platform, she advised large to emerging internet-viral brands in crafting their digital marketing and online e-commerce strategy in China. She served as the Head of Global Key Accounts in Tmall providing thought leadership in omnichannel strategies for Xiaomi, Adidas, AS Watson, P&G, and H&M.

Sharon was on the AAE list of Top Keynote Speakers in 2023. She has been the keynote speaker at TEDx, Singularity University, UBS, Nestle, Ecomworld, and Etail. She has appeared on ABC, CBC, CCTV, Techcrunch, Retail Asia, Wired, and The Next Web. A Global Shaper in the China chapter of the World Economic Forum, Sharon has an Honors Bachelor’s degree in International Development from McGill and a Master’s in Information Management from Columbia University.

She is the author of the book, Ecommerce Reimagined: What We Can Learn in Retail and Ecommerce from China.

Topics & Formats
  • E-commerce
  • Digital Marketing
  • China
  • Lessons on innovation from the world’s largest and most competitive consumer market
  • Culture Fluid, the new way to thrive in an ever-changing world
  • The Rise of the Intelligent Enterprise: How AI is Revolutionizing Business Operations
  • What brands can learn from e-commerce in China, the world’s largest consumer market
  • EQ, IQ, what is CQ? How to increase your Cultural Intelligence
  • How to use NFTs and VR/AR in the new era of e-commerce
  • Selling to China, the Largest Consumer Market in the World


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