GIS Taiwan 2014
2 About GIS Taiwan
3 Invitation from chief director
4 Symposium Composition
GIS Taiwan 2014
4 Core Element
5 Past symposiums
11 Yearly Topic
15 Time table
17 Introduction to academic sessions
20 Sponsor us
22 Contact us
ABOUT GIS TAIWAN About GIS Taiwan
Why should you join GIS Taiwan?
Founded by a group of students from National Taiwan University in 2008, Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan (GIS Taiwan) is a conference held annually for students around the world. Concerning the swiftly changing world and the deepening interrelations among cultures, we welcome delegates to join our extensive discussions between generations and perspectives, here in Taiwan, in Asia.
■ Being a part of this world, we all care about what's going on around us, and GIS Taiwan invites you to discuss with us. ■ Taiwan represents the emerging Asia, we not only seek globalization, we also work hard to find stand points between Asia Aspect and Western society view points. ■ Beside from joining our overwhelming speeches and intensive discussions, don't forget to make friends from all over the world, try some delicious Taiwanese cuisine and attend field trip to explore this beautiful island.
INVITATION FROM CHIEF DIRECTOR Dear delegates, On behalf of the host team of Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan 2014, it is my great pleasure to invite you as one of the delegates of GIS Taiwan 2014, which will be held in Taipei. This year, we have our annual topic set as “Stand up ！ Stand out！”in the hope that through participating in GIS Taiwan 2014 as delegates, all students would stand up to make a change, meanwhile stand out from the crowd to shine themselves. Also, we proudly introduce our new program, "Ac tion Project", which will not only help enhance the interaction and communication between different generations, but also provide delegates an opportunity to change the world by exchanging ideas with both fellow delegates and senior representatives from various industries. With honor and pleasure we hope you will attend GIS Taiwan 2014. Looking forward to seeing you!
Sincerely yours, Chief Director of GIS Taiwan 2014 Lin, Tsung-Wei
SYMPOSIUM COMPOSITION Annual Symposium D u r i n g t h e w e e k- l o n g s e m i n a r, influential scholars and mentors along with student delegates will gather to discuss, dissect and exchange experience on issues ranging from economics, politics, academic research, social culture and many more. Through the brainstorm of various keynote speeches, workshops, presentations and teamwork of action project, delegates will be able to find a chance to express and fulfill themselves amongst the different, diverse topics and issues. Last but not least, delegates will be distributed into groups to
come up with an action project along with a mentor. The best action project will be delivered to local foundations or businesses and will be put into action.
There w ill b e t wo waves of Pre Symposiums, the first wave coming up in December, and the Second wave coming up in April. Both bringing intensive discussions t o Ta i w a n e s e s t u d e n t s . We e x p e c t a globalized topics being fully discussed from Taiwanese aspects. Corresponding Taiwanese issues with global problems, we encourage initiative perspectives from our participants.
CORE ELEMENT ■ Located at National Taiwan University. ■ 300 delegates selected from a highly rigorous application process. ■ 100 prominent speakers. ■ Action project designed by experts and
highly recommended university students. ■ Negotiation and communication skills workshop led by young scholars. ■ Field trip. Open banquet. Closing party and more.
PAST SYMPOSIUMS 2009-2013
2012 Innovation and Change
What is the Catch Catching at Web?
Competition is the quintessential driving force for progress; however, the definition and boundaries of the term can become rather blurr y and ambiguous. The diverse and variet y of forms of competition needs to be examined in depth. We aim of stimulating new ideas, and finding possible ways of bilateral gains through competition.
It is through innovation and change not only of government administration, business management, s ci e n c e a n d t e ch n o l o g y, but also of the ar ts and humanities, that we come to reach the point of civilization we have achieved today.
The Internet has dramatically changed human lifest yles and societies, greatly alter i n g t h e t r a n s m i s s i o n of information in the past two decades. The term â€œInformation Revolutionâ€? highlights not only the importance of information but also the Internet through which the information may ef f iciently spread. In the 21st century, Internet-based software and hardware such as cloud computing, tablet PCs, and smart phones have e vo l ve d a n d p r o g r e s s e d more rapidly than ever before, altering society in various dimensions and influencing the lives of all individuals.
Strategy Under Competition
Emergence of New Giants: Evolution or Revolution
Challenges and Opportunities, the Global Economy in the Transition Phase
That Wall Street is the biggest financial center of the world and that English is a universal language are evidence of the dominance by western countries. Recently, with the impact and damage it has caused to developed countries, the latest financial crisis has offered a chance for developing countries to obtain economic prosperity and influence. China, for instance, currently overtakes Germany and the US as the worldâ€™s biggest exporter. The enormous trade deficit its cheap products have posed to other nations has brought on international boycott; Chinese authorityâ€™s refusal to let RMB appreciate has triggered great condemnation. It is apparent that with rapid economic growth and new gained diplomatic power come new challenges for developing countries.
As the old saying goes, "Where there is a will, there is a way." A decade ago, the world once pondered the potential issues we would encounter at the coming of the millennium. Now, another rigorous challenge, the financial turmoil commencing since the second half of 2007, lies before us while all international actors are trying to find a way out. It is our responsibility, as individual members of the global village, to acknowledge, record and analyze, great events long the course of human history. We envisage that these acknowledgements, records and analysis would define the problems, and generate the most adequate solution.
Last name In Alphabetical order
Barry Lam 林百里
the founder and Chairman of Quanta Computer
The founder of the Global Youth Fund
Chang, Yi-Ming 張以明
Chief Strategy Officer of Pak Lee Foundation
Chian, Fu 錢復 1
Ex. Ministers of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan(R.O.C)
Hsu, Chih-Chang 徐志漳
General Manager of Ruentex Industrial Limitid
Hsu, Kuang-Jung 徐光蓉
Professor of Department of Atmospheric Sciences, NTU
Jhon. M. Leitner
Professor in Soeul National University Justin O’Connor Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology
Kuo, Ming-Liang 郭明良
Dean of College of Life Science, NTU
Kuo, Wei 郭位
President, City University of Hong Kong
Hsu, Yu-Jen 徐毓仁
Lee, Chiu-Chung 李取中
Founder of TEDxTaipei
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Big Issue Taiwan
Huang, Jau-Hsiun 黃肇雄
Lu, Shih-Wei 陸詩薇
Founder of Cyberlink
Corporate Affairs Director in Microsoft Taiwan
Joseph Tzeng 曾煥哲
Founding Managing Director of Crystal Ventures
Jan, I-Chien 詹益鑑
Co-founder & Partner of appWorks Ventures
Adjunct Professor of Economics at Thammasat University and Advisor to the Commissioner at the National AntiCorruption Commission
Full-time lawyer of Wild at Heart Legal Defense Association, Taiwan
Dr. Michael Braungart
Professor Dr. Michael Braungart is the founder and scientific CEO of EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH, an international environmental research, and consulting institute headquartered in Hamburg.
Ming, Chu-Cheng 明居正
Professor of Despartment of Political Science, NTU
Peng, Wen -Jeng 彭文正 Professor, Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University
Steve Day 戴勝益
chairman of Wowprime Corp.
Shaw, Daigee 蕭代基
Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica
Dr. Ted Chang 張嘉淵 6
Vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Quanta Computer Inc.
Timmy Yip 葉錦添
Oscar winner of Best Art Direction for his work on Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Vinod K. Aggarwal
Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley, and the Director of the Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC)
Vivtor Shen 沈上謙
Senior Technical Solutions Consultant at Google
Wang, Chung-Ho 汪中和
Research Fellow of Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica sor of The Graduate Institute of Journalism, NTU
Wu, Hsueh Liang
Professor of Department of International Business
Wei, Te-Sheng 魏德聖
Director of Cape No. 7 and Seediq Bale, Winner of Golden Horse Awards
Wu, Yu-Shan 吳玉山
Distinguished Research fellow and director of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica
Xie, Ming-Fan 謝明汎
Genera Manager of Prince Construction Company
Yang, Pan-Chyr 楊泮池
President, National Taiwan University
Yuan, Hsiao-Wei 袁孝維
Former Dean for International Affairs, NTU
STAND UP! STAND OUT! Break through Challenges between Generation
The world has been ever-changing. However, it seems that the complexities are about to confuse the fixed order of the world; our life is not as certain as before, but exposed to unpredictability and predicaments. The world population had reached 7 billion in 2011, leading to an increasing number of starvation. The wealth gap has been deteriorating, and climate change issues have become non-negligible. We canâ€™t stand idly by and need to stand up. But how to react to problems around? The changing world provides not only challenges, but opportunities as well. Multiple pieces of information flood into our daily lives, provoking not only new thoughts, but the action for changes. Meanwhile, social media and mobile technology are making ideas spread quickly; the cost of transferring thoughts are at an alltime low. Correspondingly, individuals will stand up.
Subtopic 1: Detecting the Trends How to summon up courage? How to actually "stand up"? It requires surpassing courage and support. Hence, what a forum can do is to provide opportunities to discuss the problems with people from different fields and, most importantly, to connect and let us know we are not alone. Under the topic "Stand up, stand out!", we will detec t the trends around the world, analyze the difficulties we face, and, subsequently find possible ways of solving the problems. We sincerely welcome delegates from diverse areas to conduct brainstorming and break through those challenges between generations. Since science and technology advance rapidly in recent decades, the whole new world comes to be a “global village” and we are unconsciously forced to live in an era full of changes. Thus, the capability of “creating trends” becomes more and more
critical among all trades and professions. ■ Politics and government administration: officials need to observe the situation and problems of their administrative divisions more carefully to establish good policies, improve the efficiency of work and maximize the welfare of modern society. ■ Business and economics: Entrepreneurs are under fierce competition and exposed to unavoidable market influences. Accordingly, corporates and managers must be sensitive to market trends and put their company in a leading position. ■ Agriculture and food security: Farmers and gardeners are exposed to changes in climate and economic conditions. Characteristics in crops, flowers, and fruits need to be analyzed to fit environmental changes. If they have sharp eyes for the p r op e r tie s that ar e at tr a c ti ve to th e ir customers, they can find a new economic
value and increase profits on agricultural products. â– Medical science and pharmaceuticals: Doctors and pharmacists need to observe the physical conditions of patients to find out how epidemics affect others and causes diseases . Researcher s may invent new medicine and vaccines to prevent the spread. Fur ther more, the ad vances in moder n medicine is closely related to health of all human beings. In a nutshell, it is really important for indi-viduals in every walk of life to sensitively detect the trends. In this symposium, we have opportunities to learn different concepts from lecturers and delegates from around the world--by interacting and discussing with them, we can cultivate the capability of caring and analyzing current events. Correspondingly, we have more abilities to stand up, stand out and break through the challenges!
Subtopic 2: Sustaining Competitive Advantage We are living in a modern and open societ y. Ever ybody has chances to step forward and fulfill their goals. Apart from realizing opportunities, it is necessary to improve ourselves to sustain competitive advantage. Not only does the professional knowledge play a crucial role, but it is also indispensable to be one-of-a-kind. Only with the accuracy of vision and creation of advantage can individuals and corporations develop and stay extraordinary. Take IBM as an example. IBM, one of the oldest companies in PC industr y, was founded in 1911. In the past, IBM was well-known for its hardware development and adoption of edgy IC techniques.
However, technology keeps changing. New companies, such as DELL and Oracle, were chasing behind. Despite the fact that IBM had become the leading company in the industry, it had no choice but to make some changes. Since 2000s, IBM has started to put more stress on software development and customer ser vice. At the same time, IBM integrated their hardware and software businesses and managed to lower the cost of production. The mature and complete supply chain and the determination to break through not only consolidated IBMâ€™s position in both computer hardware and IT industry, but they also helped IBM stay strong, against all odds.
Subtopic 3: Stand Out to Become Outstanding We're not so sure about ourselves when it comes to being different. Differences due to nature, luck or other predetermined fac tor s in many cases demand a sense of s ympathy, af fec t ation, or even love just to be kindly tolerated. What about b ein g dif ferent in way s of p ercei v in g , thinking and understanding things in our societ y? Branches of specializations are being continuously defined. Authorities regarding certain fields of interest abound. Furthermore, there is an atmosphere that treasure globally unified values. Wise and foresighted men can be fearful of revealing themselves to the society. Oppressed or undiscovered talent might be insecure about
their "abnormity". The histor y-proven tr uth is , distinguished people are essentially different in their opinions and actions from rest of the crowd. They stepped out, worked hard and smar t, and then truly accomplished something from higher value with partners who shared the same vision. The courage and willingness are themselves remarkable. Possibly and hopefully af ter finding the strength and pride to be different, the gifted will then bring about changes to help make a better world.
Keynote Forum A
Keynote Forum B
Lunch Time 13:30-14:30
Intensive Workshop A
Intensive Workshop B
Action Project Salon
Coffee Break 16:30-18:00
Action ProjectMentor Discussion
Action ProjectGroup Discussion
Action ProjectGroup Discussion
Lunch Time 13:30-14:30
Delegates Presentation 13:30-16:00
Company Visit /Field Research
Action ProjectGroup Discussion
Action ProjectMentor Discussion
Dinner with mentor of action project
2014.7.14 - 2014.7.18 G IS Taiwan 2014
INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC SESSIONS Opening Ceremony
A.Here we elaborate the framework of the symposium and a detailed schedule of the entire symposium. we will introduce keynote speech speakers, entrepreneurs, and professors who will participate in the five-day symposium. To let delegates have more ideas toward our annual topic. B.The opening Ceremony is a brief introduction of GIS goals and visions. We will also take this time to introduce keyspeakers. Here we will give further insights to GIS and what we stand for.Goal
Creating a platform for delegates to bring new ideas, speakers will establish the main theme and raise interest in particular event. The speakers will combine his/her fields to provide deeper insights into the key factors in breaking through and help delegates build up background knowledge for further discussion in the following programs.
This yearâ€™s topic is how to break through and stand out in this competitive society. Covering these topics: Higher education, Economics, Politics, Media, and Technology. Each forum will have two entrepreneurs or scholars and a host. Speakers will share views and discus between them the problems involved. Discuss previous topics much more deeply and widely. Share opinions with speakers.
There will be 8 separate workshops at the same time on day 2 and 3. You choose one topic to participate in. Led by professor or an entrepreneur approximately 40 people will share their views. Be inspired but become inspiring.
Specialists such as economics, media and political science, will speak all workshops and share their ideas related to the topic in terms of their fields. They are going to provide delegates with the current developing trend and some actual cases to illustrate the idea of â€œStand up! Stand Out! â€œ
During the symposium, delegates will respectively present the top six essays selected by a committee of specialties. Each delegate will be given 10 minutes to share their essays and ideas and 5 minutes for Q&A, with no restriction to the format of presentation, nor the tools or methods.
Action Project Salon
To report the current situation in their industries and raise problems in their enterprises we have Top enterprises, foundations and relative organizations from the fields of economics and management, politics, society, technology and environment. Choosing the field you are interested. Get the chance to get an answer for your solution then represent it in the: Action project Exhibition, on the last day of the symposium.
Action projectMentor Discussion
During the discussion, a mentor from relative industries will tutor each action project group. The mentors introduce the current situation and raise some problems or possibilities in the industries to stimulate delegates to figure out your own action project. The mentor will give suggestions from relative experiences to make program more practical.
Company Visit / Field Research
It is time for real visit to enterprises to interview with company owners and search for more effective information. Now verify research your research and meet with company managers to discuss relative topic or possible solutions for action project. After company visit, delegates can gather more resources from field research. Have innovation through real visit and discussing with residents.
Action Project Exhibition
The time has come!! Present your achievement by posters and to share opinions from various aspects.Combine ideas from these experiences to discover a creative and practical way for the youth to stand up and stand out. Top five programs will be selected by professors and mentors and will be honored in the closing ceremony.
Thanks will be given to speakers, sponsors and team efforts the awards will be handed to the top solutions. The closing ceremony is not the end of the discussion or thoughts, but the beginning of the stage of taking actions to change the world.
SPONSOR US ■
Official participants in the symposium (including social events, keynote speeches, sessions, workshops) Opportunity to deliver Speeches in Opening and Closing Ceremonies ■ 1 full-page colored advertisement in symposium handbook ■ 300-word Sponsor introduction on Global Initiative Symposium 2014 website ■ Sponsor name and logo in symposium handbook, conference hall, publicity film, projection screen ■ Certificate of Appreciation
■ 1 full-page colored advertisement in symposium
handbook ■ 250-word Sponsor introduction on Global Initiative Symposium 2014 website ■ Sponsor name and logo in symposium handbook, conference hall, publicity film, projection screen ■ Certificate of Appreciation
■ 1 half-page colored advertisement in symposium
handbook ■ 200-word Sponsor introduction on Global Initiative Symposium 2014 website ■ Sponsor name and logo in symposium handbook, conference hall, projection screen ■ Certificate of Appreciation
■ 100-word Sponsor introduction on Global Initiative
Symposium 2014 website ■ Sponsor name and logo in symposium handbook and conference hall ■ Certificate of Appreciation
STAFF Organizing Committee
Executive Directors Tsung Wei Lin Yu-Chih Hsu Tien-Chi Wang
Division of Academy Ting Yu Lin Lu Hsin Hwa Su-Kuan Chu Lee Tzu En Shen Shih Hsiang Lin Kuan Heng Sun Yu Hui Kuo Wei Ting Chen Tse Yu Chen Yen Chu Chen Sz Chi Yu Jing Iu Robin Pilling
Division of Project Proposals Pei-Hung Chang Neng-Hung Cheng Pei Hsuan Lin Chih-Hsien Chu Wen-Lin Lee Ya Yun Lee Chia Yu Chang Chuang cheng-hsiang Chan Ya Chen Rou Chee Lin Tsai Wan Ting Yu-Xin Hsieh Chin Ting Kuo Li Po Chun Wu Hsu Hua
Division of Public Relations Che Wei Chang Chieh-An Sun Chin Wang Sz-Ying Wu Po-Jung Wu Juhwa Lee Yuchen Wong Chia-Yi Lin Yung-Yu Chi Wei Che Kao Chi Chun Hsu
Yu Han Chen Ling-Yu Yang Sin-Yi Yang Yip Yan Yi Liru Wang
Division of Admissions and Strategic Marketing Shao Hsuan hsu Chih-Chao,Shen Peng tzu-fan Yu-wen Chen Wang Chia-rong Shen Li Wu Chuang Le Kuo An-Yi Lee Wan-Ju Da Xi Xiang Po Zou Chen Wei Jim Haung Chieh-Fan Hsieh
Division of Design Yuan Yun Ting Yi Jung Shih Bing-Hsun Wu Hsing Ying Chen Jun Jia Huang Han Fang Hsiao Chao Shu-Pei
Address Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan (GIS Taiwan), Division of Student Activity, Office of Student Affair, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan(R.O.C)
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Published on Dec 29, 2013