@ CES 2020
+ Fireside Chats-
Tech Titan Innovators
Venue: CES Suites
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Silicon Dragon Circle
January 30, 2020
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Where's China at CES 2020 in Las Vegas?
You Can China's Tech Titans at
In the wake of the U.S.-China tech cold war, large Chinese brands and long-time China venture investors are noticeably low profile at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas starting early this January. That's perhaps understandable given the ongoing tensions over China's rise as a technology innovator, its threat to Silicon Valley dominance, and ongoing regulatory issues over Chinese tech investment in the U.S.
But Silicon Dragon is putting two prominent Chinese tech companies in the spotlight during fireside chats at our CES 2020
happy hours event,
Baidu will describe the company's latest forays beyond search into advertising and sales partnerships to increase awareness of Chinese digital marketers through links to Hollywood and leading social networks.
Huawei will be present to discuss how the Chinese telecom giant is developing its own operating systems for smartphones, its roll-out of 5G systems and the impact of U.S.-China conflicts on its business and leadership position. Meanwhile,
KPMG's global and technology leader
Tim Zanni will put it all in perspective with an outlook on disruptive technologies, big tech's impact, and hot spots for innovation around the world.
Elsewhere at CES 2020, smart cities and smart home devices are definitely in. Read more for examples.
And India brought a delegation to CES for the first time!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Silicon Dragon Spotlights Top 10 Tech And Venture Trends for 2020
1. China technology innovation and new business models will gain momentum in artificial intelligence, facial recognition, robotics, IoT, biotech and mobile communications. China will emerge as a global tech powerhouse.
2. A "Splinternet" of the global tech and VC economy into competing superpower spheres will form as the U.S.-China tech cold war intensifies. Standards for fifth generation telecom and GPS will split.
3. Startups backed by cross-border investors will face a cash crunch as funding dries up.
4. VCs will selectively invest in China's emerging companies at lower valuations, which in turn will lead to good returns and an upturn within a few years.
5. China's tech titans will seek to own it all by muscling into new economic sectors and buying up newcomer rivals both within China and abroad.
6. More Chinese business models will be copied or improvised for the rest of the world. Expect an American version of Chinese social commerce startup Pinduoduo.
7. Greater regulatory scrutiny of Chinese tech brands in the U.S. will result. A consumer backlash could result, impacting15-second video app
Tik-Tok, drone maker
DJI, and electric vehicle
Silicon Dragon's Top 10 Trends of 2019
- China tech innovations went mainstream.
- Chinese business model innovations filtered into the U.S., stirring up controversy over security issues and censorship.
- Copy from China replaced Copy to China ideas.
- China barged into 5G telecom, artificial intelligence, drones and robotics.
- Long-time US-China tech collaboration and co-investment became a politically charged issue. DC regulators cracked down on Chinese investment in the U.S. over security issues, forced tech transfer and intellectual property protection.
- The cross-fire led to blocks of U.S. sales to several Chinese AI startups and tech leaders.
- Chinese tech companies began developing more of their own technologies to become less reliant on American sources.
- China's venture boom fizzled.
- China IPOs in New York kept going despite friction.
Read more: Top 10 Trends in 2019
Six charts that compare U.S. and China economies in year two of the trade war.
Read more at CNBC
In a New Year's message for 2020, Huawei rotating chairman Eric Xu predicted that 2019 sales would show a 18% gain despite "concerted efforts by the U.S. government to keep us down."
Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Drago
China's Tech Industry Straps In For More
Turbulence After A Wild 2019