Tech SIG: Panel Discussion on US-China: Challenges and Opportunities in Technology and Business - Joint Event with the Tsinghua Alumni Association of Dallas-FortWorth



The Harvard Club of Dallas and Tsinghua Alumni Association of Dallas-FortWorth invite you to join this free event on US-China technology related challenges and opportunities in businessClick here to register for this event. RSVP is needed. Seating is limited.

Six panelists from a range of sectors/ functional roles, including nanotech/ materials science, telecom, computing, energy/power, IP law, and investing, will provide their input on key topics at the intersection of technology and business as pertains to the US and China. Please join us for this joint discussion between the Harvard Club of Dallas and Tsinghua Alumni Association of Dallas-FortWorth. The aim will be to cover both hot topics in the US-China business and technology space, such as technology transfer and IP protection, as well as look at the relative levels of technology in each country, competition, and potential cooperation. Discussion between the two clubs will seek to achieve deeper understanding of the issues than we typically see in the press. Ideally, recommendations for addressing the problems will emerge from these discussions. On the Harvard side, the event is organized by the Harvard Club of Dallas Technology Shared Interest Group (SIG).

Preliminary proposed topics include: forced tech transfer, IP theft, tech acquisition via investment, security concerns with installation of foreign technology, relative levels of science/ technology in various sectors, projections of future levels, drivers of levels (policy, institutional, social, financial), recommendations for increased competitiveness in science/ technology, opportunities and recommendations for US-China win-win cooperation in science/ technology, and attractive technology-related investments in each country, given the trends.

Panelists and moderators are listed below. Click here for detailed panelist bios.


  1. Dr. Ray Baughman, Director of the Alan G. MacDiarmid Nano Tech Institute and Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, University of Texas at Dallas (nanotech, materials science)
  2. Tim Danks CIPP/E, VP, Risk Management & Partner Relations, Huawei Technologies (USA) (telecom)
  3. Patrick Jenevein, Chief Executive of Tang Energy Group and Pointe Belo, and Chairman of Wattstock, LLC(energy and power)
  4. Jerry Pi, Entrepreneur/ Investor, former CTO of Straight Path Communications and Sr. Director at Samsun Research (investing, computing, telecom)
  5. Robert Hill, Partner, Holland and Knight (intellectual property law, with experience in multiple sectors)
  6. Tim Wang, Partner, Ni, Wang, and Massand (intellectual property and complex commercial dispute law, with experience in multiple sectors)


  • Brian Buffington, Executive Director and General Manager, Entertainment Group, AT&T
  • Ruby Xu, Head of Capital Management and Credit Loss Forecasting, Toyota Financial Services


2:00PM - 5:00PM Sat 1 Jun 2019, Central timezone


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Richardson, TX 75080

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