AGENDA  


2015 Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Agenda
Future of Innovation: Smart Everything


Sept 26th & 27th, 2015 Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
This is a provisional version. Actual agenda may be changed according to on-site condition.

Day 1

Morning Session

08:30am – 09:30am 

Registration

SVIEF 2015 Opening Ceremony (Hall B)

09:30am – 09:35am

SVIEF Past Review (Video)

09:35am – 09:45am

Opening Remark
Iris Lei, Founder and Executive President, SVIEF

09:45am – 10:20am

Opening Keynote Speech
Ira Ehrenpreis , Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Partners; Chairman, SVIEF
SVIEF Carefree Lifestyle Initiative Launch Ceremony-sponsored by Mlily

10:20am – 10:35am

Keynote speech: Eric Gunderson, CEO, Mapbox

10:35am – 10:45am

Keynote Speech: Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO,  ZTE USA; President of  ZTE North America Mobile Devices Business Unit; SVP of ZTE Corporation

10:45am – 11:05am

Keynote Speech:
Hongbo Xu, Founder and CEO,  InnoHub

11:05am – 12:00pm

Global IT Leadership Dialogue: Opening the smart future with leader’s thought
Moderator: Quentin Hardy, Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times and Technology and Business Expert
Speaker:

  • Ira Ehrenpreis , Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Partners; Chairman, SVIEF
  • Charles Zhang, CEO, Sohu Inc

Afternoon Session

Session 1: US China Cross-Border eCommerce Summit  (Hall B)

01:30pm – 05:30pm

1:30-1:40: Welcome Speech
Speaker: Gabriel Grisham, Head of Growth, NihaoPay

1:40-1:50: Keynote speech: Research about Crossborder Ecommerce, and the future of  Crossborder Ecommerce
Speaker: Deena Ghazarian,SVP of Sales & Finance, Monster Cable

1:50-2:05: Keynote speech: Accelerate your crossborder E-commerce growth: Marketing & Logistics
Speaker: Jennifer Wang, CMO,  Dealmoon

2:05-2:20: Keynote speech: Cross-border E-commerce Platform
Speaker: Paul Yang, CEO​,​​US-EX INC

2:20-2:40: Keynote speech: Fundamentals for Cross-border Ecommerce Success. Payments
Moderator: Yuanbo Wang, CEO ,NihaoPay
Panelists:

  • Gabriel Grisham, Head of Growth, NihaoPay
  • Jovian Hong, Senior Product Manager , Tencent Payment

2:40-2:50: Coffee break and networking

2:50-3:20: Panel Discussion: Direct E-commerce to China, why start with Payments?
Moderator: Yuanbo Wang, CEO ,NihaoPay
Panelist:

  • Yobie Benjamin,Ex-CTO,Citi Group,World Economic Forum’s Speaker
  • Jovian Hong, Senior Product Manager , Tencent Payment

3:20-3:50: Panel Discussion: Solutions that help you scale: Platforms, Logistics & Marketing
Moderator: Allen Yang, President & partner, Bay Line E-commerce Co, Ltd.
Panelists:

  • Deena Ghazarian,SVP of Sales & Finance, Monster Cable
  • Jennifer Wang, CMO,  Dealmoon

3:50-4:20: Panel Discussion: The future of Retail
Moderator : ​James D. Robinson IV, ​​Founding Partner and Managing Director​​,​RRE Ventures
Panelists:

  • Steve Caldwell, Co-Founder & CEO, Strap
  • Isabel Gan, Head of China Strategy, Mattel
  • Deena Ghazarian,SVP of Sales & Finance, Monster Cable

4:20-5:20: Panel Discussion: O2O Business Model: Merchandise +Service +Data— New Generation Business Model
Moderator: Gabriel Grisham, Head of Growth, NihaoPay
Panelist:

  • Tianfang Guo, Senior Security Researcher, Trustlook
  • Anand Pradhan, Founder & CEO,FreshAlley;Former VP of Innovation,Old Navy/ Gap Inc.)
  • Paul Yang, CEO​,​​US-EX INC

5:20-5:30: Closing Keynote speech: Future Trends & predicted events

Lucky Draw

One free round trip flight tickets from San Jose to Beijing: Sponsored by Hainan Airlines

Session 2: The 5th SVIEF Startup Contest (Mission City Ballroom B4-B5)

01:30pm – 02:00pm 

Opening fireside chat:

  • Steve Westly, Founder and managing partner, The Westly Group
  • Hongbo Xu, Founder and CEO,  InnoHub

02:00pm – 03:10pm 

The 5th SVIEF Startup Contest (I)

03:10pm – 03:40pm

Panel Discussion: US China Venture Capital
Moderator: Meng Lai, Partner, MagStone Law, LLP
Panelists:

  • Ben Bateman, Director for Hardware, Design, and Technology at Indiegogo
  • Kelvin Chan,Managing Director, East West Bank
  • Rui Ma, Partner,500 Startups
  • Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV

03:40pm – 05:00pm 

The 5th SVIEF Startup Contest (II)

05:00pm – 05:20pm

Signing Ceremony

05:20pm – 05:30pm

The 5th SVIEF Startup Contest Award Ceremony

Session 3:US China Environment  Innovation Summit( Grand Ballroom G,H)

01:30pm – 03:30pm 

1:30-1:40: Opening Speech
Speaker:  Jinfeng Zhou, Secretary General, CBCGDF

1:40-2:10:Keynote Speech: Carbon Negative Technology & the Green Power Fund solution
Speaker: Graciela Chichilnsky, CEO, Global Thermostat; Avoiding Extinction

2:10-2:30:Keynote Speech: Innovative new PhotoElectroChemical(PEC) Technology for Destruction of Airborne Microorganisms and VOC Contaminants
Speaker: Dr. D. Yogi Goswami, Distinguished Professor and Director,  Clean Energy Research Center, University of South Florida

2:30-3:10:Keynote Speech: Explore the latest air purification technology and innovation prospects  
Speaker:

  • Andrew Chiu, CEO, Verliant Energy
  • Yi Cui, Professor, Stanford University

3:10-3:30:Panel Discussion: New Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Moderator: Sophia Qiu, Program Coordinator, China/Asia Pacific Nature, Health, and the Built Environment, Harvard University

Speaker:

  • Dr. D. Yogi Goswami, Distinguished Professor and Director,  Clean Energy Research Center, University of South Florida
  • Cheng Peng, chairman and CEO,  Suzhou Jusheng Solar    

Session 4: US China Education Innovative Summit ( Grand Ballroom G,H)

03:30pm – 05:30pm

3:30-3:50: Keynote Speech: Educating the world
Speaker: Minli Virdone, Chief of Staff, Khan Academy

3:50-4:05: Keynote Speech: Opportunity to Participate in the Future
Speaker: William Zhou, CEO, Chalk,com

4:05-4:20: Keynote Speech: Disruption in Learning 2.0
Speaker: George Lichter,CO-CEO,Teaching Channel

4:20-4:35: Keynote Speech:Education and Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Zhongyi Wei,Chief Counselor,IvyMax Academy

4:35-5:00: Keynote Speech: Computer Science Education in the era of Internet
Speaker: Shawn Drost, Co-Founder, Hack Reactor

5:00-5:15: Keynote Speech: Chinese Education Reinvention
Speaker: Jigang Yi, Board Director, Beijing Jinghua Experimental School Distinguished Investorw

5:15-5:30: Closing Speech:
Barbara Hecker, VP of Academic Affairs, Sofia University

                                    SVIEF EXPO

B2C EXPO (Hall A)

09:30am – 05:00pm

SVIEF Expo

  • Innovation Projects Roadshow
  • High-tech Company Products Display
  • Special Featured Zone: Mobile Internet / Mobile Games, Robotics, 3D Printings, Wearable Device.

B2B EXPO (New Ballroom B1-B3)

01:00pm – 05:00pm

One-on-One Business Matchmaking and VC Meeting

Evening Cocktail After-Party

New Ballroom M1-M3

05:30pm – 06:00pm

Registration

06:30pm – 09:00pm

SVIEF VIP/Member Welcome Dinner and Networking
Speaker: Judy Chu, Congressmember, United States; Honorary Chairwoman, SVIEF

 

Day 2

Morning Session

08:30am – 09:30am 

Registration

SVIEF 2015 second day Opening Ceremony (Hall B)

09:30am – 09:35am

SVIEF Past Review (Video)

09:35am – 09:40am

Opening Remark
Jinfeng Zhou, Secretary General, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF)

09:40am – 10:00am

Keynote Speech: Zhanggen Ni, Chairman of the Board & General Manager, Healthcare Co., Ltd. ; CEO, Mlily USA

10:00am-10:40am

Smart Future and connected life Panel discussion: Sponsored by Milly
Moderator: George Stepancich, CEO and founder, Invisionate,LLC.
Speaker:

  • Richard Kerris,CMO, GET IT Mobile Inc.
  • Zhanggen Ni, Chairman of the Board & General Manager, Healthcare Co., Ltd. ; CEO, Mlily USA
  • Jiantao Pan, CEO/GM, Changhong Research Labs, Inc.
  • Luke Tang, General Manager, TechCode Accelerator (US)
  • Joyce Wang, Media Consultant, Furniture China

10:40am – 11:00am

SVIEF Carefree Lifestyle Initiative Ceremony-sponsored by Mlily

11:00am – 11:15am

SVIEF 2015 Top 30 Innovation Award Ceremony

11:15am – 12:00pm

Global Leaders dialogue:
Moderator: Quentin Hardy, Deputy Technology Editor, The New York Times and Technology and Business Expert
Speaker:

  • Sheng Fu, CEO,  Cheetah Mobile
  • Ashton Kutcher, Actor Star, Entrepreneur, Tech investor

Afternoon Session

Session 1: Smart Future Summit (Hall B)

01:00pm – 03:30pm

1:00-1:30:Panel Discussion: Wearable/IoT
Moderator: Amy Puliafito, Director of Communications, Misfit
Panelists:

  • Xiaofeng Li, General Manager(USA) , Huami (A company of Xiaomi Ecosystem)
  • Joseph Wei, Managing Director, Lab 360
  • Stanley Yang, CEO,Neurosky,Inc
  • Mary Zhou, CMO, Lepow International

1:30-2:00:Panel discussion: Smart home
Moderator: Luke Tang, General Manager, TechCode Accelerator (US)
Panelists:

  • Jacek Grebski, Partner, SWARM
  • ED Hemphill, Co-Founder & CEO, Wigwag Inc.
  • Gerry Liu, PhD, Vice President, Global Business Development at Wistron Neweb Corporation
  • Zhanggen Ni, Chairman of the Board & General Manager, Healthcare Co., Ltd. ; CEO, Mlily USA

2:00-2:20: keynote speech: James Sietstra, President, Seven Bridges Genomics Inc.

2:20-2:50: Panel Discussion: Big Data and Precision Medicine
Moderator: Dongliang Ge, MD, PhD, Gilead Sciences, Inc, Director of Bioinformatics
Panelists:

  • Michael Harris, CEO, Applion Mobile
  • Bo Hu, President, CiMing Health Checkup Management Group Co.,Ltd
  • Krystian Ji, Founder, Kryssen Capital
  • Xiang Qian, Clinician, Ph.D. Supervisor, Stanford University Affiliated Hospital

2:50-3:30:Panel discussion : The development and problem of Intelligent Robots
Moderator: Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon valley Robotics
Panelists:

  • Modar (JR) Alaoui, Founder/CEO, Eyeris
  • Richard Mahoney, PhD, Executive Director of Robotics, Engineering R&D Division, SRI International
  • Alexander Reben, President & CEO, BlabDroid Inc.

Session 2: Internet of Cars Summit (Hall B)

03:30pm – 05:00pm

3:30-3:50:Keynote Speech: Seval Oz, CEO, Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC

3:50-4:00:Keynote Speech:The trend of the development of Intelligence cars
LJ WANG,Co- founder, Shenzhen Qianhai Frontt Capital Management Ltd

4:00-4:10:Keynote speech: Tin Hang Liu, Co-Founder & CEO, OSVehicle

4:10-4:50:Panel discussion:How to build efficient cross-sector cooperation for smart cars?
Moderator:Jami Edelheit,Director,TEDxOnBoard
Panelists:

  • Mike Calise, CEO, Blink/CarCharging
  • Haitao Dong, Founding Partner, Shenzhen Qianhai Frontt Capital Management Ltd
  • Jiawei Gu, Design & Research Lead, Baidu Research
  • Wei Yan, Founder/CEO, VisualThreat
  • Luming Zhou,Secretary General,Committee of 100 Radical Innovation China

04:50pm – 05:00pm

Greeting speech: Fiona Ma, Member, State Board of Equalization, Second District, U.S.

05:00pm – 05:15pm Closing speech: Sebastian Thrun, Founder, GoogleX

05:15pm – 05:30pm

Fireside Chat :

  • Ira Ehrenpreis , Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Partners; Chairman, SVIEF
  • LJ WANG,Co- founder, Shenzhen Qianhai Frontt Capital Management Ltd

Lucky Draw

One free round trip flight tickets from San Jose to Beijing: Sponsored by Hainan Airlines

Session 3: Global Game Innovation Summit (Grand Ballroom G,H)

01:00pm – 03:30pm
Global Game Innovation Summit: Cooperation, breakthrough and innovation 

1:00 - 1:15: keynote Speech: Bridge China and the West
Speaker: Kent Wakeford, COO, Kabam

1:15 - 1:30: Keynote Speech: Gaming Platform Transformation:
Speaker: David Ting, General Manager, Netease North America

1:30 - 1:45:  Keynote Speech: Growth of external developers vs. in-house tech in mobile games
Speaker: Mikhael Naayem, CEO, Fuel Powered

1: 45 - 2:15: Panel Discussion: Revenue Stream For Games, In Era of Big Data
Moderator:Erin Park, International business development, FL Mobile

Panelists:

  • William Grosso, CEO, Scientific Revenue
  • Kahn Jekarl, CEO, Flow State Media
  • Daniel Marks ,COO,Lyricle, Inc.

2:15 - 2:45: Panel Discussion: Technologies trends in Mobile Game Development
Moderator: Japheth Dillman, CCO, Cofounder, Yetizen

Panelist:

  • Guy Bendov, CEO, Sidekick Ltd
  • Arthur Madrid CEO, Pixowl Games

2:45 - 3:15: Panel Discussion: Gaming Content Designing Trend in U.S and China
Moderator: Ben Sutherland, CEO and Co-Founder of Present Creative
Panelist:

  • Josh Burns, Mobile Gaming Industry Consultant
  • Alfredo Rudas, Co-Founder and VP of Kick9
  • Margaret Wallace, CEO of Playmatics

3:15 - 3:30: Keynote: Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards
Speaker: Yu-Kai Chou, Gamification Author & International Keynote Speaker ; Founder and Chief of the Octalysis Group

Session 4: Big Data and Fintech Panels (Grand Ballroom G,H)

03:30pm – 04:30pm 

Panel Discussion: Cloud-Computing and Big Data: Equip the business for the data-driven future
Moderator: Charles Fan, SVP/GM, Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware
Speaker:

  • Xin Fu, Director of Data Science, LinkedIn
  • Saravan Rajendran Vice President and General Manager, CISCO
  • Ion Stoica, CEO, Databricks; Professor, EECS Department at University of California at Berkeley

04:30pm – 05:00pm 

Panel Discussion: Internet Finance: Trends and regulation
Moderator: Sean Walsh, Advisor, Bitbank; Co-Founder, BlockC.co
Speaker:

  • Vitor Prado, CEO and Co-Founder, Prado Gittelson Group
  • Scott Robinson, Director & Founder, Plug and Play FinTech
  • Chen Yu, President & Co-Founder, YeePay

05:00pm – 05:30pm 

Panel Discussion: Women Innovation and leadership in internet era
Moderator: Alexandra Kinloch,Director,The Inside Academy
Speaker:

  • Anli He , CEO&Co-founder, uSens Ince
  • Holly Liu, Chief Development Officer, Kabam

Expo

B2C EXPO (Hall A)

09:30am – 05:00pm

SVIEF Expo

  • Innovation Projects Roadshow
  • High-tech Company Products Display
  • Special Featured Zone: Mobile Internet / Mobile Games, Robotics, 3D Printings, Wearable Device.

B2B EXPO (New Ballroom B1-B3)

09:30am – 05:00pm

One-on-One Business Matchmaking and VC Meeting

Evening Cocktail After-Party

US-China Cocktail After-Party (New Ballroom M1-M3)

05:30pm – 06:00pm

Registration

06:00pm – 09:00pm

US-China Cocktail After-Party

 

 

 

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