About the Author
Rebecca A. Fannin is the author of Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008), a contributor to Forbes, and a consultant and public speaker. Her news and events group, Silicon Asia, www.siliconasiainvest.com, publishes e-newsletters and research, and develops conferences in tech hotspots. Since 1992, she has been reporting on innovation, technology and emerging economies. A former international editor at Red Herring, the Pulitzer-owned International Business, AdAge and the Asian Venture Capital Journal, Rebecca has also contributed to Inc., Worth, Fast Company, Chief Executive, The Deal, and Harvard Business Review and has appeared as a commentator on Fox Business News, Sky TV and CCTV. She has lectured at several universities, including Yale, Columbia and Harvard and her speaking engagements include the Asia Society, World Affairs Council, Overseas Press Club, the Foreign Correspondents Club, World Affairs Forum, the Northwest China Council, Vancouver Trade Club and Harvard Club. Rebecca has also consulted for KPMG, Econsultancy and Sony Ericsson among others and has testified as an expert witness on China’s Internet before a U.S.-China Trade Commission in Washington D.C. Originally from Lancaster, Ohio, Rebecca resides in New York City and San Francisco. She enjoys frequent reporting trips to China, India and other emerging markets.