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Global Leadership Forum on Economic and Cultural Development
Written by Steve Dietz   
Feb 23, 2006 at 09:05 PM

Creativity plays a crucial role in culture; creative activities provide personal, social and educational benefit; and creative inventions are increasingly recognized as key drivers of economic development.
Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity, National Research Council

San Jose, the "Capital of Silicon Valley," will be the backdrop for the inaugural Global Leadership Forum on Economic and Cultural Development, August 6-8, presented by the City of San Jose and ZeroOne San Jose.

This invitation-only gathering will highlight innovative approaches taken by leading city-regions to integrate economic development, cultural development, and urban design in order to attract and retain creative talent and companies. Keynote speakers include Vincent Lo, Chairman of Shui On Group, Hong Kong, and John Seely Brown former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and Director of the Palo Alto Research Center.

Last Updated ( May 10, 2006 at 02:49 PM )
John Seely Brown
Written by Steve Dietz   
Mar 11, 2006 at 01:08 PM

John Seely Brown is currently a visiting scholar at USC and prior to that he was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)-a position he held for nearly two decades. While head of PARC, Brown expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as organizational learning, knowledge management, complex adaptive systems, ethnographic studies of the workscape and nano technology. He was a cofounder of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL). His personal research interests include the impact of globalization on business, the management of radical innovation, digital culture, ubiquitous computing and organizational and individual learning.

Last Updated ( Mar 11, 2006 at 01:16 PM )
Vincent Lo
Written by Steve Dietz   
Mar 02, 2006 at 11:00 PM

Vincent Lo VINCENT H.S. LO
Chairman, Shui On Group
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shui On Land Limited

Vincent Hong Sui Lo, aged 57, founded the Shui On Group in 1971 and is the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shui On Land Limited. The Group is engaged in property development, construction and construction materials. To further consolidate its prime developments in the Chinese Mainland, the Group established its property flagship - Shui On Land Limited in 2004. Shui On Land’s major financial partners included prestigious international funds as well as private equity investors.

Last Updated ( Mar 11, 2006 at 01:14 PM )