Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Building, 2nd Floor

2475 Bancroft Way 

Berkeley, CA 94720 

United States

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Berkeley China Summit

Revolutionary Innovations: 

On the Verge of a New Era

Sun, October 7, 2018

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM PDT

Berkeley China Summit

 

Berkeley China Summit

Technology Permeating Culture and Business

Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Building, 2475 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720 

Sun, October 6, 2019

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM PST

 

Overview

One Day of Powerful Talks

Organized and sponsored by official UC Berkeley alumni and students organizations, endorsed and supported by UC Berkeley administration, Berkeley China Summit 伯克利中美峰会 (“BCS”)  began in 2016 and is a full-day on-campus conference that aims to connect China’s businesses and investors with the technology, engineering, and business innovation expertise on UC Berkeley campus and across the Bay Area.

Theme

The theme of BCS 2019 is Technology Permeating Culture & Business. In modern day society, technology is no longer kept in academia and large companies. It is kept in everyone’s pocket. Across industries ranging from finance to transportation and across the developing and developed countries, technology permeates cultures and lives. BCS 2019 will address the role of technology in modern day life.

The theme of BCS 2019 is Technology Permeating Culture & Business. In modern day society, technology is no longer kept in academia and large companies. It is kept in everyone’s pocket. Across industries ranging from finance to transportation and across the developing and developed countries, technology permeates cultures and lives. BCS 2019 will address the role of technology in modern day life.

Agenda

8:30 am – 9:00 am      Check-in & Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am        Welcoming Remarks by Alumni & Student Representatives

  • Faqiang Ren, Deputy Consul General of China in San Francisco

  • Cloey Hewlett, Executive Director of Cal Alumni Association (CAA) 

9:30 am – 9:40 am        Special Guest:  Phil Ting 

  • California State Assembly member        

9:40 am – 10:10 am      Keynote I: Tsu-Jae King Liu  (click to see details)

  • Dean of the College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

  • Speech: Engineering Leadership in a Globally Connected Society

10:10 am – 11:20 am   Panel I: The Future of Computing & AI

 

  • Greg La Blanc(Moderator), Berkeley Haas Lecturer & Distinguished Teaching Fellow

  • Michael Jordan, “The World's Most Influential Computer Scientist” by Science in 2016

  • Meagan Pi, Engineering Vice President at Google

  • Haining Zhang, Head of R&D for Greater China at Apple

  • Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google

  • Eman Safadi, COO of ObEN (AI company)

  • Lingjie Xu, Director of Alibaba Cloud in Applied AI Architecture

  • Andrew Kau, Managing Director of Walden International

  • Vangelis Hytopoulos, Senior Director of Biostatistics at Genomic Health

 

11:20 am – 11:30 am    Break

11:30 am – 12:00 pm    Keynote II: Jack Wadsworth  (click to see details)

  • Honorary Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia

  • Speech: The Third Communist Party Plenum – Dead or Alive

12:00 pm – 1:10 pm     Panel II: The Future of Entrepreneurship

  • Richard Chan (Moderator), Partner at IronFire Capital

  • Eric Ly, Co-Founder of LinkedIn

  • Jack McCauley, Co-Founder of Oculus

  • Ping Wu, Founder of Spreadtrum

  • Wayne Dai, CEO of VeriSilicon

  • Kevin Brown, Co-Founder & CEO of Innit

  • Andy Li, Former CTO of Alibaba.com

  • Mengyao Ella Li, Sr. Director of ZGC Capital Corp.

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm       LunchBreak

2:10 pm – 3:20 pm       Panel III: The Future of Media & Entertainment

  • Margaret Conley(Moderator), Executive Director of Asia Society Northern CA

  • Vlad Bina, Digital Art Director for "The Lion King" and "Spiderman 3"

  • Toby Zhang, CRCM Ventures

  • Athena (Lu) Ning, Emmy Awards Judge & Actress "Qin Empire 3"

  • Scarlett Li, CEO of Zebra Media (Former Channel [V] CEO)

  • Yi Ma, Berkeley Professor & Sr. Advisor of Bytedance & Cheetah Board Member (NYSE: CMCM) 

  • Chen Zheng*, Director of Product Innovations, Netflix

 

3:20 pm – 3:50 pm       Keynote III: Randy Schekman (click to see details)

  • 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

  • Speech: An international collaborative approach to understanding the mechanism of Parkinson’s Disease

 

3:50 pm – 5:00 pm       Panel IV: The Future of Transportation

  • Ching-Yao Chan(Moderator), Co-Director of Berkeley DeepDrive

  • Norman Yee, President of San Francisco Board of Supervisors

  • Tilly Chang, Executive Director of SF County Transportation Authority

  • Alex Huang, SVP & President of Global Business Center at Segway-Ninebot

  • Jean Walsh, Public Affairs Manager at Lime

  • Rob Park, Business Strategy Manager at Argo AI

  • Fisher Yu, Senior Researcher at Berkeley DeepDrive

  • Fan Wang, Director of Autonomous Driving at Seres/SF Motors and Co-Founder of SilkRides

  • Rick Wang, Managing Director of China Everbright Limited

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm       Networking Session

6:00 pm                          End

 

Co-Hosts

Cal Alumni Association Chinese Chapter (CAA Chinese Chapter)
Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association (BCAIA)
Berkeley Chinese Student and Scholars Association (BCSSA)
Chinese Graduate and Postdoctoral Students Association (CGPSA)
Haas Asia Business Club (Haas ABC)

​ZGC Innovation Center @ Silicon Valley

Sponsors

CAA Chinese Chapter

Meituan-Dianping

Genomic Health

ZGC Capital

Alibaba

IronFire Capital

Z-Park 

Supported by

PAST SPEAKERS

2018

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2017

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