Dear Colleagues:

If you are planning to be at the AIB conference in Washington D.C., you are invited to our "roundtable on innovation and global value chains" on Tuesday, July 3 as follows:

July 3, 2012: Roundtable on Innovation and Global Value Chains
Session 3.3.2: Time: 13:00 - 14:15
Room: Continental B (Reagan Building)

Chair: Vinod K Jain, President & CEO, India-US World Affairs Institute, Inc.


Dr. Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President (R&D), MedImmune, LLC (a unit of AstaZeneca)
Mr. R. Lemuel Lasher, President Global Business Solutions Group and Chief Innovation Officer, Computer Sciences Corporation

Dr. Carlo Pietrobelli, Private Sector Lead Development Specialist, IADB, and Professor of Economics, University of Rome

About the Panel Session
: The proposed roundtable panel will explore different facets of relatively new developments related to innovation and global value chains, with a focus on emerging markets as key links in value chains. The panelists include senior executives responsible for innovation and global R&D in pharmaceutical and IT industries, the two industries that have been at the forefront in developing and utilizing global value chains for innovation and R&D.

Best regards,

Vinod Jain

Vinod K. Jain, Ph.D.
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