Agenda at a Glance

Registration Hours

Monday: 9AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 6PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM

Exhibit Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 4 PM

 
 

September 28, 2015

Time Session
10:00 AM
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10:45 AM
Comprehensive Strategies for Mobile UA mmg

This panel of user acquisition experts will discuss optimizing UA budgets and picking the best ad formats for quality installs. Successful strategies will combine clear UA objectives with proper campaign analysis, fraud prevention, and quality partners. How do you best understand the wants and needs of the users you are targeting, and what are the best tips for a successful campaign?

Moderator:
Dave Westin, President & Co-Founder, Mobile UA Fellowship

Speakers:
Jonathan Chizick, VP Sales & Business Development, Drippler
Ashley Higgins, Mobile Growth, Reddit
Ethan Smith, VP of Growth, Yummly
Brian Suthoff, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Localytics

10:00 AM
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10:15 AM
Keynote Address by Ben Bajarin iot

Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies

10:15 AM
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11:00 AM
Connected SmartHome – iOT Platforms, Standards and Winner Take All iot

Android Home, and Apple HomeKit want to be the control point for all your smart home devices. AllJoyn and the Open Interconnect Consortium (IOC) are also competing to be the software standards layer allowing smart home products to interoperate and talk to each other. Who will win and is this a winner take all scenario?

Moderator:
Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies

Speakers:
David Friedman, CEO, Ayla Networks
Matthew Michael, Sr. Director Product Management, Qualcomm
Paul Williams, VP of Product, Control4

10:45 AM
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11:30 AM
Monetization in 2016 mmg

What are the best models for monetizing a mobile user base given the massive amounts of user data collected? Understanding a user throughout the day and across devices leads to highly relevant advertising opportunities, and mobile advertising is a reliable revenue source. IAP’s and premium subscription models can be contextually relevant too. This panel will examine the opportunities to monetize mobile user bases in 2016.

Moderator:
Rebecca Fannin, Founder & Editor, Silicon Dragon News

Speakers:
Aurelie Guerrieri, VP Global Marketing Solutions, Cheetah Mobile
Chen Levanon, CEO, ClicksMob
Charles Manning, CEO, Kochava
Beth Murphy, CMO, Deezer

11:00 AM
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11:30 AM
Wearables/Healthcare iot

Striking a division between the wearable the market for specific health related use cases and broader consumer use cases, this panel will take a look at how the wearable market may play out from the standpoint of healthcare providers. What are Apple and Google’s strategy to become the mediator of individual health data to health care providers and how will this data stay secure? What is the end result of health care professionals use of a patients personal health data?

Moderator:
Scott Budman, Reporter, NBC

Speakers:
Sonny Vu, Founder & CEO, Misfit

11:45 AM
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12:30 PM
Connected Car iot

The car may be the ultimate mobile device, but what is the vision for the connected car and how will this vision become a reality? What is the future of the driverless car? How will this impact the design of future cities? This panel will explore the role of sensors, new technologies, software, and services in bringing the connected car to the masses.

Moderator:
Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies

Speakers:
Itamar Novick, Chief Business Officer, Life360
Kanwalinder Singh, SVP of BD, Qualcomm
Danny Shapiro, Senior Director, Automotive, nVidia

11:45 AM
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12:30 PM
What We Now KNOW About Mobile Marketing mmg

Based on the Most Valuable Research the Mobile Industry Will Ever Conduct

  1. What is the value of mobile compared to other channels and how can it help brands meet their marketing goals?
  2. What is the optimal allocation for mobile in the mix?
  3. How can marketers make their mobile investment work even harder?

Hear the results from the first ever Cross Marketing Optimization Studies conducted with mobile in the marketing mix for leading brands including Coca Cola, Walmart, MasterCard and AT&T.

Speaker:
Vassilis Bakopoulos, Head of Industry Research, Mobile Marketing Association

12:30 PM
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1:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
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2:00 PM
Connected Cities iot

Cities around the world are getting behind IOT. From connected parking meters, connected street lights, connected buildings, connected cameras to connecting utility infrastructures, the connected city will soon become a big part of IOT. In this session we will explore the industrial aspect of IOT and its impact on city planning. It will also look at the increasing role of mobile and IOT as part of a cities future and how it impacts their overall enterprise solutions to meet the need of their constituents.

Moderator:
Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies

Speakers:
Andrew Krioukov, CEO and Co-founder, Building Robotics
Yifeng Zhang, Director of Systems, NXP

1:30 PM
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2:15 PM
Growing Your User Base in Asia mmg

Tremendous growth in users and revenue awaits the enterprise that effectively engages customers internationally. Veteran speakers who have found success in Asia will present strategies for global growth while discussing market complexities. How can you alter your domestic strategy to increase the probability of success in Eastern markets?

Moderator:
Greg Viloria, Co-Founder, Nerd Stalker Media

Speakers:
John Gargiulo, SVP, Bus Dev & Marketing, BlueStacks
Sriram Krishnan, VP of Growth and Operations, Humin
Sasha Norkin, VP Marketing, EdX

1:30 PM
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2:30 PM
Silicon Valley Women in Technology ddt

Let’s face it. You have used Houzz to get remodeling ideas about your home. You have Tweeted breaking news, checked financial data on Yahoo, used a HP product, Kicked your boyfriend’s butt at Assassin’s Creed? Then you need to thank a woman. These juggernauts were built and are operated by some serious smart women. But what’s it like to be a woman inside the tech revolution in Silicon Valley? Unfortunately, too few of us know. Women make up only 26 percent of the computing workforce, and only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degree recipients today are women—a number that’s dropped from a high of 37 percent in 1985. This staggering imbalance has perpetuated a “brogrammer” culture. There are not enough women on boards, not enough women in high positions, not enough women in schools, not enough women investors in venture capital and not enough women being invested into. In this Silicon Valley ecosystem, not many people are proactively doing something about it. We are busy solving the problems of the world without solving a basic humanity problem of giving an equal opportunity to women.

But here’s the good news: a growing number of women in tech aren’t giving up—they’re speaking out and making changes. Meet some such women of Silicon Valley and hear them speak about how they are making things happen in a panel programmed by Germaniun Ventures.

Moderator:
Rachael Myrow, Silicon Valley Reporter, KQED

Speakers:
Sukrutha Bhadouria, Sr Software Engineer, Salesforce
Oded Hermoni, Venture Partner, Rhodium
Meera Kaul , Managing Partner, Germanium Ventures
Holly Liu, Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder, Kabam
Telle Whitney, CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

2:00 PM
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2:45 PM
Intelligent Devices iot

“The Next Wave: Intelligent devices”

What happens when every object becomes a computer? Or every device becomes smart? While novel and affordable ‘things’ will start to pop out, new business models will emerge and challenge the status quo. Will devices be freed from their closed source shackles and offer the ultimate customization? How will they differentiate themselves from the crowd? How will Intelligent device impact our working and personal lives?

Featuring an opening keynote by Cyril Ebersweiler, Founder, HAXLR8R and:

Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies
Rui Ma, Partner, 500 Startups
Dave Rauchwerk, Founder & CEO, NTC

2:15 PM
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2:45 PM
Scaling with an Engaged Mobile Network mmg

Learn deep insights about how heightened mobile engagement facilitates product discovery. Manish will describe how building a social architecture alongside a commerce platform drives the large volume of sales needed to create an infinitely scalable marketplace, and how re-engagement points throughout the day have led to 95% of sales from millions of shoppers to take place via the mobile app.

Moderator:
Jack Jia, CEO & Founder, Trusper

Speaker:
Manish Chandra, CEO & Founder, Poshmark

2:30 PM
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3:30 PM
Why Tech Needs Moms – An Economic Force That Drives Innovation ddt

The world needs more mothers developing products and services in the mobile space. American women drive 85% of consumer and business purchasing decisions totaling $7 trillion annually. And since 81% of these women become mothers, moms alone alone represent a $2.4 trillion market. There’s obviously tremendous opportunity to drive economic growth through innovations targeted at women in general and moms specifically. Yet women represent only 29.1% of the workforce at technology companies and hold merely 15.6% of technical positions, with many leaving the industry, if not the workforce altogether, before they reach leadership ranks, where representation is stalled at 22.5%. In this panel, we’ve gathered a group of women leaders in tech — all of them mothers — to discuss how increasing the representation of women in leadership and product development teams can help companies grow new markets and create competitive advantage in a globalized world.

Moderator:
Tina Lee, Founder & CEO, MotherCoders

Speakers:
Anica John, Founder, Muse Design Lab
Carly Lutz, SVP of Family Experience, Shuddle
Kathryn Rotondo, Host, Motherboard Podcast
Ayori Selassie, Sr Solution Engineer, Salesforce

3:00 PM
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3:45 PM
Big Thinkers – The Future of IoT iot

What is the economic, social and political impact of IOT? How will IOT be used to connect people, places and things to a worldwide network of instant communications and inter-connectivity. What are the pitfalls of an IOT connected world? What is the role of security and privacy in IOT. This panel of experts that include VC’s, analysts and IOT leaders will share their thoughts on the big picture of IOT and its impact on a world where by 2020, four billion people will be connected.

Moderator:
Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies

Speakers:
Ed Ruth, Verizon Ventures
Nate Williams, CRO, August
Julie Woods-Moss, CEO Global Nextgen Business, CMO Tata Communications

3:30 PM
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4:00 PM
Fireside Chat with Chen Levanon ddt

Chen Levanon is the CEO of ClicksMob, a leading mobile performance platform that allows publishers and advertisers to buy and sell traffic. The two-year-old company was named one of ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’ by Forbes Magazine and has grown to over $10 million in revenue while never taking venture capital funding. During our chat with the Israeli-born CEO, we will discuss how they’ve managed to successfully bootstrap a multi-million dollar company in the competitive mobile advertising industry and her vision for the future. Chen has made her way from investment banking to the C-suite in one of the leading mobile advertising startups and learned many lessons along the way. We’ll also explore her role as a woman in tech and how she has created a diverse staff that has more than 70% women employees.

Moderator:
Monique Woodard, Founder & Executive Director, Black Founders

Speaker:
Chen Levanon, CEO, ClicksMob

3:45 PM
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4:00 PM
IoT & Wearables Wrap-Up iot

September 29, 2015

Time Session
9:55 AM
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10:05 AM
Welcoming Remarks tl

Speaker:
Barrett Parkman, Co-Founder & President US, GWC

10:00 AM
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10:05 AM
Global Robotics Summit Opening grs
10:00 AM
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10:45 AM
The Entrepreneurial Journey: Lessons Learned Along the Way edge, gs

Moderator:
Nathan Millard, Founder & CEO, G3 Partners

Speakers:
Christopher Klundt, Founder & CEO, StudyBlue
Heidi Yu, Founder & CEO, Boostinsider.com

10:05 AM
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10:25 AM
Fireside Chat with Andrew Ng tl

Moderator:
Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies

Speaker:
Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist, Baidu

10:05 AM
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10:25 AM
When Will be the Revolution of AI? grs

Human beings are becoming better with the development of genetic engineering. But how will artificial intelligence improve and revolutionize? Yu Hu thinks it is impossible for artificial intelligence to complete the revolution of recognition, so it will be a long time before the computer can start a revolution.

Speaker:
Yu Hu, Senior Vice President & Dean of Research Institute of iFLYTEK

10:25 AM
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10:45 AM
The Future of Multiple Voice Speech Recognition grs

For decades science fiction movies have been imagining the future as one where humans talk to machines just as naturally as they speak to family and friends. In reality, however, using voice to interact with machines has been maddeningly frustrating, with Siri often mistaking “open up my email” for “look up some kale,” for example. This is changing. Increasingly the experience of speaking to your mobile device elicits genuine surprise when Siri or Google Now understands your request and seamlessly executes your request. Put simply, voice recognition in machines is getting very good and is going to get so good that it will completely change the way humans interact with their computing devices.

Speakers:
Tim Tuttle, CEO & Founder, Expect Labs

10:30 AM
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10:50 AM
Fireside Chat with Chris Anderson tl

Speaker:
Chris Anderson, CEO & Co-Founder, 3D Robotics

10:45 AM
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12:30 PM
BlueFocus International Presents: G-Startup Competition Top 10 edge, gs

Top 10 competition finalists pitching during the G-Startup track

Judges:
Rebecca Kaden, Partner, Maveron
Noah Lichtestein, Partner, Cowboy Ventures
Jonathan Qiu, Managing Director, Decent Capital
Shuchi Rana, Co-Founder, America Innovates
Jenny Zeng, Managing Partner, Magic Stone Alternative Investments

10:45 AM
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11:05 AM
From ‘Internet +’ to ‘Intelligent +’ grs

opic covers Baidu’s strategy on intelligent IOT, innovative thinking on Artificial Intelligence and Human-computer Interaction. He will share some experience on directing a team to design, prototype and create novel digital experience and nature user interface (NUI) for intelligent paradigms (including wearable device, intelligent transportation, home automation, robotics, IoT) utilizing technologies of deep learning and big data, includes BaiduEye, DuBike, DuLight, Face-It.

Speakers:
Jiawei Gu, Design & Research Lead of Institute of Deep Learning (IDL), Baidu Research

10:50 AM
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11:10 AM
Fireside Chat with Rohit Bansal tl

Speaker:
Rohit Bansal, Co-Founder, Snapdeal

11:10 AM
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11:30 AM
Fireside Chat with John Sculley tl

Moderator:
Barrett Parkman, Co-Founder & President US, GWC

Speaker:
John Sculley, Co-Founder, Obi Worldphone

11:35 AM
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11:55 AM
The Dream of AI grs

AI doesn’t change robots into human or humans into robots. AI is a tool used to expand our abilities; with AI we can do something which was impossible for us. The goal of AI is to help all the people improve their lives. The main characteristics can be described in three areas. First, AI should have the ability of natural human-machine interaction. Second, AI should cover some simple automatic intelligence. For example, give you recommendations based on different situation. Finally, it should collect information in different areas.

Speakers:
Zhifei Li, CEO & Founder, Mobvoi

11:35 AM
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11:50 AM
The Speed of Cheetah: Next-Gen Mobile Internet tl

Sheng Fu of Cheetah Mobile will share his observation on starting new businesses in different countries, and will provide insights on the mobile Internet industry in both China and U.S.

Speaker:
Sheng Fu, CEO, Cheetah Mobile

11:55 AM
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12:10 PM
Partner Presentation: The Emotional State of the World: What Emoji Usage Is Telling Us About Our Moods tl

Speaker:
Bill Hu, Co-Founder & CEO, Kika Tech

11:55 AM
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12:15 PM
Research and Application of AI in Robotics grs

How can robots understand and communicate with humans? Turing Robots can dictate speech into words, then interpret those words to useful information. They can search their “brain” and the internet for answers, then “speak” through their speaker. The most difficult part in this process is how to recognizing the words and translating it into useful information, known as semantic analysis. This talk will discuss how Turing Robots do semantic analysis.

Speakers:
Zhichen (Jeff) Yu, CEO, Turing Robotics

12:10 PM
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12:35 PM
Fireside Chat with Jenny Lee tl

Moderator:
Mary Catherine Wellons, San Francisco Bureau Chief, CNBC

Speaker:
Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

12:15 PM
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12:35 PM
Robotics Around the World: Past, Present, and Future grs

Robots have been privileges of large corporations in the past due to capital-intensive R&D. Technological advancements and global investor support have opened new doors and created more opportunities for robots in different industries, spanning manufacturing, medical, military, social, and more. The keynote speech will cover innovations in the robotics industry from the past and the present and how the advancement will shape the future. Also covered will be the global trends and how the major countries are contributing to the robotics field.

Speakers:
Anis Uzzaman, CEO & General Partner, Fenox VC

12:30 PM
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1:00 PM
The Mobile Identity Revolution edge

Who are you? These days you are your phone number. A person’s phone number is now the critical identity tool for both mobile and web applications. Join TeleSign Co-Founder Darren Berkovitz as he discusses the security and user experience implications of different identity tools, and why companies are using mobile phones to establish Mobile Identity.

Speaker:
Darren Berkovitz, Co-Founder and Vice President, TeleSign

1:00 PM
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1:05 PM
Opening liepin

Roy Shan, CDO, Liepin.com

1:05 PM
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1:35 PM
How Operators and Device Makers Will Avoid Extinction Through Apps edge

In 2015, only one company made 92% of smartphone profits. Hundreds of hardware companies and operators not named “Apple” are struggling with razor-thin margins, and limited opportunities to differentiate themselves. With HTC trading below cash, LG making 1.2 cents in profit per phone sold, and Samsung seeing its seventh straight decline year over year in quarterly profit, Jim Geison will explore what tactics and solutions the mobile ecosystem will need to survive beyond 2020.

Speaker:
Jim Geison, SVP Business and Corporate Development, SweetLabs

1:05 PM
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1:25 PM
The Difference Between Eastern and Western Employers liepin

Speaker:
Gurpreet Singh, President Asia, GWC

1:25 PM
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1:45 PM
Leading Global Creative Teams liepin

Speaker:
Lowell Goss, Global Head of UX & Design, Telenav

1:30 PM
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1:45 PM
Opening Keynote by Tim Bajarin mes

Speaker:
Tim Bajarin, President, Creative Strategies

1:30 PM
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2:00 PM
Thinking Strategically, and Strategizing for China ggs

What are the market opportunities in China, and why should every company be thinking about making moves into that market? Hear about the challenges and successes from Kabam’s push into the East with Marvel Contest of Champions, and explore different routes to access the emerging top market for mobile games. Also, learn how the mobile games market offers opportunities for brands to reach consumers in China.

Moderator:
Mark Milian, Tech Writer-Editor, Bloomberg

Speakers:
Kent Wakeford, COO, KABAM

1:40 PM
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2:10 PM
Building a Brand and Global Presence With Less Than $500K edge

It’s always a challenge for companies to build global presence. Kingsoft Office EVP and President of Americas will present how Kingsoft Office Software builds brand awareness, partnership and distribution channels globally reaching out to 500 million subscribers for its award winning WPS office suite. He will even tell you how to do so with less then $500K. WPS recently won Google Play Editors’ Choice and was named Top 10 best Apps by USA Today.

Speaker:
Frank Fu, EVP and President of Americas, Kingsoft Office Software

1:45 PM
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2:05 PM
How to Use Social Media and Mobile Internet for Recruiting liepin

Speaker:
Bill Porter, Co-Founder, Enjoyney

1:45 PM
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2:15 PM
Smartphones & Tablets – The Workhorses of Enterprise mes

One of the major shifts in IT workflow is that in the age of information, the need to respond to co-workers and customers needs to be faster and filled with accurate information and communications in order to operate an efficient business. To make that happen, smartphones and tablets have become critical tools to help those in the enterprise work in untethered environments and react to the needs of all involved in the business process. This session will look at the ever increasing role of smartphones and tablets in the enterprise and delve into how to use mobile devices to become more effective and responsive to optimize the workflow between a company, its employees and their customers.

Moderator:
Tim Bajarin, President, Creative Strategies

Speakers:
Stephane Maes, VP Product Management & Portfolio Planning, Motorola
Kirk Schell, VP & GM, Commercial Client Solutions, DELL

2:00 PM
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2:10 PM
Opening Speech & Introduction mobvista

Owen, BD Head of of US, Mobvista

2:05 PM
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2:25 PM
Emerging Trends on Google Play: Expanding Markets with Android TV ggs

Google Play has become a critical platform for game developers to reach a wide and diverse audience and build successful businesses. In this talk, Jamil Moledina shares some of the trends that Google Play is seeing in content, innovation, discovery, business models, and more. Google Play now also extends beyond phones and tablets to the living room with Android TV. Players are finding that their familiar consumer electronics devices, from cable boxes, to media players, to televisions, now give them easy access to great games. With the Nearby Connections API, developers can now bring second screen experiences to Android TV too. This talk shows the business and creative opportunity to bring mobile games back to the living room.

Speakers:
Jamil Moledina, Games Strategic Partnerships Lead, Google Play

2:05 PM
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2:25 PM
How can Startups Find Talent? liepin

Speaker:
Tom Zhang, Sr Recruiter,Tesla Motors

2:10 PM
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2:30 PM
Demand Trends of Advertisers – From the Perspective of Data Tracking mobvista

Speaker:
Fabien Pierre Nicolas, VP of MarComms and Community, App Annie

2:15 PM
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2:45 PM
Mobile First mes

What are the opportunity and challenges with a mobile first approach to IT design? There is a new approach to mobile enterprise called “Mobile First” which says that the next generation of IT solutions must be built around a mobile first strategy. The idea that mobile sits at the center of any new IT project is controversial, yet it is has serious merit given the role mobile devices play in the new IT environment. We will look a the opportunity and challenges of a mobile first approach to IT design and explore whether it makes sense to start new IT projects with a mobile first mentality.

Speakers:
Bob O’Donnell, President, TECHnalysis Research

2:15 PM
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2:45 PM
Why We Founded recruitHER: Driving Diversity Recruiting & Retention in Technology ddt, edge

At present, only 26% of programmers in the U.S. are women, and just 1 in 14 tech employees in Silicon Valley is black or Latino. The research definitively proves the value of a diverse workforce, and yet tech companies continue to struggle to move the needle on diversity. Many companies who want to do the right thing and leverage the business benefits of diversity unwittingly employ strategies for recruiting that fail to generate interest from women and minority candidates. A pervasive preoccupation with the “STEM pipeline” can also sidetrack companies from achieving increased diversity in the business and creative areas where there’s no shortage of diverse talent. In this presentation, Gina Helfrich, co-founder of recruitHER, will share the research that explains why diversity recruiting and retention can be so difficult. She will also discuss best practices for creating a workplace and a brand identity that attracts and keeps diverse talent, and how recruitHER is helping tech companies make tangible progress on their diversity goals.

Speaker:
Gina Helfrich, Co-founder, recruitHER

2:25 PM
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2:45 PM
Cross Border E-commerce liepin

Speaker:
Allen Yang, President, Bay Line E-commerce Co, Ltd., BlueFocus Group

2:30 PM
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3:15 PM
Engagement Across the Population ggs

How do you keep your audience engaged over time while rewarding your most loyal players? Premier real estate is available for advertisers to reach players looking for valuable in-game rewards, but what’s the best way to serve them without discouraging your whales. We’ll look at monetization, engagement, and user acquisition strategies for building an enthusiastic player base.

Moderator:
Patrick Mork, Chief Marketing Officer, Singular

Speakers:
Levi Buchanan, Director of Sales, Chillingo
Terence Fung, Chief Strategy Officer, Storm8
Joyce Ye, President of APAC, NativeX
Jim Ying, Senior Advisor, Mobile & Gaming CV Capital

2:30 PM
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2:50 PM
Publishing Technical Innovation of Specific Field mobvista

Speaker:
Omri, Mobilecore

2:45 PM
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3:25 PM
The Tendency of Talent Strategy for Eastern and Western Companies liepin

Moderator:
Roy Shan, CDO, Liepin.com

Speakers:
Bill Porter, Co-Founder, Enjoyney
Gurpreet Singh, President Asia, GWC
Allen Yang, President, Bay Line E-commerce Co, Ltd., BlueFocus Group

2:50 PM
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3:20 PM
How Can a Job Seeker Catch the Next Unicorn Bus? edge

A unicorn is a startup company valued at $1 billion or more. There are some well-known unicorns: Uber, AirBnB, DropBox, Pinterest, Snapchat, Palantirs… As job seekers, how we can catch the next one? Tom is lucky to work for 3 super unicorns in his career: Google, Tencent and Tesla. He would like to share 10 tips on how to identify an unicorn company.

Speaker:
Tom Zhang, Sr. Recruiter, Tesla Motors

2:50 PM
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3:10 PM
Trends in Mobile Buying from Incent to TVC mobvista

Technical Discussion on Precise Audience Targeting, Filtration and optimization (COC/Video/Supersale)

Speaker:
Sonia Gonzalez, General Manager, MdotM

3:00 PM
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3:45 PM
Empowering & Securing the Mobile Workforce mes

Mobile devices bring new challenges to the enterprise. While they improve employee productivity and their interaction with customers, they also bring great challenges to IT departments who must secure them and protect the data that resides on them. Key issues like mobile device management, mobile security and mobile apps are key to making mobile devices work well in order to meet the needs of any company. Our session will explore the newest tools and security measures available to manage and secure mobile devices effectively and make them more effective tools for the enterprise.

Moderator:
Mark Weinstein, CEO & Co-founder, MeWe

Speakers:
Tim Bajarin, President, Creative Strategies
Jeremy Bennett, Consumer Chief Architect, McAfee
Arti Walker-Peddakotla, Product Manager, NowSecure

3:10 PM
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3:30 PM
Technical Advancements & Trends in Mobile App User Acquisition mobvista

Develop Trends of Mobile Marketing, Rotator Technical Innovation and Promotional Tips of Adult Traffic

Speaker:
Brian Fox, CEO, AdAction Interactive

3:25 PM
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3:35 PM
Trends of Talents in China: A Big-Data Perspective liepin

Speaker:
Roy Shan, CDO, Liepin.com

3:25 PM
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3:55 PM
Why the Future of Location Data is Too Important to Trust it to a Single Company edge

MAPS.ME founder Yury Melnichek believes the future of location information is too important to leave in the hands of corporations like Google and Apple. After 3 years at Google Maps, Yury left to found MAPS.ME, which today boasts more than 25 million installs. Built on top of OpenStreetMap, MAPS.ME dreams of a world where the mysteries of Earth’s geography are opportunities for deeper connection between people, and where every individual can contribute to greater global awareness. In late 2014 MAPS.ME was acquired by European Internet giant Mail.ru Group, and has subsequently tripled its user base. Come to Yury’s talk to be the first to learn about an exciting and groundbreaking announcement, revealed exclusively on the GMIC stage.

Moderator:
Kym McNicholas, Host, CBS Tech2

Speaker:
Yury Melnichek, Founder of MAPS.ME, Head of Maps Business Unit, Mail.ru Group

3:30 PM
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3:45 PM
Peak Mobile? Not Even ggs

In his talk, Neil Young will address where we are in the lifecycle of the western mobile games market and what specifically needs to be done to unlock the full potential of the market. Drawing on his experience founding ngmoco, and as a former board member for Japanese game company DeNA, Neil will share insights about how game and business design need to come together to level up mobile games and the companies that create them.

Speakers:
Neil Young, Founder & CEO, N3twork

3:30 PM
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3:50 PM
Technical Innovation and the Revolution of Mobile Advertising mobvista

Speaker:
Scott Tomkins, VP of Advertising Sales, Appia

3:35 PM
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4:05 PM
The Demand for High-Tech Talent of Chinese Employers liepin

Moderator:
Roy Shan, CDO, Liepin.com

Speakers:
Haiyi Bao, HR Director, Nice
Erin Dong, HR Director, Mogujie.com
Jessie Liang, HR Manager, VIP.com
Tieshan Liu, HR Director, Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.,Ltd.

3:45 PM
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4:30 PM
Future Trends in Mobile mes

Our panel of experts will share what trends they see in mobile devices, apps and solutions that will shape the next generation of mobile enterprises.

Moderator:
Tim Bajarin, President, Creative Strategies

Speakers:
Rodger Desai, CEO, Payfone
Arun Mathew, Principal, Accel Partners

3:50 PM
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4:10 PM
Mobile App Tracking for eCommerce Businesses mobvista

Develop trends and technical innovation of incentivized

NetworkSpeaker:
Core Carnes, Sr. Account Manager, Appsflyer

3:50 PM
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4:35 PM
Swimming with Sharks – What Game Developers Need to Know to Survive ggs

Rick Liu (Chief Revenue Officer of Playphone acquired by GungHo part of Softbank group) moderates a distinguished group of panelists serving as life coaches to help game developers: 1) survive the market infested with dangers, and 2) navigate the path towards growth and maximize revenue. Each life coach will share from his/her experience the opportunities and threats in a time horizon of the next 12 months surrounding the ecosystem of the mobile game industry, giving the audience measures to lower the risks of failure and increase the probability of success. Swim with sharks and stay alive.

Moderator:
Rick Liu, Chief Revenue Officer, PlayPhone

Speakers:
David Hom, Product Evangelist, AppAnnie
Mary Min, VP of Global Business Development, SEWORKS Inc.
Rachel Sun, Chief Representative, China Telecom eGame
Riz Virk, Founder & CEO, Midverse Studios
Henry Yeh, SVP & Asia Managing Director, Gumi

4:00 PM
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4:30 PM
Partner Presentation: The Journey to Success edge

According to a Newzoo study, revenue generated from mobile games is forecasted to be $44 billion by 2018. So how does an app developer get started in this rapidly-growing market? During this session, learn from AppLift and clients as they discuss their early experiences working together and the important lessons they have learned along the way.

Moderator:
Andrew Birnbryer, VP of Advertising & User Acquisition, AppLift

Speakers:
Justin Neustadter, UA Manager, Product Madness
Stephan Yoon, Senior UA Manager, Nexon

4:10 PM
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4:30 PM
Technology, the Key Drive App Monetization mobvista

Technical Evolution of Monetization

Speaker:
Logan Wang, CTO, Mobvista

4:30 PM
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5:00 PM
Wearables/iOT in Mobile Enterprise mes

Will Wearable’s and IOT impact the mobile enterprise?

Two of the hottest trends today are Wearables and IOT. Are wearables the next BYOD device with which IT must respond? Can they increase a user’s mobile ability to meet mobile enterprise demands? Are IOT and its plethora of connected devices destined to impact the workflow of enterprises? How will wearable devices and IOT complement the enterprise? We will explore all of these questions and more in this important session on wearables and IOT in the enterprise.

Moderator:
Tim Bajarin, President, Creative Strategies

Speakers:
John Aisien, SVP, Marketing and Corporate Development, Mocana
Chris Rouland, CEO, Bastille Networks

4:35 PM
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5:05 PM
How Smart Data Helps Brands Build an Audience-Centric Strategy edge

Facing highly fragmented audience communities (mobile app, website, numerous social media channels and the booming connected objects….), how do you discover and engage smartly the right audience? In a screen-centric analytics world, what if we rather move forward to a content centric measurement to boost the engagement?Let’s dig in more audience-centric (behaviors) understanding, thanks to smart data. Explore a new generation of indicators, KPI deciphering usages and content values to drive more efficiently marketing strategies.

Speaker:
Cedric Monnier, Co-founder & CEO, FlameFy

4:40 PM
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5:10 PM
Panel Discussion: The Future and Blueprint of Mobile Marketing mobvista
4:40 PM
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5:00 PM
The Secret Sauce of the AppStores ggs

AppStores are a mystery to many, and effective User Acquisition strategies have become incredibly complex. How do developers manage successful campaigns of high impact and are extremely cost effective? Learn to take advantage of the formulas and algorithms on the ranking system of the AppStores (these formulas have NEVER been released to the public). Discover how you can manage distribution channels using powerful burst campaigns and effective sustained campaigns. Finally, learn the secrets of AppStore Optimization. Smartly compete with well funded big box publishers while spending fewer dollars but getting better results! Master the User Acquisiton domain!

Speakers:
Japheth Dillman, CCO & CoFounder,YetiZen Innovation Lab

September 30, 2015

Time Session
10:00 AM
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10:20 AM
Future of Moore’s Law tl

Speaker:
Shoucheng Zhang, Professor, Stanford University

10:00 AM
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10:45 AM
Mobile UI/UX: Mobile & Post-Mobile app, edge

Moderator:
Olina Qian, Founder & President, SVACE

Speakers:
Yev Galper, Head of Mobile Competency Center, EPAM
Andrew Garkavyi, CEO, Stanfy
Ling Lim, Head of Product & User Experience, myWebRoom.com
Nelson To, Co-author of Android CookBook, Co-organizer of Silicon Valley Android Developer

10:25 AM
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10:55 AM
Fireside Chat with Max Ventilla tl

Moderator:
Kim-Mai Cutler, Technology Reporter, TechCrunch

Speaker:
Max Ventilla, Founder & CEO, AltSchool

10:50 AM
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11:20 AM
Android Evolved (The Future of Android) app, edge

Cyanogen is evolving the Android platform and creating a more level playing field for app developers and the mobile ecosystem. As the 3rd leading mobile operating system, Cyanogen is driving innovation in mobile computing, empowering consumers, and enabling new kinds of interaction models and experiences across core apps and services. Learn what the future of Android will look like in 2016 and beyond.

Moderator:
Saman Farid, Director, Legend Star Silicon Valley

Speakers:
Vikram Natarajan, SVP of Global Partnerships & Distribution, Cyanogen

11:00 AM
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11:15 AM
Empowering Mobile and Gaming Service with Cloud tl

While cloud computing has become mainstream, how to better serve mobile service and game publishers remain a challenge, in particular in China. Key issues include how to design a software architect to maximize the benefits of cloud computing, rapid deployment in a given scenario and building up eco-systems. In this talk, we will address these issues and share the learnings from our experience in becoming a leader in mobile game and media cloud space in China.

Speaker:
HongJiang Zhang, CEO, Kingsoft

11:25 AM
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11:45 AM
How Augmented and Virtual Reality could hit $150 billion by 2020 app, edge

Digi-Capital forecasts that AR/VR could hit $150 billion revenue by 2020. Global AR/VR expert Tim Merel will explain the business and technology drivers, and how the technology will be used. Samsung’s VP of Strategy and Creative Content, Matt Apfel, will show how great content will help to drive the market, including a demonstration of Samsung Milk VR, the 360-degree, immersive video service exclusive to Samsung Gear VR.

Speakers:
Matt Apfel, VP of Creative Content & Strategy, Samsung
Tim Merel, Founder & Managing Director, Digi-Capital

11:30 AM
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12:15 PM
On-Demand Mobile Across Sectors tl

Moderator:
Karl Mehta, Founder & CEO, EdCast

Speakers:
Vishal Gondal, CEO & Founder, GOQii
Ron Gutman, Founder & CEO, HealthTap
Tom Willerer, Chief Product Officer, Coursera
Maverick Shih, BYOC BG President, Acer

11:50 AM
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12:10 PM
No Stack Development on Google Cloud Platform with Firebase app, edge

We often compare different software stacks, but have you considered ditching the stack all together for your next app? Join Jenny Tong, a developer advocate at Google, for some fun demos of serverless apps and snippets of code. You’ll get a glimpse into how productive you can be when you don’t worry about server code.

Speakers:
Jenny Tong, Cloud Platform Developer Advocate, Google

12:30 PM
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1:00 PM
Mobile Growth Through Deep Links edge

Learn what a mobile deep link is and what makes Branch deep links unique. Gain insights and metrics around signups, retention and click to install conversions rates from our partners. Learn how Hotel Tonight, Yummly, Forever 21 and more use deep links to turn their apps into Mobile Growth Engines.

Speaker:
William Lindemann, Director of Growth, Branch Metrics

1:05 PM
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1:25 PM
How Companies Will Use Data to Provide Service Before the Consumer Needs it bigdata

As our world becomes increasingly connected and devices become ‘smarter,’ service will be the key differentiator for driving real business value and maintaining customer relationships. Join us for a futuristic dialogue about how companies will use data — gathered from connected devices and machines — to help engineers better maintain products, diagnose machines remotely, and prevent breakdowns before they even happen. Learn how data is anticipating customer needs.

Speakers:
Athani Krishna, Founder & CSO, ServiceMax

1:30 PM
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2:15 PM
Leveraging Data to Improve UI/UX and Revolutionize Products bigdata

Big Data can be used to creatively segment your user base, but you must look for stories in the data and how it clusters to uncover the “why” behind user behavior. Quantitative data analysis cannot perfectly reveal the qualitative experience of the user, and it is misguided to drive change uniformly across all demographics given the variety of subjective user experiences. This session will show you how to leverage data leading to ah-ha! moments that reveal user sentiments.

Moderator:
Victor Tong, Founder & Chief Evangelizing Officer, Webplus

Speakers:
Bonnie Barrilleaux, Data Scientist, LinkedIn
Kendall Hulet, SVP of Product, Ancestry
Muddu Sudhakar, VP & GM Security Markets, Splunk
Jeannie Yang, Chief Product & Design Officer, Smule

1:30 PM
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2:15 PM
There’s Gold in Those Streets: A Case for Diversifying the Tech Workforce ddt, edge

Whether it be market share, creativity, or a moral North Star, when we fail to build inclusive and diverse companies, there is much we stand to lose. Workforces limited in their composition are equally limited in their reach. While countless technology firms make claims about “solving the world’s problems,” too frequently they lack teams with sufficiently variable backgrounds and experiences to build solutions that speak to a broad user base. The Bay Area technology scene is often described in terms of the flurry of activity taking place in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, all the while the region is host to any number of racially and culturally diverse communities known for their production of cultural, intellectual, and business capital. Companies’ failure to recognize and capitalize on the human resources growing out of these communities unknowingly incur marked opportunity costs. Worse, tech firms frequently possess inadequate data to benchmark their internal diversity, all the while competing in a sector in which data is paramount.

In this session, The Hidden Genius Project will share lessons learned from training high school-aged black male youth in software development, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills, in addition to taking them to visit local tech firms. These young men (and so many like them) are proof positive of that underrepresented communities of color within cities like Oakland (which is comprised of 65% people of color). Our intensive programming has taken us to a multitude of tech companies, including nine this past summer. The aforementioned lessons shed light on how firms might consider prioritizing a more inclusive workforce, improving their organizational culture, and enhancing their use of quality data to attract and retain a more robust workforce of color, and subsequently expand their business opportunities.

Speakers:
Brandon Nicholson, Ph.D.; Executive Director, The Hidden Genius Project
Akeem O. Brown; Programs Director, The Hidden Genius Project

2:20 PM
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2:40 PM
Navigating the App Ecosystem in a Hyper-Connected World bigdata

We live in a hyper-connected world where our homes, watches and even cars are connected, and sometimes even controlled, by apps. As the app ecosystem continues to climb towards a $100 billion dollar industry, app developers and publishers will need to innovate to attract users and drive revenue. How do you decide which data to pay attention to, and how to incorporate the findings to create impact for your business strategy? How do you navigate the app economy as new devices launch, categories emerge and customer preferences and behaviors evolve? In this session, Danielle will discuss how big data is guiding stakeholders as they develop our future connected experiences, and will share how data analysis drives smarter app decision making.

Speakers:
Danielle Levitas, SVP Research & Analysis, App Annie

2:20 PM
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2:40 PM
Turbocharging Your Mobile App’s Growth edge

Optimize your mobile user acquisition growth initiatives via various growth levers. No technical knowledge necessary.

Speaker:
Sriram Krishnan, VP of Growth and Operations, Humin

2:45 PM
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3:30 PM
Mobile Differentiation Using Diversity & Data bigdata, ddt, edge

An intro will be provided by the leader of Women in Wireless discussing the importance of diversity and networking, and then we’ll discuss how mobile data can be used across different demographics. Women led households have tremendous commercial influence, and marketers are looking closely at mobile data to find the best way to reach them. We’ll look at various ways that mobile marketers use data to personalize diverse messages. This panel programmed by Women in Wireless will also show how you can bring diversity to your programs and your work place.

Moderator:
Aurelie Guerrieri, Co-President, Women in Wireless

Speakers:
Ann Kennedy, VP Product Management, Acxiom
Dre Madden, Director of Global Marketing, Display & Mobile, OpenTable
Farzana Nasser, Co-Founder, Gallop & Co-Chair, Panels & Partnerships, Women in Wireless

2:45 PM
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3:15 PM
Why India Rocks: How Silicon Valley will be Bangalore-d & Disrupted Away Soon tl

A powerful performance on how BANGALORE is emerging as the global leader in technology, VFX special effects and use of technology in government; how it’s the third hottest startup hotspot in the world and contributing to about a quarter of all of India’s exports and BANGALORE producing 40% of all of India’s IT exports; how Life of Pi, Godzilla and Skyfall were all Made in India and Karnataka

Speakers:
Srivatsa Krishna IAS, Permanent Secretary, E-Governance Government of Karnataka, India

3:30 PM
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4:15 PM
The Disruption of VC and What it Means for Founders tl

Moderator:
Barrett Parkman, Co-Founder & President US, GWC

Speakers:
Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
Bubba Murarka, Partner, DFJ
Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Edith Yeung, Partner, 500 Startups

4:15 PM
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4:45 PM
BlueFocus International Presents: G-Startup Competition Finals gs, tl

Speaker:
Holly Zheng, CEO & President, BlueFocus International

Judges:
Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield
Bubba Murarka, Partner, DFJ
Hans Tung, Managing Director, GGV
Edith Yeung, Partner, 500 Startups

4:45 PM
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4:55 PM
Fireside Chat with STEMP, G-Startup Competition 2014 Winner tl

Speakers:
David Whelan, Co-Founder, STEMP

4:55 PM
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5:00 PM
G-Startup Competition Winner Announcement & Closing Ceremony tl

Wen Chu, Founder & CEO, GWC