July 19 & 20, 2017


Santa Clara Convention Center, CA

Welcome to Silicon Valley Future Forum 2017


Software is eating the world, and artificial intelligence (AI) is eating software.


As AI pushes forward intelligent assistants to almost every aspect of our life, every company and innovator wants to be ready for its disruptive impact; and AI is surging in an unprecedented trend with the positioning of AI by venture capital and entrepreneurial innovations as next unclaimed treasure. If you’re wondering AI & investment booming, lessen what Silicon Valley elites are talking and look where the tech giants like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Intel are putting their money.


We’ll be exploring it over two intensive days at 2017 Silicon Valley Future Forum on Artificial Intelligence & Investment (SVFF 2017) that presents leading voices from AI ground over speeches, expos, and demos with focus on Deep Learning, Autonomous Driving, Big Data, IOT, FinTech and Investment.


Welcome to join this must attend event for investors, founders, scientists, engineers, students and other professionals. 1000+ attendees will come together to spark new partnerships and collaborations! We see a great potential of the forum to be a door opener for future, and expect the beauty to come out of it.



Last, I would like to thank all of our friends, partners and sponsors who helped make this great opportunity come alive.



Daniel Zhong, Ph.D.

Chairman, Silicon Valley Future Forum

General Partner, TopLine Capital

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Lectures. Networking. Workshops. Projects.

OVER 1000


(EXPO  9:00AM - 5:30PM)

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Registration and Networking 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remark

9:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Keynote Speech

9:00-9:15           Shen Qi, Sr. Partner, Fortune Capital

9:15-10:00         Xuedong Huang, Technical Fellow, Microsoft AI & Research

10:00-10:25       Demetri Terzopoulos, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UCLA

10:30 AM - 12:45 PM 

Artificial Intelligence Technology ​

10:30-11:00        [Panel Discussion] Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

                           Lukasz Kaiser, Senior Research Scientist, Google & Charge de Recherche, CNRS 

                           Keenon Werling, Co-founder & CEO, Eloquent Labs

                           Anil Earla, Head, Info & Data Analytics, Visa

                           Wei Luo, Founding COO,

                           Eros Marcello, UX Writer - Artificial Intelligence, Samsung

                           Moderator:Murray Newlands, Contributor, Forbes

11:00-11:15       JeanCarl Bisson, Worldwide Developer Advocate, IBM

11:15-11:30       Xiaowei Ding, CEO, VoxelCloud

11:30-11:45       Anuj Gupta, Co-founder, Civil Maps

11:45-12:00       Mel Torrie, CEO, Autonomous Solutions

12:00-12:15       Jianxiong Xiao, Founder & CEO, AutoX

12:15-12:30       Modar JR Alaoui, CEO, Eyeris      

12:30-12:45       Sixiang He, GM, Fortune Capital

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break 

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

Keynote Speech 2

13:30-13:50        Jun Wu, GP, Amino Capital / Former VP & Data Scientist, Tencent

13:50-14:10        Anima Anandkumar, Principal Scientist, Amazon Web Services

14:10-14:30        Michael Li, Head of Analytics, Data, LinkedIn

14:30-14:45        Adam Kell, Investment Partner, Comet Labs / Forbes 30 Under 30, “Why AI Startups Need More Than VC Dollars”

14:45-15:00        James Cham, Partner, Bloomberg Beta

3:00 PM - 6:05 PM 

Data-generating Technology

15:00-15:35        [ Panel Discussion ] Big Data & AI

                           Kaycee Lai, President & COO, Waterline Data

                           Sudhir Wadhwa, CTO, Viridis

                           Masoud Nikravesh, Chief Data Science Officer, CEO & Co-Founder, DeepPhenome

                           Jisheng Wang, Senior Director of Data Science, Aruba/HPE

                           Moderator: John Manners, Writer, Tech Crunch



15:55-16:30         [ Panel Discussion ] Cloud, IoT and Smart City

                            Zining Wu, Former CTO at Marvell Semiconductor

                            Alex Derafshan, Data & IoT Evangelist, Microsoft Azure

                            Shashi Senger, CSO, N3N

                            Jeanine Swatton Jue, Head of Developer Experience, Samsung ARTIK Cloud for IoT

                            Moderator: Dave Nielsen, Co-founder of CloudCamp & Technical Program Manager at Intel


16:30-17:05        [ Panel Discussion ] Future of BlockChain

                            Herman Liu, Managing Partner, Andra Capital/Founding Partner, Arbor Ventures

                            George Li, Co-founder & CEO, WeTrust

                            Benedict Chan, Director of Engineering, BitGo

                            Moderator: Grant Fondo, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP


17:05-18:05        JeanCarl Bisson, Worldwide Developer Advocate - Developer Ecosystem & Startups, IBM,

                           “Developing Solutions Powered by Insights in the Cognitive Era”

5:30PM - 7:00PM 

Cocktail Networking 


(EXPO 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

8:30AM - 9:00AM

Registration and Networking 

9:00AM - 9:25AM

Keynote Speech 3 

9:00-9:25        Steve Westly, Founding Partner, Westly Group     

9:25AM - 10:10AM

AI & Investment

9:25-9:40          Allan Young, GP, TopLine Capital & Founder, Runway Incubator

9:40-9:55          Pingrong Yu, GP, SV Tech Ventures          

9:55-10:10        Dan Feld, Head of Developer Relations Startup & VC Programs, Google

10:10AM - 11:10AM 

Project Demo 1 

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 

Keynote Speech 4 

C-C Jay Kuo, Fellow of AAAS, IEEE & ISOE / Director of Multimedia Communications Lab & Dean’s Prof in EE Systems, University of Southern California

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM 

Special Talk

Rodney Malpert, Managing Partner, Fragomen Worldwide, “The Challenge Of Cross Border Investment: Global Talents Landing InThe US”

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM 

Lunch Break 

1:30 PM - 2:35 PM 

Practical Implication


13:30-13:50       Dave Nielsen, Co-founder of CloudCamp & Technical Program Manager at Intel

13:50-14:05       Dongliang Ge, Founder & CEO, Apostle

14:05-14:20       Keith Spears, President, First Capital

14:20-14:35       Raymond Yang, Founder, WestSummit Capital

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Investment opportunity  

14:45-15:30      [ Panel Discussion ]                         

                          Jim Disanto, GP, Motus Ventures, “Big-data, Robotics & AI Investment”

                          Claire Chang, Co-founder & Managing Director, Ignite XL

                          Helen Liang, Managing Partner, FoundersX Ventures

                          Jon M Thomas, VP, Woodside Capital Partners       

                          Moderator:Howie Xu, Partner, Genesis Capital

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

Project Demo 2 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

AliCloud / Alibaba 


Silicon Valley Future Forum 



ZJ Future

Iverest I-Connect 

Amino Capital

TopLine Capital 

SV Tech Ventures

Andra Capital



Comet Labs

Western US Alumni Association of CKGSB

North California Alumni Association of Zhejiang University

North California Alumni Association of Tsinghua University

North California Alumni Association of Jiaotong University



Fortune Capital, Zhisland Capital, Eudel Capital, THG Ventures, Pre-IPO Capital

China Invest Capital, Israel Vadi Ventures

WestSummit Capital, Danhua Capital, Mayfield Fund, Garage Technology Ventures, Tsingyuan Venture



Runway Incubator, RocketSpace, GSV labs, Plug & Play Tech Center, Galvanize, Boost VC, Ufrate, German Accelerator, Founders Space



The Investment Association of China, IAC

Chinese Association for Science and Technology, SVCTBA

National Chekiang University Alumni Association in North America, CloudCamp



Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, Intel, Alibaba, BlueFocus, Trustlook, We Career


HCTV, TechCrunch, SINA Finance, NetEase Technology, Chinese Technology


Google, Fragomen Worldwide

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