Virtual Reality and Talent Cultivation: An Exploration of Future Education Models

Wednesday, 12/5   |   9:00 am – 10:00 am   |   Room 202

Emil Chen

Vice President of NetDragon Websoft Inc.


This session will explore the application of virtual reality (VR) models on talent cultivation in many industries, the vertical and collective application of artificial intelligence and augmented reality, community platforms in global education, and the current expansion of hi-tech into the education market.

What background should employees have in this new landscape of extensive technology application in the workplace? What kinds of professionals will be greatly needed, and who will need further training and reorientation in the future of education technology?

Emil Chen serves as the vice president of NetDragon Websoft Holdings. He is in charge of the business development of education technology and emerging business for the group, including IM, virtual reality, online educational tools, educational application distribution platforms, and more. He has promoted the cooperation between NetDragon and several multinational enterprises, such as Pearson, Disney, and Tokyo Shoseki. Emil is also currently the associate dean of the Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, a national key and double first-class educational institution in Mainland China.

Emil has enjoyed 17 years of experience in online education and training chain businesses on both sides of Taiwan Straits. As COO of the famous Ladder Education Group and CEO of Beijing Magic English, Emil managed more than 100 English training schools and more than 900 cooperative teaching sites in China, serving hundreds of thousands of families. Combining his rich experience and deep understanding of China’s offline education market with NetDragon’s strength and accumulation in the Internet industry, Emil is committed to the integration of high-quality educational resources and to the pursuit of realizing the education equity by building new education IM platforms.