March 19, 2012 Beijing. IBM Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during the China Development Forum, held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing in mid-March, 2012. Palmisano spoke with Premier Wen and other Chinese leaders about the importance of open and collaborative models for global innovation. He emphasized that modern technological innovation is the product of ideas coming from researchers in many countries, working together seamlessly across borders. During his visit Palmisano also met with the Minister of Science and Technology to discuss similar topics.