A Brave New World: Are the emerging economies the new technological innovators?
Norman Lewis, chief strategy officer, Wireless Grids Corporation; author, Digital Kids introduced A Brave New World: Are the emerging economies the new technological innovators?
QQ, Tudou, Mixi and CyWorld are not familiar names in the West, but these websites based in China, Japan and South Korea are more popular, profitable and technically innovative than their Western counterparts, MySpace, Facebook and YouTube. South Korea and Japan are the most advanced internet markets in the world, with China and India rapidly catching up. Yet we in the West seem oblivious to the development of such technologies in Asia. What, if anything, can the West learn from technical innovation coming out of the emerging economies?
Norman Lewis will be speaking at a session on this topic at the Battle of Ideas 2008. Click here for more.