Two Events at Harvard–A Busy Day for NECINA

By David Li,

Cambridge, Mass. — On September 21, 2013, New England Chinese Information & Networking Association (NECINA) will host two events from 8:15 AM until 4:00 PM. The first one is Global e-Commerce Conference in the morning, and the second one is NECINA Entrepreneurship@Suzhou Info Seminar in the afternoon, both at Hall E of Harvard University Science Center.
IEEE president and CEO Peter Staecker (right) at 2012 NECINA annual meeting (photo by David Li).

If you are interested in e-Commerce and entrepreneurship, these are the events you don’t want to miss. Being one of the most active professional associations in Boston area, NECINA has organized or sponsored a number of high quality conferences, such as the NECINA Big Data conference in October 2011 and sponsorship of 2012 MIT CHIEF.

NECINA board member Sean Shen, who was president of NECINA and helped put together the NECINA Big Data conference, mentioned that NECINA aimed to bring the latest innovations in technology to its members, and prepare them to meet the challenges brought about by emerging technologies.

“The Big Data was an emerging technology two years ago. The challenge is not just the explosive amount of data, the variety, velocity of process that the users want, and there will be new challenges along the way as well as money to be made in the Big Data market,” said Mr. Shen.

According NECINA General Manager Jackie Yang, the two events on Saturday will also provide great networking opportunities for students and professions to meet industry leaders from China and the US. The following is NECINA newsletter about these two conferences.

Global e-Commerce Conference 
— Connecting Data, Services and People
  • Date / Time: 8:15am – 1:30pm, Sept 21th, 2013
  • Venue:  Harvard University Science Center (Hall E)
In a very short ten years, E-Commerce has grown from a novice concept to now an essential part of people’s life. It is also a borderless phenomenon spreading across many countries and continents. What are the challenges and new trends in e-Commerce, in particular in an international setting? What are the new opportunities for entrepreneurs, professionals? How to put yourselves and your business in the best position to win in this environment? Please join our incoming conference for a live discussion!
NECINA is proud to present “Global e-Commerce Conference: Connecting data, services and people”. We have several successful entrepreneurs and professionals with strong e-Commerce background and international experience to share with their vision and stories, discuss challenges and risks associated with global e-commerce. Come listen to their stories first-hand, and ask questions!
Join us for a lively conversation on these interesting topics and meet with successful professionals that impact global e-Commerce from various angles (Policy, Technology, HR, Finance, Regulation, operation).
Key Notes and Panel
For more speaker and panelist bios, please visit this page .
8:15 – 9:00
Refreshment, registration and networking
9:00 – 9:10
Opening remark (Conference Chairs)
9:10 – 9:40
The Workplace in 2020, an international view, Todd Horton, Founder and CEO of KangoGift
9:40 – 10:10
Data and Global e-Commerce – Panjiva story, James Psota, CTO and cofounder, Panjiva
10:10 – 10:40 Panel Talk #1 “Connecting Data and People in e-Commerce”

  • Todd Horton (CEO, KangoGift)
  • James Psota (CTO, Panjiva)
  • Raj Aggarwal (CEO, Localytics)
Break and Networking
10:50 – 11:20
E-Commerce in China, practical guide to get things started, James Du, Head of Marketing, Dezan Shira & Associates
11:20 – 11:50
Lean startup and e-Commerce – Tina Weber, Chief Engagement Officer, GearSay Inc.
12:00 – 12:30
Panel Talk #2″e-Commerce: how to get things started and what are the legal and tax issues to watch out for?”

  • James Du – Head of Marketing, Dezan Shira & Associates
  • Tina Weber – CEO, GearSay Inc.
  • David Woronov – Partner, McCarter & English
  • Linda Ji – Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
12:30 – 13:30
Post-event networking, Lunch
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时间: 2013年9月21日 下午12:30-4:00
地点: Harvard University Science Center (Hall E)) (map)
语言: 中文
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