Contact

Ashley Dutta
Senior Director, Center for Innovation, Trade, and Strategy
tradecenter@nbr.org

The Future of Technology in Asia


Event Details
Thursday, September 19, 2019
9:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

This is an invitation-only workshop and space is limited. To request an invitation, email:

Ashley Dutta
tradecenter@nbr.org

Join NBR for a workshop to explore what the future of technology will look like in some of the most rapidly growing and strategically important Asian markets. Who will drive the development and shape the standards of AI, 5G, FinTech, Internet of Things (IoT), and other emerging technologies that will determine how the world communicates, trades, and innovates in the future?


AGENDA

9:15 a.m. | REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:30 a.m. | WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

    Michael Wills, NBR


Advancing Taiwan’s Tech Competitiveness


9:35 a.m. | OPENING REMARKS

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

9:45 a.m. | KEYNOTE REMARKS

10:20 a.m. | PANEL

Strengthening Taiwan’s Technological Edge and U.S.-Taiwan Innovation Collaboration

    Julie Yang, National Center for APEC

    Shuo-Yan Chou, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

    Lotta Danielsson, US-Taiwan Business Council


11:35 a.m. | BREAK

11:45 a.m. | LUNCH & AFTERNOON SESSION REGISTRATION


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


12:15 p.m. | WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

    Michael Wills, NBR

    Yoichiro Yamada, Consul General of Japan in Seattle

12:30 p.m. | KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Jason Matusow, Microsoft

1:10 p.m. | PANEL 1

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

2:25 p.m. | PANEL 2

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

3:40 p.m. | CLOSING REMARKS

    Michael Wills, NBR

3:45 p.m. | RECEPTION


RSVP

This is an invitation-only workshop and space is limited. To request an invitation, email Ashley Dutta at tradecenter@nbr.org.


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