Date & Time 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:22am
Event Description 

The Decline of The West and The Rise of the Rest?
The Changing World Order After the Global Financial Crisis

How is the world economy recovering from the Global Economic Crisis? Is this recovery different? What economic and business sectors in the U.S. are the most vulnerable and how are events likely to unfold in these sectors over the next few years? What about in Asia? In Europe? Is the economic center of gravity of the world shifting to Asia, Latin America and Africa? Why does poverty so stubbornly persist in many parts of the world today in spite of many years of stellar growth in Asia, Latin America and other regions? How can those at the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid be really helped to substantially improve their lot?

An outstanding panel of three experts on economics, finance and banking will discuss these and other pressing topical issues in this annual global economic forum. Join them for an evening of dynamic discussion, debate and deep analysis to understand how the world we are living in has changed.

When: Wednesday, November 10th, 5:30p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: World Affairs Council, San Francisco. 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco. Exit Montgomery BART station - head southwest on Market and take a right on Montgomery Street, left on Sutter. Visit for details. There is a parking garage at the corner of Sutter and Stockton Avenue (no validation provided).

Cost: $15 for Saint Mary's alumni, $20 for non-alum. Free for current Saint Mary's students (with valid ID) and prospective graduate business students.

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Duke Dayal, Chief Financial Officer, Bank of the West
Duke Dayal was named Chief Financial Officer of Bank of the West in March 2010. Based in San Francisco, Dayal is also a member of the bank's Executive Management Committee. Dayal has more than 20 years of experience in international finance and was most recently a Managing Director of Brysam Global Partners, a New York-based private equity firm focused on investing in financial services. Prior to Brysam, Dayal was an executive with Citigroup serving in finance roles in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Among those roles was CFO of Citibank West, where he led the integration of Golden State Bancorp. Dayal also held senior finance roles in North America, Europe and Africa at Diageo, a leading consumer products company. Dayal received a degree in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University, England and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in England

Fred Furlong, Group Vice President, Financial Research – Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Executive Director,Center for the Study of Innovation and Productivity
Fred Furlong is Group Vice President overseeing the Financial Research in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Prior to joining the Bank, Dr. Furlong served as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. Dr. Furlong has written extensively in the areas of banking, financial markets, and monetary policy. His most recent work includes articles on bank regulation, the financial crisis, and mortgage markets. His work is published in academic journals and Federal Reserve publications. He also has edited two books on financial regulation. Dr. Furlong visited the Bank of Indonesia where he prepared a report on improving the capacity to conduct economic analysis through the regional branches of the central bank. He also was invited to visit the People's Bank of China, where he presented lectures on banking legislation and regulation in the U.S. After earning a bachelor's degree in science at St. Mary's College of California, Dr. Furlong received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Walter Fang, Vice President of Neusoft Corporation and President of Neusoft America
Fer-Hoc Walter Fang, is President of Neusoft America Inc., and Vice President of Neusoft Corporation, responsible for the sales, marketing, and business operations of Neusoft America. Mr. Fang has over 35 years of IT experience working for large multinational IT companies in Asia and North America, including 28 years with IBM, and has held many management, technical, and consulting positions in IBM Canada, IBM U.S., and IBM Asia Pacific. Before coming back to Asia in 1997, he has helped many North America large organizations in government sector, financial, and telecommunication industries making the transition to object technology, developing IT architectures and implementing network computing solutions. Prior to joining Neusoft, Mr. Fang was CEO of Computer And Technologies Software Ltd. (C&T Software) from 2000 to 2002. He has managed this start-up company in China and grew its software business substantially during his tenure. Mr. Fang currently is also Chairman of International Association of Outsourcing Professional (IAOP) Beijing Chapter; Senior Consultant for Chinese Software and Information Services Industry Alliance. and an advisory member of Expert Commission of CCIIP (China Council for International Investment Promotion) ChinaSourcing Working Committee. Mr. Fang is an expert in object-oriented technology. He is the author and creator of the Visual Modeling Technique (VMT) development methodology. He graduated from Cheng Kung University in Taiwan with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. He received a Master of Science degree in computer science from National Taiwan University.

Dr. Shyam Kamath, Associate Dean, Director of Global and External Programs and Research Support, Saint Mary's College of California
Dr. Shyam J. Kamath is the author of over seventy articles in leading management and economics journals and three books including the recent "Institutional Investors, Risk-Return Tradeoffs and Corporate Governance Failures: Practical Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis" (with Jim Hawley and Andy Williams eds.). He has been a consultant to over 100 international firms on four continents and has worked for multinationals and government agencies as a manager and strategic planner. He is the recipient of a number of international teaching and program excellence awards. His current research focuses on issues of global business strategy and marketing, the role of technology and business clusters in economic development and areas in international financial economics and management. He received his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University (Canada), his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and his B.A. (Hons.) degree from the University of Delhi (St. Stephen's College).

5:30 – 6:00PM: Check-In
6:00 – 6:15PM: Welcome and Introduction of Panelists
6:15 – 7:15PM: Presentations by panelists
7:15 – 8:00PM: Q&A Discussion Session
8:00 – 9:00PM Post-event Reception and discussion

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