China’s increasing business challenge to the West is now based more on innovation than on low cost. In this talk, the audience learned about this startling development from both an academic expert who has conducted in-depth research about innovation at dozens of Chinese companies and from a top executive who has led innovation at one of the leading Chinese tech company, DJI.


headshot of George Yip

George Yip, Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London, Distinguished Visiting Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Center for Emerging Markets, Northeastern University, and co-author of China’s Next Competitive Advantage and Lessons From China’s Innovators

Arnaud Thiercelin, Auterion (former Head, US R&D, DJI, China’s top drone company)