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The agenda for 2015 MIT-CHIEF is subject to change. This page is updated on a daily basis.
Please note that all the events during 2015 MIT-CHIEF will be in English except the Pitch to ZhenFund Special Event, which will be in Chinese.

Saturday, 21 November 2015
08:00 — 09:00
Registration
09:00 — 09:10
Welcome Address
09:10 — 09:35
Opening Remarks
Yasheng Huang | Associate Dean, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
09:35 — 10:00
Keynote Session 1
Bill Aulet | Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT
10:00 — 10:25
Keynote Session 2
Matthew Nordan | Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MNL Partners
10:25 — 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 — 11:55
Panel 1A: Health CarePanel 1B: New Material & Energy
12:00 — 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 — 14:45
Panel 2A: EducationPanel 2B: Angel Investment Trend by SVC Angel/UCAHP
14:45 — 15:00
Coffee Break
15:00 — 15:30
Keynote Session 3
Jun Liu | Professor of Statistics, Harvard Universtiy
15:30 — 16:00
Keynote Session 4
Feng Li 李丰 | Founder, FreeS Fund
16:00 — 18:30
Business Plan Contest Finale
18:30 — 21:00
VIP Dinner (By Invitation Only)
Sunday, 22 November 2015
09:00 — 09:30
Keynote Session 5
Jijun Liu 刘继军 | Partner, China Science & Merchants Investment Management Group (CSC)
09:30 — 10:00
Keynote Session 6
Daqing Mao 毛大庆 | Founder and Chairman, Urwork
10:00 — 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 — 11:30
Panel 3B: Big DataPanel 3A: Financial technology (FinTech)
11:30 — 12:00
Closing Remarks
Zhaoyu (Jack) Zheng 郑朝予 | Partner, Zhen Fund
12:00 — 12:30
Special Event: Fifth Anniversary of CHIEF
Haiquan Hu 胡海泉 | CEO/Co-founder, Beijing Zhongjin Hiaquan International Investment Management Co.,Ltd.
13:00 — 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 — 17:00
Pitch to ZhenFund (In Chinese)
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Opening Remarks

Yasheng Huang

Associate Dean, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
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Keynote Session 1

Bill Aulet

Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT
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Keynote Session 2

Matthew Nordan

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MNL Partners
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Panel 1A: Health Care

Precision Medicine, is it a result or a trend? Precision Medicine is a new medical concept and model, which applies individual differences of genetic, environmental and lifestyle information to disease prevention and treatment. President Obama announced "Precision Medicine Initiative" in his State of the Union Address in January 2015, which promote the development of precision medicine mainly from five aspects: Launch a "voluntary million-person cohort”; Find genetic factors that cause cancer; Establish new assessment method of genetic testing; Develop a series of related standards and policies; Forge strong partnership with public and private sectors (Public-Private-Partnership). The development of precision medicine will set off a revolution in the global healthcare industry, along with the emergence of a lot of innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities, while facing the challenges as for establishment of disease prevention system, management and sharing of data, developing legal norms, and many other. This year, MIT-CHIEF hosts a healthcare panel with outstanding industry leaders in various fields and jointly explore this topic in depth.

Belen Carrillo-Rivas

Head, Pfizer
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Phil Stephens

Chief Scientific Officer, Foundation medicine
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Eliezer Van Allen

Research associate, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Oncologist, Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care
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Sally (Yuanheng) Wang

CEO & Co-founder, DocFlight
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Jimmy Zhang

Vice President, Johnson & Johnson
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Panel 1B: New Material & Energy

Leaner, faster, greener – new materials are critical components of emerging technologies that promise to be major growth areas for the economy, such as less expensive solar power, electric-car batteries that can go longer between charges, lightweight portable electronic devices, and implantable medical devices for personalized medicine. However, investment in new materials and clean tech is in general capital intensive. What are the best practices, for startups and also for investors? Can clean tech actually be lean? How to leverage global resources to navigate through the valley of death, which is usually deeper and wider for material or energy industry? What is the role of China in this game?

Qichao Hu

CEO, SolidEnergy Systems
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Tod Hynes

CEO, XLHybrids
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Jiangang Luo

Chairman, China Cleantech Group LLC.
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Jaime Mateus

Founder and CEO, Anfiro Inc.
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Matthew Nordan

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MNL Partners
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Panel 2A: Education

Chris Dede

Professor, Harvard School of Education
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Sam Hwang

CTO, Education International Cooperation Group
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Justin Reich

Executive Director, MIT Digital Learning
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David Rose

Lecturer , Harvard Graduate School of Education
Co-founder, CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)
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Matt Wilkerson

Founder & CEO, Paragon One
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Panel 2B: Angel Investment Trend by SVC Angel/UCAHP

What are Angels or in general VCs actually investing in? You may have heard a lot about investing in track or investing in people. So how to become/get the right people and how to choose the right track? How to raise money from VCs? What factors are most important when doing fundraising? And how to succeed as a Chinese entrepreneur in US? A group of highly experienced Chinese-born entrepreneurs and investors are going to share their experiences and views on any questions you have regarding startups and fundraising.

Michael (Xuecheng) Jin 金学成

CTO, International Green Chip
Managing Partner, TEEC Angel Fund

Roy (Dehai) Kong 孔德海

Managing Partner, SVC Angel Fund
CEO, SVC Angel Club
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Jun Li 李峻

Founder and General Partner, Wisemont Capital
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Henry (Hong) Xue 薛宏

Partner, Silicon Valley office of Cybernaut Investment
Managing Partner, Westlake Ventures
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Keynote Session 3

Jun Liu

Professor of Statistics, Harvard Universtiy
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Keynote Session 4

Feng Li 李丰

Founder, FreeS Fund
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Business Plan Contest Finale

We have a number of experienced judges for this year's Business Plan Contest Finale:
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Keynote Session 5

Jijun Liu 刘继军

Partner, China Science & Merchants Investment Management Group (CSC)
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Keynote Session 6

Daqing Mao 毛大庆

Founder and Chairman, Urwork
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Panel 3A: Financial technology (FinTech)

Financial Technology (FinTech) companies are easing payment processes, reducing fraud, saving customers' money, promoting financial planning, and ultimately moving industries forward. The diversified choices of services provided by these new FinTech companies have taken a sizable market share out of traditional banks by personalized services. Examples include online currencies, p2p lending, mobile wallets, investment planning and banking that connects to social networking platforms. Successful FinTech ventures work when they increase customer access to information, improve the customer experience, and lower transaction fees, through swift reflexes that large banks are incapable of. Our topic may include, but not limited to: third party payment; Bitcoin; P2P lending; crowdfunding

Paul Chou

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, LedgerX
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Mitchell Dong

Managing Director, Pythagoras Investment Management
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Joshua Lim

Vice President, Treasury and Trading Operations, Circle Internet Financial
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Kelvin Teo

Co-founder and CEO, Funding Societies
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Tone Vays

Head of Research, BraveNewCoin
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Wenwen (Wendy) Wang

Founding Partner, Tops Fund
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Panel 3B: Big Data

Matt Conway

Founder, Towards 50 - Percent Energy Savings (Towards50.com)
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Guodong (Harris) Huang

Investment Director, VCSPARK
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Kelly Jin

Lead of Mayor Walsh's data team, City of Boston
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Yuanyuan Li

Co-founder & Managing Director, Mobvoi

Drew Volpe

Venture Partner, Procyon
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Closing Remarks

Zhaoyu (Jack) Zheng 郑朝予

Partner, Zhen Fund
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Special Event: Fifth Anniversary of CHIEF

Haiquan Hu 胡海泉

CEO/Co-founder, Beijing Zhongjin Hiaquan International Investment Management Co.,Ltd.
Co-founder, Beijing Jujiang Culture Development Co.,Ltd.
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