FORUM 2018

Hilton-Santa Clara, Silicon Valley
Saturday, November 3, 2018.

Bridging High-Tech Communities Between Taiwan and Silicon Valley

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The North America Taiwanese Engineering and Science Association (NATEA) is proud to sponsor the 2018 U.S. Taiwan High-Tech Forum (UTHF) event. The theme for UTHF 2018 will focus on exploring how the emerging ‘Digital Twin’ paradigm will change industry and further the boundaries of digital transformation.

Smart Manufacturing

Digital Healthcare

Technology vs. Humanity

Come join leading innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs for a half-day conference and gain insight on how to win the innovation race in the digital business era.

UTHF 2018 Program Agenda

November 3rd, 2018 Saturday Hilton Santa Clara Silicon Valley 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA

Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda
Time Contents Speaker
09:30 ~ 10:00 Registration / Networking
10:00 ~ 10:05 Opening Remarks Chih-Cheng Yeh, Director, S&T Div., TECO in
S.F.; Jesse Shiah, Conference Co-Chair
10:05 ~ 10:35 Keynote Presentation I:
End-to-End Innovation Management
Steve Weiser, Co-Founder, Just Start It
10:35 ~ 11:05 Keynote Presentation II:
Innovation Opportunities In The Healthcare Industry and
Intro to Healthcare Incubator, MATTER
David A Stumpf, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus
of Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine,
Northwestern University
11:05 ~ 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 ~ 11:45 Startup Case Pitch Time (6-min Pitch + 9-min Q&A)
  • 1st Team Pitch
  • 2nd team Pitch
11:45 ~ 11:55 Q&A
11:55 ~ 12:00 Closing Remarks Jesse Shiah, Conference Co-Chair
Main Conference Agenda
12:15 ~ 12:45 Registration / Networking
Welcome, Opening and Keynote
12:50 ~ 13:00 Welcome & VIP Opening Remarks Director General Joseph Ma, TECO in SF; Jesse
Shiah, Conference Co-chair
13:00 ~ 13:10 2018 UTHF Program Overview UTHF Program Committee
13:10 ~ 13:40 Keynote: Why Decentralized Technology Matters for Freedom Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the
Human Rights Foundation
General Session: AI & Machine Learning
13:40 ~ 14:15 Semantic Understanding of Google Street View Imagery Rajesh Parekh, Engineering Director, Google
14:15 ~ 14:25 Coffee Break and Solution Showcase
14:25 ~ 15:00 A Hybrid Human-AI Solution with Web Annotation for the Curation of Precision Medicine Knowledge Bases Prof. Chun-Nan Hsu, UC San Diego
General Session: Digital Manufacturing
15:00 ~ 15:35 Tentative: IoT for Smart Manufacturing Biplab Adhya, Managing Partner, Wipro
Ventures; Board Advisor, Altizon
15:35 ~ 15:45 Coffee Break and Solution Showcase
General Session: Digital Healthcare
15:45 ~ 16:20 Modeling Health Care for the Internet of Things David A Stumpf, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus
of Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine,
Northwestern University
16:20 ~ 16:50 Tentative: From IoT to AI-IoT Sean Chu, Director, ThroughTek
Panel Discussions, Q&A, Closing Remarks
16:50 ~ 17:05 Q&A - Speaker Panel All Speakers & Invited Panel Speakers
17:05 ~ 17:10 Closing Remarks Jesse Shiah, Program Co-Chair
17:10 Mixer Reception, Raffle, and Solution Showcase

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Chih-Cheng Yeh

VIP, Director of Science and Technology Division, TECO


Jesse Shiah

Co-founder of AgilePoint


Anson Kwan


Dr. Da-Ming Chiang

Intel's AI Product Group


Daniel Wei-Chen Hong

Neurosurgeon, Founder MOCACARE, CompactCath


Jack Crawford


Kunal Contractor

Global Director at Avaamo


Dr. Shao-Yi Chien

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University


Tsvi Achler

MD/PhD CEO Optimizing Mind


Edward Tang

Co-Founder and CTO


Our Past speakers

We invite the best team of speakers, panelists, thinkers, investors, and entrepreneurs around the world.

Yaima Valdivia

Founder of Women in IoT


Laurynas Riliskis


Ravi Nannapaneni

M.S., MBA, Founder and CEO of Volteo


Chi-Sheng Shih

Ph.D., NTU, Taiwan


Alex Lai

Ph.D., CIO, NexCom, Taiwan


Allan Yang

Ph.D., CTO, Advantech, Taiwan


Hui-I Hsiao

Ph.D., Deputy Director General, DATA, III, Taiwan


Jia-Ru Li

Ph.D., CEO, LILEE Systems


William Tsuei

CTO, Valley Metro, Phoenix, Arizona


Sanjay Jacob

Global Head, Intelligent Cloud, Strategic Industries, Microsoft Corporation


Jordan Jiang

President and General Manager of iEi Integration Corp


Paul C.-P. Chao

Distinguished Professor,Dept. of Electrical Engineering


Chi Yang Lin

CEO, Astar Design Service Technologies


Thomas Fu

CEO Office Director & Business Development


Dr. Shie-Yuan Wang, PH.D

Director of Institute of Networking Engineering National Chiao-Tung University


Ting-An Wang

Former Director of Science and Technology Division, TECO


Amit Chaturvedy, Cisco

Manager and Head of IoT Investment Fund


Jesse Chen

Chairman of Znyx Network, Inc., Chairman of AXT Inc., a NASDAQ listed public company and Chairman of SVT Angels (Silicon Valley Taiwan Angels)


Jane Yung-Jen Hsu

Intelligent Agents Lab, Computer Science and Information Engineering National Taiwan University


C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD

Jason Wang, MD, PhD (王智弘),Associate Professor of Pediatrics,Director, Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention,Core-Faculty, Center for Health Policy, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies


Dr. Shih Yu Chang, PH.D.

Director of PC Lab in Computer Science Department of National Tsing Hua University


Doug Dooley

Partner, Venrock Venture Capital, LL


Kurt Petersen, PhD

President of KP-MEMS


Sachin Desai

Performance Architect Graphite Systems


Dr. Sheng-Tzong Cheng , PH.D.

Computer Science and Information Engineering National Cheng-Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan


Kevin Park

Software Architect


Dr. David Yen

Senior VP and GM, Data Center Group Cisco


Thanks our sponsor for making this wonderful event happen!