World Technology Summit presents Roundtable Panel: The Rise of Asia's Investors.
John W. Allen
John W. Allen is Chairman & CEO of Greater China Corporation. Involved in Asia and China for over 30 years and participated in developing several multi $billion companies. Assisted in founding AIESEC in China and Latin America and was Chairman of the Board of AIESEC, US and of AIESEC Yale. Founding member of the Chinese Cultural Foundation and the China Investment Group, LLC.
Headed the international investment subsidiary of the Bank of Boston and was Assistant to James D. Wolfensohn (former head of the World Bank) at Schroder Bank and Trust, and subsequently became President of the International Securities Exchange Corporation.
Served as Trustee of the Soros Open Society Institute and one of three Trustees of the International Science Foundation along with George Soros and Nobel Laureate James Watson.
Director of the World Policy Institute, the International Business and Academic Council, Advisor to the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights and Womensphere and previously served as Vice Chairman of the Business Council for the United Nations.
Also Chairman of Spring Investment Corporation and Turtlesnap Ventures, Inc. Frequent speaker on China, global capital markets, emerging markets and entrepreneurial initiatives. Received his BA from Yale University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Porter Bibb is managing partner at MediaTech Capital Partners, a private merchant bank he founded in 1996. He also serves as Senior Advisor to Gerson Global Advisors, a strategic advisor to sovereign states, where he concentrates on business development and public affairs.
Mr. Bibb has more than 40 years experience as a senior investment banker, specializing in media and technology. He is a former White House correspondent for Newsweek magazine, the first Publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine, and former Corporate Development Director for The New York Times Company. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling biography of Ted Turner (Random House,1993) and has produced over a dozen television and theatrical motion pictures, most notably ‘Gimme Shelter’, with the Rolling Stones.
A graduate of Yale University, he received a Certificate in Advanced Management from the Harvard Business School, and has served as a Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics. He is a trustee emeritus of the New York State Council for the Humanities, the Theatre Development Foundation, and MUSE Film & Television. Mr. Bibb is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other major media, and appears regularly as a commentator on television and radio. He is a founder and former chairman of Peconic Public Broadcasting, the NPR public radio station in Southampton, NY.
Rebecca Fannin is the author of two influential books, Silicon Dragon and Startup Asia, a media entrepreneur and editor of Silicon Dragon News (silicondragonventures.com), and a contributor to Forbes.com, where she writes the Silicon Asia beat. A journalist with 20 years of experience, she has served as an international editor at Red Herring, Advertising Age and Hong Kong-based Incisive Media.
Rebecca has guest lectured at Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Tsinghua and the National University of Singapore. She has appeared as a commentator on CCTV, Channel Asia, Times of India, BBC and Fox Business News. In 2010, she testified before a US Congressional committee China and the Internet.