PingWest has hosted its brand events “SYNC” in SF, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh City, Bali and London, provoking ideas and opinions from top-tier change makers and innovators from all around the world.

It’s 4th times in SF already, making SYNC one of the most influential tech events in the Bay Area, enjoyed by the most outstanding entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. This year, we will be bringing you SYNC 2016: The Beyond, along with our favorite cutting-edge products and crazy ideas.


Mikkel Svane

CEO at Zendesk

George Hotz

CEO at comma.ai

Jonathan Trent

Lead Scientist OMEGA at NASA

Patrick Lee

Co-founder at Rotten Tomatoes

David Mandelbrot

CEO at Indiegogo

Kat Mañalac

Partner at Y Combinator

Hans Tung

Managing Partner at GGV Capital

Dharmesh Thakker

General Partner at Battery Ventures

Peter Pyun

Principal Solution Architect at Autonomous Driving-NVIDIA

Lilly Huang

Senior Director at Silicon Valley Bank

Amy Gu

GM,China at Evernote

Remi El-Ouazzane

CEO at Movidius

Adam Coates

Director at Baidu SV AI Lab

David Cao

Founder at F50 & F50 Ventures

Duncan Logan

Founder at RocketSpace

Rui Ma

Partner at 500 Startups

Sameer Shariff

Co-founder at Cambly

William Plummer

Chief Strategy Officer at TalkingData

Darlene Bryant

Executive Bryant at ChianSF

Ren Du

Managing Director at Heuristic Capital

Rana Gujral

Writer at TechCrunch & Forbes

Rebecca Fannin

Editor/Founder at Silicon Dragon / Forbes

K.V. Rao

Founder&CEO at Aviso

Thomas Luo

Co-founder&CEO at PingWest



  • 10:00 AM

    Opening Remarks

  • 10:10 AM

    Keynote:New Energy in Space

  • 10:40 AM

    Keynote:New Era of Computer Vision

  • 11:00 AM

    Keynote:Everyday Life Powered by Deep Learning

  • 11:20 AM

    Fireside Chat:Self-driving Car Technology in China and U.S.

  • 11:50 AM

    Keynote:Transform Transportation

  • 12:10 PM

    Startup Showcase: Audacy

  • 01:20 PM

    Keynote:Stories of Rotten Tomatoes

  • 01:50 PM

    Fireside Chat:Powered by Crowdfunding

  • 02:20 PM

    Fireside Chat:cross-border online education

  • 02:50 PM

    Fireside Chat:Innovation Ecosystems: Bridging the Gap between China & Silicon Valley

  • 03:20 PM

    Keynote:Data mining in China

  • 03:40 PM

    Panel:Big Data and Cloud Computing

  • 04:10 PM

    Fireside Chat:Top Smart Money VC Investing in Cross-Border Business

  • 04:30 PM

    Panel:Investment Opportunities Beyond Border

  • 04:30 PM

    Fireside chat:

  • 05:00 PM