Chairman & CEO
The Walt Disney Company
Innovations for a rapidly changing world
From medical breakthroughs to storytelling in virtual environments, our world is being transformed by coupling big ideas to the collection, analysis, and application of big data. USC has long been at the forefront of this innovation, exploring what it can mean for business, science, technology, medicine, and the arts and entertainment. Join us in Shanghai—China’s center for business and entertainment—as we examine cutting-edge innovations that are already changing the world and the opportunities they present for the future.
President Nikias Honors Ming Hsieh at Closing GalaOctober 31, 2015
The 2015 USC Global Conference drew to a close in Shanghai tonight with the Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. President C. L. Max Nikias honored USC Trustee Ming Hsieh for his role as co-chair of the event and for his overall contribution to the university.
“Through the power of his impressiveRead More...
China’s Emerging Film Industry Making ProgressOctober 31, 2015
China’s film industry has come a long way in the last 10 years, but it takes a long time to cultivate an ecosystem. That was the consensus in a panel on the resurgence of China’s film and media industry at the 2015 USC Global Conference in Shanghai.
“China is a very young market. The movie ecosystem is not as well established,”Read More...
Nanjing Survivor Stories Take Center Stage at USC Global ConferenceOctober 30, 2015
When Zhi Qiang Chang was nine years old, he watched as Japanese soldiers killed his mother, father and four of his siblings. He was able to save his 12-year-old sister, but he has carried the personal toll of that experience his entire life.
Chang participated in a panel at the USC Global Conference about the importance of capturing survivors’ stories. LeadingRead More...
A Conversation with Bob IgerOctober 30, 2015
According to Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, innovation extends beyond the “how” and “what.” “Where” is also an essential part of the equation. And right now, China is where it’s at.
“It’s not just large, but very dynamic,” said Iger at the 2015 USC Global Conference in Shanghai, China. “Fortune 500 companies today areRead More...
USC Global Conference 2015 Opens in ShanghaiOctober 29, 2015
The 2015 USC Global Conference opened at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai tonight with a record attendance of more than 700 registered attendees at the welcome dinner to start the event. Guests were treated to special performances by local artists and USC students.
The conference runs through Saturday, Oct. 31, and features presentations and discussions among USC researchers, Chinese business leadersRead More...
SOLD OUT: USC Global Conference 2015 in Shanghai, ChinaOctober 15, 2015
This year’s USC Global Conference – to be held at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel from Oct. 29-31 – has officially sold out. Registration is now closed as the university prepares to welcome more than 600 registered guests for the biennial conference. In addition to panels and presentations from USC’s leading academics and their peers, the conference will include aRead More...
NBCUniversal’s Ron Meyer Explores Storytelling with Nanjing Massacre Survivor and HistoriansSeptember 25, 2015
The power of a survivor’s firsthand story delivers an impact that can rarely be equaled by third-party retelling. The magic of the digital generation allows us to share those stories more broadly and demonstrate that stories of the past have the power to shape our collective action in the present.
At the USC Global Conference in Shanghai, Dr. Stephen Smith, executiveRead More...
Entertainment Execs Enhance Global Conference AgendaAugust 3, 2015
The 2015 USC Global Conference will include significant participation by entertainment executives from the United States and China representing every facet of the industry, including Bob Iger, Jerry Ye, David Hutkin, Ron Meyer, Ruigang Li and David U. Lee.Read More...
Dong Qing to Emcee Gala DinnerJune 24, 2015
Dong Qing, one of the most widely recognized TV presenters in China, will preside as Master of Ceremonies for the closing Gala Dinner at USC’s Global Conference 2015. An award-winning TV personality, she has hosted the CCTV Spring Festival Gala – a Chinese New Year special with more than 700 million viewers – for 11 straight years. The Gala enjoysRead More...
Disney’s Robert Iger Featured At USC Global Conference in ShanghaiFebruary 13, 2015
Robert Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company, will be featured at the 2015 USC Global Conference in a conversation with Willow Bay, the Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. He brings a unique global perspective to the fields of entertainment, business and technology as the steward of the world’s largest media companyRead More...
Site and Date Announced for the 2015 USC Global ConferenceJanuary 14, 2015
The 2015 USC Global Conference will take place in the city of Shanghai, China, at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai located in the world famous Jin Mao Tower on October 29 – 31, 2015.
The conference will start on Thursday night with an opening dinner for attendees to gather, network and launch what is sure to be the best USC Global Conference ever.Read More...
2013 REDUX: Arnold Schwarzenegger shared life lessons in keynote address for USC Global ConferenceJanuary 12, 2015
In a thirty minute keynote address to the attendees of the USC Global Conference, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed some of the secrets to his success—and ended up bringing audiences to their feet for a standing ovation from the 400-plus members of the audience.
Citing five personal rules that he lives by, Schwarzenegger gave examples from his life and the multiple professionalRead More...