With everyone abuzz about Facebook going public, the future of social media will be one of the panel discussions at the annual conference of Monte Jade Science & Technology Foundation, set for May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
The conference, titled "Unlocking the Potential of an Interlocked World," will address three current issues in the increasingly co-depedent ecosystem of the high-tech field. In addition to a social media panel, there will also be panel discussions on the latest trends in cloud computing and high tech litigation.
The keynote speaker will be Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of the once-prominent Sun Microsystems. A principal investor in the founding of Google, Bechtolsheim is also the co-founder of Arista Networks, which delivers cloud networking solutions for large data center and high-performance computing environments.
The conference will be chaired by Cupertino resident Peter Chu, who was elected chairman of Monte Jade last year.
Following the afternoon conference, a cocktail reception will begin at 5 p.m., and dinner will start at 6 p.m. The evening keynote speaker is Rohit Shukla, chief executive officer of Larta Institute, a nonprofit which designs and implements commercialization programs and provide policy advice for companies across the globe.
A live band, D Major, will provide entertainment while a large dance floor will be open. This is the first Monte Jade event with dancing in the evening programs.
The dinner event will also include a ceremony for transitions of Monte Jade officers and a drawing of prizes, 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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