Google chief calls for cooperation across generations

The China Post
Date: December 20, 2016
By: Christine Chou

The China Post–Taiwan needs integration of hardware- and software-oriented

Minister of Economic Affairs Lee Chih-kung (李世光), center, Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳), second from right, and Google Taiwan Managing Director Chien Lee-feng (簡立峰), second from left, pose for photo at the launch event for a tech community salon Mix Taiwan on Monday, Dec. 19. (Christine Chou, The China Post)

mindsets from different generations, Google Taiwan’s Managing Director Chien Lee-feng (簡立峰) said.

Speaking at the launch event for the Ministry of Economic Affair’s (MOEA, 經濟部) new bimonthly tech salon Mix Taiwan on Monday, Chien said there is a generation gap in Taiwan in which people in their thirties and younger are digital natives living in a liberal democratic society. “They have a taste for innovation while people older than their thirties are more hardware-minded,” Chien said.

Company owners in the past have only seen the value of physical assets, but this focus on hardware has discouraged talent from returning to Taiwan, Chien said.   [FULL  STORY]

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