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Innovators of the World to Convene in Asia

The Wall Street Journal Brings Together Top CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Industry Experts for Global Summit

| Source: Dow Jones & Company

HONG KONG, Dec. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal will bring together the world's leading voices on innovation at the inaugural Unleashing Innovation conference on February 19-21, 2013, at the Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island, Singapore.

The exclusive, invitation-only conference is open to select leaders of innovation across industries, cultures and geographies. Participants will join influential experts to explore and identify the most cutting-edge ideas in business and technology. The program features on-stage interviews with luminaries led by senior Wall Street Journal editors as well as interactive breakout sessions designed to address opportunities for innovation in myriad sectors.

The discussions at Unleashing Innovation will be covered in a Global Journal Report in The Wall Street Journal and on shortly after the conference. The event is sponsored by Lexus and Huawei.

Full details and invitation requests are online at

Featured speakers include:

  • Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook;
  • Samuel J. Palmisano, former chairman, president and CEO of IBM;
  • James E. Rogers, chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy;
  • John G. Rice, vice chairman of General Electric Company;
  • Tulsi Tanti, founder and chairman of Suzlon Group;
  • Jay S. Walker, founder of and curator of TEDMED;
  • Michael Anti (a.k.a Zhao Jing), journalist, political commentator and microblogger;
  • Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA China and senior advisor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business;
  • Gary Wang, founder of;
  • Ya-Qin Zhang, chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group and corporate vice president of Microsoft;
  • Hongyi Zhou, chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360 Technology.
  • Scott D. Anthony, managing director of Innosight Asia-Pacific;
  • Patrick Bergstedt, Asia-Pacific president of Merck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD);
  • Dmitry Grishin, co-founder, CEO and chairman of the board of Mail.Ru Group and founder of Grishin Robotics;
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director of Biocon;
  • Owen Mahoney, CFO and CAO of Nexon;
  • Vineet Nayar, vice chairman and CEO of HCL Technologies;
  • Hal Gregersen, professor of innovation and leadership at INSEAD and author of "The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators"
  • Tarun Khanna, professor at Harvard Business School and director of the South Asia Initiative at Harvard University;
  • Pericles Lewis, founding president and professor of humanities at Yale-NUS College; and
  • Ronnie Screwvala, first-generation entrepreneur and founder and trustee of the Swades Foundation.

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