Meet Jennifer Zhu Scott, Principal of Radian Partners
Meet Jennifer. Forbes World's Top 50 Women in Tech. AI & deep tech entrepreneur and investor. Consultant of HBO show Silicon Valley. Fellow of Aspen Institute and Chatham House.
Jennifer Zhu Scott is the Principal of Radian Partners, focusing on direct investment in Artificial Intelligence and deep tech. Prior, she was Head of Business Development and Strategy in APAC for Thomson Reuters and led the firm’s speech-to-text, deep search intelligence, video-indexing projects. Born and brought up in a small town of the rural Sichuan in west China, Jennifer co-founded one of the first education companies in China. She exited before moving to the UK as a senior advisor to the education subsidiary of Daily Mail & General Trust.
Jennifer was named by Forbes as one of the Word’s Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018. She is honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2013. In 2014, Jennifer was appointed as one of the 18 council members of China Council, cochaired by former NDRC Chair Zhang Xiaoqiang and former Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, convened by the World Economic Forum’s think tank, Global Agenda Council. In 2016, WEF appointed her to be one of 20 members of the inaugural Council of The Future of Blockchain and reappointed her to continue to serve the council for the 2018-2020 term.
Jennifer studied Applied Mathematics at Sichuan University and holds an MBA in Finance with Manchester Business School, where she earned distinction with her research on PE/VC in China and was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni. She completed the public policy and leadership program at Yale University in 2013, Harvard Kennedy School in 2016, and Oxford University in 2017. In 2018, she was also selected to be a part of Princeton University’s first executive education program focused on energy sustainability and leadership.
Jennifer is a frequent public speaker and published opinion writer on Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, data ownership, and China’s digital monetary strategies. In 2019, She gave her TED Talk on why we should be paid for our data. In 2017, she debated against the notion of Universal Basic Income at Oxford Union. At Davos in 2018, she debated against Nobel Prize winner Prof. Robert Shiller and Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley on Crypto Assets. She is the lead author or co-author of numerous White Papers by the World Economic Forum. Jennifer is a China Fellow of Aspen Institute and an Associate Fellow at The Royal Institute of International Affairs in London (Chatham House) with a dual fellowship under the Digital Society Initiative as well as the Asia Pacific Programme. She is a consultant to the Season 5 and 6 of the HBO show Silicon Valley.
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Cover photo was taken from Jennifer 's TED Talk in 2019 at https://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_zhu_scott_why_you_should_get_paid_for_your_data
Special thanks to Cat Rüst, Head of Innovation Technologies of UBS Wealth Management Greater China, for nominating Jennifer!