Jiang Qiping is Secretary-General of the Center for Informatization Study (CIS) within the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He specializes in the study of information technology and public policy. Established in March 2002, the aim of CIS is the implementation of national strategic policy for “driving industrialization with informatization” and promoting the course of informatization in China. Born in Beijing in July 1962, Jiang graduated from Nankai University in 1984 and joined the Information Office of the State Council in 1997. In 2003, he joined the Institute of Quantitative & Technical Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and is now the Deputy Director of the Research Office for Informatization and Network Economy. He is also a committee member of the Experts Committee for Informatization Study of the Air Force (Chinese People’s Liberation Army). Jiang is editor of the Digital Forum series, Valley Times series (co-editor), and author of Long Tail Strategy (best-selling book by author CITIC 2007 Award).

Daniel Araya is a Research Fellow in Learning and Innovation with the Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (I-CHASS) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). His research explores the confluence of public policy, technological innovation and education. He is a Research Associate with the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at the University of California, and is cofounder of the Journal of Global Studies in Education at the University of Illinois. His newest books include: Higher Education in the Global Age (2013, Routledge), The New Educational Development Paradigm (2013, Peter Lang), and Education in the Creative Economy (2010, Peter Lang). He is currently attending Singularity University’s 2012 graduate studies program at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. pp. 170–175book by author CITIC 2007 Award).



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