SILICON DRAGON NEWS                                                             October 2015


 October 6
 Featuring Innovators from Samsung, Baidu, Palantir, Uber + deals by Silicon Valley's leading global VCs
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Joe Lonsdale, Formation 8
Hans Tung, GGV Capital
Tim Young, Eniac Ventures
Nick Adams,
AME Cloud Ventures
Erik Lassila, Peakview Capital
Chuck Comey, Morrison & Foerster

Innovation Strategists
Dr. Adam Coates, AI Lab, Baidu
Brendon Kim, 
Sid Mohasseb, KPMG
US Brands Winning In China
Ken Gullicksen, Evernote
Michael Korcuska, LinkedIn
Lilly Huang, SVB

China Tech Founders Go US
Jin Zhao, Jinti Inc.
Rex Sham, Insight Robotics

Presentation of VC, Angel, Founder, Deal of the Year
 November 5, Hong Kong

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startup credentials for judging by our experts.
Winning entrepreneurs will present before VCs at Silicon Dragon, Nov. 5 in Hong Kong.
Deadline: Oct. 21
Silicon Dragon's 1st and long overdue conference in Israel Explores the Startup Nations of Israel and China and their tech innovation and VC links.
Dec. 1-2
November 29-Dec. 6:
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
Tech Innovation Exploration & Exec Ed Program for
 Investors, Business Leaders to Connect and Do Deals
More info to register

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Silicon Dragon
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AAMA Keynote Dinner
Silicon Valley
October 26
October 21-22
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The Promise of the Baidu Brain

Adam Coates, Baidu "It's an incredibly exciting moment for AI and the set of problems that deep learning can solve," says Dr. Adam Coates, director of the recently opened Baidu Artificial Intelligence lab in Silicon Valley.  Dr. Coates will be
speaking at Silicon Dragon's Global forum, October 6, in the Valley.
Read Forbes, Baidu Brain
Samsung Steps Up To Soft Innovations

Brendon Kim
"We're infusing a startup culture within Samsung in soft innovations. At heart, Samsung is a hardware company that has done extremely well in volume manufacturing," says Brendon Kim, who heads up Samsung's Strategic Investment group at the Global Innovation Center in Silicon Valley.
Kim is speaking at Silicon Dragon's Global Forum, October 6, in the Valley.
Read Forbes post, Samsung Goes Soft

Uber, Evernote, LinkedIn
Figuring Out China
Candice Lo Ken Gullicksen Michael Korcuska
The early Chinese Internet era was all about a copy-to-China strategy for American brands - whatever worked in the U.S. surely would work in China. But it didn't.
Now Evernote, LinkedIn 
and Uber are trying new go-local tactics to tackle the Chinese market. And it's working.
Candice Lo of Uber, Ken Gullicksen of Evernote and Michael Korcuska of LinkedIn are speaking at
Read related Forbes post: Figuring out China

"You can't just treat China as another country. You need stand-alone sales and marketing operations in China." 
Evernote COO Linda Kozlowski
 Hugo Barra Spotlights Xiaomi As Next Samsung, LG Or Sony          
Hugo Barra 
  Read Forbes post: Xiaomi One-Ups
   Alibaba in India

* Alibaba invests in $600M-$700M in large mobile payments and e-commerce startup Paytm in India at valuation of roughly $4 billion

* Softbank Leads Bubble-Like $1B Investment In
P2P Lender SoFi

panel at GMIC
Rebecca Fannin, founder of Silicon Dragon, moderates a panel at GMIC SV on monetization strategies for mobile with industry experts Chen Levanon, Charles Manning, Beth Murphy and Aurelie Guerrieri.

All It Takes Is A Stadium!   
 A group of Taiwan entrepreneurs got going at 
TC Disrupt in San Francisco,
with 12 startups led by
Anita Huang of new
initiative Taiwan Startup Stadium.
Silicon Dragon plans its first
tech innovation & VC forum
in Taipei, March 3, 2016.  
Eagle Yi, Rebecca

Eagle Yi of Tencent with Silicon Dragon's

Rebecca Fannin

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