Congressmember, United States
Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009. She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California.
Rep. Chu currently serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to taxes, revenues, Social Security, and Medicare. In that Committee, Rep. Chu is a member of the Subcommittees on Health and Human Resources, giving her oversight over healthcare reform and crucial safety net programs.
Founder, Draper Associates
Tim Draper founded Draper Associates, DFJ and the Draper Venture Network, a global network of venture capital funds. The firm’s investments include Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, Baidu, Theranos, Athenahealth, Solar City, Box, TwitchTV, SpaceX, Cruise Automation and Parametric Technology and many others.
He created viral marketing, a marketing method for exponentially spreading an electronic service from customer to customer, instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and Skype and other applications, particularly effective for mail and communications applications. Arguably, social media, crowdsourcing and growth hacking are all outgrowths of viral marketing.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestSummit Capital
Raymond is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestSummit Capital, a leading global technology growth capital firm focused on helping high growth technology companies access the China market.
Raymond has more than 25 years of investment and entrepreneurial experience in the US and China technology sector. Prior, Raymond was Founding Partner of Taishan Invest, the leading institutional angel fund in China. Earlier, he was also Managing Partner at Navi Capital Partners and a Venture Partner at Northern Light Venture Capital.
Founding Partner, Amino Capital
Dr Jun Wu, Founding Partner of Amino Capital, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Ex Senior Staff Research Scientist of Google, Ex-VP of Tencent, and member of Board of Director, CITIC Press.
As a renowned expert in speech recognition, natural language processing and web search, Dr. Jun Wu started his career at Google as an engineer and then a research scientist in 2002. Shortly after he joined Google, Dr. Wu received Google Engineering Award for his achievement on anti-SPAM. He was the author of Google Chinese/Japanese/Korean search algorithms and the inventor of many Google technologies, and was highly appraised by Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin for his contribution in Google.
Medical Director, Stanford Health Care
Dr Xiang Qian is a Pain Medicine Faculty and Physician at Stanford University. He is specialized in treating various pain conditions utilizing the combination of medicine, interventional procedure, physical therapy, and others. He is the co-director of Stanford Neuro Interventional Facial Pain Program and leads the only CT-guided interventional program in west coast of the US.
Prof. Steve Mann, PhD (MIT), P.Eng. (Ontario), is widely regarded as "The Father of Wearable Computing" [IEEE ISSCC 2000]. His work as an artist, scientist, designer, and inventor made Toronto the world's epicenter of wearable technologies back in the 1980s. In 1992 Mann took this invention from Toronto to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founding the MIT Media Lab's Wearable Computing project as its first member. In the words of the Lab's founding Director, Nicholas Negroponte: "Steve Mann is the perfect example of someone... who persisted in his vision and ended up founding a new discipline.".
Professor, Stanford University
Yi Cui is a highly proliferate materials scientist and has published ~330 research papers, filed more than 40 patent applications and give ~300 plenary/keynote/invited talks. His works have generated a very large impact and he is among top most cited scientists in the world (Google Scholar, H-index 123). In 2014, he was ranked NO.1 in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters as The World's Most Influential Scientific Mind.
Managing Partner, Westly Group
Steve Westly is the founder and managing partner of The Westly Group, one of the country's premier clean technology-focused venture capital firms. Prior to founding The Westly Group, Steve served as the Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer of the state of California – the world’s seventh largest economy. As Controller, he chaired the State Lands Commission and served on 63 other boards and commissions, including CalPERS and CalSTRS, the nation’s two largest public pension funds, which together invest more than $350 billion.
During the 2008 election cycle, Steve served as a California co-chair of the Obama for America campaign. He also served on the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board during President Obama’s first term and chaired the Subcommittee on Building Energy Efficiency.
Before running for office, Steve helped guide the online auction company eBay through its period of most rapid growth, serving as the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Development, M&A and International. Steve helped bring eBay to Europe and Asia and developed the marketing and acquisition strategies that paved the path for the company’s exponential growth.
CEO, LG Technology Ventures
Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D. is the CEO of LG Technology Ventures. He has over twenty five years of investment, strategy, planning, and technology experience. LG Technology Ventures was established in 2018 as the venture capital investment arm of the LG Group of South Korea. As the founding CEO, Dong-Su established the fund structure, hired key people, and initiated investment operations. Currently, LG Technology Ventures is managing over $400 million of fund assets and invests in early-stage information technology, automotive, manufacturing, life-sciences, energy, and advanced materials companies. Portfolio companies include AmazeVR, Lygos, May Mobility, and Ridecell.
Previously, Dong-Su was Vice President and GM of Samsung Ventures America where he managed offices in Menlo Park, Boston, London, and Tel Aviv. He also led investments of over thirty companies in diverse sectors including semiconductors, equipment, materials, and storage systems.
Dong-Su has M.A. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and B.S. with Honors in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology.
VP, IBM Chief Data Office
Ranjan Sinha is the Vice President of Data Platform Engineering & DevOps at IBM Chief Data Office. He is a digital transformational leader and innovator in data platforms, data engineering, and data science with a strong track record of accomplishments leading projects in both industry and academia. He is a seasoned technical leader building high performance, large-scale internet and enterprise platforms and solutions from inception to production. He has led multiple business impacting projects across several domains, including enterprise data lake, AI services, recommendations, personalization, infrastructure availability, real-time security, and identity linking. He was a research academic at the University of Melbourne and holds a PhD in computer science from RMIT University. He has published over 30 refereed works, won the sort benchmark for JouleSort and PennySort, and was amongst Wall Street Journal’s top-12 Asia-Pacific young inventors. He frequently speaks on data platform, data sciences, scaling analytics, and enterprise transformation.
VP of AI, IBM Watson Data and AI
Stratos Nguyen Davlos, Vice President - AI Watson, leads the brightest minds in the cognitive technology community to create industrial strength, ubiquitous AI Watson products, by combining IBM’s extensive research and engineering capabilities. He is co-located at IBM’s world-class Silicon Valley research facility, IBM Research - Almaden in San Jose, California and the state-of-the-art Watson West Experience Center in San Francisco. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Davlos was the CTO and Sr. Vice President of Platform Engineering and Data Science at Reliance Jio. His AI-focused career spans many years of executive technology management and development at Apple, Kaidara, eGain, Inference Corporation and National Energy Services. Mr. Davlos received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from Cranfield University, UK. He holds numerous patents and has received many honors and awards. Mr. Davlos joined IBM’s pre-eminent Watson AI team in July 2018.
Mikael Loefstrand is the VP/CTO in SAPs Multi-cloud organization where he focus on Technology, customer enablement, and transformational strategies. He is a former VP/Architect for one of Oracles flagship products, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technologist at Sun Microsystems, and holds patents including highly distributed networking functions, and self-configuring systems. As Chief Architect of Force10 networks Mr Loefstrand developed a software strategy, instrumental in the acquisition by Dell in 2011. He held the CEO position at Skalera Corp. where he today is the chairman of the board, and he is a board member at Exten Technologies.
Professor, San Jose State University
Hua Harry Li, Ph.D. research expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Full Stack Embedded Systems, IoT, self-driving robotic systems, and VLSI vision chips, pioneered fuzzy intelligent control, book: “Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent System” (ISBN 0-7923-9575-1), extensive research papers in IEEE Transactions, international conferences, recipient of an Industrial Neural Network Award in the World Congress Neural Network Conference. Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on CPMT (ISSN1083-4400), invited contributor to the Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (ISBN 0-471-13946-7), book: “Vision Chips: Implementing Vision Algorithms with Analog VLSI Circuits” (ISBN 0-8186-6492-4 IEEE CS Press), listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, (ISBN 0-8379-5756-7), Who is Who in America (ISBN 0-8379-0194-4). Lead the development of the Embedded Systems Program at San Jose State University.
Affiliated Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Nuno is a polymath, a researcher, an entrepreneur, a public speaker, and a life and health extension advocate. As a polymath, Nuno usually likes to make use of different subject areas, drawing ideas and concepts from different bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems. As an illustrative example, some of his published papers involve several fields of research, including: neuroscience, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, nanorobotics, computer science, and others. Several educational experiences have supported and nurtured Nuno’s polymath approach to problems.
As a researcher, Nuno is interested in technological developments with potential to solve humanity’s most challenging problems in healthcare, education, work, humanity’s existential risks, among others. Nuno is currently focused on developing technologies which will hopefully have a significant impact on human healthy life extension. Nuno’s research work was featured in the world’s media, including: Fox News Channel, New York Post, The SUN, Daily Mail, Irish Times, Science Daily, The Times of India, National Geography Poland, among other worldwide media. Nuno is currently an affiliated researcher at the center for research and education on aging at the University of California Berkeley, in the United States, as well as an affiliated researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL, in the United States. Nuno’s most recently published paper, published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, has more views than 99% of all Frontiers articles, and is currently the second most viewed paper on Frontiers of Neuroscience, section Neural Technology. The journal Frontiers in Neuroscience is the world’s most cited journal in the field of neuroscience. Nuno’s scientific work has involved collaborations with worldwide universities, including the University of California San Diego, University of Miami, Duke University, Moscow State Medical University, Purdue University, Monash University, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, among others.
In business, Nuno created his own company to fund his education. Along the way, several academic awards and grants contributed to his necessary funding strategy. Nuno is a board member of the board of directors of several organisations and companies. One of those organisations has contributed with more than 100 million in funding for scientific research during the last decades.
On healthy life-extension related topics, Nuno is a board member of the board of directors of life extension related organisations and companies. Early in his life, motivated to take control of his own health Nuno decided to make several courses related to healthcare, body training and nutrition.
As a public speaker, Nuno has participated in several conferences and meetings, providing talks in conferences alongside with several celebrities, such as: the visionary billionaire Peter Nygard, the inspiring Suzanne Somers, the world famous futurist Ray Kurzweil, and Artificial Intelligence pioneer Ben Goertzel, among many other celebrities…
Head of AgTech & FoodTech Investment Banking, Wells Fargo
Adam Bergman is a head of Wells Fargo’s AgTech and FoodTech Investment Banking practice. He has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, including over 18 years working with growth companies and more than 15 years covering the broad CleanTech sector.
As one of the first investment bankers to focus on the CleanTech sector, Adam is considered one of the leading subject matter experts, having transaction experience in the agricultural & food technology, biomaterials, energy efficiency, energy storage, IIoT, mobility, renewable energy, smart grid and water technology sectors.
During the past 20 years, he has worked for leading global investment banks, including Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, JPMorgan, Rothschild, UBS and Wells Fargo, and has covered the CleanTech, Technology, Industrial and Healthcare sectors. Adam has completed over 40 domestic and international financings valued at over $12 billion and over 25 M&A, restructuring and strategic advisors assignments valued at over $25 billion.
VP, Product Management, Artificial Intelligence, Genesys
Paul Lasserre leads the overall AI strategy, product investments and go-to-market for Genesys. Genesys is the world #1 customer experience platform that helps every year over 10,000 brands connect to billions across channels. Paul previously held various positions focusing on portfolio growth in emerging technology and markets after the first chapter of his career chasing pirates and patrolling onboard nuclear submarines in the French Navy.
Paul holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Master in Mechanical Engineering from the French Naval Academy.
FOUNDER AND CEO, DATA APPLICATION LAB
Jason is the Founder and CEO of Data Application Lab (DataAppLab.com), which provide AI, big data and data science trainings and enterprise consulting service.
Jason is guest lecture of University of Southern California. His classes cover data science, business analytics, SQL and No-SQL database.
As the founder of International Data Engineering and Scientist Association (ideassn.org), Jason organized SoCal Data Science Conference 2016, 2017, 2018; 2017 Dallas Data Science Conference and 2017 Chicago Data Science Conference.
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