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November 13, 2015

UW Innovation Summit, alumni leadership session held in Shanghai

Speakers at the University of Washington’s inaugural Innovation Summit, held November 13 in Shanghai, China. From left: Adina Mangubat, Jiande Chen, Chris Gregoire, Ralph Haupter, Ana Mari Cauce, Yuan Ming, Vikram Jandhyala, Shwetak Patel, Gina Neff and Ben Waters. (Not pictured: Wang Jian)

Speakers at the University of Washington’s inaugural Innovation Summit, held November 13 in Shanghai, China. From left: Adina Mangubat, Jiande Chen, Chris Gregoire, Ralph Haupter, Ana Mari Cauce, Yuan Ming, Vikram Jandhyala, Shwetak Patel, Gina Neff and Ben Waters. (Not pictured: Wang Jian)Dan Schlatter

 

The penultimate day of the UW’s week of events in China featured the University’s inaugural Innovation Summit, preceded by a gathering of alumni leaders from around Asia.

The summit featured the work of four UW innovators — faculty members Gina Neff and Shwetak Patel, Ph.D. candidate Ben Waters and 2009 graduate Adina Mangubat — followed by Q&A sessions moderated by Vice Provost for Innovation Vikram Jandhyala and Shanghai Dragon TV’s Yuan Ming.

The summit also included keynote speeches by Ralph Haupter, CEO of Microsoft’s Greater China Region and Wang Jian, co-founder and president of BGI, as well as remarks by President Ana Mari Cauce, Jiande Chen, CEO of IMAX China Ltd., and Chris Gregoire, CEO of Challenge Seattle and former governor of Washington.

In the morning, alumni leaders from around the region gathered for updates on the UW in a range of areas, from student recruitment to research. Seven alumni chapter presidents were honored by Cauce for their service to the UW.

The week concludes Saturday with the Pac-12 China Game (7 p.m. Friday Seattle time) and an all-Asia alumni and friends reception.

Summit Gallery