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Industry Liaison

Graham G. Rong

Program Director

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As a Program Director, Dr Rong promotes and manages the interactions and relationships between companies worldwide and the research faculty of MIT to help companies stay abreast of the latest developments in technology and business practices.

Previously, Dr. Rong was the founder and president of IKA, LLC. He has led corporate development and product innovation, and has provided strategic advices to many companies in corporate strategy, IT leadership, web applications and customer relationship management. He has held senior roles with Vignette Corporation and Harte-Hanks. He held an EU research fellowship in the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where he started global collaborative research.

He is on the board of multiple organizations, including the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, and he is the chair of MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

Dr. Rong holds an M.B.A. in global and innovation leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and Ph.D. in numerical computing from University of Guelph in Canada.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
M.B.A., Innovation and Global Leadership (Sloan Fellow Program)

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Ph.D. in Numerical Computing

Jiangnan University, China
M.S. and B.S. in Computer Application and Textile Engineering


Phone: 617-253-4942
Fax: 617-253-0002
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Assistant:Jing Xu
Phone: 617-253-0407
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