• Global Innovation Leaders’ Dialogue & Opening Ceremony of 2017 SVIEF
  • Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit
  • Next Car Summit
  • Silicon Valley Innovation & Venture Summit
  • Silicon Valley Developer Summit
  • SVIEF Star Start-up Contest
  • China-US New Media Summit
  • China-US Internet Influencer Summit
  • Annual Awards Ceremony
  • Silicon Valley After Party


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Yi Cui

Professor, Stanford University

Bill Gross

Founder, Idealab

Jay Kuo

Professor, USC

Howie Xu

Partner, Genesis Capital Venture

Ashok Banerjee

CTO, Enterprise Security Products, Symantec

Rick Rasmussen

Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Director of Startup Programs, Sutardja Center

Hans Tung

Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Jun Wu

Founding Partner, Amino Capital

Gaurav Bansal

Principal Researcher, Toyota Information Technology Center

Holger Weiss

Founder & CEO, German Autolabs

Tao Wang

Cofounder, Drive.ai

Wei Luo

COO & Head of Product, DeepMap

Peter Marx

VP, Advanced Projects, GE Digital; Adjunct Professor, USC

Hongye Sun


David Zhao

Cofounder & Managing Partner ,NXT Group

Donny Seyfer

Co-Owner, Seyfer Automotive

Steven Hong

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Rana Gujral

Entrepreneur, Executive, and Columnist, TechCrunch & Forbes

Leo Pang

Founder, Slightech

David Ge

CEO & President, Apostle Inc

Helene Kim

Lecturer in Global Innovation, UC-Berkeley

Modar Alaoui

Founder/CEO, Eyeris

Ren Wu

Founder & CEO, NovuMind Inc

Robert de Neve

Founder & CEO, BriteLab Inc

Yuanbo Wang

CEO, YouWorld; lecturer, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Patrick Egan

Host & Executive Producer, sUAS News

Steven Ray

Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University(Silicon Valley)

Janet George

Fellow and Chief Data Officer, Western Digital

Jami Edelheit

Director, TEDxOnBoard

Andrew Blachman

COO, Tophatter

Mingshun Li

Founder & CEO, HaoRong Global Inc.

Holly Zheng

CEO & President, BlueFocus International

Heidi Yu

CEO, Boostinsider Inc. and Influencer

Ranger Wang

Founder of the Skywood Capital

Yi Li

Senior Product Manager, Amazon AI Services

Trevor Curwin

Editor-in-Chief / Journalist, ReadWrite

Brent Gorda

Managing Director, CEO Quest

Prashant Natarajan

Director of Product Strategy, Oracle

Huijun Zhou

Founder & CEO of iDNA


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

01:30pm – 03:30pm 

US-China Innovation Leaders’ Golf Social Networking (Invite- only)

03:30pm – 06:00pm 

US-China 100 Innovation Leaders’ Cross boarder Investment Closed door Summit (Invite-only)

07:30pm – 08:30pm 

US-China 100 Innovation Leaders Welcome Dinner (Invite-only)


12:00pm – 2:00pm 


2017 SVIEF Opening Ceremony (Hall D)

2:00pm – 2:05pm

SVIEF Past Review (Video)

2:05pm – 2:10pm

Opening Speech from Government Representative

2:10pm – 2:30pm

Global Innovation Leaders’ Dialogue (I)

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Keynote Speech

3:00pm – 3:10pm

Keynote Speech

3:10pm – 3:30pm

Global Innovation Leaders’ Dialogue (II)

Afternoon Session

Summit 1: Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit (Hall D)
With the continuous development of technology, the imagined future is becoming reality step by step. From intelligent device to smart home, from smart cars to intelligent transportation, from smart healthcare to smart city, our daily life is heading for intellectualization. Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit will bring together all over China and the United States high-tech industry leaders, experts, entrepreneurs and innovators and media, focusing on technological innovation, discussing the blueprint of the future.


Opening Fireside Chat: Next, the future life for human with robots
Renu Bhatia,Vice President, NVIDIA


Keynote Speech
Peter Marx, VP, Advanced Projects, GE Digital; Adjunct Professor, USC


Keynote Speech: Humanoid Robot: To be or Not to Be?
Jay Guo, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California


Panel Discussion: The New Layout of AI Era
Moderator: Patrick Egan, Host & Executive Producer, sUAS News

  1. Ren Wu, Founder, Novumind
  2. Modar Alaoui Founder/CEO, Eyeris


Panel Discussion:Smart Home and IoT
Moderator: Rana Gujral, Founder & CEO, TiZE; Writer, TechCrunch & Forbes

  1. Robert de Neve, Founder & CEO, BriteLab Inc
  2. Leo Pang, Founder and CEO, Slightech
  3. Steven Ray, Distinguished Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University


Panel Discussion:Cloud Computing and Big Data

  1. Ashok Banerjee, CTO for Enterprise Security Products, Symantec
  2. Eric Du, CTO, Business Data Network at SAP
  3. Janet George, Fellow and Chief Data Officer, Western Digital

Summit 2: US-China New Media Summit (Meeting Room 1-3, 2nd Floor)
Currently the development of new media is in a fast speed. Surrounded by new media, traditional media also actively explore various ways to the transition. However, due to various misunderstandings and problems, little success has been gained. For the transition from traditional media to new media, the first challenge is to break the erroneous zone existing in the system.
2017 SVIEF will hold US-China New Media Summit to explore the transition of traditional media under the new media era.


Opening Speech:Internet of Everything, Explore the Possibilities of Future Media


Panel Discussion:In the Era of Mobile Internet, Where to Find Users?
Moderator: Jami Edelheit, Director, TEDxOnBoard

  1. Andrew Blachman, COO, Tophatter
  2. Hieu Gray, Senior Writer/producer, CNN
  3. Mingshun Li, Founder and CEO, HaoRong Global Inc.
  4. Holly Zheng, CEO and President, BlueFocus International


Panel Discussion: How Internet Celebrity Economy Overturn the Traditional Marketing Model
Moderator: Yuanbo Wang, CEO, YouWorld

  1. Heidi Yu, CEO, Boostinsider Inc.
  2. David Zhao, Cofounder/Managing Director, NXT Group


Panel Discussion:The Current Situation and Future of Data News


Closing Speech:Future Trend of Media


EXPO (Hall C)

1:30pm – 06:00pm

Innovation Projects Roadshow
High-tech Company Products Display

Evening Session

SVIEF Annual Innovation Award Ceremony Night (Theater, 2nd floor)
SVIEF will hold Silicon Valley featured Oscar Awards Gala, which will invite experts and celebrities from the fields of technology, investment, fashion, entertainment, film and media both in China and US, to witness the emergence of 2017 technology stars. Also the cocktail party will award the 7th SVIEF Global Technology Innovation Award, SVIEF Star, Top 30 Future Superstar, US-China Cross Boarder Investor New Comer Award, and US-China Annual Influencer Award etc.

06:00pm – 06:30pm


06:30pm – 06:40pm

Opening Remarks:

06:40pm – 06:50pm

Keynote Speech:

06:50pm – 07:10pm

Global Leaders’ fireside chat

07:10pm – 07:20pm

SVIEF Global Technology Innovation Award Ceremony

7:20pm – 07:40pm

Keynote Speech

7:40pm – 07:50pm

2017 SVIEF Innovation Awards Top 30 Ceremony

7:50pm – 08:00pm

Remarks from award winners representative

8:00pm – 08:30pm


8:30pm – 09:00pm

Mix and Mingle

Morning Session

08:30am – 09:30am 


Silicon Valley Innovation & Investment Summit (Hall D)
Cross border investment boosted in 2016; 412 cases of oversea merging and acquisition done by the Chinese investors within the past year, 81 cases more than 2015. In the era of technology and innovation, cross-border investment has become a trend between the U.S. and China. While the companies from China seeks opportunities for industrial globalization, the outside capital market desires innovative products at the same time; this leads to a perfect timing for emerging, which brings opportunities for the Chinese companies to upgrade and transform.
Silicon Valley Innovation and Summit aims to facilitate communication and collaboration between the U.S and China high-tech industry, provides an one and only platform for Chinese investors and entrepreneurs toward their own opportunities in the U.S. market

09:30am – 09:35am

SVIEF Past Review (Video)

09:35am – 09:50am

Keynote Speech
Rick Rasmussen, Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Director of Startup Programs, Sutardja Center

09:50am – 10:00am

Keynote Speech
Bill Gross, Founder, Idealab

10:00am – 10:10am

Keynote Speech: Cross-border Enterprise Software Investment Opportunities and Challenges
Howie Xu, Venture Partner, Genesis Capital; EIR, Greylock Partners

10:10am – 10:40am

Panel Discussion:Trend and Highlight of U.S. China Investment & Acquisition
Moderator: Yi Li , Senior Product Manager, Amazon AI Services

  1. Steven Hong, Partner @KPCB || Co-Founder @Oculii/Kumu
  2. Ranger Wang, Founder, Skywood Capital

10:40am – 11:10am

Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship Panel

  1. Cyril Ebersweiler, Founder, HAX

11:10am – 11:20pm

SVIEF 2017 Award Ceremony

11:20am – 11:40pm

Fireside Chat Between Investors from U.S. & China

  1. Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
  2. Jun Wu, Founding Partner, Amino Capital

Afternoon Session

Summit 1: SVIEF-Star Startup Contest (Hall D)
The SVIEF-STAR Startup Contest is one of the brands of the Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF), of which the main purpose is to provide a high-end and outstanding learning, networking and developing platform for Chinese and American startup projects
SVIEF-STAR was successfully held six times since 2011. More than 100 qualified projects from the previous contests were settled in the technology centers throughout different cities in China with the help of the committee, and they got the financial and policy support from local government as well as the investment and support from top 500 companies.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Contest Opening Fireside Chat

2:00 pm - 3:10 pm

The 7th SVIEF-Star Startup Contest Final (I)

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm               

US-China Investment Panel: Explore the Trend of Investment, Enable the Innovation New Engine

  1. Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

3:40 pm - 5:00 pm               

The 7th SVIEF-Star Startup Contest Final (II)

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm               

Signing Ceremony and Awards

Summit 2: Global Next Car Summit (Mission City Ballroom, 1st floor)
The appearance of Intelligent Drive, Smart Car and Connected Car has brought the industry to a whole new era. It does not only meet our national strategy regarding the Internet and Automobile but also draw a picture for the future driving.
The Summit aims to share ideas under the hottest topic of cars, combine with the latest technology and industrial focus (such as the combination of VR and Smart / Connected Car) to conceive a new profit model, etc.


Opening Speech: Smart Car and Transportation in the Internet Era


Panel Discussion: Upgrade of Auto-pilot in the AI Era
Moderator: Trevor Curwin, Editor-in-Chief, ReadWrite

  1. Yu Fang, Head of Mobile Engineering, Nauto
  2. Wei Luo, COO & Head of Product, deepmap
  3. Holger G. Weiss, President/Founder, German Autolabs


Panel Discussion: How Smart / Connected Car change the Current Social Ecology

  1. Johnson Shan, Founder/CEO, Black Sesame Technologies Inc


Panel Discussion: Revolution of the Way of Travel
Moderator: Helene Kim, Lecturer in Global Innovation, UC-Berkeley

  1. Gaurave Bansal, Principal Researcher, Toyota Information Technology Center
  2. Donny Seyfer, Co-Owner, Seyfer Automotive, Inc.
  3. Tao Wang, Co-Founder, Drive.ai


Closing Speech: From Smart Car to Intelligent Transportation and Smart City

Summit 3: Silicon Valley Developer Conference (Theater, 2nd Floor)
SVIEF plans to invite industrial experts from all areas to talk about personal upgrade. The Summit goes by the concept “Technology First” to create a highest quality communication platform by digging into the latest software technologies.

01:30pm – 02:30pm

Keynote Speech:
Michael Lei, Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft Azure


Keynote Speech:
Tom Zhang, Talent Acquisition in Silicon Valley


Keynote Speech


Keynote Speech

Summit 4: US China Education Innovation Summit (Mission City Ballroom, 1st floor)
The ever-changing technology causes a revolution in the innovative education field. Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and other new technologies has been adopted by educators in various ways. What kind of technology suits the educational application? What different experience will it bring to the students? How do they help students to learn more efficiently? What the next step is like for innovative education? Carrying these questions, the 2017 U.S.-China Education Innovation Summit is showing you to the latest version of innovative education.

01:30pm – 01:45pm

Opening Remark: Get a Mentor
Brent Gorda, Managing Director, CEO Quest

01:45pm – 02:15pm

Panel Discussion: How Does Technology Change the Classroom?

02:15pm – 02:45pm

Panel discussion: Collaboration and Innovation in Education between U.S and China

Summit 5: US China Medical Innovation Summit (Mission City Ballroom, 1st floor)
SVIEF hosts the Medical Innovation Summit as a way to bring together all stakeholders in healthcare to build the relationships and ignite the technologies that will advance patient care. Join us as we highlight the technologies, discuss the opportunities, and navigate the future challenges of this exciting new market.

02:45pm – 03:00pm

Keynote Speech: The State Of Healthcare Innovation

03:00pm – 03:40pm

Panel discussion: Precision Medicine in the Era of Internet
Moderator: David Ge, CEO & President, Apostle Inc

  1. Prashant Natarajan, Product Director, Oracle Healthcare Solutions
  2. Xiang Qian, Medical Director, International Medical Services at Stanford Health Care
  3. Hongye Sun, CTO, WuXi NextCODE
  4. Huijun Zhou, Founder&CEO, iDNA.com.cn

03:40pm – 04:20pm

Panel discussion: How will Artificial Intelligence Redesign Healthcare

04:20pm – 04:40pm

Closing Remarks

Evening Session

SVIEF 2017 After Party (Mission City Ballroom, 1st floor)

06:30pm – 08:30pm

After Party. Mix and Mingle!


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SVIEF 2017 - The 7th Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum

Since 2011, SVIEF has hosted successfully in the past 6 years; it has become the largest conference that fosters innovation and business partnership between China and the U.S. in Silicon Valley. SVIEF 2016 has attracted close to 10,000 attendees in two days, with over 150 exhibitors from both countries. During the conference, 30 finalists from the previous SVIEF Star Startup Contests gathered at the 6th SVIEF Startup Final Contest, showcasing their innovative ideas and business potential.

To enhance cross-border collaboration and resource sharing between China and the U.S., the sparks of innovation in SVIEF 2017 will start from Chengdu, China on May 10-12, follow by Shenzhen on May 14, Xi’an on May 16, Beijing on July 15 and come back to the Silicon Valley on September 28-29.

Theme: NEXT

September,28th - 29th, 2017

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