Our Mission


SVCTBA Smart City Conference & Expo Follows the Tradition but to Add & Explore More Subject Presentations, Business Opportunities and Do Show Cases of Technologies, Solutions and Services in Energy, Transportation, IoT & Big Data for Smart Cities.


SVCTBA 2018 Conference & Expo sponsor by the City of San Jose at Rotunda. The themes of this year’s conference will be Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Technologies, and Innovations in the areas of IoT, Big Data, Transportation and Green Energy for Smarter cities. AI – Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence displayed by machines, in contrast with the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.


Silicon Valley Chinese Technology and Business Association, SVCTBA, formerly known as National Business Information (NBI), founded in 1987, is a global innovation and technology exchange platform that promotes member business developments in the US and Asia.

Smart Cities

Smart cities gather and report their data in formats that people can understand and use to make city life better. Smart City data will help everyone to overcome conflicts and to work together more effectively. Smart Cities empower smart citizens and urban organizations to create resilient, enjoyable and continually improving urban life experiences.

The Smart City Standard (ISO 37120) is an integrated suite of 100 international standards for sustainable community development that are indicators for city services and quality of life. These evolving ISO standard indicators help people and organizations to work together with shared measurements of their progress without passing judgments.

Thus cities can use the standards to compare their past, present and future performance and compare with other cities while taking into account the differences that make each city special for its citizens. The ISO standard will continue to evolve as cities become ever smarter. Cities today produce more data in 2 years than the produced in the previous 200 years!

We must learn to use this data more effectively. Smart Cities work toward a broad, integrated approach to improving the efficiency of city operations, the quality of life for its citizens and growing their local economy.

Technologies for Future Smart Cities


Cities and communities around the world are increasingly deploying advanced technologies such as Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems for improved efficiency, convenience, safety, and better quality of life. However, the issues of security and privacy of the smart city solutions have not been generally considered a top priority. The cybersecurity of a smart city involves both strategic planning for future cities and the recognition of issues in cities that already have "smart" components.

The word "smart" is trending nowadays: next to smart city, topics that are often mentioned are smart industry, smart government and smart society. Security is key to all smart developments. Data leakage from online databases as part of smart city services, for example, could have serious consequences. However, Smart Secure Cities are not only about IT in combination with cyber security and online safety, but also about how security can be organised in a smart way. The development of a shared vision on smart city security, for example, allows involved parties to develop secure products and services from the outset, also known as ‘security by design’. On top of this, it opens up opportunities for a chain approach to integrated security.

5G Technology

5G is an effort to create a sustainable industry around the wireless consumption of data for all the world's telcos. One key goal of 5G is to dramatically improve quality of service, and extend that quality over a broader geographic area, in order for the wireless industry to remain competitive against the onset of gigabit fiber service coupled with Wi-Fi.

Demand for 5G services is rising sharply across consumer and industry markets. To service this demand, service providers need purpose-built microwave and fiber mobile transport solutions – delivering ubiquitous, high-capacity 5G and 4G connectivity across cities, suburban areas and remote, rural spaces.

Artificial Intelligence

AI research is defined as the study of “intelligent agents”: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal. Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is applied when a machine mimics “cognitive” functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as “learning” and “problem solving”.

Data Science

Data Science – Data science, also known as data-driven science, is an interdisciplinary field about scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured, similar to data mining.

Data science is a “concept to unify statistics, data analysis and their related methods” in order to “understand and analyze actual phenomena” with data. It employs techniques and theories drawn from many fields within the broad areas of mathematics, statistics, information science, and computer science, in particular from the subdomains of machine learning, classification, cluster analysis, data mining, databases, and visualization.

East Meets West Art Expo

The World Tour Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Federation Silicon Valley Committee (TWTCPCFSVC) is an art group under the guidance of The World Tour Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Federation. The aim is to provide an international platform for the exchange of Chinese and Western culture and art. The East Meets West Art Expo is a concurrent event with the Smart City Conference.

Featured Speakers

Mayors and City Council Members Panel

Chappie Jones

Chappie Jones - San Jose Vice Mayor

Johnny Khamis

Johnny Khamis - San Jose City Council

Madison Nguyen

Madison Nguyen - Executive Vice President, The Silicon Valley Organization

Lily Mei

Lily Mei - Mayor of Fremont

Ben Bartlett

Ben Bartlett - City Councilmember of Berkeley

John Marchand

John Marchand - Mayor of Livermore

Newell Arnerich

Newell Arnerich - Vice Mayor of Danville

Steven Scharf

Steven Scharf - Mayor of Cupertino

Michelle Wu

Michelle Wu - Los Altos Hills Vice Mayor

Anthony Phan

Anthony Phan - City Councilmember of Milpitas

Benny Lee

Benny Lee - City Councilmember of San Leandro

Keynote Speakers and Panelists

Beena Ammanath

Keynote Speaker: Beena Ammanath - Global Vice President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Helen Wang

Helen Wang - SVCTBA President

David Witkowski

David Witkowski - Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Lan Jenson

Lan Jenson - CEO, Adaptable Security

Wu Jia Hao

Jia Hao Wu – President, W & S Solutions LLC

Cady Yu

Cady Yu - Chairwoman, Acadya​ ​Capital​ ​Group​

Ming Lee

Ming Hwa Lee - Integrated Greenergy Technology LLC

Maitjian Welke

Maitjian Welke - CMIT Solutions of Silicon Valley

Ted Hou

Ted Hou - Managing Partner, Berkeley Catalyst Fund

Lu Zhang

Lu Zhang - Managing Partner, Fusion Fund

Sanjit Singh Dang

Sanjit Singh Dang - Chairman, U First Capital

Teresa Grobecker

Teresa Grobecker - Partner, US Capital Global

Jon Walton

Jon Walton - CIO, San Mateo County

Thomas Nimmo

Thomas Nimmo - CEO, Cyberfense

Porter Wong

Porter Wong - US Department of Commerce MBDA, San Jose

Jun Zou

Jun Zou - CTO, Sunsea AIoT Technology Co.

Marcelo Peredo

Marcelo Peredo - CISO, City of San Jose

Dennis King

Dennis King - Director, SBDC Center

Kirk Oatman

Kirk Oatman - CEO, I’m in Control

Keith Koo

Keith Koo - Managing Partner, Guardian Insight Group

Jimmy Sanders

Jimmy Sanders - President, SFBay ISSA

Oliver Yu

Oliver S. Yu - Founder & CEO, The STARS Group

Richard Chang

Richard Chang - IT Security Manager, California Water Service

Shivakumar Mathapathi

Shivakumar Mathapathi - Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility

2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Central Computer
City of San Jose
Acadya​ ​Capital​ ​Group​
The Minority Business Development Agency, San Jose
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
Adaptable Security
Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Physicians Medical Group of San Jose
Asian Inc.
New York Life