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Explore the Possibility of AI and Smart Future

Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit
Venue: Hall D, Santa Clara Convention Center
Date: September 28th, 3:30pm-6:00pm
Engineer special pass now $20/person (originally $80)
Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum presents the Smart Future Summit. Our speakers from NVIDIA, GE, LinkedIn, Yahoo, TechCrunch, Symantec, Western Digital will bring unique insights on the topics of AI, Big Data, Cloud Computing, IoT, etc. Explore the possibility of AI and futuristic ways to improve our cities. Engineer special pass now $20/person (originally $80). This will allow you admission to all afternoon sessions including Smart Future, Global Next Car, Innovative Education, Medical Innovation, New Media, Innovation & Investment, Silicon Valley Developers and the SVIEF Expo.
Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit - Agenda (09.28.2017)
Summit 1: Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit (Hall D)
With the continuous development of technology, the imagined future is becoming reality step by step. From intelligent device to smart home, from smart cars to intelligent transportation, from smart healthcare to smart city, our daily life is heading for intellectualization. Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit will bring together all over China and the United States high-tech industry leaders, experts, entrepreneurs and innovators and media, focusing on technological innovation, discussing the blueprint of the future.
03:30pm-03:40pm Opening Keynote Speech
Peter Marx, VP, Advanced Projects, GE Digital; Adjunct Professor, USC
03:40pm-04:00pm Keynote Speech: Humanoid Robot: To be or Not to Be?
Jay Guo, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
04:00pm-04:40pm Panel Discussion: The New Layout of AI Era
Moderator: Patrick Egan, Host & Executive Producer, sUAS News
  1. Modar Alaoui Founder/CEO, Eyeris
  2. Deepak Agarwal, VP Engineering, Head of Relevance and Artificial Intelligence, Linkedin
  3. Renu Bhatia,Vice President, NVIDIA
  4. Shiva Prakash, Senior Director & Head of Product, Yahoo
  5. Ren Wu, Founder, Novumind
04:40pm-05:20pm Panel Discussion:Smart Home and IoT
Moderator: Rana Gujral, Entrepreneur, Executive, and Columnist; TechCrunch & Forbes
  1. Mei-Yuh Hwang, VP of engineering, Mobvoi U.S
  2. Robert de Neve, Founder & CEO, BriteLab Inc
  3. Leo Pang, Founder and CEO, Slightech
  4. Steven Ray, Distinguished Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
05:20pm-06:00pm Panel Discussion:Cloud Computing and Big Data
Moderator: Bryson Bort, CEO, Grimm
  1. Ashok Banerjee, CTO for Enterprise Security Products, Symantec
  2. Eric Du, CTO, Business Data Network at SAP
  3. Jason Geng, Founder and CEO, Data Application Lab
  4. Janet George, Fellow and Chief Data Officer, Western Digital
Tickets: Engineer special pass now $20/person (originally $80). Special Pass is limited to the first 50 registrations. First come first served. Please register asap to secure your slot at the event.
Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit- Speakers
Peter Marx Vice President of Advanced Projects, GE Digital; Adjunct Professor, USC

Prior to coming to GE, Peter Marx was the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Los Angeles. Under his tenure, the City implemented the first open data portal in the U.S, a cyber-intrusion command center (CICC), city-wide broadband via CityLinkLA, significant improvements in fire dispatch and control, partnerships with numerous technology providers, and the nation’s largest deployment of body-worn cameras for police officers. LA was recognized as the top digital large city in 2014 and #2 in 2015 by GovTech / League of Cities.  >>More details

Jay Kuo Professor, USC

Dr. C.-C. Jay Kuo is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Media Communications Lab at the University of Southern California. He received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, in 1980 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of multimedia signal processing, multimedia compression, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has guided 140 students to their PhD degrees and supervised 25 postdoctoral research fellows. Currently, his research lab at USC ( has around 20 Ph.D. students. He is a co-author of more than 1000 papers and 14 books. He is a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE and SPIE. Professor Kuo was Chief Scientist of InterVideo (1998-2006) and Mediateck (2007-2010). He is currently Chief Scientist of YYD Robo.

Modar Alaoui Founder/CEO, Eyeris

Modar is a tech entrepreneur and expert in Artificially Intelligent vision technologies, Deep Learning and Ambient Intelligence. He is currently founder and CEO at Eyeris, the worldwide leading Deep Learning-based emotion recognition software. He is a frequent speaker and keynoter on “Ambient Intelligence” as the next frontier in AI, a winner of several technology and innovation awards and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg and many other major publications for his work.

Shiva Prakash Senior Director of Product Management, Yahoo

Shiva Prakash is Senior Director of Product Management at Yahoo, and leads platform initiatives for the creation of conversational agents. This initiative seeks to simplify the creation, training and distribution of dialog-ready assistive agents in both voice and text based consumer environments. Over the past year, these efforts enabled the launch of Yahoo's bots. Previously, Shiva led Product Management for the Yahoo Small Business group, which served hundreds of thousands of businesses internationally and included E-Commerce products that enabled over $70B in transaction volume.

Ren Wu Founder & CEO, NovuMind Inc

Dr. Ren Wu is the Founder and CEO of NovuMind Inc, where he is leading the effort to push the frontier of artificial intelligence (AI) via high-performance and heterogeneous computing. His dream is to make AI be omnipotent and omnipresent. He was the distinguished scientist at Baidu Research where he and his team have designed and built a supercomputer dedicate for deep learning, and have achieved world’s best results on many image recognition tasks. Prior to joining Baidu, Ren served as chief software architect of Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) at AMD. Earlier, he was the principal investigator of CUDA Research Center at HP Labs, where he is widely known for his pioneering work in using GPUs to accelerate big data analytics and large-scale machine learning algorithms. Ren is also known for his early work on artificial intelligence. His Xiangqi (Chinese chess) program was twice world champion and have dominated computer Xiangqi field for more than a decade. He was the first person to perform systematic research computationally on Xiangqi endgames with astonishing discoveries.

Patrick Egan Host & Executive Producer, sUAS News

Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition.

Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for a OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial sRPAS prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification.
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Mei-Yuh Hwang VP of Engineering, Mobvoi U.S

Mei-Yuh Hwang received her PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. She majored in acoustic modeling for speech recognition, learning from Dr. Raj Reddy, Kai-Fu Lee, and Xuedong Huang. She had worked at Microsoft, U.S. and China, for 18 years, in speech recognition, machine translation, and language understanding. She led the science work behind Chinese Cortana during 2012-2016. She is now a VP of Engineering at Mobvoi U.S., pushing Mobvoi in AI technologies. She is also an affiliated professor at University of Washington.

Robert Neve Founder & CEO, NovuMind Inc

Robert de Neve is founder and CEO of BriteLab Inc. (formerly E Systems) the world’s first OEM Certified, Automation-Based, Product Innovation & Realization company. BriteLab uses its 40 years of OEM experience, and full spectrum of product development and process automation solutions, to help customers design and build leading edge mechatronic products and advanced factory processes. He is founder and General Partner of NextPhase an Angel Investment & Intellectual Asset Development firm providing solutions to high technology companies and small businesses looking to productize and monetize unique asset structures and business process methodologies. Robert is also the chief architect and master instructor of the Business Combat Training & Management System. A unique employee development and management training program that combines 1) Martial Arts Philosophy, 2) Silicon Valley Entrepreneurism and 3) Ivy League MBA Skills, into a personal empowerment and business self-defense system for management professionals trying to survive and succeed in an increasingly dangerous business world.

Leo Pang Founder, Slightech

Dr. Linyong (Leo) Pang is the founder and CEO of Slightech, a Silicon Valley / China startup focusing on AI centered smart hardware and robot. Dr. Pang has 14 years entrepreneur and executive management experience in Silicon Valley and China: he was the founder and co-founder of 4 companies, involved one IPO on NASDAQ and three acquisitions. He led the last company from the startup all the way to the final acquisition. Dr. Pang held 31 patents, 25 more pending, and is an author of 65 publications. He is a committee member of SPIE conference and symposium chair of CSTIC. Dr. Pang received a B.S. and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), a M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He was the President of the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford (ACSSS) in 1997.

Steven Ray Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University(Silicon Valley)

Dr. Steven Ray is a Distinguished Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, where he researches information interoperability and standards in application domains including smart electrical grid, medical devices, disaster management, and manufacturing. A common theme of his work is the use of ontologies and formal representations to ensure unambiguous definitions of terms and relations. He has a twenty-seven-year track record of initiating and leading technical R&D projects at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. For the past decade, he was responsible for the management of a $10-13M division of 60 staff and visiting researchers dedicated to the solution of national problems related to measurements and standards supporting systems interoperation in the manufacturing sector. 
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Rana Gujral Entrepreneur, Executive, and Columnist, TechCrunch & Forbes

Rana Gujral is an Entrepreneur, Executive, and Investor. In 2014, he founded TiZE, a Cloud software for specialty chemicals, and remained the company's CEO until 2016. Rana is a contributing columnist at TechCrunch and Forbes and was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Magazine and the ‘US-China Pioneer’ Award by IEIE 2017. He was listed among Top 10 Entrepreneurs to follow in 2017 by Huffington Post, is a sought after international speaker and an advisor to several startups. 
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Ashok Banerjee CTO, Enterprise Security Products, Symantec

Ashok Banerjee is CTO for Enterprise Security Products at Symantec and has previously led cloud efforts at Google. Twitter, Flipkart. These efforts span across the entire Cybersecurity spectrum and large scale data collection, machine learning and game theory and large cloud processing to make every device safer. It literally takes a cloud of analysis to make the simple device safer. These efforts span endpoint security, network security, email security, compliance and vulnerability etc. In previous roles Ashok has led initiatives in the cloud for ECommerce, File Sync and Share, User Growth, Big Data and Analytics and Monetization.

Eric Du CTO, Business Data Network, SAP

Eric Du is the chief technology officer & Head of Engineering of the Business Data Network group at SAP. He leads the engineering teams to build the big data infrastructure and the data-driven applications, through the full software development cycle, be accountable for strategy, planning and execution. In this role, he is also responsible for the strategic partnerships, ISV program and overall ecosystem engagement required for the data business success. Prior to this role, he served as the technology advisor to the global CTO of SAP, which he contributed to the technology and product strategy, customer and strategic partnerships, conducted many M&A due diligences, acted as the cross-functional leadership role of many strategic projects. He also served as the technology advisor and big data expert role to many startups in the Silicon Valley and globally.

Jason Geng Founder and CEO, Data Application Lab

Jason is the Founder and CEO of Data Application Lab (, which provide big data and data analytics 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 Data Engineer and Scientist Association (, Jason organized SoCal Data Science Conference 2016, 2017 Dallas Data Science Conference and 2017 Chicago Data Science Conference. When worked at Symantec, Jason designed and implemented big data infrastructure and many data science applications.

Janet George Fellow and Chief Data Officer, Western Digital

Janet George is a seasoned technical leader with more than 15 years of experience in Big Data platforms, machine learning, distributed computing, compliers and artificial intelligence. As Chief Data Scientist at Western Digital, George builds global core competencies. Her responsibilities include shaping, driving and implementing the Big Data platform, products and technologies using advanced analytics and pattern matching with semiconductor manufacturing data from the ground up. Prior to joining Western Digital, George served as managing director, chief scientist and Big Data expert at Accenture Technology Labs, where she was responsible for Big Data, machine learning, cognitive computing and open-innovation. 
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7 Topic-Oriented Submmits

The two-day forum features 6 interesting summits where industry leaders will discuss some of the most trending topics including AI, Autonomous Driving, New Media, Education, etc.

  1. Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit 
With the development of Artificial Intelligence technology, the imagined future is gradually becoming a reality. Intelligent technology and smart devices are now everywhere in our daily lives. The wave of AI has swept across all industries including Transportation, Education, Finance, Retail and Healthcare. The Smart Future Summit brings together industry pioneers and experts from both China and the U.S. to explore the possibility of AI and Smart Future.
  1. China-US New Media Summit 
In recent years, innovative forms of media are developing at an unprecedented speed. At the same time, traditional media is struggling to combat the stagnant growth. While traditional media outlets are facing both challenges and opportunities, what are some solutions and innovations to accelerate the transition? The New Media Summit has invited experts to answer your questions and to explore media trends in China and in the U.S.
  1. Silicon Valley Innovation & Investment Summit
 During 2016, there were 412 cases of oversea merging and acquisition by Chinese investors, 81 more than that in 2015. Cross border investments have brought benefits to China and the U.S., fueling the technology development and economic growth for both countries. The Silicon Valley Innovation & Investment Summit invites renowned investors and venture partners to share their investment insights, and find out the next Unicorn together.
  1. Next Car Summit
Autonomous Vehicle is one of the most anticipated trends in 2017. Many global technology tycoons such as Google, Facebook, or Nvidia have stepped feet on real roads to test out driverless cars and relevant technologies. At the same time, competition is fierce due to hundreds of rising startup companies such as, Nauto. At SVIEF Next Car Summit, we will discuss face-to-face with top AV teams in the world and listen to their perspectives on the future of AV/Connected Cars.
  1. U.S.- China Education Innovation Summit
Technology breakthroughs and connected devices have changed the education environment. Educators have adopted and applied technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality for innovative education in different ways. These technologies bring entirely different experience to classrooms and help students to learn more effectively and efficiently. The Education Innovation Summit brings together educators all over the world to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the era of internet.
  1. Silicon Valley Developer Summit

The Silicon Valley Developer Summit is a technically oriented summit for developers from different industries to discuss and exchange technical achievements and solve technology difficulties collaboratively. Each year,  we attract hundreds of software engineers from Google, Tesla, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. Our goal is to provide a platform for effective collaboration and knowledge sharing.

  1. China Medical Innovation Summit

SVIEF hosts the Medical Innovation Summit as a way to bring together all stakeholders in healthcare to build the relationships and ignite the technologies that will advance patient care. Join us as we highlight the technologies, discuss the opportunities, and navigate the future challenges of this exciting new market.

Past Highlights
Each year, SVIEF attracts over 10,000 engineers, scholars, entrepreneurs and investors to Silicon Valley. Some of the Keynote Speakers at our past events include Bill Clinton, the 42nd U.S. President, Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Inc., Shoucheng Zhang, Professor of Physics at Stanford, etc.

Our past keynote speakers
2017. 9. 28  |  14:00 - 21:30
2017. 9. 29  |  09:30 - 17:30
SVIEF Tech Expo - Be Orginal

The 2017 SVIEF Expo is expected to be one of the largest comprehensive technology exhibition in the North America. We will select top 150 projects to participate in the exhibition. This year we provide two types of booths for companies—Innovation Booth and Standard Booth. For more information,

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Start-up Roadshow Booth
Start-up Roadshow Booth is perfect for small or start-up business to demo their concept, prototype, and project, as well as promote image and brand. It provides a high-tech style exhibition stage for you to connect with potential clients, partners, and VCs.


  • One (1) 8’ high back wall drape
  • One (1) 30’’ round cocktail table with black cover
  • Two (2) padded chairs
  • One (1) waste basket
  • One (1) waste basket
  • Electricity

NOT Including:

  • Internet
  • Pull-up Banners
  • Shipping and Handling of additional materials
Standard Booth

Standard Booth is ideal for companies to recruit talent, display product, promote company image, etc. All the booths are set-up by must-pass hall to main stage hall, so the exhibitors will be expecting a whole-day non-stop flow of audience and participants. It is a great platform to explore possibilities with clients, partners, and business development opportunities.


  • One (1) 8’ high back wall drape
  • Two (2) 3’ high side rail drape
  • One (1) 6’ skirted table
  • Two (2) padded chairs
  • One (1) waste basket
  • One (1) 7’’ x 44’’ Exhibitor ID sign
  • Electricity

NOT Including:

  • Internet
  • Pull-up Banners
  • Shipping and Handling of additional materials

1. 8’*10’ Standard booth: $2,000 Apply here

  • Complimentary one year enterprise membership of SVIEF Executive Club (Value of $3,000)
  • Three comp Exhibitor Passes (Access to the daytime events, plus all day coffee and lunch box in exhibitor lounge)
  • Opportunity to offer your customers and prospects complimentary registration to SVIEF 2017 (up to 20 comp afternoon passes)
  • Complimentary listings in both the online and print versions of the Official SVIEF 2017 marketing materials
  • Promotion in SVIEF mobile App: Exhibitor listing, promoted posts, pushing notifications, lead scanning, etc.
  • Use of the SVIEF logo in your SVIEF-related marketing and exhibit promotions

2. 6’*6’ Startup Booth:$500 Apply here

  • Complimentary one year individual membership of SVIEF Executive Club (Value of $1,000)
  • Three comp Exhibitor Passes (Access to the daytime events, plus all day coffee and lunch box in executive lounge)
  • Opportunity to offer your customers and prospects complimentary registration to SVIEF 2016(up to 20 comp afternoon passes)
  • Complimentary listings in both the online and print versions of the Official SVIEF 2017 marketing materials
  • Use of the SVIEF logo in your SVIEF-related marketing and exhibit promotion

2017. 9. 28  |  14:00 - 18:00
2017. 9. 29  |  09:30 - 18:00

SVIEF Star Startup Competion

If you are an entrepreneur and are passionate about your product/service, you may find the SVIEF-Star as your perfect stage. Organized by SVIEF, the annual SVIEF-Star Startup Competition gives your venture the opportunity to become the next Unicorn. Bring your inventions and show your passion to the world on the 7th SVEIF-Startup Competition Stage. 


2016 SVIEF Star Startup competition

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2017. 9. 29   |  13:30 - 17:00

Business Visits - Explore Market Opportunities

SVIEF Entrepreneurs Club also plans and organizes business trip to help you make meaningful connections with Silicon Valley Top 500 firms. Besides lodging and traveling itinerary, we also arrange close door meetings and interview sessions with management teams of Fortune 500 companies including Google, Intel, LinkedIn. During recent years, our business has extended to outside of the Bay Area to metropolitan cities including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, etc.


The "Oscar" of Technology - Annual Award Ceremony

We are also excited to celebrate the success of men and women who have made prominent contributions to the economic and technological development of the society. At the 7th SVIEF Innovation Award Ceremony, we will announce the winner of SVIEF Global Technology Innovation Award, Top 10 CEO, Top 30 Innovation Awards, Top Cross-border Investor Award and the Internet Celebrity Award. The Award Ceremony is invite-only and will be held on the evening of September 28th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

SVIEF 2016 TOP30 Innovation Award Ceremony review

Applications for the 7th SVIEF Innovation Award, please visit:

2017.9.28   |  18:30 - 21:00

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