The conference, chaired by Peter Chu, managing partner of AsiaTech Ventures and a Cupertino resident, will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on September 28, 2013.
The first panel of the conference will provide insiders' views on mergers and acquisitions taking place in the United States and China.
"This is definitely a timely topic," said Kerry Smith, partner of Montgomery & Hansen, LLP, at a press conference held by the high tech nonprofit Monte Jade. Smith will be the moderator of the merger and acquisition panel discussion.
The intersection of
healthcare and technology is another hot topic in today’s
landscape. On the health care and technology panel of the annual conference, Serial entrepreneur Anil Sethi, Founder and CEO of
Gliimpse, will present ideas on allowing users to take charge of
their health – especially as Obamacare mandates physicians and
hospitals to give individuals their own health data.
Darren Schulte, President of Apixio, will share his thoughts on how his company is positioned to improve healthcare by providing instant access to relevant clinical information, anywhere.
Another trend is the
rise of women leadership in Silicon Valley. Michelle Lee, Lead IP
Counsel at Google, and Margaret Ng, COO at Zynga, will provide
insight into what it takes to lead preeminent internet companies into
the next frontiers.
Rounding out the panel is Susan Wang, who had
climbed the ranks of Solectron Corporation to become Executive VP of
Corporate Development and CFO, among other distinguished roles. She
oversaw Solectron’s IPO and subsequent growth from a $40 million
organization to a global corporation with more than $12 billion in
NBC Bay Area Reporter Stephanie Chuang will host the afternoon program. She is an East Bay native that began her career in Topeka, Kansas, as a “one-woman-band” reporter – shooting, writing, and editing stories herself. Before joining NBC Bay Area, Stephanie had worked as an anchor and reporter at NBC affiliate KSBW in Salinas, as well as a morning show reporter at another Bay Area TV station.
Founder and CEO of Panda Express Andrew Cherng will deliver the evening keynote speech after dinner entertainment. Panda Express needs no introduction – it is one of the biggest Chinese American family owned fast food chains in the United States.
The dinner event will also include a ceremony for transitions of Monte Jade officers and a silent auction, as an annual routine of Monte Jade.
Named after the highest mountain in Taiwan, Monte Jade Science and Technology Association was established by a group of high-tech Chinese-American executives in Silicon Valley in 1989 to bring together high-tech experts from the Bay Area and the other side of Pacific.
Since its opening ceremony in 1990, Monte Jade has held countless seminars and conferences to keep the Silicon Valley community updated on the latest high-tech trends. Many of its dinner meetings took place at Hong Fu Restaurant in Cupertino.
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