Award-Winning Silicon Valley Entrepreneur to Address 15th AFCSR in Myanmar

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Award-Winning Silicon Valley Entrepreneur to Address 15th AFCSR in Myanmar

Silicon Valley-based Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, award-winning technology entrepreneur, enterprise builder and a Forbes Asia “Hero of Philanthropy”, has accepted the invitation to address this year’s 15th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) 20-21 September in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

“I hope to contribute my insights in technology development, innovation, entrepreneurship, enterprise building, and their impact to all aspects of society’s needs,” he said in confirming to participate in at AFCSR. 

Dado believes that challenging tradition and mediocrity can disrupt the cycle of poverty. As Chairman of Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) and other foundations, he seeks to translate science and technology education into innovation and entrepreneurship and boost economic growth by developing well-trained engineers who produce high value products for the world market. 

He fosters innovation and entrepreneurship by empowering resource-scarce yet promising students in the fields of engineering and technology through educational scholarships and financial assistance, both in the Philippines and Northern California.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship are inseparable for a complex and globalised world,” Dado emphasises.

After completing his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, Dado worked for several technology companies and in 1984 became an entrepreneur.  He founded three technology startups and is credited as the inventor of two of the foundation technologies in every personal computer today.

Dado is also Managing Partner of Tallwood Venture Capital, a venture firm focused on semiconductor technology solutions for computing, communication and consumer platforms.

Dado Banatao joins other notable speakers  at this year’s AFCSR; including Chandran Nair, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong Kong;  David Grayson CBE, Director of Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, United Kingdom; Dr. Brad Googins, Professor Emeritus at Caroll School of Business, Boston College, USA; Nina Teng, Vice President Public Affairs at Grab, Singapore; and Joseph Scaria Jr., Area Director-Development Asia Pacific at Habitat for Humanity International, Thailand.

The AFCSR is Asia’s most established conference on CSR thought leadership and best practice with more than 25 countries represented annually. Now in its 15th year, the agenda will focus on corporate social innovation (CSI) to address social challenges, uplift communities, transform countries and create a better future.

It is an annual international conference co-convened by the Asian Institute of Management, Ramon V. del Rosario, Senior. Centre for Corporate Responsibility and Asia Inc Forum; together with Intel as the Strategic Partner. This year’s AFCSR is also supported by leading Myanmar conglomerate SPA Group as Host Sponsor; regional engineering and manufacturing group Jebsen & Jessen as Diamond Sponsor and Thailand’s largest banking institution, Bangkok Bank as Gold Sponsor. Asia Outlook is also a media partner.


WHEN: 20-21 September, 2016

WHERE: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

REGISTER: | +63 2 752 1208


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