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NECINA 2021 Technology Conference

ALL THINGS Electric Vehicle

 

 

A group of experts from different sectors of the electric vehicle industry

will serve as panelists to discuss their views.

 

 

About This Event

WHY ELECTRIC VEHICLES?

 

While many of the US cities are still recovering from the damages brought by tropical storm Ida, it is apparent that such an unprecedented disaster must be attributed to global warming. No doubt, gas powered passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks, among others, are a major source of the greenhouse gas pollution that causes this environmental threat. In an effort to quickly respond to this issue, President Joe Biden announced a new national target that electric cars should make up to half of all new car sales in the United States by the year 2030.

In addition to cars, other electric vehicles including land vehicles, such as e-scooters, and aerial vehicles, such as drones, have gain popularity over the years. More and more people ride e-scooters for daily commute, while more and more industries rely on drones for inventory management and product delivery. Due to their electric nature, electric vehicles own the ancillary benefit that powerful computing devices are built in from the get-go. Accordingly, much better control systems oftentimes network-enabled can be implemented for electric vehicles to achieve functionalities beyond the imagination of gas-powered vehicles.

Most importantly, the driving force behind every electric vehicle, namely its batteries, has been developed to have advantageous properties, such as, longer life span, fast charging and discharging, extremely safe, lightweight, to name only a few. Consequently, electric vehicle developments have become the mainstream of the 21st century technology and undeniably will change people’s life for good.



 

 

 

 

Registration

 

 

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Our Speakers

 

 

Qichao Hu

 

 

 

Tony Ho

 

 

 

Jackie Wu

 

 

Xiao Wu

 

 

Our Moderator

 

Hsuanyeh Chang

 

 

 

Event Organizer

 

 

 

Contact Us:

For more information on NECINA, please visit our website at http://necina.org/ or follow us through WeChat NECINA

Interested in being a member, please register at https://www.joinit.org/o/necina-boston/.

 

 

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NECINA YES 16.0

Coaching For Success

 

 

 

Overview

Founded in 2005, Youth Entrepreneurship Service (YES) Program is a program designed for high school students to learn entrepreneurship and leadership skills through interactive workshops with instructors and out of class mentorship by mentors. Students are taught and motivated to discover their passion in science, technology, business and philanthropy, explore opportunities and recognize fundamentals of startups.

 

YES adopts the approach of Project Based Learning. The structure of all sessions encourages students to learn by applying the knowledge and skills through an engaging and interactive experience with instructors, mentors and peers. From the 10-class workshops, students learn to choose teammates, work in teams, develop business ideas and participate in a business plan contest. Students will select their own teammates based on an exercise and evaluation that determines their respective personality propensity. The program will cover Business Plans, Product Conceptualization, Company Structure, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Public Speaking and Presentation skills. Each session will be facilitated by an instructor who introduces to students a specific entrepreneurial skill or characteristics and guides them to apply these concepts to their chosen business projects. The Project Based Learning approach presents students with unique opportunities for deeper learning in-context and for the development of important skills tied to college and career readiness. Winning teams voted by a judge panel will not only win cash prizes but may be awarded internship opportunities by corporations.

 

To gain further insight, watch the popular YES 15 competition YouTube video:

 

NECINA YES Program - Final Competition

 

 

 

Topic: YES - Information Session

 

Time: Sep 25, 2021, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98121786763

Meeting ID: 981 2178 6763

 

Sign up from Google Form HERE to Secure Your Spot Now!

 

 

Why YES

Think Differently

Learn to listen, think, and act as a founder, creator, and team member.

●  Build Business Knowledge

Gain knowledge not included in the high school curriculum.

●  Discover Solutions

Explore technology trends to help solve real problems.

●  Team Building

Build and manage strong teams with your peers.

●  Pitch idea

Prepare and present your IDEAs to a panel of judges.

  Internship

Be considered for internships at our sponsor companies.

 

 

Program Fee

 

The program fee is $200 per student. Every registered student will be granted a one-year NECINA membership. Early bird registration discount fee of $150 is available through September 30th, 2021. The first two sessions are free for everyone to give you a taste of what YES program is like. If you would like to continue the remainder of the program, each student shall then pay the program fee. By registering for YES, you consent that pictures or videos featuring you may be chosen to publish for NECINA marketing purposes.

 

 

 

YES 16.0 Curriculum

(all sessions except the info session run from 10am to 12pm)

1.09/25/2021– Information Session (free)

2.10/16/2021– Entrepreneurship 101 (free)

3.10/30/2021- Ideation

4.11/13/2021- Market Validation

5.12/11/2021- Sales and Marketing

6.01/08/2022- Accounting & Finance

7.01/22/2022- Corporate Structure and Intellectual Property

8.02/05/2022- Social Networking Marketing

9.02/26/2022- Elevator Pitch

10.              03/19/2022- Mock Competition

11.              Final Competition - 04/02/2022

 

 

 

 

 

Event Organizer

 

NECINA, short for New England Chinese Information and Network Association, is the organizer of this Innovation Challenge. It is the most established and influential high-end professional organization in New England of the United States. 

Founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization, NECINA set its mission to facilitate professional career development, nourish entrepreneurship, and bridge the business and culture gap between the U.S. and China.

 

 

Contact Us:

Any questions regarding the upcoming YES 16.0? Please email to ic@necina.org

 

 

See what's happening on our social sites:

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NECINA YES 16.0

Coaching For Success

 

 

 

Overview

Founded in 2005, Youth Entrepreneurship Service (YES) Program is a program designed for high school students to learn entrepreneurship and leadership skills through interactive workshops with instructors and out of class mentorship by mentors. Students are taught and motivated to discover their passion in science, technology, business and philanthropy, explore opportunities and recognize fundamentals of startups.

 

YES adopts the approach of Project Based Learning. The structure of all sessions encourages students to learn by applying the knowledge and skills through an engaging and interactive experience with instructors, mentors and peers. From the 10-class workshops, students learn to choose teammates, work in teams, develop business ideas and participate in a business plan contest. Students will select their own teammates based on an exercise and evaluation that determines their respective personality propensity. The program will cover Business Plans, Product Conceptualization, Company Structure, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Public Speaking and Presentation skills. Each session will be facilitated by an instructor who introduces to students a specific entrepreneurial skill or characteristics and guides them to apply these concepts to their chosen business projects. The Project Based Learning approach presents students with unique opportunities for deeper learning in-context and for the development of important skills tied to college and career readiness. Winning teams voted by a judge panel will not only win cash prizes but may be awarded internship opportunities by corporations.

 

To gain further insight, watch the popular YES 15 competition YouTube video:

 

NECINA YES Program - Final Competition

 

 

 

Topic: YES - Information Session

 

Time: Sep 25, 2021, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98121786763

Meeting ID: 981 2178 6763

 

Sign up from Google Form HERE to Secure Your Spot Now!

 

 

Why YES

Think Differently

Learn to listen, think, and act as a founder, creator, and team member.

●  Build Business Knowledge

Gain knowledge not included in the high school curriculum.

●  Discover Solutions

Explore technology trends to help solve real problems.

●  Team Building

Build and manage strong teams with your peers.

●  Pitch idea

Prepare and present your IDEAs to a panel of judges.

  Internship

Be considered for internships at our sponsor companies.

 

 

Program Fee

 

The program fee is $200 per student. Every registered student will be granted a one-year NECINA membership. Early bird registration discount fee of $150 is available through September 30th, 2021. The first two sessions are free for everyone to give you a taste of what YES program is like. If you would like to continue the remainder of the program, each student shall then pay the program fee. By registering for YES, you consent that pictures or videos featuring you may be chosen to publish for NECINA marketing purposes.

 

 

 

YES 16.0 Curriculum

(all sessions except the info session run from 10am to 12pm)

1.09/25/2021– Information Session (free)

2.10/16/2021– Entrepreneurship 101 (free)

3.10/30/2021- Ideation

4.11/13/2021- Market Validation

5.12/11/2021- Sales and Marketing

6.01/08/2022- Accounting & Finance

7.01/22/2022- Corporate Structure and Intellectual Property

8.02/05/2022- Social Networking Marketing

9.02/26/2022- Elevator Pitch

10.              03/19/2022- Mock Competition

11.              Final Competition - 04/02/2022

 

 

 

 

 

Event Organizer

 

NECINA, short for New England Chinese Information and Network Association, is the organizer of this Innovation Challenge. It is the most established and influential high-end professional organization in New England of the United States. 

Founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization, NECINA set its mission to facilitate professional career development, nourish entrepreneurship, and bridge the business and culture gap between the U.S. and China.

 

 

Contact Us:

Any questions regarding the upcoming YES 16.0? Please email to ic@necina.org

 

 

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NECINA E Club Event

Inflation? Rates? New Market?

 

 

A Panel Discussion with Financial Advisors:

Kevin Whalen, Trevor Byrne, Jennifer Yang

 

 

About This Event

Is Inflation coming or has it already arrived? How will inflation expectations affect the direction of interest rates? Are we in a “new” market since many innovative and disruptive technologies will impact our business, our lives and our wealth? For NECINA E club members, business owners and entrepreneurs, there are so many questions to ask experts in the field these days.

 

Financial advisors Kevin Whalen, Trevor Byrne and Jennifer Yang from Morgan Stanley will be the panelists of our special E Club event in May. During this online panel discussion moderated by Jennifer Yang, they will discuss current market conditions with an emphasis on the outlook for interest rates and inflation and their impact on the equity and fixed income markets. They will also discuss proposed tax law changes coming out of Washington and what investors and business owners may want to consider as a consequence. They will share their views on how business owners can benefit from wealth management services that include investment, tax, estate planning, and succession planning.

 

 

Detail

 

Date/Time: 

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM,

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (EDT)

 

 

Registration:

Please Scan the QR code

 

 

Agenda

 

 

Our Panelists

 

Kevin J. Whalen

 

 

 

 

Trevor D. Byrne, CFP®

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Y. Yang, CFA

 

 

 

 

 

Event Organizer

 

NECINA E Club Overview:

NECINA Entrepreneur Club (E Club) is a community of technology company founders and Executives. Through its partnership with other businesses or organizations, E Club organizes regular meetings/network events and provides a resourceful platform for E Club members to get training, conduct network, and promote their businesses.

 

Missions:

The missions of the club are:

• To leverage NECINA resources to connect the club members to more senior and successful entrepreneurs, VCs and service firms as well as business counterparts in Asia to seek mentors, advices and business opportunities.

• To provide a social network platform for the entrepreneurs to share their successful stories and lessons learned, and help each other.

 

Membership Qualification:

To join E Club, you need to be (1) active NECINA member, and (2) a founder/co-founder or an executive of a technology company.

 

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NECINA E Club Event

Inflation? Rates? New Market?

 

 

A Panel Discussion with Financial Advisors:

Kevin Whalen, Trevor Byrne, Jennifer Yang

 

 

About This Event

Is Inflation coming or has it already arrived? How will inflation expectations affect the direction of interest rates? Are we in a “new” market since many innovative and disruptive technologies will impact our business, our lives and our wealth? For NECINA E club members, business owners and entrepreneurs, there are so many questions to ask experts in the field these days.

 

Financial advisors Kevin Whalen, Trevor Byrne and Jennifer Yang from Morgan Stanley will be the panelists of our special E Club event in May. During this online panel discussion moderated by Jennifer Yang, they will discuss current market conditions with an emphasis on the outlook for interest rates and inflation and their impact on the equity and fixed income markets. They will also discuss proposed tax law changes coming out of Washington and what investors and business owners may want to consider as a consequence. They will share their views on how business owners can benefit from wealth management services that include investment, tax, estate planning, and succession planning.

 

 

Detail

 

Date/Time: 

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM,

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (EDT)

 

 

Registration:

Please Scan the QR code

 

 

Agenda

 

 

Our Panelists

 

Kevin J. Whalen

 

 

 

 

Trevor D. Byrne, CFP®

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Y. Yang, CFA

 

 

 

 

 

Event Organizer

 

NECINA E Club Overview:

NECINA Entrepreneur Club (E Club) is a community of technology company founders and Executives. Through its partnership with other businesses or organizations, E Club organizes regular meetings/network events and provides a resourceful platform for E Club members to get training, conduct network, and promote their businesses.

 

Missions:

The missions of the club are:

• To leverage NECINA resources to connect the club members to more senior and successful entrepreneurs, VCs and service firms as well as business counterparts in Asia to seek mentors, advices and business opportunities.

• To provide a social network platform for the entrepreneurs to share their successful stories and lessons learned, and help each other.

 

Membership Qualification:

To join E Club, you need to be (1) active NECINA member, and (2) a founder/co-founder or an executive of a technology company.

NECINA Innovation Challenge Special Presentation

An Innovation Mini-Pitch Night with our Mentors/Judges!

 

 

 

Overview

NECINA Innovation Challenge is a 7-months competition to encourage creativity and innovation that addresses a pain or social needs in any aspect of the society, no matter your idea is a physical product, intangible technology, or business process innovation. Up to now, we’ve accepted 25 high-quality innovation ideas and projects to join our program, some of them will present their ideas and listen to valuable feedback from our mentors/judges, NECINA community and improve the solution before our official award process.

 

 

Detail

 

Date/Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (EST)

 

Zoom Link:

https://zoom.us/j/3548781262?pwd=SnBiUnd6SWVTWGZ0TGMvWUVNUFJrdz09

 

Meeting ID: 354 878 1262

Passcode: NECINA2021

 

Expected Participants: Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Young Professionals, College Students, and Innovation Investors



 

 

Agenda

 

 

Necina Innovation Challenge competing projects presenting:

 

 

 

Necina Innovation Challenge Mentor/Judge

 

James Heffernan

 

 

Pei Qi

 

 

 

Timothy Lindeman

 

 

Charles Hsu

 

 

NECINA Innovation Challenge Special Presentation




An Innovation Pitch Night with our Mentors/Judges!




Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday, March 20, 2021 (EST)

ZoomLink: https://zoom.us/j/91784662977?pwd=Zmd5RkZ0dDN2cDRBaFJxN21SMHY3QT09

Memeting ID: 917 8466 2977 

Passcode: NECINAIC

Expected Participants

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, 

Young Professionals, College Students, and Innovation Investors

Agenda

NECINA Innovation Challenge is a 7-months competition to encourage creativity and innovation that addresses a pain or social needs in any aspect of the society, no matter your idea is a physical product, intangible technology, or business process innovation. Up to now, we’ve accepted 22 high-quality innovation ideas and projects to join our program, some of them will present their ideas and listen to valuable feedback from our mentors/judges, NECINA community and improve the solution before our official award process. 



Necina Innovation Challenge competing projects presenting :


Bitepal AI


Direct RNA sequencing


CovidSchoolTracker



NECINA Innovation Challenge

Mentor/Judges:



Mingsheng Hong 

AI & Big Data Expert, Google

Dr. Mingsheng Hong leads the engineering work of Google's TensorFlow runtime, the AI infrastructure. Prior to this role, Mingsheng worked in Big Data engineering leadership roles at Google, Hadapt and HP Vertica. During his five years at Massachusetts in 2008-2013, Mingsheng was fortunate to volunteer at NECINA and served as its 17th President during the 2012-2013 term. Mingsheng obtained his Computer Science Ph.D. degree at Cornell University, and co-founded the Microsoft CEDR research project, commercialized as SQL Server StreamInsight. Mingsheng has given talks, lectures and demos at industry and academic forums such as TensorFlow Developer Summit, Hadoop World, and Harvard Business School.



Xiaojun (Jun) Liu

Biotech Entrepreneur, Life Science Veteran

Xiaojun (Jun) is a life science veteran with >20 years of Research, Commercial and Entrepreneurial

experience in both US and Chinese markets.  

He started his career as a medicinal chemist at Pfizer.  He then switched to commercial side of life science industry, leading multiple new product launches in global and Chinese market for Eli Lilly and Genzyme (acquired by Sanofi).  His last corporate position was global director for Charles River Lab, managing marketing activities for its Discovery Services and Toxicology Services Divisions (> $700M revenue). 

As an serial entrepreneur, Jun has co-founded several healthcare startups in US and China.  He led the exit of a drug discovery company,  Northlake International,  by successfully selling its key asset to large pharma.

Jun holds a BS degree from Peking University,  MS in Chemistry from University of Pittsburgh, and MBA from Kellogg School of Management.


Sean Shen

Principal Engineer, Veoneer Corp.


Sean Shen is currently a Principal Engineer at Veoneer Corp. which develops state-of-the-art software, hardware and systems for active safety, autonomous driving, occupant protection and brake control.  Prior to that, Sean was a Lead System Engineer in a federal funded research and developing center, applying revolutionary system engineering technologies to large government acquisition programs, providing system integration, validation and verification software systems. 

Sean joined NECINA in 1997.  He started serving in the operation team in 2003. He has been a general officer, P.R. and Marketing Director, and the President of NECINA in 2011-2012. During his terms, he started the NECINA Entrepreneur Club, offered NECINA Entrepreneur Workshop and NECINA Lab programs.  He served as a NECINA board member from 2012-2014 and the current term.

Sean received Ph. D. in Numerical Analysis from Peking University, M.S. in Computer Science from State University of New York in Stony Brook, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology.


Timothy Lindeman

Senior Executive, Dimensional Insight


Tim Lindeman has spent his career at the intersection of information technology and China. In 2000, after graduating from university, he relocated to China to participate in China’s internet boom. Tim worked for Yonyou as business development manager. And later he served as general manager for Dimensional Insight, a data analytics software company, starting up its China subsidiary. In 2012 Tim returned to the US as a senior executive at Dimensional Insight. He remains focused on China and is active in the Boston startup community. Tim has a degree in International Relations and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

Need more information? 

Please check on www.necinaic.com.

Any questions? Please email to ic@necina.org.

Sponsors & Partners:



NECINA Innovation Challenge Special Presentation

An Innovation Pitch Night with our Mentors/Judges!

 

 

 

Overview

NECINA Innovation Challenge is a 7-month competition to encourage creativity and innovation that addresses a pain or social needs in any aspect of society, no matter your idea is a physical product, intangible technology, or business process innovation. Up to now, we’ve accepted 20 high-quality innovation ideas and projects to join our program, some of them will present their ideas and listen to valuable feedback from our mentors/judges, NECINA community, and improve the solution before our official award process. 

 

 

Detail

 

Date/Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Saturday, March 6, 2021 (EST)

 

Zoom Link:

https://zoom.us/j/97299607683?pwd=NlRlODUwOGlmN3RGSHJuQWVjZ3Uzdz09

Meeting ID: 972 9960 7683

Passcode: NECINAIC

 

Expected Participants: Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Young Professionals, College Students, and Innovation Investors



 

 

Agenda

 

 

Necina Innovation Challenge

competing projects presenting tonight

 

 

 

 

 

Necina Innovation Challenge Mentor/Judge

 

Ben Tao

 

 

Hui Lei

 

 

 

John Wang

 

 

 

Tony Ho

 

 

 

 

Necina Innovation Challenge Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Organizer

 

NECINA, short for New England Chinese Information and Network Association, is the organizer of this Innovation Challenge. It is the most established and influential high-end professional organization in New England of the United States. 

Founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization, NECINA set its mission to facilitate professional career development, nourish entrepreneurship, and bridge the business and culture gap between the U.S. and China.

 

 

Contact Us:

Any questions? Please email to ic@necina.org

Need more information? Please check on www.necinaic.com

 

 

See what's happening on our social sites:

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About this Event

This conference will inspire and empower you. Seize this unprecedented opportunity to hear distinctive voices from these highly accomplished speakers from Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The speakers will share their life journey, discover and embrace their inner leadership, discuss challenges encountered and overcome, and how to create opportunities that fit their personality and strength. Subjects that will also be addressed are key soft skills that attributed to their success, such as, self-promotion and marketing, leadership, social responsibility, negotiation, influencing others, managing conflicts, effective communications, ability to keep work life balance, and maintain healthy relationship with their children. NECINA believes that this conference will be of enormous benefit to your professional and personal advancement.

Event Agenda:

Day 1:

January 22, Friday 8:00 PM to 10:10 PM, EST

7 :00 PM to 9:10 PM, CST

5:00 PM to 7:10 PM, PST

8:00 PM - 8:05 PM Opening

8:05 PM - 8:20 PM Keynote speaker: Kate Zhang, VP, Editas Medicine (publicly traded on Nasdaq)

8:20 PM – 9:15 PM Panel 1 - Regain balance and connect the disconnected

Panelists:

Grace Pei Shen, Partner, Eco-Power Investment, Christie, Big 4 partner consulting

Clarissa Shen, Head, EBI China Strategic Competence Develop, Sanofi

Hongbo Jiang, CEO/Preseident of BlockTest LLC

Angelene Huang, Founder and CEO at VisWise

Moderator:

Yudan Zhang, Strategy and Transactions EY Partner

9:15 PM – 10:10 PM Panel 2 – Networking and Self-Promotion

Panelists:

Grace Ling, Designer at Electronic Arts, Founder of the Design Buddies

Yangyang Cheng, Life coach, Serial entrepreneur

Stephen Lable, Founder & Managing Partner, The Lable Group

Marisa Buchheit, American Soprano, Miss Chicago and Miss Illinois

Moderator:

Cathy Peng, CEO@ROCS Global, Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Forum 100

Day 2:

January 23, Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:10 PM, EST

12:00 PM to 2:10 PM, CST

10:00 AM to 12:10 PM, PST

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM Opening

1:05 PM – 1:20 PM Keynote speaker: Amy Zeng, Dean, Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University

1:20 PM – 2:15 PM Panel 3 – Break barriers and thrive

Panelists:

Vatsatdy SinvongxayTrustee of the Dow Fund

Xing Quan, Director of Internal Audit at Raytheon Technologies

Vivien Li, Commission Member, Boston Municipal Lobbying Compliance Commission

Moderator:

Rui Tang(Sammi), US Site Head of Biostatistics, Programming & Medical Writing Department, Servier

2:15 PM – 3:10 PM Panel 4 – Wellness, health and work-life balance

Panelists:

Julianna Chen, MD, Child, adolescent, adult psychotherapy at MGH

Keerthi Sugumaran, Associate, Jackson Lewis

Dr. Xia Yun, Family physician

Uyen Tran, Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Moderator:

Maple Zou, Founder, LingualSmart

 

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NECINA Innovation Challenge Special Presentation

An Innovation Night with the Big3!

 

 

 

The Program

·    Introduction of NECINA Innovation Challenge.

·    Judge panel Cheng Wu, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of ArrowPoint Communications, acquired by Cisco with $5.7B in 2000, Founder & Honorary Board Chairman of Necina.

·    Judge panel Bobbie Carlton, Boston’s Innovation Den Mother and the Startup Fairy Godmother.

·    Dr. Yun Raymond Fu, Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of TVision Insights, First Prize of NECINA’s NEW Accelerator 2015, raised $40M and won numerous awards.

·    Q&A sessions.

 

 

Detail

 

Date/Time:  Jan 16 (Saturday), 2021 / 8:00pm– 9:00pm EST

 

Zoom Link:

https://zoom.us/j/96794618819?pwd=NHh6OUlVMmUyOWo0UGlhQjhGS0RUQT09

Meeting ID: 967 9461 8819

Passcode: qEXtgh!

 

Expected Participants:

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Young Professionals, and College Students

 

 

 

Speakers

 

Cheng Wu

 

 

 

Bobbie Carlton

 

 

 

Yun Raymond Fu

 

 

 

 

 

Event Organizer

 

NECINA, short for New England Chinese Information and Network Association, is the organizer of this Innovation Challenge. It is the most established and influential high-end professional organization in New England of the United States. Founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization, NECINA set its mission to facilitate professional career development, nourish entrepreneurship, and bridge the business and culture gap between the U.S. and China.

 

 

Contact Us:

Any questions? Please email to ic@necina.org

Need more information? Please check on www.necinaic.com

 

 

See what's happening on our social sites:

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NECINA Mini Tech Conference - jointly hosted by TechTalk and E Club

About this Event

Overview:

TVision measures who watch TV and how much attention they pay at the person-level to linear and streaming video. Marketers at some of the world’s largest brands, and premiere Media Sellers and Data Partners leverage TVision’s metrics to make more effective media decisions.

In this NECINA mini tech conference, jointly organized with NECINA E Club, we invited our E Club member Mr. Yan Liu, Co-Founder & CEO of TVision, to join us and share his personal journey to start the company and how TVision applies computer vision technology to media measurement industry successfully.

NECINA board member, Mr. Tony Ho, will be the host of this event. Tony is the Vice President, Global Business Development, Segway Inc. He served as Vice President of NECINA and has extensive experience in entrepreneurship, both as a company founder and as a startup adviser.We welcome entrepreneurs, aspired future entrepreneurs, professionals with either managerial or technical roles, students, or anyone who is interested in learning about entrepreneurship, business strategy, or digital media and marketing technologies to join us at this joint NECINA mini tech conference and NECINA E Club event.

TVision measures second-by-second, eyes-on-screen Attention to TV and CTV content and ads. We deploy computer vision technology to passively measure how our opt-in panel of TV viewers watch TV in their living rooms. We go beyond household data to measure TV engagement at the person-level. Our data is used by brands, media sellers and data partners to understand TV viewability and attention, to quantify things like co-viewing, and more accurately value programming and ad spots.

Agenda:

  • 4:00 pm- 4:05 pm Tony Ho: Open remark
  • 4:05 pm – 4:45 pm Yan Liu: Attention Matters: Apply Computer Vision to Audience Measurement
  • 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Q&A

Speaker:

As CEO of TVision, Yan Liu leads product and technology innovations, as well as an international expansion for the TV engagement measurement company. He co-founded TVision, while earning his MBA at MIT. Previously, Yan founded and managed Yo-ren, a leading digital marketing agency in China. Before that, Yan worked at McKinsey in Tokyo. Yan has an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

NECINA Entrepreneur Club (E Club) is a community of technology company founders and Executives. Through its partnership with other businesses or organizations, E Club organizes regular meetings/network events, and provides a resourceful platform for E Club members to get training, conduct network, and promote their businesses.

The missions of the club are:

• To leverage NECINA resources to connect the club members to more senior and successful entrepreneurs, VCs, and service firms as well as business counterparts in Asia to seek mentors, advice, and business opportunities.

• To provide a social network platform for the entrepreneurs to share their successful stories and lessons learned, and help each other.

Membership Qualification:

To join E Club, you need to be (1) an active NECINA member, and (2) a founder/co-founder or an executive of a technology company

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please e-mail to eclub@necina.org with your full contact info.


NECINA Presents Tech Talk Series


Personal Ultrasound

Core Technology & Covid 19




Tech Talk Series

Invites renowned engineers and tech leaders to share stories and insights about the coolest technologies and innovations


About this Event

Dr. Kailiang Chen is invited by us as our first speaker. He is the VP of ASIC Design, Butterfly Network. During this event, he will be introducing the flagship technology – portable ultrasound device and how it can help us fight COVID-19.


About the Speaker


Kailiang Chen received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with highest honors from Tsinghua University, China, in 2007, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Since 2014, he has been the Vice President of ASIC Design at Butterfly Network, Inc., where he led the development of the "ultrasound on a chip", its integration into the product, and the production ramp.


Who Should Attend

Engineers, Business Leaders, Medial Doctors, Engineering Students, Medical Students, anyone who is interested in breakthrough technologies and medical devices.


What You Will Learn

How to make a “one of a kind” medical device

How to achieve professional success as an engineering leader


Agenda

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

9:00 PM–9:40 PM

Speaker Presentation & Product Demo

9:40 PM–10:00 PM 

Q&A


Butterfly Network is a digital health company whose mission is to democratize healthcare by making medical imaging universally accessible and affordable. Driven by a cross disciplinary fusion of semiconductor engineering, AI, and connected mobile software, Butterfly iQ is the first FDA cleared and CE approved, "one probe, whole-body imaging" medical ultrasound device, that directly plugs into a smartphone, and at a 50-fold lower price tag than existing solutions. At the heart of Butterfly iQ is a highly integrated semiconductor chip, which is the key enabler of the compact form factor, the high bandwidth for multi-modal versatility, and the low power consumption. Just this October, less than 2 years from the first product release, Butterfly introduced iQ+ that brings better, faster imaging, and new powerful features like needle visualization, and auto bladder volume measurement.

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NECINA, short for New England Chinese Information and Network Association, is the most established and influential high-tech professional organization in New England of the United States. Founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization, NECINA set its mission to facilitate professional career development, nourish entrepreneurship, and bridge the business and culture gap between the U.S. and China. NECINA hosts conferences, workshops, job fairs, and various special programs every year, serving more than 4,000 members from diverse industries such as software, telecommunications, networking, bioinformatics, FinTech, robotics, investment, and law. Also, NECINA has partnered with local professional associations, research institutions, and universities for events promotion, co-hosting, and resource sharing. For more information on NECINA, please visit our website by using the QR Code below: 



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如何在美国职场脱颖而出?


活动介绍


      2020注定是不平凡的一年,疫情肆虐导致求职市场动荡不安,站在风口浪尖的我们该如何应对改变?

      无论你在职场的哪一个阶段,Soft Skill都是不可忽视的重要因素,哪些Soft Skill是成为职场赢家的关键?我们又该如何武装自己,锻炼自己的Soft Skill?

       作为留学生,或是第一代移民,我们该如何突破文化障碍,找到心仪的工作?在此基础上,我们又应如何大胆设立职业目标,朝公司最高层发展?


       跟我们很多人一样,George只身一人以留学生身份来到美国,他将分享他是如何一步步通过努力成为MaloneBailey LLP公司的合伙人,又是如何打破文化障碍,实现职业目标。



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嘉宾介绍



George Qin, CPA, CMA, MBA, Audit/Equity Partner at MaloneBailey

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     MaloneBailey LLP审计合伙人和管理合伙人。作为负责上市公司及非上市公司的审计业务的合伙人,George在IPO审计领域尤其是中概股美国IPO审计方面在业界享有很高的声誉。在中美高规格财经媒体上接收采访并发表专业意见, 如美国的<华尔街日报>以及中国的<财经杂志>。George于1993年赴美留学,曾任职于四大会计师事务所中的PWC, LLP 以及Deloitte & Touche, LLP,在行业工作仅十年后通过自己努力成为MaloneBailey LLP合伙人。


活动流程



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Venue: Zoom Meeting

 

12:00pm - 12:05pm

Opening Remark: 

Connie Dai, President, NECINA


12:05pm - 12:10pm 

Moderator introduces guest


12:10pm - 12:45pm

Presentation and Discussion: 

George Qin


12:45pm - 1:00pm

Q&A


Any questions, please contact: career@necina.org

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NECINA Career and Professional Development team hosts the career Bootcamp series ONLINE involving highly accomplished professionals as guest speakers to share their career development experience. During the interaction with the speakers and NECINA community members, you can gain insight from their stories.

NECINA CAREER BOOTCAMP



Welcome to our freshly embarked NECINA Career Bootcamp. 

Please use the QR Code below to sign up at Eventbrite:


About this Event

On a monthly basis, the NECINA Career and Professional Development team will host the career Bootcamp series ONLINE involving highly accomplished professionals as guest speakers to share their career development experience. During the interaction with the speakers and NECINA community members, you can gain insight from their success and learn lessons from the failure.

If you are contemplating a career path straddles across U.S. and China; if you want to know what it takes to thrive in global business; if you want to learn how to anticipate and embrace uncertainties, or you strive to keep your key principles while adapting to unexpected changes.

You should NOT MISS this event!


Event agenda

7:00 pm - 7:05 pm
Opening Remark: Connie Dai, President, NECINA
7:05 pm – 7:10 pm
Moderator introduces guest
7:10 pm - 7:40 pm
Presentation and Discussion: Lei Sun
7:40 pm – 8:00 pm
Q&A

QUESTIONS? 

Email to: career@necina.org


Our first Series will feature Lei Sun, currently VP of Finance in Tufts Health Plan. Mr. Sun has two decades of experience in corporate finance serving companies across healthcare, consumer products, and services as well as Internet O2O sectors in China and the U.S.

Prior to joining Tufts Health Plan, Lei served as the CFO and SVP for Boston based Overseas Adventure Travel managing annual sales of $200M. Previously, he was the CFO for Dianping from 2014 to 2015 where he was in charge of raising capital as well as getting the company financial and accounting practices ready for public offering. While with Converse, Lei supervised all aspects of Converse China & APAC’s finance functions and developed a regional growth strategy to support its wholesale, retail, and licensing business. From 2007 to 2009 Lei was the Finance Director at ARAMARK, leading the 2008 Beijing Olympic Catering project. Earlier in his career, Lei also worked for Cigna in the U.S. and Andersen Consulting(Accenture) in China.

Lei holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Virginia. He is also a CFA Charterholder.



NECINA, short for New England Chinese Information and Network Association, is the most established and influential high-tech professional organization in New England of the United States. Founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization, NECINA set its mission to facilitate professional career development, nourish entrepreneurship, and bridge the business and culture gap between U.S. and China. NECINA hosts conferences, workshops, job fair, and various special programs every year, serving more than 4,000 members from diverse industries such as software, telecommunications, networking, bioinformatics, FinTech, robotics, investment, and law. Also, NECINA has partnered with local professional associations, research institutions and universities for events promotion, co-hosting and resource sharing. For more information on NECINA, please visit our website by using below QR Code: 



NECINA is launching Innovation Challenge Competition

NECINA is launching a revolutionary Innovation Challenge competition in October of 2020. The challenge is open for individuals or a team of individuals of 16 and older. Our goal is to stimulate and encourage creative and innovative ideas to alleviate a pain or respond to a need in a product or process. You will have access to NECINA’s vast resources to help turn your idea to a feasible solution.

15th Youth Entrepreneurship Service (YES) Program is coming

NECINA, Massachusetts – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, New England Chinese Information and Network Association (“NECINA”) will kick off its signature YES program for year 2020. Register at EventBrite to save your spot.

Any questions, please contact YES@necina.org.

Overview

Founded in 2005, Youth Entrepreneurship Service (YES) Program is designed for high school students to learn entrepreneurship and leadership skills through interactive workshops with instructors and out of class mentorship by mentors. Students are taught and motivated to discover their passion in science, technology, business and philanthropy, explore opportunities and recognize fundamentals of startups.
From the 10-class workshops, students learn to choose teammates, work in teams, develop business ideas and participate in a business plan contest. The program will cover Business Plans, Product Conceptualization, Company Structure, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Public Speaking and Presentation skills. Each session will be facilitated by an instructor who introduces to students a specific entrepreneurial skill or characteristics and how they can be applied in the real world. Winning teams voted by a judge panel will not only win cash prizes but may be awarded internship opportunities by corporations.

Why YES

  • Think Differently – Learn to listen, think, and act as a founder, creator, and team member..
  • Build Business Knowledge – Gain knowledge not included in the high school curriculum.
  • Discover solutions – Explore technology trends to help solve real problems.
  • Team Building – Build and manage strong teams with your peers.
  • Pitch idea – Prepare and present your IDEAs to a panel of judges.
  • Internship – Be considered for internships at our sponsor companies.


Schedule and Curriculum Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • 10/17/2020 Entrepreneurship 101
  • 10/31/2020 Ideation
  • 11/14/2020 Market Validation
  • 12/12/2020 Sales and Marketing
  • 01/09/2021 Accounting & Finance
  • 01/23/2021 Mentorship Session 1
  • 02/06/2021 Mentorship Session 2<
  • 02/27/2021 Mentorship Session 3
  • 03/13/2021 Mock Competition
  • 03/27/2021 Final Competition

Information Session on September 26th, 2020

Save your spot for online info session on September 26th

9:00am – 12:00pm
Showcase yourself and team formation
YES Program overview
Introduction to business Ideation and market validation
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Learning about sales and marketing, accounting and finance
Mentor-ship session to help teams create business ideas from scratch
Final presentation

Program Fee

The program fee is $100 per student. Every registered student will be granted a one-year NECINA membership. The first session is free for everyone to give you a taste of what YES program is like. If you would like to continue the remaining of the program, each student shall then pay the program fee. By registering for YES, you consent that pictures or videos featuring you may be chosen to publish for NECINA marketing purposes.
NECINA has attracted thousands of people from all over the world since its establishment in 1996. They join NECINA family for conferences, projects, trainings, engagements, workshops, special interest clubs and seminars on most trendy and traditional topics in technology, entrepreneurship, career development, and professional networking during more than two decades.
All projects and activities were initiated, created and executed ted by volunteers. We kept the consistence in team building, technology support and projects implementation through well-established NECINA platform. Most importantly, every volunteer gained not only valuable experience and essential skills that can be applied to any endeavor he takes, but also life- long friendships and relationships. Become our premium member by scanning the QR code.
Save the Date - June 27 
NECINA 2020 Annual Conference

Innovation Under Pandemic -- NECINA 2020 Annual Conference

NECINA 2020 Annual Conference

Innovation Under Pandemic

How technologies help us transition towards new normal?


Date: June 27 Saturday, 2020
Time: 9:30 am– 15:00 EDT
Venue: Online (Zoom meeting ID will be provided after registration on EventBrite)
Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/necina-annual-conference-2020-tickets-109549595790?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
Cost: Free to all NECINA community members and invited guests.

Overview:
COVID 19 is a pandemic, as declared by WHO. It has changed so many aspects of our lives. Most of NECINA community members were forced to work from home during this on-going pandemic. It has been a truly global crisis, not just a public health, but in so many fronts.
However, life must go on, so must innovation. We must face the challenges caused by this unprecedented crisis, and continue to innovate and development or improve modern technologies so that we can move on as a society. So even though COVID 19 has made so much damage, but it also presented us an opportunity not only tackle the virus, but also increase the efficiency and productivity, as well as to improve our quality of life.   
On Saturday June 27, NECINA Annual Conference will be held online for the first time ever in 24 years of NECINA history. We will focus on the theme of  “Innovation under pandemic - how technologies help us transition towards new normal”. We have invited distinguished speakers such as the chairman of NECINA board Cheng Wu, a successful serial entrepreneur and well-acclaimed industry veteran;  Sridhar Iyengar, CEO and Founder of Elemental Machines; Rob Toomey, CEO and co-founder of Type-Coach, Andrew Yu, Founder and CTO of Modo Labs; Sean Li, CEO and co-founder of CaterCow.com; And Dr. Mingsheng Hong of Google.
You are cordially invited to join us on Zoom. Please register on EventBrite to receive your Zoom meeting ID and updated information. See you on June 27!
Agenda
9:30-9:35  Open Remark, By Harry Gao, President, NECINA
9:35-9:45  Post COVID-19 Innovation, By Cheng Wu, Chairman, NECINA Board
9:45 – 10:15 What Pharma can Learn from Tesla, By Sridhar Iyengar, CEO and Founder, Elemental Machines
10:15-10:45 Remote team communication and engagement Innovations: Tools & Best Practice, By Rob Toomey, CEO and co-founder, Type-Coach
10:45-11:10  TBD, By Andrew Yu, Founder and CTO, Modo Labs
11:10 – 11:30  Listening and pivoting to what the market asks: from charity work to changing business models, By Sean Li, CEO and co-founder, CaterCow.com
11:30 – 11:50  The future of Big data and AI, By Dr. Mingsheng Hong, AI & Big Data expert, Google
11:50 – 12:00  NECINA organization culture By Chikong Shue, Founding member, NECINA Board
12:00 – 12:30  YES 14 Awards + winning team demo
12: 30 – 12:45   NECINA Officer Award
12: 45 – 13:00   NECINA new president speech
***** Extended Online Networking *****
13:00 – 13:30    Lunch break (on your own)
13:30 – 15:30    Social Networking Event (open to all NECINA community members)
Speakers:
Cheng Wu  Chairman, NECINA Board
Cheng Wu was CEO and co-founder at Azuki, responsible for the company’s vision, corporate strategy and setting the overall direction in the marketplace. Cheng is a successful serial entrepreneur and well-acclaimed industry veteran, having founded and led numerous businesses spanning a range of different industries. Azuki was sold to Ericsson in 2014.

Before that, Cheng served as Chairman of Acopia Networks, a leader in high-performance, intelligent file virtualization solutions, which was acquired by F5 Networks for $210M in September, 2007. Cheng founded and became Chairman of Acopia Networks in December, 2001 after leaving Cisco Systems. He joined Cisco Systems in June 2000 through Cisco’s $5.7B acquisition of ArrowPoint Communications, where he held various executive positions, including Group VP and General Manager of the Content and Multiservice Edge Group (CME). CME’s technology focus was to enable the migration of existing client-server multi-protocol networks toward high value, multiservice (data, voice, and video) architectures capable of supporting the next wave of e-business applications and edge services for Enterprise and service provider customers.

Prior to joining Cisco, Cheng founded ArrowPoint Communications in 1997, where he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer leading the company to a successful IPO in April of 2000 with annualized revenues of $250M.

Preceding Cheng’s time with ArrowPoint, he founded Arris Networks, a Massachusetts based startup that developed high-density Internet access products that was acquired by Cascade Communications for $217M in May, 1996. He later served as Cascade (now Lucent Technologies) Communications’ Vice President for remote access engineering.

Sridhar Lyengar  CEO and Founder, Elemental Machines
A serial entrepreneur in connected medical devices and wearables, Sridhar is focused on strategy and management at Elemental Machines. Previously, Sridhar was a founder and director of Misfit, makers of elegant wearable products, which was acquired by Fossil in 2015. Prior to Misfit, he founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone. AgaMatrix shipped 15+ FDA-cleared medical products, 2B+ biosensors, 6M+ glucose meters, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 30 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. Beyond Elemental Machines, Sridhar has been known to run 13.1 miles on occasion and has sometimes been spotted on stage behind a wall of drums.



Rob Toomey  CEO and co-founder, Type-Coach
After five years as a corporate attorney for two different large firms in Boston, Rob's career took a major pivot in 2004 when he began providing coaching and training centered around practical applications of personality type. He has personally coached and trained thousands of executives, leaders, and sales professionals in Japan, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Sweden, and throughout the United States. His first company, An Extraordinary Life was formed in January 2004 and remains focused on assisting professionals through complex career transitions. In 2005, Rob joined forces with SpeedReading People, growing its client list to include more than 20 Fortune 500 firms. TypeCoach represents the latest incarnation of Rob's focus on delivering personal and professional results through the application of personality type.
Rob's law practice began with Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault and then with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Boston, where he focused primarily on venture capital and leveraged buy-out transactions. He holds a B.A. with honors in both Philosophy and English Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Rob also holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Andrew Yu  Founder and CTO, Modo Labs
Andrew Yu is an expert on smartphones and mobile devices, with more than 17 years of Internet and mobile software experience in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to founding Modo Labs, Andrew led a team of mobile developers from MIT to create the MIT Mobile Framework, an open source project that started in 2007 to help universities create compelling mobile web applications. Andrew graduated from Harvard University in 1994 with a BA honors degree in physics and East Asian studies. He also studied electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. Andrew also serves on Modo Labs’ board of directors.

Sean Li  CEO and co-founder, CaterCow.com
Sean Li is the cofounder and CEO of CaterCow, a food delivery website where you can order catering from local restaurants. Since the pandemic, with business revenues down 98%+, Sean has pivoted the focus of his team to donate thousands meals to the hospital frontline from local restaurant partners across Boston, NYC, DC, SF, and LA. With the health scare hopefully subsiding, the CaterCow team is currently working on a big project that Sean hopes will reinvent how food delivery works in a sustainable and fair way to both restaurants and diners.

Sean was born in Beijing, immigrated to the US at 5-years old, and grew up in Atlanta. He graduated from Princeton University and worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley before CaterCow.
Mingsheng Hong  AI & Big Data Expert, Google
Dr. Mingsheng Hong leads the engineering work of Google's TensorFlow runtime, the AI infrastructure. Prior to this role, Mingsheng worked in Big Data engineering leadership roles at Google, Hadapt and HP Vertica. During his five years at Massachusetts in 2008-2013, Mingsheng was fortunate to volunteer at NECINA and served as its 17th President during the 2012-2013 term. Mingsheng obtained his Computer Science Ph.D. degree at Cornell University, and co-founded the Microsoft CEDR research project, commercialized as SQL Server StreamInsight. Mingsheng has given talks, lectures and demos at industry and academic forums such as TensorFlow Developer Summit, Hadoop World, and Harvard Business School.

Chi Kong Shue  Chairman and President of SDSC Global Foundation and CentriHall, Inc.
He has also been involved in the hi-tech venture and private equity investments in Taiwan, China and U.S. since 2002. He had been the Executive Vice President at Sycamore Networks (1998-2003) responsible for the R&D of intelligent optical transport & switching systems and Asia market development. Prior to Sycamore, he was the VP at Ascend Communications and a Co-Founder of Cascade, and the Vice President of Engineering. Both Sycamore and Cascade had very successful IPO’s (SCMR and CSCC on NASDAQ) in 1999 and 1994 respectively. Mr. Shue had served at Open Software Foundation and Wang Laboratories, Inc. from 1978 to 1989.
Mr. Shue was born in Taiwan. He received a B.S.E.E. from ChiaoTung University in Taiwan in 1974, and an MS Degrees in both Computer Sciences and Operations Research from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978. He also studied in Sloan Graduate School of Management at M.I.T. in 1979. Mr. Shue received the Asian-American Achievement Award from the University of Massachusetts in 1998 for his contributions to the economic and social development of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He served as the President of NECINA in 2000 and as a Board Director since 1998. Mr. Shue currently holds three U.S. data communication patents and is a member of IEEE and OSA.
Harry Gao  President (2019-2020), NECINA
Dr. Harry Gao is the president of NECINA for 2019-2020. He has been serving as the chair of NECINA Entrepreneur Programs – Entrepreneur Club (E Club), NECINA Entrepreneur Workshop (NEW), Youth Entrepreneur Service (YES) for many years. Dr. Gao has more than 25 years of diverse professional experience as a researcher, engineer, manager, international sales director, and business owner. Dr. Gao had worked for many famous companies such as Danaher, ThermoFisher (formerly known as Thermo Electron) etc. Dr. Harry Gao is the founder and President of GNW International, a technology company based in MA. Dr. Harry Gao is passionate about helping young professionals and students in career advancement and development, entrepreneurship and business development, particularly based on innovations in technology with huge market potentials.  Dr. Gao received a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Connie Dai  President-elect (2020), NECINA
Attorney Connie Dai advises emerging to well-established companies on corporate, investment, business transactions, trademark, trade secrets and employment legal matters. She also represents clients in the State and Federal courts as well as before private arbitration and mediations. Before practicing law, Connie advised and counseled business and& start-ups on marketing and growth strategies, financing options and operation optimization, and has negotiated business engagements on behalf of client companies. Earlier in her career, she oversaw the enforcement of anti-trademark infringement efforts by Coca-Cola China, as well as participated in joint venture negotiations that led to the establishment of several Coca-Cola bottling companies in China. Connie has an M.B.A. from University of Calgary and J.D from Suffolk Law School . She is an avid reader, half marathon runner, skier and tennis player.

Join NECINA as a Member today to receive free tickets to all NECINA conferences in a year!
About NECINA 

NECINA (www.necina.org) is nonprofit organization that was founded 24 years ago by a group of highly successful entrepreneurs. Our mission is to nourish entrepreneurship, facilitate professional career development, and bridge the business and culture gap between New England and Greater China.

As a non-profit organization, we have a subscription contact base of over 5000 people. We run 40+ events per year, and help startup companies raise hundreds of million dollars. The return from Companies founded by our members has been over $10 billion dollars.
Our former speakers include Dean of MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360, Chairman and President of Oriza Holdings, Partners of Atlas Venture, President of IEEE. Just to name a few.

We also have built partnership with the companies like Dell Computer (EMC), Constant Contact, KPMG, Delta Air Lines, NetBrain, etc.
Overview
NECINA 2020 annual conference will be held on Saturday June 27 in the morning on Zoom. The theme of the annual conference is “Innovation under pandemic - how technologies help us transition towards new normal”. You are invited to join us. The topics of speech include but not limited to: - New mobility under pandemic; - New developments in robot and sensing industry - Tele medicine - Crisis and opportunities in education - Technology pros and cons for contact tracing - How AI, big Data help us improve efficiency in all business including modern logistics - how can we transition towards a “contactless“ society when we still try to live and do business normally?

Please mark your calendar and join us on the first ever NECINA annual conference held online.
Detail
Date/Time:   June 27 (Saturday), 2020 / 9:30am– 1:00pm

Venue: Online Zoom meeting

Registration is required: on EventBrite (for Zoom meeting ID)  

FeeFree to all NECINA community members

Agenda (Tentative)
  • 9:30-9:35AM Open Remark: Harry Gao, NECINA President 
  • 9:35-9:45AM Cheng Wu, Chairman, NECINA Board
  • 9:45 – 10:15AM keynote speaker: CEO of Elemental Machines
  • 10:15-10:45 AM keynote speaker: CEO of Type-Coach
  • 10:45-11:10 AM Speaker: Founder and CTO of Modo Labs
  • 11:10 – 11:30 AM Speaker: CEO of CaterCow.com
  • 11:30 – 11:50 AM Speaker: AI & Big Data expert from Google
  • 11:50 AM – 12:00PM NECINA founding board member: Chikang Shue
  • 12:00 – 12:30AM YES 14 Awards + winning team demo 
  • 12: 30 – 12:45 NECINA officer award
  • 12: 45 – 1:00pm: NECINA new president speech
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch break 
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm NECINA online social party (everyone will speak for a few minutes)
Speakers (Bios TBA soon)
  • Cheng Wu, Chairman, NECINA Board





  • Dr. Mingsheng Hong, Senior Staff, AI & Big Data expert from Google

  • Chikang Shue, NECINA founding board member 
Event Organizer
Join NECINA as a Member today to receive Free tickets to all NECINA conferences in a year!
About NECINA
NECINA (www.necina.org) is nonprofit organization that was founded 24 years ago by a group of highly successful entrepreneurs. Our mission is to nourish entrepreneurship, facilitate professional career development, and bridge the business and culture gap between New England and Greater China.



As a non-profit organization, we have a subscription contact base of over 4500 people. We run 40+ events per year, and help startup companies raise hundreds of million dollars. The return from Companies founded by our members has been over $10 billion dollars.

Our former speakers include Dean of MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360, Chairman and President of Oriza Holdings, Partners of Atlas Venture, President of IEEE. Just to name a few.

We also have built partnership with the companies like Dell Computer (EMC), Constant Contact, KPMG, Delta Air Lines, NetBrain, etc.


Join Us!
Join NECINA as a Member today to receive free tickets to all NECINA conferences in a year!
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New Technologies –AI, Big Data, New Energy
Overview
NECINA is hosting a series of Career Panels to equip you with proven career tips and techniques necessary to take you to the next level! With one click on your mobile device, you will hear from multiple seasoned senior executives share their diversified career paths, experiences, anecdotes, lessons learned, achievements made, difficulties overcome, and how they arrived at the pinnacles of their professional life! You can also interact with the panelists in Q&A session. You will gain priceless career suggestions and tips without worrying about contracting Covid-19 and do it with more than sufficient social distancing! Don't miss this great opportunity, register early, seats are limited.

The fourth Zoom panel discussion, featuring three (3) distinguished management and executives in latest technologies, will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020, from 8 PM to 9:30 PM. The panelists are Dr. Billy Zhang, Tech Frontiers-AI/IoT/Renewable Energy, Dr. Mingsheng Hong, Senior Staff Software Engineer, TensorFlow and Google Brain, and Michael Gionfriddo, Product Manager, Mobility AI, Affeciva. The moderator will be Aaron Wen, a graduate student at Bentley university.  Aaron is also a NECINA officer.
Detail
Date/Time:   May 28 (Thursday), 2020 / 8:00pm– 9:30pm

Venue: Online Zoom meeting

Zoom meeting ID:  Contact harry.gao@necina.org for meeting ID & questions.

FeeFree to all NECINA community members

Agenda
8:00 pm - 8:05 pm 
Open Remark: NECINA President Dr. Harry Gao

8:05 pm – 8:10 pm
Panel Discussion moderator: Aaron Wen 

8:10 pm - 9:00 pm 
Panel presentation and discussion: Dr. Billy Zhang, Dr. Mingsheng Hong, Michael Gionfriddo

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Q&A
Bios of Panelists and Moderator
Billy Zhang
Tech Frontiers-AI/IoT/Renewable Energy
Billy Zhang is an independent director, who Advises other entrepreneurs, investors and governments in China on strategy, operations and fundraising, with all things smart, including smart energy, smart cities, smart healthcare, smart education, smart manufacturing, smart eCommerce, etc.

Prior to becoming an independent director, Billy was Vice President at Demand Energy Networks, a Greater Seattle Area. As Vice President, Billy Articulated new paradigm of smart energy for energy efficiency to government officials charged with setting energy policies, senior executives in utilities and business leaders in C&I enterprises including nuclear, hydro, solar and wind.

From 2009 to 2012, Billy was Managing Director China and Director of Sales Performance & Operations at Alstom Grid, which was renamed as GE Grid Solution, a subsidiary of GE. Billy led a global virtual team to land first-ever sale of energy management enterprise software solution for energy management into Global 100 utility key account. Besides, he led sales team through leadership in implementing sales effectiveness and efficiency processes on Salesforce.com to sustain €320 million in revenues in very tough business environment.

Billy Zhang holds his Ph.D. in Material Science & Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University, MBA, Marketing at University of Maryland, and Bachelor of Science in Physics at Shandong University, China. 
Mingsheng Hong
Senior Staff Software Engineer, TensorFlow and Google Brain
Dr. Mingsheng Hong is Tech Lead / Manager at Google, focused on developing TensorFlow, the AI infrastructure. Prior to this role, Mingsheng worked in Big Data engineering leadership roles at Google and was Chief Data Scientist at Hadapt and served as CTO at HP Vertica. During his five years at Massachusetts from 2008 to 2013, Mingsheng was an active volunteer at NECINA and served as the President during the 2012-2013 term.

Mingsheng obtained his Computer Science Ph.D. degree at Cornell University, and co-founded the Microsoft CEDR research project, commercialized as SQL Server StreamInsight. Mingsheng has given talks, lectures and demos at industry and academic forums such as TensorFlow Developer Summit, Hadoop World, and Harvard Business School. He also holds Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Fudan University.
Michael Gionfriddo
Product Manager, Mobility AI, Affeciva
Michael Gionfriddo is a Product Manager at Affectiva, the pioneer in Human Perception AI, where he is working with the automotive industry to integrate AI technologies inside vehicles. After a couple technical roles at Fortune 500 companies, Michael has spent the majority of his career working with Boston startups to apply technical innovations to new technologies and markets. Prior to joining Affectiva, Michael was Autonomous Electrification Program Manager at WitTricity from 2016 to 2019. When Michael isn't solving technical challenges, he enjoys adventuring with his wife, Maria, and lego building with his twin toddlers.

Michael gained Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering at The University of Connecticut in 2007. 
Aaron Wen
Graduate Student, Bentley University
Aaron is a graduate student with a major in Taxation at Bentley University. He was an Accounting intern at HooliHome Boston and an AP and T&E expense intern at Dassault Systems in Waltham.

Aaron is now in his early career and he will be our moderator for this career panel talk. 
Event Organizer
NECINA (www.necina.org) is nonprofit organization that was founded 24 years ago by a group of highly successful entrepreneurs. Our mission is to nourish entrepreneurship, facilitate professional career development, and bridge the business and culture gap between New England and Greater China.



As a non-profit organization, we have a subscription contact base of over 4500 people. We run 40+ events per year, and help startup companies raise hundreds of million dollars. The return from Companies founded by our members has been over $10 billion dollars.

Our former speakers include Dean of MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360, Chairman and President of Oriza Holdings, Partners of Atlas Venture, President of IEEE. Just to name a few.

We also have built partnership with the companies like Dell Computer (EMC), Constant Contact, KPMG, Delta Air Lines, NetBrain, etc.


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NECINA Career Panel Discussion - #3
Risk Management/Quantitative/Taxation
Overview
NECINA is hosting a series of Career Panels to equip you with proven career tips and techniques necessary to take you to the next level! With one click on your mobile device, you will hear from multiple seasoned senior executives share their diversified career paths, experiences, anecdotes, lessons learned, achievements made, difficulties overcome, and how they arrived at the pinnacles of their professional life! You can also interact with the panelists in Q&A session. You will gain priceless career suggestions and tips without worrying about contracting Covid-19 and do it with more than sufficient social distancing! Don't miss this great opportunity, register early, seats are limited.

The third Zoom panel discussion, featuring three (3) distinguished managers and executives in taxation, quantitative analysis and risk management field, will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 8 PM to 9:30 PM. The panelists are Xiaofeng (Frank) Xia, Founder and CEO, Pine Grove Capital, Rui Zhang, AVP & Actuary, John Hancock Financial Services, and Julia Jiang, Tax Manager, Amazon. The moderator will be Jianyi (Johnny) Liao, NECINA Officer and Sales Order Administrator, VMWare.
Detail
Date/Time:   May 21 (Thursday), 2020 / 8:00pm– 9:30pm

Venue: Online Zoom meeting

Zoom meeting ID:  Contact harry.gao@necina.org for meeting ID & questions.

FeeFree to all NECINA community members

Agenda
8:00 pm - 8:05 pm 
Open Remark: NECINA President Dr. Harry Gao

8:05 pm – 8:10 pm
Panel Discussion moderator: Johnny Liao 

8:10 pm - 9:00 pm 
Panel presentation and discussion: Frank Xia, Rui Zhang, Julia Jiang

9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Q&A
Bios of Panelists and Moderator
Xiaofeng (Frank) Xia,
CFA, Founder and CEO, Pine Grove Capital
Frank is the founder and CEO of Pine Grove Capital, a Boston based hedge fund, focusing on quantitative investing using advanced machine learning techniques. He oversees all investing-related matters, including research, portfolio management, and product management at Pine Grove Capital. 

Prior to founding PGC, Frank was Head of Quantitative Investments at Hong- Shang Asset Management, a Shanghai-based hedge fund with approximately USD 1 billion AUM. He was in charge of quantitative research and portfolio management. 

From 2007 to 2017, Frank was a portfolio manager and analyst at Wellington Management Company in Boston, where he worked in the Quantitative Investment Group for almost 11 years. There he managed or co-managed four portfolios, Emerging Markets Systematic Equity, Global Low Volatility, Country Long/Short Alpha, and Event-Driven, with total AUM of $3.3 billion.

Prior to coming to the U.S. in 2004, Frank worked for Oracle as software engineer for two years and was one of three founding members of Xunlei. Frank holds his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Wuhan University and master's degrees in Applied Mathematics (Peking University), Mathematics (Emory University), and Computational Finance (Carnegie Mellon University).Frank holds his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Wuhan University and master's degrees in Applied Mathematics (Peking University), Mathematics (Emory University), and Computational Finance (Carnegie Mellon University).
Rui Zhang
FSA, MAAA, Assistant Vice President & Actuary,
John Hancock Financial Services
Rui holds the position of Assistance Vice President, Experience Study with John Hancock Financial Services.  She is a fellow of the society of actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. 

At her current position, Rui has a leadership role as the head of the John Hancock Experience Study team, responsible for setting and monitoring experience for all product lines. Prior to this position, Rui lead the John Hancock’s IFRS valuation area responsible for financial reporting of the Long Term Care and Fixed Annuity products; and before that capital management area focusing on NAIC RBC capital, where she played a key role in developing capital management initiatives for the organization. 

Holding an undergraduate degree in engineering, Rui attended Boston University where she received Master’s degree in Actuarial Science.  Rui began to work for John Hancock in 2000 as an actuarial student.  In the next several years, she rotated within the company and gained experience many actuarial functions including insurance product development, valuation, capital and risk management, and investment.  Rui received her fellowship from the society of actuaries in 2005.   

Rui was also a part time faculty at Boston University Actuarial Science department between 2001 and 2014.
Julia Jiang
CPA, Tax Manager, Amazon
Julia works as a tax manager specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions with Amazon in Boston.

Julia started her career in JPMorgan as a fund account. Shortly after, she found her interests in taxation and joined a small CPA firm in Wellesley. After that, she went to the Big Fours and spent almost 10 years in KPMG and EY. In 2017, she left EY as a Senior Tax Manager and joined Amazon tax team as a Tax Manager and specializes in Merger and Acquisition tax reporting.
She gained her bachelor’s degree in China and obtained her MBA in Cambridge College in 2006. She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Jianyi Liao
Sales Order Administrator, VMWare
Jianyi works as a sales order administrator at VMWare. He recently graduated from Bentley University with a bachelor’s degree of Finance. Before his current job, he was working at Ivy Media as an account payable associate. Jianyi is one of the founders of Chinese Young Professionals Association (CYPA), a student organization at Bentley University. He was also the director of marketing department at CYPA, a NECINA officer.
Jianyi is now in his early career and he will be our moderate for this career panel talk. 
Event Organizer
NECINA (www.necina.org) is nonprofit organization that was founded 24 years ago by a group of highly successful entrepreneurs. Our mission is to nourish entrepreneurship, facilitate professional career development, and bridge the business and culture gap between New England and Greater China.



As a non-profit organization, we have a subscription contact base of over 4500 people. We run 40+ events per year, and help startup companies raise hundreds of million dollars. The return from Companies founded by our members has been over $10 billion dollars.

Our former speakers include Dean of MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman and CEO of Qihoo 360, Chairman and President of Oriza Holdings, Partners of Atlas Venture, President of IEEE. Just to name a few.

We also have built partnership with the companies like Dell Computer (EMC), Constant Contact, KPMG, Delta Air Lines, NetBrain, etc.


Join Us!
Join NECINA as a Member today to receive free tickets to all NECINA conferences in a year!







NECINA Career Panel Discussion 
#2 Medical/Pharmaceutical

Date/Time:   May 14 (Thursday), 2020 / 8:00pm– 9:30pm

Venue: Online Zoom meeting


Fee: Free to all NECINA community members 

Contact: harry.gao@necina.org for Zoom ID & questions.

Scan and Join the WeChat Group below for Zoom ID and more information.

Overview
        NECINA is hosting a series of Career Panels to equip you with proven career tips and techniques necessary to take you to the next level! With one click on your mobile device, you will hear from multiple seasoned senior executives share their diversified career paths, experiences, anecdotes, lessons learned, achievements made, difficulties overcome, and how they arrived at the pinnacles of their professional life! You can also interact with the panelists in Q&A session. You will gain priceless career suggestions and tips without worrying about contracting Covid-19 and do it with more than sufficient social distancing! Don't miss this great opportunity, register early, seats are limited.
        The second Zoom panel discussion, featuring three (3) distinguished management and executives in medical device and pharmaceutical industry, will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 8 PM to 9:15 PM. The panelists are Dr. Mei Zhang, VP, Zyno Medical LLC; Dr. Chao Yang, Medical Safety Officer and Director, Depuy Synthes Spine, Johnson & Johnson; and Dr. Zhiyong Yang, Director, Biology, Johnson & Johnson R&D. The moderator will be Ru Zheng, Senior Business Intelligence Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, NECINA Board of Directors.  

Agenda
8:00 pm - 8:05 pm - Open Remark: NECINA President Dr. Harry Gao

8:05 pm – 8:10 pm - Panel Discussion moderator: Ru Zheng 

8:10 pm - 9:10 pm - Panel presentation and discussion: Mei Zhang, Chao Yang, Zhiyong Yang

9:10 pm – 9:30 pm Q&A

Panelists and Moderator
Dr. Mei Zhang, VP, Zyno Medical LLC


        Dr. Mei Zhang is the Vice President of Quality Assurance, Regulatory Compliance and Engineering at Zyno Medical LLC. She leads R&D, sustaining engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, global supplier management, and regulatory compliance for class II medical devices. Her passion for innovation has resulted in about 20 patents. She has successfully directed the team developing and obtaining FDA 510k clearance for multiple new medical device families. Prior to joining Zyno Medical, Mei worked at an engineering consulting firm, Metis Design Corporation and Sensata Technologies, a global leading supplier of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions with operations and business centers in 12 countries. Mei obtained her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY at Stony Brook and completed her post-doctoral research at MIT.


Dr. Chao Yang, MD, Medical Safety Officer and Director, Depuy Synthes Spine (Johnson & Johnson)



        Dr. Yang currently works as Medical Safety Officer with Johnson & Johnson. He oversees product safety issues for Spine and Sports products. He also builds strategic medical affairs, sciences and safety stewardship for DePuy Synthes Orthopedics products in assessing potential safety signals. In addition, he develops and executes risk management in new product development and maintenance, provides medical expertise in Preliminary Risk Assessment (PRA), Health Hazards Evaluations (HHE), and Post-Market Surveillance plans (PMSPs) and report (PMSR). In addition, he serves as medical monitor in multiple clinical studies to provide medical perspective in study design and safety management. Provide product Risk-Benefit Assessment and review of Clinical Evaluation Report (CER).  Dr Yang has medical device industry experience for over 10 years with combined vision in clinical and business development.
        Dr. Yang also possesses MD degree with more than 10 years of surgical/orthopedics practices (Spine) and 4-year post-doctoral research training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. previously worked at Kimberly-Clark Roswell, GA as a Medical Director / Associate Medical Director. He was the only medical director of KC Healthcare.  He is a product vigilance expert for safety evaluation and risk management activities for marketed and investigational products. He implemented regulatory requirement and quality procedures into the product safety review. He provided clinical decision in MDR, medical evaluation (ME), health hazard evaluation (HHE) and field action, risk management documents including FMEA.
Dr. Yang was awarded of Ten Best doctors issued by Tianjin Red Cross Hospital in 1998 and 1999.  Dr. Yang earned a Mini MBA in Medical Technology Management: Strategies for Medical Technology Company Growth from St. Thomas University Minneapolis, MN. He also has a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medicine from Tianjin Medical University Tianjin, China.


Dr. Zhiyong Yang, Director, Biology, Johnson & Johnson R&D


        Dr. Zhiyong Yang is a Director of Biology (Metabolic Complications) at Johnson & Johnson R&D. Prior to joining J&J in 2018, Dr. Yang had a combined 18 years of drug discovery research experience, with roles as a Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist, Senior Principal Scientist, and Associate Research Fellow at Wyeth and Pfizer, mostly in the Inflammation and Immunology research fields.  Dr. Yang has extensive experience in leading research groups as well as cross-functional drug discovery project teams, with goals to develop novel therapeutics (both small molecules and antibodies) to treat chronic kidney diseases, chronic liver diseases, and inflammatory diseases associated with the lung and the joint.
        Dr. Yang received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Nankai University in 1989, and his Ph.D. degree in molecular/cell biology from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995. He then conducted post-doctoral research at Yale University and Harvard University in the fields of gene regulation, signal transduction and inflammation. In 2014-2015, Dr. Yang served as the president of Chinese American BioMedical Association.