While ‘COP26’ is on many countries’ and people’s minds, the ‘elephant in the room’ seems to be the possible non-participation (in person at least) of China in the forthcoming conference in Glasgow.
Cutting-edge semiconductor microchips, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, biomedicine, and ultrafast internet are among the areas been singled out for special focus as China lays out its 14th Five-Year Plan.
This year, the theme for International Women’s Day (8 March 2021), “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world. IWD is celebrated in China and Asia as much as in other parts of the world, and for us at Techworks Asia, we celebrate IWC 2021 by recognising that there are many examples of Asia women leading the way in tech industries.
Techworks Asia will be highlighting the achievements of Asian women in tech, in forthcoming articles. The start of this series comes at a timely moment in history, as Kamala Harris becomes the first person not just of colour but of Asian ethnicity to take the office of Vice President of the United States of America. This first post takes a look at the formidably distinguished career of Lisa Su, President and CEO of AMD