• 2019/1/8

美西玉山協會活動公告 MJ News and Alliance Upcoming Events




MJ News and Alliance Upcoming Events


Jan 14, "Special Forum: Emerging Opportunities for US and Taiwan High-tech Industry
All year, "2018-2019 Mentorship Program
[Article] MJ Tien's Forum: Leadership Lessons for Career Success by Maggie Li 
[Read] Global Monte Jade Newsletter (Dec, 2018) 
Jan 9, "Toward Digital Cities: Perspectives from CIOs of Silicon Valley"
Jan 10, "CIE/SF High School Student Scholarship Award 2019 Application Deadline" 
Jan 14, "Taiwan Pitch Night" 
Jan 15, "Innovation Without Borders: Building Bridges Between Silicon Valley and the World" 
Jan 16, "2019 Technology Trends and Predictions" 
Jan 17, "Connect with Companies: Bay Area Tech Job Fair" 
Jan 22, "HOT FROM CES! Tech Trends in 2019" 
Jan 22, "Young Entrepreneurs – World-Changers" 
Jan 23, "Career Development and Entrepreneurship: Soft Skill Seminar" 
Jan 24, "IEEE Consumer Electronics Society CES Download 2019" 
Jan 30, "Critical Thinking Skills Applied in Current Events Analysis" 
Feb 13, "SCU Students' Projects on IoT" 
Feb 22, 2019, "Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Awards Nomination Deadline 
All year, CIE 2018 Bay Area Internship Information
All year, "Taipei-Taiwan Nankang Incubation Center Welcomes Silicon Valley Startups


January 14, 2019

"Special Forum: Emerging Opportunities for US and Taiwan High-tech Industry"

Host: Deloitte, Taiwania Capital, CTBC 
Co-organizers: ITRI International, Monte Jade West, TAITA
Venue: Garden Court Hotel (520 Power Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Time: 12:30-4:30PM
Registration: here. Free. Lunch will be served. 
Who Should Attend: C-Level Executives, General Manger, Sale Heads of tech companies 
Janet Tsai at janetsai@deloitte.com.tw; (02)2725-9988 Ext.3555 
Shareen Hsiao at shsiao@deloitte.com.tw; (02)2725-9988 Ext.2672 

The global supply chain faces the reshuffle challenge under the trade war; Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, fintech, biotechnology set off the fourth industrial revolution; we see great cooperative opportunities between Taiwan and the United States high-tech industry.  

Agenda and more Information: here 

Now, 2018

"2018-2019 Mentorship Program"

Host: Monte Jade Asian American 2018-2019 Mentorship Program
Contact: mjaamentorshipprogram@gmail.com

The Monte Jade Asian American 2018-2019 Mentorship Program is designed to help early to mid career Asian professionals achieve career advancement or pursue entrepreneurial ambitions. This 8-month program includes workshops top develop executive level leadership and communication skills, as well as small group mentoring by an executive mentor who will provide guidance on your individual challenges and work with you to plan a path to success in a trusted environment.

Many of our executive mentors broke the ‘bamboo ceiling’ very early in their careers. Their experiences are invaluable and can also address the appropriate strategies, mindsets and behaviors to break down any barriers that one may encounter from diversity and inclusion challenges, misaligned expectations or even subtle cultural differences influence in one’s career development.

More Information: here 

January 8, 2019

"Monthly Pitch & Planning Meeting"

Host: VLAB
Location: Sheppard Mullin, 379 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA
Time: 7:00-9:00PM
Registration: Please RSVP on Meetup.

You are warmly invited to join us for our monthly planning meetings. At these meetings, we interactively discuss and plan for upcoming events and brainstorm about the types of new cutting-edge technologies, trends, and emerging companies on the horizon.

-Hear about events currently being planned.
-Share your ideas for future VLAB events.
-Pitch new topics for discussion.
-Learn more about the VLAB community.
-Grab a slice of free pizza.

VLAB provides an excellent opportunity to be on the leading edge of new innovations and technologies long before they hit the mainstream market.

Our planning meetings are open to anyone with the passion for emerging business and technology. We would love to have you join us.

More Information: here 

January 9, 2019

"Toward Digital Cities: Perspectives from CIOs of Silicon Valley"

Host: Comsoc SCV
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara, CA 95052 
Time: 6:30-8:45PM
Registration: Please check on the website

6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

More Information: here 

January 10, 2019

"CIE/SF High School Student Scholarship Award 2019 Application Deadline"

Host: CIE
Contact: TC Yang at tcyang005@gmail.com
The deadline for the application is January 10th, 2019.  
For 12th grade student, please send in your application ASAP for possible early decision. 

Chinese Institute of Engineers, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CIE/USA-SF) is now accepting applications for the Scholarship Award. The scholarship award winners will be awarded US $200 dollars and a granted CIE scholarship certificate, presented at the CIE/USA-SF Annual Conference in Santa Clara Convention Center on 2/23, 2019.

Being the oldest Chinese engineering and science society in North America, and following a long-standing tradition of pursuing excellence, CIE/USA-SF has established this award program to recognize and encourage the outstanding high school students of its members. The selection criteria will be based on an overall accomplishment of applicants' academic performance, extracurricular activities achievement and the participation in community services. Each award winner will receive a Certificate of Merit and a check of two hundred dollars and shall need to attend the CIE/SF Annual Conference to receive it.

All applicants must meet the following qualifications:
-A CIE/USA-SF member's children
-Currently a Junior or Senior (11th or 12th grade) in high school 
-Has never received the award from the CIE/SF Chapter before
-Must be able to attend the ceremony to receive this award

All applicants must submit the following documents in soft copies:
-A completed application form (download template).
-A passport type personal photo (to be published in the CIE/USA-SF 2019 annual conference proceedings) 
-A high school Transcript
-A personal essay (no more than 250 words) which includes information such as: honors and awards received, offices of student organizations held, extracurricular activities, community service involved, volunteer work experiences, etc.
-An information page (use the template on next page)
(For Non-CIE/SF members only) Join membership online from HERE.     

More Information: here 

January 14, 2019

"Taiwan Pitch Night"

Organizer: Silicon Valley Forum
Advisor: MOST (Ministry of Science and Technolgy)
Location: HanaHaus, 456 University Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
Time: 6:00-10:00PM
Registration: here. Free. 

Meet 15 exciting startups from Taiwan, arriving right from 2019 CES Eureka Park! At Taiwan Pitch Night, you’ll see pitches from fifteen up-and-coming startups from CES 2019; you’ll also network with representatives from Taiwan’s technology ecosystem, explore future business opportunities, and learn more about resources offered by the Taiwan government. Whether you are an investor/VC, an entrepreneur, industry professional, or are simply interested in learning more about Taiwan’s tech ecosystem, Taiwan Pitch Night is a fantastic opportunity to expand your network and discover new business opportunities. This event is free and it will get sold out soon – get tickets now!

subject to change
6:00 pm Registration and Networking
6:30 pm Welcoming remarks and Startup Judge Introductions
6:45 pm Pitch Session 1 (3 min pitch + 3 min Q&A)
7:30 pm Networking break
7:45 pm Pitch Session 2 (3 min pitch + 3 min Q&A)
8:30 pm Break
8:45 pm Winner announcement and Closing remarks
9:00 pm Event concludes 

Flyer: here 
More Information: here 

January 15, 2019

"Innovation Without Borders: Building Bridges Between Silicon Valley and the World"

Organizer: Silicon Valley Forum
Advisor: MOST (Ministry of Science and Technolgy)
Location: Omni Hotel, 500 California St San Francisco, CA 94104
Time: 5:30-8:30PM
-Denyse Cardozo, CEO, Silicon Valley Forum
-Deputy Minister Yu-Chin Hsu, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
-Lewis Chen, Deputy General Director, ITRI
-Heonsoo Rhee, President, Korea Innovation Center (KIC)
-Gro Dyrnes, Chair, Nordic Innovation House
-Xavier Wartelle, CEO, French Tech Hub
-Shinnosuke Kameyama, Chief Representative, NEDO Silicon Valley 
Startup Judges:
-Chihyu “Wretch” Chien, Principal, AME Cloud Ventures
-Luigi Congedo, Principal, Bootstrap Labs 
Registration: here. Free. 

Are you interested in learning more about the ecosystems in Silicon Valley supporting international startups? How do these startups navigate Silicon Valley? What resources are at their disposal? What new international startups are out there? This event, sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology, aims to bring to light the international startup scene in Silicon Valley. Plus, we will hear pitches from eight exciting international startups. Tickets are free and this event may sell out – sign up now!

subject to change
5:30-6:00 PM        Registration & Networking
6:00-6:05 PM        Welcome Remarks
6:05-6:10 PM        Introduction of Keynote Speaker
6:10-6:30 PM        Keynote Speech
6:30-7:10 PM        Panel Discussion: Building Bi-Lateral Entrepreneurship Collaboration: How Organizations are Creating Entrepreneurship Platforms to Accelerate Startup Growth
7:10-8:00 PM        Pitch Demo
8:00-8:10 PM        Pitch results announced – winner goes to Taiwan!
8:10-9:00 PM        Networking and Drinks

Event flyer: here 
More Information: here 

January 16, 2019

"2019 Technology Trends and Predictions"

Host: CIE
Location: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM (Registration starts at 6:30PM)
Speaker: Dr. William Kao 
Registration: Please check on the website

Talk Abstract: It is the beginning of another year, 2019!
What are the technology trends that will dominate, and what are some of the technology predictions for 2019?

In this two hour seminar talk, Dr. William Kao will report on what the tech industry is predicting for 2019. This seminar will cover what major institutions such as Gartner, Forbes, Forrester Research, International Data Group are saying about this year: trends and some predictions for the year.

Some of the topics to be discussed will  include  AI and Machine Learning, IoT, AR/VR, Augmented Data Analytics,  Quantum Computing, Robotics, 5G, Blockchain, Digital Assistants, Self Driving Vehicles, Cyber Security, etc.

More Information: here 

January 17, 2019

"Connect with Companies: Bay Area Tech Job Fair"

Host: CSPA
Location: TBA
Time: 5:30-8:30PM
Registration: here. Free. REGISTRATION is required. RSVP IS NOT REGISTRATION.

We’re building a supportive community where talented developers can connect with innovative companies that are hiring.

Here's our schedule:
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Networking over drinks and appetizers
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Company presentations + Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 pm: Conversation between developers and companies

More Information: here 

January 22, 2019

"HOT FROM CES! Tech Trends in 2019"

Host: AAMA
Location: Samsung Research America, SRA Auditorium, Mountain View, CA 94043
Time: 4:30-7:00PM
Registration: here. $35
For sponsorships and volunteer opportunities, please email to hello@aamasv.com 

Kick off 2019 getting the inside scoop on the hottest tech gadgets and latest emerging tech trends. Join us on January 22 where we’ll hear expert insights and takeaways fresh from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where the crème de la crème of tech come to witness the debut of some of the smartest tech innovations in the world. From 5G and Internet of Things to augmented reality and self-driving cars, CES is the global event of the year. What are potential disruptions in 2019 and which technologies will transform the business landscape in Silicon Valley?

Primed and ready from CES, our panel of speakers will share their predictions on the most impactful technology trends in the coming year. Will 2019 be the year that . . .
-folding smartphones go mainstream?
-voice control and smart speakers change daily routines?
-sensors outnumber power outlets in the average home?
-frontier tech revolutionizes the B2B space?
-digital health disruptors break through the red tape and regulations?
-self-driving cars finally prove to be safe?

Find out on January 22 and gain VIP access to industry leaders! Our expert panel will be here to share, challenge, and bring these discussions to new levels. Don’t miss the lively conversation. Network with some of the most brilliant minds and forward-thinking innovators in tech!

4:30pm: Registration
5:00pm: Welcome Remarks
5:10pm: Keynote Presentation
5:45pm: VC Panel Discussion
6:45pm: Networking
7:00pm: Closing

More Information: here 

January 22, 2019

"Young Entrepreneurs – World-Changers"

Host: VLAB
Location: Stanford Faculty Club, Stanford University, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Time: 6:00-8:30PM (Reception: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Panel Discussion: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
Moderator: Jeremiah Owyang, Industry Analyst and Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights 
-Andrew Scheuermann, CEO and Co-Founder, Arch Systems
-Gabriel Otte, CEO and Co-Founder, Freenome
-Bá Minuzzi, Co-Founder and General Partner, Babel Ventures 
Registration: here. $0-$55
Looking for  young entrepreneurs who are under 30 years old to talk about their passion in building their company (if interested, contact Sean Wang at swang2020@gmail.com

The opportunity to change the world may be greater today than any other time in history, and young entrepreneurs are leading the charge. This passion to make the world a better place is driving a new generation of entrepreneurs, disrupting industries and established norms along the way. These entrepreneurs are not afraid of breaking rules and frequently adopt an unconventional approach to realize their goals.

More and more young people are choosing to embrace the challenge of entrepreneurship instead of becoming a cog in the wheel of a big corporation. A powerful combination of boundless curiosity, technological prowess, and the desire to create a better future is empowering these entrepreneurs to chase their dreams, often in the face of insurmountable odds. Any business — even one with designs on changing the world — will need to overcome numerous challenges and hurdles on the road to success.

-How can entrepreneurs build a path from idea to profitability?
-What are the trade-offs between dreams and reality, if any?
-What are the new technologies and markets that inspire young entrepreneurs?

Join us on January 22 to discover how young startup founders are making a difference and helping prove that success is possible at any age.

More Information: here 

January 23, 2019

"Career Development and Entrepreneurship: Soft Skill Seminar"

Co-host: CIE USA   
Location: ITRI International Inc., 2870 Zanker Road, #140, San Jose, CA 95134 
Time: 6:30-9:00PM
-Dr. Elaine Ping Wang, Vice President at CAISS and TDG Technology North America Inc
Topic 1: "The Arts of Negotiation" 
-Mr. Michael Chojnacki, President of Aikiway Professional Development
Topic 2: "Reducing Stress in the Workplace"
Registration: Please check on the webiste

More Information: here

January 24, 2019

"IEEE Consumer Electronics Society CES Download 2019"

Host: IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
Location: NVIDIA Marco Polo, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara (See map photo)
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
-Joseph Wei - Venture Partner, Skychee Ventures: Startups, Wearablesand IoT for Consumers
-Tom Coughlin - President Coughlin Associates: Storage Devices and Technologies 
Registration: here. $0-$10
Admission Fee: Open to all to attend 
Non-IEEE members - $10
IEEE members - $5
IEEE CES and IEEE Student members - Free
(Please register in advance due to NVIDIA security policy. If you cannot register in advance, you can still show up at the door, but seating is not guaranteed. Allow extra time for NVIDIA security sign in.)
(If you wish to be a member of IEEE, click here) 

This is our annual sharing of the new and unusual things seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January. This event has proven to be a very popular one to attend for people that are in the industry or just have a curiosity. See photos and hear explanations about some of the highlights and major themes, as well as some of the weird and unusual items that always seem to appear at CES. Additionally, there are a number of related events that are held just before and after CES that will be talked about, including Showstoppers, Digital Experience, Storage Visions, and ICCE (International Conference on Consumer Electronics)

More Information: here

January 30, 2019

"Critical Thinking Skills Applied in Current Events Analysis"

Location: ITRI International Inc., 2870 Zanker Road, #140, San Jose, CA 95134 
Time: 7:00-9:00PM
Speaker: Yulin Xu, Founder and CEO of Olixus Inc.
Registration: Please check on the webiste

Survey shows that lack of excellent critical thinking skills continues to be one top challenge in leadership, job performance and career development. In this seminar, we examine fundamental components of critical thinking skills to help us gain further understanding on how we can excel better, faster and smarter in our personal development and career success. Furthermore, we apply our understanding of critical thinking skills in analyzing current events. You’ll walk away with the enjoyment of the fun analysis of current events, enhanced confidence with the renewed critical thinking skills and even concrete action items of what to do with the newly gained insights to help solve some of the challenges in life or career success. A profound sense of accomplishment and the joy of learning, discovering and growing together with fellow CASPA members will be worth your investment of time and your being a proud CASPA member!

7pm - 8pm  
Critical thinking skills defined - 6 layers of development
PESTLE analysis framework applied in current events analysis
SMART goal setting as a winning strategy  
8pm - 9pm
Q&A, discussion 

More Information: here

February 13, 2019

"SCU Students' Projects on IoT"

Host: Comsoc SCV
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara, CA 95052 
Time: 6:30-8:45PM
Registration: Please check on the website

6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

More Information: here

February 22, 2019

"Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Awards Nomination Deadline 潘文淵文教基金會獎項提名截止日期"

Host: Pan Wen Yuan Foundation 
Contact: helen.montejade@gmail.com

"Outstanding Research Award" Nomination Inviation 研究傑出獎提名邀請函
"Young Innovation Rsearch Award" Nomination Inviation 年輕研究創新獎提名邀請函

More Information: here 

All Year

"Taipei-Taiwan Nankang Incubation Center Welcomes Silicon Valley Startups  (台北 「南港育成中心」歡迎矽谷初創公司進)"

Host: Taipei-Taiwan Nankang Incubation Center
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Yu Ping Chen at ypchen@itri.com

The Nankang IC Design Incubation Center (NKIC, www.nspark.org.tw), based in Taipei, Taiwan, welcomes all startups in the ICT (Information & Communications Technology) arena.  Founded in 2003, NKIC is a prestigious accelerator/incubator and has incubated more than 40 companies, over half of which were from the U.S.

Whether you are an early stage startup, or an established company seeking to establish a presence in Taiwan, NKIC offers assistance in all aspects and at all stages, so that you may focus on creating your core competencies.  Moreover, through NKIC, you will be able to enjoy the full benefits of the world-renowned ICT ecosystem in Taiwan!

If you need more information, or would like to visit the Center in person, please send an email to the NKIC North America Representative at ypchen@itri.com . (Click here for more details: NKIC Highlights)

More Information: here


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