2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California 95110

Speakers: Robin Li, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Baidu.com, Inc.

In case people don’t know, China reached the magic mark at the end of February this year. With 221 million Internet users, China surpassed US to become #1 country in Internet users. However, the Internet penetration in China is only 16 percent – below the world average of 19.1 percent, and well below that in US of approximately 50 percent. Baidu.com, the No. 1 web site in China, is riding the Internet dragon towards new highs and expanding its business beyond search and outside China. At this tipping point, we are fortunate to have Robin Li – father of Baidu – to share his vision of the China Internet industry with us.

The event will be offered with free admission. However seats are limited and pre-registration is required.

Date & Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM, Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Venue: Doubletree Hotel San Jose Room San Juan and San Carlos, 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110
6:00PM – 6:30PM Registration and Networking
6:30PM – 6:45PM Introduction By Qi Lu, President of HYSTA, EVP of Yahoo! Inc.
6:45PM – 8:30PM Program

Biography of Speakers:
Robin Li has served as chairman of the board of Baidu.com since its inception in January 2000 and as chief executive officer since January 2004. Prior to founding Baidu, Robin Li had accumulated extensive knowledge and practical application experience in search engine technology. Mr Li worked as a staff engineer for Infoseek, a pioneer in the Internet search engine industry, from July 1997 to December 1999 and he was a senior consultant for IDD Information Services from May 1994 to June 1997.

Robin Li received a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from The State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Management from Peking University.

About HYSTA Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS)
The Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) is one of the HYSTA chapters. DSS focuses on economic, social and business topics related to China. It is an opportunity for a broad range of audiences to hear and learn from prominent business leaders, scholars and influential policy makers in both China and U.S. In addition, it aims to help connect HYSTA members with mainstream Silicon Valley and help enhance communication between U.S. and China.

Official Website: http://www.hysta.org/event_detail.php?id=210

Added by HYSTA HuaYuan on May 11, 2008