Event Date: Sep 26th & 27th, 2015 Conference Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center
 
 
2015 SVIEF SPEAKERS
 
 
2015 START-UP JUDGE
 
 
2015 SVIEF CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
 
Internet of Cars: Who will take the lead?   3D Printing: Transforming into the printed world
Wearables: We still need a killer app   Wearables: We still need a killer app
Smart home: How Welcoming Will the Smart Home of the Future Be   Bid Data: Equip the business for the data-driven future
Drones: Market trends US V.S China   Mobile Game/Mobile internet: Explore the new trends in 2015
Internet of Things: The next generation of internet?   Mobile App: All about making money
Virtual Reality: Will 2015 be a big year of VR?   Artificial intelligence: Robots with us
 
2015 SVIEF 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

 

 

 
SPEAKERS FOR PAST SVIEF (partial list)
 
Bill Clinton
42nd President,
the United States
Al Gore
45th Vice President,
the United States
Siwei Cheng
Economist Father,
China Venture Capital
Judy Chu
Congresswoman,
US
Mike Honda
Congressman,
US
Jackie Speier
Congresswoman,
US
Zhansheng Gao
Former Consul General,
the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco
Steven Chu
12th Secretary of Energy,
United States
Gary F. Locke
10th Ambassador to China,
United States
Kish Rajan
Director,
CA Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development
Edwin M. Lee
Mayor,
City & County of San Francisco
Gengshu Miao
President,
China Council for international Investment Promotion
Timothy Draper
Partner,
DFJ
Ira Ehrenpreis
General Partner,
Technology Partners
Ricardo Angel
Managing Director,
GE Energy Ventures
Scott Armanini
Corporate Innovation Executive,
RocketSpace Inc
Peng Bai
VP,
Intel Corporation
Hongfeng Chai
Executive VP,
China Unionpay
Dixon Doll
Co-founder& General Partner,
DCM
Charles Fan
Senior Vice President,
R&D VMware
Praveen Gupta
VP,
SK Telecom Americas
Nicholas Hope
Director,
Stanford Center for International Development
Digby Horner
Senior VP,
Adobe
Hsing Kung
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
LuxNet Corporation
Jun Lei
CEO,
Xiaomi
Larry Marcus
Founding Partner,
Walden Venture Capita
Dongsheng Li
CEO,
TCL Corporation
Anthony Lye
Senior VP,
CRM at Oracle Corporation
Rajani Ramanathan
COO (EVP),
Technology & Products at Salesforce
Bill Reichert
Managing Director,
Garage Technology
Venture
Bertrand Schmitt
CEO, Chairman & Co-founder,
App Annie
Vaughan Smith
VP,
Facebook
Jay Vijayan
CIO,
Tesla Motors
Chenxi Wang
VP,
McAfee
Steve Westly
Founder,
Westly Group
Steve Wozniak
Co-founder,
Apple Inc
Hong Xiao
Honorary President,
MGEA
Hugo Xiong
Executive VP,
IDG
Yaqin Zhang
President,
Baidu Inc
Randi Zuckerberg
CEO,
Zuckerberg Media
 
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