Global Strategy in the Age of China and India
The rise of China and India is a game-changing phenomenon. Ms. Wang talks about why China and India are the only two countries in the world that simultaneously constitute four game-changing realities: mega-markets for almost every product and service, platforms to dramatically reduce a company's global cost structure, platforms to significantly boost a company's global technology and innovation base, and springboards for the emergence of new fearsome global competitors. She then outlines how companies can leverage the market and the resource opportunities presented by the China and India phenomenon to achieve global dominance within their particular industries.
Leveraging China and India for Global Advantage
Based on solid data and rich examples, Wang illustrates that China and India are the only two countries in the world that simultaneously constitute four game-changing realities: mega-markets for almost every product and service, platforms to dramatically reduce a company's global cost structure, platforms to significantly boost a company's global technology and innovation base, and springboards for the emergence of new fearsome global competitors. This talk will outline how companies can leverage the market and the resource opportunities presented by the China and India phenomenon to achieve global dominance within their particular industries.
Competing with Dragons and Tigers on the Global Stage
Given the scale and growth rates of emerging economies coupled with access to global capital and global talent, it has now become much easier for an ambitious company from an emerging economy to become a global powerhouse and compete head-on with established giants such as Nissan, IBM, Cisco, and the like. Wang focuses on the forces that are propelling the rise of the emerging market multinational, the opportunities and challenges they face, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese dragons versus the Indian tigers, and how established companies from developed economies can compete effectively with these challengers.
Cultivating a Global Mindset
Faced with a rapidly changing global landscape, many people continue to rely on their old lenses to make sense of the world around them. The winning global leaders, whether individuals or companies, will be the ones with a global mindset who truly grasp the unprecedented transformation of the global economy, and possess the capabilities to sense, filter, and integrate diverse opportunities on a global scale ahead of the pack. Haiyan Wang offers concrete guidelines that individuals and companies can use to develop a global mindset, which requires not only an openness to and knowledge of diversity across cultures and markets, but also the ability to integrate across this diversity.
Global Enterprise 2020
We are in the middle of a fundamental transformation in the structure of the global economy. The new era requires new mindsets, new capabilities, and new behaviors. As is always the case with high velocity, non-linear changes, not every enterprise will make it from here to there. The odds are likely to favor those companies that possess the following features and whose leaders have the conviction and the courage to undertake the needed transformation: a global mindset; robust emerging market strategies, especially regarding China and India; a passion for frugal innovation i.e., products and services that are frugal in terms of energy consumption, environmental impact, and cost structure; a globally optimized value chain; shift from a command-and-control to a connect-and-coordinate organization; and a strong one-company culture. Facing nonlinear change, some companies will adapt, reinvent, thrive, and prosper. Others will die. The future belongs to those organizations that are globally integrated with roots in many countries.
Ms. Wang's opinion pieces have appeared in top international media such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Chief Executive, The Economic Times, China Daily, The Times of India, as well as other outlets. She has also been frequently interviewed by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, India Today, CNN Expansión, Shanghai Daily, and other prominent business media. A highly sought-after speaker at major industry and corporate conferences, Ms. Wang has also spoken at TEDx, Economist, and other high profile conferences.
A native of China, Ms. Wang has spent the last twenty years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States in several different industry sectors. Haiyan serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.