Journalist, author and media entrepreneur Rebecca Fannin is the founder of Silicon Dragon. She leads news, events and research at Silicon Dragon, writes a weekly column at Forbes.com and contributes to CNBC.com.
Rebecca’s new book (Tech Titans of China – 2019), is published globally by Hachette’s Nicholas Brealey Publishing. Her previous books, Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and Startup Asia (John Wiley, 2011), document the rise of a tech economy in Asia’s emerging markets and profile such leaders as Jack Ma of Alibaba and Robin Li of Baidu. Her books were translated into Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic, and received favorable reviews from the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, China Daily and New York Times. She is a contributing author of Innovation in Emerging Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). See more about Rebecca’s career here.
Rebecca began her global journalistic career as editor of the Pulitzer-owned International Business magazine. Later she was an international editor at Incisive Media in Hong Kong and at Red Herring in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, BBC Capital, Inc., Huffington Post and The Deal. She is a key contributor to several KPMG reports on global technology innovation, and has written thought leadership papers for other multinational companies.
An expert commentator, Ms. Fannin has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, China Institute, World Affairs Council, NASSCOM and many universities and organizations worldwide. She has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CCTV, CBC, Discovery Asia and Times of India channels. In 2010, Rebecca provided expert testimony to a U.S. Congressional committee about China’s Internet.