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SYNC 2014 San Francisco:
SEXY & unSEXY Innovation / CHINA TOWARDS

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SYNC 2014 San Francisco:
SEXY & unSEXY Innovation / CHINA TOWARDS

Broadway Studios, San FranciscoFriday, June 20, 2014

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SEXY & unSEXY Innovation / CHINA TOWARDS
  • Keynote: Deap Learning: AI via Massive Brain Simulations

    Speaker: Dr. Andrew Ng, Co-founder at Coursera, Director at Standford AI Labs

  • Fireside Chat: Designed to Be Wearable

    Speaker: Sonny Vu, Co-founder & CEO at Misfit Wearable

  • Fireside Chat: A Powerful Expansion of Your Hands and Minds

    Speaker: Michael Buckwald, Co-founder & CEO at Leap Motion

  • Fireside Chat: Sexy or unSexy Investment in Early Stages

    Speaker: Dave McClure, Founding Partner at 500 Startups

  • Panel Discussion: Sharing Economy: Community and Technology
  • Panel Discussion: Internet of Things, Get Connected
  • Panel Discussion: Why Shenzhen Matters for Hardware Startups?
  • Showcase: How do Silicon Valley Companies Survive in China?
  • Panel Discussion: VC is a Truly Local Business, but How to Invest Cross-border in US and China?

Program

SEXY & unSEXY Innovation / CHINA TOWARDS
Let's talk about how both sexy and unsexy tech innovation drive the world toward future

SEXY & unSEXY Innovation

June 20, 9:00am-12:30pm
8:00am-9:00am Registeration
9:00am-9:05am Opening Remark
9:05am-9:35am Keynote: Deap Learning: AI via Massive Brain Simulations.
  • Speaker:
  • Dr. Andrew Ng, Co-founder at Coursera, Director at Standford AI Labs

9:35am-9:55am Keynote: A City to Be Promised Land for Innovators
  • Speaker:
  • Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco

10:00am-10:40am Panel Discussion: Sharing Economy: Community and Technology
  • Speaker:
  • Emily Castor, Director of community relation at Lyft;

    Ian Logan, Engineer Manager at Airbnb;

    Raj Kapoor, Founder at Fitmob

  • Moderator:
  • Ryan Lawler, Writer at TechCrunch

10:40am-11:00am Fireside Chat: Designed to Be Wearable
  • Speaker:
  • Sonny Vu, Co-founder & CEO at Misfit Wearable

  • Moderator:
  • Russell Glenn, strategy at InnoSpring

11:00am-11:40am Panel Discussion: Internet of Things, Get Connected
  • Speakers:
  • David Friedman, Founder & CEO at Ayla Networks

    Gilad Meiri, CEO at Neura

    Barney Pell, Co-founder at LocoMobi

11:40am-12:10am Fireside Chat: A Powerful Expansion of Your Hands and Minds
  • Speaker:
  • Michael Buckwald, Co-founder & CEO at Leap Motion

  • Moderator:
  • Thomas Luo, Co-founder & Managing Editor at PingWest

12:10am-12:30am Fireside Chat: Sexy or unSexy Investment in Early Stages
  • Speaker:
  • Dave McClure, Founding Partner at 500 Startups

  • Moderator:
  • Xiao Wang, CEO at InnoSpring

12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch
An additional China Towards session help you to embrace the next 1 billion users

CHINA TOWARDS

June 20, 2:00pm-5:40pm
2:00pm-2:20pm Opening Remark & Speech by ISC ( Internet Society of China )
2:20pm-2:45pm Fireside Chat: From Zero to Million Installs
  • Speaker:
  • Edith Yeung, VP at Dolphin Browsers

  • Moderator:
  • Darlene Bryant, Executive Director at ChinaSF
2:45pm-3:05pm Keynote: The Payment System on China's Largest Social Network
  • Speaker:
  • Jim Lai, General Manager at TenPay of Tencent

3:05pm-3:45pm Panel Discussion: Why Shenzhen Matters for Hardware Startups?
  • Speaker:
  • Arvind Gupta, Mentor at Haxlr8r;

    Hermione Way, Founder at Vibease;

    Sam Force, President & CEO at Prism Devices;

    Jason Gui, Co-founder & CTO at Vigo

  • Moderator:
  • Thomas Luo, Co-founder & Managing Editor at PingWest

3:45pm-3:55pm Break & Pitch Time
3:55pm-4:45pm Showcase: How do Silicon Valley Companies Survive in China?
  • Speakers:
  • Amy Gu, General Manager of Evernote China;

    Henry Li, Head of product at LinkedIn China;

    Soujanya Bhumkar, Co-founder & CEO at Cooliris

  • Moderator:
  • Mark Milian, writer at Bloomberg

4:45pm-5:05pm Keynote: Going Mobile: Evolution of China's Top Online Trip Giant
  • Speaker:
  • Eric Ye, Chief Technology Officer at Ctrip

5:05pm-5:40pm Panel Discussion: VC is a Truly Local Business, but How to Invest Cross-border in US and China
  • Speakers:
  • Hans Tung, Managing Partner at GGV Capital;

    Han Shen, Partner at Formation8;

    Chris Evdemon, Partner at Innovation Works;

    Wei Liu, Executive Director at Legend Star

  • Moderator:
  • Allen Hsu, Investment Manager at InnoSpring

5:40pm Closing Remark

Speakers:

More speakers will be announced soon.

Sexy & unSexy Innovation

China Torwards

About SYNC

Learn who we are and why we do this

SYNC, PingWest’s flagship annual conference, aims to gather the world’s sharpest minds and hottest startups together in one event. The conference focuses on the knowledge and networks necessary to build leaner, smarter and more disruptive startups.

Join over 300 other visionaries, including global entrepreneurs and investors, in a day of expert panels and fireside chats as well as key networking sessions.

Past Events

Past Event: SYNC 2013 San Francisco & Beijing

SYNC 2013: Be Lean to Disrupt

We’re thrilled to talk about what you will build next to disrupt in a lean but smart way.

San Francisco

SYNC 2013 · Wisdom of Creators

Smart creators will solve the problem with smarter solution.

Bei Jing
  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: Wisdom of creators.

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: Opening speech by Thomas Luo, Co-founder of PingWest

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: Guest speaker Xing Wang, Founder of Meituan

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: Guest speaker Dazhi Pang, Director at Netease

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: Joe Beiser,Director, Connected Services, Europe, Asia Pacific, & Africa at Ford Motor Company

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: Yongfu Yu, CEO of UC

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: Mingyuan Li, VP of Baidu

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: Junyu Wang, Co-founder of Wandoujia

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: VC Panel

  • SYNC 2013 BEIJING: Zhu Li, angel investor

  • SYNC 2013 San Francisco

  • SYNC 2013 San Francisco: When social meets reading


Organizer

Co-host by PingWest and ISC

PingWest is a leading online tech media operates globally with professional tech writers and business gurus in San Francisco, Beijing, NYC , Shenzhen and later in Tel Aviv. PingWest is recording founding moments for tech innovation from all around the world and now has become one of the top Chinese tech media outlets with global vision and influence.

The main mission of ISC is to promote development of Internet in China and make efforts to construct an advanced information society. ISC is expected to be a link among the community to make efforts benefiting the whole industry, to push forward industry self-discipline, to strengthen communication and cooperation between its members, to assist and provide support for policies making, and to promote Internet application and public awareness.


Sponsors

Face++ is a new vision platform built by Megvii Inc. aiming at providing compact, powerful, and cross-platform vision service.Face++ uses the cutting-edge technology of computer vision and data mining to provide 3 core vision services (Detection, Recognition, and Analysis). With the service and huge database of celebrity from Face++, the developers can apply the face technology into their own websites, mobile Apps, and smart TVs, increasing incredible user experience.

Tenpay, an integrated payment platform launched by Tencent to meet the needs of its 1.1 billion QQ users, has grown into one of China’s leading online payment platform. Tenpay commits to provide airlines, logistics, insurance, games, B2C business and other industries with professional and secure online payment solutions. As the end of 2011, the registered Tenpay users accounts amounted to 190 million.

Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile internet company with more than 340 million monthly active users as of February 2014. Its mission critical applications, including Clean Master, CM Security, Battery Doctor and Duba Anti-virus, help make the internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler, and safer for users worldwide. Cheetah Mobile is the second largest internet security software provider in China by monthly active users as of February 2014, according to iResearch, and the publisher of Clean Master, the #1 mobile app in the Google Play Tools category worldwide by monthly downloads in March 2014, according to App Annie.


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