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Graham G. Rong

Director of Corporate Relations

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Dr. Rong is Director of Corporate Relations at MIT. He currently supervises a group of ILP officers who promote and manage the interactions and relationships between the research at MIT and companies worldwide, particularly in greater China and extended Asian countries, to help them stay abreast of the latest developments in technology and business practices.

Previously, Dr. Rong founded IKA, LLC. He has led corporate development and product innovation, and provided strategic advices to companies in corporate strategy, IT leadership, digital transformation, AI, enterprise content management, and customer relationship. He held senior roles in Harte-Hanks and Vignette Corporation. He held an EU postdoctoral research fellowship in the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where he started global collaborative research.

Dr. Rong is on the board of multiple organizations, including 128CUTE since 2005 and MIT Sloan Alumni Association of Boston from 2009 to 2012. He chaired MIT Sloan CIO Symposium from 2009-2011. He is a senior expert invited by international organizations.

Dr. Rong holds a M.B.A. in global and innovation leadership from the MIT 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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