Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:30 PM, Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Shriram Center for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Room 104

Technology management during a time of U.S.-China friction

Richard B. Dasher, Ph.D.
Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center
Adjunct Professor
Stanford University

About the talk:

China and the United States have a complex codependent relationship in the electronics and computer industries. This relationship is currently under stress. In this talk, I begin by putting the current friction into the context of similar friction between the U.S. and Japan in semiconductors during the 1980s. I will then focus on the issues and forces that will shape the future for IT industries in both countries.


To access the live webcast of the talk (active at 16:28 of the day of the presentation) and the archived version of the talk, use the URL SU-EE380-201023. This is a first class reference and can be transmitted by email, Twitter, etc. BUT the panopto link will only be active until the YouTube link is available.

A URL referencing a YouTube view of the lecture will be posted to HERE a week or so following the presentation.

About the Speaker:

[speaker photo] Dr. Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University since 1994. From 1998 – 2015, he concurrently served as Executive Director of Stanford’s Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). His research includes innovation systems, open innovation management, and the impact of new technologies on industry value chains. Dr. Dasher serves on program and review committees for government and private sector science and technology programs and research institutes in Japan, Thailand, and Canada, and he is an advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, and venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, China, India, Japan, and S. Korea. Dr. Dasher served as an outside board director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University (2004 – 2010). He is currently a member of the board of directors of the World Sustainable Development Forum and several other nonprofits. From 1986 – 90, Dr. Dasher was Director of the U.S. State Department’s Advanced Training Centers in Yokohama and Seoul that provide full-time language and area studies curricula to U.S. and select Commonwealth country diplomats. From 1990 – 93 he developed new international business as a board director of two startup companies in Tokyo. He received the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University, and his undergraduate degree is in clarinet and orchestra conducting from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Contact information:


rdasher (at)