|Perspectives on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: David Cheriton and Ken Xie|
David Cheriton, Professor of CS/EE, Stanford University; serial entrepreneur; Google early investor.
Ken Xie, Founder and CEO, Fortinet; serial entrepreneur
David Cheriton and Ken Xie are two of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. One born in Vancouver and the other in Beijing, both came to Silicon Valley and made their fortunes.
A professor at Stanford University, David Cheriton co-founded three companies with Andy Bechtolsheim: Kealia (sold to Sun for $90M), Granite Systems (sold to Cisco for $200M+), and Arista Networks. In August 1998, Bechtolsheim and Cheriton wrote the first two checks to fund a new startup named Google.
Ken Xie came to Silicon Valley 22 years ago and started his first company, SIS, while studying at Stanford in 1993. He founded NetScreen in 1996, which later sold to Juniper Networks for $4 billion. He is presently the founder and CEO of his third company, Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), where he pioneered Unified Threat Management (UTM) in the Internet security space. Fortinet’s market cap today is around $4 billion.
Here’s your chance to hear and participate in a frank and candid conversation with these remarkable individuals, whose passion for innovation and entrepreneurship runs deep.
Questions to Speakers: Please input your questions to David and Ken here. We'll record the video of the program and post it on the Web afterwards, so your question might get answered even if you cannot attend the event.
Date & Time:
5:30PM – 8:30PM, Thursday, Febrary 23, 2012
5:30PM – 7:00PM Registration. Hors d'oeuvres Reception & Networking
7:00PM – 8:30PM Program
Silican Valley Bank
Kellogg Auditorium, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
$50 online registrations at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2924241485
Biography of Speakers:
As a scholar, he founded and led the Distributed Systems Group at Stanford University Computer Science department, which developed the V operating system; In 2003, he was presented with the SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his contributions in data networking and systems, and for his keen talent for questioning the assumptions behind all our work. As a serial entrepreneur, he co-founded Granite Systems with Andy Bechtolsheim in 1995, which was acquired by Cisco System in 1996. He was also a co-founder, in 2001, of Bechtolsheim's next start up company, Kealia, acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2004; As an investor, He and Andy Bechtolsheim wrote the very first two checks to Stanford students Sergey Brin and Larry Page to fund their company Google, at the front porch of his own home in 1998. His name is David Cheriton. On November 18. 2005, the university of Waterloo announced that Cheriton had donated $25 million to support graduate studies and research in its School of Computer Science. In recognition of his contribution, the school was renamed as "David R Cheriton School of Computer Science”.
Ken Xie has more than 20 years of technical and management experience in the networking and security industries. A seasoned and successful entrepreneur, Ken was Founder, President and CEO of NetScreen (NASDAQ: NSCN), which was acquired by Juniper (NASDAQ: JNPR). Additionally, he was Managing Partner of Jedi Venture, Founder, President and CEO of Stanford Infosystems, and Security Architect for Healtheon (NASDAQ: HLTH) and Philips. Business success and technology innovation has garnered Ken numerous patents and accolades. In 2006, Ken was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and Time Magazine and a Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. He was also recognized as a Top 5 Entrepreneur by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2005 and a Top 15 Technology Innovator by Computer Reseller News magazine in 2004. Ken earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in China, and also attended Stanford University where he pursued a graduate degree in electrical engineering for four years before taking a leave of absence to found his own company.
ABOUT Churchill Club
Churchill Club is an internationally-respected independent business and technology forum located in Silicon Valley, where CEOs, thought leaders, global business executives, innovators, and senior political leaders meet to discuss and debate, inform and educate, forecast and evaluate. Founded in 1985, the Club is known for its smart, provocative programs on leadership and innovation. Its 7,000 individual and corporate members include decision-makers from market-leading companies, investors, entrepreneurs, and executives from the service and public sectors. Churchill Club is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. www.churchillclub.org.
Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (www.hysta.org) is a leading Chinese professional association in the US. Founded in 1999 by a group of successful Chinese entrepreneurs, HYSTA aims at nurturing entrepreneurship and career development among Chinese technology and business professionals and facilitates networking and the exchange of business ideas between the U.S. and China.
Today’s Technology and Regulation Drives Tomorrow’s Business in Healthcare
Date: Monday, Feb 13th, 2012
Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Technology Credit Union
2010 N first Street
San Jose, CA 95131
Dr. Yan Chow, National Director of Innovation & Advanced Technology Group,Senior Physician, Permanente Medical Group, MBA
Dr. Jeffery Wei, Chairman and CEO, Wei Laboratories, MBA
6:00pm Registration & Networking
6:40pm Welcome Remarks: HYSTA & SVCWireless
6:45pm Keynote Speech by Dr. Chow
8:00pm Keynote Speech by Dr Wei
Hysta or SVCWireless Members: Free
Non Members: $10
On Site Walkin: Not Allowed
Sue Xu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead, Digital Health SIG, HYSTA
Wenpai Lu: email@example.com
Chair, M-Health SIG, Board Director, SVCWireless
With the rapid progress in Internet of Things and proliferation of mobile applications, devices with built-in sensors are widely used in healthcare for collecting and accessing patient’s vital data in real time at any place. Embedded devices in human body have shown great promises to allow doctors to do much more sophisticated treatments which have never been possible before.
As an industry sector closely linked with the well being of every one of us, healthcare is heavily influenced by the regulatory regime it resides in. The change in the regulatory regime has indisputable impact on the speed of innovation and associated business opportunities in healthcare industry. United States is the standard setting nation with largest market, the regulations we have in US have profound indication for the world.
Dr. Chow will share his insights about technologies and regulations in the healthcare industry, covering the following and more.
1) How to push an innovation quickly to the market with FDA safety approval?
2) How to effectively store and manage the patient’s data growing at exponential rate? Is cloud computing the right solution?
3) How to monetize smart medical devices and mobile applications?
4) How to protect patients’ privacy with their data flying across 4G network and sitting at smart phones.
Dr. Wei will cover the following topics in his presentation
1) What is the business opportunities associated with the tightened regulatory environment?
2) What is the business opportunities associated with potential deregulation?
3) What is best for US consumers and the path for the desired outcome?
4) What is the best for the international reputation of US as standard setting nation which advocates her own ideal such as human right, freedom and liberty?
Dr. Yan Chow, MD, MBA
Dr. Yan Chow is a well known health care technologist, physician executive, and entrepreneur. He currently serves as the National Director of Innovation & Advanced Technology Group at Kaiser Permanente, where he oversees the largest and most technologically advanced private integrated healthcare delivery system in the U.S.
He is a Senior Physician at The Permanente Medical Group, with two decades of primary care clinical practice experience and a deep understanding of healthcare business drivers. He is the founder and advisor for several technology startups.
Dr. Chow is also the former physician leader for regional operational and innovative IT systems, and a software/database developer and co-inventor of ultrafast network storage technology with 3 U.S. patents.
Dr. Chow is a UC Berkeley Haas MBA valedictorian with special interests in strategy, operations, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He receives MD of Medicine fromUniversity of California, San Diego - School of Medicine, and AB degree of Biochemistry (Honors) of Harvard University.
Dr. Jeffery Wei, PhD, MBA
Dr. Wei is Chairman and CEO of Wei Laboratories, Inc. He was founding CEO of Uhere Corporation, an internet start-up company. He had worked in different executive functions at Applied Materials, Emerson Electric and Infoseek, a Walt Disney Internet company.
Dr. Wei Obtained his PhD. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. His postdoctoral training was accomplished at Massachusetts General Hospital with a Staff appointment at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wei also holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. He earned his MS degree in Biophysics from Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science and His BS in Biology degree from University of Science and Technology of China.
HYSTA (www.hysta.org) is a leading professional organization in Silicon Valley and China. It aims to promote entrepreneurship and career development, and to facilitate networking and exchange of business ideas among successful entrepreneurs and executives in Silicon Valley and Mainland China.
Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association (SVCWireless) is a leading non-profit professional association to bridge the mobile/wireless industries between China and the United States. The organization is founded in year 2000 and now has more than 5000 members and 30 partners around the world. SVCWireless promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture investment with the support from our members, sponsors and partners. http://www.svcwireless.org