CPSC 681 Graduate Seminar, Fall 1999

Monday, November 22, 1999
4:10-5:25 pm
Room 124, H. R. Bright Building


Success in the Digital Economy


Dr. Dachang Cong

Dr. Dachang Cong is a senior lecturer in the American Studies Program and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program of UT Dallas. He earned his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Yale University in 1991. Since then, he has been with UT Dallas, teaching classes in American cultures, Asian cultures, entrepreneurship, global diversity, and the management of the digital economy. Before he came to UT Dallas, he worked as a consultant at Yale Computer Center. Dr. Cong is the author of When Heroes Passed Away (University Press of America, 1997). He has delivered speeches and seminars at numerous places including Nortel, SMU, TI, UT Austin, and Yale. His current research focuses on building corporate culture and career success in the digital economy.

The goal of this speech is to examine how the digital economy (chip-making, computing, IT services, and telecommunications) has transformed American society and reshaped paths towards business success. Starting with Silicon Valley, Dr. Cong seeks to decode the new corporate culture characterized with entrepreneurship, innovation, intrapreneurship, speed, and venture capitalism. In addition, he hopes to discuss new rules of the digital economy and leadership skills for a successful career in the 21st century.


Everyone is invited and welcome to attend the seminars in this series.