German Innovation Symposium

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Beginn:
21.10.2014 | 14:00
Ende:
- 17:30
Ort:
Bechtel Conference Center | 500 Washington Street | San Francisco

 

 

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OCT 21 | 2:00 - 5:30 PM
BECHTEL CONFERENCE CENTER
500 Washington Street, San Francisco
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On the occasion of the visit of the GACC board members and its 10th anniversary, the GACC West is going to hold a half-day symposium on German innovation.
The symposium will showcase the innovation power of German companies, such as BMW, Carl Zeiss, Smaato, Robert Bosch, throughout different high-tech industry sectors in the Silicon Valley and in Germany. Germany enjoys an excellent reputation for its dynamic and innovative R&D environment, always at the forefront in finding state-of-the-art solutions for the challenges of our modern society.

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2:00 | Registration/ Coffee
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2:30 | Start / Welcome GACC
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2:40 | Welcome Speech
     Dr. Sabine Hepperle, German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
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2:55 | Keynote: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems - Silicon Valley vs. Germany
     Dr. Burton Lee, Ph.D. MBA, Lecturer, European Entrepreneurship &
     Innovation, Stanford School of Engineering
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3:15 | Panel: How Innovation moves the German “Mittelstand"
      Moderation: Daniel Kellmereit, CEO,  Detecon Inc.

     Panelists:
       -  Ralf Kuschnereit, President & CEO, Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc.
       -  Ragnar Kruse, Co-Founder & CEO, Smaato, Inc.
       -  Marlou Janssen, President, Biotronik Inc.
       -  Jürgen Friedrich, CEO, Germany Trade & Invest
       -  Thorsten Alsleben, CEO, Association for Medium-Sized Enterprises
          and Economy of CDU/CSU
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4:15 | Coffee Break
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4:30 | Panel: How Germany Drives, Connects, and Innovates
     Moderation: Stefan Heck, Consulting Professor at the Precourt Institute
     for Energy, Stanford University

     Panelists:
       -  Ludwig W. Willisch, President & CEO BMW of North America, LLC
       -  Christoph Lang, Director Integrated Circuits & Wireless Connectivity,
          Robert Bosch LLC
       -  Sven Beiker, Executive Director, Center for Automotive Research
          at Stanford Center
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