Norman R. Augustine
Vice Chairman and CEO
Lockheed Martin Corporation-USA

Norman R. Augustine is currently a member of the faculty of Princeton University. He served and Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation until his retirement. He had previously served as President of the Corporation, a position he assumed upon the merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta in 1995. Before the merger, Mr. Augustine served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Martin Marietta Corporation from 1988-1995.

Mr. Augustine joined Martin Marietta in 1977 as Vice President of Aerospace Technical Operations. In 1980, he was appointed Vice President of Aerospace Operations with responsibility for engineering, production, quality, strategic planning, capital expenditures, and international programs. In 1982 he was elected a corporate Vice President and President of Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace. Mr. Augstine was named Senior Vice President of the Corporation in 1985, with primary responsibility for two major operating companies, Martin Marietta Information and Communications Systems and Martin Marietta Data Systems. Later in 1985 he was named Executive Vice President, and in January 1986 he became President and Chief Operating Officer and was elected a director of the Corporation. Mr. Augustine was elected Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1987 and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1988.

Prior to joining Martin Marietta, Mr. Augustine served as Under Secretary of the Army from 1975—1977. Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Development in 1973 and 1974, and from 1965 to 1970 served in the research and engineering organization of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was Vice President of Advanced Programs for the Vought Missiles and Space Company, a unit of the LTV Corporation, from 1970 to 1973, and earlier in his career was an engineering executive with Douglas Aircraft Company from 1958 to 1965.

Mr. Augustine received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering (magna cum laude) in 1957 and a master’s degree in 1959, both from Princeton University.

Mr. Augustine has served as chairman of organizations such as the American Red Cross, the National Academy of Engineering, the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade, and the Defense Science Board. He has received honorary degrees from 17 colleges and universities. He received the National Medal of Technology, the Distinguished Service Medal from the Department of Defense on five different occasions, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and the Department of Treasury Medal of Merit, among others.

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Chief Technical Officer, VIOME, USA

Dr. Guru Banavar believes in applying deep technology innovations to solve major problems that humanity faces, especially in healthcare and education. He is known for his work on Watson AI, Smarter Cities, Services Innovation, Mobile Computing, and Distributed Systems.

He is currently developing AI systems at Viome, a wellness company that offers unprecedented visibility into the biological ecosystem inside each of us and delivers ongoing recommendations to improve wellness with a personalized diet and lifestyle plan. Until recently, he was a senior technology executive at IBM responsible for advancing Watson AI technologies and solutions, and was a member of CEO Ginni Rometty's top executive team.

Dr. Banavar is a recognized thought leader who has spoken on the Nobel, Aspen, Milken, and Turing stages. His work has been featured in major international media including the New York Times, Economist, Wall Street Journal, and NPR. He received a national innovation award from the President of India, and has served on NY Governor Cuomo's commission for state resiliency. Dr. Banavar has served on various industry and academic boards, and was an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He has published extensively and holds more than 25 US patents.

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Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering, the University of Miami, USA

Dr. Daniel Berg is a Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering at the University of Miami. Previously, he was Dean and Provost at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as well as Provost and President at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Institute Professor of Science and Technology.

He received his B.S. in Chemistry and Physics from the City College of New York and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Yale. He was employed by Westinghouse Electric in a variety of technical/managerial positions including Technical Director.

Dr. Berg serves as the American Editor of the International Journal of Services Technology and Management. He is the author of four books, five book chapters and over 80 refereed journal articles.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of INFORMS, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Berg's many awards and honors include the IEEE Engineering Management Section Educator of the Year Award; the IAMOT Award for Distinguished Achievement in Management of Technology; the IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education; the National Academy of Engineering Service Award; the Townsend Harris Medal, City College of New York; the Wilbur Cross Medal, Yale University; and the Belden Prize for Mathematics.

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Deputy Director, NSF-USA

Dr. Bordogna is Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Science Foundation. Complementing his NSF duties, he has chaired committees on Manufacturing and Environmental Technologies within the President’s National Science and Technology Council, he was a member of the Federal Government’s Technology Reinvestment Project Team (TRP), and he serves on the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles Committee (PNGV) and the U.S.-Japan Joint Optoelectronics Project.

Dr. Bordogna received the BSEE and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the S.M. degree from M.I.T. His career includes experience as a line officer in the U.S. Navy, a practicing engineer in industry, a professor at the university, a president of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and a leader in science and technology policy in the government.

Prior to his appointment at NSF, he served at the University of Pennsylvania as the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Engineering, Director of the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, and the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. It was during his tenure at the University of Pennsylvania that the highly acclaimed “Management and Technology Program” was created by combining the strengths of the School of Engineering and the Wharton School of Management for a unique undergraduate degree.

At NSF, Dr. Bordogna continued with his innovative ideas and creative leadership by leading the development of new programs focused on expanding research horizons into connecting the frontier of science and engineering with service to society, producing a world-class engineering and science workforce, and making sure that every student from kindergarten up through the highest level of education has math and science capabilities.

Among the many honors Dr. Bordogna has received are his Fellow Awards in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany

Dr. Klaus Brockhoff, in a teaching career spanning more than 40 years, has held business faculty positions at six universities, including the University of Bonn (Germany), University of Kiel (Germany), University of Lund (Sweden), New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States), and currently, since 1999, WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany). A graduate of the University of Bonn and the University of Münster, and a former research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Brockhoff has documented his research in the areas of technology management, innovation management, business strategy, and business policy in 21 books and more than 280 articles, many of which were published in leading international research journals, such as Management Science, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and Research Policy. He has consulted for numerous government and business organizations and has received two noteworthy awards, the Max Planck Research Award and Karl Heinz Beckurts Award. Dr. Brockhoff is also an elected member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Berlin) and the Academy of Technology (Berlin); he sat on the board of six journals (including Research Policy, R&D Management and Technology Analysis & Strategic Management), two corporations (Steuler Industriewerke, Metro Group), and three foundations (VolkswagenStiftung, Pro Futura Stiftungen, and WHU Foundation). He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Berne (Switzerland).

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Senator of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany

Dr. Hans-Joerg Bullinger was born in Stuttgart. He began his career working as a manufacturer for the Daimler-Benz company in Stuttgart, after which he obtained a degree at the University of Stuttgart, graduating with a master's degree and Ph.D. in manufacturing. After two years of lecturing at the University of Hagen, Dr. Bullinger was asked to become a full-time lecturer at the University of Stuttgart. Besides his role as chairman of the University, Dr. Bullinger was also the head of the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT) and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO). From October 2002 until October 2012, he was president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Corporate Management and Research, and alternated afterwards to the Senate of Fraunhofer.

Dr. Bullinger received several honorary doctorates and awards such as the Knight Commander´s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany from the Federal President of Germany; he was awarded "Manager of the Year" by the German manager magazine in 2009; and he was honored with the Grashof Denkmunze by VDI (The Association of German Engineers) in 2011. Dr. Bullinger received the Leonardo - European Corporate Learning Award in 2012.

Dr. Bullinger is a member of several councils such as the Industry-Science Research Alliance of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Research and Innovation Area Board (ERIAB) of the European Commission. Dr. Bullinger is a Fellow of the UK´s Royal Academy of Engineering.

At present, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains more than 80 research units in Germany, including 67 institutes and research units. The majority of the 23,000 staff are qualified scientists and engineers. With its clearly defined mission of application-oriented research and its focus on key technologies of relevance to the future, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft plays a prominent role in the German and European innovation process.

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Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, USA

Dr. Robert A. Burgelman is the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he has taught since 1981. He obtained a Licenciate degree in Applied Economics from Antwerp University (Belgium), and an MA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Management of Organizations from Columbia University, where he studied with doctoral fellowships from the Ford Foundation (US) and ICM (Belgium). His research has focused on the role of strategy-making in firm evolution. In particular, he has studied the strategy-making processes involved in how companies enter into new businesses and exit from existing ones to secure continued adaptation. In 2003 he received an honorary doctorate from the Copenhagen Business School for his contributions to the study of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Burgelman has been on the faculty of Antwerp University, New York University, Harvard Business School (as a Marvin Bower Fellow), and Cambridge University (as a Visiting Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation at the Judge Business School). He has been elected a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society and a Fellow of the Academy of Management.

He has published many articles in leading academic and professional journals, as well as some 150 case studies of companies and organizations in many different industries. His books include Inside Corporate Innovation: Strategy, Structure, and Managerial Skills (Free Press, 1986), Research of Technological Innovation, Management and Policy (JIA Press, Elsevier; Volume 4, 1989; Volume 5, 1993; Volume 6, 1997; and Volume 7, 2001), Strategy is Destiny: How Strategy-Making Shapes a Company's Future (Free Press, 2002), Strategic Dynamics: Concepts and Cases (McGraw-Hill, 2006), Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (5th edition, McGraw-Hill-Irwin, 2009), and Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Dr. Burgelman has served as an Associate Editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2007-2014. He has served as the Executive Director of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) during 1996-2015, and has taught executive programs and led senior and top management seminars for major companies worldwide. He has also served on boards of directors and boards of advisors of several private companies.

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President, National Chiao Tung University-Taiwan

Dr. Chun-Yen Chang is the President of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. He received his BSEE degree from the National Chenk Kung University (NCKU), and MS and Ph.D. degrees from the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU). Prior to his current position, he served as a research fellow at Bell Labs, a professor at NCKU, the dean of research, dean of engineering and dean of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at NCTU. He also was the founding Director of National Nano-Device Labs in Taiwan.

In addition to his presidency at NCTU, Dr. Chang holds several other positions and affiliations including Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, member of Academia Sinica of the Republic of China, National Chair Professor, National Policy Advisor to the Office of the President of the Republic of China, and Science and Technology Advisor to the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China.

Dr. Chang started his research on semiconductors in 1960, and established the first Semiconductor Research Center in the R.O.C. in 1964. Later, he also established the National Nano-Device Research Laboratory for leading-edge research on nano devices.

His research in semiconductor devices and key inventions have made significant contributions to the field. Among his major inventions are the method of low pressure MOCVD using triethyl Gallium, Zn incorporation, boron penetration and nitridation in silicon dioxide, and modulation doped-based transistor.
Dr. Chang has received 26 patents in the U.S. and in Taiwan and has published over 300 papers. He is the author of the book Made by Taiwan, promoting the idea of innovation and creativity for the future of Taiwan as a world leader in technology.

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 Founding Chairman, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC)—Taiwan

Morris Chang has been the founding Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) since 1987. TSMC pioneered the “dedicated silicon foundry” industry and is the largest silicon foundry in the world.

Prior to his career in Taiwan, Dr. Chang’s career was in the United States. He was the President and Chief Operating Officer of General Instrument Corporation from 1984-1985, and prior to that, he was at Texas Instruments for 25 years (1958-1983), where he was responsible for TI’s worldwide semiconductor business for six years.

Dr. Chang received his B. S. and M. S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. in 1952 and 1953, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1964. He received honorary doctorates from Chiao-Tung University, Ching-Hua University, and Central University in Taiwan, and the Polytechnic University in the U.S.

Dr. Chang was selected by Fortune Magazine as Asia’s Power 25 in 2003; by Time Magazine and CNN as Top 25 of the Most Influential CEOs in 2001; by Investor Relations Magazine as the Best IR Officer in 2001. He was the recipient of the 2005 Nikkei Asia Prize, the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Award in 2000 for exceptional contributions to the microelectronics industry, and the “Exemplary Leadership Award” of the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) in 1999. He was selected by Business Week as one of the “Top 25 Managers of the year” and “Stars of Asia” in 1998; by Common Wealth Magazine as one of “The Most Admired Entrepreneurs” since 1999, and by BancAmerica Robertson Stephens as “One of The Most Significant Contributors in the 50 years of Semiconductor Industry” in 1998.

Dr. Chang is a member of MIT Corporation and the National Academy of Engineering (US); he is on the advisory boards of NYSE, Stanford University, and University of California at Berkeley.

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President, Chaoyang University of Technology (CYUT), Taiwan

Dr. Tao-ming Cheng currently is the President of Chaoyang University of Technology (CYUT), Taiwan, and a Professor at the Department of Construction Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA. His research interests include construction ergonomics, construction operations modeling and higher education management. Professor Cheng is the Arbitrator of the Republic of China (ROC). He serves as a Chairman of Accreditation in IEET and is a member of several committees such as Engineering Education Certification; TAC Accreditation; and Higher Education Accreditation and Supervision. Professor Cheng has published more than 100 research articles in indexed journals and conferences in the last decade. He mentors the International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (Scopus) and also reviews papers for several SCI journals.

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Professor and Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business, USA

Dr. Henry Chesbrough is best known as "the father of Open Innovation". He is Professor and Faculty Director at Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation and teaches at the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. He is also a professor of Information Systems at Esade Business School.

Dr. Chesbrough has written books such as Open Innovation (Harvard Business School Press, 2003), Open Business Models (Harvard Business School Press, 2006), and Open Services Innovation (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He has been recognized as one of the leading business thinkers by Thinkers50. He received an Innovation Luminary award from the European Commission and Intel in 2014. He also received the Industrial Research Institute Medal of Achievement in 2017 and has two honorary doctorates.

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Chairman, Korea Research Council of Public Science & Technology (KORP)-South Korea

Dr. Youngrak Choi is Chairman of the Korea Research Council of Public Science & Technology (KORP). From 2002-2005 he was the president of STEPI (Science & Technology Policy Institute) in South Korea. He was the president of the Korean Society for Technology Management and Economics (KOSTME) from 2002-2003, and from 1999-200 he was the Vice President of STEPI. From 1997-1998 he was the head of the Dept. of Policy and Planning at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). Dr. Choi received a B.S. in Forestry from Seoul National University; an M.A. in Public Administration from Seoul National University; and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Roskilde University in Denmark. He is the President of the Korean Society for Technology Management & Economics and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Science & Technology.

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Richard M. Cyert
Professor of Management and Economics
Carnegie Mellon University-USA

Richard M. Cyert became Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) sixth president in 1972 and retired from this presidency in June 1990. He then became president of the Carnegie-Bosch Institute to study and improve international management.

Through his leadership, CMU became financially solvent, strengthened its educational programs and significantly expanded its research and enhanced its reputation as one of the nation's leading educational and research institutions. After three years as President, he was described by the New York Times as "the archetype of the new breed of leaders in American economist and management theorist"

A director and consultant for numerous businesses, state and federal governments, and nonprofit associations, he was head of a statewide group selected to review Pennsylvania's tax laws and was honored frequently for his leadership role in the economic revitalization of western Pennsylvania.

He joined the CMU faculty as an instructor of economics in 1948; rose through the ranks to professor of economics and industrial administration; and was appointed Dean of the Business School in 1962. Under his direction, the "management game" for business education was developed and expanded. It is now a model for other schools and used extensively throughout the USA, Europe and Middle East. He was appointed the University's president after 10 years as Dean of CMU’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration.

Dr. Cyert received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1943 before joining the U.S. Navy during World War II. He did his graduate work in economics at Columbia University following the War, but while he was there he studied statistics with many of the best statisticians who were on the faculty at the time, and thus became a specialist in statistics as well as economics. When he came to the then Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1948, it was to teach statistics in accounting and auditing. Cyert pioneered the application of statistical methods in this area and in addition to several research articles on the topic, he co-authored books with R.M. Trueblood (1957) and H.J. Davidson (1962) on the topic. He was elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1973, largely for this work.

Dr. Cyert was a consultant in economics and management science in Belgium, Germany and Australia. He received honorary doctorates from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, the University of Leuven, Belgium, and from several colleges in the USA.

In 1990 Dr. Cyert was elected and inducted into the World Level of the Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology. He was the author or co-author of 12 books and wrote more than 100 articles for professional journals and books. He died on October 7, 1998, at the age of 77.

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Gideon de Wet
Professor Emeritus, University of Pretoria - South Africa

Dr Gideon de Wet’s formal academic qualifications are the degrees BSc B.Eng (Electron) and PhD Eng., awarded by the University Stellenbosch in South Africa. Post-graduate studies include the Diploma in Digital Electronics, Philips International Institute for Technological Studies, Eindhoven, Netherlands; Advanced Course in Control Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK; Advanced Executive Programme, University of South Africa; MOT Summer School, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He has published a number of professional papers and presented papers at several international conferences.

He has been involved in the management of technology for many years. He was the founder manager of the Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) in Simon’s Town. As General Manager: Research at Armscor, he played a significant part in the creation and operation of the technology development and management system of the defense community during the 1980s. He was the first incumbent of the Chair for Engineering Management at the University of Pretoria, where he taught management of technology and entrepreneurship at postgraduate level for more than 10 years. As a director of LGI and Technotron Pty Ltd., he participated in the establishment of a number of high-tech ventures. He was also the first Director: Intellectual Capital of DataFusion (Pty) Ltd. He has served on the boards of directors of several high-tech companies, several times as chairperson.

He started the Policy Studies Unit at CSIR, and expanded his field of interest to the level of the national innovation system and science and technology policy. This included participation in activities in countries like Chile, Mauritius and New Zealand and consultation for the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Africa.

Although he is officially retired, he still undertakes consulting work and teaching. He was invited to teach at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch as Visiting Erskine Fellow on two occasions, the most recent being August to December 2006.

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W. Ascherman Professor, Stanford University, and Co-Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University, USA

Dr. Kathleen M. Eisenhardt is the Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Strategy and Organization at Stanford University and co-director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Her recent best-selling book (with Don Sull) is Strategy as Simple Rules, named a ’top 10 summer read’ by the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Eisenhardt’s research sits at the nexus of strategy and organization theory where she focuses on high-velocity markets and technology-based firms. She is now studying strategy in distinct economic ’games’ and strategy as simple rules, particularly using multi-case methods. Her PhD is from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Hewlett-Packard Company-USA

Carleton S. (Carly) Fiorina is chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Company. HP is a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services and is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to all.

Since joining HP in July 1999, Fiorina has led HP’s reinvention as a company that makes the Internet work for businesses and consumers. Under her leadership, HP has returned to its roots of innovation and inventiveness and is focused on delivering the best total customer experience.

Prior to joining HP, Fiorina spent nearly 20 years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she held a number of senior leadership positions in sales and marketing. As president of Lucent’s Global Service Provider Business, she expanded the company’s international business and spearheaded the planning and execution of its initial public offering and subsequent spin-off from AT&T.

Fiorina holds a bachelor’s degree in medieval history and philosophy from Stanford University; a master’s degree in business administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park, Md.; and a master’s of science degree from MIT’s Sloan School.

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Andrew S. Grove
Chairman of the Board

Andrew S. Grove was named Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation in May 1997. From 1987 to 1998 he served as the company's CEO, and from 1979 to 1997 he served as President. Prior to participating in the founding of Intel in 1968 with Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, he worked as the Assistant Director of Research and Development for Fairchild Semiconductor.

Andrew S. Grove was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1936. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1960 with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963. Upon graduation, he joined the Research and Development Laboratory of Fairchild Semiconductor and became Assistant Director of Research and Development in 1967.

Dr. Grove has written over 40 technical papers and holds several patents on semiconductor devices and technology. For six years he taught a graduate course in semiconductor device physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He currently is a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, teaching a course entitled "Strategy and Action in the Information Processing Industry."

Dr. Grove has received many honorary academic degrees, including an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the City College of New York (1985), an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1989) and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard University (2000).

His first book, Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1967), has been used at many leading universities in the United States. His book High Output Management (Random House, 1983 and Vintage, 1985) has been translated into eleven languages, and has recently been updated and reissued by Vintage Books. His book titled One-on-One With Andy Grove, was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in June, 1987 and Penguin in 1989. His book Only the Paranoid Survive was published by Doubleday in 1996. His latest book, Swimming Across, was published in November, 2001 by Time Warner Books. An author of articles in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, he has written a weekly column on management which was carried by several newspapers, and a column on management for Working Woman magazine.

Dr. Grove has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of many industry awards, including the IEEE Engineering Leadership Recognition award (1987), and the AEA Medal of Achievement award (1993). In 1997 he received the "Technology Leader of the Year" award from Industry Week, the "CEO of the Year" award from CEO magazine, and "Man of the Year" award from Time magazine. In 1998 Dr. Grove was named "Distinguished Executive of the Year" by the Academy of Management, and received the IEEE 2000 Medal of Honor award. In 2001, he was named as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Strategic Management Society.

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 Former President, Indonesia; Founder and Chairman, The Habibie Center—Indonesia

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Sc. h.c. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie was born in 1936 in Pare-pare (South Sulawesi) Indonesia. On March 11, 1998, the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) elected and installed B. J. Habibie as the seventh Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. On May 21, l998, he took the oath of office as third President of The Republic of Indonesia. Under his leadership, Indonesia succeeded not only in conducting the first free and fair General Elections in 1999 but also succeeded in bringing about significant changes towards democratizing and reforming Indonesia.

In 1955 B.J.Habibie studied at the Technische Hochscule, Aachen, Germany. In 1960 he earned his Diplom-Ingenieur with cum laude at the Department of Aircraft Design and Construction, and earned his Doctor Ingenieur with summa cum laude at the same institution in 1965. He started his career in Germany by becoming the Head of Research and Development of Structure Analysis in the Hamburger Flugzeugbau Gmbh, Hamburg, Germany (1965 - 1969); Vice President and Technology Director MBB Gmbh, Hamburg and Munchen (1973 - 1978), and Technology Senior Advisor to the MBB Board of Directors (1978).

In 1978 he was appointed Minister of State for Research and Technology and, concurrently, head of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT). He maintained this job for five terms of office during Development Cabinet, until 1998. He was appointed as Chairman of the Indonesian Moslem Intellectuals Association (ICMI) in 1990. He is president of the Islamic International Forum for Science, Technology and Human Resources Development (IIFTIHAR) since 1997; founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Habibie Center (THC) since 1999. In 2001, he became a member of the Board of Founders of the Muslim World League (Rabithah ‘Alam Islami) and in 2000 he became a member of InterAction Council (IAC) since 2000. B.J Habibie has 17 National and 16 International medals and decorations.

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Member, Swedish Royal Academy of Science; Former President and Chairman, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences—Sweden

Dr. Gunnar Hambreaus was born in 1919. He received his MSc. from Uppsala University, M.Eng. S from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Dr.Eng.S, hon. from Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg. He served as secretary in the Swedish Technical Research Council from 1946 to 1953, as editor in chief of the leading technical periodical in Sweden (Teknisk Tidskrift) from 1953 to 1970, as the president of Swedish Technical Press AB and finally as the president and chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences from 1971 to 1985. He worked for Swedish industry as a member and in some cases chairman in the Board of Directors of some 20 leading Swedish companies e.g Volvo, Bofors, Pharmacia, Hasselblad and others. Presently Dr. Hambreaus chairs the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation and the Sweden-Algeria Mixed Commission as well as several Price Juries. As a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science he takes part in the election of Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Economics. He is a member of many learned societies and academies inside and outside Sweden. He is proud to carry decorations from the Swedish King and his Parliament as well as orders from Sweden, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and Australia.

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Advisor to Hitachi Ltd., Japan

Mr. Shinjiro Iwata Advisor to Hitachi Ltd. He retired in April after serving as the Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Executive Officer, and Chief Transformation Officer. Mr. Iwata began his career with Hitachi Ltd. in 1972, when he joined the Overseas Business Department. Working his way up through various positions, in 1996 he became manager of Business Planning Department for the Information Systems Group. He joined Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) in 1997 as Executive Vice President. After improving the performance of HDS, he became CEO of the company in 2001. In 2006 he became CMO of the newly established Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, where he oversaw everything from manufacturing to front-line sales. Later acting as EVP, he implemented sweeping management reforms, putting HGST's business firmly back on track. In 2009, he returned to Hitachi Ltd. as Vice President and Executive Officer, CEO of Service & Global Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems. In the following years, Mr. Iwata strengthened the overseas divisions of ICT, later becoming Senior Vice President, and further contributing to the expansion of business. In 2013 he became Representative Executive Officer, and worked on management reform of the entire Hitachi Group. Mr. Iwata's firmly believes in nimble management making use of data, and efficient waste-free management. In order to implement this policy, Mr. Iwata also acted as CIO for integration of Hitachi's internal ICT systems and a leader of the End-to-End Supply Chain Project. Most recently, Mr. Iwata served as Director of the Hitachi Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division, which is reforming the structures of the entire Hitachi Group. Since 2012, he has also been a visiting professor at Tsukuba University.

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Director of Mobile Money, Vodafone Group Services Limited, UK; and Fellow, the World Bank

Michael Joseph is employed by Vodafone Group Services Limited as the director of Mobile Money and is responsible for leading the strategic growth and development of the successful M-Pesa proposition. Michael is also Vodafone's Strategic Advisor appointed to the Boards of Vodacom Group South Africa, Vodacom Tanzania, Vodacom Mozambique and Safaricom Limited. He was appointed in March 2011 as the first World Bank Fellow to advise governments, regulators and other institutions on Mobile Money and other ICT initiatives. Previously, Michael was the CEO of Safaricom Limited, steering the company from a subscriber base of less than 20,000 to over 16.71 million subscribers at his retirement in November 2010. This phenomenal growth straddling nearly a decade was motored by the launch of many innovative products and services such as M-PESA. He has extensive international experience in company start-ups and the implementation and operation of large wireless and wire-line networks.

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Editor-in-chief, Technological Forecasting and Social Change; University Professor Emeritus, Systems Science, Portland State University, USA

Dr. Harold A. Linstone earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Columbia University and the University of Southern California, respectively. He now holds the rank of University Professor Emeritus of Systems Science at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA. From 1970 to 1977 he served as director of its Systems Science Ph.D. Program. His 22 years of industrial experience include positions at Hughes Aircraft Company and Lockheed Corporation, where he was Associate Director of Corporate Planning—Systems Analysis. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Rome, the University of Washington, and Kiel University. In 1993-94 he served as president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, and in 2003 he won the World Future Society’s Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Linstone is editor-in-chief of the professional journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change, which he founded in 1969, and which is now in its 38th year. He is author or co-author of the books The Delphi Method (1975), Futures Research: New Directions (1976), Technological Substitution (1977), Multiple Perspectives for Decision Making (1984), The Unbounded Mind (1993), The Challenge of the 21st Century (1994), and Decision Making for Technology Executives (1999).

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President of National Research Council, Canada

Mr. John R. McDougall President of National Research Council, Canada Mr. John McDougall, born and raised in Edmonton, Canada, was appointed as NRC's President in April 2010 following 12 years as President and CEO of the Alberta Research Council when he also founded and chaired Innoventures Canada, bringing together Canada's leading research and technology organizations. His career began as a petroleum engineer, and then quickly evolved into the ownership and management of an international engineering consulting firm and subsequently a private merchant bank. From 1991 to 1997, he was the first Poole Chair in Management for Engineers, a leadership position within the University of Alberta. He has held leadership positions with some of Canada's most innovative research and manufacturing businesses, research consortia and not-for-profit organizations and with numerous professional and business organizations. He has served on advisory boards and committees at provincial, federal and international levels. Mr. McDougall has been recognized by organizations including the Canadian Academy of Engineers, Engineers Canada, Mexican College of Civil Engineers and PICMET. He has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, and completed several postgraduate courses in Environmental Engineering.

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President, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore; and Institute Professor and former Dean of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Thomas Magnanti is the founding President of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and Institute Professor and former Dean of Engineering at MIT. He has devoted much of his professional career to education that combines engineering and management, and to teaching and research in applied and theoretical aspects of large-scale optimization. Professor Magnanti has a long association with programs in technology and in the management of technology.

At SUTD, he has led the development of a university whose mission is to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs through a focus on design and an integrated multidisciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary research.

At MIT he was the founding co-director of MIT's Leaders for Manufacturing and System Design and Management Programs, and founding director of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART). As Dean, he was instrumental in creating the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation and was a strong advocate and supporter of programs in entrepreneurship such as the MIT 100K competition. He also headed one third of the Sloan School of Management for several years.

He has served as president of three major professional societies and as editor of the journal Operations Research. He has also served on a number of university, corporate and government boards and councils.

Professor Magnanti has received numerous educational and research awards including four honorary degrees. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University, and masters' degrees in Statistics and in Mathematics as well as a Ph.D. in Operations Research, all from Stanford University.

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President, Florida International University-USA

Modesto A. Maidique is the 4th president of Florida International University (FIU), a member of the State University System of Florida and the fastest growing research university in the United States. The university, known for its strong engineering and business programs, offers more than 200 degree programs from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level and has been cited seven times in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of “America's Best Colleges.”

During his tenure at FIU, Dr. Maidique has presided over the establishment of the Schools of Architecture and Law, initiated the football program, and doubled enrollment to over 32,000 students today. In addition, sponsored research has increased more than seven-fold to $58.8 million, while endowment quintupled. In the year 2000, the university achieved the highest research rank given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and was granted the third Phi Beta Kappa chapter for a public university in Florida.

A graduate of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.) and the Harvard Business School (PMD) program, Dr. Maidique has taught at both of his alma maters and at Stanford University. He is a world renowned authority on the management of high technology enterprises. For more than two decades -- for institutions including the White House, Harvard and IBM -- Dr. Maidique has provided counsel on critical management and educational issues impacting our nation.

Throughout his career in both the corporate and academic worlds, Dr. Maidique has been involved with high technology firms in a variety of capacities: as an executive in established and entrepreneurial high technology firms; as a consultant, lecturer, and director for multinational high technology giants; and as professor and lecturer at leading universities in the U.S. and abroad.

In 1970, Dr. Maidique co-founded a semiconductor company now accounts for most of the sales of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a $1.2 billion manufacturer of integrated circuits. He also served as president and CEO of Genome Therapeutics, a genetic engineering company, and as a general partner of Hambrecht & Quist, a venture capital firm. He has consulted and lectured for major American firms including IBM, Rockwell International, Honeywell, and Texas Instruments.

Dr. Maidique is the author of numerous articles in academic journals, a contributing author to ten books, and a co-author of Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, a textbook now in its third edition, which is used at more than 100 colleges and universities. An article he co-authored, “The Art of HighTechnology Management,” is one of the best selling articles published in the Sloan Management Review. He is also the co-author of Energy Future, a New York Times best seller on energy policy.

In 1989, former President George H. W. Bush appointed Dr. Maidique to the President's Educational Policy Advisory Committee. He also serves on the boards of National Semiconductor and Carnival Corporation, is Vice Chairman of the Miami Business Forum, and is past chairman of The Beacon Council, Miami's economic development authority. In 2000, President-elect George W. Bush appointed Dr. Maidique to the President’s Education Advisory Committee.

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VP Information Technology Group (former), Intel Corporation, USA

Ms. Mandy J. Mock is the vice president in the Information Technology group and served as the general manager of product engineering solutions at Intel Corporation. She leads the product engineering solutions IT team, which provides Intel's product development teams with innovative IT solutions and support for greater efficiency and faster design and production cycles. Ms. Mock has held leadership positions in Intel's IT group since 2010, capping a two-decade career at the company. Before assuming her current role in 2016, she spent two years as director of financial information systems, leading the team charged with providing IT solutions for Intel's Finance organization. She joined the IT group as director of flex services, a business unit that provides burst capacity resources for software development to Intel's product teams. She joined Intel in 1995 after receiving her bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering and French from Carnegie Mellon University. She went on to earn a master's degree in computer science from the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology and her MBA degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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VP Global Labs, IBM Research, USA

Dr. Robert JT Morris is Vice President, Global Labs, IBM Research, where he is responsible for IBM Research Laboratories in China, India, Japan, Brazil, Australia and Africa. He leads these labs from the IBM Growth Market headquarters in Shanghai. From 2006-2011 he led Services Research across IBM from the TJ Watson Research Center in New York, and from 2004-2006 he led the transformation of IBM's services business to become technology-asset or IP-based.

From 1999-2004, he was the director of the IBM Almaden Research Center, a hub of applied research in computer, physical and behavioral sciences. Dr. Morris was also concurrently vice president for Personal Systems and Storage Research at IBM. During this period the field of "services science" was initiated by IBM Research and developed working closely with university, industry and government partners. Earlier, he was a director at the IBM TJ Watson Research lab in New York, where he led teams in systems research. Originally from Australia, he began his career at Bell Laboratories where he was involved in developing a number of networking and computing technologies.

Dr. Morris was chairman of the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC) from 2002-2005, an organization consisting of the heads of major research institutions in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been a member of the National Academies' Government University Industry Research Roundtable, an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, he has published more than 50 articles on computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics, and he has received 11 patents. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, a Fellow of the IEEE, and is on a number of advisory boards for leading universities and governments labs.

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Adviser to CEO (past Vice Chairman) of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.-Japan

Since joining Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., in 1953, Dr. Tsuneo Nakahara has been a major force in the conception, design and manufacturing of optical fiber and cables. Under his guidance, the company developed the vapor phase axial deposition optical fiber manufacturing technology, which has become the standard in Japan and is one of the top three fiber manufacturing processes worldwide. His team also designed extremely low-Ioss optical fiber with pure silica as the core and fluorine in the clad. This technology was widely used for undersea long-distance cables. He also has been a leader of important research into multi-count optical fiber, leaky coaxial cable, milliwave and beam waveguide, and more. An executive advisor to the CEO of Sumitomo Electric Industries. Ltd., Dr. Nakahara holds nearly 300 patents in the United States and Japan combined, and has published over 100 papers. He has received numerous awards, including an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the Okabe Memorial Award from the Institute of Electronics and Communications Engineers of Japan, and the Blue Ribbon Medal from the Emperor of Japan. Dr. Nakahara won the 2002 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal “For pioneering work on the design and development of manufacturing systems for optical fibers.” In recognition of his contribution to relations between the United Kingdom and Japan, Dr Nakahara was appointed an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He has been the CEO of the Nakahara Research Institute, Ltd. since 2006.

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Director of Research of the Stanford Center for Integrated Systems; Director of the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility; and Research Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, USA

Dr. Yoshio Nishi is Director of Research of the Stanford Center for Integrated Systems, Director of the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility, and a Research Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

He received his B.S. degree in metallurgy from Waseda University in 1962 and his Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1973. In 1962 he joined Toshiba Corporation, where he worked on silicon process research and development. From 1968 to 1969 he was a visiting Research Associate at the Stanford Electronics Laboratories, working on high-field transport in semiconductors and materials characterization of GaAs. In 1969 he returned to Toshiba and supervised the nonvolatile memory R&D activity, working on the development of the world's first MNOS nonvolatile static memories. In 1976 he was responsible for theoretical and experimental studies of short-channel MOSFETs in the MITI VLSI project, as well as management of the SOS technology group at Toshiba, developing the 16bitSOS processor for medical information processing. In 1979 he directed work on VLSI process technology R&D for both memory and logic VLSI, where his team developed the world’s first 1Mbit CMOS DRAM, 256kbit CMOS SRAM and 1M/4Mbit EEPROM, predecessor of Flash memory, which led Toshiba to become the leading manufacturer of DRAM and EEPROM in that era.

In 1986 Dr. Nishi joined HP Labs as Director of the Silicon Process Laboratory, where he led the team to build HP's first converged CMOS technology at 0.8 micron geometry used in HP RISC Processor, PA-RISC chip sets. In 1994 he established and became Director of the ULSI Research Laboratory. Dr. Nishi joined Texas Instruments in 1995 as Vice President and Director of Research and Development for the Semiconductor Group. In 1996, he was appointed Senior VP, responsible for R&D activities for digital signal processing solutions, semiconductor processes and devices, memory, as well as components and materials. His contributions throughout his tenure in industry cover not only leading-edge technology development, but also an R&D model and strategy for consecutive developments of technologies of multiple nodes with co-located R&D and manufacturing with two staggering teams and broad deployment of “precompetitive collaboration and benchmarking,” which is now commonly accepted world-wide.

In 2002 Dr. Nishi joined Stanford University as a faculty member in Electrical Engineering, and, by courtesy, in Material Science and Engineering. His research and teaching interest at Stanford covers nanoelectronic materials and devices such as metal gate/high k/high mobility channel MISFETs, resistance change nonvolatile memory, nanowires and nanotube-based devices with his Ph.D. students. He serves several companies as either board member or technical advisory board member, and he is also guest professor of several universities such as Tsinghua University and Peking University.

Professor Nishi has published over 200 papers in international technical journals and conferences and has co-authored 12 books. He has been awarded more than 50 patents in the U.S. and Japan. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and he is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics; Institute of Electronics, Communication Engineers of Japan; and the Electrochemical Society. He received the IECE Japan Award in 1972, and IR100 awards in 1982 and 1986 for nonvolatile memory productization. In 1995, he received the IEEE Jack A. Morton Award. He is also the 2002 Robert Noyce Medal recipient.

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Dept. of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Istanbul Technical University-Turkey

Prof. Dr. Ozdas served as the Founding Director of the Computer Centre in 1961; Founding Secretary General of the Turkish Scientific Council (TUBITAK) from 1964-1966; Science Board Member of TUBITAK from 1968-1972; Founding Director of Marmara Scientific and Industrial Research; President of the NATO Science Committee from 1973-1979; Board Member of Von Karman Institute and steering Committee Member of AGARD in 1973; Minister of State for Science and Technology from 1980-1983; and Professor at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, since then. He graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Technical University, in 1946, with a Diploma in Engineering, then obtained the Diploma of the Imperial College, 1950; and Ph.D. from London University in 1951. He conducted a project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 and served as an MIT Research Fellow from 1955-1956; then as a visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University from 1953-1959; and became a professor at Istanbul Technical University in 1961. Prof. Ozdas is a member of Sigma Xi; President of the Turkish Organization for Automatic Control; and the author of several articles and books in various languages.

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Chairman, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT)-South Korea

Dr. Kwan Rim is the Chairman of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), the central research laboratory of the Samsung Group. He received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1958 and Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 1960, both from Northwestern University in the USA.

In 1960 he joined the Department of Mechanics and Hydraulics of the University of Iowa and was an engineering faculty member there until 1995. At the University of Iowa he was Chairman of the Department of Mechanics and Hydraulics (1971-74), Associate Dean of Engineering (1974-79), Chairman of the Division of Materials Engineering (1978-84), and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (1984-90). He is the founder of the Biomedical Engineering Program at Iowa as well as the Iowa Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Rim held the U.S. National Science Foundation’s SEED (Scientists and Engineers for Economic Development) Professorship in 1976-77, served as the President of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) from 1982 to 1984, and as a visiting professor in Japan in 1992. He has also served on the boards of directors of numerous educational and research institutes. He was the 1992 recipient of the Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. He also served on the President’s Council on Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea.

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David Sarnoff Professor of the Management of Technology; Chair, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Entrepreneurship Center-USA

A long-time expert on entrepreneurial endeavors, Edward Roberts has literally written the book on high-tech business creation and growth. His Entrepreneurs in High-Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 1991) won the Association of American Publishers Award for Outstanding Book in Business and Management. Roberts is Founder and Chair of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, and for over 30 years chaired the Sloan School’s Management of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group. He co-founded and co-chaired for nearly 20 years the mid-career MIT Management of Technology (MOT) Program. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Roberts has become internationally known for his research, teaching and active involvement in many aspects of technology management, including technology strategy, corporate venturing, product innovation management, and technology-based entrepreneurship. He served as co-director of the MIT International Center for Research on the Management of Technology. When not occupied with his MIT responsibilities, Roberts is actively involved as a co-founder, board member and angel investor in many high-tech start-ups. Dr. Roberts co-founded and was CEO of Pugh-Roberts Associates, an international management consulting firm specializing in system dynamics, strategic planning and technology management, now a division of PA Consulting Group. He co-founded and is a director of Medical Information Technology, Inc., a leading producer of healthcare information systems, and also co-founded and is a director of, Inc., a leading Chinese internet firm. In addition, Roberts co-founded and was for 20 years a General Partner of the Zero Stage Capital and First Stage Capital Equity Funds, a group of venture capital funds investing in early-stage technology-based firms. He has been a co-founder and/or director of numerous emerging technology companies, including at present Advanced Magnetics, Pegasystems, PR Restaurants and Interactive Super Computers. Professor Roberts has authored 160 articles and 11 books, the most recent being Innovation: Driving Product, Process and Market Change (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2002). Roberts has four degrees from MIT in electrical engineering (B.S. and M.S.), management (M.S.), and economics (Ph.D.).

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Professor, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, USA

Dr. Melissa Schilling is John Herzog Family Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Management. She specializes in Strategic Management, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Her B.S. degree in Business Administration with majors in Finance, Marketing and Biology is from the University of Colorado, Boulder; her PhD in Strategic Management is from the University of Washington. She is the winner of the Best Paper Award for her paper in Management Science and Organization Science, and the recipient of numerous research grants from Kauffman Foundation, National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Dr. Schilling is the author of more than 200 papers, book chapters, cases and conference presentations. Her most recent book, Quirky: The remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators that changed the world, is a deep dive into the lives of Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Dean Kamen. It shows the unusual things they had in common, how these characteristics led to innovation, and how we can nurture our own breakthrough innovation potential.

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Assistant Dean of Engineering for Advanced Program Development,
University of Oklahoma
Former Manager, Mars Exploration Program-USA

Donna Shirley is currently Assistant Dean of Engineering for Advanced Program Development at the University of Oklahoma, where she is participating in strategic planning and the development of new educational initiatives. She is also the official Spokesperson for the Mars Millennium Project, an international, K through 12 educational initiative sponsored by the White House MillenNium Council, the Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

In addition to three honorary doctorates, Ms. Shirley has a BS (University of Oklahoma) and MS (University of Southern California) in Aerospace Engineering, and a BA in Journalism (University of Oklahoma). She has over 35 years of experience in the aerospace industry, including more than 25 years in management. Her honors include the NASA Exceptional Leadership Medal; The American Society Of Mechanical Engineers Holley Award; and membership in the American Academy of Achievement, the Women In Technology International Hall Of Fame, and the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall Of Fame. She retired in 1998 from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she was manager of the Mars Exploration Program.

The Mars Exploration Program - which was begun in 1994 with the highly successful Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Pathfinder missions - is sending orbiters, landers and/or rovers to Mars in every opportunity (every 26 months) through at least 2005, despite the loss of two missions in 1999. Prior to becoming manager of the program, Ms. Shirley managed the team which designed and built "Sojourner Truth,” the Microrover which was landed by the Mars Pathfinder project on the surface of Mars on July 4, 1997. Sojourner investigated the Martian surface for nearly three months - more than ten times its expected lifetime. In her 32-year career at JPL Ms. Shirley's positions included: Project Engineer for the Cassini mission to Saturn, Manager of Exploration Initiative Studies, Manager of Automation and Robotics, Manager of JPL's Space Station

Program, Manager of the Mission Design Section, and Project Engineer for the Mariner 10 mission to Venus and Mercury in 1974.

Between 1990 and 93, as a part-time assignment, she established and led a NASA-wide Systems Engineering Working Group which developed and documented a standard systems engineering process for NASA Projects. As an outgrowth of this, in the summer of 1991 she led another NASA-wide team on Program/Project Management which developed recommendations subsequently incorporated into the NASA Management Instruction for project management.

In addition to over 50 technical publications, she has written a book on Managing Creativity and has developed a class on that subject which is now offered at and through the University of Oklahoma in a variety of formats. She continues to be a widely sought-after speaker on subjects including Mars Exploration and Management, and has appeared in many national television news programs and documentaries. Broadway Books published her autobiography, titled Managing Martians, in 1998 and 1999.

Raised in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, Ms. Shirley now lives in Norman, Oklahoma. She has one daughter, Laura, who is a graduate student in psychology.

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Her Royal Highness received a Bachelor of Arts Degree (First Class Honor), with a major in History and minor in Pali-Sanskrit and Thai. She received a Master of Arts degree in Oriental Epigraphy in 1979 from Silpakorn University. At the same time, she studied at Chulalongkorn University, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Pali-Sanskrit in 1981. In 1986 she received a doctorate degree in Development Education from Srinakharinwirot University.
Her Royal Highness began her teaching career in 1979, when she started teaching general education at Chulalongkorn University. A year later, she joined the Department of Law and Social Sciences, in the Academic Division of Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy. At present she is Director of the Department of History at the Academy, where she has played an important role in revising its curriculum. She supervises the Thai Music Club of the Academy. She gives lectures at several other institutions, and she regularly attends academic conferences and seminars both in Thailand and abroad.

Besides her main duty at the Military Academy, she also works on other functions, mostly concerned with development and philanthropic works. Her projects mostly focus on education, food and nutrition to provide basic life necessities for people who are in need. In her development work, she has used technologies such as IT, biotechnology, agricultural science, medicine and public health widely to enhance livelihood and well-being of the Thai people, particularly those in the remote areas: people with disabilities, prison inmates, victims of natural disasters, minority groups and other marginalized populations. She has engaged in technology integration and management in practice in many of those projects in order to achieve the desired outcomes.

Her Royal Highness is active in several philanthropic organizations and foundations. She has been Executive Vice President of the Thai Red Cross Society since 1977. She has been Executive Chairman of the Chaipattana Foundation since 1988 (in charge of His Majesty the King’s development and environmental preservation projects), of Ananda Mahidol Foundation since 1995 (to promote higher education), and of King Rama II Foundation since 1977 (to conserve and promote Thai cultures). She has been the President of Sai Jai Thai Foundation since 1975 (to support disabled veterans), and of Prince Mahidol Award Foundation since 1992 (to award prizes annually to members of the international community for outstanding performances in the fields of medicine and public health). She was the Advisor to the Committee of the Thai Junior Encyclopedia Project by Royal Command of His Majesty the King. She is the chairperson of the Information Technology Project Committee (ICT Fund) under the Initiatives of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn since 1995.

In addition, she contributes a great deal to international organizations. For example, she is Special Technical Advisor on Health of Marginalized Populations for the Southeast Asian and the Western Pacific Regions World Health Organization; Honorary Committee Member, the Health Advisory Board, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; a Trustee of the Council of Refugee Education Trust; Special Ambassador of the United Nations World Food Program for School Feeding; and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador (Ethnic Children Education).

In addition to over 50 technical publications, she has written a book on She has received international awards and positions such as Ramon Magsaysay (Public Service, 1991), Indira Gandhi (Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2004), International Telecommunication Union (Helping People with Disabilities using ICT, 2006), and International Union of Nutritional Sciences (Nutrition Improvement to Development of the Disadvantaged Population, 2009). She speaks Thai, English, French, Chinese, and some German.

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San Jose State University, USA

Dr. David M. Steele joined San Jose State University (SJSU) as Dean, College of Business and Lucas Graduate School of Business, in July, 2008. He is building on the College?s strengths by enhancing academic quality and student success; and by emphasizing practical business knowledge and global business education, including the new Thompson Global Internship Program.

Previously, he was Dean of the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University, which includes the prestigious Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies; and Professor and Dean of the College of Business at Florida Institute of Technology.

Dr. Steele rose through the ranks of Chevron Corporation (ranked Fortune # 3 today) to become President of Chevron Latin America. He had a broadly diversified career track in R&D, project engineering, finance, strategic planning, and IT before moving to senior executive management positions. After leaving Chevron, Dr. Steele was an Executive Consultant to the founders of four international early-stage ventures, serving as Interim CEO of one of these ventures, a software startup.

Dr. Steele attended Birmingham University in England, receiving BS and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering. He later completed graduate business training at UC Berkeley and at the Wharton School.

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 President, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

Dr. Nam Pyo Suh has been the President of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) since July 13, 2006.

Dr. Suh was a member of the Presidential Committee on Science and Technology of Korea (2009-2010) and the chairman of the Commission for New Economic Growth of the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge (2008-2009). He was also the President of the Accreditation Board of Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK).

Previously, he had been at MIT (1970-2008), where he was Director of the Park Center for Complex Systems (formerly the Manufacturing Institute) and the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (1991-2001). He was also the Founding Director of the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (1977-1984), the Founder and Director of the MIT-Industry Polymer Processing Program (1973-1984). He is now the Ralph E. & Eloise F. Cross Professor, Emeritus.

In October 1984, Professor Suh took a leave of absence from MIT to accept a Presidential Appointment at the National Science Foundation, where he was in charge of engineering. He returned to MIT in January 1988. For his contributions, he received the Distinguished Service Award of the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Suh has received many awards and honors. He received seven honorary doctoral degrees: Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 1988, Doctor of Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1986, Honorary Doctor (Tekn. Hedersdoktor) from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, in 2000, Doctor of Engineering Honoris Causa, University of Queensland in 2007, Doctor Scientiarum Honoris Causa from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in 2007, Doctor of Science and Technology from Carnegie-Mellon University in 2008, and Honoris Causa from Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2009. Also, in 2011 the Technical University of Denmark awarded him the Gold Medal, its highest honor.

He is the recipient of the 2009 ASME Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 2006, he received the General Pierre Nicolau Award, the highest honor given by the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). Also from ASME, he received the Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, the Blackall Award, the Best Tribology Paper Award, and the William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award. Time selected his invention of the On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) as one of "The 50 Best Inventions of 2010." Mobile Harbor was ranked second in the "10 best start-up ideas of 2011" by StartupSmart, an Australia-based consultancy firm. Also in 2010, the MIT Geospatial Data Center created the "Professor Nam Suh Award for Innovation in Design of Software Systems."

In 2011, the Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS) selected him for the 2011 transformative Achievement Medal and the Korea Economic Institute awarded him the Korean-American Achievement Award. In 2008, he was given the second Pony Chung Award of the Pony Chung Foundation and the Inchon Education Award of the Inchon Memorial Foundation. He received the F.W. Taylor Research Award of SME; an SPE Best Paper Award; Federal (NSF) Engineer of the Year Award from NSPE; and the American Society for Engineering Education Centennial Medallion. He was also awarded the National Science Foundation's Distinguished Service Award. In 1994, he was awarded the KBS Korean Compatriot Award for Scholarly Achievements. He is also the winner of the 1997 Ho-Am Prize for Engineering. In 2000, he was the recipient of the Mensforth International Gold Medal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers of the United Kingdom. In 2001, he received the Hills Millennium Award from the Institution of Engineering Designers of the United Kingdom. In 2006, the Academy of Transdisciplinary Learning and Advanced Studies (Society for Design and Process Science) awarded him the Academy Gold Medal of Honor. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of SPE. He was awarded the 2008 Proud Korean award for educational contributions by the Korea Association of Journalists and the Distinguished Alumni Award by Carnegie Mellon University.

He is the author of over 300 papers and seven books, holds more than 70 patents, and edited several books. Among the books he has authored are Elements of the Mechanical Behavior of Solids (with A.P.L. Turner published by McGraw-Hill, 1975), Tribophysics (Prentice-Hall, 1986; translated into Chinese), The Principles of Design (Oxford University Press, 1990; translated into Japanese and Korean), The Delamination Theory of Wear (Elsevier, 1974), Axiomatic Design: Advances and Applications (Oxford University Press, 2001, also translated into Japanese and Chinese), Complexity: Theory and Applications (Oxford University Press, 2004), and Axiomatic Design and Fabrication of Composite Structures (with D. G. Lee, Oxford University Press, 2004).

His contributions to the field of tribology include the delamination theory of wear, the solution wear theory, a theory on the genesis of friction, coated cutting tools, the use of undulated surfaces to lower friction and wear, and new woven electrical connectors. The Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) chose his paper on delamination theory of wear as the citation classic. His invention of electric connectors that have low friction and low contact resistance (originally manufactured by Tribotek, Inc., now acquired by Methode Electronics, Inc.) received the Product of the Year award of Power Electronics Technology magazine in 2005. In the field of design, he has developed Axiomatic Design theory, which is taught worldwide. It is required for certification of Master Black Belts by the American Society of Quality. He also advanced a theory of complexity and the concept of Functional Periodicity. In the field of polymer processing, he invented many industrially important processes and devices, including microcellular plastics (commercially known as MuCell, trademark of Trexel, Inc.), the USM foam molding process, the Axiometer for moisture measurement in polymers, the Electrostatic Charge Decay NDE technique (commercialized by QEA, Inc.), and the foam/straight plastic lamination/forming process (sold in billions by Sweetheart Plastics, Inc.). In metal processing, he is the inventor of a new metal processing technique called the Mixalloy Process. At KAIST, he invented the on-line electric vehicle (OLEV) and the Mobile Harbor (MH). OLEV is being commercialized by two firms.

Professor Suh was a Series Editor for the Advanced Manufacturing Series and an Editor of the MIT/Pappalardo Series in Mechanical Engineering of Oxford University Press. He was also the Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing from 1981 to 1996, and also serves on editorial boards of many journals.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Axiomatic Design Software, Inc., and Parker Vision, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and a member of the International Advisory Board of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) of Saudi Arabia, and the Khalifar University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) of UAE. He has been a consultant for many industrial firms. He was a member of the board of directors of Silicon Valley Group, Inc., Therma Wave, Inc., the founder and member of the board of directors of Trexel, Inc., Integrated Device Technologies, and Triboteck, Inc.

He is a Fellow of the University of Tokyo. He is an Honorary Professor at Yanbian University of Science and Technology, China; Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong; and Advisory Professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He was an Eminent Visiting Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea. He has been on visiting committees of Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of California - Berkeley. He was a member of the DoD Panel on "Global War on Terrorism" and served on a research award committee of ASEE. He was a consultant of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Korea Electric Power Research Institute. He was a member of the Visiting Committee for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (a statutory committee). In addition, he was a member of the Development and Advisory Council of the Texas A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Science Board of MacroChem Corporation. He served on advisory committees of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, and Alcan Aluminum Corporation. He was a member of several NRC and NAE committees. He was also the chairman of the ASME Productivity Committee. He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the ENDREA Program of Sweden. He also evaluated a Kplus Center in Austria.

He has consulted extensively for governments, the World Bank, the United Nations, universities, and many industrial firms throughout the world on various technical matters, the development of economic policies, and the creation of new products and processes. He was the architect of the Five-Year (1980-85) Economic Development Plan of the Republic of Korea.

Professor Suh was educated at Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School (1955), MIT (S.B., 1959, and S.M., 1961) and Carnegie-Mellon University (Ph.D., 1964).

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 Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology—Thailand

Dr. Pairash Thajchayapong was born in 1944 in Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. In 2004 he became Thailand’s Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology. He served as President of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment from 1998-2004. He is currently Chairman of the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) (1998—present), and he is the Assistant Director for Engineering and Computer, Chulabhorn Research Institute (1988—present).

Dr. Thajchayapong was a professor at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand, from 1977-1998, where he also served as Rector (1992-1998) and as Director of the Computer Research and Services Center (1987-1998). From 1987-1998 he was Director of the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center. He received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1969 from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, United Kingdom; and in 1973 a Ph.D. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Dr. Thajchayapong is a member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) USA; The Royal Institute, Thailand; and The Science Society of Thailand under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, Thailand. He is Assistant Director of IT Project under the initiative of H.R.H.Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and Chairman, the Committee of Nomination Science and Technology Research Grants, Thailand Toray Science Foundation.

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Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan

Mr. Takeshi Uchiyamada graduated from Nagoya University with a degree in applied physics in March 1969 and joined Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in April the same year.

In January 1994, Mr. Uchiyamada became project general manager of Vehicle Development Center 2. In January 1996, he became chief engineer of that center, which developed the Prius—the world's first mass-produced gasoline-electric hybrid car.

After being named to the Board of Directors in June 1998, Mr. Uchiyamada oversaw Vehicle Development Center 3. In June 2000, he became chief officer of Vehicle Development Center 2, and in June 2001, managing director and chief officer of the Overseas Customer Service Operations Center. Mr. Uchiyamada was made a senior managing director and also appointed chief officer of the Vehicle Engineering Group in June 2003. In June 2004, he became a chief officer of the Production Control & Logistics Group, and in June 2005, he became executive vice president and member of the board. Mr. Uchiyamada was appointed vice chairman of the board in June 2012. He became chairman of the board in June 2013. He is also vice chairman of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) since June 2013.

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 David J. McGrath jr (1959) Professor of Management and Innovation Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, —United States

Dr. James M. Utterback is David J. McGrath jr (1959) Professor of Management and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Professor of Engineering Systems in the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since receiving the Ph.D. in 1968 from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Dr. Utterback has held faculty positions at Indiana University, the Harvard Business School, and Chalmers Technical University as well as MIT. From 1983 through 1989, he served as Director of Industrial Liaison at MIT. He is author of Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation, published by Harvard Business School Press in 1994, and of Design-Inspired Innovation, published by World Scientific Press in 2006. His current research examines the sustained growth of newly formed technology-based firms worldwide at the confluence of bio and nanotechnology.

Dr. Utterback received the D.Sc. (Hon) from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1997, and was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 1999. He was elected a Life Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge in 2006. Last year he received an honorary doctorate from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

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 Professor and Head of the Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management—United States

Eric von Hippel is Professor and Head of the Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a graduate of Harvard College (BA), MIT (MS) and Carnegie Mellon University (PhD). His research examines the sources of and economics of innovation, with a particular focus on the significant role played by “lead users” in the innovation development process. In a new book, Democratizing Innovation, he reports on the latest work in this field (MIT Press, 2005).

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Jack Welch
CEO, General Electric-USA

Jack Welch was born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1935. He graduated in 1957 from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He later received M.S. and Ph.D degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

Welch joined General Electric in 1960. He was named vice-president in 1972, senior vice-president in 1977, vice-chairman in 1979, and became GE's youngest and eighth Chairman and CEO in 1981.

During his 20-year tenure as CEO of GE, Welch transformed the corporation with his leadership, increasing the market value of the company from $12 billion in 1981 to approximately $280 billion in 2001.

Dr. Welch left his position as CEO in 2001 and became a corporate consultant to a group of Fortune 500 companies. His memoir of his life and business strategies, Straight From the Gut, was published in September 2001.

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Vice Chairman and CEO
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.-South Korea

Mr. Yun is the Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in Korea. He received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University and joined the Samsung Group in 1966, and continually rose through the ranks of the company. He became Electronics Group Vice President in 1988 and completed the MIT Sloan School Senior Executive Program the same year. After serving as president and CEO of several business groups and Samsung companies, he became the President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. in 1996, and was promoted to his current position of CEO and Vice Chairman in 1999.

In his CEO’s message to Samsung’s customers and shareholders in 2002, Mr. Yun articulated his views and strategies for his company by saying “The 21st century marks a new starting point for Samsung Electronics’ second 30 years of doing business. Keep your eye on us as we emerge as the leader in the digital convergence revolution and a world-class company that is recognized around the globe.”

Mr. Yun’s philosophy in guiding Samsung Electronics Co. to greatness is reflected in his many, often-quoted statements, including:
“Determination and a ‘go for it’ attitude can turn crisis into unlimited opportunities.”

“Management must be an ongoing process of innovation. Process innovation starts with change, and change must start with the reform of consciousness.”

“Technology is the lifeblood of electronics industry – ‘technology’ is the only currency that will beget technology.” Among the many awards bestowed upon Mr. Yun are the Korean government’s Bronze and Gold Medals for contributions to industry (1990 and 1992), Seoul National University’s Honorable Engineering Alum award (1995), IIE’s “Outstanding Achievement in Management” award (1998), Korea Management Association’s “Most Successful CEO in Korea” Award (1999), Business Week’s “Top 25 Managers of the Year” listing (2000), and Fortune Magazine’s “Asia’s Businessman of the year award (2000). Most recently Mr. Yun was featured on the cover of Business Week in June 2003.

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Managing Director
Grameen Bank, Bangladesh

Professor Muhammad Yunus was born on June 28, 1940. He is the founder and Managing Director of Grameen Bank, which pioneered microcredit – a method of banking where small loans are given to the poor, mostly to women, without collateral, for income generating activities, with high repayment rate, to help them get out of poverty.

The third oldest of nine children, Yunus was born in the village of Bathua, Chittagong. His father was Haji Muhammad Dula Mia Shawdagar, a jeweler, and his mother was Sofia Khatun. In 1944, his family moved to the city of Chittagong, and he studied at Lamabazar Primary School. Later, he passed the matriculation examination from Chittagong Collegiate School.

During his school years, he was an active Boy Scout, and traveled to West Pakistan and India in 1952; to Europe, the USA, and Canada in 1955; and to the Philippines and Japan in 1959 to attend Jamborees. In 1957, he enrolled in the department of economics at Dhaka University and completed his BA in 1960 and MA in 1961.
Following his graduation, Yunus joined the Bureau of Economics, Dhaka University. Later he was appointed as a lecturer in economics in Chittagong College in 1961. In 1965, Yunus was offered a Fulbright scholarship to study in the United States. He obtained his Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt University in the United States in 1969. From 1969 to 1972, Yunus was an assistant professor of economics at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

During the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971, Yunus founded a Citizen's Committee in Nashville, Tennessee, published a newsletter named Bangladesh Newsletter, and ran the Bangladesh Information Center in Washington, DC, with other Bangladeshis living in the United States, to raise support for the liberation of East Pakistan, and lobby the US Congress to stop military aid to Pakistan. Inspired by the birth of Bangladesh in 1971, Yunus returned to Bangladesh in 1972, and joined the Economics Department of University of Chittagong after a brief spell in the Planning Commission. He became actively involved with poverty reduction after observing the famine of 1974, and established Rural Economics Programme as a part of the Department’s academic program. In 1975, he organized Nabajug (New Era) Tebhaga Khamar (three share farm), which the government later adopted as the Packaged Input Programme.

In 1976, during visits to very poor households in the village of Jobra near Chittagong University, Yunus discovered that very small loans could make an enormous difference to a poor person’s life. Jobra women who made bamboo furniture had to take out loans at usurious rates for buying bamboo, and had to give up their profits to the moneylenders. Shocked by this reality, he lent USD 27.00 from his own pocket to 42 people in the village to help them pay back their loans to the loan-sharks and be free.

When he approached traditional banks to lend to the poor, he found that they were not interested as the poor were not considered creditworthy. Yunus strongly believed that given the chance the poor will repay the borrowed money, and that it would help the poor work their way out of poverty. After many efforts, in December 1976 Yunus finally succeeded in securing a credit line, offering himself as the guarantor, for his project from Janata Bank to lend it to the poor in Jobra. On October 2, 1983, the project was converted into a full-fledged bank named Grameen Bank (Village Bank), which specialized in making small loans to the poor.

As of May 2008, Grameen Bank (GB) has 7.5 million borrowers, 97 percent of whom are women. With 2,515 branches, GB provides services in 82,072 villages, covering more than 97 percent of the total villages in Bangladesh. Since its inception, it has lent over USD 7 billion to the poor people with a near 100 percent repayment rate. All of its money comes from the depositors of the bank.

Yunus has also founded a number of companies in Bangladesh to address diverse issues of poverty and development. These include Grameen Phone (a mobile telephone company), Grameen Shakti (Grameen Energy), Grameen Fund (social venture capital company), Grameen Textile company, Grameen Knitwear company, Grameen Education company, Grameen Agriculture company, Grameen Fisheries and Livestock company, Grameen Business Promotion company, Grameen Danone Foods Ltd., Grameen Healthcare Services, among others. He is also founder of the Grameen Trust, which extends the Grameen microcredit system all over the world.

In October 2006, Muhammad Yunus was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Grameen Bank, for their efforts to create economic and social development. The Norwegian Nobel Committee stated, "Muhammad Yunus has shown himself to be a leader who has managed to translate visions into practical action for the benefit of millions of people, not only in Bangladesh, but also in many other countries. Loans to poor people without any financial security had appeared to be an impossible idea. From modest beginnings three decades ago, Yunus has, first and foremost through Grameen Bank, developed micro-credit into an ever more important instrument in the struggle against poverty.” Muhammad Yunus became the first Bangladeshi and third Bengali to ever receive a Nobel Prize.

He has won a number of other awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award, the World Food Prize, and the Sydney Peace Prize. Within Bangladesh, he has received the President's Award (1978); Central Bank Award (1985); and Independence Day Award (1987), the highest national award. The Bangladesh government brought out a commemorative stamp to honor his Nobel Award.

Yunus was inducted as a member of the Legion d'Honneur by President Chirac of France. In January 2008, Houston, Texas declared January 14 as "Muhammad Yunus Day.” He is one of the founding members of Global Elders chaired by Nelson Mandela. He was the 2008 commencement speaker at MIT on June 6, 2008.

Yunus has been awarded 28 honorary doctorate degrees and serves on the board of many national and international organizations. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Banker to the Poor (1997) and Creating a World Without Poverty, Social Business and the Future of Capitalism (2008).

Muhammad Yunus is married to Dr. Afrozi Yunus, and has two daughters, Monica, and Deena.

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Chairman and Former CEO
Xerox Corporation, USA

Xerox Corporation, one of the most enduring brands in business today, is the global leader in document management solutions with $17.6 billion in annual revenues. At its helm is Anne Mulcahy, a 33-year veteran of Xerox who began her career selling copiers, and who has reinvented Xerox into an innovative technology and services enterprise that helps businesses find better ways to do great work. Building on Xerox's rich heritage of social responsibility, Mulcahy ensures that the company's business decisions and actions are aligned with a clear set of corporate values.

Today, Xerox is a financially solid technology company that has completely overhauled its product line and launched Xerox Global Services, offering content management, imaging and consulting services. It doesn’t matter what form the information might take, Xerox has the technology and services to help manage the content and improve communications.

In May 2009, Mulcahy announced that she is retiring as CEO of Xerox, effective July 1, 2009. She will remain as chairman. Mulcahy was named CEO of Xerox on August 1, 2001, and chairman on January 1, 2002. Mulcahy was Xerox president and chief operating officer from May 2000 through July 2001. She began her Xerox career as a field sales representative in 1976 and assumed increasingly responsible sales and senior management positions.

In addition to the Xerox board, Mulcahy is a board director of Citigroup Inc., Fuji Xerox Company, Ltd., Target Corporation, The Washington Post Company, and she is the chairman of the corporate governance task force of the Business Roundtable. She is also a board member of Catalyst, a nonprofit organization supporting women in business.

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