Past Event: Stanford GSB Chapter of Hong Kong

Evening Reception, Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Presentation: 18:30; Close: 20:00
Stanford Speaks:
DR. MARTHA RUSSELL, Executive Director, mediaX at Stanford University, Senior Research Scholar, Human Sciences and Technology Advanced Research (H*STAR) Institute at Stanford University
Current Disruptions in Media: Earthquakes or New Openings? Stanford as Catalyst. Additional Topic:  Hear Me, See Me, Read Me. Content Curation in the New Era of Participation.
Seminar Room, Baker & McKenzie, 23/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Free to Stanford GSB and Stanford University Alumni
Savantas Policy Institute

Event Details:
Over 110 individuals pre-registered the co-sponsored evening discussion with Dr. Martha G. Russell, Executive Director, mediaX at Stanford University.  An on-line version of Dr. Russell’s presentation can be found by  CLICKING HERE

Since 2002, mediaX has been where the drive of industry and the genius of Stanford come together in partnership to change how information and technology impact industries as diverse as entertainment, education and commerce, with ground-breaking work in human-machine interaction and sensing, mobile devices content challenges, and social media, to name but a few. Samsung, Nissan, Philips, Microsoft, Time Warner and Accel Partners are just some of the industry leaders that have worked with mediaX over the years.

Executive Director of mediaX at Stanford University, Dr. Russell studies relationship systems – people to people, to their brands, to their organizations and for innovation.  Using data-driven visualizations, her recent studies have taken innovation’s pulse and tracked the evolution of innovation ecosystems in digital media, learning technologies, and greentech using socially constructed data and social media.

With people and technology as the intersecting crosshairs, Dr. Russell has established collaborative research initiatives in ICT and technology leadership and for national agencies and technology companies. She pioneered one of the first US public-private partnerships in microelectronic and information sciences and also in manufacturing technologies. She has led interdisciplinary research programs at the University of Minnesota, The University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University. With a focus on the power of shared vision, Martha has developed planning/evaluation systems and consulted regionally and internationally on technology innovation for regional development.  Dr. Russell has a doctoral degree in Policy Analysis focused on Technology Transfer from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Technology Forecasting and Social Change and several startup companies.