Nov. 12 Speakers
Innovation in Blockchain and Crypto Industry
Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Edward Chang, a pioneer of data-driven deep learning and parallel machine learning algorithms, currently serves as an adjunct professor at Stanford CS department. His developed parallel algorithms, data-driven deep learning patents filed at Google, and sponsorship to Stanford ImageNet project contributed to the current AI revolution. Before returning to Stanford, Ed was the president of HTC Healthcare (DeepQ), the director of research at Google Beijing, and a full professor at UC, Santa Barbara. He received his MS degree in CS and PhD in EE from Stanford University. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award and Google Innovation Award. He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to scalable machine learning. The broader societal impact of his work was awarded the Tricorder XPRIZE (2017), ACM SIGMM test-of-time honor (2020), and Taiwan Presidential Award (2020).
Chair, Executive Committee at Draper University
Partner at Draper Associates & DraperDragon
Andrew Tang is a Partner at Draper Associates, a leading Silicon Valley fund investing in early-stage technology companies and is also a Partner at Draper Dragon Fund, a US-China cross boarder fund. He assists with their business development, particularly international market entry strategy and partnerships. Andrew serves as the Chair, Executive Committee of Draper University, which is an incubator and entrepreneurship education program located in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, he teaches finance and fundraising classes to student entrepreneurs.
Founding Officer and Director, Filecoin Foundation
Clara Tsao is the founding director of the Filecoin Foundation and the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web. She is also co-founder and on the board of the Trust & Safety Professional Association and the Trust & Safety Foundation. Clara previously was the Senior Advisor for Emerging Technology (IoT and Blockchain) at the Department of Homeland Security and a Chief Technology Officer focused on countering foreign influence, election security, and homegrown extremism. She has spent a decade working in the technology industry across global teams at Microsoft, Apple, Sony PlayStation, AT&T, and also as a Google and Mozilla Technology Policy Fellow. Clara is also the Board Chair and President of the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows Foundation and a Senior Advisor at Tech Against Terrorism.
Nov. 5 Speakers
Innovation in the Supply Chain and Semiconductor Industries
Mr. Young Liu is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer and the leading global science and technology solutions provider.
As a recognized entrepreneur and innovator with over four decades of industry experience, Mr. Liu founded three companies: a motherboard company, Young Micro Systems; a northbridge and southbridge IC design company focused on the PC chipset as their core product, ITE Tech; and an ADSL IC design company, ITeX. Young Micro Systems was then merged Foxconn in 1994.
VP of Global Policy, Semiconductor Industry Association
Jimmy Goodrich joined SIA in 2015 and is vice president for global policy. In this role, Jimmy leads SIA’s global policy team and works to advance SIA’s international competitiveness, trade, supply chain, and China policy agenda. An expert in Chinese technology and innovation, Jimmy is a member of the Executive Committee for Beijing-based United States Information Technology Office (USITO), representing SIA in his capacity.
Group Vice President, General Manager, Display and Flexible Technology Applied Materials
Dr. Brian Shieh is group vice president and general manager of Display and Flexible Technology business unit at Applied Materials. Dr. Shieh first joined Applied Materials in 1992 as an etch technologist and then spent three years as an associate at McKinsey & Company, practicing in the greater China region. He rejoined Applied Materials in 1998 and progressed his career to general managers in different business units at semi, solar and display.
Colley Hwang is a media executive, veteran ICT analyst, and best-selling author with 35+ years of experience and close connections with many key persons in the ICT industry and government sector. Hwang founded DIGITIMES, a unique news portal and media platform dedicated to coverage of the global ICT supply chain. Having experienced cultures in America, Korea, and Taiwan, Hwang offers a unique perspective seldom found in other analysts and journalists.
The disruption in global health pandemic and trade tensions has had significant implications in business practices for many industries. This conference will focus on how technology industries such as Semiconductor and Blockchain are impacted and revolving as a result of this new paradigm.