美西玉山科技協會將於5月20日(星期日)舉行第28屆年會，主題是「勇創新世界」（Embrace New World)，把最熱門的科技話題融入在此主題之中，將探討人工智慧、區塊鏈及硬體科技趨勢，除了論壇，並邀重量級主講人前科技部長、前谷歌亞洲硬體營運總監張善政以及台大教授葉丙成，此外聖荷西曲棍球代表隊 San Jose Sharks執行長Jonathan Becher也將端看球季賽程擔任主講人。同時晚宴中，資深義工高亞眉將獲頒"玉山特殊貢獻獎"，此外，加州財政部長江俊輝將親臨致辭。
玉山年會時間為下午12:00-5:30，於Residence Inn by Marriott （19429 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino）舉行 ；晚宴將於6:00-9:00在亞歷山大牛排館(Alexander's Steakhouse)，與往年不同，將以精緻格局、賓客能充分交流為主。請上網www.montejade.org
除了三位重量級的講員之外，兩場科技菁英匯聚的論壇切中當今科技最熱門的話題。第一場論壇主題為「區塊鍊-- 訊號 vs.干擾」（Blockchain - Signal vs Noise） 。比特幣的風行讓科技、投資、法令甚至証交所不敢輕乎區塊鍊科技的未來發展。區塊鍊所帶動的經濟效益也是正反兩面，在這場論壇中，數位與談人將從不同的面向來談區塊鍊的趨勢，讓「干擾」成為業界得以學習與獲益的「訊號」。
「硬科技與超級應用之間的推拉效應」（Push & Pull between Hard tech & Killer app）是為第二個話題。智慧型應用是科技界鋪天蓋地的話題，但是如何更深入的了解它近年的發展歷程和帶來的價值與影響，今年年會則探討從硬科技（Hard Tech）在過去廿年發展中，從摩爾定律（Moore's Law）、低價個人電腦、通訊、網路、智慧手機、行動智能生活、物聯網、大數據等等，所帶來的智慧與經驗，引領聽眾到一個無限可能的超級應用時代。（請詳見以下與談人名單）
[backcolor= transparent]得獎人科技組現任秘書高亞眉（Yamei Kao），80年代末期進入科技組，從兼職雇員開始，後來轉任正式雇員、秘書。幾年前她返台，轉了一圈沒多久又悄悄回到灣區，再任科技組秘書、「重操舊業」。從玉山成立前，她就跟著玉山共同創辦人莊以德一起組織規畫，一路走來近30年，幾乎整個職場生涯，都與玉山科技緊密綁在一塊；對她來說，玉山經驗，是「付出」，更是「收穫」。
這次年會由美西玉山副理事鄭詠升擔任大會主席，黃安利以及陳宜妙擔任共同主席。下午活動免費，以英文進行， 美西玉山理事長胡立民 表示：下午節目以提供許多科學新知，傳播新知識、增加互動為主 。他特別鼓勵年輕人參與，在主題設計上也十分能吸引年輕科技朋友，玉山相當重視傳承，早年移民留學生創業故事更是矽谷經典，利用這個平台讓一代代華裔精英彼此交流融合，產生更大的影響力。論壇部份，已有十多位講員確認，主講人為跨科技、學者和產業界傳奇人物張善政以及翻轉教育領袖和創業家葉丙成，陣容強大, 座位有限，歡迎矽谷朋友踴躍至玉山網站報名。 今年晚宴為全新型態，著重精緻的交流活動，沒有舞台演出或主講，把重點從台上拉到每一位賓客身上，鼓勵彼此交流與互動，參與者不以個別售票為主，鼓勵企業贊助，希望將科技企業界朋友在繁忙工作生活中，營造一個溫馨的聯誼機會。晚宴座位有限，如欲贊助請與玉山聯繫，(408) 905-8581。
28th Monte Jade Annual Conference-Embrace the New World Date: May 20, 2018 Time: 12:00 Noon, May 20, 2018 (Sunday)Place: Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Cupertino, 19429 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014 Dinner Mixer (Sponsors Only)Time: 6:00pm (same date)Place: Alexander's Steakhouse, CupertinoAfternoon program registration: here. Free. Online registration in advance is required. Monte Jade Chairman: Limin Hu (胡立民)Conference chair: David Jeng (鄭詠升)Conference co-chairs: Annie Tsai (黃安利), Emily Chen (陳宜妙)Contact: email@example.com Conference Agenda:
Afternoon ProgramMaster of Ceremony: David Jeng (鄭詠升), CSO, Wintec12:00 – 1:00 pm Registration & Networking 1:00 – 1:05 pm Welcome Remarks: Limin Hu (胡立民), Chairman, Monte Jade West Science and Technology Association 1:05 – 1:55 pm Keynote Speaker: Simon San-Cheng Chang (張善政), Former Premier, Taiwan, Republic of ChinaFormer Director of Google's Hardware Operations in AsiaTitle: To Embrace the New World with ABCD (AI, Blockchain, Cloud and Data) 1:55 – 2:55 pmSession 1: Blockchain - Signal vs NoiseBlockchain technology was launch into the mainstream with Bitcoin in 2009 and has grown rapidly over the last few years. Today, with newly distributed applications, protocols, tokens announced daily in conjunction with subpoenas and regulations from the Department of Justice(DOJ), Commodities Futures and Trading Commission(CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) - there is a lot of NOISE. How do we sift through the Noise and identify the actual SIGNAL? In our Blockchain fireside chat with our panelist from the industry - software, token, infrastructure - we are looking to engage the audience to discover the truth. Moderator: Charles Jolley, Founder & CEO, Ozlo (acquired by Facebook)Panelist: Jon Hearty, Head of Business Development, Origin ProtocolPanelist: Curtis Mo, Partner, ICO Lead, DLA PiperPanelist: Chris Shepherd, CEO & Founder, HashrabbitPanelist: Hoolie Tejwani, Head of Crypto Investments, Obvious VenturesPanelist: Ling Wu (吳陵), CEO & Founder, TCBAsoft2:55 – 3:10 pm Coffee Break (15 minutes) 3:10 – 3:55 pmKeynote Speaker: Jonathan Becher, President of San Jose Sharks, former CDO of SAPTitle: "Digitization of Industries" and "the Future of Sports & Entertainment" 3:55 – 4:55 pmSession 2: Push & Pull between Hard Tech & Killer App (sponsored by SF-Taipei Sister City Committee)Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the nearest of them all?In this panel, panelists share stories of what have been achieved in the past 2 decades through hard tech. They will chat about:• Moore's Law,• sub-1000 PC,• Win-Tel• the emergence of Internet• Cell phone->Smart Phone -> Mobile Commerce -> Mobile Life• Social networking and big data• Big data & IOT• Big data & AI• Big data, networking, and blockchainThey will use past examples and experiences to share with us, what they foresee, from hard tech perspective, is the nearest big wave (or hype wave.) Is it going to be blockchain, autonomous driving, AI, etc, that is going to deeply affect lives around us. What we, living at the apex of technology, should be ready to embrace. Moderator: Peter Hsieh (謝忠高), General Partner, Acorn Pacific VenturesPanelist: Chun-Ya (C.Y.) Chen (陳鈞亞), VP of Global Manufacturing, Integrated Device Technology IncPanelist: Steven Liu (劉士維), VP of Marketing, UMCPanelist: Emily Su (蘇佳臻), Director of Sales, SupermicroPanelist: Nana Tseng (曾雅君), VP of Sales, ASE 4:55 – 5:40 pmKeynote Speaker: Benson Yeh (葉丙成), CEO & Cofounder, PaGamO/Bonio Inc. Professor, EE Dept., National Taiwan UniversityTitle: A New Paradigm Shift for Future Learning! PaGamO: E-Sport + EducationEvening Program(Sponsors Only)Alexander's Steakhouse19379 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Master of Ceremony: Maggie Li (李喬琚), Board Member, Monte Jade West6:00 – 7:40 pm Registration & Mixer/Dinner7:40 – 7:45 pmWelcome Remarks:Limin Hu (胡立民), Chairman, Monte Jade West Science and Technology AssociationDavid Jeng (鄭詠升), Conference Chair 7:45 – 8:05 pmVIP Introduction & Award CeremonySpecial Guest: John Chiang (江俊輝), California State TreasureSpecial Contribution Award -- Ms. Yamei Chang (高亞眉) 8:05 – 9:00 pm Mixer/Dinner新聞聯絡人:
Keynote 1 : Dr. San-Cheng Simon Chang Bio 張善政 Dr. San-Cheng (Simon) Chang is the former Deputy Premier and Premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan) government. He also held roles as Minister w/o Portfolio and then the Minister of Science & Technology. During his time in these roles, Chang invested significant effort in promoting the IT applications and established the foundation for the government to move on to the era of big data applications. Before joining the government, Chang was the regional Director of Hardware Operations of Asia for Google and the VP of E-Services for Acer Inc. He was also a professor of Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University and was the founding Director of Taiwan's National Center for High-performance computing. Among the many job titles now he holds after retiring from the Premier position, Chang is the Honorary Dean of Big Data Management at SooChow University, the Chairman of IBMI (Institute of the Biotechnology and Medicine Industry), and the Chairman of Taiwan Mobile Foundation.
Keynote 1 Abstract
[backcolor= transparent]To Embrace the New World with ABCD (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, and Data)[backcolor= transparent]San-Cheng (Simon) Chang[backcolor= transparent]Former Premier, Rep. of China (Taiwan)Director of hardware operations of Asia, Google[backcolor= transparent] [backcolor= transparent]In recent years big data attracted the attention of virtually all industry sectors. To store the data and process the big data applications, cloud computing became more widely adopted. The collection of abundant data sets constituted a more comprehensive learning base, and as a result helped AI to be revived and become more practical. In the meantime, block chain also caught the attention of many industries due to the emergence of digital currencies and other potential applications.[backcolor= transparent]All these advancements of ABCD have deep implications not only for the ICT industry but also for many other disciplines alike. We see ICT adoption becomes more proliferated, the eco-system of industries re-shaped, and boundaries between sectors blurring. To take advantages of these new opportunities, one needs to observe and understand what major international industry players are doing, and more importantly, the rationale behind. One needs to picture the competition posture and adequately position himself to leverage these developments. Depending on the scale of economy and market, it is important that one works out a set of strategies that encourage innovative applications and invest limited resources wisely.[backcolor= transparent]In the case of Taiwan, adequate strategies are particularly important considering where Taiwan's unique strengths and weaknesses lie. In addition, first mover advantage is also critical and speed of strategy execution counts. Taiwan missed its chance to become a major player of IT software and services, but ABCD allows Taiwan to catch up, if Taiwan moves smartly. Keynote 2 : Jonathan Becher Bio
Becher is co-president of Sharks Sports & Entertainment along with John Tortora. Becher is responsible for the organization's areas of sales, marketing and revenue, and oversees the organization's fan engagement strategies.
Prior to joining Sharks Sports & Entertainment, Becher spent a decade at SAP in the dual role of Chief Digital Officer and as the Head of the SAP Digital business unit. A three-time CEO, he is a frequent speaker at technology industry events and is a regularly published author. Becher is the Board Chair for the Churchill Club and is the sole independent Board Member of both Trintech and Pixlee. He is also an adviser to several early-stage companies.
Becher was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the world's most influential CMOs, most social CMO in The Huffington Post, and a top CxO on Twitter by Social Media Marketing. He holds a MS in computer science from Duke and BS in computer engineering from University of Virginia.
Keynote 3 : Benson Yeh [backcolor= transparent]葉丙成，號丙紳，任教於台大電機系，現借調擔任 PaGamO/BoniO Inc. 執行長職務。
[backcolor= transparent]其為師也，富熱情，難忍教學一成不變。時於臉書輔導學生求學、人生之惑，後撰文部落格以惠同惑者，傳閱者眾。庚寅年某日見某生於課堂瞌睡，當夜不能寐。翻滾至五更，幡然悟得「For the student! By the student! Of the student!」之心法。自此教學通脫不拘，大開大闔，開發各式獨特教學法。教學深具特色，多有口碑。[backcolor= transparent]Abstract: [backcolor= transparent]How to keep students engaged to the class? How can we make our students motivated to learn? These have been the most challenging questions for teachers/instructors nowadays as we have more and more digital natives in schools and in corporates. It is more and more difficult for teachers/instructors to keep the students' concentration in learning!
[backcolor= transparent]Over the years, Prof. Yeh has developed a series of Peer-to-Peer Gamification schemes for teaching following his unique teaching philosophy: "For the student! By the student! Of the student!". In 2013, Prof. Yeh's team created PaGamO, the first-ever educational platform in the world that combines E-Sport and Education. It has been widely used in Asia for K12 learning and corporate training. The success of PaGamO in motivating students to learn, shows that E-Sport + Education will become a whole new paradigm for future teaching and learning.
[backcolor= transparent]摘要：[backcolor= transparent]如何讓學生投入課程？如何讓學生有動機學習？這些都是現代老師最頭痛的問題。全世界有越來越多的數位原生世代，他們都是從小玩遊戲看動畫長大。如何能夠讓這些世代的學生/員工維持學習的專注力，難度越來越高！ [backcolor= transparent]過去數年，葉丙成教授發展了一系列多人互動的線上遊戲式教育平台，其背後理念是希望能引起學生學習的主動性。在 2013 年，葉教授團隊開發了 PaGamO，成為全球首創電競與教育結合的新教育平台。在亞洲各地，不管是學校教育或是企業訓練，都有許多人使用 PaGamO 做教學。PaGamO 成功地讓學生們產生學習動機，也樹立了未來教育與學習的新成功模式。