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GATEWAY TO LEADERSHIP: Language of Success Conference

National Association of Asian American Professionals - San Francisco

Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

GATEWAY TO LEADERSHIP: Language of Success Conference

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Early Bird Conference Pass   more info Ended $100.00 $2.99
Final Week Conference Pass Ended $175.00 $4.49
Conference Pass + Membership Bundle Ended $200.00 $4.99

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Event Details

Largest Bay Area Asian-American Leadership Conference

The National Association of Asian American Professionals-San Francisco Chapter (NAAAP-SF) proudly invites you to an exciting conference to inspire and cultivate the next generation of Asian-American leaders in our community.

Keynote Speakers  

Ming Chan

CEO of The1stMovement 

Inc. Magazine’s "Top 10 Asian Entrepreneurs in America"

 

David Lee

CoFounder of XG Ventures  

 “Top 50 Angel Investors of 2012”

Featured Conference Speakers



Alan Wang
Emmy Award Winning Reporter

ABC7 News


Ajay Anand
Principal

EY


Henry Wong
Venture Partner

Garage Technology Ventures


Johnnie Giles
Executive Director & VP Comcast



Sonia Delen
Senior Vice President

Bank of America Merrill Lynch



Amy Tong
Vice Chair

APAPA National



Hong Bui
CEO

Polkast



Sumit Kapur
CFO

3Degrees



Calvin Lui
President

Unified Social

Darpan Thawani
Senior Director
Oracle


Conroy Shum
Senior Director 

Dolby Laboratories

Jerry Shen
Creator of Fantasy Monster

(acquired by Yahoo)

Hung Truong
Director

Hewlett Packard


David Chiu
President
SF Board of Supervisors


Kim Le
CEO & Founder

A2Q2



Christopher Do
VP of Wealth Management

UBS



Patrick Nguyen
Founder & CEO

Amusing Quest



Gilbert Cabrera
VP of Finance
Safeway

Tracy Lawrence
CEO & Founder

Chewse



Julia Lee
Manager

Facebook



Mark Trang
CEO

SocialPandas



Ro Khanna
Fmr Dept Asst Secretary 

US Dept of Commerce

 

Vivian Chan
Director

VMware
 

David Lum
Director

Motorola Solutions

 

Cindy Owyoung
Director of Diversity
Yahoo!

 

Mark Mao
Partner
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP

 

Stefanie Tsen
Area Director
Louis Vuitton

 

Michael Soon Lee
President 

Ethnoconnect

 

Ray Rekhi
VP Business Banking 

Wells Fargo
 

Rick Gutierrez
Resources Partner
Wu Hoover & Co

 

Sponsoring Companies


Platinum

Sponsors


     


Gold

Sponsors


 

 


Silver

Sponsors

             

 

   

 

 
   

Top Companies Represented

 

Kaiser Permanente



 

   
       

 

Conference Schedule

 

8:00-9:00am Registration & Networking
9:00-9:15am

Opening Remarks - David Chiu, President of the SF Board of Supervisors

9:15-9:45am

Keynote - Ming Chan, CEO of The1stMovement (Inc Magazine's Top 10 Asian Entrepreneurs in America)

9:45-10:45am

View from the Top: A Conversation with Influential Asian American Leaders in the C-Suite


Asian-Americans are typically underrepresented in top leadership positions. Hear from these top-level Asian-American leaders who have broken through the “bamboo ceiling”. Get inspired and learn their secrets to success and apply them to your life and career!

Ajay Anand, Partner & Principal at EY                                               Henry Wong, Venture Partner at Garage Technology Ventures
Amy Tong, CIO at California Lottery
Hong Bui, CEO at Polkast


Moderator: Alan Wang, Fmr. Emmy Award Winning Anchor at ABC7 News      

10:45-11:00am

Break

11:00-12:00pm

Leaning In with Asian-American Women Leaders


Asian-American women have long faced challenges of race and gender in the workplace. Learn from these successful Asian-American women on how they overcome these obstacles and balance their careers and priorities, leading to successful professional and personal growth.

Sonia Delen, Senior VP at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Julia Lee, Manager at Facebook
Kim Le, CEO & Founder at A2Q2
Cindy Owyoung, Director at Yahoo!


Moderator: Stefanie Tsen, Area Director at Louis Vuitton

Navigating Office Politics


Hard work - only part of the equation - Understanding how to navigate office politics to your advantage. Hear David Lum, Director at Motorola, share his story about leveraging his background and adopting cultural fluency in the workplace.

 

David Lum: Director at Motorola 

12:00pm-12:15pm

Break

12:15-1:45pm

Keynote - David Lee, Co-Founder of XG Ventures

Lunch, Sponsor Acknowledgement, Facilitated Mentoring

1:45-2:00pm

Break

2:00-3:00pm

Networking 101: Turn Casual Conversations into Meaningful Connections through Proven Networking Techniques


Quite often, it’s not about what you know but about who you know. Gain valuable insights from the minds of a top-level executive, recruiter, and diversity officer on how to transform your life and career through networking.

 

Christopher Do, Vice President-Wealth Management UBS
Rick Gutierrez, Resources Partner at Wu Hoover & Co., LLP
Ray Rekhi, VP of Business Banking at Wells Fargo

Maximize Your Personal Brand


Is your personal brand what you want it to be? Are you looking to establish or evolve what you're known for? Join Ming Chan, CEO of The1stMovement, Inc. Magazine's "Top 10 Asian Entrepreneurs in America" as he shares with you his personal branding process, so you can learn how to market yourself to the world and position yourself for success.

 

Ming Chan, CEO of The1stMovement

3:00-3:15am

Break

3:15-4:15pm

Secrets to Effective Management


Effective management involves not only managing those who report to you, but also your peers, other team members, clients and even your own manager. Learn the secrets in managing, from these executives who have successfully managed all these different aspects to achieve company and personal goals.

Hung Truong, Director of Engineering at HP
Darpan Thawani, Senior Director at Oracle
Gilbert Cabrera, Vice President of Finance at Safeway Inc.
Sumit Kapur, CFO at 3Degrees Inc.


Moderator: Vivian Chan, Director at VMware

Win-Win Negotiations


Negotiations can be intimidating. Knowing what to ask for and how to ask for it is a challenge for many people. Learn fundamental negotiation skills and strategies in opening and closing deals in which both parties always benefit.

Johnnie Giles, Executive Director/VP at Comcast
Michael Soon Lee, President at Ethnoconnect
Conroy Shum, Senior Director at Dolby Laboratories.
Ro Khanna, Fmr. US Commerce Deputy Asst. Secretary at U.S. Dept. of Commerce


Moderator: Mark Mao, Partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP

4:15-4:30pm

Break

4:30-5:30pm

Startup Mythbusters: Hear Founders Weigh In on Topics including Hiring, Funding, Product Development, and Marketing


What does it take to build a startup? How do you build your team and market your product and company? Get first-hand advice from this panel of seasoned entrepreneurs and VCs as they share best practices and guidelines on how to run and grow a successful company.

Calvin Lui, President & CSO at Unified                                              
Jerry Shen, Director at Yahoo Fantasy
Patrick Nguyen, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder at Amusing Quest
Tracy Lawrence, CEO & Founder at Chewse


Moderator: Mark Trang, CEO/Co-Founder at SocialPandas

5:30-5:45pm

Closing Remarks

5:45-6:30pm

Networking Reception and Career Fair

Connect with conference speakers, recruiters, and attendees 

 

 

FAQ: http://www.naaapsf.org/GTLConferenceFAQ.aspx

Learn more about NAAAP-SF at: http://www.naaapsf.org/

Have questions about GATEWAY TO LEADERSHIP: Language of Success Conference? Contact National Association of Asian American Professionals - San Francisco

When & Where


Hotel Nikko - Union Square
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)


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