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  • Greeting Letter from Judy Chu, Congresswoman, US
  • Greeting Letter from Jackie Speier, Congresswoman, US
  • Greeting Letter from Gary Locke, United States Ambassador to China
  • Greeting Letter from Nansheng Yuan, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco
  • Greeting Letter from Mike Honda, Congressman, US
  • Greeting Letter from Kish Rajan, Director,CA Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development
  • Greeting Letter from Kansen Chu, California San Jose City Councilmember
  • Greeting Letter from Chuanzhi Liu, Former President, Legend Holdings Limited and Chairman of the Board, Lenovo
  • Greeting Letter from Randi Zuckerberg, Founder/CEO, Zuckerberg Media
  • Greeting Letter from Suzhou Human resources and social security bureau

  • 2013 Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Agenda
    Theme: Explore the Future of Innovation
    Nov. 2nd, 2013        Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA

    This is a provisional version. Actual agenda may be changed according to on-site condition. (Download Agenda)

    Morning Session

    08:00am – 09:00am 


    Main Stage (Exhibit Hall C)

    MC: Catherine Heenan, KRON-TV

    09:00am – 09:30am

    SVIEF Past Review (Video)
    Opening Remark

    • Judy Chu, Congresswoman; Chairwoman, SVIEF
    • Gang Bi, Deputy Concul General, Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco
    • Jackie Speier, Congresswomen
    • Kish Rajan, Director, California Governor’s Office
    • Iris Lei, Executive President, SVIEF Committee

    09:30am – 10:20am

    Opening Keynote Speech

    • Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States

    10:20am – 10:30am

    Keynote Speech Q&A: Interview with Al Gore


    • Andrew Chiu, CEO, Verliant Energy


    • Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States

    10:30am – 10:40am 

    Keynote Speech

    • Ming Xu, CEO/Chairman, World Capital Market
    10:40am – 11:00am 

    Keynote Speech

    • Jay Vijayan, CIO, Tesla

    11:00am – 12:00pm

    IT Leadership Dialogue


    • Catherine Heenan, KRON-TV


    • Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple, Inc.; Chief Scientist, Fusion-io
    • Ron Shelton, Managing Partner, PWC
    EXPO Hall (Exhibit Hall D)

    09:00am – 05:00pm

    SVIEF Expo

    • Professional Job Fair
    • Innovation Projects Roadshow
    • High-tech Company Products Display


    Afternoon Session

    Main Stage (Exhibit Hall C)

    MC: Christie Wang, Member of SVIEF Committee

    01:00pm - 01:05pm

    Afternoon Opening Remark

    • Mike Honda, Congressman; Chairman, SVIEF

    01:05pm – 01:30pm

    Afternoon Opening Keynote Speech 

    • Vaughan Smith, VP, Facebook

    01:30pm – 03:30pm

    SVIEF Start-up Contest Top 10 Project Demo
    Onsite Judge:

    • Andrew Collins, CEO, Mailman Group
    • Yong Liu, Director, Baidu, Inc.
    • Vincent Ma, President, Mashington Investment Group China
    • Hong Shi, Chairman/Managing Partner, Redstone Venture Capital
    • Victor Tong, Chief Evangelizing Officer, Webplus
    • Rob Trice, Venture Partner, Swisscom Ventures
    • Ron Wessels, Head, SAP Startup Focus Program

    03:40pm – 04:40pm

    US-China VC Investment Forum: Internet-based Financial Investment Opportunities

    • James Cai, Founder, Schein & Cai LLP


    • Jay Eum, Co-founder/Managing Director, TransLink Capital
    • Keith Teare, Co-founder, TechCrunch
    • Canice Wu, CEO, PlugandPlay
    • Tiemin Zhao, Partner, IPV Capital

    04:40pm – 05:40pm 

    Panel Discussion: Cloud Computing and Big Data - Innovation on the Cloud

    • Charles Fan, Senior VP, VMware


    • Praveen Gupta, VP, SK Telecom Americas
    • Kelly Masood, CEO/Founder, Intilop Inc.
    • Anurag Maunder, Head, EMC Storage Automation and Infrastructure Group
    • Chenxi Wang, VP, McAfee
    • Parviz Yegani, VP, Juniper Networks

    05:40pm – 05:50pm

    SVIEF Start-up Contest Award Ceremony 

    05:50pm – 06:20pm

    Closing Keynote Speech

    • Randi Zuckerberg, Founder/CEO, Zuckerberg Media; Former Marketing Director, Facebook



    Great America Ballroom (First Floor)

    02:00pm – 03:00pm 

    Roundtable Meeting:
    Medical IT: Surfing the Health Information Technology Revolution


    • Michael Bianco, Chairman and CEO, American Capital Markets Group


    • Sean Chai, Director, Kaiser Permanente
    • Roger S. Eng, President, Golden Gate Radiology Medical Group 
    • Thomas Huang, Co-founder/Chief Technology Officer, ClinicTree
    • Eddy Lee, Principal, Fenox Venture Capital
    • Juwei Mu, Associate Director, Office of Medical Servive, Cancer Hospital, CAM
    • Joseph Pergolizzi, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins Medical School
    • Lin Wan, Co-founder/ Chief Technology Officer, Stella Technology

    03:00pm – 05:00pm 

    Smart City Forum:
    Universal Village: Extended Version of Smart City -- What, Why, and How

    A. Keynote Speech Session (03:00pm – 03:45pm)

    • Ash Damle, CEO/Founder, Medgle 
    • Yajun Fang, Program Chair, MIT Intelligent Transportation Research Center
    • Jianqing Zhang, Research Scientist, Intel Labs

    B. Panel Discussion: New Energy and Environmental Sustainability (3:45pm -- 4:45pm)

    • Larry Asera, Chairman, Asera Group, Inc


    • Andrew Chiu, CEO, Verliant Energy Inc.
    • Jay Clare, VP, URS Corporation
    • Alan Huang, Co-founder, InPower BioEnergy Technologies Inc. 
    • Frank Teng, VP of Energy & Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle
    • Patrick Wooliever, Director, Tetra Tech

    C. Open Discussion (4:45pm – 5:00pm)

    Great America Meeting Room A (Second Floor)

    01:30pm – 03:30pm

    One-on-One Business Matchmaking (Additional Pre-register Only)

    03:30pm – 04:30pm 

    Partner Seminar: Investment Opportunity in US (Additional Pre-register Only)

    • Ming Xu, CEO & Chairman, World Capital Market

    04:30pm – 05:30pm 

    Roundtable Meeting: Expand Company Market in US (Invite-Only)

    • James Cai, Founder, Schein & Cai LLP
    • Andy Fan, Vice Chairman, United Nations World Peace Foundation
    Great America Meeting Room B

    01:30pm – 02:30pm

    Partner Seminar: Tax and Investment Tips in US (Additional Pre-register Only)

    • Cung Thai, President, American Brokerage Network 

    04:30pm – 05:30pm 

    One-on-One VC Meeting


    EXPO Hall (Exhibit Hall D)

    09:00am – 05:00pm

    SVIEF Expo

    • Professional Job Fair
    • Innovation Projects Roadshow
    • High-tech Company Products Display


    Evening Banquet

    Great America Ballroom (First Floor)

    06:00pm – 07:00pm


    07:00pm – 07:45pm

    US-China Night Banquet

    07:45pm – 08:10pm

    Business Challenge and Opportunities between US and China

    • Nicholas Hope, Director, Stanford Center for International Development

    08:10pm – 09:10pm

    Women in Innovation Forum

    • Chuck Ashman, CEO, SMA Global


    • Christina Brodbeck, Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures
    • Helene Kim, Executive Director, Berkeley Law's International Executive Legal Education (IELE) program
    • Brittany Richards, Venture Director, Citi Ventures

    09:10pm – 09:20pm

    SVIEF Innovation Award Ceremony

    09:20pm – 10:00pm

    Networking and Entertainment Show

    2011 SVIEF(Click here for more details)

    2012 SVIEF(Click here for more details)

    Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between the U.S. and China. The past two SVIEF was held in Silicon Valley, in October, 2011 and 2012, with more than 5000 attendees each year.

    SVIEF is expected to be a leading venue in high-tech industry field, gathering multi-tech and business professionals, while providing a platform for exchange of talent, technology and capital.

    SVIEF is a great platform for you to:

    • Learn about cutting-edge high-tech information from industry leaders
    • Exchange your opinions and thoughts with industry peers
    • Seek for business development opportunities, e.g. partnership & investment
    • Expand your connections both in US and China
    • Inspire yourself with entrepreneurship and innovative concepts
    • And more
    SVIEF is a one day conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between the U.S. and China. It’s currently the most influential forum in Silicon Valley connecting the U.S. and China. This year’s theme is:

    " Explore the Future of Innovation "

    The last two years' conferences achieved great success. Highlights include:

    • Opening Ceremony Keynote Speech from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Congresswoman Judy Chu, and Congressman Mike Honda
    • Attendees include government officers, bankers, VCs, high tech industry leaders and professionals: 5000+ from US, 300 + from China
    • Investors including public and private entrepreneurs and VCs were largest demographic of attendees
    • Helped 30 + start up projects to develop their business in China and some of them got funding supports
    • Mainstream media coverage from both China and US (e.g. CCTV [China Central Television], ABC Channel 7 [U.S.], Phoenix TV)

    In addition, 2013 SVIEF will integrate diverse resources based on previous events, to expand influence among both local and international audience, to connect with more new partnership. We are confident that SVIEF 2013 will surpass previous year's impact.

    This year Highlights will include:

    • Keynote Session
    US 45th Vice President Al Gore will share his vision in IT industry and innovative entrepreneurship

    • IT Leadership Dialogue
    Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple, Inc. , forecasts and discusses the industry trends with other IT leaders

    • SVIEF Start-up Contest
    1. On-site judge panel with well-known US and Chinese VC
    2. Gathering high-quality projects from Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, Washington D.C, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Toronto, Israel, Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
    3. All final projects are selected under strict criteria and experts’ evaluation.
    4. "Innovation Star" awards ceremony with be given after the contest with multi-channel media exposure.
    5. Pre-contest training and post-contest tracking service will be provided to help the project to get access to China government sponsorship and high-tech park contract.
    6. Sponsors have priorities to pick project entries and contract with excellent projects.
    7. Special promotion opportunities are available for high-tech parks.

    • 10+ sessions of forum, panel discussion, round table meeting etc. covering diverse hot topics
    Current hot topics on high-tech sector (including cloud computing, big data, smart city, new energy, medical IT, etc.)

    • U.S-China VC Investment Forum
    Famous venture capitalists from both U.S and China, discussing high-tech investment hotspots and trends.

    • One to One VC Meeting
    Provide investment and financial services to help small business with financial needs, and to promote businesses with mature conditions or bright market outlooks.

    • One to One Business Matchmaking
    Arrange private meetings between companies for potential partnership

    • Women In Innovation Forum
    Forum of top world famous women leaders from different industries

    • US-China Night Banquet
    300+ honored guests and high end professionals from China and US

    • 100 + companies from both China and US for business matchmaking
    • 200+ Top high tech industry leaders
    • 2000 + Local high tech industry professionals and Engineers locally in attendance
    • 5000+ Expo participants for career fair, project roadshow, company product display, etc.

    • Mainstream media coverage from both US and China
  • 2012 SVIEF Innovation Award
  • Top ten projects of 2012"Win in Suzhou" Start-up Contest(SVIEF.ORG)
  • Jun Lei talking about enterprise development in 2012 SVIEF(world.people.com.cn)
  • 2012 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum was successfully held on Otc.20th in San Jose Convention Center.(from 99people.com)
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  • About SVIEF news from Fox 23 (08/14/2012)
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  • Oct 21 ABC 7 TV – Local Conference to Strengthen US- China Business

  • James Cai, Founder of Schein and Cai LLP.
    Phone: 408.436.0789
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    Web: www.sacattorneys.com

    Al Gore

    45th Vice President of the United States
    Judy Chu

    Congresswoman, US
    Mike Honda

    Congressman, US; Chairman of SVIEF
    Jackie Speier

    Congresswoman, US
    Steve Wozniak

    Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc.
    Chief Scientist, Fusion-io
    (List in alphabetical order)
    Larry Asera

    Chairman, CEO and Founder, Asera Group, Inc
    Michael F. Bianco

    Chairman and CEO, American Capital Markets Group
    Renu Bhatia

    Vice President, Sales and Strategic Partnerships, Marvell
    Christina A. Brodbeck

    Co-Founder, Pickvee; Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures

    James Cai

    Founder of Schein & Cai LLP; President of SVIBA

    Sean Chai

    Director, Innovation Technology Services at Kaiser Permanente

    Dongmin Chen

    Dean, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Peking University
    Andrew Chiu

    Chief Executive Office CEO, Verliant Energy
    Jay B. Clare

    Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Environment division of URS Corporation
    Andrew Collins

    CEO, Mailman Group
    Ash Damle

    CEO and founder, MEDgle
    Roger S. Eng

    President, Golden Gate Radiology Medical Group
    Jay Eum

    Co-Founder and Managing Director, TransLink Capital
    Andy Fan

    Vice Chairman, United Nations World Peace Foundation
    Charles Fan

    Senior Vice President of R&D, VMware
    Yajun Fang

    Program Chair, MIT Intelligent Transportation Research Center
    Johnnie Giles

    Executive Director, External Affairs of Comcast Corporation
    Praveen Gupta

    VP, SK Telecom Americas
    Nicholas Hope

    Director, Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)
    Alan Huang

    Co-founder, InPower BioEnergy Technologies Inc.
    Thomas Huang

    Co-founder / CTO, ClinicTree
    Michael A. Innaurato

    Equity Partner, Life Science

    Helene Kim

    Executive Director, Berkeley IELE Program

    Eddy Lee

    Principal, Fenox Venture Capital
    Cha Li

    Founder and Managing Partner, iStart Ventures LLC and Dragonvest Partners LLC.
    Jun Li

    Chairman, Beijing Software Export Center
    Yong Liu

    Ph.D. Director, Open Innovation and Partnerships, Baidu, Inc.
    Yaoguang Ma

    President, Mashington Investment Group China
    Kelly Masood

    President/CTO, Intilop
    Anurag Maunder

    Head, EMC Storage Automation and Infrastructure group
    Juwei Mu

    Professor, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)
    Joseph Pergolizzi

    General Partner, Life Science Equity Partners LLC; Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School
    Monisha Perkash

    CEO & Co-founder, LUMO BodyTech
    Kish Rajan

    Director, California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
    Brittany Richards

    Venture Director, Citi Ventures
    Hong Shi

    Chairman/Managing Partner, Redstone Venture Capital
    Vaughan Smith

    VP, Facebook         
    Keith Teare

    Founder, Archimedes Labs
    Co-founder, TechCrunch
    Victor Tong

    Founder and Chief Evangelizing Officer, Webplus
    Rob Trice

    Venture Partner, Swisscom Ventures        
    Jay Vijayan

    CIO, Tesla Motors        
    Lin Wan

    Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer, Stella Technology
    Chenxi Wang

    VP, McAfee
    Shaojie Wang

    President, ZVCA
    Ron Wessels

    Head, Global Startup Recruitment, SAP Startup Focus program
    Canice Wu

    President, Plug and Play Tech Center
    Ming Xu

    CEO & Chairman of World Capital Market, Venture Philanthropist
    Parviz Yegani

    Vice President, Architecture and Technology, Juniper Networks
    Jigang Yi

    Vice President, ZVCA
    Tiemin Zhao

    Venture Partner, IPV Capital and Gerneral Manager, Amprius USA
    Jianqing Zhang

    Research Scientist, Intel Labs
    Randi Zuckerberg

    Founder / CEO, Zuckerberg Media; Former Marketing Director, Facebook

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