CAST-GNY 2016 Annual Convention


US-China Forum on “Technology – Finance – Entrepreneurship”
Midtown Manhattan, October 9th, 2016



On behalf of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology USA (CAST-USA) – Greater New York Chapter (CAST-GNY), we cordially invite you to attend CAST-GNY’s 2016 annual convention – US-China Forum on “Technology – Finance – Entrepreneurship”, to be held in Manhattan, New York on October 9th.

Our 2016 annual convention will focus on “Technology – Finance – Entrepreneurship”. Leading university scholars, industrial practitioners, and government officials from both US and China will share their insights and engage in thoughtful discussions on these topics that will have a profound impact on the society.


Preliminary Agenda


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Opening Remarks


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    Dr. Zhixiong Chen President, CAST-USA

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    Dr. Charles Shen President, CAST-GNY

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    Dr. Grace Shu US Public Health Service Advisor, Senior Advisor of CAST-GNY

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    Dr. Jijun Xing Science and Technology Counselor, Consulate General of China in New York

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    Mr. Jun Liu Science and Technology Counselor, China Mission to the United Nations

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  • 10:30 AM – Keynote Speech

    Ms. Anla Cheng Founder and CEO, SupChina; Senior Partner, Sino-Century

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Panels

11 AM – Finance Panel – Chair: Charles Li


  • Mr. Shanquan Li

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    Senior Vice President and Fund Manager, Oppenheimer Funds

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    Mr. Shanquan Li

    Senior Vice President and Fund Manager in Oppenheimer Funds since 1995. Mr. Li managed Oppenheimer Gold and Special Mineral Fund, one of the few major players in the gold industry worldwide. His fund has been named the best fund in the 5-years category, twice. Mr. Li was one of the few Chinese fund managers as earliest practitioners at Wall Street. He started with Acadian Asset Management as an analyst in 1990. Mr. Li graduated from Brandeis University with MA degree in 1989, BA degree from People’s University of China in 1982.

  • Dr. Eugene Youyu Xu

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    Co-Founder, Head of Investing Technology at Libremax Capital

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    Dr. Eugene Youyu Xu

    Co-Founder, Founding Partner, and Head of Investing Technology at LibreMax Capital, LLC, and was previously the Chief Risk Officer. Prior to this, he served as a Managing Director in ABS Trading at Deutsche Bank. Dr. Xu started his career at the firm in March 2000, first as the Head of the firm's residential real estate asset backed securities research. Dr. Xu holds a B.Sc. degree, a M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Fudan University in China, and holds a Ph.D. from UCLA.

  • Mr. Jerry Jinlong Wang

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    CEO and Co-founder, Haitou Capital

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    Mr. Jerry Jinlong Wang

    Founder and CEO of Haitou Capital, one of largest investment platforms between China and the U.S. Haitou Capital managed investments in companies such as Uber, Didi, and Qihoo360 privatization. Haitou Capital also invests in global real estate, energy, and fintech. Previously as Investment Manager at University of Notre Dame, Jerry managed a portfolio of global private equity with total commitments of over $1 billion. Jerry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Tsinghua University. He is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.

1:30 PM – Technology Panel – Chair: Fred Yan


  • Dr. Bowen Zhou

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    Chief Scientist of Watson Group at IBM's Watson Research Center

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    Dr. Bowen Zhou

    Currently the Chief Scientist of the Watson Group at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center. He leads IBM's research efforts around statistical learning techniques to make algorithmic advancements. He also leads the development of cloud service. He has 80+ publications in the fields of speech recognition, machine translation, deep learning and question answering. He has also received the Best of IBM award in 2015. He has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • Dr. Kevin Shaohua Zhou

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    Principal Key Expert of Image Analysis at Siemens

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    Dr. Kevin Shaohua Zhou

    Currently a Principal Key Expert of Image Analysis at Siemens Healthcare Technology, developing solutions for medical and industrial imaging products. He researches computer vision and machine learning and their applications to medical image recognition and parsing, face recognition, etc. Dr. Zhou has published over 150 book chapters, and registered over 250 patents and inventions. Dr. Zhou has won awards including Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award 2013, and Siemens Inventor of the Year 2014.

  • Dr. Yingli Tian

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    Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the City College of New York

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    Dr. Yingli Tian

    Dr. Yingli Tian is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the City College of New York. She received her PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was one of the inventors of the IBM Smart Surveillance Solutions (SSS). She received several IBM Invention Achievement Awards. Dr. Tian has published more than 180 papers and holds 26 patents. Her current research focuses on computer vision problems, from assistive technology, to human identification, facial expression analysis, and video surveillance.

2:30 PM – Startup New York Panel – Chair: Fanyu Lin


  • Dr. Joseph Barba

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    Director of Student Entrepreneurship at the City College of New York

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    Dr. Joseph Barba

    Dr. Joseph Barba is professor of Electrical Engineering at the City College of New York. He is the founding dean of the Grove School of Engineering. During his tenure as dean he spearheaded the development of the Grove School of Engineering student entrepreneurship program leading. He also spearheaded the IN2NYC program with the New York Economic Development Corporation. He currently serves as the Director of Student Entrepreneurship at the City College and also serves as Director of the STEM Institute.

  • Mr. Peter F. Asaad, Esq.

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    Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP, Special Counsel to New York City District Office

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    Mr. Peter F. Asaad, Esq.

    Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP. Mr. Asaad has been recognized by the American Bar Association “as one of the nation’s leading litigators” in the field of immigration law. Mr. Asaad is extremely knowledgeable in matters involving foreign entrepreneurs. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University, Washington College of Law. In partnership with CUNY, he developed and launched IN2NYC, the first municipal visa program in the nation designed to help international entrepreneurs create jobs in the United States.

  • Ms. Man-Li Kuo Lin

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    Economic Development Specialist and District International Trade Officer at SBA NYDO

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    Ms. Man-Li Kuo Lin

    Economic Development Specialist and District International Trade Officer at the U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office marketing team. She has also served in district roles such as Small Business Development Center Officer. She established the Asian Job Service Employer Committee which was affiliated with the U.S. Department of Labor to help educate Asian businesses and help bridge the gaps between Chinese-American businesses and the government. In addition, She is the author of several books.

4 PM – Startup Contest – Chair: June Huang

Judges:


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    Dr. Henry Shi CEO, Redstone Venture Capital

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    Mr. Howard Chen CEO, GMBP Investment Club

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    Ms. Coco Kee CEO, Kee Global Advisors

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    Mr. Jerry Wang CEO, Haitou Capital

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    Dr. He Huang Co-Founder, CHLYS Capital

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    Mr. Jingyuan Wang CEO, NewDo Venture Capital

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    Mr. Yuanxin Zhang CEO, Tsing Ventures

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    Mr. Yong Guo Vice President, CAST-GNY

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    Mr. Yudong Hou Co-Founder, Eastern Link Capital

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    Dr. Guangcun Shan, Professor, Beihang University

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    Mr. Yanping Hu Co-Founder, Future Labs

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    Mr. Hua Zhang CEO, Shanrong New Energy

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    Mr. Yunfei Ma Director of VCIC in East Asia Area


5 PM – Investor and Entrepreneur Dialog – Chair: June Huang


  • Dr. Henry Shi

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    Chairman and Managing Partner of Redstone Venture Capital

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    Dr. Henry Shi

    As one of “Top 100 Technology Investors in China” in 2014 and 2015, he made prospectively quite a few well known investments. He was a successful entrepreneur in the Internet and cell phone industry. He is founder of Redstone Capital, one of “Top 60 Best Technology VC Firms in China”. He was CEO of China’s earliest CDMA cell-phone company. He co-founded a cloud service company and sold it to Paul Allen’s public company and represented Bell Labs to contribute to world telecom standards. He was president of CAST-USA and Senior Technology Advisor to United Nations.

  • Mr. Howard Chen

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    Founder and CEO, GMBP Investment Club

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    Mr. Howard Chen

    Howard Chen, Founder and CEO of GMBP Investment Club and GMBP Capital, is a top-notch U.S. asset manager and professional investor. Howard is a special term professor in Shanghai EE Center at USTC and successfully founded a variety of companies in both U.S. and China. He also provides professional and high-level quantitative investment strategies for many private equity companies. Howard is the live host of Warrant Buffett Shareholders Meeting and is the entrepreneurial mentor for many incubators.

  • Mr. Jingyuan Wang

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    Founder and CEO, NewDo Venture Capital

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    Mr. Jingyuan Wang

    Jingyuan was a Silver Scholar from Yale University, and has also been identified as one of the 15 Harvard Young Leaders of the year. Wang started up quite a few businesses in different industries, such as ZWZ, Yicun International, Topline International, Crave Mad for Chicken, etc. Wang has also helped many Chinese companies expand their markets in States. He planned and founded NewDo Venture in July, 2015. During the past year, NewDo venture has attracted more than 50 investment partners and more than 40 top tier advisors.

  • Ms. Coco Kee

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    Co-Founder and Managing Partner, KGA

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    Ms. Coco Kee

    Ms. Kee is one of the founding members and Managing Partner of Kee Global Advisors (KGA). Prior to KGA, she had more than 10 years’ experience helping Fortune 500 companies and SMEs with China market entry, business development and government relationships. While in China, she also acted as Chief Representative of a U.S. company's China operations between 1996-1999. She is well recognized for her acute insight into business opportunities and outstanding cross-culture business negotiation and management expertise.

  • Mr. Niran Shrestha

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    CEO of onTarget

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    Mr. Niran Shrestha

    Niran is the CEO of onTarget with 14+ years construction industry experience including architecture, technology strategy, and various aspects of management with United Nations, MTA Capital Construction, and Parsons Brinckerhoff. onTarget funded by top Silicon Valley and NYC investors, provides visual analytics solutions for the construction industry, has been winning new customers every month. OnTarget ensures delivery of construction projects on time and on budget.

  • Ms. Chiu-Ti Jansen

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    Founder of China Happenings™, TV Presenter, and lifestyle magazine publisher.

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    Ms. Chiu-Ti Jansen

    Prior to founding China Happenings™, Ms. Jansen was a New York-based corporate partner of Sidley Austin LLP. She had extensive experiences in advising startups on company formation, venture capital fund-raising and initial public offering. Ms. Jansen hosts TV presentations on fashion and style for Phoenix TV, Phoenix Fashion, and writes a style column titled New York In Style for the Financial Times’ Chinese edition. China Mobile is distributing a digital version.

Organizing Committee


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Volunteers


Ms. Jessica Pan, Ms. Heyixiao Liu, Ms. Joanna Hu, Ms. Ran Zhang, Ms. Sophie Bairong Zhang, Ms. Yajun Li, Ms. Jiaqi Zhou, Ms. Ziling Wan, Mr. Dan Hu, Ms. Hanyue Luo, Ms. Wenjing Li, Mr. Hang Ji, Ms. Qiaoyi Si, Mr. Jun Yang, Ms. Xiao Wang, Mr. Haoyang Sun, Mr. Shenlun Wang, Mr. Rex Zhou, Mr. Liang Yang, Ms. Yijiao Li, Ms. Jing Huang, Ms. Yiwen Cai, Ms. Qiuhua Wu, Ms. Xi Jing


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