Elaine Ann is the founder of Kaizor Innovation, a strategic innovation consulting company uniquely positioned to help develop appropriate innovation strategies, research and designs for the emerging China market.
Born and raised in Hong Kong and having lived in the U.S. for 12 years, her bi-cultural and bilingual background help clients obtain unique insights and bridge behavioral, cultural, social and political differences between markets. She is well versed and can write in both Chinese (PuTongHua & Cantonese) and English. Elaine brings to Asia processes of new product innovation and user-centered design methodologies.
Prior to moving back to Hong Kong, she lived in the United States from 1990-2002. While in the U.S., she worked as a director in the Fitch Interaction group in San Francisco and also at Razorfish and Henry Dreyfuss Associates in New York. Her past clients include Hewlett-Packard, Philips, Kodak, Charles Schwab, Federal Reserve, Intuit, SRI (Stanford Research Institute), Nissan, Fujitsu, PCCW (Pacific Century Cyber Works), Lan Kwai Fong, iMerchants etc.
Elaine graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she earned her Master's degree in Interaction Design and her undergraduate degree in Visual Communications and Business Management (minor).
Added: April 2014 • Updated: April 2014
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