Rebecca A. Fannin is a journalist, author, media entrepreneur and expert on global technology innovation.
She is the founder of Silicon Dragon Ventures, a media and events business that focuses on cross-border tech investment and innovation trends. Silicon Dragon produces a weekly newsletter, news digest, videos and a talk show, and programs events in leading hotspots internationally.
Rebecca is a correspondent to CNBC.com and a contributor to Forbes, where she pens a weekly Forbes column, writes profiles, and researches Forbes lists.
She is an author of Silicon Dragon (McGraw-Hill, 2008), Startup Asia (John Wiley, 2011) and Innovation in Emerging Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Her books were translated into several languages, and received favorable reviews from the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, China Daily and New York Times.
Highlights of her career include: editor of Pulitzer-owned International Business in New York, international editor at Incisive Media in Hong Kong, and international news editor at Red Herring in San Francisco. Her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, BBC Capital, Inc., Fast Company, Huffington Post, The Deal and thought leadership reports for multinational corporations.
Rebecca’s commentary spans CCTV, CBC, Discovery Asia, Times of India, China Daily, Bloomberg and CNBC. Her public speaking includes the World Economic Forum, Asia Society, China Institute, World Affairs Council, NASSCOM and many other groups in addition to expert testimony about China’s Internet to a U.S. Congressional committee.