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2017 May 21

The Dutch Startup Hub Joins InnoVEX 2017

COMPUTEX 2017, one of the leading global ICT show with a complete ICT supply chain, IoT and startup ecosystems, will be held between May 30 and June 3, in which InnoVEX exhibit focuses on global startup will take place from May 30 to June 1. COMPUTEX features 5 main themes: AI & Robotics, IoT Applications, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, and Gaming & VR. More than 1,600 companies from 26 countries will roll out their latest products and technologies at COMPUTEX using 5,010 booths where all aspects of the global high-tech ecosystem are showcased. According to the co-organizer of COMPUTEX, TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council), the show is making the InnoVEX exhibit a perfect platform especially for global ICT innovators and startups. TAITRA indicates more than 272 startups from 23 countries have already signed up to showcase their latest innovative products and services, in which the Dutch Pavilion will be an important part of InnoVEX. According toCompass global ranking of international Startups hubs, the Dutch ecosystem as a whole was ranked 4th in Europe. The 2017 Compass ranking report also stated that the Startup Delta is one of the fastest growing ecosystems in Europe. The reasons for this fast developing startup ecosystem can be found in the national believe in open innovation, the strong experience in public-private partnerships and the fact that the Netherlands ranks number 1 for implementing governmental policies that are aimed at growth for startups, innovation and entrepreneurship. This year, the following Innovative Dutch startups will participate at COMPUTEX as exhibitors to expand their business map to Asian markets: Aigency, the world's first employment agency for artificial intelligenceTravis the Translator, the world’s first smart pocket translator powered by artificial intelligenceiBand+, a new device helping people to dream and sleep betterOnera, developing solutions for users to understand & improve their healthAto-gear – Helping people improve the way they move, by making the science of movement accessibleBambi Medical, a soft fabric, skin-friendly, wireless monitoring device that eliminates pain and stress of babiesLifeSense Group, designing innovative wearables for health applications Visitors who wish to meet the Dutch startups may pay them a visit at World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3 from May 30 to June 1. In addition to displaying at InnoVEX, Netherlands Trade & Investment Office will also organize a Dutch Startup Seminar on June 1st. For more details, click on the following link: http://www.accupass.com/go/dutchstartupshowcase

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2017 May 04

La French Tech Joins InnoVEX 2017

La French Tech Joins InnoVEX 2017COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain, IoT and startup ecosystems, will be held between May 30 and June 3, featuring the following themes: AI & Robotics, IoT Applications, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, and Gaming & VR. More than 1,600 companies from around the world will roll out their latest products and technologies at COMPUTEX using 5,010 booths where all aspects of the global high-tech ecosystem are showcased. According to COMPUTEX co-organizer, TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council), the show is making the InnoVEX exhibit a perfect platform especially for ICT & IoT innovators. Show stat indicates 244 startups from over 20 countries have already signed up to showcase their latest innovative products and services.This year, La French Tech will showcase amazing innovations from startups of the French Tech hub. Last year, there were only 3 companies along with French National Pavilion. This year, La French Tech has expanded to 13 startups displaying! That’s 4 times the exhibition size. They’ll cover many different facets such as: IoT, sound experience, VR enhancing, new touch feelings, cloud solutions and connectivity.The 13 startup companies are:Company: DevialetPunchline: The best sound in the worldIn a building conceived by Gustave Eiffel and located in the heart of Paris, the best 90 acoustical, mechanical, electronics, computer and signal processing engineers work to invent the sound technologies of the future. Their motto: excellence, innovation and constant challenge. In 2016, fascinated by the huge growth potential of Devialet and the quality of its future revolutionary products, prestigious investors such as Foxconn, Groupe Renault, Sharp, Korelya Capital, Bernard Arnault(LVMH), Xavier Niel (Free) and Jay-Z joined Devialet’s adventure. They gave Devialet the resources to grow and take over the world audio market. www.devialet.comCompany: WistikiPunchline: The end of lostWistiki partnered with renowned designer Philippe Starck (known for, among many other things, designing Steve Jobs’s personal yacht) to make three uniquely shaped connected accessories. Being part of the French Tech initiative, Wistiki is dedicated to offer 100% made in France products that help people find their lost items from their smartphone. Once you’ve attached the device to the physical object of your choosing, connect it to your smartphone using the free Wistiki app to make the device ring, and to help you find it.www.wistiki.comCompany: DigitsolePunchline: Footwear. Reinvented.DIGITSOLE is the world leader in connected footwear. We integrate electronics and energy into footwear to offer consumers more functions to bring significant comfort and well-being. Digitsole creates smart footwear for daily uses. This completely modifies the market standards. Digitsole is not an Evolution, it’s a Revolution! In January 2016, Digitole presents the first generation of Smarshoe and it becomes one of the biggest buzz at the CES International in Las Vegas 2016.www.digitsole.comCompany: Scalable GraphicsPunchline: Wireless VR without compromiseVR Link, the new solution of Scalable Graphics frees your VR gaming experience from the constraints of tethers. Without the constraints of tethers, move without limits and fully enjoy your Virtual Reality experience. The system is 100% compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, without any hardware modification or loss of warranty. The latency is imperceptible like a native performance for a pure VR gaming experience. Setting up is fast and easy. VR Link is a solution designed by VR experts for the consumer market. The low weight (around 1 pound) and the limited size are designed to provide the maximal autonomy without disturbing your movements. Scalable Graphics is a software company specialized in high performance computing and visualization. www.wirelessvr.net/Company: Hap2UPunchline: Feel what's on your screenImagine your touchscreen could provide your finger-tips the feel of actual objects? This is a touchscreen technology using ultrasonic vibration and friction modulations to provide texture touch sensations in haptic feedback. Hap2U develops an unique patented haptic technology, to integrate to all touch screens and interfaces. This solution is purely mechanical, it create finger force and touch texture with the same technology. This technology is based on ultrasonic vibration generated thanks to piezoelectrical actuators. The vibration sent on the glass screen modify the human finger's friction against the glass. We synchronize the vibration with the position of the finger, enabling the user to feel texture and to use finger force. With no added latency in delivering the haptic signal, hap2u technology responds in real time.www.hap2u.netCompany: A-VolutePunchline: 3D Sound ExpertCreated by two engineering students in Lille, Tuyen Pham and Ambroise Recht, A-Volute has expanded their unique products to the point of innovation thanks to their expertise in acoustics and audio software developement. Pioneer in 3D sound software, they created Nahimic which makes it possible to recreate all of the spatiality of sound on a classic stereo listening system. Launched in March 2015 and in partnership with the brand MSI, Nahimic was created by the company A-Volute, provider of technology that improves audio and sound spatialisation in 3 dimensions, A-Volute draws upon their own technology and expertise to provide a natural, immersive, and high-quality sound. www.nahimic.comCompany: Sigfox / UnabizPunchline: The world’s leading Internet of things (IoT) connectivity service.Sigfox has reinvented connectivity for the IoT. It drastically brings down cost and energy consumption required for securely connecting physical devices to the Cloud. Sigfox is rolling out the first global IoT network to listen to billions of objects broadcasting data, without the need to establish and maintain network connections. This unique approach in the world of wireless connectivity, where there is no signaling overhead, a compact and optimized protocol, and where objects are not attached to the network. Founded in 2016, UnaBiz is an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company dedicated to accelerate the adoption of IoT worldwide. As the exclusive network operator of Sigfox’s low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) in Singapore and Taiwan, www.sigfox.com / www.unabiz.com Company: BotpartnerPunchline: Conversation of ThingsThe main idea behind CoT (Conversation of Thing) is to communicate with objects. You can control the internet of appliances by simply talking to communication software. To make it reality, we base on state-of-the-art technology as well as the techniques of ChatBot popping up this year, and finally we’ve created practical CoT available for appliances. Besides, with AI growing rapidly, many developers realize the importance of the form in order to demonstrate and hope that bot, communication audience, can have more affinity. We move forward based on this idea, and we cooperate with the illustrator who has the experience of product development in Disney. We make a cartoon character called Louis. It is the form we will keep developing in AI later on and we will also release its comics as well as animations in order to develop the relationship with users. Botpartner was part of the Paris&Co Demo Day, part of the Paris Landing Pack_Explore.www.botpartner.meCompany: Bell & WysonPunchline: We light your securityBELL & WYSON designs low energy, innovating, nice and useful connected devices. BELL & WYSON keeps in mind that a good connected device has to be used on a daily basis. This is why BELL & WYSON has based its strategy on LED bulbs with additional features efficient and valuable for their users. Collaborating with “THOMAS DE LUSSAC” Design Agency, Bell & Wyson creates State-of-the-art Wifi lightbulbs with unique smoke detection function able to warn home-owners of any fire incidents. The lightbulbs integrate also other functions like camera, and smart connectivity to control with your smartphone.www.bellandwyson.comCompany: WitékioPunchline: Embedding successWitekio is an embedded software expert with a system level approach, engineering and integrating intelligent systems software for any device from the hardware to the cloud. We bring expertise on both low (OS, driver, firmware) and high level software (application, connectivity, cloud) associated with a usage knowledge on specific markets that allows the best choices in technologies and architecture for the best performance and security. Witekio provides custom services for software development, integration, design, support, and training for any kind of embedded or smart connected device. We provide expertise, methods and engineering teams for flexible, scalable, efficient and mature system software integration.www.witekio.comCompany: Envor TechnologiePunchline: Store better, store cheaperENVOR Tech is a game changer in data storage. Envor offers a proprietary technology based on Erasure Coding to prevent the data loss. It’s easy-to-operate and standard compatible products. The technology is developed by a core team of PhD & entrepreneurs able to carry on agile algorithm development, system integration & business development. Digitalization must not be an ecological plague. That’s why ENVOR optimizes your data protection. Adopt ENVOR protection, and double your storage capacity at equal infrastructure and increased safety. Change from data replication to ENVOR liberates on average 50% of storage capacity. And when required, we can go over the common data protection solutions that protect up to 2 or 3 simultaneous failures. You already did it with erasure coding? Just considerate ENVOR encoding & recovery speeds are from 3 to 7 fold higher.envortech.comAbout French Trade Office Business FranceWe help businesses to find commercial partners in target markets, paving the way for SMEs and mid-size companies to sign trading agreements. About Innovex, our goal is to emphasize on the dynamism of the startups part of the French Tech Hub.

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2017 Mar 13

Global Entrepreneurship Congress dispenses with the use of Chinese-Taipei as Taiwan's official name

Taipei (Taiwan News)—The four-day Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) that takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa this week, referred to Taiwan’s delegation as speakers from “Taiwan” instead of using the name “Chinese-Taipei.”Taiwan usually attends large international events, including the Olympics, under the name "Chinese-Taipei,” due to the "one-China" policy that China reinforces its diplomatic ties to respect.This is the first time that GEC, organizer Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), officially invited delegates from Taiwan’s government to attend the event that takes place from March 13-17, 2017, and chose to address the country’s delegation as “speakers from Taiwan” instead of “Chinese-Taipei.”Previously, representatives from Taiwan’s private sector attended GEC unofficially under the name “Chinese-Taipei.”Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Karen Yu (余宛如), and David Weng (翁嘉盛), Chief Investment Officer in Taiwan’s Asian Silicon Valley initiative, are Taiwan’s official representatives at the annual international entrepreneurship event.Yu will be mostly sharing Taiwan’s privatization experience, and search for foreign investors, while Weng will be marketing Taiwan’s Asian Silicon Valley plan to the international community. The Asian Silicon Valley plan is an initiative rolled out in Taoyuan County to promote the Internet of Things (IoT) and innovation to transform the nation’s industry.Weng was previously employed by U.S. technology giant Cisco Systems, before he became an angel investor in Silicon Valley in California, and has been successful in launching Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) for the companies he invested in.The Taiwanese delegation intends to promote Taiwan’s comprehensive entrepreneurship environment, laws, and ecosystem to the 2,000 participants from 160 countries at GEC.The aim is to make connections with the U.S. Silicon Valley, obtain new foreign investments, and partner with international entrepreneurs in technology. Meanwhile, Taiwan hopes to attract international entrepreneurs with its strong manufacturing supply chain.GEN was founded in 2009 by the Kauffman Foundation, despite being a non-profit organization that the international community recognizes, it receives strong backing from the U.S. government, according to a China Times report which cited sources familiar with the matter.According to the source, the U.S. government invited Taiwanese speakers to officially attend the event, indicating U.S. President Donald Trump’s active support for partnerships with Taiwan’s government.By Judy Lin,Taiwan News, Staff Writer (http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3115275)

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2017 Speakers

Ravi Belani

Managing Director of Alchemist Accelerator

Ravi Belani

Managing Director of Alchemist Accelerator

Ravi Belani is Fenwick & West Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Stanford University, and Managing Director of the Alchemist Accelerator, an enterprise seed accelerator backed by CISCO, DFJ, Khosla Ventures, Salesforce, Sapphire Ventures, and USVP. Ravi formerly spent six years as part of the investment team at Draper Fisher Jurvetson's Menlo Park global headquarters, where he led investments and served on the boards as the first institutional investor in Companies such as Vizu (acq’d by Nielsen), Yield Software (acq’d by Autonomy), Justin.TV/Socialcam, Pubmatic, and Komti. Ravi formerly worked in product management at two Kleiner Perkins enterprise startups, and as a Consultant in McKinsey and Company's San Francisco office. Ravi is a Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi graduate of Stanford University, holding a BS with Distinction and MS in Industrial Engineering. Ravi also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Urvi Bhandari

CEO/Co-Founder of Seer & Managing Director, Radical Roamer

Urvi Bhandari

CEO/Co-Founder of Seer & Managing Director, Radical Roamer

Urvi Bhandari is a 20 year veteran of Fortune 10 Companies: IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T and most recently Walmart (Fortune 1 Company). Her focus is on bringing the innovation mindset to organizations and helping generate disruptive ideas that will change the fabric of Our Culture. Urvi is passionate about changing the paradigm of how We Live, Work and play by Connecting people, places and projects across the World. She is a transformational leader, connecting four key pillars, through her network and global experience. Corporation (Scale & Market) + Startup (Speed & Innovation) + Capital+ Global Thought Leaders = Collaboration of Our Expansive Future. This Community Collaborates and generates innovation that will expand the experiences of people’s lives. One long term project, (20 years) is to build floating cities providing a new life platform for innovators, futurists, global thinkers and nomads.

Hanno Brenner

Procurement of Innovation Management and Strategic, Audi

Hanno Brenner

Procurement of Innovation Management and Strategic, Audi

Dr. Hanno Brenner Serves as creating innovation management and open innovation to pave the way for bright solutions from external partners to Audi with technology and startup scouting.

Eric Chang

Senior Director of Technology Strategy at Microsoft Research Asia

Eric Chang

Senior Director of Technology Strategy at Microsoft Research Asia

Dr. Eric Chang joined Microsoft Research Asia (MSR Asia) in July, 1999 to work in the area of speech technologies. Eric is currently the Senior Director of Technology Strategy at MSR Asia, where his responsibilities include industry collaboration, IP portfolio management, and driving new research themes such as eHealth. Prior to joining Microsoft, Eric had worked at Nuance Communications, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Toshiba ULSI Laboratory, and General Electric Corporate Research and Development. Eric graduated from MIT with Ph.D., Master and Bachelor degrees, all in the field of electrical engineering and computer science. Eric’s work has been reported by Wall Street Journal, Technology Review, and other publications.

Zhigang Chang

CEO of neoBay

Zhigang Chang

CEO of neoBay

Dr. Zhigang Zhang is the CIO in AITRI of SJTU, the founder and chairman of Siyuan Commonweal Organization. He was also one of the senior tutors in SJTU on the "Challenge Cup" National College Student Curricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition. SJTU teams won the first prize on three consecutive periods through his supervision. He serves on the executive board and is appointed general manager of Shanghai neoBay Venture Capital co., Ltd.

Roger Chen

Vice President of Content Strategy Group, Samsung Electronics Greater China Head Quarter

Roger Chen

Vice President of Content Strategy Group, Samsung Electronics Greater China Head Quarter

Roger Chen is a vice president responsible for the strategy, development, and delivery of content and service business portfolio on Samsung mobile devices in China market. He manages the service operation of Galaxy Apps, Samsung’ s application store, and other media services as well as the business development of Samsung’ s latest fintech innovation, Samsung Pay. He also leads the partnership with developer eco-system as well as the well-established internet service providers in greater China region.

Yurong Chen

Sr. Research Director of Cognitive Computing Lab, Intel Labs China

Yurong Chen

Sr. Research Director of Cognitive Computing Lab, Intel Labs China

Dr. Yurong Chen is a Principal Research Scientist at Intel Corporation and Sr. Director of Cognitive Computing Lab at Intel Labs China, responsible for driving cognitive computing, especially, Visual Understanding (VU) and Machine Learning research for smart computing on Intel next-generation platforms. He is also the co-owner of Intel Labs “Visual Understanding and Synthesis" program, driving research innovation in smart visual data processing technologies on Intel platforms across Intel Labs. He led the team to win Intel China Award (Top team award of Intel China) 2016, Intel Labs Academic Awards (Top award of Intel labs) - Gordy Award 2015 and Gordy Award 2014 for delivering leading Deep Learning based VU technologies, outstanding research achievement on Multimodal Emotion Recognition and excellence in leading people and teams to deliver outstanding business results on Advanced Visual Analytics. His team also won the EmotiW2015.

Laurent Le Guyader

Innovation Expert of French Office/MOST

Laurent Le Guyader

Innovation Expert of French Office/MOST

Before, Dr Le Guyader was Director of International Relations at BioWin in Shanghai (China). He is now Innovation Expert for the French government and is based at Taiwan MOST to help both countries to identify the collaboration potential in technology. His mission focuses on promoting and supporting French innovation (French Tech Taiwan) and to position France as the best European partner for Taiwanese entrepreneurs. In 2007 he received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Toulouse University III.

Holly Harrington

General Manager of Taiwan Startup Stadium

Holly Harrington

General Manager of Taiwan Startup Stadium

Multipassionate learner & doer. Primary focus is on connecting startups in Taiwan with international markets and opportunities, as well as Improving workplace efficiency and promoting diversity in hiring and marketing practices. Workwise, I oversee programs, branding, and marketing for Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS). I am an 11-year resident of Taipei who has trained entrepreneurs In social media, efficiency, public speaking, and product demonstration, and has consulted for a variety of clients, including Fourdesire, StorySense, Nonzero, Discovery TLC, Fun Taiwan's Janet Hsieh, and URS155/CAMPOBAG. Also a founding member of Forward Taiwan, and curator of Startup Digest Taipei. Twice the subject of Da Ai TV's documentary series "台灣站起來"which chronicles the lives of foreign professionals in Taiwan, as well as the TVBS series"台灣是我家".

Volker Heisterman

Managing Director of Yushan Venture

Volker Heisterman

Managing Director of Yushan Venture

As angel investor, entrepreneur, and former manager at a Fortune 100 company AT&T, Volker has been involved in the mobile, corporate & open innovation and start-up space during his 15 years In Silicon Valley and for the past 5 years in China & Chinese Taipei as co-founder of Yushan Ventures. Prior to founding Yushan Ventures, Volker was vice president at investment bank Rutberg & Co. His clients included Nokia, QUALCOMM, KPMG, Admob, and Morgenthaler Ventures, to name a few. Volker has a reputation for creating profitable partnerships and building ecosystems. Previously, Volker was at Google, focused on the German search engine market and spent his early career as Manager of Market Intelligence at IDG, where he directed research programs and conferences.

Peter Hsieh

General Manager of ARM Taiwan

Peter Hsieh

General Manager of ARM Taiwan

Dr. Hsieh has been a recognized entrepreneur for several successful Silicon Valley start-ups and held several executive positions for large semiconductor companies of US, Taiwan, China, and UK cumulating over 30 years of professional experience in IC design, software development, and semiconductor manufacturing. Prior to joining ARM, Dr. Hsieh was R & D President for Freescale Semiconductor China Design Centers responsible for Industrial and Automotive MCU and application processors design and development. These Design Centers are among the largest and highest quality design centers in China. These design centers were responsible for over 80% of Freescale’s industrial/automotive MCU design and development. Dr. Hsieh works closely with Taiwan customers, ecosystem partners, universities, and government functions for mobile computing, automotive, medical devices and health care, green energy, loT, and server markets.

Peter Hsieh

PhD General Partner Acorn Pacific Ventures

Peter Hsieh

PhD General Partner Acorn Pacific Ventures

Dr. Peter Hsieh, General Partner of Acorn Pacific Ventures, started his Venture Capital career 20 years ago. He has moved from operations to VC, and vice versa, smoothly several times. He has extensive living, venture capital and executive level professional experiences in Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Taipei. Before moving back to Silicon Valley, Peter served as Chief Strategy Officer of Coretronic Corporation, President of Coretronic Venture Capital, and President of Optoma Corporation. Previously Peter was a partner with AsiaVest Partners in Beijing, and partner with Harbinger Ventures. He was founding team/cofounder of PanoCorp Display Systems and WebEver Inc. Before that, he worked for KLA Instruments in engineering and sales management. He is a board advisor to iSoftStone, a software technology consulting firm headquartered in Beijing, with 30,000 employees worldwide. He is also Vice Chairman of Monte Jade West Science and Technology Association, mentor at AAMA Beijing and AAMA Taipei Cradle Plan. His previous investment exits Include IPO’ s of OmniVision, Oplink, Applied Optoelectronic Inc, and iSoftStone; as well as M&A’ s of Ultima Interconnect (Cadence), U-Systems (GE Medical), Lattice Power (Shunfeng), and Leyou, Peter has a PhD in Ultrasound and Optics from Stanford, and a BS ME from National Taiwan University.

Steve Hsu

Founder of TXA Private Board of Directors

Steve Hsu

Founder of TXA Private Board of Directors

Mr. Hsu Is the Chairman of Innovation Research Institute. The TXA Private Board of Directors he found is the largest Advisory Board organization in Taiwan and South East Asia region with records of over 100 board meetings in Taipei, Beijing, Hochiminh City, Okinawa, Shenzhen, New York, Paris, Melbourne and Bangkok. Mr. Hsu has nurtured over 500 startups with over 20 listed in Taiwan Stock Market. He has been certified to be the official investment partner by France government’s La French Tech program. Mr. Hsu has over 20 years of experience on business consultant, new business development, venture investment, startup incubation and has been the judge and mentor of international startup contests in many different regions.

Sansanee Huabsomboon

Director of Technology Business Incubation Center, NSTDA

Sansanee Huabsomboon

Director of Technology Business Incubation Center, NSTDA

From many years’ experiences of fostering & Incubating New Technology Entrepreneurs through Business Incubation Center programs of NSTDA. Being a judge and speaker of many stages of Technology competition and startup competitions as Microsoft Imagine Cup (Thailand), AIS The startup, etc. Today Sansanee is one of the key person to set strategic move of Thailand about Startup ecosystem under Ministry of Science and Technology such as “Startup Thailand 2016" which is the biggest event of startup ecosystem in South East Asia. There Is 36,000 attendees join the events from around the globe.

Winston Hsu

Professor of National Taiwan University & Visting Scientist at IBM Watson Research

Winston Hsu

Professor of National Taiwan University & Visting Scientist at IBM Watson Research

Prof. Winston Hsu (徐宏民) Is an active researcher dedicated to large-scale image/video retrieval/mining, visual recognition, and machine Intelligence. He is keen to realizing advanced researches towards business deliverables via academia-industry collaborations. He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University. He founded MiRA (Multimedia Indexing, Retrieval, and Analysis) research group and co-leads Communication and Multimedia Lab (CMLab). Working closely with the industry, he was a Visiting Scientist at Microsoft Research Redmond (2014) and is now in his sabbatical leave (2016-2017) at IBM TJ Watson Research Center, New York, to enhance Watson's visual cognition, where he contributed the first Al produced movie trailer. He Is the Director and PI for NVIDIA Al Lab (NTU), the 1st in Asia. Having investigated deep neural networks for numerous image/video challenges, recently, he is also helping companies set up the Al/deep learning teams for advanced products. He received Ph.D. (2007) from Columbia University, New York, under the supervision of Prof. Shih-Fu Chang. Before that, he was a founding engineer and research manager in CyberLink Corp, now a public Image/video software company. He serves as the Associate Editors for IEEE Multimedia Magazine and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, two premier journals. He is proud to be a marathoner, a triathlete, and a father of three. In his internationally competitive research group, he is always looking forward to working closely, as a partner, with enthusiastic and motivated team members for the exciting projects. Feel free to contact for further opportunities as postdocs, research assistants, and (PhD, master, undergraduate) students.

Ching-Yao Huang

Director of Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, National Chiao Tung University

Ching-Yao Huang

Director of Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, National Chiao Tung University

After Ching-Yao, Huang graduated from Physics Department of National Taiwan University, He proceed his Master at New Jersey Institute of Technology of EE, and His Ph. D. at Rutgers University. Nowadays, His role is as Deputy Dean of ECE of National Chiao Tung University and also Director of It’ s Tainan campus and Director of Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy.

Stanley Huang

CEO of Taiwan Rapid Innovation Prototyping League for Entrepreneurs (TRIPLE)

Stanley Huang

CEO of Taiwan Rapid Innovation Prototyping League for Entrepreneurs (TRIPLE)

Dr. Huang is the Deputy General Director in the Commercialization and Industry Service Center (CIS) / Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and the CEO of TRIPLE (Taiwan Rapid Innovation Prototyping League for Entrepreneurs). Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in 1997. He spent more than 20 years in the areas of advanced electronic packaging, MEMS, flexible electronic and emotional design.

Tadaaki Kimura

CEO of addlight Inc.

Tadaaki Kimura

CEO of addlight Inc.

After graduating from graduate school of Tokyo University, started to work for Deloitte and engaged in various areas such as IPO consulting service. In 2008, founded addlight Inc. and providing Business consulting for big enterprises and incubation service for startups Inside/outside Japan. Also on the board as director of some tech start-ups and have involved four of them to be listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange market.

Apu Kumar

Co-founder & CEO of LotaData, Inc

Apu Kumar

Co-founder & CEO of LotaData, Inc

Apu, an acronym for "Accelerated Processing Unit”, has extensive technology experience in mobile location intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning, data science and cloud services. Apu Is also the CEO & Founder of LotaData, a company famous for introducing the world’ s first "People Intelligence" Al platform for translating geo-locatlon signals into actionable Insights and behavioral segments, at massive scale. LotaData’s Al can tell you “where your mobile users are, what is on their minds, and what they might do next". LotaData's customers include mobile operators, ad exchanges, programmatic marketing companies, connected car OEMs, smart cities and local governments. Prior to LotaData, Apu has held senior leadership roles at technology brands like BlueStacks, Hewlett Packard, Phoenix (acquired by HP), CNET.com and mySimon (acquired by CNET).

Bin Luo

CEO in Residence of Microsoft Accelerator Beijing

Bin Luo

CEO in Residence of Microsoft Accelerator Beijing

Bin LUO joined in Microsoft Accelerator in China as CEO in Residence in Feb. 2016. Bin was from Canonical Asia based in Taipei, who promoted Open Sourced Ubuntu Operation System to world top OEMs, ODMs and IPC companies with their Cloud, Client and IOT products. Before Canonical, Bin had been with Intel for 13 years in vary management positions and the last 8 years was taking care of Intel Capital Biz Development program in Asia. Bin used to be on loan from Intel to RosettaNet (a self-funded global consortium of companies creating and Implementation industry wide e-biz standards) as China Director. Prior to Intel, Bin managed major account biz, government program, anti-piracy campaign and Year 2000 program at Novell China. He also served in China Hewlett Packard as channel sales manager and product marketing manager in early 90s.

Koichi Matono

Director of Startup Policy, Fukuoka City Government

Koichi Matono

Director of Startup Policy, Fukuoka City Government

After becoming a Fukuoka City government agent, recently in charge of growth strategy planning, exclusive regulatory and system reforms, then after implementing Startup Policy.

Zane Moi

Head of Business Development-HKT, Amazon

Zane Moi

Head of Business Development-HKT, Amazon

Zane leads AWS’ business development organization for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, which includes responsibilities around local business development, systems integrator and technology ecosystem partnerships. Prior to AWS, Zane founded a Big Data Analytics and Visualization startup called TreeCrunch and also spent over a decade at smartphone maker BlackBerry where he held leadership positions in Canada, Australia and Hong Kong, most recently as their Regional Director for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. He has a BA (Hons) In Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Hong Kong.

Kelvin Ong

CEO of Focustech Ventures

Kelvin Ong

CEO of Focustech Ventures

With over 15 years of experience in precision engineering and technology, Kelvin is the Executive Director of Focus-Tech Holding, formerly the holding company of the Seksun Group, world’ s leading hard disk drive component maker. He was instrumental in driving the company’ s strategic investment and business development efforts in Singapore, US, China, Thailand and Malaysia that culminated In its SS295 million exit. He is also the founder and CEO of FocusTech Ventures, a seed stage investment firm and approved technology incubator under the NRF-IDMPO’ s iJAM Reload Scheme, primarily focusing on opportunities around enterprise web, mobile and hardware/internet of things. As an entrepreneur and active angel Investor, Kelvin currently serves on the board of several technology startups and traditional businesses. Passionate about hardware, Kelvin went on to co-found OneMakers Group that aims to develop the regional maker ecosystem. Kelvin holds a BA degree from the National University of Singapore and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Nanyang Business School.

Christophe Pennetier

Partner of Schoolab

Christophe Pennetier

Partner of Schoolab

Christophe is a PhD candidate In Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD Singapore, he is a researcher, a teacher, a strategic advisor, and an entrepreneur. He conducts research on the dynamics of innovation, in particular on identifying the effects of very specific moments in the life of companies: transitions. His personal mission is to THINK deeply, MAKE things happen, and INSPIRE others.

Aymerik Renard

Director of Western Digital Capital

Aymerik Renard

Director of Western Digital Capital

Aymerik Renard leads Western Digital Corporation’s start-up investment activities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Aymerik has over 22 years of business development and venture capital experience, investing in start-ups involved in consumer, enterprise, and carrier technologies spanning hardware, software, and services. Aymerik has had exits via Nasdaq and NYSE IPOs as well as acquisitions by Cisco, Yahoo, Microsoft, Sun, Oracle, IBM, Ericsson, and SAP, among others. Aymerik is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Stephen Su

General Director of Industrial Economics and Knowledge, Industrial Technology Research

Stephen Su

General Director of Industrial Economics and Knowledge, Industrial Technology Research

Stephen Su expertise in strategy, operations Improvement, organization change management, business process redesign, new product development and marketing, investment due diligence, manufacturing management.

Tom Strodtbeck

CEO Of Steodtbeck & Company Limited

Tom Strodtbeck

CEO Of Steodtbeck & Company Limited

Tom Strodtbeck is CEO of Strodtbeck & Company Limited, a UK-based Innovation and entrepreneurship consultancy. Over the past decade, Mr. Strodtbeck has partnered with governments in North America, Europe and Asia on entrepreneurial growth programmes. In addition, Mr. Strodtbeck has provided strategic support to large, international networks including the International Business Innovation Association and the Global Accelerator Network.

Arthur Shay

General Counsel of ASVDA

Arthur Shay

General Counsel of ASVDA

Mr. Shay specializes In E-commerce and Internet, Intellectual Property Rights, Mergers & Acquisitions, Telecommunications, Media and Information Technology. Mr. Shay's practice focuses on high tech industry transactions with an emphasis on International Intellectual property rights and regulatory issues arising under the various communications laws. His Intellectual Property practice Includes cross border investments involving technology transfer and licensing, joint ventures, anti-counterfeiting programs (including criminal prosecutions, law reform, and regulation advise), litigation and enforcement matters, as well as E-commerce and on-line trading Issues. He handles on an ongoing basis complex regulatory issues involving communications laws and regulations such as impact in-bound media and telecommunication infrastructure Investments. He is also active in legal advisory work including strategic planning, contract negotiation and dispute resolution. Among other things, his experience with leading international companies includes advising multinational telecom companies on corporate and regulatory issues in Taiwan including consortium building and bidding on GSM /PCS, liberalization regarding International submarine cable landing station, VOIP, and cellular phones and a full range of transactions including digital satellite TV, multiple cable system operators, Internet data centers, internet Portals, ASP, ICP in Taiwan involving start-up planning, private placements, Mergers and Acquisitions, contract negotiation and litigation.

Ryuta Takeda

Director of Global Bridge Laboratory, Leave a Nest

Ryuta Takeda

Director of Global Bridge Laboratory, Leave a Nest

After receiving Ph.D. from The Ohio State University (USA) as a molecular biologist, he jumped into a venture company In Japan, Leave a Nest. He managed Human Resource Development Div as a General Manager, and now he is the director of Global Bridge Laboratory for developing business in overseas. Especially, he is responsible for unique deep-tech seed acceleration program "TECH PLANTER" in 7 different countries. He also runs Leave a Nest America Inc., as President.

Andrew Tan

Managing Partner of TinkBig Venture

Andrew Tan

Managing Partner of TinkBig Venture

Andrew is a serial entrepreneur and the founding partner in TinkBig Venture where he is managing partner of the firm’ s investment and management team. He is also currently the CEO of CrowdPlus Asia, one of the 6 license holder for equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia that Is regulated by the Securities Commission of Malaysia. Prior to TinkBig, Andrew was chief business development officer and a financial-services Investor at Appshack Asia. While at Appshack, he led investments in seven startup deals with other co VC. Prior to that, Andrew was a private-equity investor where he regularly advised his limited Partners on private-equity deals and fund formation. Before that he successfully listed his company at the MESDAQ Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Securities Exchange where he learned the intricacies of the stock market.

T.H Tung

Chairman of Pegatron

T.H Tung

Chairman of Pegatron

Mr. T.H. Tung is currently the chairman of Taipei Computer Association and also the founder and chairman of Pegatron Group. Pegatron is a leading DMS (Design, Manufacturing and Service) company with extensive experience and proven capabilities in design innovations, product development, and vertical Integration and after-sale services. In addition to core assembly business, Pegatron also expands its Investment in metal casing, contact lenses, etc. at the group level. With Pegatron’s solid capabilities in product design and technology development, it remains at the forefront of electronic industry and successfully mastered the Industry trend. As of December 31st, 2016, there were 160,000 employees at Pegatron globally and the consolidated revenue of 2016 reached NT $ 1 trillion 157 billion 700 million.

Richard Tan

Chief Executive of Innospace

Richard Tan

Chief Executive of Innospace

Richard Tan has been providing talent solutions to enterprise and even international business connectivity within the community and also help build up technology platforms such as cloud computing and internet datacenter all over the world.

Anis Uzzaman

CEO, General Partner of Fenox Venture Capital

Anis Uzzaman

CEO, General Partner of Fenox Venture Capital

Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D is the General Partner and founding member of Fenox Venture Capital. He serves as the Chief Executive of the company, overlooking overall management and operations. As a leader of the IBM and Cadence Management Teams, Anis led numerous strategic investments in the software development, microelectronics, and e-commerce space. A serial entrepreneur in the retail and technological sectors, Anis provides mentorship in fundraising, operations, and exit strategy to entrepreneurs. Anis has invested in over 60 startups in the United States, Japan, and South East Asia. He holds a B.Eng. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, an M.S. in Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan. Anis is an honored guest speaker in international conferences, workshops and seminars, has published more than 30 technical papers, and is the author of the “Startup Bible".

David Weng

CFO of ASVDA

David Weng

CFO of ASVDA

David Weng is an angel investor with a track record of bringing start-up companies to successful IPOs, mergers and acquisitions. He has invested in about 80 early stage high technology companies. Some of the more notable successes include the Netscreen Technologies IPO and Its acquisition by Juniper Networks for US$4 billions in 2004, and Protego Networks’ acquisition by Cisco Systems. Prior to his Investment projects, David served as Software Engineering Director at Cisco Systems and at Hewlett-Packard before that. Mr. Weng has over 20 years of experience in software engineering and Internet Technologies. He is President of the Silicon Valley Taiwan Angels Group and on the board of the San Jose State University Tower Foundation as David received his M.S. in Computer Science Engineering from San Jose State University in 1983. Asia Silicon Valley Development initiative, which aims to make Taiwan a hub for internet-based innovation and entrepreneurship in Asia, is a major component of Taiwan's economic reform agenda. Mr. Weng is one of the architects of Asia Silicon Valley Development Initiative and serves as the Chief Investment Officer.

Qing Wu

Senior Economist of Google

Qing Wu

Senior Economist of Google

Dr. Qing Wu joined Google in 2006 and worked on a wide range of analytic projects that include forecasting, Impact of macro-economics, auction and bidding, price optimization, user and advertiser behaviour, causal inferences, etc. He collaborates with many teams across the company and provides insights and algorithmic supports for product, engineering, operations, sales and finance. He monitors Google query and revenue closely and coined up the original phrase "Google as the barometer of the world". In the past few years, he has been a frequent speaker in industry conferences on big data, uncovering economic and consumer insights from search trends and other topics. Prior to Google, he served as a lead scientist in supply and demand chain management for firms such as SAP, Manhattan Associates, and GAP. Qing Wu received a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Management from Stanford University. He also received a master of Applied Mathematics from University of Kansas.

Tsung-Ching Wu

CTO of ASVDA

Tsung-Ching Wu

CTO of ASVDA

T.C Wu Is a Corporate Executive and Technical Professional in Semiconductor Industry for more than 35 years. He held a BSEE degree from the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, a MSES degree from the State University of New York in Stony Brook, New York, USA and a Ph.D. degree In EE from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. After got his Ph.D. degree in March 1981, T.C. started his career in the Silicon Valley focusing on R&D In semiconductor devices and technologies. He first joined Philips Research Labs in Sunnyvale, California as a Technical Staff and later joined SEEQ Technology in San Jose, California as Technology Development Manager. In December 1984, T.C. and two other executives of SEEQ Technology started Atmel Corporation (listed in NESDAQ symbol ATML). He has been in Atmel for more than 31 years.

Jerry Yang

General Partner of Hardware Club

Jerry Yang

General Partner of Hardware Club

Jerry Is General Partner of the Hardware Club, a private community for global hardware entrepreneurs that has gathered 160 exciting hardware startups from 30 different countries, Including Misfit Wearables, Thync, Prynt, Click & Grow, Reach Robotics, etc. The Hardware Club provides capital Investments as well as manufacturing and retail resources to its member startups, for which it has partnered with prestigious EMS firms (Foxconn, Pegatron, Flex, Jabil, Quanta, Compal, etc) and retailers (Amazon, Best Buy, Brookstone, Target, Media Saturn, Citadium, etc).

Karen Yu

Legislators of R.O.C

Karen Yu

Legislators of R.O.C

Yu wan-Ju (Karen) is a Taiwanese politician currently serving as a legislator. She was nominated by the DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) to be a candidate in the 2016 legislative election and was elected as a legislator-at-large-seat; Yu was assigned to the Finance Committee, and speak up for startups, young entrepreneurs and social enterprises in Taiwan. Yu is an outstanding model for young entrepreneurs because she started as a female social entrepreneur and then became a legislator. She founded her own business Okogreen, which is the first fairtrade company in 2008 and brought social impact to the society, which led her company, Okogreen won many prizes. In 2015, Yu started to run the first Social Enterprise Hub in Taiwan to further accelerate the growth of SEs.

Kevin Yu

Founder of Taiwan Accelerator

Kevin Yu

Founder of Taiwan Accelerator

As a serial entrepreneur, Kevin began his first business at 23, and has raised a total of USD240 million for his own companies and other startups. He is the co-founder of MZ Group, helping more than 500 companies in 11 countries with public listing and investor relations management. Founded by Kevin In 2015, IRTC has already trained more than 300 CEOs / CFOs / IROs, assisting public companies in creating shareholder value and enhancing international competitiveness.

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Taipei World trade Center, Exhibition Hall 3 No. 6, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110

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