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 SVIEF Chairwoman and Chairman
Bill Clinton

Judy Chu Congresswoman, US

Dr. Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for California's 32nd District in July 2009. She immediately got to work representing the interests of her constituents, voting on several environmental bills and working through the night on her first day in office, during a marathon debate on important healthcare reform legislation as part of her first assignment on the House Education and Labor Committee, where she served on the Subcommittees on Early Childhood,


Bill Clinton

Mike Honda Congressman, US

Congressman Mike Honda represents the 15th Congressional District of California in the House of Representatives.

Congressman Honda has been a public servant for decades during which he has been lauded for his work on education, transportation, civil rights, and the environment.

In 2000, Congressman Honda was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves as a Senior Member of the Appropriations Committee and Budget Committee; he is the


Dr. Ruohong Li, Chairman of China World Peace Foundation, Senior consultant of United Nations Office for Partnerships, Professor of University of Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Li is experienced in governmental affairs, and he is a successful entrepreneur in multi-industrial investment, he is also leading official in multiple international organizations and China Friendship cooperations. The China World Peace Foundation he found, is an international non-profit organization, with mission of “International,


 SVIEF Organizing committee

Iris Lei Founder/Executive President, SVIEF

Zhang Wei Vice President of SVIEF

Zhang Wei holds a B.S degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Xian University. He is the current Vice Secretary of China Torch IT services Innovation Alliance, and Secretary of The Strategic Alliance of Financial Technology Innovation. He has more than 26 years experience in IT industry and more than 15 years experience in U.S. corporation management.


Chuck Ashman Founder, CEO&Executive Producer, Business Matchmaking

Chuck has assembled a team of specialists who serve major corporations and government agencies in dealing with small business owners with emphasis on women, minority and veteran-owned firms. As Executive Producer of Business Matchmaking, the nation’s leading face-to-face small business procurement initiative, he has facilitated 80,000 sessions resulting in several billions in contracts granted.


James Cai Director of SVIBA

James Cai, Attorney at Law, founded of Schein & Cai LLP (www.sacattorneys.com)after serving as in-house counsel for Yahoo! Inc. He also practiced law with two of the largest law firms in California ᾿Morrison Foerster LLP and Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP (now known as DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary). Mr. Cai focuses his practice in business and corporate law, intellectual property, employment law and civil litigation.


Gang Chen PHD in Computer Science in Université Paris Diderot - Paris VII、MS in Computer Science in Peking University⾿BS in Mathematics in Zhejiang University

He worked at : Shanghai Jiaotong University, University of South Australia, Boston University, Motorola Inc. His major field covers: Language Programming, Formalization Method, IC Design and Validation, EDA, Industrial Automation, Programmable Logic Controller PLC. He has published tens of papers in magazines and conference both in China and overseas in the abover related areas.


Ye Chen PH.D in Computer Science at University of Maryland. President of Silicon Valley Chinese Engineers Association. Independent Board Director of multiple enterprises

Research Field:
Intelligent Information Systems, Sensor Network, Data Mining and Machine Learning,
Silicon valley Chinese engineers association, Mobile Internet and the second generation internet


Nicolle Foland Vice President, Special Projects Business Matchmaking

Ms. Foland began working with Business Matchmaking in February 2012 and has been project manager for several events. Before joining Business Matchmaking, she held the title of Director of Community Relations for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, using her skills as a project manager and fundraiser. The majority of her career has been as a professional opera singer, appearing on stages throughout the US. She holds a Bachelors of Performance and Master of Music degrees from the University of Northern Iowa.


Bess Ho Partner, Archimedes Labs

Bess Ho is partner at Archimedes Labs, a seed-stage startup incubator with focus in mobile and consumer. She has been advising a string of mobile startup Demo God winner LumoBack, Award winning startup AfterShip, Y-Combinator Eligible, Techcrunch Disrupt NYC Finalist gTar and Blurtt. She has spoken on major mobile conferences at O’Reilly Android Open, Web 20 Expo SF, Mobile Congress in Asia, Silicon Valley Wireless Conference. She lectured mobile at Stanford University School of Engineering, Art Institute of California Design program, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) Computer Science and Hong Kong Polytechnic University Multimedia Design.


Ming Lei VP, SVIBA

Ming Lei is an internet software veteran in Silicon Valley. He currently works for Google. He co-founded an E-commerce site Bravisa.com in 2005 and have more than 10 years of industrial experience working for companies including Microsoft and Oracle. Ming has received wide recognition and numerous awards for his distinguished technological contribution and engineering leadership in various companies and organizations. He has published over 10patents in the areas of HTTP server, Social Network, Internet Publishing and Internet Ads.Besides his full-time job, Ming devotes much time and energy to the Chinese communities and professional organizations in the SF Bay Area.Ming holds a M.S. in Computer Science from University of California, Riverside.


Liang Peng Ph.D. , Platform Architect, Intel Architecture Group、President and Chairman of the Board, CASPA 2012-2013

Dr. Liang Peng is the President and Chairman of the Board of Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA) in 2012-2013. Liang has a professional career in the semiconductor industry in the Silicon Valley for 14 years, working primarily in computer architecture on graphics processor unit (GPU), video processor and memory system. As a platform architect in Intel’s Visual and Parallel Computing Team of Intel Architecture Group, Liang has been leading the architecture definition of new graphics feature sets for Intel integrated GPU platform.


Lana Tao MD, BSN/RN, Marketing Director of C/TEC, Critical Facilities Group

Lana Tao worked as the executive managing director of “Journal of Cosmology” which is chiefly edited and published by Dr Rudolf Schild, a senior director for center for Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian. Dr. Tao’s responsibilities include management, coordination and completion of various projects including editorials, monthly editions and publishing books. In 2011, under Dr Tao’s outstanding managerial work, along with Editor Dr Levine, who is a senior directorate for NASA Langley Research Center, the journal published a pioneering book “Human Mission to Mars.” 70 Prestigious scientists and 5 NASA Astronauts including Edgar Mitchell (Apollo14, the sixth person to walk on the moon) contributed to the book. Subsequently, Lana Tao was interviewed by Fox news, ABC, Nature, Times and NASA Press Conference in terms of issues on onwards Mars and One-way mission to Mars. During the past managerial experience, Dr Tao demonstrated her compelling managing talent and a repertoire of skills in interpersonal communication, social connection, and team collaboration and cooperation.


Charles Wang CEO/Founder of SVIBA

Charles is the founder and CEO of SVIBA (www.sviba.org). In his leadership Charles has been promoting the business exchange between the IT industry leaders of US and China since 2001. Charles is a high powered technology leader with proven CIO/CISO track record from over 20 years of experience in R & D, engineering, consulting practice, technology development and management. Charles holds CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CCIE11227(R/S), a masters degree in computer science from the University of British Columbia and three other engineering masters and bachelor degrees.


Lan Wang J.D. of Northwestern Uniersity School of Law, Former new Oriental famous lecturer, Legal Councellor for Hi-Tech Companies in Sillicon Valley

Lan Wang graduated from the J.D. program, Northwestern University School of Law and is now an in-house counsel with Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, CA. She worked at two U.S. law firms, O'Melveny&Meyers LLP and K&l Gates LLP prior to HP. During law school, Lan served as Editor-in-Chief, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, supervising more than 60 members and editors. Prior to law school, Lan established and managed a private high school in Toronto, Canada. In Silicon Valley, as part of her community service, Lan has provided legal and business assistance to start-up and mature companies in various industries.


Steve Xue CTO of Advantronics, Inc., , VP of Silicon Valley Chinese Engineers Association (SCEA)

Job Position: Advantronics, Inc., CTO
Silicon Valley Chinese Engineers Association (SCEA), VP

Education: California State University, Los Angeles, MSEE

Career: Advantronics, Inc., CTO
KC Technology, Inc, Sr. Design Engineer


Ye Yuan General Manager, 99People Inc.

As the General Manager, Ye Yuan is in charge of operation and execution of 99People Inc in US. 99People is a leading web media and information resource company for Chinese overseas. She is also the EVP for Partnership Development at the Silicon Valley Information Business Alliance (SVIBA). Before she joined 99people, she worked as a senior project engineer at Ascentool Inc. and the Mechanical Project Engineer at Evraz North America. Ms. Yuan received her Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineer from the University of Maryland, her M.S. in Solid Mechanics and her B.S. in Aircraft Engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


Huijun Zhou Ph.D., FACMG and Founder&CEO of iDNA.com.cn

Dr. Ring is Founder and CEO of iDNA.com.cn, a personalized medicine company. Dr. Ring received her Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from Cornell University and completed her post-doctoral medical genetics training at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a clinical molecular geneticist, board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics, and a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics.


George Chao Principal of Green Tech Power Group and President of CNetwork

George is a principal of Green Tech Power Group, an utility scale solar developer.  He is currently the President of CNetwork, one of the biggest organizations in the Chinese community.  CNetwork is famous for its Chinese New Year Gala and very successful Mentoring program with Committee of 100.  George is also a board of advisors to Camp BizSmart, the world's premiere business and entrepreneur academy for "Tweenpreneurs" ages 11 to 15, who want to "Imagine, Invest & Achieve".


Selena Du 2010 UN Ambassador

Was in the film 《Prediction》, 《Volver》,《Feed me》, and had received the Best New Actress award in Mar del Plata Film Festival. She is now studying at UC Berkeley majoring in Political Science. She had gone to Haiti, Chile, and South Africa, Zimbabwe as a journalist. She was the MC for 2010 Miss International event in Jamaica. She interviewed Gordon Brown, the former prime minister of UK in 2012.


(Congresswoman, US)
(Congressman, US)
(Chairman of China World Peace Foundation, Senior consultant of United Nations Office for Partnerships, Professor of University of Alberta, Canada.)
(Chairman and CEO of American Capital Markets Group)
(Director Strategic Business Development , SAP Labs LLC)
(Co-Founder and Managing Director, WestSummit Capital)
(San Jose City Councilmember)
(Co-founder and Managing General Partner, Dragonvest)
(Co-Founder and General Partner, DCM)
(Venture Partner, WI Harper Group)
(Managing Partner at Archimedes Labs)
(professor in the School of Government Peking University\Department Chair of Public Economics)
(Principal, China Renaissance)
(Director of China Overseas-Educated Scholars Development Foundation)
(Founder, Multi-dimensional Venture Partners)
(Venture Partner, IDG)
(Executive Deputy Director of The China Center for Actuarial Science Research, Peking University )
(CEO of Xiaomi )
(Managing Director, The Hina Group)
(Deputy Director, Technology Bureau of Suzhou National New & Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone)
(VP, Angel Investment Legend Star Capital Co. Ltd. )
(Head of Innovation Park, Lenovo)
(California Assemblymember of the 22nd Assembly District)
(V. Chair of Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA)
(Managing Director 2020.vc)
(Founder and ManagingDirector, Webplus Venture Fund)
Rob Trice
anaging Partner, Jackson Partners 、Venture Partner, Swisscom Ventures
(Managing Partner&CEO, Sino-Century Investment Management Co., Ltd.,)
(Senior Managing Director, Asia at OrbiMed)
(Deputy Director General of Suzhou Human Resources and Social Security Bureau )
(Managing Director, Walden International)
(CEO, Huahong International)
(Managing Director,Sierra Ventures )

(General Manager, Suzhou QuiteYuan Financial Co.)
(Founding Partner & Managing Director, WestSummit Capital)
(Investment Director, SB China Venture Capital )
>>Jun Lei, Xiaomi Founder: Hi-tech enterpernuers should "follow the trend and take advantages of opportunities"(xinhuanet.com)
>>Top ten projects of 2012"Win in Suzhou" Start-up Contest(SVIEF.ORG)
>>2012 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum was successfully held on Otc.20th(americacommercialnews.com)
>>Jun Lei talking about enterprise development in 2012 SVIEF(world.people.com.cn)
>>2012 Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum successfully completed and “Win in Suzhou” Start-up Contest announced the finals (USQiaoBao.com)
>>Video:Inauguration of SVIEF 2012 and Discussion between China and US about Innovation and Cooperation (Phoenix TV reported)
>>2012 SVIEF Opening Ceremony, Connecting US and China (World Journal)
>>2012 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum was successfully held on Otc.20th in San Jose Convention Center.(from 99people.com)
>>China (Nanjing) Software Valley will attend and sponsor 2012 SVIEF(10/18/2012)
>>Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun will Present Keynote Speech in SVIEF VC Forum(10/17/2012)
>>Tony Huang, Venture Partner, WI Harper Group,agrees to become the judge of 2012 SVIEF "Win in Suzhou" Startup Contest (10/12/2012)
>>Kambiz Hooshmand, Co-Founder and General Partner at Archimedes Ventures, agrees to be keynote speaker at US-China night (10/12/2012)
>>Greg Tarr Partner, CrossPacific Capital, agrees to become the judge of 2012 SVIEF "Win in Suzhou" Startup Contest (10/10/2012)
>>Wei Liu, VP, Angel Investment Legend Star Capital Co. Ltd. , agrees to become the judge of 2012 SVIEF "Win in Suzhou" Startup Contest(10/04/2012)
>>MICHAEL F. BIANCO, Chairman and CEO of American Capital Markets Group, agrees to become the speaker of 2012 SVIEF (10/02/2012)
>>Dixon Doll Co-Founder and General Partner, DCM, agrees to become the advisor of 2012 SVIEF (09/26/2012)
>>Sept 21th, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Vice Minister of Ministry Of Human Resources and Social Security of PRC, met 2012 SVIEF CEO Ms. Iris Lei. Ms. Lei has been invited as an advisor of the Ningbo International High-level Talents Forum, and presented a lecture about the Status of American Entrepreneurs. (09/24/2012)
>>PG&E signed as a sponsor of 2012 SVIEF (09/24/2012)
>>Kansen Chu, San Jose City Councilmember, agrees to become the advisor of 2012 SVIEF (09/21/2012)
>>Kecheng Li, Executive Deputy Director of The China Center for Actuarial Science Research, Peking University, agrees to become the advisor of 2012 SVIEF (09/13/2012)
>> Judy Chu , Congresswoman, US, confirmed to be the Chairwoman of 2012 SVIEF (08/28/2012)
>>Mike Honda , Congressman, US, confirmed to be the Chairman of of 2012 SVIEF (08/28/2012)
>>Ben Yu, Managing Director, agrees to become the judge of 2012 SVIEF "Win in Suzhou" Startup Contest (08/08/2012)
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