Sep 07 2014
The 2014 Monte Jade West Annual Conference has the theme of “How Should We Then Grow?” The “grow” related factors such as technologies (“Top Tech Trends”), venture investment (“Venture Beats”), and “Cross-Pacific Dynamics“ are arranged as panel sessions in the afternoon program. You will have the choice of nature walk around the shoreline or putting game to network and enjoy with each other before the evening program.
We are honored to have Ro Khanna as the keynote speaker in the evening program will bring insights and foresights to a bright audience. We will have live band and let the dance floor open into the night.
This is an “un-conference” as the participants will be able to closely engage with the panelist/speakers and fellow colleagues in a beautiful venue (next to a golf course) with small setting and interactive format. Seating is limited to 220 and we expect a large part of it will be taken by our sponsors and their guests as well as our VIPs joining the conference from local, Greater China area and other Monte Jade chapter in North America. It will be a fun “unconference” with great opportunities to meet leaders from various fields, network with talented people, and build up valuable relationships.
01:20-01:40 pm Opening
01:40-02:50 pm Afternoon Program-I
Session 1a. Mobile Health: Calling on Cell Technology for Better Chronic Care
Chronic conditions take up a staggering 75% of US health care spending; beyond the trillions of dollars in financial burden, the human costs are even more alarming. Effective management of chronic diseases rely on regular monitoring, yet many patients have only a few minutes with their clinicians and little access to actionable information. Mobile technology-based platforms and applications provide powerful tools to assist patients in managing their health care — not only at home, but almost anywhere outside the clinician’s office.
Chu K. Chang, Corporate Strategy and Development, Exogen Biotechnology, Inc.
Nelson Teng, M.D., Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology, School of Medicine, Stanford University
Ben C. Hwang, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, PROFUSA Inc.
Ben C. Hwang, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, PROFUSA Inc. (Moderator)
Connie Chen, M.D., Primary Care Physician, St. Anthony Medical Clinic
Stanley Yang, Founder and CEO, Neurosky
Session 1b. Living Dry: Emerging Technology Trends in Water Purification and Reuse
According to the United Nations, “approximately 1.2 billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity. Another 1.6 billion people face economic water shortages (where countries lack the necessary infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers).” These grim conditions make fresh water management one of the most pressing social issues of the 21st century. This session will help participants understand the global context for freshwater scarcity and how emerging technology trends in treatment and reuse can be applied to meet those needs. Discussion topics will include factors driving technological development and market opportunities.
Katherine Kao Cushing, Ph.D., Associate Professor, San Jose State University
Michael Hawes, CEO of Liquidity
Pam John, Senior Engineer at the Santa Clara Valley Water District
Michael Flynn, Project Director, NASA Ames Research Center
Joseph Wong, Senior Engineer, Brown and Caldwell
Katherine Kao Cushing, Ph.D., Associate Professor, San Jose State University (Moderator)
Session 1c. Software: The Future of Apps, Data & Cloud Services
Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data are transforming our lives and businesses. Enjoy an interactive session with industry leaders on their views of key success factors in building enterprise products and services, SAAS vs perpetual business models, what make attractive M&A targets, and what are some upcoming disruptions.
Mark Lee, , Co-Founder & CEO, Splashtop
Mark Lee, , Co-Founder & CEO, Splashtop (Moderator)
Mark Rosenberg, Sr. Director Product Management, Oracle
Jim Chow, Head of Global System Integrator Partnerships, Google Cloud Platform
Yael Zheng, CMO, Tintri; ex-VP Marketing, VMware
02:50-03:20 pm Networking Break
03:20-04:30 pm Afternoon Program-II
Session 1d. Hardware Die Hard
Consumer hardware has dramatically evolved in the last decade with the advent of crowd-sourcing platforms allowing for quick validations of product-market-fit. We will dive into some of the enablers, influencers, and players that will bring about a new evolution of hardware.
David Jeng, VP of Operations and Distribution Sales, Wintec Industries
C.Y. Chen, VP Global Manufacturing , Integrated Device Technology Inc.
Tobin Richardson, CEO & President of Zigbee Alliance
Ben Bateman, Associate Director, Design & Technology Categories, Indiegogo
Lucas Wang, Partner & CEO, HWTrek
Mike Pegler, Advisory Principal, PWC
Session 2. Venture Beats
Recently, the “venture investment circulation” happens across the Pacific and between U.S. and Greater China. Some U.S. VCs want to do that, lest they miss out any potential huge IPO. From the other direction, China’s growing wealth and the government’s desire to attract tech companies have set the stage for VCs back by China’s funds to invest in more deals in the U.S. and also help the startups to market into China by leveraging those VC firms’ unique advantages. Discussion topics will be on the trend, what’s hot, and some of the notable cases.
Session Chair: Tony Huang, Venture Partner, WI Harper Group
Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Steven Xi, Founder and Managing Partner, Eastlink Capital
Andrew Tang, Managing Director, ABB Technology Ventures (ATV)
Session 3. Cross-Pacific Dynamics
The Development Status, Initiatives, Trends, and Opportunities in Asia and Cross-Pacific Activities.
Sean Wang, Ph.D., President, ITRI International
Lucas Chang (Moderator), Ph.D., J.D., Partner, Morgan Lewis
Charles Law, King & Wood Mallesons
Robert Chen, Ph.D., President and CEO Aessense Corporation
04:30-06:00 pm Walkabout @Shoreline, Putting @Shoreline, or Chatting in patio
06:00-07:00 pm Dinner
06:30-07:00 pm Monte Jade Official Matters
07:00-07:30 pm Keynote Speech
Speaker: Ro Khanna
Topic: “Cross-Pacific Economic Partnership into the 21st Century-from Innovation to Advanced Manufacturing”
07:30-09:00 pm Entertainment (dance floor opens)
Performer: Major D