Contact

Ashley Dutta
Senior Director
Center for Innovation, Trade, and Strategy

tradecenter@nbr.org

The Future of Technology in Asia


On September 19, 2019, On September 19, NBR’s Center for Innovation, Trade, and Strategy held a workshop on the future of AI, 5G, FinTech, Internet of Things (IoT), and other emerging technologies in Asia. The workshop considered Taiwan’s technological competitiveness and the implications of China’s Digital Silk Road in Southeast Asia for Japan and the United States, among other topics.

AGENDA


Advancing Taiwan’s Tech Competitiveness

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

    Michael Wills, The National Bureau of Asian Research

OPENING REMARKS

    Alex Kuo-shu Fan, Director-General of the Taiwan Economic and
    Cultural Office in Seattle

PANEL

Strengthening Taiwan’s Technological Edge and U.S.-Taiwan Innovation Collaboration
    Ashley Dutta, The National Bureau of Asian Research (moderator)
    Julie Yang, National Center for APEC
    Shuo-Yan Chou, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Lotta Danielsson, US-Taiwan Business Council

KEYNOTE ADDRESS (via video)

    Zse-Hong Tsai, Executive Secretary, Office of Science & Technology in the Executive Yuan, Taiwan

CLOSING REMARKS

    Melissa Newcomb, The National Bureau of Asian Research

BREAK

LUNCH & AFTERNOON SESSION REGISTRATION


China’s Digital Silk Road:
Tech and Economic Implications for the United States and Japan

WELCOME

    Michael Wills, The National Bureau of Asian Research

OPENING REMARKS

    Yoichiro Yamada, Consul General of Japan in Seattle

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Jason Matusow, Microsoft

PANEL

The Digital Silk Road and Regional Responses
    Brigadier General (ret.) Robert Spalding, Hudson Institute (moderator)
    Barry Naughton, University of California–San Diego
    Clara Gillispie, NBR

PANEL

Technology Competition and Cybersecurity Challenges in the Face of the Digital Silk Road
    Tom Robertson, Microsoft (moderator)
    Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina–Greensboro and Kobe University
    Dai Mochinaga, Keio Research Institute, Keio University
    Brigadier General (ret.) Robert Spalding, Hudson Institute

CLOSING REMARKS

    Michael Wills, The National Bureau of Asian Research

RECEPTION


Shuo-Yan Chou discusses Taiwan’s innovation economy.


Lotta Danielsson

Lotta Danielsson presents on Taiwan’s Asia Silicon Valley Initiative.


Consul General Yamada

Consul General Yamada speaks on Japan’s concerns with China’s Digital Silk Road.


Jason Matusow

Jason Matusow explains the global tech standards process.


Barry Naughton

Barry Naughton and Clara Gillispie discuss the Digital Silk Road in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative and Southeast Asian countries’ digital needs.


Dai Mochinaga

Dai Mochinaga presents on the Digital Silk Road’s risks to cybersecurity.




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