Wall Street Journal to Convene Global Leaders for Innovation Summit in Asia

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

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"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

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
  *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.

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than two million subscribers and is the largest U.S. newspaper by total paid
circulation.The Wall Street Journal franchise comprises The Wall Street
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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.

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