Host Welcome

1:10 - 1:20pm

Martin Wong - UIUC College of Engineering, Executive Associate Dean

Opening Remarks

1:20 - 1:50pm

Lei Hong - Consul General of China to Chicago

Keynote Speech

On the Cutting Edge: What’s Next Beyond the Horizon?

1:50 - 2:20pm

2:20 - 2:50pm

Wen-mei Hwu – UIUC, Sanders-AMD Endowed Chair of ECE

Dehai Kong - SVC Angel Fund, Managing Partner

2:50 - 3:00pm

Networking Break

Concurrent Session One (NCSA 1040)

The Making of a Business: Entrepreneurship in US and China

3:00 - 4:30pm


Yi Lu – UIUC, Jay and Ann Schenck Professor of Chemistry

Herb Huang - Ningbo Semiconductor International Corporation, CEO

Tianyi Joe Zhu – West Suburban Angels, Co-Founder

Wen-mei Hwu – UIUC, Sanders-AMD Endowed Chair of ECE


Weihua Zheng - Serionix, Inc., Co-Founder

Concurrent Session Two (NCSA 1122)

The Era of Artificial Intelligence: Where Technology is Headed

3:00 - 4:30pm


Deming Chen - UIUC, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Tony Zhang - Zacks Investment Management, Portfolio Manager

Farris Wu - ZenStone Venture Capital, Founder & Managing Director

Jingyuan Wang - NewDo Venture Capital, Managing Partner and President

Dehai Kong - SVC Angel Fund, Managing Partner


Y. Wayne Wu – UIUC Computer Science Department

Concurrent Session Three (NCSA 1030)

From Campus to Career: How International Background Succeeds in US

3:00 - 4:30pm


Harrison Ding - Multiple Listing Network Ltd, Executive Director & CEO

Hong Cheng - Morningstar Investment Management LLC, Senior Investment Analyst

Alan Zhang – Nanhua USA LLC, Legal and Compliance Officer

Justin Li - Hemi Ventures, Investor


Jia Xing – UIUC Business Career Services, Assistant Director