Since 1980s, companies took advantages of China’s low cost labor, land and materials to compete in the market. However, today labor and land cost is no longer competitive in China, and Chinese companies are looking for new ways to improve efficiency and stay competitive. In the meantime, many US companies have developed advanced solutions and have been leading the industry with continuous R&D. Experts like Michael Rawding are serving as the bridge to help the needs find solutions. Rawding, a former executive from Microsoft who served as the President of Microsoft Greater China, Japan and Asia, now advises US companies on both entering and optimizing their operations in Asia and supports Chinese and Japanese organizations in finding US technology partnerships and enhancing their US market knowledge and execution capability. He will share with us what opportunities he has seen for advanced enterprise solutions in China.
About the Guest:
Michael Rawding currently advises US companies on both entering and optimizing their operations in Asia, with an emphasis on China and Japan. He also supports Chinese and Japanese organizations in finding US technology partnerships and enhancing their US market knowledge and execution capability. He has an extensive background in the Asia region, having served as the President of Microsoft Greater China, Microsoft Japan, and Microsoft Asia. Having also led several worldwide business units while at Microsoft, he understands both the local and global perspective. In addition, he has worked on a variety of cross border leadership assignments for US companies in Japan and China and Asian companies in the US during his tenure at Spencer Stuart. Rawding was previously Chairman of the Washington State China Relations Council, served on the Board of Governors at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and is a member of the National Committee on US China Relations.
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