For the tenth edition of LEADERSMEETING@PARIS, we have chosen “The purpose economy” as our central theme.
Zhong Xu is co-founder & global director of hospitality at Lightspeed since Lightspeed acquired POSIOS in 2014. At Lightspeed he is building the cloud based restaurant platform of the future which is now providing a solution to customers in more than 100 countries.
Zhong Xu is an entrepreneur passionate about mobile, SAAS and cloud technologies. He started his first company when he was 17 building websites for the hospitality business. After graduating from Ghent University with a M.Sc. degree in software engineering (2009), Zhong joined young start-up Siruna where he gained invaluable experience in growing a start-up into an international brand. Then, Zhong worked as senior engineer for EVS Broadcast where he created mobile and cloud solutions for customers such as the London Olympics, UEFA and BBC. In 2012, he co-founded POSIOS and started his journey to bring a user friendly and innovative solution to the hospitality industry.
Under the leadership of Paul Dujardin, the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels has turned into BOZAR an internationally recognized European multidisciplinary arts platform, attracting over 1 million visitors each year with its exhibitions, concerts, film and theatre performances, debates and interdisciplinary projects. Paul is advocating since many years for the importance of arts&culture for society as a whole, for the European project, for international relations but also in relation to innovation in science, technology and economics. He strives to make BOZAR a truly European house of culture and innovation, creating dialogue and exchange between communities, countries and cultures.
In 2001 Frederik Sioen records his first demo song and he successfully participates in a few music competitions. 250 concerts later he forms the band Sioen with which he independently records his first album ‘See You Naked’. The now famous and much praised song ‘Cruisin’ immediately conquered the charts.
Another 17 years further, Sioen delivered 6 albums, rocked the stage of Rock Werchter 3 times, and the band toured through Europe, South Africa and South Korea. Frederik composed music for theatre, film and the lauded television series ‘Marsman’ (Belgian channel ‘Eén’). In 2016 he demonstrated his talent in the television show ‘Liefde Voor Muziek’ on channel VTM.