Alan S Yeung - Christian Dennik
Oct 7, 2022
Case Study Session: Foxconn in Wisconsin (with Financial Times Managing Editor Peter Spiegel & Dr. Alan Yeung)
Case Study Session: I. Foxconn in Wisconsin: What Went Wrong?
Financial Times Managing Editor Peter Spiegel & Dr. Alan Yeung
It was touted by Donald Trump as the Eighth Wonder of the World. From there, it fell apart. How did a promised $10bn investment by the Taiwanese tech group in a Wisconsin plant go awry?
Peter Spiegel is US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, overseeing editorial operations in the US and the Americas from its regional headquarters in New York. Peter assumed the position in April 2019 after spending three years as news editor in London, where he oversaw the FT’s daily news operation both in print and online.
During his tenure as news editor, the FT won 13 British Press Awards, the UK's highest journalism prize, including news website of the year in 2017 and newspaper of the year in 2018 — only the second time the FT has secured British journalism's highest honour in its 130-year history.
Alan Yeung is an author, entrepreneur, investor and senior technology executive with leadership roles at startups and multinational firms headquartered in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Alan is most recently known for his work with Foxconn having led their multi-billion dollar US investment project. As a part of this project, Alan is credited with negotiating America's largest foreign direct investment package, bringing billions of investment dollars and thousands of jobs to Wisconsin. Prior to his departure Alan was Foxconn’s US Director of Strategic Initiatives, President of FEWI Development Corporation, and top executive in North America.
Alan recently released his latest book Flying Eagle, part one in a two part series which covers the initial phase of the $10B investment project. Part two, Wisconn Valley (arriving late 2022) will continue this epic untold story and we learn what Yeung believes the future will hold for the place called “Wisconn Valley “
Alan has been fortunate to lead more than a dozen projects from emerging technology startups to multibillion-dollar international ventures. He has served as a senior executive throughout Silicon Valley and the Asian Pacific market and is currently a Professor of Practice for Entrepreneurship at The University of Wisconsin, his alma mater.