Trusted Network: Building relationships and growing business in China

Catherine Zhou is Managing Director and CEO of EcoKMC LLC, a Californian company representing U.S. and European products and technology in the construction, architecture, green-building and clean technologies industries. In this Women on Business interview, Catherine and I spoke about the opportunities arising from China’s urbanisation, ways in which foreign companies can cooperate with government in China, and drivers for adoption of new technologies. Your … Continue reading Trusted Network: Building relationships and growing business in China

Fighting Spirit: Building talent and driving innovation in Asia

Rebekah Lemm is General Manager, Asia Pacific, for Intralox, an innovative B2B company that consistently ranks within the top 10 companies in it’s industry for patent portfolios. Rebekah and I spoke about how leaders can create a culture to drive innovation, what measures companies can take to address food safety, and how companies can protect themselves from IP infringements in emerging markets. Rebekah is passionate … Continue reading Fighting Spirit: Building talent and driving innovation in Asia

Justifiable Courage: Leadership and Technology in a Changing World

I recently did my first Women on Business interview in Singapore with Diane Jurgens, Chief Technology Officer for BHP Billiton. Diane’s experience working in some of the world’s top companies – from Boeing, to General Motors and now, BHP – has given her a unique perspective on the role that technology plays in delivering business outcomes. Diane is an advocate for recruiting women into technology … Continue reading Justifiable Courage: Leadership and Technology in a Changing World

Stay Agile: Technology, Education and Workplace 3.0

This month’s Women on Business interview is with Diana Wu David, Independent Non-Executive Director for Da Vinci Labs, Regional Director of Financial Times Executive Education, TEDx speaker and ‘investor in people and ideas‘. Our talk covered education, technology, start-ups, investment and boards. You are an independent non-executive director in a start-up education firm Da Vinci Labs. Do you believe start-up companies can influence traditional education … Continue reading Stay Agile: Technology, Education and Workplace 3.0

Artificial Intelligence: Unique Insights for Recruitment

The new year is a time when individuals explore new opportunities in the job market and companies recruit to drive new business. This month’s Women On Business interview with Rina Joosten-Rabou, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Seedlink Technologies, discusses how technology can provide unique insights to recruiters and job seekers alike. Your work focuses on bringing technology to one of the toughest things a … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: Unique Insights for Recruitment

Unique Forces: Fast Food in China

Jackie Greenizan brings international flair and deep local knowledge to her role as Director Marketing and Innovation for McCains, China. In the fast service restaurant business, this means she has a keen focus on the unique forces and tastes of Chinese consumers. Food safety is a major issue for Chinese consumers, with consumer-facing companies often bearing the brunt of consumer anger when things go wrong. What role … Continue reading Unique Forces: Fast Food in China

Be Curious: Innovation and Creativity in China

Sarah Kochling brings more than 25 years of China experience to her innovation consultancy. She shares her advice on increasing creativity at an individual and company level. Her number one tip? Be curious. China and Chinese companies are often called out as not innovative, particularly in foreign media. Do you believe this is true? If not, why?  Certainly not. I think some Chinese firms are incredibly … Continue reading Be Curious: Innovation and Creativity in China