Rebecca A. Fannin 范碧嘉 is author of Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and Startup Asia (Wiley, 2011), a contributor to Forbes, and a consultant and public speaker. Her news and events group, Silicon Dragon provides insights to strategize and profit in the world’s top tech innovation centers. The 30,000-strong Silicon Dragon network includes entrepreneurs, emerging company executives, deal makers, venture capitalists, angel investors, crowd financiers, investment bankers and service providers from legal, accounting and management consulting firms. The group publishes the weekly Silicon Dragon News, produces Silicon Dragon Talk, and hosts tech innovation and investment forums in Asia, the U.S. and Europe.
Ms. Fannin’s 20-year journalism career includes posts as international editor at Red Herring, the Pulitzer-owned International Business, AdAge, and Incisive Media’s AVCJ. She has contributed to Inc., Worth, Fast Company, Chief Executive, The Deal, Media Post, and Harvard Business Review.
Her consulting work includes a KPMG white paper on China outsourcing, Sony research projects, and Econsultancy editorial content. She has partnered with NASDAQ OMX, Morrison & Foerster, KPMG, SVB Financial Group, O’Melveny & Myers, Sidley Austin, Deloitte, K&L Gates, DLA Piper, InvestHK, SecondMarket, and Wells Fargo on China and India business events. Rebecca has testified as an expert witness on China’s Internet before a U.S.-China Commission in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Fannin has appeared as a featured commentator on Fox Business News in the U.S., Sky TV in Australia, and CCTV in China. She has lectured at several universities, including Yale, Columbia, Harvard, NUS, Tsinghua, Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Ohio University, Hong Kong University and the University of San Francisco, among others. Rebecca has spoken at the Asia Society in San Francisco and Hong Kong, World Affairs Council in San Francisco, Overseas Press Club in New York, the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong and Tokyo, World Affairs Forum in Greenwich, China Northwest Council in Portland, Vancouver Trade Club in northwest Canada, Washington State China Relations Council in Seattle, and Harvard Club in New York.
Originally from Lancaster, Ohio, Rebecca was raised in an academic household as the daughter of a university professor and a kindergarten teacher. Today, she makes her home in a Manhattan apartment and a colonial house in North Stamford, Conn. Her research, writing and advisory work takes her regularly to the San Francisco area, where she has a base in Burlingame. Rebecca enjoys frequent reporting trips to China, India, and other emerging markets.