Venue: Dentons Spear Tower, 1 Market Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94105 United
Bay Area companies, particularly technology firms, are facing increasing regulatory pressures both in the US and abroad in a broad range of areas, including rules governing data collection and transfer, privacy, antitrust, transparency, discrimination, censorship, media, and interference in our elections by foreign countries. How can regulation address these critical social, economic and political challenges without undermining the competitiveness and dynamism that has been the hallmark of Bay Area tech businesses?
Please come hear experts who will draw from experiences in the US, Japan and China to help answer this question by examining various approaches to regulation and markets to identify lessons that are relevant to Bay Area businesses. Don’t miss this timely and exciting program!
5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration & Networking
6:00 – 7:30 PM Program with Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 PM Networking reception
Darlene Chiu Bryant is Executive Director of ChinaSF, appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and tasked with stimulating economic growth and job creation through bilateral trade and investment between China and San Francisco. Darlene has had a diverse career in both the public and private sectors, having spent a decade in international trade in the fine chemicals sector in Hong Kong before returning to her native San Francisco to work in communications and public affairs for Mayor Gavin Newsom, East West Bank, United Commercial Bank and Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
Robert N. Eberhart is an Assistant Professor of Management at Santa Clara University and an STVP Fellow at Stanford University where he directs the Santa Clara / Stanford Project on Japanese Entrepreneurship. He is also a visiting professor at Kobe University and research associate at Columbia University. His research interests focuses on theories of institutional change and role of institutions on new venture performance. Professor Eberhart’s academic publications include topics such as new theoretical constructs on how institutional change has complex effects on new firms and entrepreneurs.
Hans Tung, managing partner of GGV Capital, who sits on the Boards of a number of Chinese start-ups and technology companies, is one of the foremost experts in the world on Chinese start-ups and technology companies. He has witnessed the rapid rise of entrepreneurship in China and its increasing engagement in Silicon Valley against the backdrop of a uniquely Chinese approach to regulation and industrial policy.
Steven Vogel from UC Berkeley has just published a new book, Marketcraft, in which he uses examples from the US and Japan to argue that markets are not “free” but instead crafted by regulators and policy makers. His work has led to new, surprising conclusions about the different approaches the US and Japan have taken on regulation.
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**Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Please register by 11 PM on Monday, April 16, 2018.**
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