Wall Street Journal to Convene Global Leaders for Innovation Summit in Asia NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal will bring together the world's top CEOs, entrepreneurs and thought leaders for a summit on innovation to be held in Asia. The conference, called "Unleashing Innovation: Creating Value in a Global Market", will take place in Singapore on Feb. 19-21, 2013, and will feature interviews with leaders from a wide range of industries, with a focus on innovation in business and society, as well as new strategies for implementing disruptive innovation in established markets. The Wall Street Journal Logo (blk) "In today's uncertain and rapidly changing global economy, the challenge of creating cultures of innovation is critical to the survival and success of companies and societies alike," said Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, The Wall Street Journal. "This collaborative conference will bring together the world's leading experts on driving innovation, and allow participants to share tactics and strategies for growth." Confirmed speakers include: *Scott D. Anthony, managing director of Innosight Asia-Pacific; *Kenneth Carleton Frazier, chairman, president and CEO of Merck & Co.; *Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA China and senior advisor to the 'China 2.0' initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Business at the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; *Vijay Govindarajan, professor of international business at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and author of "Reverse Innovation"; *Hal Gregersen, senior affiliate professor of leadership at INSEAD and author of "The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators"; *Tarun Khanna, professor at Harvard Business School and director of The South Asia Initiative at Harvard University; *Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director of Biocon; *Vineet Nayar, vice chairman and CEO of HCL Technologies; *Samuel J. Palmisano, chairman of the board of IBM; *James E. Rogers, chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy Corporation; *Jay S. Walker, founder of Priceline.com and chairman and lead inventor of Walker Digital; *Gary Wang, CEO and cofounder of Tudou.com; *Ya-Qin Zhang, corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation and chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group; and *Hongyi Zhou, chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360 Technology. Additional speakers will be announced over the coming months. Top editors from The Wall Street Journal in Asia and the U.S. will host the conference, interview speakers on stage, and moderate interactive discussions during breakout sessions with speakers and attendees.The conference will be covered in a worldwide special report in The Wall Street Journal and on WSJ.com shortly following the event. The inaugural Unleashing Innovation conference will take place Feb. 19-21, 2013, at the Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island, Singapore, in recognition of the growing role of Asian economies in driving innovation and investment in research and technology worldwide, including China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and India, among other countries. This invitation-only event will expand The Wall Street Journal's portfolio of executive conferences and membership meetings, which include the CEO Council, D:ALL Things Digital, the CFO Network, ECO:nomics and Women in the Economy. Information on the summit, including invitation requests, is available online at http://unleashinginnovation.wsj.com. About The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal is the world's leading business publication with more than two million subscribers and is the largest U.S. newspaper by total paid circulation.The Wall Street Journal franchise comprises The Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Wall Street Journal Europe, and The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com, the leading provider of business and financial news and analysis on the Web with more than one million digital subscribers and 36 million visitors per month worldwide.WSJ.com is the flagship site of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which also includes MarketWatch.com, Barrons.com, AllThingsD.com and SmartMoney.com.The Journal holds 34 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism, and, in 2012, was ranked No. 1 in BtoB's Media Power 50 for the 12th consecutive year. The Wall Street Journal logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=2641 CONTACT: Media Chad Tendler firstname.lastname@example.org +852 2831 2583 Dow Jones & Company Logo
Wall Street Journal to Convene Global Leaders for Innovation Summit in Asia
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