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Nov. 12 Speakers

Innovation in Blockchain and Crypto Industry

Edward Chang

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).

Andrew Tang

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.

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Clara Tsao

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
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Young Liu

Chariman, Foxconn

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.

Jimmy Goodrich

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.


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Brian Shieh

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

President, DIGITIMES

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.

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2021 U.S. Taiwan
High Tech Forum


Blockchain, Semiconductor and its intersection in the Future of Finance, Work and Network Infrastructure

Nov. 05 | 4:30 - 7:05pm PDT

Nov. 12 | 4:30 - 7:00pm PST



(Nov. 06 7:30 - 10:05am TPE)

(Nov. 13 8:30 - 11:00am TPE)



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.




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Nov. 5 Agenda

Supply Chain and Semiconductor

PDT US time

4:30 - 4:45 PM 

Opening Remarks

4:45 - 5:20 PM

Keynote Speaker

“New Awareness of Semiconductor Technology and Supply Chain”

— Young Liu, Chairman at Foxconn

5:20 - 5:55 PM

Invited Speaker

“Strengthening the Global Semiconductor Supply Chain”

— Jimmy Goodrich, VP of Global Policy at Semiconductor Industry Association

5:55 - 6:30 PM

Invited Speaker

“Display Technology Trends and Implications to Semi Industry”

Brian Shieh, Group VP & General Manager at Applied Materials

6:30 - 7:05 PM

Invited Speaker

“Perspectives on Asian ICT Supply Chain Movement”

Colley Hwang, President at Digitimes

7:05 PM 

Closing Remarks

Nov. 12 Agenda

Blockchain and Crypto

PST US time

4:30 - 4:45 PM 

Opening Remarks

4:45 - 5:20 PM

Keynote Speaker

“Overview of Blockchain Technologies and Promising Applications”
— Edward Chang, Professor at Stanford 

5:20 - 5:55 PM

Invited Speaker

“Recent Blockchain Application/Growth Trends, New Technologies and their impact with Focus on Crypto or Finance”

— Andrew Tang, Chair, Executive Committee at Draper University
Partner at Draper Associates & DraperDragon

5:55 - 6:30 PM

Invited Speaker

“Introduction to Web3 and emerging trends in Global Blockchain Policy”

— Clara Tsao, Founding Officer and Director at Filecoin Foundation

6:30 - 7:00 PM

Blockchain Panel

Clara Tsao, Founding Officer and Director at Filecoin Foundation

Serra Wei, CEO at Aegis Custody

Sophia Zhao, Principal, AVG Blockchain Fund

7:00 PM 

Closing Remarks
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Program Book






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