From Imitator to Innovator: A Media Perspective on China's Tech Revolution

Event has passed (Tue Dec 4, 2018 - Tue Dec 4, 2018)
Merchants Exchange Club
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST
Lecture / Discussion, Science & Technology


Silicon Valley remains home to seven of the largest technology companies in the world, but a new challenger has emerged.

As China announces its plans to launch the Greater Bay Area, the tech race is set to peak. A panel of leading journalists convene to discuss the implications of this tech revolution and the effects it will have on US innovation, investments and talent resources.

This informative conversation will touch on a wide-range of themes including:

-VC perspective: Should Silicon Valley investors be worried that China’s tech sector will eat their lunch?

-Talent wars: What a brain drain to China might mean for Silicon Valley’s ever-growing talent gap.

-Innovation: Could China’s Greater Bay Area not only replicate Silicon Valley but also outpace it as the most important center for scientific and technological innovation?

Opening Remarks:
Ivanhoe Chang – Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco

Rebecca Fannin – Founder/Editor, Silicon Dragon and Writer for Forbes and CNBC

Michelle Quinn – Bureau Chief, Silicon Valley at Voice of America

Jon Swartz – Senior Writer at Barron’s

5:30 – 6:00pm – Drinks & hors d’oeuvres

6:00 – 6:10pm – Opening remarks from HKETO

6:10 – 7:10pm – Panel discussion + Q&A

7:10 – 8:00pm – Networking

This event is part of the LEWIS Bay to Bay educational series. Admission is free. Space is limited. For more information, contact [email protected]

About LEWIS Bay-to-Bay
Bay-to-Bay references the dual centers of gravity emerging around not only the San Francisco Bay Area, but also the China Bay Area, both of which are driving the global technology sector and the ever-increasing influence it has on the world of innovation.

Bay-to-Bay brings together leading minds from business, government, media, and academia to discuss some of today’s biggest issues around global business and innovation, including; the impact of geopolitics, the war for relevance and development of talent.

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