Can China Become a World Leader in Innovation?

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, March 28 2013
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
glo London

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China’s adoption and adaptation of foreign technology and processes has helped the country modernize its economy at a blistering pace for nearly three decades. As growth is increasingly driven by the ability of economies to create knowledge and innovate, can China become a leading innovation nation? Our panelists will talk about the rising importance of Chinese innovation and the challenges of the innovation system in China – and what that means for domestic and global corporations.

Venue details: glo London

1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Dongping Lu

Time: Thursday, March 28th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Doors open at 12:00. Event starts at 12:30 p.m.

Admission: special set menu for members 100 RMB; non-members 200 RMB

 

About the panelists:

Bill Dodson is the author of the newly released book “China Fast Forward: The Technologies, Green Industries and Innovations Driving the Mainland’s Future” (Wiley, August 2012), and “China Inside Out: 10 Irreversible Trends Reshaping China and Its Relationship with the World” (Wiley, 2010).  A graduate of Cornell University in Physics, he is a columnist for the China Economic Review on the China technology sector. He is Chief China Industry Analyst for TrendsAsia Ltd., a technology market research consultancy based in Greater Shanghai. He has been interviewed on China industry trends by Bloomberg; BBC; Newsweek Magazine; The Economist; Monocle; National Public Radio; Shanghai Business Review; Shanghai Daily; China International Business Magazine; The China Economic Quarterly and other international media channels.

 

Dara MacCaba is the founder of Lucid360, an innovation agency that partners with global clients to drive innovation, especially in key emerging markets such as China, India, and Indonesia. In previous roles, Dara directed global research methods at Olson Zaltman Associates, the psychological research consultancy of Dr. Gerald Zaltman at the Harvard Business School; was managing director of Mind Research at TMRC China, and delivered brand, product and retail innovation solutions for a UK-based innovation consultancy in the Middle East and Asia. Dara is a published author on consumer psychology and behavior, including his research in “The Sage Handbook of Advertising.” He is a native of Ireland and a graduate of Yale University.
 
Wendy (Wenseng) Pan is a partner in O’Melveny’s Shanghai office and a member of the Transactions Department. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, technology based transactions and strategic partnerships, especially in the life sciences industry and in cross-border settings. Wendy has advised life sciences companies and technology companies in structuring and negotiating complex IP-based transactions and other commercial arrangements. Her practice covers product and technology licensing, strategic partnerships and joint venture formations and research, product development and commercialization collaborations as well as mergers and acquisitions and private investments. As a former scientist and a registered U.S. patent attorney, Wendy possesses unique skills for counseling her clients on technology and intellectual property related issues in non-contentious settings. She has worked with both state-owned enterprises and privately owned emerging companies in China and is a frequent speaker on cross-border transactions and technology transfers and collaborations. Wendy recently represented BGI-Shenzhen, a world leader in genomics sequencing in its acquisition of Complete Genomics, a Nasdaq listed US company with proprietary genomics sequencing platform technology. This is the first successful acquisition of a US public company by a Chinese company.

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