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Live by hologram: Revolutionizing international business

December 03, 2018, 7:30AM - 9:30AM

Ivey Toronto Centre, Exchange Tower- Ground Floor, 130 King St. W, Toronto, ON, M5X 1K6

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Opening international borders like never before, new technologies are gaining interest and momentum. Join us as Dr. Simon Leung, LLD ’05, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited, discusses the opportunities for you and your organization via live holographic telepresence*.

From addressing niche audiences in remote areas to large audiences around the world, the opportunities for connection reach as far as the Internet. With potential across industries including health care, electronics, automotive, retail, and education, the allure of artificial presence is only superseded by its potential for business model disruption.

Dr. Leung will explore how new technologies could change international business. He'll draw from more than 30 years of global business experiences in information technology and telecommunications industries with such organizations as Motorola, and Microsoft.

This is an exclusive Ivey event. Tickets are limited. Please register today!

*Holographic telepresence provided by ARHT Media Inc.‏


Tickets: $30 (non-alumni), $25 (alumni), $20 (current students)

Event Details

Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business

December 3, 2018

7:30-8 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
8-9 a.m. – Presentation from Dr. Simon Leung, LLD ’05, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited
9-9:30 a.m. – Q&A 
Location: Ivey Toronto Centre, Exchange Tower- Ground Floor, 130 King St. W, Toronto, ON, M5X 1K6

Topics You Will Explore

  • Hologram technology in action
  • Practical ways it can improve international businesses
  • How it can help businesses and humankind on an international scale

About the Speaker

Dr. Simon Leung, LLD ’05

Dr. Simon Leung is Vice Chairman and Executive Director, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited. He joined the company in March 2015. He is responsible for the planning, consolidation, and operation of the education business of the company in China and the development of the online education business overseas.

He has more than 30 years of experience in both information technology and telecommunications industries. His accomplishments include overseeing the growth of Motorola Asia Pacific, as well as being the former Chairman and CEO of Microsoft's Greater China Region.

Dr. Leung has also held management roles at various educational institutions or corporations engaging in education business, including governor of the Upper Canada College and chief executive officer of Harrow International Management Services Limited.

He has an arts degree and an honorary doctorate of laws from Western University and a doctorate in business administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He currently serves as a member of the Ivey Asia Advisory Board. 

About the Moderator

Paul Beamish, HBA ’76, PhD ’84

Paul Beamish is a professor in International Business & General Management and the Chair of the Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business. He is also director of the International Business Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

He has authored more than 59 books and 136 journal articles. His books are in the areas of International Management, Strategic Management, and Joint Ventures and Alliances. His articles have appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), and elsewhere. He served as Editor-in-Chief of JIBS from 1993-97 and is on numerous editorial boards. He is a Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

His consulting, management training, and joint venture facilitation activities have been in both the public and private sector. These have taken place in more than a dozen countries for such organizations as Boeing, Canadian Foreign Service Institute, Cisco, Dupont, Harvard Institute for International Development, Hayes-Dana, Labatt/Interbrew, Schneider, and Valmet.

He worked for Procter and Gamble and Wilfrid Laurier University before joining Ivey's faculty in 1987. He is the founder of The 39 Country Initiative.

About the Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business

The Donald L. Triggs Lecture in International Business serves as a tool to assist in the development of a global leadership position for Canadian-based businesses.

ARHT Media Inc.

ARHT Media Inc. has provided the hologram technology for this event.

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  • International Business
  • Paul Beamish