Joint Wednesday Night with iTalk: ex-CEO of Foxconn Terry Cheng on “Innovation from Long Tail, Startups from Makers"

December 9th, 2013 § 12 comments § permalink

iTalk will host a special event by Terry Cheng ex-CEO of Foxconn on his view of Makers movement, innovation in China and perspective from big manufacturers and corporations.

Speaker Bio

Mr. Cheng Tien Chong served as the Chief Executive Officer at Foxconn International Holdings Limited since January 1, 2012 until July 26, 2012. Mr. Cheng joined Foxconn Technology Group in 2007 and serves as its Corporate Executive Vice President, principally responsible for formulating, driving and implementing business initiatives and strategies and presiding over and leading organisations and operations. Mr. Chong has over 28 years of extensive management, marketing, sales and operational experience in the global electronics and engineering industries with multinational companies. Before joining Foxconn Technology Group, from 1997 to 2007, he served as the President of the Asia region for Texas Instruments Inc. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Cheng served as the President of China Hewlett-Packard. Prior to that, Mr. Cheng held various Senior Executive positions with Hewlett-Packard Intercontinental, Hewlett-Packard Asia and Hewlett-Packard Taiwan, respectively. He serves as a Director of Foxconn Communcication Technology Corp., Wide-Ranging Investments Ltd., Evenwell Holdings Ltd and FIH Co. ltd. He served as Director of Zhen Ding Technology Holding Limited until February 1, 2013. He served as an Executive Director at Foxconn International Holdings Limited since January 1, 2012 until July 2012. He has achieved a top ranking and good reputation in the industries. Mr. Cheng received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1974 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University, USA in 1991.

Date and location

Time: 7pm to 9pm Location: 5F, Hunan Community Culture Center, 164 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, Near Anfu Lu. NewImage Untitled 主办: untitleduntitled]]>

Helper sessions at Xinchejian

July 5th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

  1. All questions welcome
  2. We all share and help each other
  3. Make & hack stuff – anything!

      …. one theme will be assistive devices as this covers a huge range of technology!

Anyone is free to suggest other themes! All languages are welcome. Proposed guidelines
  • Display “Helper sessions” welcome sign – so people know were to come (don’t be shy !)
  • Setup at one table/area – with chairs and clean workspace.
  • Noisy discussions should move to another area, so main group can continue.
  • Share and document – let other people know if you had a good time, or learnt something (or not)
    • Ask for wiki account and how to use the wiki!
  • You need to be a member

These sessions are intended to extend the always great help available at anytime at Xinchejian 🙂

Aim is to fit in between formal workshop Xinchejian learning and to give some relief to Xinchejian regular members as they often spend most of their time helping others. THANKS for all the interest and support after Wednesday nights talk! When:- Trial Thursday from 7:30 starting from 11th July. If any interest we can try other times, including weekends. Where:- At Xinchejian Cost:- Free, but members only (100RMB per month, cheaper for longer periods) Links – Early draft pages have been started on the wiki:- Helper Sessions    Assistive Devices These will be added to in coming days and weeks. Note “Helper sessions” is a draft name – fits in with Maker, hacker, and also fits in with assistive technology. Any better suggestions?]]>

Portraits of Makers: Stephany Xu

March 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Stephany Xu

Portraits of Makers

  1. Who are you? Stephany Xu
  2. What do you do? I do Retail Design and Development.
  3. What inspires you? Individuals pursuing their passions inspires me. Efficient and elegant designs/systems.
  4. What attracts you to the space/what do you like about the space? You feel at ease in Xinchejian, everyone is genuinely passionate and always up for doing something fun and helping each other.
  5. What do you want to do/accomplish/learn/share/experience? I want to create/build something that can be shared. I also want to build a giant robotic mimosa plant.
  6. If there is only one thing you could share with people, what would it be? Hm..I would share my experience of how I discovered my passion and the personal growth and rewards that come from it.
  7. Tell us a secret.. one you haven’t told anyone else? Awesomely rendered parametric designs have brought tears to my eyes.
  8. Who’s your idol? I don’t really have a particular idol, but i idolize people who are passionate about something and have a genuine drive that is unyielding to any kind of social or practical convention. They do what they love and it shows.
  9. Where would you rate yourself on a geeky slider? (or nerdy if you are that way) I am medium geek/nerd..I would say I’m a 5 out of 10 at best. There is way more things for me to learn before I can put myself in the ranks of the greats. I’m just a girl with a hobby/interest.

Portraits of Makers

March 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Working with Shanghai Strobist, we have produced portraits of makers in XinCheJian. We will introduce each of the makers in the following posts. Here are preview of the portraits.

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