CASPA eLetter: No. 156, February 15, 2019
Feb 15, 2019

President's Words

Dear Members,

Our first Entrepreneurship seminar in 2019 will take place on this Wednesday night. Please register soon. We thank our sponsor Silvaco for letting us use their facility.

CASPA’s symposium team also finalized Spring Symposium’s agenda. We will talk about AIoT on Saturday afternoon, March 9, 2019. We invited industry experts in the fields of AIoT market analysis, hardware, applications, and academic research. We also thank SanDisk/WDC for using their Auditorium at Milpitas. There are limited seats, so please register soon and arrive early.

The following is the list of events through the end of March. Please mark your calendar.

1. 2/20/2019 Wednesday: Entrepreneurship Seminar I
2. 2/27/2019 Wednesday: Immigration and Trade Law Seminar ( H1-B and CFIUS updates)
3. 3/09/2019 Saturday: Spring Symposium
4. 3/13/2019 Wednesday: Financial Seminar I: Tax Preparation
5. 3/30/2019 Saturday: Education day.

Also, for those who want to participate in board election and scholarship this year at our annual conference and dinner banquet on October 12, 2019, please make sure to join CASPA individual membership before April 12 to be eligible. 

Happy Chinese New Year of Pig!

Best Regards,
Danny Hua
President and Chairman, CASPA

CASPA Events

Entrepreneurship Seminar

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm 
Venue: 2811 Mission College Boulevard, 6th floor, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Topic 1: "Lesson learned in launching a startup" 
Speaker: Mr. Avery Lu, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Investments at ActionSpot Startup Studio

Topic 2: “Legal Considerations" 
Speaker: James M Wu, Partner of JW Law Group

Topic 3: "Startup setup and operation" 
Speaker: Christina Yu, CEO of IntoBenefits

Topic 4: "Brand building" 
Speaker: Yuping Chung, co-founder and senior vice president of Anitoa Systems LLC

Online registration: Entrepreneurship Seminar 

CASPA Immigration and Trade Law Seminar

Date: Wednesday, Februray 27, 2019 
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm 
Venue: ITRI International Inc., 2870 Zanker Rd #140, San Jose, CA 95134

Topic: CFIUS: Has foreign investment become a problem for US startups? 
Speaker I: Vladimir de Franceschi, J.D. Attorneys at AM BIZ LAW, LIU, CHEN & Hoffman LLP

Topic: H1-B Visa: Trends, Challenges and Alternatives 
Speaker 2: Nan Shen

Online registration: CASPA Immigration and Trade Law Seminar 

CASPA 2019 Spring Symposium

Date: Saturday, March. 9, 2019 
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm 
Venue: WDC SanDisk Auditorium, 951 SanDisk Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035 
Attire: Business casual 
Topic: AIoT, AI of Things.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm   Registration & Networking 
1:00   pm – 1:10 pm   Welcome from CASPA chairman
1:10   pm – 1:40 pm   Hua Xue, VP, PSWE, Intel PSG
1:40   pm – 2:10 pm   Jinyang Zhang, CEO, MoorElite 
2:10   pm – 2:40 pm   Steven Woo, Fellow and Distinguished Inventor, Rambus
2:40   pm – 2:50 pm   Break
2:50   pm – 3:20 pm   Priyanka Raina, Assistant Professor of EE Dept., Stanford University
3:20   pm – 3:50 pm   Sumit Gupta, VP, AI Machine Learning and HPC, IBM
3:50   pm – 4:50 pm   Panel Session : Application of AIoT
                    David Dutton, CEO, Silvaco (Moderator)
                    Jun Zou, CTO, SunseaAIOT 
                    Yuan Li, Director of Applied AI Lab, Horizon
                    Harry Chan, Founder & CEO, eTopus Technology Inc.
4:45 pm – 5:00pm Closing Remark 

Online registration: CASPA 2019 Spring Symposium 

CASPA Financial Seminar I: Tax preparation and updates for 2018; Estate planning with trusts

Date: Wednesday, March. 13, 2019 
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm 
Venue: ITRI International Inc., 2870 Zanker Rd #140, San Jose, CA 95134

Speakers: Michael Yu, the founder of Michael Yu CPA, Inc.
Kenneth Yu, a junior partner of Michael Yu CPA, Inc.
Joe Kuo, Divisional Vice President, AIG Financial Network | AIG Financial Distributors

6:30 — 6:45 pm Food and Networking
6:45 — 8:30 pm Seminar speeches
8:30 — 9:00 pm Questions and networking 

Online registration: CASPA Financial Seminar I: Tax preparation and updates for 2018; Estate planning with trusts 

Alliance Events

Time: 2/23/2019 13:00PM-17:30PM (Sat.)

Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center- 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Time: 2/23/2019 13:00PM-17:00PM (Sat.)

Venue: Central Computers, 3777 Stevens Creek Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95051

Time: 2/26/2019 08:00AM-17:00PM (Tue.)

Venue: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

Time: 3/6/2019 18:30pm-21:00pm (Wed.)

Venue: ITRT Internation - 2870 Zanker Road #140, San Jose, CA, 95134

Time: 3/17/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 4/5/2019 (Fri.)

Venue: Biltmore Hotel and Conference Center, San Jose CA

CASPA Job Alert

Summary of Past CASPA Major Events

The following links include presentation materials and/or summary for previous major CASPA events in the recent year:

Thank you for your kind attention and generous support. We look forward to seeing you at CASPA events.


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