Silicon Dragon Online HK 2021
Silicon Dragon Online Presents
John Chambers is the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures. In his role, Chambers focuses on helping disruptive startups from around the world build and scale, while also promoting the broader development of startup nations and a startup world. He invests in companies across categories and geographies that are leading market transitions, such as ASAPP, Aspire Food Group, Balbix, Bloom Energy, Cloudleaf, Dedrone, IoTium, Lucideus, OpenGov, Pensando, Pindrop, Privoro, Quantum Metric, Rubrik, SparkCognition, Sprinklr, and Uniphore. He serves on the Board of Directors for Bloom Energy, OpenGov, Pindrop, Sprinklr, and Uniphore.
In addition to investing in and mentoring startups, Chambers is focused on promoting entrepreneurship, gender equality, and accelerating overall new business creation around the world, as he believes that startups will be the core driver of economic growth and job creation in the Digital Age. He was appointed Global Ambassador of the French Tech by President Emmanuel Macron of France. Chambers is also the Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). He will work closely with business and government leaders in France, India and the U.S. to create meaningful opportunities that have the power to change the lives of citizens.
Prior to founding JC2 Ventures in January 2018, Chambers served as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman at Cisco Systems. During his 25+ years at Cisco, he helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined in 1991, to $1.2 billion when he became CEO in 1995, to $47 billion when he stepped down as CEO in 2015. As Executive Chairman, a position Chambers held until December 2017, he led the Board of Directors and provided counsel to the CEO and leadership team on strategy, digital transformation and strategic partnerships. John also spearheaded the creation and development of Cisco’s country digitization program, where he partnered with government leaders across the world to harness the power of technology to create economic opportunities.
Ask A VC Anything! 5:55pm-6:10pm PT / 8:55am – 9:10am HKT
SOSV has recently adopted a strategy of doing more tech startup deals in China. William explains why SOSV is going against the trend.
William Bao Bean, General Partner, SOSV/ Managing Director, Chinaccelerator / MOX
Best Asian Innovation Hubs 6:10-6:30pm PT / 9:10am-9:30 am HKT
Join the debate over which hub is best for your startup landing and take off. With KPMG pros who reveal the latest results of the top tech hubs globally and managers of high growth ventures. Hong Kong, Singapore or ?
Sandy Lau, Head of Growth, Serai (HSBC’s B2B platform for corporate venture) (Hong Kong)
Anson Bailey, Head of Technology (Hong Kong), Consumer & Retail (China) (Hong Kong)
Darren Yong, Head-Technology, Media & Telecom, KPMG Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Feng Yuan, Senior Executive, Aicadium (Temasek’s Global Centre of Excellence in AI) (Singapore)
Mattan Lurie, Venture Partner, Hanoco Ventures
Startup Pitches 6:30pm – 6:45pm PT / 9:30am-9:45am HKT
Three Cyberport tech entrepreneurs in Hong Kong pitch for your money! Hear what their strategies are to pay dividends.
Ms. Mu Liu, CEO, UBI Blockchain
Calvin Cheng, Founder/CEO, Wizpresso
Pang Shu, Founder, CEO, 3MindWave
Introductory Remarks: 5:30pm
Keynote, John Chambers: 5:30pm-5:55pm
Ask A VC Anything: 5:55pm-6:10pm
Debate, Best Asian Hubs: 6:10pm-6:30pm
Thanks to our event alliance: Cyberport
Thanks to our valuable sponsors: KPMG, InvestHK
Show Moderator: Rebecca A. Fannin