Chief Writer, Business Next Media
Co-founder, chief writer, and podcaster of Business Next media, www.bnext.com.tw, established in 1999 in Taiwan focusing on hi-tech and internet economy, with subscription over 50,000, web and print combined.
During John’s 27 year plus career as journalist and editor, he covered various area, from semiconductor, computer, communication, software to internet. He has done one on one interviews with numerous industry heavyweight leaders, including Bill Gates, Andy Grove, Larry Ellison, John Chambers, Michael Dell, Steve Wozniak, Jerry Yang, and Jack Ma.
John was based in Shanghai from 2003 to 2020 as correspondent, and meanwhile wrote columns for 5 local publications there, as well as a book entitled “Capitalizing China”, published in 2008. He also helped to translate Steve Wozniak’s autobiography, “iWoz”, into Chinese, which was published in 2008.
Besides media work, John is frequently invited to be the host of industry forums and moderator of panel discussions of such events in Taiwan, like the APEC Digital Innovation Forum held in Taipei in 2018 with over 3000 experts and guests from the world. He is currently the co-host of two major annual business events in Taiwan: 1. Future Commerce, set to explore the latest tech pplications for business with forum and exhibition; 2. Meet Taipei, the largest start up festival in Asia with forum and exhibition too.
John got his bachelor’s degree in Power Mechanical Engineering in Tsinghua University, and his master’s degree in Journalism in Taiwan University.
He can be reached at email@example.com