Dr. Janet Tan
Fall 2020: Monday 9am-10am, Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00am, or by appointment
Zoom by request
Ph.D, International Political Economy, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
MS, Engineer Management, Santa Clara University, US
BA, Math and Computer Science, San Jose State University, US
Dr. Tan has been an entrepreneur most part of her career. She has coached many startup companies both in Silicon Valley and East Asia in the past 20 years.
In the early years, she started her own company with partners in Silicon Valley working on Speech Recognition technology in medical transcription field and was granted by NIH to innovate and produce dictation products for radiologists to transcribe their medical records. She also marketed the products in Asia.
In the recent years, Janet worked with Professor Michael Porter on projects in national competitiveness. She has been teaching Microeconomics of Competitiveness workshops in Asia in the past 4 years. Meanwhile, she has been participating in the network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness of Harvard Business School to research strategy and competitiveness in alliance with other international researchers.
Her earlier technical contribution includes a patent, System and method for generating database input forms.
Janet's latest publications include Economic Landscape of Taiwan: Dynamic Cluster Models for Public Policy Effectiveness.
Janet enjoys helping entrepreneurs starting their businesses and projects. She also enjoys cooking.