More than 500
business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, government officials, Rensselaer alumni,
and university students gathered in Asia in January to attend Rensselaer's first
major international IT conferences. Titled "How to Create, Grow, and Make Money
in the Information Industry," the three conferences-held in Taipei, Hong Kong,
and Beijing-focused on the future of information technology.
Each conference featured IT leaders who are helping to shape the
industry. Representatives from top corporations, U.S. and Asian industry experts,
and Rensselaer faculty, administrators, and alumni discussed innovative ways to
discover and capitalize on new opportunities in IT. Sessions were designed to
assist professionals in recognizing and managing their companies' IT needs. Two
Rensselaer alumni, Alfred R.K.L. Li '73, principal and chairman of Asia, KLM Capital
Group, Hong Kong, and Vice Admiral Fong-Ping Shen '80, special consultant to the
chief of the general staff of the Ministry of National Defense of Taiwan, Republic
of China, engaged the large audiences during their keynote addresses.
For a complete set of presentations from the Hong Kong IT conference,
visit the IT Web site at www.rpi.edu/IT.
For further information about Rensselaer's overseas IT conferences or the Institute's
international alumni chapters, contact William Shumway, director of corporate
and international advancement, at (518) 276-8571, (518) 276-2875 (fax) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.