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Innovation in Asia Advisor

Meet Max von Zedtwitz, PhD, our Innovation in Asia Advisor. A visiting professor at universities in China and Europe, he is based in Shanghai where he runs a Tongji-based think-tank on “Global R&D and Reverse Innovation”. He is a former Vice President with PRTM Management Consultants, where he was co-responsible for their global R&D practice and overall lead for global innovation and China R&D projects. Before joining PRTM, he was Managing Director of AsiaCompete Int’l, a China business intelligence firm, and held full-time professor appointments at Tsinghua and Beijing Universities in Beijing and IMD in Switzerland. Meet Max…

Intellectual Property Advisor

Meet Jeff Lindsay, our Intellectual Property Advisor. Jeffrey D. Lindsay is Head of Intellectual Property at Asia Pulp and Paper in Shanghai, China, where he works with business units of APP to advance innovation and IP. Jeff is a former innovation and IP consultant, a former professor, and former Corporate Patent Strategist and Senior Research Fellow for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Jeff Lindsay, Cheryl Perkins and Mukund Karanjikar are authors of the book Conquering Innovation Fatigue (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) which includes some of Jeff’s contributions to innovation and IP strategy, including the use of aggressive but low-cost intellectual asset tools to better cope with the threats and opportunities from disruptive innovation. Meet Jeff…

Innovation and Education Advisor

Meet Vincent Chang, PhD, our Innovation and Education Advisor. As a motivational teacher on innovation leadership, Dr. Chang serves as Faculty Director of Corporate Relations at University of Michigan—Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute. Dr. Chang is responsible for pursuing external growth initiatives, creating/managing Corporate Partners Program, and pioneering Entrepreneurship Hour on iTunes collaborated with Center for Entrepreneurship at University of Michigan. Dr. Chang created University-Industry Collaboration Projects at the Institute, including Innovation Insight with Covidien and WiFi Proximity Detection with Intel. He also serves as Teaching-in-English Program Advisor at SJTU. Meet Dr. Vincent Chang…

Leadership and Culture Advisor

Meet Jon B. Anderson, a seasoned business executive and consultant with over thirty years of diverse experience working in and consulting to fast growth, industry-leading public and private manufacturing and service companies. His corporate experience includes international responsibilities in multi-site operations, acquisition due diligence, operations integration, business start-ups, human resource management and recruiting, and governmental relations in both union and non-union settings. Jon is a frequently requested speaker in both China and the US addressing trade associations, visiting students and other groups regarding China market entry strategies, US and China cultural issues and other US/China business related challenges. Anderson has in-country experience in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and Germany and currently resides in Shanghai, China.. Meet Jon…

Innovation Process Advisor

Meet Martin Daffner, our Innovation Process Advisor. Currently living and working in Shanghai, Martin has been building R&D organizations in Asia Pacific for more than 6 years. He spent his first 5 years in China building an innovation center from the ground up. Finding, hiring and developing talent in China, India and Southeast Asia has been critical to his success in the region, and a practiced skill that he continues to develop today. After creating Avery Dennison’s Asia Pacific Innovation Center in Shanghai, Martin found a new challenge with TE Connectivity. Meet Martin…