Silicon Dragon: news, events and research covering innovation and investment hubs in the Silicon Valleys of the world.
Rebecca’s books, Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and Startup Asia (John Wiley, 2011), document the rise of a tech economy in Asia’s emerging markets and profile such leaders as Jack Ma of Alibaba and Robin Li of Baidu. Her books were translated into Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic, and received favorable reviews from the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, China Daily and New York Times. She is a contributing author of a third book, the forthcoming Innovation in Emerging Markets. See more about Rebecca’s career here.
Rebecca began her global career as editor of the Pulitzer-owned International Business magazine. Later she was an international editor at Incisive Media in Hong Kong and at Red Herring in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, BBC Capital, Inc., CNBC.com and The Deal. She is a key contributor to the annual KPMG report on global technology innovation, and has written several thought leadership papers for multinational companies.
An expert commentator, Ms. Fannin has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, China Institute, World Affairs Council, NASSCOM and many universities and organizations worldwide. She has appeared on CNBC, CCTV, CBC, Discovery Asia and Times of India channels. In 2010, Rebecca provided expert testimony to a U.S. Congressional committee about China’s Internet.
Ying-Ying Lu is a contributor to Silicon Dragon, based in San Francisco. Previously, she led marketing and management at several tech startups and social enterprise projects in China, including a senior account executive position at Edelman in Beijing. Fluent in Mandarin, Ying-Ying is a bicultural strategist with a journalistic mindset and roots in social entrepreneurship. She enjoys work that can accelerate innovation by fostering collaboration across borders.