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career insights
Whether you have 8 years, 3 years, or no existing industry experience, you still face unique challenges and opportunities at this current stage of your career. We organized the COMPASS conference so that senior leaders can share their career insights to the broader Asian (e.g. East, South, and Southeast Asian) community and equip them with the right strategies to tackle common challenges as well as embrace new opportunities.
  • Broad Topics: Ranging from leadership challenges, AI & career opportunities, the rise of Asia, to effective mentorship.
  • Diverse Speakers: From senior executives, seasoned managers, to rising stars; from Eng, PM, Business, to Community.
  • Rich Format: Popular keynotes, panel discussions, personal stories and fun ways to network with the right people.

Conference Speakers & Agenda
Breakfast & Networking
Storytelling: What Are We Missing?
Richar Liu
COMPASS Initiator Co-founder & CEO
Sridhar Ramaswamy
SVP, Ads & Commerce Google
9:40 - 10:00
Take a Leap, ACE Your Career
Denise Peck
Executive Advisor Ascend Former VP Cisco
Storytelling: The Power of Rejection
Jia Jiang
Author, TED speaker Rejection Therapy: “100 Rejections”
Panel: Influencing & Managing Up
Chandu Thota
Sr. Director of Engineering Google
Charles Fan
Founder & CEO, MemVerge, ex- CTO at Cheetah Mobile
Dawei Feng
Director of Technical Sale Intel
Eric Rosenblum
Partner, Tsingyuan Ventures ex-Google & Palantir PM Exec
11:05 - 11:15
Storytelling: I Have Been There
Yanbing Li
SVP & GM VMware
11:15 - 12:00
Panel: Take initiatives
Maria Zhang
CTO Tinder
Li Gong
Former President & COO Mozilla
Paul Song
Director of Marketing Strategic Planning and Analysis Airbnb
Yiying Lu
Former Creative Director @ 500 Startups & 1st Creative in Residence at IDEO China YiYing Lu Studio
Wenxiang Ma
CTO & EVP of Engineering Arena Solutions
Lunch & Networking
Keynote (AI)
Rajat Monga
Co-founder of TensorFlow Google
1:30 - 2:15
Panel: AI Industry Trend
Mike Li
Head of Analytics & Data Science Linkedin
Rong Yan
Sr. Director of Engineering Snapchat
Mark Palatucci
Co-founder & Head of ML Anki
Xuhui Shao
Managing Partner Tsingyuan Ventures
2:15 - 3:00
Panel: Women in Tech
Li Fan
SVP, Head of Engineering, Pinterest
Ning Li
VP Engineering Facebook
Sophie Wang
Sr. Director Data Science & Engineering Google
Mo-Yun Fong
Director, Operational Excellence, gTech Velocity Google
3:00 - 3:15
Break (Also See Breakout Sessions)
3:15 - 4:00
Panel: Opportunities Across US and Asia
Min Wang
Engineer Director Google
Tao Lin
Senior Staff Engineer at Alibaba (Ex-Google)
Surojit Chatterjee
Head of Product, Shopping Google ex-SVP, Flipkart
Chuck Huang
CEO and Founder CITCON
David Chen
Co-founder Startup ex-Marvell Semiconductor exec
4:00- 4:10
Storytelling: I Have Been There
Li Fan
SVP, Head of Engineering Pinterest
4:10 - 4:30
A Fireside Chat with Yong Su Kim
Yong Su Kim
VP Americas, Marketing Solutions Google
Richar Liu
COMPASS Initiator Co-founder & CEO
4:30 - 4:50
The Myth of the Bamboo Ceiling
Jeanny Chai
Founder Bamboo Myth
4:50 - 5:30
Panel: How to Best Leveraging Mentorship?
Christina Liu
VP, Corporate Controller Zendesk
Jin Zhang
Director of Product Management, Amazon
Wei Chen
Director of Engineering Cisco
Licen Xu
VP, Product Management, Illumina
Breakout Sessions
3:15 - 4:00
Panel: How to Choose the Right Opportunity
Mai Ton
VP of People Operations & Culture HelloSign
Jerry Li
Director of Engineering Groupon
Qi Jin
Engineering Director Google
Howie Xu
CEO of TrustPath. Formerly Greylock; VP at Cisco
Panel: Becoming an Effective TL & TLM
Khanh Nguyen
Director, Engineering Google
Lei Du
Engineering Manager Opendoor
Jason Xie
Head of US Labs Weibo
Kun Liu
Sr. Engineering Manager ML & AI Amazon
4:40 - 5:20
Panel: Community Leadership & Engagement
Cindy Cao
Founder & President SV Career Women
Zainan Zhou
Organizer of ZaiGeZaiGu Spring Festival Gala
Ying Fei
Software Engineer Google
Nan Liu
Data Scientist Linkedin
Yunkai Zhou
Co-founder & CTO
5:30 - 5:40
Gift & Closing (main conference room)
5:40 - 6:30
Social & Networking

Where Great Minds Come Together
Keynote. Panel. Storytelling. Networking. Workshops.

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054