2014 Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Agenda
Global Vision of Innovation: Cross-border and Disrupt
Sep 26th & 27th, 2014       Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA

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

Day 1

Day Time

09:00am – 06:00pm 

Stage and Expo Set Up, Exhibitor Registration, Early Registration


VIP Room (Room 203,204)

03:00pm – 05:00pm

2014 International Private Equity Forum (Silicon Valley Closed-Door Summit) & Conference of Global Top 10 PE/VC Association of Influence Candidates (Partner Event,Invite only)

06:30pm – 09:00pm

2014 SVIEF VIP/Member Welcome Gala Dinner (Invite only)
06:30PM – 07:00PM Registration

07:00PM – 07:10PM Opening Speech
  • Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partners

  • 07:10PM – 07:20PM Greeting Speech
  • Iris Lei, Executive President, SVIEF

  • 07:20PM – 07:25PM Sponsor Speech
  • Jeff Dodd, Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP

  • 07:25PM – 07:55PM Keynote Speech
  • Vaughan Smith, VP, Facebook

  • 07:50PM – 09:00PM Dinner & Networking

    Day 2

    Morning Session

    08:30am – 09:30am 


    Hall B

    09:30am – 09:35am

    SVIEF Past Review (Video)

    09:35am – 09:45am

    Opening Remark
  • Judy Chu, Congresswoman, US
  • Gang Bi, Deputy Consul General, Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco
  • 09:45am – 09:50am

    Greeting Message
  • Hong Xiao, CEO, Perfect World; Honorary President, MGEA
  • 09:50am – 10:20am

    Opening Keynote Speech
  • Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partners
  • 10:20am – 10:50am

    Keynote Speech Q&A: Interview with Steven Chu
  • Andrew Chiu CEO, verliant energy
  • Steven Chu, 12th Secretary of Energy, United States
  • 10:50am – 11:00am

    Introducing the SVIEF Innovation Star
  • Derrick Xiong, Co-founder, EHang
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm

    IT Leadership Dialogue
  • Steve Westly, Founder, Westly Group
  • Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc.; Chief Scientist, Fusion-io
  • Afternoon Session

    Hall B

    01:00pm – 01:30pm

    Afternoon Opening Remark
  • Yaqin Zhang, President, Baidu Inc
  • 01:30pm – 02:10pm

    Panel Discussion: O2O
  • Larry Marcus, Founding Partner, Walden Venture Capital
  • Jahan Khanna, CTO, Sidecar
  • Geoff Mathieux, CEO & Founder, Wingz
  • Taeyang Yoon, CEO & Founder, KarFarm
  • 02:10pm – 02:50pm

    Panel Discussion: Internet Finance & Bitcoin
  • Max Skibinsky, ex-Investment Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Sean Wood, Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Danny Yang, Co-Founder, Maicoin
  • Hui Yi, Founder, JR Coffee
  • Chen Yu, President & Co-Founder, YeePay
  • 02:50pm – 03:20pm

    Panel Discussion: Cloud-Computing
  • Sebastian Stadil, CEO & Founder, Scalr
  • Chris C. Kemp , Co-Founder, Nebula & OpenStack
  • Anthony Skinner, CTO, Moz
  • Mark Williams, CTO, Redapt
  • 03:30pm – 04:00pm

    Panel Discussion: Big Data
  • Sebastian Stadil, CEO & Founder, Scalr
  • Aiaz Kazi, SVP Products & Innovation Platform Strategy and Adoption,SAP
  • Brad Peters, Chairman & Chief Product Officer, Birst
  • G Venkat, SVP, Technology & Solutions, Nagarro
  • 04:00pm – 04:50pm

    Panel Discussion: The Future Supported by Robotics
  • Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics
  • David Harris Smith, Co-creator, HitchBOT
  • Melonee Wise, CEO, FYS Systems
  • Frauke Zeller, Co-creator, HitchBOT
  • 04:50pm – 05:05pm

    Keynote Speech:
  • Yong Yang, President, Tangchuang Investment
  • 05:05pm – 05:55pm

    Panel Discussion: Going Silicon Valley
  • Jeff C. Dodd, Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Alan Chen CEO, Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
  • David Chen, President, Pactera
  • John E Shen, Business Development Manager, SVP, ICBC USA
  • Haohong Wang ,General Manager, TCL Research America
  • Zhiyong Zhang, CEO&Chairman,Metairie communication technology Co
  • 05:55pm – 06:05pm

    2014 SVIEF Innovation Awards Top 30 Award Ceremony
    Raffle Time: Air China and Ehang Inc. Sponsored

    06:00pm – 06:30pm

    Closing Speech
  • Gary F. Locke, 10th Ambassador to China, United States

    Break-out Rooms

    Theater Room

    01:30pm – 02:00pm 

    Keynote Speech
  • Timothy Draper, Partner, DFJ
  • 02:00pm – 03:20pm 

    The 4th SVIEF Start-up Contest Final – 6 Projects Demo

    03:20pm – 04:20pm

    VC Investment Forum – When Capital Meets Mobile Internet
  • Kelvin Chan, Managing Director, East West Bank
  • Pat Kenealy, Managing Director, IDG Ventures
  • Spencer Tall, Managing Director, Allegis Capital
  • Jun Wu, Partner, zPark Capital
  • Scott Zheng, Founder, Buttonwood Capital
  • 04:20pm – 04:30pm

    Raffle Time: Trustlook and Angel Wei Guo Sponsored

    04:30pm – 05:30pm

    The 4th SVIEF Start-up Contest Final – 7 Projects Demo

    05:30pm – 05:40pm

    Closing Speech
  • Zhidong Zhou, Director of Talent Exchange Service Center, Administrative Committee Of Changsha National Economic and Technical Development Zone
  • 05:40pm – 05:50pm

    Entrepreneurs Story
  • Allan Zhang, Founder, Trustlook
  • 05:50pm – 06:00pm

    The 4th SVIEF Start-up Contest Final – Award Ceremony

    Meeting Room 209, 210

    03:30pm – 04:10pm 

    One-on-One VC Meeting

    Meeting Room G, H

    Smart Future Summit

    01:30pm – 02:30pm

    Wearable Tech Revolution-Opportunities and Challenges
  • Redg Snodgrass, Founder, Wearable World, Inc.
  • Adam Adelman, Co-Founder &CEO, Mighty Cast
  • Rom Eizenberg, Founder &CEO, CA7CH
  • Arun Karamcheti, Business Development and Partner Management, Nod Lab
  • Edward Tang, CSO and Co-Founder, Avegant
  • Andrew Scott, Vice President of Global Marketing ,NeuroSky
  • 02:30pm – 02:45pm

    Smart Future Keynote Speech
  • Wang Huang, Founder &CEO, Huami Technology / President, Xiaomi Bracelet
  • 02:45pm – 03:45pm

    IoT/Smart Home
  • Daniel J. Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer & Chief Strategist, Security Mentor, Inc.
  • Mark Belinsky, CEO & Co-Founder, Birdi
  • Julia Hu, CEO, Lark Technologies
  • Bryan Kennedy, VP Strategic Development, Electric Imp
  • Anders Bo Pedersen, Mobile Lead & Partner, The Eye Tribe
  • 03:45pm – 04:15pm

    Women in Innovation
  • Bess Ho, Founding Partner, Archimedes Labs
  • Rajani Ramanathan, COO (EVP) of Technology & Products, Salesforce
  • H. Helene Kim, International Lawyer & Strategy Advisor, Lexbridge
  • 04:15pm – 05:15pm 

    Innovation on Education
    Keynote Speech:
  • Peng Li , Principle architect and Director , AppEx Networks
  • Oliver Wreford, VP of Product and Marketing, Pearson
  • Ye Yuan, General Manager, 99People, Inc
    Panel Discussion:
  • Aiguo Chen, Professor, Henan Finance & Taxation College
  • Peter Y. Chiu, Professor, Stanford University
  • Yao Huang, Dean of Institute of Finance, Nanning College for Vocational Technology
  • Lena Ramfelt, Consulting Professor, Stockholm School of Economics / Professor, Stanford University
  • Shenzhao Wang, Director, ,Shanghai Xingzhi Education Association
  • Guoping Yang, Professor, Shanghai Xingzhi Education Association
  • Hongda Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General of China Marketing Association in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Qingkuo Zhang, Independent Director of Shenzhen Aihua Professional Education Training Center
  • Hall A1

    01:00pm – 06:00pm

    China US Mobile Game Innovation Summit (CUMGIS)(Click here to view agenda)



    Hall A - EXPO

    09:30am – 05:00pm

    SVIEF Expo
  • Innovation Projects Roadshow
  • High-tech Company Products Display
  • Topic Featured Zone: Mobile internet/Gaming, Robotics, 3D printing, Fitness tech, Motion tech

    Evening Cocktail After-Party

    Great America Ballroom (First Floor)

    06:30pm – 07:00pm


    07:00pm – 09:00pm

    2014 SVIEF/CUMGIS Cocktail Gala &MGEA U.S Branch Inauguration
  • Gary F. Locke, 10th Ambassador to China, United States

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