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Discovery Summit live blog: Willy Shih on restoring American competitiveness

Willy Shih is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He teaches Technology and Operations Management, and Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise. He also teaches in the Executive Education program. His keynote speech at Discovery Summit 2012 is about restoring American competitiveness in manufacturing, a talk based on his award-winning co-authored article on the same subject published in the Harvard Business Review. The final keynote speech of Discovery Summit 2012, Shih's talk (and the live blog of the talk) begins at 10:30 am ET.

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Manny Uy wrote:

2012 JMP Discovery Summit - as good as ever, thanks to the JMP staff led by Diane Levy. Speakers were great. Now learning about Predicitve Modeling - still reinventing myself per Willy Shih.


Manny Uy wrote:

Willy Shih is unusual in that he teaches at the Harvard Business School yet is an engineer and not an accountant/MBA type. He is a dynamic speaker, and most importantly, he champions statistical thinking and especially Design of Experiments. His main theme is whether outsourcing hardware manufacturing, e.g. cameras, has a long term negative effect in future viability of other industries, e.g. film (Kodak). I wonder if the same thing is happening with airplanes (Boeing, Lockheed) and outsourcing of jet engines to China and Brazil.