Updated: Aug 1, 2022
Host: China Airlines and Monte Jade West
Time: Saturday, April 30, 2022
(Sunday, 8:00-9:30AM Taipei Time)
Speakers: - Maverick Shih Chairman, Acer CyberCenter Services Inc and Acer Synergy Tech Corp; Board Member at Acer - Jeff Hu Sales Manager, Cargo Sales Department Los Angeles, China Airlines
Moderator: - Wen-Fang Liu Specialist Leader, International Tax, Global Supply Chain Planning, Deloitte; MJW Board Member
The global supply chain has been severely disrupted by COVID related multi-fold increases in transportation costs, labor shortages, bottlenecks, congestions, and demand surge during the past two years. Already fragile, the supply network is further rocked by the latest events of war, sanctions, pandemic shutdowns in Asia, and skyrocketing energy and raw material prices. Will these unprecedented shocks push businesses to the brink? Are there means for us to manage these challenges and perhaps, even ways to innovate and build alternatives for a sustainable and resilient supply chain? Please join us on April 30th at 5pm PST (May 1st at 8am Taipei time) for a panel discussion on these urgent issues!
About the Speakers
Maverick Shih Chairman, Acer CyberCenter Services Inc and Acer Synergy Tech Corp; Board Member at Acer Maverick Shih has served on the Board of Directors at Acer since August 2019, with specialties in cloud services, technology applications, and system integration. He also serves as the Chairman for Acer Cyber Security and Acer Synergy Tech. With a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Shih joined ALi Microelectronics Corp. in the U.S. as an engineer specializing in IC design and multimedia audio/video signal processing technology. In 2004, he was a lecturer in mathematics at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan before founding his own startup, MAVs Lab Inc., in 2005 for the research and development of IC design and imaging analysis. In 2008, Shih joined Aegis focusing on software design for tablets. When Acer merged with iGware in 2011, Shih joined Acer as Special Assistant to the President of Cloud Technology Business, to help oversee personal cloud services and laying the foundation for Acer’s cloud service development. The cloud business later became the BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud) Business in 2014 and Shih was promoted as the president, supporting the overall transformation of Acer. Born in 1973, Shih holds a B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics at Fu Jen Catholic University, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Jeff Hu Sales Manager, Cargo Sales Department Los Angeles, China Airlines Jeff Hu is a cargo sales manager whose territory includes Southern California and Mexico. His career with China Airlines started in the Cargo Marketing Department in Los Angeles in 2000 and was transferred to Seattle a year later, where China Airlines launched freighter service. In 2004 he joined China Airlines' Cargo Division in Taiwan and was later transferred to the Cargo Sales Department in Taipei. Because of family reasons, Jeff moved back to Los Angeles and joined China Airlines' Cargo Sales Department in 2008 and became assistant manager in 2012. He was promoted to sales manager in 2020.
About the Moderator
Wen-Fang Liu Specialist Leader, International Tax, Global Supply Chain Planning, Deloitte; MJW Board Member Wen-Fang Liu is a Transfer Pricing Specialist Leader at Deloitte Tax LLP, where she leads major transfer pricing projects involving economic analyses in IP planning, audit defense, global supply chain planning, global documentation, transfer pricing policy recommendations, and implementation models. Prior to Deloitte, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Washington. Wen-Fang has a B.A. from National Taiwan University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.