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)
Cost: Free to all NECINA community members and invited guests.
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!
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)
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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.