SJSU Provost Dr. Vincent Del Casino served on a keynote panel at the International Conference on Education Innovation, organized by Tecnologico de Monterrey (TEC) in Mexico.  Provost Del Casino shared the stage with University of Toronto Provost Dr. Cheryl Regehr to discuss the topic "The Role of the University in the New Economy, the Universities Need to Change?"  

TEC Prof. Carlos Astengo presented a paper on Gamification of Cybersecurity Education, in collaboration with SJSU SVCGS Director Dr. Alan Wong, at the  International Congress on Education Innovation.  (2023.1.16)



Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS) partnered with Hong Kong Trade Development Council at the first Startup Express International of Entrepreneur Day 2022.  Subsequent meetings were held with leaders of HKETA and HKTDC to exchange ideas in promoting entrepreneurship.  Had discussions with winners from IFF2022 at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks. (2022.12)

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Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS), in partnership with International Gateways, hosted Summer in Silicon Valley students from University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (Vienna, Austria).  The group visited Jabil's Blue Sky Innovation Center and had discussions with SJSU alumni at Intel and Plug&Play Tech Center. (2022.7.19-2022.8.2)




Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS), co-sponsored with Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association, Innovate For Future had its winners announced for IFF2021 (Competition Theme: Embracing the "New Normal" with Resilience).  The winners were honored at HK Cyberport. (2022.7.16)



Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS), on behalf of the College of Professional & Global Education, hosted a number of international delegation visits in Summer 2022.  TECO / AIT 5G Roundtable (2022.6.22). Baja California delegation with Deputy Consul General of Mexico (2022.7.6).  Puerto Rico delegation with White House Liaison and Secretary of Economic Development (2002.7.13).

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Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS) and Trend Micro to present "See Yourself in a Cybersecurity Journey" at 2021 NICE K-12 Conference, organized by NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.  (2021.12.7)


Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS), featured faculty, industry expert and global partner at the 2021 CyberAware Day.  (2021.11.9)


SJSU professors (Drs. Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca and Anthony Chow, iSchool and Dr. Evan Palmer, Psychology) were featured at Trend Micro's 2021 Cybersecurity Summit, covering topics including cyber threats and career opportunities. (2021.10.19-21)

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SVCGS presented a cybersecurity session, with Trend Micro, at CommUniverCity's Rocketship to a group of elementary and middle school students. (2021.5.18)
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SVCGS, in partnership with Tecnologico de Monterrey, presented the Spring 2021 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.  We featured speakers to discuss the startup ecosystem from a global perspective and the associated government sponsored efforts in Silicon Valley. Our audience learned the underlying reason of Silicon Valley's strategic importance for innovators and entrepreneurs around the world.
Dr. Georg Fuerlinger, Head of Austrian Trade Commission spoke on the topic, “Connecting Austria and Silicon Valley in Business, Science and Technology”. (2021.4.8)
Emily Ng, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco (HKETO-SF) shared the city's support measures in promoting innovation and technology development in Hong Kong, inclusing its smart city initiatives. (2021.4.22)
Our third session continues our journey from Europe/Asia to Latin America.  Mexico has one of the youngest entrepreneurial generations in the world. TEC VP Hugo Garza facilitated a conversation with Alejandra Bologna,Mexcian Consul General of San Jose on her effort in Silicon Valley. (2021.5.6)
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SJSU President Mary Papazian spoke at 2020 International Conference on Educational Innovation, organized by Tecnologicó de Monterrey, in a keynote panel on “Women in Higher Education Leadership” with Dawn Freshwater, President of University of Auckland and Ana Mari Cauce, President of University of Washington. (2020.12.15)
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SVCGS presented "Promoting Cybersecurity via Local and International Partnerships" at the 2020 NICE K-12 Conference, with Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association. (2020.12.8)

President Papazian as keynote speaker at CIIE 2020 (International Conference on Educational Innovation, 2020.12.15)


Multiple teams, from SVCGS partners, made finalists at the 2020 Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge, organized by SJSU College of Business. ADHDreamer, nominated by HKETA and a winner at IFF2019 (SVCGS sponsored STEM competition in Hong Kong), was awarded the Best Healthcare Innovation and the Best Overall Innovation #2. (2020.12.1)




SVCGS Director Alan Wong and CPGE Dean Ruth Huard presented "Envisioning Higher Education Beyond COVID-19" at the Symposium of Innovation and Technology, "A New Connected World Beyond the New Normal".  The Autumn Sourcing Week program was organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. (2020.11.16)





SVCGS, in partnership with Silicon Valley Big Data & CyberSecurity Center, presented 2020 CyberAware Day online.  (2020.11.12)

Industry leaders from Trend Micro, ServiceNow and Palo Alto Networks discussed the latest trends in the cybersecurity industry.

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SVCGS, in partnership with Trend Micro, presented a session 'Cybersecurity Community Service Learning: A train-the-trainer approach' at the 2020 NICE Conference (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST) (2020.11.9)

A similar session was delivered at the TMIE Virtual Cybersecurity Summit for University Students organized by Trend Micro Initiative for Education. (2020.11.10)





SVCGS, San Jose Staté University and leaders from Silicon Catalyst, a silicon startup incubator, presented 'What's Next in Technology Ventures - the view from Silicon Valley', at the largest Latin American entrepreneurship festival, INCmty. (2020.11.2) 


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SVCGS presented "Secure Your Digital Future" Workshop for CommUniverCity during the 10th College Week by Santa Clara County of Education and Silicon Valley Education Foundation.  (2020.10.21)

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SVCGS, San Jose Staté University and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) are proud to present a Fall 2020 series around 'innovation and entrepreneurship'. (2020.9-11)

The first sesssion featured Silicon Catalyst, a Silicon Valley incubator. The second session we had Dalus Capital, a perspectives from investors in Latin American. The third session offered a panel from an Asian perspective, with panelists, including a faculty into transnational entrepreneurship research, a Berkeley Skydeck advisor specialized in SE Asia and a local serial tech entrepreneur. The series ends with a session at INCmty (8th edition of the largest entrepreneurship festival in Latin America). 


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SVCGS hosted a faculty exchange between San Jose Staté University and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) regarding online teaching.

Faculty panelists shared the transition to online teaching in response to the pandemic and highlighted their vision about future digital learning. (2020.9.18)

Panel Members:

(Tecnológico de Monterrey)
•César Sepúlveda, Director of Marketing & Analysis Department for North Region, Business School
•Omar Olmos, Director of Science Department for North Region, Engineering School
•Carlos Astengo, Leading professor of innovative and digital education, Science Department, North Region, Engineering School
(San José State University)
•Alessandro Bellofiore, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, College of Engineering
•Allyson Gomez, Adjunct Faculty, School of Management, College of Business
•Resa Kelly, Professor, Chemistry & Science Education, Director, Science Education Program, College of Science



SVCGS, in partnership with SVBDCC and International Gateway, organized Summer Lecture Series "Secure Your Digital Future" featuring speakers from Palo Alto Network, Trend Micro, Cisco, etc. (2020.7.21)

Over 900 students registered for the cybersecurity series.  Many students from our global partners, originally planned to visit SJSU during the summer, enjoyed the opportunity to learn from Silicon Valley experts, safely from their homes during the pandemic.  400+ from Asia attended the first session by Joel Ebrahimi of Palo Alto Network.  His lecture title was 'The Future Of Cyber Security Through Automation.'


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SVCGS presented the Innovate For Future winners at HKETA Annual Dinner. (2020.1.17)

Over 400+ VIPs, guests and industry professionals from technology enterprises, business & technology associations, local universities & academic institutes and government sectors  joined the event at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP).

Champion and Award teams were presented by our distinguished guests from Hong Kong government/and industry professional and SVCGS.

Winning teams demonstrated in HKETA Tech Showcase with HKSTP IndustryConnect during annual dinner’s cocktail session in Exhibition Hall (Core Building G/F Foyer).

Team 23 - SusTRAINability - Smart Hong Kong for Tomorrow (St. Paul's Convent School - Lai Hau Yin Jojo, Fung Natalie, Lee Wing Lam Jenny, To Wing Tung Anson)

SVCGS presented at 2019 NICE Conference (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST) with a session "Promoting Cybersecurity via Local and International Partnerships"  (2019.11.20)

The 10th Annual NICE Conference was held in the week of November 18-22 in Phoenix, AZ. SVCGS, in partnership with Silicon Valley Big Data & Cybersecurity Center, highlighted the partnership effort in promoting cybersurity here and beyond.  One of our partners, Hong Kong Electronics and Technologies Association co-presented at the conference session the Innovate For Future STEM competition.  The talk included SJSU's partnership with industry (IBM, Trend Micro, Optortun, Splunk, Lockheed Martin etc.), school districts(through CyberSpartans), California higher education through CyberAware Day (UC Merced / Ohlone College),  municipalities through non profit (Adaptable Security) and other global partners.

NICE Conference is an annual convening of community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a skilled cybersecurity workforce ready to meet the challenges of the future. The event provides an opportunity to signal NICE strategic directions and priorities, and a forum to showcase best practices. This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under a Cooperative Agreement (Award# 70NANB18H025).

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2019 CyberAware Day was held on November 13, 2019 at SJSU Student Union. 

The 2019 event featured a panel of cybersecurity leaders representing various disciplines.  It ranges from multinational company to defense contractor to financial industry, from startup CEO to chief legal officer to security engineer.  The organizers and sponsors intended to share with SJSU students about the broad range of opportunities available in Cybersecurity.  

The CyberAware Day is a unique event hosted in partnership between UC Merced and San José State University to raise awareness around the cyber security sector and related opportunities for students of all backgroundsJoin an awesome line-up of speakers and industry experts who know first-hand that everybody belongs in security and hear their stories of how they found their way into cyber security. Students have an opportunity to also interact directly with like-minded companies who know the value of diversity.

The event is organized by SJSU Silicon Valley Center of Global Studies (SVCGS) and Silicon Valley Big Data & CyberSecurity Center (SVBDCC).



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SVCGS co-sponsored Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association's Innovate For Future Competition (2019.11.16)

HKETA Youth’s STEM Club is organizing an annual STEM competition: “Innovate for Future” on 16th Nov, this year. Innovate for Future is an open competition to inspire young secondary school students in Hong Kong to build products to solve real life problems through idea to prototype development. Our theme of this competition is “Society” – Smarter Living, Smarter Schools, and Smarter City. In this competition, students will demonstrate an innovative idea and build a product prototype to solve problems in the society.  Competition will provide mentorship coaching and support during hardware and software prototype development before final pitch. 

This competition is supported by our international partner, San Jose State University (SJSU) Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies (SVCGS). The final champion will have the opportunity to submit the project for a SJSU global program, such as Summer in Silicon Valley.


SVCGS hosted visitors from Korean national agencies for cybersecurity learning (2019.8.23)

A delegation of privacy and compliance directors from the Korean national agencies visited SJSU to learn about cybersecurity best practice in research administration on August 23, 2019.

The agencies represented included Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation And Control, National Research Foundation of Korea, Korea Institute of Human Resources Development in Science and Technology. 

SJSU faculty members, Dr. Young Park (Computer Engineering) and Dr. David Schuster (Psychology), shared their respective experience in cybersecurity research.  Industry advisors from Splunk, a leading cybersecurity company, presented various best practice.  Another security architect, Dr. Sung Lee, from Intel highlighted a large corporation approach in security operations. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Deputy Director Bill Newhouse provided a pre-recorded tutorial regarding the NICE framework.

SJSU is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency. 

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development, with its mission to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

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SVCGS / SVBDCC hosted CyberAware Day 2018 (2018.11.14)

CyberAware Day is a unique event hosted in partnership between UC Merced and San José State University to raise awareness around the cyber security sector and related opportunities for students of all backgroundsJoin an awesome line-up of speakers and industry experts who know first-hand that everybody belongs in security and hear their stories of how they found their way into cyber security. You’ll have an opportunity to also interact directly with like-minded companies who know the value of diversity.

SVCGS / SVBDCC hosted Zurich-SF Sister City Event (2018.10.25)

Attend the keynote lectures and join the panel discussion on the emerging field of Data Science. The goal is to discuss the topic from a wide range of perspectives, including technological, economic and societal challenges. The speakers will present various international views on the topic and address the impact of the new EU data protection regulation on data science activities. International representatives from both academia and industry will contribute to the panel discussion, forming a holistic view based of various forms of data, such as images, text and numeric data.