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Do you want to be success? Do you have passion to have your own start up? Do you want to touch and try the latest high tech products? Do you want to know the next booming point of high tech industry? Are you searching for a powerful platform to show your ideas and communicate with someone you admire? This year, in Sillicon Valley, high tech leaders, both from US and China, are gathering together and talk about the future of innovation. Wearable, 3D, Robotics, Big Data, O2O, Mobile games, Smart Homes, Internet, Bitcoin, Internet of cars…etc., all these topics will be discussed on this vital and dynamic platform!

Global Vision of Innovation: Cross-boarders and Disrupt US-China High Tech Leaders are gathering together at 2014 SVIEF

Event date: Sep 27th, 2014 (08:00am -06:00pm) 
Conference Venue: 
Santa Clara Convention Center

Keynote Speakers (Listed in alphabetical order, more speakers are comfirming)


  • Wearable: How to make wearable devices more intelligent, and more accessible to us in terms of price and features?
  • 3D: What other applications you do not know about 3D?
  • Robotics: How will robotics change our future?
  • Big Data: In the era of big data, how to protect personal privacy?
  • O2O: China and the U.S. Internet giants gear up to explore O2O. How will they create a new market of it?
  • Mobile games: What's the opportunities and challenges for mobile games developers with the rise of smart phones?
  • Smart Homes: How smart homes work? Are they far away?
  • Internet: How to look at the rise of Chinese Internet giants, and who will be the next one to fall?
  • Internet of things: What's the opportunity after the combination of IOT and the cloud?
  • Bitcoin: How will virtual bitcoin and actual market be smoothly connected?
Besides, a lot of high tech leaders, famous professors, entrepreneurs and political leaders will give keynote speeches and panel discussion on 2014 SVIEF, including Judy Chu, US congresswoman; Ira Ehrenpreis, early investor of Tesla; Steven Chu, Nobel Price Winner; Steve Wozniak, Cofounder of Apple Computer Inc; Gary F. Locke, 10th Ambassador to China; David Harris Smith and Frauke Zeller, the co-creators of hitchBOT; Tim Draper, the founder partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and etc. The 4th SVIEF Start-up Contest Final and China US Mobile Game Innovation Summit will also be hold in break-out rooms, and you could also enjoy Innovation Projects Roadshow and high tech Company products display all day. The expo area will include 5 topic featured zones, Mobile internet/Gaming, Robotics, 3D printing, Fitness tech and Motion tech.


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

05:00pm – 06:30pm

US-China IT Leaders Closed-Door Summit

06:30pm – 09:00pm

SVIEF VIP Welcome Dinner & Member Networking (Invite only)

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
  • 09:45am – 10:15am

    Opening Keynote Speech
  • Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partner
  • 10:15am – 10:45am

    Keynote Speech
  • Steven Chu, 12th Secretary of Energy, United States
  • 10:45am – 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, Corporate VP, Microsoft; Chairman, Microsoft ARD
  • 01:30pm – 02:00pm

    Panel Discussion: O2O
  • Larry Marcus, Founding Partner, Walden Venture Capital
    Panelists: Jahan Khanna, CTO, SidecarGeoff Mathieux, CEO & Founder, Wingz
  • Taeyang Yoon, CEO & Founder, KarFarm
  • 02:00pm – 02:30pm

    Panel Discussion: Internet Finance & Bitcoin
  • Max Skibinsky, ex-Investment Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Danny Yang, Co-Founder, Maicoin
  • 02:30pm – 03:30pm

    Panel Discussion: Cloud-Computing and Big Data
  • Sebastian Stadil, CEO & Founder, Scalr
    Panelists: G Venkat, Senior Vice President, Nagarro
  • Anthony Skinner, CTO, Moz
  • 03:30pm – 04:20pm

    Keynote Speech: The Future Supported by Robotics
  • Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics
  • David Harris Smith, Co-creator, HitchBOT
  • Frauke Zeller, Co-creator, HitchBOT
  • 04:20pm – 04:40pm

    Keynote Speech: (Industry Leader)

    04:40pm – 05:40pm

    Panel Discussion: Going Silicon Valley
  • David Chen, President, Pactera
  • Haohong Wang ,General Manager, TCL Research America
  • 05:40pm – 06:00pm

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

    Break-out Rooms

    Theater Room

    01:30pm – 02:00pm 

    Keynote Speech: (VC Leader)

    02:00pm – 04:00pm 

    The 4th SVIEF Start-up Contest Final

    04:00pm – 05:00pm

    VC Investment Forum – When Capital Meets Mobile Internet
  • Kelvin Chan, Managing Director, East West Bank
  • 05:00pm – 06:00pm

    Women in Innovation
  • Rajani Ramanathan, COO (EVP) of Technology & Products, Salesforce
  • Meeting Room 209, 210

    01:00pm – 02:00pm 

    Innovation on Education

    02:00pm – 04:00pm 

    One-on-One Business Matchmaking (Additional Pre-register Only)

    04:00pm – 05:00pm 

    One-on-One VC Meeting

    Meeting Room K, X

    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 CastRom Eizenberg, Founder &CEO, CA7CHAnush Elangovan, Founder &CEO, Nod Lab
  • Sonny Vu, Founder, Misfit
  • 02:30pm – 03:30pm

    Wearable computing panel discussion
  • Helene Kim, Lexbridge Advisors LLC
    David Kim, General Manager of Wearable Computing/ Accessories division, SK Telecom
  • Stanley Yang, CEO, NeuroSky
  • 03:30pm – 04:30pm

    IoT/Smart Home
  • Daniel J. Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer & Chief Strategist, Security Mentor, Inc.
  • Mark Belinsky, CEO & Co-Founder, BirdiHugo Fiennes, CEO & Co-founder, Electric Imp
  • Julia Hu, CEO, Lark Technology
  • Meeting Room G, H

    01:30pm – 04:30pm

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



    Hall A - EXPO

    09:30am – 05:00pm

    SVIEF Expo
  • Innovation Projects RoadshowHigh-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

    US-China Night& Mobile Game Cocktail Party
  • Gary F. Locke, 10th Ambassador to China, United States
  • About SVIEF

    Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships connecting US and Asia-Pacific region. It is a leading venue in high-tech industry field gathering multi-tech and business professionals, while providing a platform for talent, technology and capital exchange. The past three SVIEF were held in Silicon Valley in Fall, 2011, 2012, and 2013, with more than 5,000 attendees each year.

    The 2014 SVIEF will be held on Sep 27th, Saturday, 2014 at Santa Clara Convention Center. It is designed to be intense and informative, with theme on "Global Vision of Innovation: Cross-Border and Disrupt". The 2014 SVIEF will keep on providing the attendees and supporters with a vital and dynamic platform.

    With the global economic growth, the world economy is constantly changing. SMEs could no more rely on low energy costs, low labor costs or low environmental costs. They are facing new survival and development issues - how to transfer from imitation economy into innovation economy? However, what is innovative thinking? How to develop innovative thinking? How will innovative thinking help with economic growth?

    To answer these questions, SVIEF 2014 will invite industry leaders, entrepreneurs, VCs, etc. from both US and China to explore the infinite potentiality of innovation and entrepreneurship across the Asia-Pacific region, and share the vision of new era as well as faith in entrepreneur spirit.