E. Peng, MBA
Asia Consulting Associate
E, Peng, also known as "Roc" in international community, is a seasoned consultant, practitioner and scholar on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, with over 10 years of work experience in pursuit of innovation excellence.
Roc is the Chief Representative, Greater China of rInnovation Group. Roc also teaches graduate students at Sun Yat-sen University on entrepreneurship and Enterprise Innovation Management. Before his current position, he worked for Accenture in the U.S. and China, GE Corporate U.S., Oracle China and Beijing Beida Jade Bird on various roles related to innovation team and project management. Roc has provided professional innovation management and technology training and consulting services to Fortunate 500 companies and large NGOs as well as small firms across multiple industries on strategic planning, system integration and innovation management projects. The clients he has serviced are, among others, China Mobile, Best Buy U.S., China Construction Bank, Bureau of Shanghai Worldexpo Coordination, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Group, Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce. He is a senior member of the China Creative Studies Institute, Birds of a Feather Innovation Leaders Group and Toastmasters International, among many other professional organizations.
Roc earned his M.B.A. in radical innovation and corporate entrepreneurship from the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and a B.E. in fluid mechanics from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. He has co-authored two books, numerous papers and delivered presentations at seven premiere conferences internationally on topics covering business, IT, innovation, creativity and corporate entrepreneurship. Roc has travelled to nine countries and currently he is based in Shanghai, China.
Jeff Hovis is a Partner and the content expert with the rInnovation Group and well versed in the D-I-A methodology for uncertainty reduction. He also leads Product Genesis, and is responsible for executive-level interface for innovation strategy client programs. In addition to his firm management role at Product Genesis, he serves as a senior advisor to Global 2000 CTOs on strategic innovation issues. Jeff is a frequent guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a speaker at numerous innovation conferences.
Jeff has extensive experience in strategic marketing and technology landscape projections for advanced materials, industrial, commercial, medical, life sciences, and consumer products, and is involved in all aspects of innovation strategy development, ranging from trend and convergence projections, market analysis, through market opportunity and business case synthesis, to platform, roadmap and product requirements specification generation.
He holds an MBA from Northeastern University, with a concentration in technology marketing; an MSME from MIT, with a concentration in dynamic systems, measurement and control; and, BS Chemistry from MIT, with a concentration in analytical chemistry. He also has a number of advisory and coaching roles as follows: Board of Advisors, the Institute for Pediatric Innovation, a technology commercialization consortium of leading children’s medical centers; Advisor to the MIT Energy Initiative, MITEI; Mentor, MIT Clean Energy Prize; Catalyst, MIT Deshpande Center for Technology Innovation; Advisor, MIT Innovation Club; Judge, Northeastern University Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo; and, Executive Council, ISPIM Americas (International Society for Professional Innovation Management).