Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monte Jade’s upcoming annual conference in Santa Clara

The 20th annual conference of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association (West Coast) and the 2nd Global Monte Jade Summit will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, on March 27. Newly elected Monte Jade chairwoman Lilly Chung said the main theme for the conference is “bridging two decades of technology innovation across the Pacific – celebrating the past and creating the future.”

Several prominent members of the business community and venture capitalists will participate in the meeting. Hsu Ta-lin, chairman and founder of H&Q Asia Pacific, will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony. Bill Rutter, chairman and CEO of Synergenics, and chairman emeritus of Chiron Corporation will deliver another keynote.

Former Monte Jade chairman Ed Yang, a partner of iDVentures America and former CTO and VP of Hewlett-Packard, said participants at the conference will review strategies learned in their respective business environments around the world to help develop new opportunities in the future. He will moderate the Industry Luminaries Forum that will include panelists: David Lee (chairman of eOn Communications and Symbio, and senior advisor of SilverLake), William Miller (professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus, Herbert Hoover Institute, Stanford University), Chintay Shih (former president of Taiwan’s ITRI), and Albert Yu (chairman of OneAnstrom and a former senior VP of Intel Corp.).

The second session will feature three panel discussions on the emerging mobile ecosystem, clean tech opportunities and the evolution of computing – cloud computing.

In the evening, Chao-Shiuan Liu, former premier of Taiwan and the Global Monte Jade Honorable chairman, will deliver a keynote speech on “How Taiwan faces the challenges after the global financial tsunami.”

The 20th annual gathering will also honor four outstanding businessmen for their achievements in the business arena as well as their contribution to society. The Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to: Bruce Cheng (chairman of Delta), Terry Guo (chairman of Foxconn International), Stanley Wang (chairman, president and CEO of Pantronix Corp.), and David Lee.

For more information about Monte Jade or to register for the conference, please visit their website:

Named after Jade Mountain (Yushan), the highest mountain in Taiwan, the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, West Coast ("Monte Jade") was set up in 1989 by a group of Chinese-American executives in Silicon Valley. The initial goal was to bring together high-tech experts from around the Bay Area and across the Pacific.

Monte Jade, incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of California, held its first conference in San Jose in 1990. Today, there are 15 chapters worldwide. They include chapters in New York (East), Chicago (Mid-West), Washington DC, New England, Pittsburgh, Atlanta (South-East) Philadelphia, as well as in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Canada To better coordinate between the chapters, Monte Jade-USA was organized in 1993. The founding organization in the Bay Area is now known as Monte Jade-West Coast.

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