HYSTA 2006 Annual Conference
Date/Time: September 30, 2006, 11:30am ?10:00pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, CA
5101 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 200-1234 Google Map
Innovation & Leadership 2006
HYSTA's Annual Conference is the premier event of the year for Chinese professionals and those interested in cross-border entrepreneurship. The 2006 AC theme is “Innovation & Leadership 2006?and it offers valuable insight and networking opportunities for career-minded professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs. Learn how to hone your leadership skills to succeed for in a multi-cultural marketplace, build the perfect team to take your portfolio company to the next level, or navigate your corporation to success as on a global stage.
As a working professional with Chinese heritage, you need advice for elevating yourself to become a true business leader in the global landscape. It takes a combination of innovative thinking, multicultural exposure, cross border experience and a determination of entrepreneurship. Newsweek predicts China faces a critical shortage of well-trained managers. McKinsey & Company estimates that China will require 70,000 additional top-level executives with global experience by 2010. China and the world need you as a global leader! Are you up to challenge for the required growth in order to lead a multinational company? Come and hear stories from some of today's most successful leaders creating and running global enterprises.
China & U.S.-based Companies
For a domestic company, whether based out of China or in the U.S. , you want to understand the key factors contribute to success and failure when expanding business aboard. How do you overcome the barriers to enter a foreign market? How to position your business to offer product and services that appeal to the new market? Does your organization understand the social, economic & political contexts of the new country? Do you have a team of talents with multi-cultural business background to take your company from cross border expansion to global profitability? Come and find out what it takes to be a multinational firm.
As a venture capitalist, you want to know the secret receipts for creating startups based on innovations in a global environment. What are the common skill sets for innovating that transcend space and time? What are the emerging technologies and business models to adopt? What does it take to get on the winners' stands in China related investing? How can you nurture your portfolio companies and guide them to build dream teams with the unique cultural background as well as cross-border operational experience? Come and join the discussion to these and other pertinent topics at the conference.
Master of Ceremony :
Peter Meyers (Executive Coach, President and Founder of the Stand and Deliver Consulting Group)
Afternoon Session 'Fireside' Chat:
John Doerr (General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
Miachel S. Malone(Editor for Forbes ASAP. The country's first daily high tech reporter)
Evening Gala Dinner Session:
Keynote Speech I "Behind-the-Scene Stories of Lasting Leaders"
Mark Thompson Author:Success Built To Last; CEO of Success Built To Last, LLC
Keynote Speech II "Talent Migration & Opportunity "
AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean and Professor in the School of Information, UC Berkeley; Author: The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy
Panel 1: Leadership: the Characteristics and Skills of Great Leaders
In today's fast paced world, technology and global trends may change. But character and leadership stand the tests of time. What are the particular characteristics and skills that great leaders possess, enabling them to ride waves of change? How did they get to where they are today, and what can we learn from them? In this panel we'll learn from the direct experiences of our world class panelists about the behaviors, traits and skills of what differentiates great leaders. We'll hear behind-the-scenes stories of how some of today's great leaders started out and rose up the ranks. And, discuss how today's global business environment further challenges current and emerging leaders.
Moderator: Aileen Lee (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
Jenny Ming (Former CEO , Old Navy)
Kyung Yoon (Executive Recruiter/Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggle; President, AAMA)
Jim Breyer (General Partner, Accel Partners)
Hurst Lin ( COO , Sina.com; General Partner, DCM )
Matt Cohler (VP of Strategy & Operations, Facebook)
Panel 2: "Leadership Skills and Experience for the China Market"
China's shortage of business leaders is well known. But what's not known is the magnitude of the shortfall. McKinsey reports that by 2010, China will require 75,000 top-level executives with global experience. How many exist in China today? 5,000. This reflects an impending 15x shortage in the next 3 years, and a potential crisis.
So what does it take to be a leader in the China market? What similar, and different skills are required versus the US ? How can returnees, and non-Chinese entrepreneurs, executives and investors succeed in the market? Further, can a team of Chinese and US professionals be managed simultaneously? How should Chinese multi-national companies think about expanding globally? Is leadership culture-based, or universal? Our distinguished panelists will answer these haunting questions and share their real life experiences. The collective wisdom of our panelists has never been taught in any business schools, but should help you to build a more successful career and generate greater success in China or in Silicon Valley.
Moderator: Jack Jia (President, HYSTA; Founder/ CEO , Baynote, Inc.; Founding CTO , Interwoven)
Feng Deng (Partner, Northern Light Venture Capital; Founder/VP, Engineering, NetScreen Technologies (acquired by Juniper))
Jack Xu (VP of Engineering & Research, eBay Fellow, eBay Inc.; Former CTO of Netease)
Li Gong (Managing Director, MSN China; former Senior Director Sun Microsystems (China), Chair ETRI)
Victor Wang (Presiden/ CEO , MTone Wireless, China)
John Deng ( Chairman, ViMicro Corporation, China)
Steven Toronto (Managing Partner of Beijing office, Morrison & Foerster)
HYSTA Off-Site Executive & Investor Connect: October 1, 2006