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Potomac Culture Salon – June 9, 2018
Taking a Pulse of the Chinese Semiconductor Industry Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE was recently sanctioned by the US Department of Commerce for violating their agreements with the US Government. Consequently, American chip manufacturers are banned from supplying ZTE for seven years. ZTE announced it was “ceasing operations” following the ban. The International community lauded the sanction while there is a public outcry in China. President Xi Jinping made a public comment and [...]
National Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Hosted by: Secretary Elaine L. Chao Please join us for the celebration of National Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with distinguished speaker Derek Kan, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, among others, and to include a fireside chat with SBA Administrator, Linda McMahon, moderated by Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The fireside chat will be followed by a special panel discussion on best practices for small business owners interested in learning [...]
2018 China-US Innovation Summit – April 20, 2018
  There are interesting times characterized by economic and political uncertainties – and little forward motion. And yet for countries like the United States and China, the opportunities to create great economic growths remain unabated in today’s post-crisis global economy. In the past year, China once again caught the world’s attention by contributing 6.5% growth to a subdued macroeconomic environment. In this sense, the race between the U.S. and China is increasingly [...]
Blockchain Solutions – April 18, 2018
DESCRIPTION Opening Speaker: Nithin G. Eapen - CIO, Arcadia Crypto Ventures. Nithin G. Eapen - CIO, Arcadia Crypto Ventures. Nithin is the CIO of Arcadia Crypto Ventures, a venture group that invests capital and human resources into new blockchain projects. He is a former trader and crypto technologist and the creator of the Belpointe Crypto Index (Bloomberg Ticker CRYPTO). He holds a degree in Engineering from The Wright State University in Ohio as well [...]
Introduction to Government Contracting
The event will provide insights on how to get started, what resources are available, and tips and tricks to successfully enter the government marketplace. Learn from a distinguished set of panelists from the government, business, and legal side of government contracting. In addition, hear about the free resources available from the SCORE Association and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. If you are interested in learning about how to do business with the world’s [...]
Federal Innovation Forum Series – April 12, 2018
Blockchain & AI in Action Meet federal innovation leaders from GSA, FDA and HHS who are using Blockchain, AI, Chatbot and other emerging technologies. Hear the lessons learned as they work to transform legacy programs. Keynote: Keith Nakasone: Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisition Management, within the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Panel: Moderator: David Nguyen, Founder & CEO, United Solutions LLC Marina Fox: Office of Government-Wide [...]
Awaken the Storytelling Giant in You – February 21, 2018
In all organizations, at all levels, we face universal workplace challenges: How to inspire the team, how to secure budget approval, how to take leadership to the next level.  The right stories--personal, authentic, inspiring--can turn these challenges into opportunities. The Chief Storyteller® shows you how to turn your personal experiences into powerful stories that engage and inspire your stakeholders. Join Ira Koretsky for a hands-on program where you will apply a universal [...]
MONTE JADE 2018 ANNUAL ASIAN NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Join us at the exclusive Monte Jade Annual Asian New Year Celebration. Our annual celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. It is an opportunity to network with current and future entrepreneurs; students, researchers, scientists, scholars and business people. Our members include C-level executives, managers, and directors leading, operating, and developing some of the most successful science and technology firms. Keynote speaker featuring Christopher P. Lu, former United [...]
Federal Innovation Forum Series – February 8, 2018
How Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Chatbots are changing how Government and Industry approach legacy programs. Keynote:Jose ArrietaDeputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition,U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel:Moderator: David Nguyen, Founder & CEO, United Solutions LLCAndrew Vanjani, Director, Integrated Award Environment (IQSE), GSAJustin Herman, Emerging Citizen Technology Lead, GSAAleksandar Zelenovic, Strategy and Consulting Lead, Sapient About Federal Innovation Forum SeriesThe Federal Innovation Forum series is presented inpartnership with the U.S. General Services [...]
Global Trends in Smart Cities: A Panel Discussion – Jan. 22, 2018
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Club of Washington, DC and Monte Jade DCMonday, Jan 22, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Smart cities have become a compelling topic, both in the U.S. and abroad.  Over half the world’s population lives in urban areas--a figure that will increase to about two-thirds of the world’s population by 2050.  Today, 3.9 billion people are living in cities, and that number will continue to rise exponentially. In [...]
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