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Berkeley China Summit 2016



70% Working Professionals

30% Students

(mainly science/engineering/business majors).

Berkeley China Summit 2016

Berkeley China Summit 2016

Berkeley China Summit 2016
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Berkeley China Summit 2016

Berkeley China Summit 2016

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Fin-tech Panel Discussion

Fin-tech Panel Discussion

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VR & AR Panel Discussion

VR & AR Panel Discussion

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Kenneth Wilcox - Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley Bank

Kenneth Wilcox - Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley Bank

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Keynote Speakers

Paul Alvisatos

Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley

Dr. Paul Alivisatos serves as Vice Chancellor for Research with overall responsibility for UC Berkeley’s research endeavor and primary leadership in research policy, planning and administration including relations between the university and industry, research compliance, research communications and research support for the Berkeley campus. From 2009 to 2016, he was Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) after Dr. Steve Chu was appointed US Secretary of Energy.


Dr. Alivisatos is UC Berkeley's Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He also directs the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute (ENSI), and holds professorships in UC Berkeley's departments of materials science and chemistry. In addition, he is a founder of two prominent nanotechnology companies, Nanosys and Quantum Dot Corp, now a part of Life Tech.


Dr. Alivisatos has recently won US highest innovation award, National Medal of Technology & Innovation, which was given by President Obama at the White House. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 1981 from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1986. He began his career with UC Berkeley in 1988 and with Berkeley Lab in 1991.

Kenneth Wilcox

Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley Bank

Ken Wilcox currently serves as Emeritus Chairman of Silicon Valley Bank and was Vice Chairman of SPD Silicon Valley Bank. He was previously the CEO of SVB Financial Group. In that role, he successfully pursued a strategy of expansion and diversification, while remaining focused on the group’s core niches of technology, life sciences, venture capital and premium wineries.


Mr. Wilcox is a member of the Board of the Asia Society of Northern California, the Asian Art Museum, the Equilibrium Capital Group, and Columbia Lake Venture Debt Fund. He is also an adjunct professor and member of International Advisory Board at Fudan University in Shanghai, and an advisor to a number of startups. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wilcox was a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2006 to 2012.


In 2008, Mr. Wilcox was named “Banker of the Year” by American Banker. He earned the distinction of “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2009 and in 2010. The Yangpu District of Shanghai has also honored Mr. Wilcox with an “Innovation Contributor Award”. In 2013, the Shanghai Municipal Government presented Mr. Wilcox with the “Magnolia Silver Award”, a municipal honor given to expatriates for their outstanding contribution to the city's economic, social or cultural development.

Kevin Chou

Co-founder and CEO, Kabam

Since co-founding a company in 2006 that became Kabam in 2009, Kevin Chou has led the disruption of the video game industry by revolutionizing the way players access and pay for games. He has secured partnerships with leading game platforms, as well as with Hollywood studio giants such as Disney, Lionsgate, MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount and Warner Brothers for games based on some of the world’s most beloved movie franchises. Under his leadership, Kabam has raised more than $240 million from venture and strategic investors, including some of the world’s largest entertainment and internet companies such as Alibaba, Google, Intel and Warner Brothers.


Before co-founding Kabam, Mr. Chou worked at the global venture capital firm Canaan Partners, which is Kabam’s initial investor and where he invested in 14 consumer technology and online media companies. Earlier, he advised public technology companies on M&A and corporate finance as part of Deutsche Bank’s technology investment banking practice.


In 2014 Mr. Chou was named one of Fortune magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” and, in 2012, was identified by Fortune as one of the “Smartest People in Tech.” The Los Angeles Times called Kevin “absurdly accomplished.”

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Welcome Speakers

Tsu Jae King Liu

Vice Provost, UC Berkeley

Tsu-Jae King Liu received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She joined the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center as a Member of Research Staff in 1992, to research and develop high-performance thin-film transistor technologies for flat-panel display applications. In 1996 she joined the faculty of the University of California, at Berkeley, where she now holds the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Distinguished Professorship in Microelectronics. From 2000 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2008, she served as the Faculty Director of the UC Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory. From July 2004 through June 2006 she was Senior Director of Engineering in the Advanced Technology Group of Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA). From 2008 through 2012, Professor Liu was the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. She also served as Faculty Director of the UC Berkeley Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory in 2012. From 2012 to 2016 she served as Chair of the Electrical Engineering Division, and from 2014 to 2016 she served as Chair of the EECS Department.

Michelle McClellan

Assistant Dean, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Michelle McClellan, previously chief development officer at the California Academy of Sciences, will become the Haas School's assistant dean for development and alumni relations July 20.

McClellan, who has a long history with the University of California, will lead the school’s $300 million capital campaign, The Campaign for Haas, in her new role. She succeeds Larry Lollar, who retired as assistant dean on June 26.

McClellan previously led a successful $500 million campaign at the California Academy of Sciences. The culmination of that campaign was the academy's spectacular new green building, whose living rooftop and indoor rainforest have drawn worldwide attention.

Anthony St. George

Assistant Dean, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

Anthony St. George is the Assistant Dean for International Partnerships and Corporate Partnerships in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. He is responsible for seven- and eight-figure fund raising and business development to fund and operate research and educational programs that include distance education, international student exchange, collaborative research programs, and customized executive education. Anthony also develops and teaches in international executive education programs for the College of Engineering. In November 2005 Anthony came to UC Berkeley from MIT where he had served as Assistant Dean for Development and Communications in the School of Engineering. Prior to this, Anthony was an Associate Director in MIT's Office of Corporate Relations where he lead a team of officers to support relationships between MIT and ITC and financial services corporations in the US and Asia. There his portfolio of corporations included companies in Taiwan, Korea, and Thailand. Before coming to MIT, Anthony researched and wrote international case studies on global corporations in Asia, the US, and Europe at the Harvard Business School. Anthony received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Liyou Zha

Deputy Consul General, San Francisco Consulate of the People’s Republic of China

Born in 1964, Jiangsu Province

1987-1990  State Economic Commission, China Enterprise Management Association, Project Officer

1990-2009  Organization Department of the Central Committee of CPC, Project Officer, Deputy Division Chief,  Division Chief 

2009-2012  Department of Consular Affairs and Department of Personnel of Foreign Ministry, Counsellor 

2012- March 2015  Chinese Embassy in the USA, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Office for Congressional and State Government Affairs 

Since March 2015  Deputy Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco

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Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have become hot buzzwords nowadays. According to Digi-Capital, the market could hit $150 billion revenue by 2020. With the joint efforts of cross-border VR & AR pioneers, new technologies may well alter our perception of the world and disrupt the "reality" taken for granted.


The fever for aerial robotics has been spreading all over the world in recent years. Strategically, the Chinese drone makers have recently accomplished a lot in R&D and sales while several US players have also been pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Data & AI

Data & artificial intelligence are enabling applications that can and will fundamentally change our daily lives. Besides commercial interests, industry players across the Pacific are increasingly aware of the economic and social impacts of this "next big thing".


The financial technology (fin-tech) sector is growing at an incredible speed and scale. Both US and Chinese governments have been taking initiatives to foster collaborative fin-tech ecosystems. Potentially, the revolution can reshape the finance industry and benefit the real economy and individual consumers.

This panel is in collaboration with Haas FinTech Club.

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