September 30, 2017
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Seattle Biz-Tech Summit is the premier international business and technology annual conference in the Pacific Northwest hosting influential industry leaders, investors, developers and startups. With over 1,000 on-site attendees, it’s the largest Seattle-area conference dedicated to global innovation and collaboration between cross-border companies. This year, the summit theme is “Innovation meets Connection” which continue to focus on technology innovation and business exchange between Pacific Northwest and Asia. The summit will deliver cutting edge topics in Technology & Innovation in Healthcare, Cloud in Practice, Innovators Meets Investors, AI in Mobility & Cloud Network Optimization, AI in Practice, Foreign Investment Related Laws. This year, the top corporation recruiting session and Qiao Meng Yuan career fair will provide the one on one talk opportunity with the top corporate recruiters. In addition, the startup demo zone will offer the unique opportunity for startups to demo and present themselves in front of more than thousands of attendees.
2017 Summit Highlights:
- Be inspired by influential speakers
- Network with more than 100 international delegates
- Meet recruiters on site at top corporations recruiting session and Qiao Meng Yuan career fair
- Startup demo zone, provide the unique opportunity for startups to present themselves
- Innovation incubators from China to showcase Hi-tech development center
- VIP Dinner for local officials, executive directors and CEOs
- 50 exhibitors on site to showcase local and international businesses
- Post-conference Happy Hour to entertain and mingle with 1000 attendees
Technology & Innovation in Healthcare
AI is completely reshaping life sciences, medicine, and healthcare as an industry. Deep learning solutions are at the heart of this revolution, they’re enabling a new era of biomedical advancements – from real-time pathology assessment to point-of-care interventions to predictive analytics for clinical decision-making. Learn more about how AI-driven healthcare is taking center stage.
Cloud in Practice
Latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service. In 2017, we see several new themes emerging: a narrowing race among public cloud providers, decrease in private cloud adoption, a renewed focus on enterprises on optimizing cloud costs, and strong growth in Docker. In this session, we will invite executives from Huawei, Microsoft, Amazon, Alibaba to share their industry insight of cloud computing.
Innovators Meets Investors
How do inventors find the means to turn their great ideas into great businesses? How do investors discover the “next big thing” that will deliver enormous returns on their capital? In this session, you will hear top VC investors share their successful stories and innovators discussion regarding the opportunities and challenges they face in pioneering breakthrough technologies.
AI in Mobility & Cloud Network Optimization
Artificial Intelligence is undoubtedly the hottest topic in technology community today. The mobile and cloud network industry are also embracing the revolution from networks, services, and devices, for both enterprise and consumer products, by leveraging the vast volume of network logs, user base, and big data. In this session, veterans from the industry will discuss how AI is shaping their world with enabling technologies, as well as challenges and business opportunities.
AI in Practice
The world is converging towards cities, fast and for the long term. In a digitized era, cities themselves are constantly evolving, calling for new ways for cities to function ever more efficiently. Recent advances in AI and data-driven approaches in general provided us with a new prism through which we can reformulate and better solve some of the grandest challenges in city management – traffic flow control, crowd monitoring and prediction, public security, city planning, utilities distribution, etc. In this session, we will invite several domain experts to share their experiences and thoughts.
Foreign Investment Related Laws
The world’s economy is more interconnected than ever. In both China and the US, prosperity of the technology startup industry vitally hinges upon the free flowing of top talent and mature capital across the Pacific. A skillful investor needs to comprehend and leverage the intricacies of the distinctive law and regulatory provisions and processes in these two countries in order to navigate the complicated landscape of foreign investment. In this session, several experts specialized in this subject will talk about their successful experience in dealing with foreign investment laws.
|8:30 AM||Hall||Registration Opens|
|Hall||Startups Innovation Exhibition|
|Main Stage||Opening & Keynote Presentation|
|Room A||Cloud in Practice|
|Room B||AI in Mobility & Cloud Network Optimization|
|Room C||AI in Practice|
|Room D||Innovators Meets Investors|
|Room E||Technology & Innovation in Healthcare|
|Room F||Foreign Investment Related Laws|
|Room A – D||Top Corporations Recruiting Fair|
|Room E||Qiao Meng Yuan Overseas Career Fair|
|Room F||Foreign Investment Related Laws|
|Main Stage||VIP Dinner|
2017 Keynote Speakers
President of Baidu, Former Microsoft Corporate VicePresident, Former chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development
Ya-Qin Zhang joined Baidu in September 2014. He currently serves as president in charge of technology, emerging business, and global business operations. Dr. Zhang was Microsoft Corporation’s corporate vice president and the chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group for a decade, leading Microsoft’s overall research and development efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.
2017 Master of Ceremonies
Finance Correspondent at Thomson Reuters
Bianca Yijia Chen, a bilingual financial TV reporter, commentator and anchor, has established herself as the New York-based expert on financial and equity markets, seen, heard and read daily by a more than a 100 million-strong audience in China and across the world’s Chinese diaspora through her daily “live from New York” spot on CCTV Business Channel’s evening news, her daily radio segment on China Central Radio, and her columns on Sina Finance and Fortune Life Magazine.
2017 Session Speakers will be coming soon!
2016 Session Speakers
Managing Director for business services, WA Dept. of Commerce
Director of International Business Development, City of Seattle
President, WA State China Chamber of Commerce
CEO, SECO Development
Distinguished System Architect, Wireless Network Architect and Design, AT&T Labs, AT&T
Inventor, Apple Relation Manager, Google
Managing Director, China Strategic Investment, ARM
Solutions Architect and Evangelist, Amazon
Senior Manager, T-Mobile
Managing Partner, Tsing Capital
Founder and President, Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.
Technology industry leader, entrepreneur, advisor and investor
Founder and General Partner, Wisemont Capital
VP, US R&D Competence Center & Corporate Chief Test Expert, Huawei
General Manager, LeEco
Jalen He, Director, Alibaba Cloud
Partner Architect, Microsoft Azure
Distinguished Engineer, EBay
Founding Partner, New Highlands Ventures
Head of Machine Learning, Uber Seattle
SVP of Infrastructure Engineering at Salesforce
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, AT&T
Principal Dev Manager, Microsoft Power BI
US Country Manager, Alibaba AliCloud
Partner Group Eng Manager, Microsoft / Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Associate, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Amy L. Sommers
Partner, K&L GATES
Managing Partner, Lee & Lee, PS
Senior Director IoT Business Development, Microsoft
Founding Partner, New Highlands Ventures
Managing Director, Alliance of Angels
Founder of Green Bridge
CEO, Outlines Venture Group / Co-Founder, MOZ
Partner of Vulcan Venture Capital
Director, US IT Capability Lead, Microsoft
IoT Program Manager, Digital Aviation, The Boeing Company
Engineering Manager in Google
VP, CTO Cloud Computing, Head of Computing Lab at Huawei Technologies
Data Scientist II, Microsoft
VP of Security Software Engineering, Salesforce
Staff Engineering Manager, Google Cloud
Sr. Director, adSage
Attorney, Lani Cao Law Office
MARY VIGAL, JD, LL.M. (Tax)