Photo taken on June 11, 2019 shows an event held at the Stanford Faculty Club in California, the United States. The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing unveiled a series of events here focused on bolstering China-U.S. cooperation and innovation at home. The event, under the theme of "Infinite Future, Infinite Nanjing," attracted representatives from the world's Fortune 500 companies and startups dedicated to software and hardware businesses, industry leaders, experts and scholars to discuss the city's innovation potential. (Xinhua/Li Jianguo)
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 (Xinhua) -- The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing unveiled a series of events here focused on bolstering China-U.S. cooperation and innovation at home.
The event, under the theme of "Infinite Future, Infinite Nanjing," attracted representatives from the world's Fortune 500 companies and startups dedicated to software and hardware businesses, industry leaders, experts and scholars to discuss the city's innovation potential.
The participants shared their ideas and experience on integrated circuit chips and software technology, innovation and business opportunities in Nanjing, which is a key city in east China and a megacity in the Yangtze River Delta.
Michael Yoshikami, CEO and founder of Destination Wealth Management, said the Nanjing City Promotion Conference is a great opportunity for dialogue among business leaders of different countries, where they can learn and understand each other's culture.
"Any time you have dialogue can only help, and I think on a local level these types of events certainly will be productive and create a better understanding between countries," Yoshikami said.
"Nanjing is an amazing city with a tremendous education funding and with many great universities. It certainly is an area that international businesses found to be very appealing, which bears watching on a global basis," said Yoshikami, who has run very close connections with many Chinese partners.
As long as China and the United States agree to work together, "I think there is a natural synergy that their bilateral cooperation with each other will occur," he said. "Different perspectives can help provide different solutions."
"It's fair to say that countries working together can be very positive in a way that companies can try to learn how to be better global competitors," Yoshikami added.
A panel discussion was also held during the conference, where experts delved deeply into the current trends in innovation.
Shane Wall, chief technology officer of HP and director of HP Labs, delivered a speech on "the Future of Digital Manufacture," where he presented a vision of digital manufacturing that will transform everything people are doing.
Digital manufacturing will eliminate warehouses and storage areas, and everything will be designed digitally, he said. "You only consume what you need, you save resources, and you save waste."
"The world of digital manufacturing will absolutely revolutionize everything we do and change the very nature of the cooperative relationship between the U.S. and China, between Silicon Valley and Nanjing," Wall said.
The Nanjing city delegation will stage a "Theme Day of Light of Integration" in downtown San Francisco Wednesday, which includes a photo exhibition focused on the city's tourism and cultural resources that show the legacy of the ancient capital of six dynasties in Chinese history dating back to as early as 220 AD.