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2018 SVIEF

The 2018 SVIEF will be held on Sep 29th&30th, 2018 at Santa Clara Convention Center. It is designed to be intense and informative two-day conference with the theme of " Converge & Exchange “, featuring Global Blockchain Summit, AI & Venture Investment Summit, SVIEF Star Startup Competition, China U.S. Youth Leaders Summit, Blockchain Training Session, SVIEF Tech Night and the SVIEF Expo & Career Fair. 50+ industry elites will speak at the conference to provoke conversations that matter. Meanwhile 150 hottest startups including Blockchain teams will display their latest technology and product at the SVIEF Expo, which is expected to attract over 10,000 attendees.

Topics

10+ latest topics

Speakers

100+ speakers from all sectors

Audience

10,000+ Professional Audience

2018 SVIEF CHAIRMAN AND CHAIRWOMAN

  • Judy Chu

    MEMBER OF CONGRESS, United States / Honorary Chairwoman, SVIEF

  • Tim Draper

    Founder, Draper Associates / Founder, DFJ Capital / Founder, Draper Venture Network / Chairman, SVIEF

  • Shoucheng Zhang

    Professor, Stanford University / Founding Chairman, Danhua Capital / Chairman, SVIEF

  • Raymond Yang

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestSummit Capital / Chairman, SVIEF

  • Jun Wu

    Founding Partner, Amino Capital / Chairman, SVIEF

  • Xiang Qian

    Medical Director, International Medical Services at Stanford Health Care

  • Steve Mann

    Chairman, MannLab; “Father of wearable computing”; Cofounder, Meta; Chairman, SVIEF

  • Yi Cui

    Professor, Stanford University / Chairman, SVIEF

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  • Kaifu Lee

    Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures / President, Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute

  • Anjia Gu

    Founding Partner, Danhua Capital(DHVC)

  • Emi Yoshikawa

    Director of Joint Venture Partnership, Ripple

  • Hong Li

    Founding Partner and Executive Director, CULDF / Partner, Zhisland / Editor-in-Chief, Chinese Entrepreneurship Series

  • Cynthia Dibartolo

    Founder and CEO, Tigress Financial Partners / Member, FINRA, SIPC & MSRB

  • Eric Ly

    Co-founder & CEO, Hub / Co-founder, LinkedIn

  • Sumit Gupta

    VP, AI, Machine learning and HPC, IBM

  • Paul Kim

    Assistant Dean, Chief Technology Officer Stanford University Graduate School of Education

  • Lu Zhang

    Founder and Managing Partner, Fusion Fund

  • Laura Deming

    Venture Capitalist, Partner, Longevity Fund

  • Khizer Hayat

    CIO, I-50

  • Mark Paylyukovskyy

    Co-founder & CEO, Piper Inc

  • Jason Geng

    Founder and CEO, Data Application Lab

  • Sheldon Xia

    CEO & Founder, BitMart Exchange

  • Radhika Iyengar-Emens

    Founding Partner, StarChain

  • Ann Shin

    Founding Partner of Ultrafund Capital, Ultrafund.VC

  • Allan Zhang

    CEO, DxChain

  • Qi Zhou

    Founder and CEO, QuarkChain

  • Sam Liang

    CEO, Co-Founder, AISense Inc.

  • Howie Xu

    VP, Machine Learning and AI, Zscaler

  • Gaurav Agarwal

    Head of Business Development & Strategy, Autonomous Vehicles, Ola

  • Chandler Guo

    Founder, Bitangel

  • Mingyue Xu

    professional Chinese and English bilingual TV and Radio host in the San Francisco Bay Area; a fashion model

  • Vivi Lin

    TV Presenter/ Producer/ Entrepreneur/ Investor

  • Jin Shang

    President, Information China

  • Ryan Brown

    Blockchain PR & Marketing, writer, brand& marketing consultant

  • Mike Chi

    Sr. Director of Growth, HBUS

  • Ariel Liu

    Himalaya, COO

  • Peng Yu

    Talent Ambassador of Wuhan ; Board of Director, Wuhan University

  • Ren Wu

    Founder and CEO; NovuMind Inc

  • Leo Wang

    Founder & Chairman; Zhiban (ZIB) Technology

past speakers for 2017 svief

  • Judy Chu

    MEMBER OF CONGRESS, United States / Honorary Chairwoman, SVIEF

  • Ira Ehrenpreis

    Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Partners / Honorary Chairman, SVIEF

  • Shoucheng Zhang

    Professor, Stanford University / Chairman, Danhua Capital / Chairman, SVIEF

  • Raymond Yang

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestSummit Capital / Chairman, SVIEF

  • Jun Wu

    Founding Partner, Amino Capital / Chairman, SVIEF

  • Yi Cui

    Professor, Stanford University / Chairman, SVIEF

  • Steve Mann

    Chairman, MannLab; “Father of wearable computing”; Cofounder, Meta; Chairman, SVIEF

  • Draymond Green

    Golden State Warriors|2 Time NBA Champion | 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year | Businessman

  • Bibop G. Gresta

    Co-Founder & Chairman, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

  • Max Ventilla

    Founder & CEO, AltSchool

  • Steven Chu

    12th U.S. Secretary of Energy

  • Bill Gross

    Founder, Idealab

PROGRAM

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

Day 0: September 28th, Friday

US China Top 30 Leaders Private Reception Night (Invitation Only)

4:00pm - 5:30pm

US China Top 30 Innovation Leaders closed-door summit

5:30pm - 8:30pm

US China Top 30 Innovation Leaders closed-door dinner

Day 1: September 29th, Saturday

Noon

12:00pm - 1:30pm 

Registration

Afternoon Sessions

Opening Ceremony& Global Blockchain Summit(Venue: Hall B
The Global Blockchain Summit is a gathering of experts from around the world sharing knowledge, tips, trends and insights about Blockchain, a breakthrough technology that enables the trusted digital registration & exchange of just about anything. It will be a chance for the newcomer to learn the history and basics of this emerging technology, and for the familiar to learn more about its current and future applications.

Valid Tickets for Admission

Training Pass, VIP Pass, All Access Pass

MC

Vivi Lin, TV Presenter/ Producer/ Entrepreneur/ Investor

1:30pm - 1:40pm

Welcoming Speech
• Judy Chu, Congressmember, United States / Honorary Chairwoman, SVIEF

1:40pm - 1:50pm

Keynote Speech
• Wang Donghua, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco

1:50pm - 2:05pm

Keynote Speech
• Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates; Founder, DFJ Capital; Founder, Draper Venture Network; Chairman, SVIEF

2:05pm - 2:20pm

Keynote Speech
• Kaifu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures; President, Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute

2:20pm - 2:35pm

Keynote Speech
• Shoucheng Zhang, Professor, Stanford University; Founding Chairman, Danhua Capital; Chairman, SVIEF

2:35pm - 3:00pm

Global Leaders’ Dialogue
Panelists:
• Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates; Founder, DFJ Capital; Founder, Draper Venture Network; Chairman, SVIEF
• Kaifu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures; President, Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute
• Shoucheng Zhang, Professor, Stanford University; Founding Chairman, Danhua Capital; Chairman, SVIEF

3:00pm - 3:05pm

The 2nd China Xiamen Innovation Competition Award Ceremony

3:05pm - 3:15pm

Keynote Speech

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Fireside Chat:Understanding Blockchain and Its Future Opportunities
• Eric Ly, Co-founder, Linkedin

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Panel discussion: IoT, AI and Blockchain
Moderator: Allan Zhang, Founder, DxChain
Panelists:
• Qi Zhou, Founder and CEO, QuarkChain

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Panel Discussion:Blockchain Investment and Application Cases
Panelists:
• Chandler Guo, Founding Partner, Bitangel
• Thianh Lu, Head of Product Design, Blockchain Inc.
• Sheldon Xia, Founder/CEO, BitMart
• Emi Yoshikawa, Director of Joint Venture Partnership, Ripple

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Top 10 Blockchain Startups Roadshow

Parallel Summit 2: U. S China Youth Leadership Summit (Venue: Ballroom GH)
The U. S China Youth Leadership Summit is cohosted by SVIEF and China-US Leadership Development Foundation (CULDF). It’s dedicated to advancing innovation and collaboration by promoting exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences among young leaders from U.S and China from investment, entrepreneurship, media and other fields. Chinese and U.S. young leaders will share their inspiring thoughts, focusing on the changing world and emerging challenges, megatrends in sciences, investment and technology.

Valid Tickets for Admission

All Tickets Except Expo Pass

MC

Flora Xu, Senior reporter, Sing Tao Daily

2:30pm - 2:35pm

Opening Remarks
• Hong Li, Co-founder/Executive Director, China-US Leadership Development Foundation; Founder, China New Media International Center

2:35pm - 2:40pm

Opening Remarks
• Cynthia Dibartolo, ESQ, Founder and CEO, Tigress Financial Partners Member, FINRA, SIPC & MSRB

2:40pm - 3:00pm

Keynote Speech
• Lu Zhang, Founding and Managing Partner, Fusion Fund

3:00pm - 3:40pm

Panel Discussion: Innovation in Leadership
Moderator: Flora Xu, Senior reporter, Sing Tao Daily
Panelists:
• Laura Deming , 23 year-old Venture Capitalist; Partner, Longevity Fund
• Lu Zhang, Founding and Managing Partner, Fusion Fund
• Khizer Hayat, CIO, I-50
• Mark Pavlyukovskyy, CEO/Co-founder, Piper Inc.

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Keynote Speech

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Panel discussion: Thoughts and Sparks from Forbes 30 under 30
Moderator: Sandra Kang, Reporter, Tencent News
Panelists:
• Hong Li, Co-founder/Executive Director, China-US Leadership Development Foundation; Founder, China New Media International Center
• Ariel Liu, COO, Ximalaya U.S
• Jin Shang, President, Information China

SVIEF Expo: (Hall A)
SVIEF Expo is one of the largest cross-border technology innovation exhibitions in the Bay Area. Each year, the Expo invites 150+ projects in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Robotics, Smart Technology, Autonomous Driving, which attracts thousands of investors, entrepreneurs, engineers to explore new product and technologies and discuss potential business partnership. Meanwhile, the Expo hosts project demo and business fair, creating a marketplace for the exchange of talent, technology and capital.

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All Tickets

1:30pm - 5:00pm

High Tech Venture Exhibition
Innovative Project Demo
High Tech Companies Express Recruiting & Executives’ Networking

Evening Session

SVIEF Tech Night and Award Ceremony(Hall B)
We are excited to celebrate the success of men and women who have made prominent contributions to the economic and technological development of the society. At the 8th SVIEF Innovation Award Ceremony, we will announce the winner of SVIEF Global Technology Innovation Award, Top 10 CEO, Top 30 Innovation Awards, Top Cross-border Investor Award and SVIEF Chairman / Chairwoman Acknowledgement Ceremony.

Valid Tickets for Admission

All Tickets Except Expo Pass

6:50pm – 7:10pm

Opening Performance

7:10pm – 7:20pm

Opening Remarks

7:20pm - 7:40pm

Leaders’ Dialogue

7:40pm - 7:50pm

2018 Top Cross-border Investor Award Ceremony

7:50pm - 8:00pm

2018 Top 30 Innovation Award
Winning Speech from Top 30 Award Representative

8:00pm - 8:10pm

2018 Top Innovative CEO Speech

8:10pm - 8:15pm

2018 Top Innovative CEO Award Ceremony

8:15pm - 8:20pm

2018 Top 3 Silicon Valley Incubator/ Accelerator Award Ceremony

8:20pm - 8:30pm

Networking

Day 2: September 30th, Sunday

Morning Sessions

08:30am - 9:30am 

Registration

Summit 1: AI+ Venture & Investment Summit (Hall B)
Under one roof, we bring together venture capitalists, AI Startups, and cutting-edge researchers interested in AI applications and commercialization. Speakers include venture capitalists, angel investors and limited partners that are investing in the world’s most disruptive companies. The Summit will feature deep, candid discussions with world leading investors on the tech trends, investing theses and strategies that they execute to manage risk and build high performing, global AI startup portfolios.

Valid Tickets for Admission

All Tickets Except Expo Pass

MC

Ryan Brown, Blockchain PR & Marketing, writer, brand& marketing consultant

9:30am - 9:35am

SVIEF Review (Video)

9:35am - 9:50am

Keynote:Leap into the Future with Advancements in AI Technology

9:50am - 10:00am

Keynote Speech
• Sam Liang, Co-founder/CEO, AISense Inc.

10:00am - 10:20am

Panel Discussion:AI and Big Data
Moderator: Jason Geng, Founder and CEO, Data Application Lab
Panelists:
• Sumit Gupta, VP, AI, Machine learning and HPC, IBM

10:20am - 10:40am

Panel Discussion: Cyber Security
Moderator: Howie Xu, VP of Machine Learning and AI, Zscaler
Panelists:
• Lane Bess, Principal/Founder, Bess Venture; Former CEO, Palo Alto Networks

10:40am - 10:50am

Keynote Speech
• Richard Liu, Director/CEO, Sino-Singapore (Chengdu) Innovation Park Development Co.,Ltd.

10:50am - 11:05am

Keynote Speech
• Ren Wu, Founder and CEO, NovuMind Inc.

11:05am - 11:20am

Keynote Speech
• Bufan Wang, Founder, Guangzhou Zhiban Artificial Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd (ZIBOT)

11:20am - 11:25am

Award Ceremony: 2018 SVIEF Best Educational Robots for kids

11:25am - 11:35am

Keynote Speech
• Andrew Gu, Founding Partner, DHVC (Danhua Capital)

11:35am - 12:00pm

US China Thought Leaders’ Dialogue & SVIEF Chairman (2018.9.29-2019.9.30 ) Acknowledgement Ceremony
• Xiang Qian, Clinician of Pain Medicine; Medical Director of International Medical Services, Stanford Hospital/ Chairman, SVIEF
• Jun Wu, Founding Partner, Amino Capital; Chairman, SVIEF
• Raymond Yang, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestSummit Capital; Chairman, SVIEF

Afternoon Session

Parallel Summit 1: SVIEF STAR Startup Competition(Hall B)
SVIEF STAR Startup Competition has been held quarterly for consecutive 8 years since 2011. As one of the largest and most recognized startup competitions in both China and the U.S., SVIEF STAR receives more than 1,000 applications each year from a wide range of industries including AI, Robotics, AR/VR, Blockchain, IoT, Smart Tech, Bioscience, etc. Winners have the opportunity to receive funding and media coverage by SVIEF partners.

Valid Tickets for Admission

All Tickets Except Expo Pass

1:30 pm - 1:40pm

Opening remarks

1:40 pm - 1:45pm

Launching Ceremony

1:45 pm - 3:00pm

The 8th SVIEF Star Startup Competition Finale Part I

3:00 pm - 3:15pm

U.S China Investment Trend fireside chat:
Moderator: Catherine Liu, Founding Partner, MagStone Law
Panelists:
• Jay Eum, Co-Founder& Managing Director, Translink Capital
• Nathaniel Jewell, Board Member, Wharton Alumni Angels

3:15 pm - 4:30pm

The 8th SVIEF Star Startup Competition Finale Part II

4:30 pm - 5:00pm

Panel Discussion:
Panelists:
• Rashmi Gopinath, Partner, M12 (fka Microsoft Ventures)
• Robert Neivert, Venture Partner, 500 Startups

5:00 pm - 5:15pm

Award Ceremony

5:15 pm - 5:30pm

Lottery
Signing Ceremony

Parallel Summit 2: Silicon Valley Technology Summit – Wuhan China Investment Promotion Summit (Ballroom GH)

Valid Tickets for Admission

All Tickets Except Expo Pass

MC

Flora Xu, Senior reporter, Sing Tao Daily

1:30 pm - 1:50pm

Opening remarks

1:50 pm - 2:05pm

Keynote Speech: From Gravity to Self-Driving Car

2:05 pm - 2:20pm

Keynote Speech: Upgrade in Autonomous Driving in the Era of AI
• Gaurav Agarwal, Head of Business Development & Strategy, Autonomous Vehicles, Ola

2:20 pm - 2:35pm

Keynote Speech: Education Innovation
• Paul Kim, Assistant Dean/CTO, Stanford University Grad School of Education

2:35 pm - 2:50pm

Keynote Speech: Personalized medicine and drug development
• Huijun Zhou, Founder/CEO, iDNA

2:50 pm - 3:05pm

Keynote Speech: Blockchain and AI: The Future of Personalized Medicine
• Radhika Iyengar-Emens, Founding Partner, StarChain

3:05 pm - 3:20pm

Keynote Speech: Demystifying Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, ICO and Token Economy
• Ann Shin, Founding Partner, Ultrafund Capital, Ultrafund.VC; General Partner, Fenox Blockchain Fund

3:20 pm - 4:00pm

Startup Roadshow

Parallel Summit 3: Training session presented by SVIEF Academy (Meeting room 1-3)
Learn Blockchain with private workshops taught by US China industry leaders and experts.

Valid Tickets for Admission

Training Pass only

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Successful Crypto Investment and applications (3 professors, and one hour each)
• Jun Wu, Founding Partner, Amino Capital; Chairman, SVIEF
• Raymond Yang, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestSummit Capital; Chairman, SVIEF
• Shoucheng Zhang, Professor, Stanford University; Founding Chairman, Danhua Capital; Chairman, SVIEF

SVIEF Expo: (Hall A)
SVIEF Expo is one of the largest cross-border technology innovation exhibitions in the Bay Area. Each year, the Expo invites 150+ projects in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Robotics, Smart Technology, Autonomous Driving, which attracts thousands of investors, entrepreneurs, engineers to explore new product and technologies and discuss potential business partnership. Meanwhile, the Expo hosts project demo and business fair, creating a marketplace for the exchange of talent, technology and capital.

Valid Tickets for Admission

All Tickets

9:30am - 5:00pm

High Tech Venture Exhibition
Innovative Project Demo
High Tech Companies

Evening Session

SVIEF After Party(Location: TBD

Valid Tickets for Admission

Training Pass, VIP Pass

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Dinner Reception Registration

6:30pm - 9:00pm

SVIEF After Party

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