Speakers

Kevin Lin

Kevin Lin is COO of Twitch (www.twitch.tv), the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. Since graduating from Yale in 2004, Kevin has worn a variety of hats. In 2008 he joined Justin.tv as COO where he was instrumental in the launch of its Twitch platform. His role included attracting the site’s larger partners and building out the partnership team among other activities that have helped grow the Twitch brand. Currently more than 50 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast live video, watch and chat about gaming, making the platform an industry leader.

Fan Yun

Dr. Fan Yun (范雲), PhD, is associate professor of sociology at the National Taiwan University. She is a politician, sociology scholar, feminist theorist, and former chairperson of the Social Democratic Party in Taiwan. After graduating from NTU with a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology, she received her PhD in Sociology from Yale University. She was president of the student association at NTU, assistant research fellow at Academia Sinica, commander for the Wild Lily student movement, and chairperson for the Awakening Foundation for women's rights. Her research interests include social movement, collective action, gender politics, identity politics, civil society and democracy. She has participated in social movement since the Wild Lily student movement in 1990, and was participant and witness to the trajectory of Taiwan’s transition into modern civil society and democracy.

Chihyu “Wretch” Chien

In 2005, entrepreneur Chihyu “Wretch” Chien created wretch.cc, the first blogging website in Taiwan. He built and led a 40-person team serving 8 million users and 6 billion page-views per month before selling the company to Yahoo! in 2007. To supplement his coursework at the Stanford GSB, Wretch and his classmates Altaf Saiyed and Vivek Saraswat are working with Emergence Capital Partners to develop an investment thesis around cloud software verticals. He will be spending the summer with AME Cloud Ventures in Palo Alto, California, working on its investment projects and portfolio companies. Wretch has been selected to serve as an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow and will focus his second year on coaching and mentoring first-year MBA students. Wretch’s ultimate aspirations are to help entrepreneurs in Taiwan succeed globally and to establish Taiwan as one of the world’s foremost leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation.

C. Jason Wang

Dr. Wang is the Director of Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2011, he was a faculty member at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. His other professional experiences include working as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company and serving as the project manager for Taiwan's National Health Insurance Reform Task-force. His current interests include: 1) developing tools for assessing and improving the value of healthcare; 2) facilitating the use of mobile technology in improving quality of care; 3) supporting competency-based medical education curriculum, and 4) engaging in healthcare reform.

Kharis Templeman

Kharis Templeman received a BA (2002) from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in political science (2012) from the University of Michigan. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in both Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. As a graduate student, he worked in Taipei at the Election Study Center, National Cheng Chi University, and later was a dissertation research fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. His dissertation examined the development of Taiwan’s competitive party system from a comparative perspective, including a large study of the origins and decline of dominant party systems around the world over the last 60 years. Current research interests include democratization, party system development in newly-contested regimes, and political institutions, with a regional focus on the new and transitioning democracies of Pacific Asia. He is currently a regional manager for the Varieties of Democracy project. Other ongoing collaborations include research on constitutional design for divided societies, on the arms-allies tradeoff in client states, and on intra-tribal voting coordination in elections in Jordan.

Jui-fen Rachel Lu

Jui-fen Rachel Lu, Sc.D., is a Professor in the Department of Health Care Management, at Chang Gung University in Taiwan, where she teaches comparative health systems, health economics, and health care financing and has served as department chair (2000-2004), Associate Dean (2009-2010) and Dean of College of Management (2010-2013). She earned her B.S. from National Taiwan University, and her M.S. and Sc.D. from Harvard University, and she was also a Takemi Fellow at Harvard (2004-2005) and is an Honorary Professor at Hong Kong University (2007-2014), a guest professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2010-2013), and an adjunct professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University (2011-2014) in China.

Ho Chie Tsai

Ho Chie is a founding Board Member who also wears many hats in the Taiwanese American community. As a frequent speaker on the collegiate conference circuit and youth summer camp programs, a past Program Director and current Board Member of the Taiwanese American Foundation, and a founder of the Taiwanese American Professionals chapter in San Francisco, he hopes to inspire a renewed sense of pride in personal identity and to increase activism and involvement within the greater Asian American community. Ho Chie holds an Electrical Engineering BS degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a Bioengineering MS and an MD degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his spare time, he works as a pediatrician.

Dennis Liu

Dennis Liu (DGA) graduated from The Taft School and NYU with a major in film. He began his career assisting producers at advertising agencies such as BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi. His breakout piece, "Apple Mac Music Video," quickly raked in a million hits on YouTube in a matter of days, landing him a spot on the @radical.media director roster when he was 23. In 2008, he won The People’s Choice Award in the Cannes New Director’s Showcase. He’s received nods from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SHOOT, ‘boards, creativity-online.com, AICP (MOMA), Adcolor, Pixar, and The One Show. His "YouTube Mosaic Music Video," has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum.

Arthur Chu

Arthur Chu (born January 30, 1984) is an American columnist and former game show contestant. He is known for the unusual style of play he adopted during his 11-game winning streak on the syndicated US game show Jeopardy!. When the shows aired, Chu attracted criticism from many for jumping from category to category rather than selecting clues in sequential order, a strategy known as the "Forrest Bounce", after former champion Chuck Forrest. Since appearing on Jeopardy!, Chu has used his fame to speak out publicly on issues that are important to him. He has become a columnist and Internet commentator, and currently writes for The Daily Beast and Salon on various issues, including racism and sexism in nerd culture.

DANakaDAN

DANakaDAN is an alternative hip hop artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He recently produced a documentary series detailing his very personal journey with meeting his biological family for the first time, including an identical twin brother he never knew about (who also raps). The documentary was produced alongside Mayrok Media+Arriang TV and has been released via ISAtv, Hulu, and Drama Fever. Dan also released a companion full length album, “Stuntman,” which chronicles his experience with adoption, addiction, self, and identity. It features appearances by Kero One, Clara C, David Choi, AJ Rafael, Priska, Paul Dateh, Paul Kim, and Travis Graham. He currently works as the Director of Productions at International Secret Agents, an Asian American media network founded by Far East Movement and Wong Fu Productions.

Rayray Liu

You can call her an artist, or you can call her an inspired adventurous go-getter. Ray started from Taipei, made her way to Seattle at the age of 14 with little to none English skills. The exploration of her talents during high school and college incubated a significant impact on her journey head. A few years later, she told her mom, instead of pursuing her interest in medicine, she decided to take up on this path to a rollercoaster ride life handed to her. Packed her bags and bought a one-way ticket back to Taipei, now she’s an active singer, songwriter, music producer, and also a Psychotherapy grad student. Life is your playground, seize your chance to be the most that you can be, and the best version of yourself.