Jennifer Zhu Scott

Associate Fellow, Digital Society Initiative


Jennifer Zhu Scott is an entrepreneur and investor focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and other deep tech.

She is a frequent keynote speaker and opinion writer on Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, data ownership, energy innovations, and China macroeconomics.

She debated Nobel Prize winner Prof Robert Shiller and Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley on Crypto Asset Bubble at Davos 2018, and also debated against the notion of Universal Basic Income at Oxford Union in 2017.

She is listed in the Forbes World’s Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018 and is a China Fellow of Aspen Institute. She serves the World Economic Forum’s Future of Blockchain Council as a council member and has co-authored numerous white papers and reports on the topic.

Jennifer was honoured by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2013 and is also a tech columnist for Caixin Global.

Jennifer studied Applied Mathematics and Computer Science in Sichuan University in China and Finance in her Master’s degree at Manchester University.

She has also completed public policy and leadership programmes at Harvard Kennedy School, Yale University, Oxford University, and Princeton University.