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2018 SVIEF AI+ Talk

Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

2018 SVIEF AI+ Talk

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
VIP Pass (Free for SVIEF VIP Members)
Access to VIP lounge. Complimentary coffee and tea. Reception dinner buffet starting at 6pm. For SVIEF VIP Members, please email for your exclusive access code.
Ended $149.90 $9.24
Super Early Bird Ended Free $0.00
General Pass Early Bird
Sales on General Pass end on December 15th. Dinner is not included.
Ended $20.00 $2.09
General Pass New Year Special
Happy New Year from SVIEF! Limited to first 20 registrations.
Ended $30.00 $2.64
General Pass (Free for SVIEF Members)
Access to all day conference excluding reception dinner. For SVIEF Members, please contact for your free access code.
Ended $49.90 $3.74
Investor Pass   more info Ended $99.90 $6.49
Startup Pass   more info Ended $69.90 $4.84
Student Pass
Must show valid student ID at check in.
Ended $10.00 $1.54
SVIEF Club Membership
Join SVIEF Membership now to attend public and private events for free throughout the year. Services include but not limited to deal sourcing, funding, marketing & branding, company visit, private pitch, etc.
Ended $199.90 $11.99
Media Pass   more info Ended Free $0.00
Demo booth
Includes One (1) 6’ skirted table, Two (2) padded chairs, Electricity; and One complimentary VIP pass, up to 10 complimentary general passes.
Ended $500.00 $28.49

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Event Details

SVIEF is excited to kick off its 2018 agenda with a fresh new start presenting the first SVIEF AI+ Talk on January 7th at Santa Clara Convention Center, Theatre, 2nd Floor. The Talk brings together 9 most talented and inspiring speakers who specialize in different segments in the Artificial Intelligence industry to give speeches you won't be able to stop thinking about. The AI+ Talk features five AI related topics including IoT & Smart Homes, Smart Mobility, Health Tech, Career in the Era of AI and SVIEF Star Startup Contest with 10pre-selected AI ventures.
Agenda (Preliminary)

SVIEF AI+ Talk Agenda

Ideas Illuminating the Smart Future

Date: January 7th, 2018

Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, Theatre, 2nd Floor

AI+ Talk




AI+: IoT & Smart Home


Towards a Future of Human-Robotics Symbiosis

  • Jiawei Gu, CEO & Cofounder, Ling Technology


Machine Perception: Thinking, Deciding and Acting Like Human

  • Vincent Vanhoucke, Principal Scientist, Google


Evolution of Machine Learning

  • Karpagam Narayanan, Founder, ekryp

AI+: Career Development


Riding the Machine Learning and AI Wave for Professional Success

  • P.K. Agarwal, Regional Dean & CEO, Northeastern University


What Companies Are Looking for in AI Talents

  • Yiran Chen, Associate Professor, Duke University; Co-director, Evolutionary Intelligence Lab


Shenzhen Startup Competition Launching Ceremony


Coffee Break

SVIEF Star Startup Contest (Winter Batch)


Group 1

AI+: Health Tech


Improve Patients Outcomes Through Predicative Analytics

  • Tashfeen Suleman, Co-founder & CEO, CloudMedX


The Era of Human Gene Editing

  • Huijun Zhou, CEO & Founder, iDNA

SVIEF Star Startup Contest (Winter Batch)


Group 2

AI+: Smart Mobility


Leveraging the Upcoming Disruptions from AI Powered Smart Mobility

  • Sanjit Singh Dang, Venture Capitalist, Intel Capital


Building Autonomous Cars with Artificial Intelligence

  • Sudha Jamthe, Autonomous Vehicle Instructor, Stanford University


Award Ceremony


VIP Dinner Reception

Our Speakers (partial)

Vincent Vanhoucke
Principal Scientist,Google

Technical Lead, Google Brain

Jiawei Gu 
Founder & CEO,Ling Technology


Sanjit Singh Dang
Investment Director,Intel Capital

Sudha Jamthe
CEO, IoT Disruptions
Instructor of IoT Business Course, Stanford CSP

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SVIEF Star Startup Contest (Spring)

SVIEF-Star” Startup Competition is held quarterly for consecutive 7 years. The competition helps startups to strengthen their brand and establish meaningful relationship with investors and SVIEF’s network of industry elites. Since 2011, we have received over 1000+ applications each year. 300+ projects have received media coverage and 150+ projects have received investment under our effort. All qualified projects selected to participate in the SVIEF-Star Startup Competition will have the opportunity to be invested by SVIEF Capital.
The Spring 2018 SVIEF Star is now calling for startups in the field of Artificial Intelligence including Health Tech, Autonomous Driving, Cloud Computing, IoT, Smart Tech etc. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the SVIEF committee and qualified ventures will be selected to participate the startup contest on Jan. 7th 2018 at Santa Clara Convention Center.
Last September, the 7th SVIEF was held in the Santa Clara Convention Center. The conference included 7 high-tech summits, 150 innovative projects/products on display and 15 “SVIEF Star” top innovation projects. More than 150 distinguished speakers from industry, academia and government, as well as 8000 attendees witnessed the most cutting-edge technologies from the Silicon Valley under the theme “Explore the Future.” The SVIEF Expo was also packed with technology enthusiasts and professionals with 150 booths featuring a variety of innovative projects and products attracted visits from many potential investors and collaborators. The 7th SVIEF has provided a great platform for discussion, networking and deal making.

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When & Where

Santa Clara Convention Center, Theater (2nd Floor)
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

Since 2011, SVIEF has been the largest conference that fosters innovation and business partnership between China and the U.S. in Silicon Valley. The SVIEF 2017 has attracted nearly 10,000 attendees and over 150 exhibitors. During the conference, 20 finalists from the previous SVIEF Startup Contests gathered at the 7th SVIEF 2017 Startup Final Contest, showcasing their innovation abilities and business potential.

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