Life Outside My Comfort Zone

舒适圈外的探索旅程

About Me - those specific stuff

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100% Made in China

Digital Nomad currently settled in the Down Under

Love reading books and feeding red squirrels in London Parks

Impulse traveller to European countries(and everywhere else)

I have a new address, I'm living outside my comfort zone.

What I up to? - those serious stuff

Hi, My name is Xiaochen Zhang (张小辰 ), Xiaochen in Chinese means 'little dragon', or call me Susan as most Aussies do. :) - I don't mind either!

During the day, I'm a proud Canvanaut heading up the product localisation teams to build the globally loved brand; after the sunset, I am researching on educational technology and its transformation from offline classrooms to online platforms as part of my PhD study.

Most recently, I was the Senior Country Development Manager at Amazon AU. I built and managed 5 global selling 'arcs' (North America, China, Europe (&UK), India and Korea) to Australia and grow the total international business by expanding into exciting new regions.

Previously, I was the Director of Global Sales, Global Public Policy for Corporate Development at ByteDance Inc - the most valuable startup in the world.

Previous roles at Google UK - London:

Technical Creative Specialist - Display, Professional Services, Ads EMEA, Global Business, DoubleClick

Mission: Data Drive Creatives in the programmatic world

10%: Language Ambassador, for simplified Chinese, quality and style guide contribution cross Adwords Next, Android 7.0 System Language, Google Web Designer, Google Photos, and many other marketing materials and campaigns.

10%: Campus London, community management & co-hosting monthly Women@Campus London event to feature female founder's journey and facilitate community and engaging members. Managing community members both online and offline, speakers recruitment & coordination.

Previous roles at Google Australia - Sydney:

Dynamic Display Campaign Manager, Audience Solutions & Innovation(ASI), Adwords

Business Development Manager, Google Arts & Culture

APAC Demand Management, G Suite

"I work/live 8 days a week"​🤖☕

I delivered my first TEDx talk in Sydney on Nov 26th, 2015. Watch the recording here.

I founded Dragon Translating and Interpreting Services in 2012, which helps Australian businesses and government agencies to improve cultural understanding of China. I use these experiences to mentor young entrepreneurs in Australia, UK, Canada and China.

I love travel - 60+ countries across the 7 continents, including Antarctica.