Events

Keynote Speaker

Bing Chen

Bing Chen is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Victorious, a new media platform that powers and unites the world’s most creative communities, where he oversees all business functions including Business Development, Partner Management, Marketing, PR and Operations.

Previously, Bing was the YouTube Global Head of Creator Development & Management at Google, where he was responsible for generating and aligning the global creator acquisition and development program strategy with 50+ cross-functional leads. In addition, he oversaw several company projects that engaged more than 250 million content creators worldwide—from musicians to filmmakers, chefs to beauty gurus.

Bing co-founded and co-led initiatives such as the global expansion and evolution of the YouTube Partner Program; the company’s talent incubation program; the YouTube Creator Institute; YouTube’s presence at major industry and talent engagements like VidCon; and services to elevate YouTube’s top native stars to superstardom. He began his YouTube tenure as the company’s first Creator Marketing Manager and remains a trusted confidant to hundreds of creative artists.

Prior to joining YouTube, Bing co-led Google’s global green energy marketing efforts, launched the company’s digital artifacts initiative, and was a founding member of the Google Crisis Response team. He has also spent time at the Walt Disney Company and Johnson & Johnson.

Bing graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Creative Writing. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, the A3 Foundation, the Buffer Film Festival and the STREAM TV Conference; is a One Young World Ambassador; and is a member of the Streamy Awards Blue Ribbon Panel. In 2014, Bing was recognized as one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 rising leaders.

Workshops

Stephanie Chang

Stephanie Chang is the State Representative-Elect for Michigan House District 6, which includes Detroit along the river, River Rouge, and Ecorse. She recently served as the state director for NextGen Climate, which put climate on the ballot in 2014 by turning out environmental voters across the country. Stephanie was the community engagement coordinator for the James and Grace Boggs School in Detroit. She previously served as the deputy director for the Campaign for Justice, which heads a broad-based coalition of organizations and individuals from across the spectrum fighting for a fair and effective public defense system in Michigan. She was an organizer for One United Michigan, building local coalitions to educate about affirmative action and mobilize opposition against Proposal 2 in 2006. She is the immediate past president of APIAVote-Michigan, which serves the Asian American community through civic participation, advocacy, and education. She received her BA in 2005 and MPP and MSW in 2014, all from the University of Michigan.

George Shaw

George Shaw is a classically trained composer, who specializes in orchestral thematic music for film, television, video games and online content. His music has been featured in YouTube videos that have amassed over 150 million views. Recent collaborations with top YouTube personalities include NigaHiga, Kevjumba, Wong Fu Productions, Michelle Phan, Jeremy Lin, the Fung Brothers, and Harry Shum Jr. (GLEE). George has also had collaborations with popular musical artists: David Choi, Clara C, Jason Chen, Abraham Lim, Paul Dateh and Dawen. In 2014, George wrote and produced the STAR WARS MUSICAL (DISNEY PARODY), which was viewed over 120,000 times in the first week of its release. George’s latest feature is BABY STEPS, produced by Oscar-nominiated Li-Kong Hsu, producer of Ang Lee's CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. George studied composition and film scoring at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and resides in Los Angeles. His plans for world domination include earning an EGOT, becoming more famous than Irish-playwright George Bernard Shaw, and perfecting time travel.

Tiffany Yu

Tiffany Yu is the founder of the Taiwan Necklace Project, a fundraising initiative for ITASA launched in 2013. She is a founding member of Georgetown TASA, served on the ITASA National Board from 2008-2009, and was a mentor through the ITASA/TAP-NY mentoring program in 2014. She is the Director of Business Development at Revolt Media & TV, the music network from Sean Diddy Combs. She is also a merchandiser at lifestyle and jewelry brand chloe + isabel. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Television. She has contributed to or been featured in The Huffington Post, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Business Insider, and more. Connect with her at TiffanyYu.com or on Twitter at @ImTiffanyYu.

Joanna Lin

Joanna Lin leads marketing at Mediaocean, the leading software provider for the global advertising world. There she guides the brand and product marketing strategy for 5 products and 3 brands. Previously, she managed marketing at Innovid, one of the world’s fastest-growing video advertising technology companies, and oversaw the communications at audience targeting provider, interclick. She has been instrumental in launching (re)brands for Mediaocean in 2014, Innovid in 2013, and transforming interclick into Genome after Yahoo acquired the company in 2011. Joanna graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Asian Studies. She currently lives in New York City.


Dick Zhang

As the President and CEO of Identified Technologies, based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dick leads the organization's growing efforts to deliver scalable and real-time data to construction and energy companies around the world. Prior to founding Identified Technologies, his previous work included corporate finance at Goldman Sachs and project management at Bristol-Myers Squibb. A technologist as well as entrepreneur, Dick Zhang is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania with training in Mechanical Engineering and holds several U.S. patents. He is a guest lecturer at Point Park University.


Jennifer Che

Jennifer Che ("Jen") is the author of Tiny Urban Kitchen, a food and travel blog highlighting Jen’s culinary adventures in Boston and around the world. Tiny Urban Kitchen has won numerous awards and has been featured in various publications. In 2012, Tiny Urban Kitchen won Saveur Magazine’s Best Food Blog Award in the category of Restaurant/Dining Coverage. Jen was also crowned the winner of the international food blog competition “Project Food Blog: the Next Food Blog Star” in 2010, winning $10,000 which she donated to charity. Tiny Urban Kitchen has been featured on various websites, such as CNN, Boston.com, Saveur, Glamour, and NPR. Raised in Ohio by immigrant Taiwanese parents, Jen moved to Massachusetts to attend college at MIT and has stayed in the area ever since. In her spare time, she sings a cappella and leads the music team in her church band.


Grace Wu

Grace Wu is a Senior Language Faculty in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Grace is the Chinese Reading and Writing Course coordinator at the Penn Chinese Language Program. Her Chinese Biographies series http://chinesebiographies.cheng-tsui.com/ has been selected as the best grant project of 2012 for the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Grace is also a native speaker of Taiwanese, she teaches Taiwanese courses at Penn Language Center since 1993. Her" Beginning Taiwanese" textbook was published in 2002 focuses on both pronunciations and conversation as well as addresses a variety of communicative activities.


Joyce Meng

Joyce Meng is the Co-Founder and CEO of Givology, an online giving marketplace for education that connects donors to grassroots education projects and student scholarships around the world. Since its founding in 2008, Givology has raised over $430,000 to support 3,600 students in 30 different countries through 50 grassroots partnerships. As a 100% volunteer-driven organization, Givology pioneers microphilanthropy and leverages small dollar donations and time through 200 volunteers, 18 chapters, 12,000 registered donors, and 8,000 supporters in social media. Joyce is a Rhodes Scholar who graduated from the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania and went on for graduate students at Oxford in development economics and financial economics. She is featured as one of the “30 under 30 in Education” Forbes Magazine 2014. As her day job, Joyce works as an investor. After working at Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and then MSD Capital, she joined Vernier Capital - a global consumer facing fund - as a co-founding team member.


Henry Lin

Henry is a pediatric hepatologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with an interest in healthcare advocacy and community development. As an educator, Henry enjoys mentorship and working with young professionals of tomorrow. Henry received his BA in Communications and MD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, eating Taiwanese food, barefoot running, fencing, and ceramics.


Mark Kao

Mark (Long-Rong) Kao is the President of FAPA, a nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to build worldwide support for Taiwan’s democracy, freedom, human rights and free from China’s coercion and annexation. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan. In 1979 he came to US to study at North Carolina State University, where he earned his Ph.D in Toxicology. He later became the founding Director of the Taiwanese collegian, a US based Taiwanese student organization, to form an alliance with several US Taiwanese student organizations and to promote democracy and human rights in Taiwan. Because of those activities he was banned from returning Taiwan for almost 15 years. He had served as President of Taiwanese Associations in Ithaca, Kansas City and New Jersey, and the Chairman of the Board of Director for Chen Wen-Chen Memorial Foundation.


Mark Chou

Mark Chou is director of marketing and strategic partnerships at ONA, a 5 year-old NYC-based fashion startup specializing in luxury bags and accessories for photographers. Prior to ONA, Mark was managing director of the New York Fashion Tech Lab and worked in e-commerce strategy with Ralph Lauren Digital. He began his career as an investment banking analyst with The Blackstone Group and as a venture capital associate with the New York City Investment Fund. He graduated magna cum laude from Wharton undergrad in 2009. Mark loves Auburn football and collecting vintage watches.


Tim Be Told

Tim Be Told is a group of acoustic singer/songwriters that began out of a college apartment in Charlottesville, VA with Tim Ouyang and Andrew Chae. From there, the band's music started to spring up all over the country through word of mouth and grassroots efforts with their first album “Getting By.” The band was growing steadily as they released their second record "From The Inside" in 2009 which featured their popular single "Analyze." Due to an unforeseen conflict in 2011, the band went underground, and at the end of 2013, the band reemerged with a brand new album “Mighty Sound.” Composed out of the frustrations of time lost and tears shed, they resolved not to make the album a lament about the past 3 years. Instead, the sound would be triumphant. Therefore, the band birthed anthemic songs like, “Fools Marching”, “Wasted”, “Mighty Sound”, and “The Battle Hymn.” This year, Tim Be Told launched their 1/52 Project. They will release something new every week for the coming year as a deliberate response to the time they lost in their 3 years of silence. It is a testament to the band's mantra, "Hope is alive."