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  • Chris Anderson
    Chris Anderson
    Co-Founder & CEO, 3DR
    Chris is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired, he was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York. Chris is the author of the New York Times bestselling books “The Long Tail” and “Free” as well as the new “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.” Chris also founded GeekDad, BookTour and a few other companies now lost in the mists of time. His background is in science, starting with studying physics and doing research at Los Alamos and culminating in six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science. He now lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and five children.
  • Rohit Bansal
    Rohit Bansal
    Co-Founder, Snapdeal
    Rohit Bansal is an Indian entrepreneur, co founder and COO of Snapdeal, e-commerce business in India.
  • Tim Chang
    Tim Chang
    Managing Director, Mayfield
    Tim Chang is a proven investor and tri-lingual technology executive who has been named to the Forbes Midas List of Top Tech Investors. He invests in early-stage companies that leverage the drivers of mobile, social, and SaaS/adtech and is an advocate of behavioral insights, gamification, & quantified self. Some of his notable investments include ngMoco (acquired by DeNA), Playdom (acquired by Disney), and Iridigm (acquired by Qualcomm). He holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and plays guitar in two bands.
  • Wen Chu
    Wen Chu
    Founder and CEO, GWC
    Wen Chu is a serial entrepreneur from China, He is aware that the impact he alone can make is limited so he has dedicated his life to enabling others to improve the world through mobile innovation.To this end, he started GWC in 2008, a business with the mission to enable mobile innovation that positively impacts mankind by building connections and trust among mobile innovators.

    He also launched the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing, Silicon Valley, Bangalore, Tokyo, Jakarta, Sao Paulo and Taipei. GMIC draws tens of thousands of investors to build partnerships, learn from industry thought leaders and highlight how mobile innovation is positively changing the world. As he connects the mobile innovators of the world, he considers himself to be “a little postman of the world” but aspires to be like Christopher Columbus and bring about a “new mobile world” improved by innovation!

    Wen Chu currently lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and three children. He enjoys traveling the world, reading the classics, practicing calligraphy, golfing and playing chess with friends.

  • Kim-Mai Cutler
    Kim-Mai Cutler
    Technology Reporter, TechCrunch
    Kim-Mai Cutler is a technology journalist who has worked for Bloomberg, VentureBeat and The Wall Street Journal. Before she joined TechCrunch, she led mobile coverage at Inside Network, a six-person media startup that was acquired by WebMediaBrands in 2011 for $14 million in cash and stock. She specializes in covering gaming, distribution and monetization of mobile applications and venture financing. She attended UC Berkeley and was editor of the student paper The Daily Californian. She has lived in London, New York, Buenos Aires and Hanoi and speaks Spanish and some conversational Vietnamese.
  • Saman Farid
    Saman Farid
    Director, Legend Star Silicon Valley
    Saman is a passionate supporter of early- stage startups. He has built three companies in the areas of e-commerce, IP television, and logistics management, and faced the challenges of building, focusing, and scaling a company. Saman is now spearheading Legend Star’s investments in Silicon Valley with the goal of providing resources, services, and comprehensive support for entrepreneurs, empowering them to build the next generation of transformative companies.

    Saman has spent more than 15 years in China, and has held positions at Honeywell, Verizon, Deloitte Consulting and Microsoft in roles ranging from R&D to operations optimization. He received his Bachelors degree in Control Systems Engineering from the Cooper Union and his MBA from Tsinghua/MIT.

  • Sheng Fu
    Sheng Fu
    CEO, Cheetah Mobile
    Sheng Fu is CEO of Cheetah Mobile, a new company formed on October 10, 2010 as a merger between two companies Kingsoft Security and Conew Image. In a short time of 3 years, Mr. Fu has built Cheetah Mobile into the world’s largest mobile tool developer, China’s second largest Internet and mobile Internet security company, and China’s fourth largest Internet software company. On May 8, 2014, he led the successful listing of Cheetah Mobile on the NYSE. Previously, Mr. Fu worked at Qihoo 360 as General Manager for 5 years, leading the development of 360 Safe Guard product that became the cornerstone of Qihoo 360 when they were first listed on the NYSE. He also served as Vice President of Matrix Partners China since joining in 2008, and in 2009 he founded Conew Image and served as the Chairman and CEO.
  • Satyan Gajwani
    Satyan Gajwani
    CEO, Times Internet Limited
    Satyan runs the digital arm of The Times of India Group, India’s largest media company. We run ventures in news, business news, music, video, local, e-commerce, deals, mobile, MVAS, and other stuff.
  • Vishal Gondal
    Vishal Gondal
    CEO & Founder, GOQii
    Vishal Gondal started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16 founding IndiaGames and is best known as the Father of the Indian Gaming Industry. Having taken the company to amazing heights, in 2012, IndiaGames was acquired by the Walt Disney Company, post which he served as Managing Director Digital, Disney UTV. He is also a notable Angel Investor. Vishal was listed among the top 50 executives in the mobile content space by the UK based ‘Mobile Entertainment’ Magazine alongside noted people like Steve Jobs. He enjoys running Marathons, Ultras, Trekking & Sky Diving. His love for the outdoors and pushing oneself physically dates to his growing years when he was a national level volleyball player. Vishal is a long time TEDster, gadget & gizmo freak and a judge on two television shows ‘The Pitch’ on Bloomberg TV & ‘Your Wish is my App’ on NDTV. His passion for technology, fitness & gaming led him to his next venture GOQii which is focused on helping people make a change towards a healthier lifestyle and be the force of good.
  • Ron Gutman
    Ron Gutman
    Founder & CEO, HealthTap
  • Bill Hu
    Bill Hu
    Co-Founder & CEO, Kika Tech
    Bill Hu, Co-Founder and CEO of Kika Tech, Inc. (Beijing Xin Mei Hu Tong Technology Co., Ltd ), is a graduate of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business EMBA Program. Mr. Hu has more than 10 years of management experience in the mobile Internet industry, with focus on strategic planning and corporate management. Previously, Bill served as VP of Marketing at SkyMobi where he helped take SkyMobi global and ultimately to its listing on the NASDAQ (MOBI).

    Bill’s entrepreneurial spirit stems from the ingrained business culture of his hometown of Zhejiang Province, where street merchants thrive side-by-side. With the advent of the Mobile Internet, he became passionate about creating a truly global technological product that will help billions of people communicate around the world. To achieve that desire, he began working on a fully expressive, adaptable and effortless keyboard that would enhance the way we express our emotions and share information across all platforms in the smart-technology era.

  • Jack Jia
    Jack Jia
    Founder & CEO, Trusper
    Jack Jia is an accomplished entrepreneur who has founded and led several successful technology companies. He is currently a founder and CEO of Trusper, a mobile marketplace for lifestyle tips with 20 million users.

    Jack was the founding CEO of Baynote, Inc., a leading recommendation software company. Before founding Baynote, Jack was the founding CTO at Interwoven (NASDAQ: IWOV, now part of HP), a leading software company that pioneered content management space and valued at $7 billion. Prior to Interwoven, he was a founder and CEO of V-max America. Earlier in this career, Jack led Unix kernel development at Sun, SGI, Stratus, and NASA.

    Jack holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, an MSEE from NYU-Poly, and a BSEE/MSCE from Beijing Jiaotong University.

    Jack has received many honors during his business career including the 2012 Top 10 Chinese Business Leaders – the highest business recognition in China. He is also a board member and former president of Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA).

  • Srivatsa Krishna
    Srivatsa Krishna
    IAS, Permanent Secretary, E-Governance, Government of Karnataka, India
    Srivatsa Krishna, topped India in 1994, was awarded President of India’s Gold Medal and joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), India’s senior management government cadre. He is currently Secretary, E-Governance, & Chairman, KUIDFC Government of Karnataka. He led the team which launched MobileOne, which has been certified as the world’s largest mobile governance platform with over 4000 services, setup India’s first Startup Warehouse, runs India’s largest e-procurement platform and launched free public wifi in Bangalore. These projects are showcased by World Bank in their flagship World Development Report.

    He went on to become the first serving IAS officer to complete the MBA Program at Harvard Business School and is an alumnus of Oxford University. He worked in the Strategy, Finance and Risk Management Vice Presidency, World Bank Group, running one of their largest capital investment funds, performance management, offshoring and in various PPP projects. World Economic Forum at Davos recognized him as “Global Leader for Tomorrow” and Thinkers50 as one of the top thought leaders in 2013.

  • Jenny Lee
    Jenny Lee
    Managing Partner, GGV Capital

    A Managing Partner at GGV Capital, Jenny joined the firm in 2005 and was instrumental in setting up the GGV presence in China. A self-professed Geek and product investor, Jenny is focused on finding and partnering with disruptive technology companies that can change the traditional business models and create new value for users and enterprises. Jenny’s areas of focus are on Consumer Internet and SAAS companies especially those in the Mobile Social, IOT, Finance and Education sectors. Jenny led GGV’s investments in hiSoft (NASDAQ: PACT), 21Vianet (NASDAQ: VNET), SinoSun (SHE: 300333), YY(NASDAQ: YY) and successfully helped them go public since 2010. Jenny also serves on the board of other innovative private companies, including eHang Technology, Zepp, Chukong Technologies, Kingsoft WPS, Yingying Finance, 51zhangdan (Finance), and Xiaozhan (Education), and UCWeb until it was acquired by Alibaba.

    Jenny’s previous operating and finance work experience with Singapore Technologies Aerospace, Morgan Stanley and JAFCO Asia enhanced her role as a preferred board mentor and investor to many entrepreneurs in China. Jenny graduated from Cornell University with a Masters and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys golf, outdoor activities, testing out new gadgets and hanging out with entrepreneurs.Jenny has been recognized by Forbes magazine in four consecutive years since 2011 in the Global Top 100 VC Midas list and most recently in 2015 as the top female venture capitalist. She was #10 on the 2015 Midas list, the first time a woman has broken the top 10 and the highest ranking ever for a woman in the history of the list.

  • Karl Mehta
    Karl Mehta
    Founder & CEO, EdCast

    Karl Mehta is a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, engineer, and civil servant with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies in the U.S. and international markets. He is currently Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc., a next-generation knowledge platform company and former venture partner at Menlo Ventures, a leading VC firm of Silicon Valley with over $4B under management.

    Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the world’s largest payment network. Karl also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, selected by the Obama Administration during the inaugural 2012-13 term. He was recently appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California. In 2010, Karl won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young for Northern California. Karl is on the boards of Simpa Networks and on the advisory board of Intel Capital and Chapman University’s Center of Entrepreneurship.

    Karl is founder of several non-profit’s including Code For India, Skill Up India and Grassroots Innovation. He is author of the upcoming book, Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid

  • Bubba Murarka
    Bubba Murarka
    Partner, DFJ

    Bubba Murarka is a partner at DFJ, where his current responsibilities include leading early stage investments in consumer internet and mobile technology companies. Bubba currently serves on the boards of Circle CI, Highlight, Kiwi, and Twin Prime.

    Prior to joining DFJ, Bubba led product development for Facebook for Android and started the Facebook Home project. At Facebook, Bubba also led business development deals with key strategic partners including Microsoft, Netflix,Yahoo, Dentsu and Terra Networks. Previously, Bubba spent seven years in technical and product roles at Microsoft, where he acted as group program manager for Bing’s Bay Area development team, delivering components of Windows, MSN Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search and early versions of Bing Social. He started his career at Microsoft in Seattle as part of the original threedegrees team focused on social products.

    Bubba holds BS and MS in computer science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he served as the sole student member of the California State University Board of Trustees, and he continues to focus philanthropic efforts on increasing access to education.

  • Andrew Ng
    Andrew Ng
    Chief Scientist, Baidu
    Andrew Ng is Chief Scientist of Baidu, Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera, and a Computer Science faculty member at Stanford. Ng’s work spans both AI/machine learning, and online education. Ng’s AI work focuses on deep learning, which develops learning algorithms by building large scale simulations of the brain. In 2011, he founded and led the Google Brain project, which built the largest deep learning (neural network) systems at the time, leading to the celebrated “Google cat” result. His team’s technology has also had a huge impact across numerous Google applications, including speech recognition, maps, and more. More recently, Ng joined Baidu, where he leads Baidu Research in developing the next generation of deep learning algorithms. Ng is also known for his work on online education. In 2011, he developed Stanford University’s main MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, and also taught an online Machine Learning class to over 100,000 students, leading to the founding of Coursera. Ng’s goal in education is to give everyone access to a great education, for free. Today, Coursera partners with top universities to offer high quality, free online courses. With over 100 partners, about 700 courses, and over 8 million learners, Coursera is currently the largest MOOC platform in the world. Ng has been named to the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world; to the CNN 10: Thinkers list; and to Fortune 40 under 40. For his on-campus teaching, he has also been named by students as one of the top 10 professors across all of Stanford University.
  • John Sculley
    John Sculley
    Co-Founder, Obi Worldphone
    John Sculley is the former President of PepsiCo and CEO of Apple, and current co-founder of Obi Worldphone. Obi Worldphone creates well-designed, low-cost smartphones for emerging markets.
  • Maverick Shih
    Maverick Shih
    BYOC BG President, Acer
    Maverick Shih, president of Acer’s BYOC and Tablet Business Group, is taking a pivotal role in the company’s significant change in approach to the ICT industry through BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud?). Under this new BYOC vision, Acer is transforming into a hardware + software + services player that enables its customers to seamlessly integrate their PC and mobile devices for accessing data anytime and anywhere.

    When Acer’s cloud and tablet PC businesses merged to form the new BYOC and Tablet PC Business Group in February 2014, Shih was promoted as the group president to lead the development of Acer apps for end users, and with building alliances with software and hardware developers to build their innovations on the Acer Open Platform, creating an Internet of Things ecosystem.

    Shih joined Acer in 2011 as special assistant to the president of the Cloud Technology Business Group to oversee personal cloud services. A year later launched its first private cloud service, and in 2013 announced the support across devices and platforms on Windows, Android and iOS operating systems.

    Shih began his career as an engineer in 2002 at ALi Microelectronics Corp. in the U.S., during this time he was awarded with three technology patents related to multimedia signal processing technology. In 2004 Shih started his own company, MAVs Lab Inc., specializing in IC design and multimedia research and development. He then joined EgisTec in 2008 as vice chairman, focusing on fingerprint sensor and security software.

    Born in 1973, Shih holds a B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics at Taiwan’s Fu Jen Catholic University, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

  • Hans Tung
    Hans Tung
    Managing Partner, GGV Capital
    Hans Tung is a managing partner at GGV Capital, where he focuses on mobile internet, cross-border ecommerce, online education, and gaming industry investments. Hans led GGV’s investment and serves on the board of Wish, a fast-growing cross border mobile commerce company, Curse, a popular gaming platform, FlightCar, the world’s first peer to peer car sharing company at airports, Totspot, a mobile marketplace for moms, GrubMarket, a marketplace for local farm goods, Xiaohongshu, an active social community and recommendation app for cross border shopping, Misfit, maker of wearable and smart home products, and Xiaomi ecosystem companies Zimi and 1More. He is also actively involved with GGV portfolio companies Flipboard, Draftking, and Yodo1. Hans’ prior work experience spans venture capital, internet startups, and tech investment banking over 18 years. He led investments in or served on the boards of startups that have since becom e category leaders, including Xiaomi (where he was involved in attracting Hugo Barra, the former Head of Android Product Management at Google), Mafengwo Travel, Vancl.com, Domob Mobile, 51fanli, Forgame (HKSE: 0484), which went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in October 2013, and eHi Car Rental (NYSE: EHIC), which went public on the NYSE in November 2014. Hans joined GGV from Qiming Venture Partners where he focused on investment in China from 2007 to 2013. Previously he was with Bessemer Venture Partners, where he helped global players such as Skype expand into China. Hans was also a founding member of Taipei-based Crimson Asia Capital and HelloAsia, a pan-Asian focused consumer Internet startup based in Silicon Valley. He started his career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker focused on the technology sector. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. Hans has been ranked as a top VC on the Forbes Midas list the past three years (2013, 2014, and 2015).
  • Max Ventilla
    Max Ventilla
    Founder & CEO, AltSchool
    Max Ventilla is a serial entrepreneur and currently founder and CEO of AltSchool, a startup reimagining primary education for U.S. schools. Most recently, he was part of the founding team of Google+ and served as the Head of Personalization across Google products. He also founded Krypteian Systems (acquired in 2001) and the social search company Aardvark (acquired in 2010). Max earned a bachelor’s degree in Math and Physics and an MBA from Yale University.
  • Mary Catherine Wellons
    Mary Catherine Wellons
    San Francisco Bureau Chief, CNBC
  • David Whelan
    David Whelan
    Founder, Stemp
    G-Startup Competition 2014 Winner
    David J. Whelan (@djwhelan) is a strategy consultant, interim executive, and advisor building businesses and inspiring entrepreneurs at the intersection of technology, health, and wellness. He is currently developing two digital health ventures, the STEMP Smart Temperature Patch (@getstemp) (2014 GMIC Silicon Valley G-Startup winner) and a stealth data analytics company. Recent engagements include a multi-year strategic and financial plan for a leading synthetic biology organization and a commercialization strategy for a hospital-developed cancer diagnostic. He helped launch New York Genome Center, a unique not-for-profit scientific research institute. He was part of the team at 24 Hour Fitness that introduced an early consumer fitness wearable. A former retained executive search consultant, Dave began his career with a biotechnology incubator in San Francisco. Dave holds an MBA with Honors from the UCLA Anderson School and a BS in Symbolic Sy stems from Stanford University. He also studied at London Business School and Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Tom Willerer
    Tom Willerer
    Chief Product Officer, Coursera
    Tom Willerer is the Chief Product Officer at Coursera overseeing engineering, design, product management, and data analytics. He is responsible for building a world-class product that makes learning deeply satisfying and motivating for learners around the world. Tom joined Coursera after having served for six years at Netflix, Inc., where he became one of the company’s most highly regarded leaders in his role as Vice President of Product Innovation. Tom co-led the product management team at Netflix and was responsible for setting the vision and managing the teams responsible for Product Marketing, Messaging, Social and Individual Profiles. Among his accomplishments during his time at the company, Tom pioneered ways for members to exchange recommendations with friends, and helped Netflix grow from 8 million U.S.-only subscribers to 40 million subscribers in 41 countries. Tom holds a business degree from Indiana University, where he was a pitcher on the varsity baseball team, and received his Masters in New Media Studies from DePaul University.
  • HongJiang Zhang
    HongJiang Zhang
    CEO, Kingsoft
  • Shoucheng Zhang
    Shoucheng Zhang
    Professor, Stanford University
  • Holly Zheng
    Holly Zheng
    CEO & President, BlueFocus International
    Holly Zheng is the CEO and President of BlueFocus International, as well as the Chairperson of International Business Management Committee (IBMC) at BlueFocus Communication Group (SZSE: 300058), one of the largest marketing and communication company in Asia.

    BlueFocus International is the wholly owned subsidiary of BlueFocus Communication Group, headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA. Since its establishment in 2013, BlueFocus International has been marching aggressively into the global market through a series of investments and acquisitions, such as Vision 7, the largest Canada-based agency group consisting of iconic agency shops such as Cossette and Citizen Relations; We Are Social, a fast-growing social-centric global agency with origins in UK; Fuseproject, the renowned industry design firm who can bring strategic value in integrated branding solutions, etc.

    In this current CEO position, Ms. Zheng manages global businesses of BlueFocus outside Mainland China, overseeing entire company’s global strategy and investment, portfolio management and integration, business development, branding and revenue growth.

    Before joining BlueFocus, Holly Zheng served as the AVP at Marvell Semiconductor (NASDAQ: MRVL), where she led the company’s global marketing communications and public relation.
    Ms. Zheng has extensive experiences with Fortune 500 companies in high-tech industry, especially in the field of sales and marketing, business development and strategic planning, where she had taken various management positions at Cisco, Philips and ST-Ericsson.

    Ms. Zheng is also Vice President and the Board of Director of NACSA (“Chinese Semiconductor and Clear-tech Association”), one of the biggest Chinese high-tech associations in America.

    Ms. Zheng holds Master degree in Information Technology Management from Michigan State University and Bachelor of Art from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Big Data Big Data

  • Bonnie Barrilleaux
    Bonnie Barrilleaux
    Data Scientist, LinkedIn
    Bonnie Barrilleaux is a data scientist at LinkedIn who partners with the product team working on the desktop and mobile news feed. Her experience includes experimentation to test new product features, developing tracking and metrics to evaluate new mobile apps, and deep-dive analysis to inform long-term strategy. She received her PhD from Tulane University and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis.
  • Kendall Hulet
    Kendall Hulet
    SVP of Product, Ancestry
  • Danielle Levitas
    Danielle Levitas
    SVP Research & Analysis, App Annie
    Danielle leads the research and analysis team at App Annie. She has 20 years of experience as an industry analyst and market research executive working with many of the world’s leading technology companies advising them on product development and marketing, consumer behavior and customer segmentation, and corporate strategy. Most recently, Danielle was the group vice president and GM of IDC’s Mobility, Digital Media & Consumer research team where she developed new research offerings, built analyst teams, and advised industry executives. Danielle graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a bachelors in finance.
  • Athani Krishna
    Athani Krishna
    Founder & Chief Strategy, Officer ServiceMax
    Athani Krishna is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at ServiceMax, the market leader in field service technology for the enterprise, where he leads the company’s product vision and constructs the strategy roadmap. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in the IT world, Athani has a deep understanding of customers’ needs and industry technology trends. He’s a seasoned expert in advising companies how to drive growth and differentiation in their markets, and working with technology solutions in ERP, CRM, and Field Service Management.
  • Farzanna Nasser
    Farzanna Nasser
    Co-Founder, Gallop & Co-Chair, Panels & Partnerships, Women in Wireless
    Farzana Nasser is the Co-Founder of Gallop, an award winning mobile marketing platform that leverages a company’s first party data to apply customer intelligence to their marketing and communications. She has spent the past 10 years leading the strategic direction of numerous global brands and technology companies. She started her career in Brand Management at General Mills, helping fuel double-digit growth on Betty Crocker and Cheerios, prior to joining the Digital Strategy group at Razorfish and then running Product at a New York City based start-up. She has a BA in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Masters in Digital Marketing from New York University. She regularly speaks about data-driven mobile marketing.
  • Richard Robinson
    Richard Robinson
    Co-Founder & President, Yolu
  • Muddu Sudhakar
    Muddu Sudhakar
    VP & GM Security Markets, Splunk
    Muddu Sudhakar is currently VP & GM Security Markets, Splunk (www.splunk.com ). Before that Muddu was CEO of Caspida (www.caspida.com) and Caspida is leader in next-generation Cyber Security & Threat detection. Muddu Sudhakar is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. Muddu was VP & GM at VMware (www.vmware.com) and Pivotal (www.pivotal.io ) from 2012 to 2014 for Big Data Analytics and Cloud Services. At VMware & Pivotal Muddu had responsibility for wide range of projects Big Data Analytics, Cloud Services, Mobile Security. Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas (www.cetas.net) which was acquired by VMware in 2012.

    “At EMC (www.emc.com) Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Muddu work involved Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Information Services at EMC. Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 (www.kazeon.com) which was acquired by EMC (www.emc.com) and Kazeon is leader in Enterprise Information Management. . Muddu lead Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon in 2003, he was Co-founder President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 1999 and was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003. From 1996 to 2000, Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    Sudhakar holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 20 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Cloud Services, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design”

  • Victor Tong
    Victor Tong
    Founder & Chief Evangelizing Officer, Webplus
  • Jeannie Yang
    Jeannie Yang
    Chief Product & Design Officer, Smule Inc
    As Chief Design Officer, Jeannie guides Smule’s projects from concept through completion. Prior to joining Smule, she worked at Yahoo! where she helped start up their first social media research lab, as well as launched 7 public research prototypes and 3 public web services. At Yahoo! Brickhouse, she assisted in the launch of the first open location brokering platform, Fire Eagle. Jeannie joined Smule in 2010 after realizing her passion lies in startups and helping make things happen with small teams that dream big. Concurrently, Jeannie is a house music DJ. She received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a M.S. in Information from UC Berkeley.

IoT & Wearables IoT & Wearables

  • Ben Bajarin
    Ben Bajarin
    Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies
    Ben Bajarin is a principal analyst and head of primary research at Creative Strategies. He studies the global landscape for consumer technology and leads Creative Strategies, primary research practice which studies and searches for trends in over 30 global markets. He has a strong focus on global trends in smartphones, tablets, social media, software (local and global, and consumer services.
  • Scott Budman
    Scott Budman
    Reporter, NBC

    Scott Budman is an Emmy Award winning reporter and anchor who hosts the station’s long-running weekly technology program Tech Now! and reports on business and technology for NBC Bay Area.

    Born and raised in Oakland, Scott has been with NBC Bay Area since 1995. He began his broadcasting career in radio as a business reporter for KMNY radio in Anaheim. He then spent some time as a general assignment reporter and business anchor/producer at the Orange County News Channel. Before joining NBC Bay Area, Scott was a reporter and weekend anchor at KEYT in Santa Barbara.

    Scott has won many awards including a national Iris Award for a documentary about gays in the military. He also received Golden Mike Awards from the Southern California Radio and Television News Directors Association.

    Weekday afternoons, Scott reports on business for KNBR Radio. He is a regular blogger for Forbes as well as several other online publications.
    In addition to his busy schedule at NBC Bay Area, Scott is a devoted volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Clara County. He also supports the Second Harvest Food Bank.

    Scott has a degree in political science from UCLA.

    Scott enjoys tennis and basketball. He loves reading and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

  • Cyril Ebersweiler
    Cyril Ebersweiler
    Founder, HAXLR8R
    Cyril is the founder of HAXLR8R (“HAX”), the first accelerator building “lean hardware startups”. An entrepreneur and early stage investor with over a decade experience in China and Japan, he also founded the first mentorship-driven seed funding program in China, Chinaccelerator. Cyril has been invited to keynote in numerous conferences and featured in media such as Forbes, BusinessWeek, WIRED and more.
  • David Friedman
    David Friedman
    CEO & Co-founder, Ayla Networks

    Dave founded Ayla with the mission to enable manufacturers to create successfully connected products quickly, and securely. Dave’s insights were spurred by his prior experience as Vice President of Business Development for ZeroG Wireless, a company providing low-power Wi-Fi products to the embedded market.

    In his role developing the strategy and establishing the channel partnerships for ZeroG, he gained an appreciation for the complexity behind adding Internet connectivity for products not designed with computing, networking and communications in mind. He became passionate about providing manufacturers a platform to build connected products and use the data feedback loops resulting from connectivity to improve their offerings and provide end users with a better experience.

    Before ZeroG, which was acquired by Microchip in 2010, Dave was an early employee of Matrix Semiconductor (acquired by SanDisk), which developed the world’s first three-dimensional integrated circuits. At Matrix, he began as Product Manager, moved to business development and eventually ran the European sales operation. Earlier in his career, he helped drive pricing strategy and strategic marketing at Intel, and he was an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at Chase Bank.

    Dave earned a BA in History from Colgate University and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He holds five issued U.S. patents related to semiconductor system technology.

  • Andrew Krioukov
    Andrew Krioukov
    CEO and Co-founder, Building Robotics
    Andrew Krioukov is the CEO and Co-founder of Building Robotics. As a Ph.D Candidate in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley, he worked on software infrastructure for implementing building applications at scale. He has previously worked at Intel Research, Google and IBM on energy efficiency and large scale distributed systems. Andrew is a recipient of the Forbes 30 Under 30 award and has been named one of Goldman Sachs’s 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.
  • Rui Ma
    Rui Ma
    Partner, 500 Startups
    Rui Ma is a Partner at 500 Startups, a leading accelerator and seed investment fund in technology companies, where she is in charge of all investment activity in the Greater China region. Prior to 500, she worked for nearly a decade in private equity and mergers & acquisitions roles at the Raine Group, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in both Silicon Valley and China. She is based in Beijing and has been living and working in China since 2007. Rui holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, an Executive MBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University, and is in the process of completing a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She writes frequently about technology and is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, Techcrunch, TheNextWeb, and TechInAsia.
  • Matthew Michael
    Matthew Michael
    Sr. Director Product Management, Qualcomm
  • Itamar Novick
    Itamar Novick
    Chief Business Officer, Life360
  • Dave Rauchwerk
    Dave Rauchwerk
    Founder & CEO, Next Thing Co
  • Ed Ruth
    Ed Ruth
    Director, Verizon Ventures
  • Danny Shapiro
    Danny Shapiro
    Senior Director on Automotive, nVidia
  • Kanwalinder Singh
    Kanwalinder Singh
    SVP of BD, Qualcomm
    Kanwalinder Singh is senior vice president of business development for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for driving Qualcomm’s chipset business in the “Internet of Everything” (IoE) space, with a focus on automotive. Singh is responsible for QCT’s strategy, relationships and business development in this domain, solutions development with Qualcomm’s Automotive chipset customers and partners, and Automotive chipset and reference design roadmaps. Under his leadership, QCT has established a leadership position in LTE-based connected car programs and entered the Infotainment space with Snapdragon Automotive Solutions.
    Singh joined Qualcomm in 2004 as president of Qualcomm India and South Asia. He was instrumental in creating a focus on emerging markets and enabling affordable wireless broadband devices. 3G auctions in India, which led to HSPA deployments in 2010, was a highlight during his tenure. Under Singh’s leadership, Qualcomm made a winning bid in India’s BWA spectrum auction in 2010 to secure top markets including Delhi and Mumbai, and established LTE TDD as the 4G roadmap for operators in India. He extended Qualcomm’s partnerships beyond operators to the Open Market and private brands in India, and championed commercialization of the CDMA Open Market Handset (OMH) initiative. Singh also developed successful ecosystem relationships and expanded Qualcomm Ventures’ portfolio to India.

    Between 2000 and 2004, Singh was chief technical officer with Lucent Technologies India Ltd. Prior to that, he held various technical and managerial positions in Bell Laboratories and other product units during his 11-year tenure at Lucent Technologies in New Jersey.

    Singh completed a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA and Ph.D. coursework in computer and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania.

  • Sonny Vu
    Sonny Vu
    Founder & CEO, Misfit
  • Nate Williams
    Nate Williams
    CRO, August
    Nate Williams is the Chief Revenue Officer at August, where he is responsible for managing sales and business development. He has over 15 years’ experience as a technology executive, entrepreneur, and advisor with executives roles in marketing, product and business development, and corporate finance. Throughout his career, he has executed company growth and turnaround that culminated in successful exits for Motorola Home (to ARRIS ’13), Motorola Mobility (to Google ’12), and 4Home (to Motorola ’10). Prior to August, Nate was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development of Greenwave Systems, where he led worldwide marketing and business development teams. Nate joined Greenwave from Motorola Mobility (Google) where he led the software product marketing and business development teams as part of their $3.7B Motorola Home business. Following the acquisition of 4Home, where Nate was previously the CMO and Head of Business Development, by Motorola, Inc. in 2010, Nate helped to launch its Converged Experiences Division to develop differentiated applications and device solutions for the delivery of rich content multi-screen software experiences. Nate received an MBA degree in Marketing and Technology Management from The Anderson School at UCLA and a BS in Communications Science from UCONN. He currently resides in the Bay Area.
  • Paul Williams
    Paul Williams
    VP of Product, Control4
    Paul Williams is a VP of Product at Control4, the largest home automation provider in the world. Paul’s responsibility is to drive the development and support of strategic programs in key business and product areas. In his more than 10 years with the company, Paul has overseen product divisions including lighting, comfort, security and communications, as well as served as VP for support services, hospitality, and operations.
    Prior to joining Control4, Paul was Vice President of Utah Operations for SonicWall and Phobos (acquired by SonicWall) and spent 14 years with Harman Music Group in various management positions, including Director of Operations. Paul is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in operational management in high-tech industries.
  • Julie Woods-Moss
    Julie Woods-Moss
    CEO Global Nextgen Business, CMO Tata Communications
    Julie Woods-Moss is the CEO of the Global Nextgen business and CMO at Tata Communications. As CEO, she is responsible for business with “silicon valleys” around the globe. Under Julie’s leadership, Nextgen grew to $250 million in annual revenue with TCV of just under $1 billion. Julie has served as the CMO of Tata Communications since 2012. Julie is also a member of the Advisory Board for the $21.1 billion Tata Group. Julie is also on the Big Data Advisory Board of The Boston Consulting Group, and has served as an advisor to leading analyst firm, Ovum, and the X-Prize Foundation.
  • Yifeng Zhang
    Yifeng Zhang
    Director of Systems, NXP
    Dr. Yifeng Zhang co-founded Quintic Holdings in October 2005 (acquired by NXP Semiconductors on 2014) in Silicon Valley. He served as Board director, CTO and Chief Architect and response for the business and new technology development, product definition and customer engagement. He worked closely with customers in the wearable and IoT market. Previously Dr. Zhang worked at Philips Semiconductors as a system architect for WLAN, Bluetooth, Cellular, Wimax and UWB applications. Dr. Zhang earned his Ph.D from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Ohio University in 2000.

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  • John Aisien
    John Aisien
    SVP, Marketing and Corporate Development, Mocana
    John leads corporate development and marketing at Mocana. He brings a wealth of relevant experience as a successful enterprise software go to market executive, spanning roles in strategy & IT consulting, and successful stints running marketing & business development functions in both fledgling & large enterprise software firms. John was most recently VP Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware, which encompasses solutions for mobile application security & platform services for IoT applications, amongst other application platform technologies. John joined Oracle as part of its acquisition of Thor Technologies, an enterprise identity and security management software leader, in November 2005. At Thor, he ran marketing, product management & business development, was instrumental in re-engineering its branding & positioning, and in establishing & managing its partnerships with RSA Security & Accenture, amongst others. Prior to Thor, John also completed stints as a strategy & IT consultant at Deloitte Consulting & Gemini Consulting.
  • Tim Bajarin
    Tim Bajarin
    President, Creative Strategies

    Tim Bajarin is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists, covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM/Lenovo, Apple, Xerox, Hewlett Packard/Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba, Panasonic, Toshiba, Intel, Qualcomm, nVidia, Marvel and numerous others. His articles and/or analysis have appeared in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time and Newsweek magazines, BusinessWeek and most of the leading business and trade publications. He has appeared as a business analyst commenting on the computer industry on all of the major television networks and was a frequent guest on PBS’ The Computer Chronicles. Mr. Bajarin has been a columnist for US computer industry publications such as PC Week and Computer Reseller News and wrote for ABCNEWS.COM for two years and Mobile Computing for 10 years. His columns have appeared in Asia Computer Weekly, Personal Computer World (UK), and Microscope (UK) as well as Mobile Enterprise Magazine. His various columns and analyses are syndicated in over 30 countries. He is currently a columnist with PC Mag and TIME magazine and contributes his perspectives and insight on Techpinions.com.

    Mr. Bajarin is known as a concise, futuristic analyst, credited with predicting the desktop publishing revolution three years before it hit the market, and identifying multimedia as a major trend in written reports as early as 1986. He was one of the first analysts to identify Digital Home Networks and Digital TV’s as a key growth opportunity. His writing and analysis has been on the forefront of the digital revolution and he is considered one the leading experts in the field of technology adoption cycles. He has worked on various industry studies on PC, portable computing, pen based computing, desktop publishing, multimedia, computing, Connected TV’s, wearables and the Digital Home.

  • Jeremy Bennett
    Jeremy Bennett
    Consumer Chief Architect, McAfee
    Jeremy Bennett has been building security software and hardware for nearly two decades. He is currently the Chief Architect for McAfee’s consumer business unit where he leads the architecture and technical roadmap of McAfee’s OEM and direct line of consumer security and privacy products on desktop, mobile, and emerging technologies. Prior to McAfee Jeremy was Chief Platform Architect for WebOS at HP. Jeremy was responsible for the architecture of the operating system that ran on phones and tablets as well as advanced projects to bring the OS to other form factors. Jeremy has held executive, management, architecture, and development positions at companies such as Aruba Networks, Symantec, Hewlett-Packard and Sega.com. He earned a degree with honors in computer science from the University of Michigan.
  • Rodger Desai
    Rodger Desai
    CEO, Payfone

    Rodger Desai is Chief Executive Officer of Payfone, Inc. Previously, Rodger served as co-founder and CEO of Rave Wireless, Inc. Rave’s location-based safety service is now deployed at over 1,000 universities, towns and cities.

    Prior to Rave Wireless, Rodger was co-founder and CEO of the Vettro Corp., an innovator in mobile banking and brokerage, location-based dispatch and J2ME applications.

    Rodger started his career as an executive in Accenture’s telecom practice after engineering management positions at ExxonMobil and GE. He has also assisted in initiatives that leverage the use of mobile phones in emerging markets for social causes, such as disease surveillance in Iraq, and micro-finance programs in Asia. Rodger currently serves as an adviser to Inmar, Inc. and Kik Interactive, Inc.
    Rodger graduated from RPI and attended the Harvard Business School.

  • Stephane Maes
    Stephane Maes
    VP Product Management & Portfolio Planning, Motorola
  • Arun Mathew
    Arun Mathew
    Principal, Accel Partners
  • Bob O’Donnell
    Bob O’Donnell
    President, TECHnalysis Research

    Bob O’Donnell is the president, founder and chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research, a technology market research and consulting company whose clients include major technology firms all over the world. Prior to founding TECHnalysis Research, O’Donnell served as Program Vice President, Clients and Displays for industry research firm IDC. In addition, O’Donnell is the author of “Personal Computer Secrets,” and for 10 ½ years he also hosted “O’Donnell on Technology,” which was selected as the Best Computer Audio program in the country.

    O’Donnell writes a weekly column/blog for Tech.pinions.comthat’s also published on re/code, TechSpot, SeekingAlpha and LinkedIn, and writes a biweekly column for the Tech section of USAToday. He also writes occasional guest columns for engadget and other digital publications. In addition, he participates in a weekly podcast for Tech.pinions.

    O’Donnell is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. You can follow him on Twitter @bobodtech.

  • Chris Rouland
    Chris Rouland
    Founder & CEO, Bastille
    Chris Rouland founded Bastille Networks in 2014 after more than 25 years in the information security industry. Most recently, Chris founded Endgame Systems, which provides cyber security solutions to the defense, civilian and national security communities.

    As founder and CEO of Endgame, in just three years, he grew the company from his basement to nearly 100 employees with offices in Washington, Atlanta and San Antonio and from revenues of $0 to more than $10 million. Chris also put together a world-class team of investors and board of directors investing over $58 million in venture capital – making Endgame a name brand in cyber security. His innovation and leadership combined with Endgame’s rapid growth, earned Chris the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Business Person of the Year in 2011.
    Prior to founding Endgame, Chris served as chief technology officer at Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS) where he was responsible for the overall technical direction of its product and services portfolio. In 2006, IBM Corp. purchased ISS, where Chris remained CTO and was appointed an IBM Distinguished Engineer.

    From 1994 to 1998, Chris served as vice president of distributed technology at Lehman Brothers. A noted information security expert, Chris is a sought after speaker and has been featured in national publications, including Forbes and Wall Street Journal.

  • Kirk Schell
    Kirk Schell
    Vice President, Commercial PC, Tablet and Chrome Product Group, Dell

    Kirk Schell is vice president of Dell’s Commercial PC, Tablet and Chrome Product Group. In this role he is responsible for the strategy, planning, product management and overall business performance for Dell’s commercial PC products, tablets, Chromebooks and related offerings.

    Kirk has held multiple leadership roles in his 17 year career at Dell. Previously, he led the Commercial and Consumer Marketing organization and was responsible for the sustaining of the Latitude, OptiPlex, Inspiron, XPS, Alienware and Dell Precision brands. Kirk has also served in Shanghai, China, as director of the Vostro Product Group for Dell’s Small and Medium Business (SMB) division, where he was responsible for the Vostro desktop and notebook product line and Emerging Market products in Dell’s portfolio of SMB products worldwide.

    Before joining Dell, Kirk served as an officer in the United States Navy in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program. He also served as the United States Navy Liaison to Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in Devon, England. Kirk holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from The University of Michigan.

  • Arti Walker-Peddakotla
    Arti Walker-Peddakotla
    Product Manager, NowSecure
    Arti Walker-Peddakotla is a Product Manager, scientist, technologist. After serving for 6 years in the US Army, Arti studied Microbiology and Immunology as a PhD candidate, and later opted to receive her Masters in Microbiology. Arti then made a career change into security after seeing the correlations between cell signaling networks and computer networks, in addition to the similarities in how of these networks and endpoints are protected. Arti currently works as a Product Manager for NowSecure, a mobile security company that specializes in securing mobile apps and devices.
  • Mark Weinstein
    Mark Weinstein
    CEO & Founder, MeWe

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  • Vassilis Bakopoulos
    Vassilis Bakopoulos
    Head of Industry Research, Mobile Marketing Association
  • Manish Chandra
    Manish Chandra
    Founder & CEO, Poshmark
    Manish Chandra is the CEO and founder of Poshmark, the largest community marketplace for fashion where millions of women come to buy, sell and share their style – all right from their phones. With over 800,000 sellers and over 2 million dollars worth of inventory being uploaded every day – Manish has created the world’s first fashion marketplace that seamlessly combines a vibrant social network with a commerce platform.Here’s a quick video on Poshmark.
  • Jonathan Chizick
    Jonathan Chizick
    VP Sales & Business Development, Drippler
    Jonathan Chizick is VP Sales and Business Development at Drippler. As the first business hire of this fast-growing company, Jonathan has opened the US office and is building the Sales team from the ground floor.

    Jonathan is actively involved in the Silicon Valley startup world, as a mentor at the 500 Startups Accelerator and advisor to several startups and Venture Capital funds. You can follow him on Twitter at @JCinSV.
    Drippler is the mobile discovery app that inspires millions of users to make the most of their mobile device by providing personalized recommendations on the latest tips and apps. Drippler is also where top apps acquire engaged, high-value audiences. Drippler has been selected as one of Google’s “Must-have Apps” of 2015 and is backed by Titanium Investments, Upwest Labs and a handful of well-known Angel investors.

  • Rebecca Fannin
    Rebecca Fannin
    Founder & Editor, Silicon Dragon News
  • John Gargiulo
    John Gargiulo
    SVP, Bus Dev & Marketing, BlueStacks
  • Aurelie Guerrieri
    Aurelie Guerrieri
    VP, Global Marketing Solutions, Cheetah Ad Platform
    As VP Global Marketing Solutions, Aurelie drives Cheetah Ad Platform’s brand messaging and corporate communication strategy and serves the international needs of advertisers and publishers worldwide. She also heads up Product Marketing and Business Development worldwide.
    Aurelie spent the past 12 years building digital businesses in the US. Most recently, Aurelie was Founder & President of Akila One, a company enabling fast growing mobile and online businesses to scale. Prior to that, she was EVP, Corporate Development and CMO at SendMe, a $100M+ mobile entertainment company. Previously, she was a VP & GM at QuinStreet, a $300M+ online marketing company, helping the company grow from 50 to 500 employees in her 6 years there. Aurelie started her career in strategy management consulting with McKinsey & Company.
  • Ashley Higgins
    Ashley Higgins
    Mobile Growth, Reddit
    Ashley Higgins is a mobile marketing and monetization consultant and the Business Development Lead at Reddit, focusing on partnerships, mobile growth and marketing strategy for the upcoming official Reddit app. Previously, she developed the strategy for and managed global ad monetization for SEGA’s portfolio of mobile games, featuring such iconic IP as Sonic the Hedgehog, Crazy Taxi, and Super Monkey Ball. There, she helped to establish SEGA’s internal cross-promotion network, driving installs to keep players within its portfolio of apps. She’s spent time on both sides of the mobile advertising ecosystem, previously as a product manager and ad operations lead at Pocket Change, a rewards-based mobile ad network.
  • Sriram Krishnan
    Sriram Krishnan
    VP of Growth and Operations, Humin
    Sriram is the VP of Growth and Operations at Humin, a SF-based relationship management startup. He was the original member of the cross functional growth and new markets team at Spotify tasked to launch Spotify around the world and increase user adoption. As Head of New Markets and Growth, Sriram’s many accomplishments at Spotify included defining the roadmap and playbook to launch markets in a scalable and efficient way, as well as leading user growth, and driving cross functional efforts (telco business development, marketing, licensing, ad sales, PR, recruiting etc) as part of market launches and growth. His market launches were voted as the top market and product launches in 2013. Sriram is also passionate about building and growing innovative technology startups and has personally invested in numerous fast growing companies. He has a global experience, having lived in 8 countries (US, Europe, Australia, East Asia, Southeast Asia) and traveled to more than 55 countries.
  • Chen Levanon
    Chen Levanon
    CEO, ClicksMob
    Chen Levanon is a former Wall Street financier who worked at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc’s Investment Banking Division and then as the Chief Knowledge Officer at Israel Financial Levers (IFL), Ltd. prior to being appointed as the CEO of ClicksMob by 4 male founders who understood she could run the company better than they could. She is also a former European champion hurdler (a great metaphor for everything she’s had to overcome to succeed as a woman in the traditionally male-dominated field of mobile ad-tech. Chen has led ClicksMob’s growth since being founded in 2013 as the company has taken the model of affiliate marketing and made it uniquely relevant to the new and ever-evolving world of mobile – providing a marketplace for advertisers and publishers to buy and deliver mobile traffic for ROI positive monetization and user acquisition. ClicksMob was recently ranked #28 in Forbes Magazine’s list of America&rsq uo;s Most Promising Companies for 2015.
  • Charles Manning
    Charles Manning
    CEO, Kochava
  • Beth Murphy
    Beth Murphy
    CMO, Deezer

    Beth leads global marketing, brand and communications for Deezer, the leading music streaming service in over 180 countries and 6 million paid subscribers. She was most recently Chief Marketing Officer and EVP of Product at Zinio, the world’s largest digital magazine newsstand, where she led marketing, business development and product for the mobile first company. Beth has held product and marketing leadership roles at Travelocity, Yahoo, Visa, Intuit, Clorox, Digg and Stitcher. She started her career as a management consultant with Accenture, and holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and BA from Northwestern University.

    Beth enjoys riding her bike around town and hiking San Francisco’s hills with her dog, Quincy.

  • Sasha Norkin
    Sasha Norkin
    VP Marketing and Communications, edX
    Sasha Norkin is vice president of marketing and communications for edX, leading edX marketing initiatives and partnerships. Prior to joining edX, Sasha was vice president of marketing at Barnes and Noble for five years, launching the NOOK digital reading brand and responsible for all retail, channel online and off-line marketing and CRM for NOOK and digital content. Most recently, she consulted for J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore. Previously, she was a founding team member at various startups and held key management roles, including chief revenue officer at Gifts.com and vice president of strategic partnerships at AnyDay.com, which was acquired by Palm. Sasha also spent nearly two decades in higher education as an associate professor at Boston University in the College of Communication. Sasha holds a M.S. from Boston University and a B.A. from Wellesley College.
  • Ethan Smith
    Ethan Smith
    VP of Growth, Yummly
    Ethan Smith is the VP of Growth at Yummly, where he leads growth including general marketing and SEO, and product management. He is also growth and product advisor to Mucker Labs and various other companies. Ethan has over 9 years of experience leading new technology and marketing in a variety of online and offline roles. Prior to Yummly, he managed marketing and product at Wize.com (acquired by Nextag).
  • Brian Suthoff
    Brian Suthoff
    Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Localytics
    Brian is a Localytics Co-Founder and oversees our product strategy and success of our strategic accounts and partners. Brian has been working in mobile since 2000 in a diverse range of technology companies including data networking, performance management and advertising.

    Before Localytics, Brian held senior roles in Business Development and Product Management at startups and Fortune 1000 companies including Third Screen Media (now AOL), Alcatel, Watercove Networks, Brix Networks, Newbridge Networks, Linguateq and Sprint. Brian has an MBA in International Business from The George Washington University School of Business and earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Economics from Rockhurst University.

  • Greg Viloria
    Greg Viloria
    Co-founder, Nerd Stalker Media
    Greg Viloria is currently co-founder at Nerd Stalker Media where he focuses on telling stories about startups and startup culture. At previous companies, Greg has held design, operational and product development roles in the IT and Semiconductor industries.

    Greg is active in San Francisco’s startup community. He mentors at an internationally acclaimed accelerator program and co-working space called Founders Space. Greg does media and production at the longest running meetup in SF called SF New Tech and has published over 300 articles, interviews and features on Nerd Stalker.

    Community involvement is important to Greg. He is a 13-year member of Cal Poly Materials Engineering External Advisory Board in San Luis Obispo, board member of the SF Japanese American Citizen’s League and member of the executive committee for the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival.

  • Dave Westin
    Dave Westin
    President & Co-Founder, Mobile UA Fellowship

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  • Sukrutha Bhadouria
    Sukrutha Bhadouria
    Sr Software Engineer, Salesforce
    Sukrutha is the Managing Director of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, hosting dozens of sold-out networking events for women in technology. After getting her M.S. in Electric Engineering from USC, Sukrutha was a senior software test engineer at Citrix and currently works as a Senior MTS at Salesforce.com. She is also a regular contributor to the Women in Tech blog internationally at Salesforce. She was named Named in Business Insider’s “30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech” list for 2014.
  • Akeem Brown
    Akeem Brown
    Programs Director, The Hidden Genius Project
    Akeem has unrelenting fervor to create access and opportunities for historically underserved demographics, which stem from his own personal experiences growing up in Oakland, and experiences navigating the tech sector as an under-capitalized black male business owner. While working at CT Corporation as a corporate paralegal for large companies in Silicon Valley, Akeem recognized that the same skills he used to help affluent business owners develop, protect, and generate more profits for their brands, could be leveraged to provide the same services for himself and other not so affluent individuals in his community. Thus, in the spring of 2009, at the age of 25, he launched a social networking platform that allowed sports fans and athletes to connect without the influence of mainstream media. The platform was the first of its kind in this space and the first to feature live broadcasts of professional athletes on the web. Akeem is also a founding board member and board chair of The Lorenzo Alexander ACES foundation, youth minister at the Antioch Church in Oakland, CA, and a brand compliance and intellectual property consultant.
  • Gina Helfrich
    Gina Helfrich
    Co-Founder, recruitHER
    Gina Helfrich, Ph.D. is Co-Founder of recruitHER, a women-owned, full-service agency committed to connecting technology companies with diverse, qualified candidates. Gina has been actively involved in promoting women’s leadership, diversity, and inclusion for over 12 years. She earned her doctorate in philosophy with a certificate in women’s studies from Emory University and is the former Director of the Harvard College Women’s Center at Harvard University. In 2014, Gina moved to Austin to take a position at an award-winning enterprise tech startup and subsequently founded a number of initiatives aimed at increasing diversity in technology. Gina is also Founder and Principal Consultant at Third Coast InnovateHER, a management and HR diversity consulting firm, and Founder of Feminist Hack, a community organization for people of all genders to work together towards a more women-friendly technology industry. Gina is a passionate advocate for women in male-dominated fields and specializes in addressing challenges facing women in technology and engineering.
  • Oded Hermoni
    Oded Hermoni
    Venture Partner, Rhodium Capital
    Oded Hermoni is an early stage investor and entrepreneur. He is a Venture Partner at Rhodium Capital, an investment company focused on early stage companies in Israel and US including Outbrain, Face.com ,Yotpo, Hopstop Zooz, Chosen, Yieldmo and others. Oded served as a board member and observer in over 25 companies. Oded serves on the screening committee of TIE Angels, Co Chair J-angles and Co-Chair of IEFF- Israeli Entrepreneurs and Founders and advises US VC’s regarding Israeli investments. His previous roles includes heading and forming of the Israeli High Tech Industry and VC Associations (now IATI and IVA), VP of Capital Point investment group (TASE) and Meytag High Tech ventures, advising to the R&D arm of the Israeli Gov. Oded co founded few companies, included Ozeret4u, (acquired by Yellow Pages in 2006). Prior to that he served as the leading technology journalist in Israel at Haaretz, TheMarker and RedHerring.

    Oded served as an officer in the IDF (Captain). He is a frequent speaker in High Tech conferences and as TIECON, EY Journey, HTIA, EU Parliament, PreMoney and TEC. He holds BA and MBA, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He lives in Los Altos with his wife and two children.

  • Anica John
    Anica John
    Founder, Muse Design Lab
    Anica John is a globally recognized, federal-level litigator-turned-entrepreneur with deep experience advising tech start-up founders on problems at the intersection of law, technology, and business. Her expertise spans concrete business strategy and operations, including project financing models and product market fit analyses, to corporate consulting services, including C-level negotiation tactics and legal risk mitigation strategies. Anica’s tailored insights and support to founders helps them to achieve strategic business and legal goals, so that they can focus on unleashing breakthrough ideas and bringing technological innovations to market. Anica has been a featured expert at prestigious global forums including TED, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, and the Bil Conference. She is also a regular contributor to NPR’s digital health blog, where she covers the legal implications of emerging healthcare technologies. Anica founded two technology companies, and most recently served as interim Chief Operating Officer of an infant wearables startup.
  • Meera Kaul
    Meera Kaul
    Managing Partner, Germanium Ventures

    Meera Kaul, the Managing Partner of Germanium Ventures is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of 4 multi-million dollar exits .At Germanium, she manages a portfolio of investments valued at half a billion dollars across North America, Asia, Africa and Middle East with headquarters in Menlo Park, California with offices in Hong Kong, Nairobi and Dubai. Germanium has a very unique venture financing model for provisioning its investments through flexible financing models, scalable technical human resources, marketing services, channel strategy development & execution, warehousing and logistics in 6 locations worldwide as well as access to a marquee global customer base.

    Meera was voted one of the Top 50 women in telecom space; Entrepreneur of the year 2013 and 2015, apart from being the Executive of the Year over consecutive years. Meera is also the winner of the Asia and The Pacific Entrepreneurship Award 2015 under the Outstanding Category. She recently has been nominated as a Semi-Finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Award. Besides being an accomplished technology geek, Meera has a degree in International Taxation and Financial Law from TJSL, and is also an Alumni of the Stanford Graduate School of Business

  • Ann Kennedy
    Ann Kennedy
    VP Product Management, Acxiom
    Ann Kennedy serves as Vice-President of Global Data Services at Acxiom. She was one of the innovators who created AboutTheData.com, the paradigm-busting site that allows consumers to view and edit personal information that is included in Acxiom marketing databases. Ann has been an innovator throughout her career, helping reinvent products and create new products.

    “She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and when Ann isn’t applying her energies to product innovation, she’s is an avid athlete and trainer of athletes.

  • Tina Lee
    Tina Lee
    Founder & CEO, MotherCoders

    Tina is a technologist whose diverse professional experience includes management consulting, technical recruiting, government, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. After the birth of her second daughter in 2013, Tina founded MotherCoders a non-profit, social enterprise that’s creating a more inclusive economy by on-ramping moms who can help drive economic growth and innovation to careers in technology. Through its nine-week, Saturday-only tech orientation program with on-site childcare, MotherCoders provides students with the skills, knowledge, and peer and mentor support they need to start building products and services that diversify the marketplace.

    Tina is an alum of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, where she obtained an M.A. in Learning, Design & Technology in 2010. She also holds a B.A. in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis from Mills College, as well as an MBA from its Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business.

  • Holly Liu
    Holly Liu
    Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder, Kabam
    Currently, Holly is Chief Development Officer leading the development of Kabam internationally through key relationships and industry presence, focusing primarily on China. In addition, she continues to develop global cultural initiatives within Kabam.

    Earlier, Holly was Chief of Staff, overseeing HR and leading the corporate culture and talent experience for more than 800 Kabam employees globally. Under Holly’s leadership, Kabam’s staff increased 500 percent in three years.

    Holly is a consummate entrepreneur, executive, and startup mentor. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, and was named one of Forbes’ “Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs to Watch” in 2013 and one of Fortune’s “10 Most Powerful Women in Gaming.” She is the only Chinese American woman who has co-founded a mobile gaming company of this size.
    Holly received her Master’s in Information Management & Systems from UC Berkeley and her B.A. in Mass Communications from UCLA.

  • Carly Lutz
    Carly Lutz
    SVP of Family Experience, Shuddle
    Carly is a seasoned brand and marketing professional with a passion for and track record of developing iconic lifestyle brands. Carly joined Shuddle Inc. in June 2015 after 12+ years at CLIF Bar and Company. Carly attended UC Berkeley and The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and has worked for Hal Riney & Partners, Procter and Gamble, Pfizer, and CLIF Bar and Company.

    Carly is a mom of three [Cecelia (8), Sean (6) and Colin (3)], half-marathoner, sometimes yogi, and lapsed mountain biker. When she’s not busy trying to help solve the transportation needs of busy Bay Area families, she can be found on the trails of Tilden Park, the baseball and soccer fields of Berkeley, the beaches of West Marin, and at Fairfax Scoop in Fairfax, CA.

  • Dre Madden
    Dre Madden
    Director of Global Marketing, Display & Mobile, OpenTable
    Dre Madden is a multifaceted marketing leader with extensive experience in both innovative startups and large, established companies. She spearheaded the development of several marketing departments from the ground up, from email and customer satisfaction, to display and mobile advertising. With over 15 years in digital marketing, she is a veteran in ad tech, and loves the industry. In addition to marketing, she developed the advertising business for StubHub and managed it’s sales department. In January 2015, after 10 years at StubHub, Dre moved to her next passion, fine dining, and began working at OpenTable as the Director of Global Marketing, Display and Mobile Advertising. Previously, Dre worked at eBay in the Tickets category, and eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups). She holds an MBA in Marketing from Santa Clara University and a BA from UC Santa Barbara.
  • Farzanna Nasser
    Farzanna Nasser
    Co-Founder, Gallop & Co-Chair, Panels & Partnerships, Women in Wireless
    Farzana Nasser is the Co-Founder of Gallop, an award winning mobile marketing platform that leverages a company’s first party data to apply customer intelligence to their marketing and communications. She has spent the past 10 years leading the strategic direction of numerous global brands and technology companies. She started her career in Brand Management at General Mills, helping fuel double-digit growth on Betty Crocker and Cheerios, prior to joining the Digital Strategy group at Razorfish and then running Product at a New York City based start-up. She has a BA in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Masters in Digital Marketing from New York University. She regularly speaks about data-driven mobile marketing.
  • Rachel Myrow
    Rachel Myrow
    Silicon Valley Reporter, KQED

    From KQED’s Bureau in San Jose, Rachael Myrow’s mandate is to cover politics, economics, technology and culture in a region that stretches from Burlingame to Edenvale to Fremont. She also covers food and its relationship to health, happiness and public policy, and blogs for Bay Area Bites. Her posting in Silicon Valley follows more than seven years serving as the daily host of KQED’s California Report, broadcast on NPR affiliates throughout the state. She has also guest hosted The California Report Magazine and Forum and hopes to continue to do so in the years to come.

    Before KQED, she worked for Marketplace and KPCC. In addition to KQED, she files for NPR and PRI’s The World.

    Rachael’s work has won her awards from the LA Press Club, the Radio and Television News Association, the Associated Press Television-Radio Association of California and Nevada, the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Southern California, the Northern California RTNDA, SPJ Northern California Chapter, the San Francisco Peninsula Club Greater Bay Area and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

  • Brandon Nicholson
    Brandon Nicholson, Ph.D
    Executive Director, The Hidden Genius Project
    An Oakland native, Brandon Nicholson is founding Executive Director of The Hidden Genius Project. He has dedicated his life to promoting equity in the public realm, particularly in the education space. In his previous stint as a senior evaluator and consultant, Brandon conducted research, evaluation, and consulted on a range of projects related to intersections of education policy and workforce and economic development. It was there that he began to recognize the potential for technology to bolster the domestic and global economy as underrepresented populations gain more equitable access to growth sectors. Brandon has conducted substantial research in the areas of education and youth development, with a particular focus on issues of equity and access in K-12 education for underserved populations. He has considerable experience investigating linkages among race, class, and youth development.
  • Kathryn Rotondo
    Kathryn Rotondo
    Host, Motherboard Podcast

    Kathryn Rotondo is an interactivist working to create positive change in the tech industry. She created and hosts the Motherboard podcast, a series of conversations exploring the crossroads of work and family life as it relates to attracting and retaining women in tech. Her email newsletter, Ally as a Verb, offers weekly insight into the experiences of underrepresented groups, and suggests concrete ways to take action. She has written about the intersection of gender and the tech workforce since 2011 at her blog, Equalitism.

    An award-winning mobile developer, Kathryn speaks internationally (O’Reilly Fluent, AltConf, Mobile Central Europe), co-wrote Adobe AIR in Action, and has taught interactive development at RISD|CE. Her mobile app to help young children understand and cooperate with their daily routines won first place at the Berlin Geekettes Hackathon in 2013. Kathryn lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

  • Ayori Selassie
    Ayori Selassie
    Sr Solution Engineer, Salesforce
    Meet Ayori Selassie, Senior Solution Engineer & Platform Specialist for Commercial Business at Salesforce. Selassie leverages over 17 years of technology and consulting experience to serve as a trusted adviser for Salesforce’s most innovative customers. For the past 7+ years at Salesforce she has contributed to the success of Fortune 500 companies, top emerging businesses and non-profits by aiding in data acquisition, management and analytics strategy for Mobile & Internet of Things. She also founded and serves as President of Boldforce which is an Employee Resource Group at Salesforce where she leads a charter to drive business results through diversity, inclusion & philanthropy. For philanthropic endeavors she founded Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum & strategically contributed to the success of startups reaching valuations of $56 Million by targeting women and people of color. Ayori is known for doing it all but she prides herself on doing it well and making a difference by doing good. Her next philanthropic mission takes her to Cuba to advise on how internet & modern technology can best advance their society.
  • Telle Whitney
    Telle Whitney
    CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
    Dr. Telle Whitney has held senior technical management positions with Malleable Technologies and Actel Corporation, and co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. She serves on the advisory boards of Caltech’s Information Science and Technology, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and Illuminate Ventures. She has received ACM Distinguished Service award and the A. Nico Habermann Award for her role in founding and sustaining NCWIT. Dr. Whitney received her Ph.D. from Caltech, and her bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah, both in Computer Science.

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  • Levi Buchanan
    Levi Buchanan
    Director of Sales, Chillingo
    Levi Buchanan is a 17 year veteran of the videogame industry. From pioneering mobile game coverage at IGN to spearheading partner relations at Chillingo with hits such as Angry Birds and Cut The Rope, Levi has been a strong advocate for mobile as a dominant force in entertainment.
  • Japheth Dillman
    Japheth Dillman
    Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, YetiZen
    Japheth Dillman began making games over 25 years ago, taking collegiate courses in programming at the wee tender age of 10 in order to learn to program his own games. You can blame the Atari 2600 he received for his sixth birthday for sparking and igniting the fire; he was hooked. Starting out on his Tandy 500 and Apple III he was making adventure games (using ASCI art) and MUDs (text based multi-user dungeon) games. The grown-up version of Japheth is equal parts Producer, Designer, and Evangelist. He is a veteran to the game space, having worked as an Executive Producer and Lead Designer at numerous studios such as Digital Chocolate, Flying Wisdom Studios, BigPoint, Chugulu, Aftershock Innovations. A product visionary, Japheth drives feature roadmaps and design in fast paced startups.Finding enormous success in mobile and social games and web, Japheth now has co-founded the YetiZen Accelerator program as Chief Creative Officer, along with his business partner Sana Choudary, to help other startups find monumental success. YetiZen ensures success through mentorship, team building, partnerships in the game and interactive space, and investment opportunities. Japheth is also a seasoned speaker at numerous industry events. Finally, through YetiZen he also leads and co-organizes the YetiZen Speaks Workshop series.
  • Terence Fung
    Terence Fung
    Chief Strategy Officer, Storm8
    Terence is Chief Strategy Officer at leading mobile game network Storm8. He leads Storm8’s commercial strategy and development, including partnerships, user acquisition, PR and marketing. Terence has nearly 20 years experience in technology and digital media. Most recently, Terence was VP of Corporate Development at Zynga where he accelerated company growth in new genres and technologies, driving 35+ transactions in five years. Terence began his career as an investment banker at Lazard and Deutsche Bank where he advised clients on acquisitions, investments and financings with an aggregate value of over $40 billion. Terence graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • David Hom
    David Hom
    Product Evangelist, AppAnnie
    David is App Annie’s Product Evangelist. He has over ten years of experience in product management and performance-based marketing in the mobile, online and analytics spaces. Previously, he was at Chartboost, where he managed special projects and led the Chartboost University program. Before that he was on the strategy team at DeNA West and spearheaded their mobile marketing strategy. He holds a Bachelor in Mathematics from University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Rick Liu
    Rick Liu
    Chief Revenue Officer, PlayPhone
    Rick Liu has over 20 years experience in mobile, social, gaming, and digital marketing. He is founder team member of Gameview Studios, a leading publisher of free-to-play games for iOS and Android mobile platforms most notably known for its Tap Fish franchise, acquired in 2010 by Japan’s DeNA, one of the world’s most successful mobile internet companies with games and community products that reach over 100 million consumers. In the summer of 2015, Rick Liu joined GungHo’s PlayPhone part of Softbank group. Rick Liu is fluent in four languages and cultures: Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese Mandarin, and English. His international assignments have taken him to Eastern and Western Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia. He was responsible for NativeX Asia Pacific and Latin America business, Siemens Mobile and Networking business, Motorola’s Satellite Communications business in Greater China, Motorola’s Mobile Broadband business in Latin America, and early Intel’s mobile business development. Rick Liu attended the Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and the Mergers and Acquisitions Executive Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Columbia University in New York City.
  • Mark Milian
    Mark Milian
    Tech Writer-Editor, Bloomberg
    Mark Milian is a technology writer and editor for Bloomberg Business in San Francisco, and also writes for Bloomberg Businessweek. He’s the author of “Letters to Steve: Inside the E-Mail Inbox of Steve Jobs,” which was published in 2011. Before that, he was a tech writer for CNN and the Los Angeles Times.
  • Mary Min
    Mary Min
    VP of Global Business Development, SEWORKS
    Mary is the VP of Global BD for SEWORKS, Inc. (www.seworks.co), a security company helping mobile game developers protect their apps against hackers, app piracy and cheats. Mary has been in the gaming industry since 1998 and involved in the development, operations, publishing and marketing of dozens of titles across mobile, social, web and PC. She also writes about developer and security as an Expert Blogger for Gamasutra.

    Prior to joining SEWORKS, Mary was the co-founder and CEO of Second Wave Games, a Facebook and mobile gaming company acquired by World Golf Tour. Mary actively advises startups in business, operations, marketing and game development, and is the head of the F2P Forum, a not for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the free to play industry.
    You can follower her on Twitter at @marymin or https://www.linkedin.com/in/marymin”

  • Jamil Moledina
    Jamil Moledina
    Games Strategic Partnerships Lead, Google Play
    Jamil leads games strategic partnerships on the business development team for Google Play. This includes setting outreach and support strategy for key game segments on the store, and managing direct points of contact for game developers. The scope of the team’s support includes technical resources, best practices, and editorial featuring. Jamil also manages the games portfolio for Android TV, and works across teams on future store iterations and improved discovery. Jamil has been in games for over a decade, having headed a game studio, led BD for Funzio through its acquisition, signed publishing deals at EA, and managed the GDC.
    Jamil is also an advisor to various startups, the writer of Tearing the Sky, a science fiction novel, and is currently working on a new writing project. For Google Play updates, game industry commentary, and general geekery, follow Jamil on Twitter @jmoledina.
  • Patrick Mork
    Patrick Mork
    Chief Marketing Officer, Singular
    Patrick is Chief Marketing Officer at Singular, a leading mobile marketing analytics platform backed by General Catalyst Partners. He also serves as a board advisor to a number of early stage companies including Connect, Nextinit, 123AI and Quantum Bakery and as a mentor to 500 Startups. Previously, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Signia Venture Partners and also served on the advisory board of Onavo (acquired by Facebook) and Distimo (an apps analytics / data firm acquired by App Annie).

    With over 15 years of experience in mobile, Patrick is a veteran of the mobile app space with experience both on the distribution side of the business as well as the content development side. He was CMO / global head of marketing for Google Play, where he led the creation of the Google play brand and the launch of Play Movies, Music, Books and Games, and at GetJar (an Accel portfolio company acquired by Sungy Mobile) where he was CMO. Patrick has worked extensively in the mobile games industry at both glu mobile (where he was part of the executive management team that took the company public) and I-play and was inducted into the Pocket Gamer Hall of Fame in 2014 for his contributions to the industry.

  • Rachel Sun
    Rachel Sun
    Chief Representative, International Business Development, China Telecom eGame
    Rachel Sun has over fifteen years experience in business development and financial consulting. She has worked with clients from start-ups to giant international corporations covering various industries such as gaming, high-technology, government and non-profit, etc. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree from University of Hawaii.
  • Riz Virk
    Riz Virk
    CEO, Midverse Studios
    Riz is CEO of Midverse Studios; previous to that he was CEO and cofounder of Gameview Studios, makers of the hit iPhone game Tap Fish; he was also the first angel investor and on the founding team at Tapjoy. Riz is a graduate of MIT’s School of Engineering and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business
  • Kent Wakeford
    Kent Wakeford
    COO, Kabam

    Kent Wakeford is Chief Operating Officer for Kabam, a world leader in AAA mobile free-to-play games. Kent joined Kabam full-time in February 2011 after serving as a company advisor since February 2009. He has been instrumental in shaping the company’s game portfolio, adding talented development teams, and navigating all legal areas for the company. Currently, he is responsible for the legal department, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and governance, partnerships for third party game development, and licensed intellectual property.

    Kent has sourced and structured Kabam’s relationships with Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for The Hobbit mobile and web games, and NBCUniversal for the Fast & Furious 6 mobile game. Kent facilitated Kabam’s acquisitions of Gravity Bear, Fearless Studios, WonderHill, Wild Shadow Studios, Balanced Worlds, Exploding Barrel Games, Phoenix Age, TapZen and Magic Pixel Games. In addition, he assisted in raising more than $100 million in capital investments for Kabam from venture and strategic investors including Google Ventures, SK Telecom, Pinnacle Ventures, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Canaan Partners, Intel Capital and Redpoint Ventures. Kent also played an integral role in Alibaba’s $120 million investment in Kabam, which increased the company’s valuation to more than $1 billion.

    Kent began his digital career at Netscape and spent more than five years at AOL as a Vice President, facilitating more than 250 partnerships across AOL web properties as well as Time Inc., Turner, and Warner Bros. Prior to joining Kabam, he was SVP at AddThis social sharing platform and co-founded the media valuation and ad verification company Integral Ad Science. Kent began his career as a corporate attorney at O’Melveny & Myers representing movie studios, record labels, and media companies.

    Kent graduated order of the coif from University of Southern California Law School, achieving awards for highest scholarship and excellence in the field of entertainment law, and participated on Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Joyce Ye
    Joyce Ye
    President of APAC, NativeX
    Joyce has over 10 years of professional experience in the international web and mobile games industry, including working for EA in China before moving to San Francisco where she joined NativeX. Her expertise in both the game publishing and advertising industry was key to helping her quickly advance from head of Asia sales to now our President of APAC. She speaks fluent English as well as Mandarin.
  • Henry Yeh
    Henry Yeh
    Managing Director of Gumi Asia, SVP of Gumi Inc.
    Henry has been in technology and mobile gaming for 20+ years. He was COO/CMO of Com2uS ($1.7B valuation), Electronic Arts APAC Director, Brilliant Rise Game Publishing Korea (sold to StaStar) and currently MD of Gumi Asia/SVP of Gumi Inc. Prior to gaming, he was Head of Globe VAS (owned by SingTel), Director at Novell and Management Consultant at IBM Consulting Services. Henry has lived and worked in over 30 countries and is multi-cultural.
  • Jim Ying
    Jim Ying
    Senior Advisor, Mobile & Gaming, CV Capital
    In his current role as Senior Advisor, Mobile & Gaming at CV Capital, Jim connects companies in the gaming ecosystem with investment and M&A opportunities in China. He is also working with En Masse, a PC and mobile games publisher, as Strategic Advisor in Mobile.

    Jim is an active investor and/or advisor in six companies, including Tango where he was also Vice President of Game Publishing. At Tango, he managed all facets of the games business including BD, product management, development, marketing, ad monetization, analytics, PR & more. Jim also launched Tango’s $25 mil Global Games Fund.

    Before joining Tango, Jim was VP of Publishing & Partnerships at GREE International, where his team managed GREE’s Partners Fund, relationships with developers and partnerships with mobile ad vendors in addition to driving discussions with game publishers and platforms in China and Korea.

    Leading up to that, he served as SVP of Publishing and led the US office at 6waves. Earlier in his career, he held positions at RealNetworks Gamehouse, Microsoft Xbox and Monitor Consulting. Jim holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern

  • Neil Young
    Neil Young
    Founder & CEO, N3TWORK
    Neil is the founder & CEO of N3TWORK. Prior to founding N3TWORK, Neil was the founder & CEO of ngmoco, the leading social mobile games company, and served on the board of Japanese internet company DeNA, which acquired the startup in November of 2010. Following the acquisition, Neil oversaw DeNA’s western business, product development and publishing operations. Before he founded ngmoco, Neil served as group general manager & vice president at Electronic Arts. During his tenure at EA, Neil was responsible for EA’s Los Angeles, Maxis, Origin & Blueprint Studio groups that produced some of EA’s most successful game franchises including The Lord of the Rings, The Sims, Medal of Honor and Command & Conquer amongst others.

GLobal Robotics Summit Global Robotics Summit

  • Jiawei Gu
    Jiawei Gu
    Design & Research Lead of Institute of Deep Learning (IDL), Baidu Research
    Jiawei Gu is a Tech & Research Lead, leading the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) team at Institute of Deep Learning (IDL), Baidu Research. Currently he is responsible for directing a team to design, prototype and create novel digital experience, industrial design and nature user interface (NUI) for intelligent paradigms (including wearable device, intelligent transportation, home automation, robotics, IoT) utilizing technologies of artificial intelligence, deep learning and big data, project includes BaiduEye, DuBike, DuLight, Face-It. Topic covers Baidu’s strategy on intelligent IOT, innovative thinking on Artificial Intelligence and Human-computer Interaction.
  • Yu Hu
    Yu Hu
    SVP and Director of Research, iFLYTEK
    Yu Hu, a Doctor in Signal and Information Processing form USTC, professor level senior engineer, expert with the State Council special allowance, the senior vice president of iFLYTEK and the director of iFLYTEK Research, Professor & Supervisor of PhD Candidates of USTC. Dr.Hu is also the vice director of National Engineering Lab for Speech and Language Information Processing. In 1999, Dr.Hu became a Research Engineer with iFLYTEK Ltd. as a cofounder, working on Mandarin speech synthesis and speech prosody analysis. He was one of researchers who built the first few generations of iFlytek Mandarin speech synthesis engines. Since 2004, he began to work on the iFLYTEK Mandarin speech recognition system.Since1997, Dr.Hu has participated in several national projects, natural science fund, major Anhui Provincial, Ministerial projects and got great achievements. He obtained two Second Class Prizes of The State Scientific and Technological Progress Award, two major Technological Invention Award in Information Industry. And he repeatedly won the Anhui provincial, ministerial, Hefei Municipal Science and Technology Award.
  • Zhifei Li
    Zhifei Li
    CEO & Founder, Mobvoi
  • Tim Tuttle
    Tim Tuttle
    CEO & Founder, Expect Labs
    Tim Tuttle drives strategic direction at Expect Labs and develops a portion of core technologies used in the company’s principal product, MindMeld. His career began at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, where Tim received his PhD. Tim was also a member of the research staff at MIT and Bell Labs. A serial entrepreneur, Tim has built several successful companies over the years and has sold them to leading technology companies, such as AOL.
  • Anis Uzzaman
    Anis Uzzaman
    General Partner & CEO, Fenox Venture Capital

    Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D is the General Partner and founding member of Fenox Venture Capital. He serves as the Chief Executive of the company, overlooking overall management and operations.Located in Silicon Valley, USA, Fenox Venture Capital provides early stage and final round funding. With several multi-million dollar funds under management, Fenox Venture Capital focuses its investment in IT, Health IT, Consumer Internet, Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, Social, Payment Systems and Next Generation Technologies.

    As a leader of the IBM and Cadence Management Teams, Anis led numerous strategic investments in the software development, microelectronics, and e-commerce space. A serial entrepreneur in the retail and technological sectors, Anis provides mentorship in fundraising, operations, and exit strategy to entrepreneurs.

    Anis has invested in over 50 startups in the United States, Japan, and South East Asia. Some of the prominent USA startups in the Fenox portfolio include Sidecar, Genius, LARK and ShareThis. Anis is also an investor and board member of Tech in Asia, the largest tech media blog in Southeast Asia. Anis also sits on the board of directors of Lark, Jetlore, DLE, Infoteria, and IACC.

    He holds a B.Eng. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, an M.S. in Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan. Anis is an honored guest speaker in international conferences, workshops and seminars, has published more than 30 technical papers, and is the author of the “Startup Bible – The Silicon Valley Way of Developing Success” that launched in Japan; “Startup Success – The Six Steps To Building A Successful Startup” that launched in Korea; and “Startuppedia – Guide To Build Startup – Silicon Valley Way” that launched in Indonesia.

  • Jeff Yu
    Jeff Yu
    Founder & CEO, Turing Robot
    Jeff Yu is the Founder & CEO of Turing Robot with more than 10 years of research experience in Artificial Intelligence. He has published several academic research papers about Artificial Intelligence during his bachelor. After college, he was invited to develop the world’s earliest Mobile Machine Translation in ChinaSoft International. He gave up the registered residence of Beijing and developed “Wormhole Voice Assistant”, which has more than 40,000,000 of users within 2 years. In November of 2014, his team released “Turing Robot” as the most intelligent robot brain in Chinese Natural Language Processing. So far, Turing Robot has more than 70,000 of partners and 100,000,000,000 of responding to requests.

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  • Matt Apfel
    Matt Apfel
    VP of Creative Content & Strategy, Samsung
  • Yev Galper
    Yev Galper
    Head of Mobile Competency Center, EPAM
  • Andrew Garkavyi
    Andrew Garkavyi
    CEO, Stanfy

    Andrew is CEO of Stanfy – a development and UX/UI design studio specializing in software solutions for mobile, wearable devices and IoT.

    He has helped number of customers succeed with their software products for the last 10 years. Is directly responsible for managing all facets of the company’s business initiatives, and is tasked with driving the organization’s strategic objectives. He made his way from an engineer in enterprise software to leading software development business.

    Andrew lead software products through different stages of their creation whether it was an evolution of idea, UX design or high quality engineering. He is focused on constant improvement of software development process, being agile enthusiast and keeps his technical skills up to date.

    Currently is an active mentor at Alchemist accelerator.

  • Ling Lim
    Ling Lim
    Head of Product and User Experience, myWebRoom
    Ling Lim graduated with a Masters in Architecture and practiced as an architectural designer in Singapore. She is now Head of Product and User Experience at a growing startup, myWebRoom. She actively mentors junior designers and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. She also contributes articles regularly to web design publications like Web Designer Depot and UX Booth. When Ling is not solving design problems, she enjoys powerlifting and having new experiences.
  • Tim Merel
    Tim Merel
    Founder/Managing Director, Digi-Capital
    Tim Merel is Managing Director of Silicon Valley based tech advisor Digi-Capital, advising mobile, augmented/virtual reality, games and digital companies in America, China, Japan, South Korea and Europe on M&A (sell-side and buy-side), management consulting (strategy) and industry reports (mobile, AR/VR, games)
  • Vikram Natarajan
    Vikram Natarajan
    SVP of Global Partnerships & Distribution, Cyanogen
    Vikram Natarajan drives strategic partnerships and distribution for the Cyanogen OS and related products and services. Most recently he was the VP of Business Development at MediaTek, a market leader chipset platform provider for mobile and TV markets. Vik also held various leadership positions at Broadcom.
  • Olina Qian
    Olina Qian
    Founder & President, SVACE
  • Nelson To
    Nelson To
    Co-author of Android CookBook, Co-organizer of Silicon Valley Android Developer
  • Jenny Tong
    Jenny Tong
    Google Cloud Platform Developer Advocate, Google

    Jenny is a Developer Advocate on Cloud at Google. In this role she helps developers build cool stuff on all sorts of platforms. Previously she worked in a wide variety of software roles from robotics at NASA, to developer advocacy for Google Glass.

    She is passionate about education, especially on the subjects of technology and science. If she’s away from her laptop, she’s probably skating around a roller derby track, or hanging from aerial silk.

G-Startup G-Startup

  • Nathan Millard
    Nathan Millard
    Founder & CEO, G3 Partners
    Nathan Millard Founded G3 Partners, Asia’s first PR & Global agency for startups, to help entrepreneurs effectively communicate beyond their domestic borders. With offices in Seoul and Kuala Lumpur, G3 serves clients across Asia and supports Global startups with Asia market entry. Before G3, Nathan was Korea’s most active writer about the local startup scene in English. In that role he also led overseas acceleration programs for Asian startups to Singapore, the USA and Europe and taught entrepreneurship as a guest lecturer at Yonsei University in Seoul.When Nathan is not busy getting G3’s clients get featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal or other global publications, he’s coaching them on social media and content strategy or helping them meet fundraising goals. He is a Google Campus mentor and a Partner at Accelerate Korea, Korea’s newest transnational accelerator. He believes East & West have immence opportunity for increased collaboration and is on a mission to facilitate it.
  • Tim Chang
    Tim Chang
    Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
  • Rebecca Kaden
    Rebecca Kaden
    Partner, Maveron
    Rebecca Kaden is a partner in Maveron’s San Francisco office. In 2015, Forbes named Rebecca to its annual list of top “30 under 30” in venture capital, and Craig Newmark named Rebecca one of “5 Women Investors You Need to Know.” At Maveron, Rebecca identifies consumer-focused entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Southern California, and her hometown of New York City. She also plays a leading role in the firm’s seed program, partnering with emerging consumer companies at their earliest stages. She’s a Board Observer at Aria, August, Darby Smart, Dolls Kill and General Assembly. In a prior life, Rebecca was a journalist—for the Economist in London and as special projects editor at Narrative, an online platform devoted to bringing great literature into the digital age. Now she brings her skills and passion for understanding how stories come together to help identify potential breakout consumer brands. Rebecca earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.
  • Christopher Klundt
    Christopher Klundt
    Founder & CEO, StudyBlue
    Christopher Klundt is founder and CEO of StudyBlue, a fast-growing learning app used by more than 9 million students. While studying computer science and biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Chris was frustrated with the lack of innovative technology specifically for students and determined to find a solution. He developed a crowdsourced, personalized learning app that allows students to create, study and share notes on any subject. StudyBlue now has the largest and fastest-growing library of user-generated study material in the world, covering every topic from Portuguese to Pilates, and users on every campus in the country.
  • Noah Lichtenstein
    Noah Lichtenstein
    Partner, Cowboy Ventures

    Noah is a Partner at Cowboy Ventures. He has been helping build start ups in Silicon Valley for over a decade, and is passionate about turning ideas into products and businesses that customers love.

    Prior to joining Cowboy, Noah was a founding member of HomeRun, a leading social commerce platform that reached over 100 million consumers at its peak (acquired by Rearden Commerce). Before HomeRun, Noah led consumer business development at the Climate Corporation (acquired by Monsanto (MON)), was the Co-Founder & President of Annuvia, and served as a wildland firefighter in rural Oregon.

    He attended Stanford University and serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Bay Area.

  • Bubba Murarka
    Bubba Murarka
    Partner, DFJ
  • Jonathan Qiu
    Jonathan Qiu
    Managing Director, Decent Capital
    Jonathan Qiu is the Managing Director of Decent Capital, one of the biggest seed stage venture funds in China (ranked No.4 in 2014). Decent was founded by Tencent co-founder Jason Zeng, and has 160 plus companies in portfolio. Before joining Decent Capital, Jonathan was a Director of Networking Infrastructure in Tencent Inc. Prior to that, Jonathan worked for 12 years in Silicon Valley, California, holding various senior management positions in technology multinationals such as Cisco and Brocade. Jonathan holds a MS from University of Southern California and a BS from Peking University, both in Computer Science.
  • Shuchi Rana
    Shuchi Rana
    Co-Founder, America Innovates
    Shuchi Rana has 15 years of Startup experience primarily in the Technology space, in Silicon Valley and India. She is a Co-founder of America Innovates, an initiative to accelerate innovation districts across the United States, with a focus on investment into high value job creation and social impact. As a VP of Customer Success for Trivium Corporate Solutions, she has managed due diligence for the fund raising of Startups that have collectively raised over $100M and several acquisitions. Shuchi has been instrumental in setting up international operations in India, Israel & China for US based startups. She is well versed with the entire life cycle of a startup – inception thru exit.
  • Edith Yeung
    Edith Yeung
    Partner, 500 Startups
    Edith Yeung is a Partner at 500 Mobile Collective Fund, focusing on investing in mobile apps and consumer internet startups. Prior, Edith was the VP of marketing & business development for Dolphin Browser. Dolphin Browser is a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. She also founded RightVentures – seed stage investment firm focusing on mobile and consumer internet companies. Some of her investments include Fleksy, Mighty Text, Pack, Bounce.io etc. She is also an advisor to Strikingly. Before all the startup world, she worked with companies like AT&T Wireless, Oracle, Siebel, Autodesk, Cisco, Telstra and Hungary Telecom. You can also find some of her work on CNBC, CBS , NPR, Techcrunch, Next Web, Mashable, Read Write Web, Fora, etc. She frequently speaks on mobile, and international growth. And she loves dogs. 🙂
  • Heidi Yu
    Heidi Yu
    Founder & CEO, Boostinsider.com
    Heidi Yu was born an entrepreneur: she has created three startups, competed in three business plan competitions, and launched three Kickstarter projects. She is all of the following: a product designer, a business person, a nerd, and an effective team leader.

    Heidi is currently the CEO & Founder of Boostinsider, an influencer marketing startup based in San Francisco. Boostinsider was created with the idea that everyone has social influence and that brands should be spending their advertising budgets on rewarding real consumers who can act as their influencers. Boostinsider currently has over 70,000 influencers who are getting paid to recommend products they like.

    Boostinsider’s successes include promoting a Kickstarter project that raised more than $800K and an iOS app that was featured by the App Store after a week of promotions.

    Boostinsider is currently looking for talented people to join the team.

  • Jenny Zeng
    Jenny Zeng
    Managing Partner, Magic Stone Alternative Investments
    Ms. Zeng is the Managing Partner of Magic Stone Alternative Investments and is mainly responsible for investment and business operations. Magic Stone Alternative Investments is an independent and integrated asset management firm. Since establishment in 2011, Magic Stone Alternative has made investments in about 40 private companies and 10 emerging VC/PE funds. Portfolio companies include: BGI, Jimubox, Zhaogang.com., Xiao Ka Technology.com etc.

    In 2006, Ms. Zeng co-founded Jade Invest, a China focused USD fund of private equity funds. She helped the fund successfully entered into more than 10 best-performing and highest entry threshold VC/PE funds in China. Previously, Ms. Zeng founded Maple Valley Investments in 2004, a boutique financial advisory in China. At Maple Valley, she has offered a wide range of corporate advisory and private placement services to blue-chip Chinese clients. She has successfully raised several hundred millions for dozens of companies including Intime Department Store (01833.HK) etc.

    Ms. Zeng was the first Executive Director of China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) in 2002. She is also the Deputy Secretary-General of China Private Equity Association in Tianjin. Ms. Zeng was elected as one of 30 most influential business women in China by the China Entrepreneur Magazine in 2011.

The Edge The Edge

  • Darren Berkovitz
    Darren Berkovitz
    Co-Founder, Telesign
    Darren develops strategic partnerships and accounts, executes company-wide strategy and evangelizes TeleSign within the industry. He focuses his time working with consumer Web properties and mobile apps, helping them fully leverage the capabilities of mobile identity.
  • Andrew Birnbryer
    Andrew Birnbryer
    VP of Advertising & User Acquisition, AppLift
    Darren develops strategic partnerships and accounts, executes company-wide strategy and evangelizes TeleSign within the industry. He focuses his time working with consumer Web properties and mobile apps, helping them fully leverage the capabilities of mobile identity.
  • Frank Fu
    Frank Fu
    EVP & President of Americas, Kingsoft Office Software
    Frank Fu leads Kingsoft Office Software’s global operations of strategic development and market share growth. He leads the team to grow over 400 million new mobile subscribers globally in two years and won Google Play Editors Choice for WPS Office suite. Previously, Frank was founder and angel investor of several mobile Internet and digital media start-ups in the US and Asia. He was VP and GM of Asia Pacific at Bitfone, a pioneer Mobile Device Management (MDM) company acquired by HP for $160 Million. He also held leadership positions at Samsung and Fujitsu.
  • Jim Geison
    Jim Geison
    SVP Business and Corporate Development, Sweetlabs
    Jim runs all things business for SweetLabs. Jim has over 15 years of experience in business development and product management across consumer electronics, licensing, and advertising technology from startup to public companies in U.S. and global markets. Prior to joining SweetLabs, Jim was with BlackBerry and Dash Navigation in strategic partnerships and business development. SweetLabs is a homecoming for Jim where he gets to rejoin his friends from his days at DivX where he was VP and GM of the consumer electronics licensing business.
  • Sriram Krishnan
    Sriram Krishnan
    VP of Growth and Operations, Humin
    Sriram is the VP of Growth and Operations at Humin, a SF-based relationship management startup. He was the original member of the cross functional growth and new markets team at Spotify tasked to launch Spotify around the world and increase user adoption. As Head of New Markets and Growth, Sriram’s many accomplishments at Spotify included defining the roadmap and playbook to launch markets in a scalable and efficient way, as well as leading user growth, and driving cross functional efforts (telco business development, marketing, licensing, ad sales, PR, recruiting etc) as part of market launches and growth. His market launches were voted as the top market and product launches in 2013. Sriram is also passionate about building and growing innovative technology startups and has personally invested in numerous fast growing companies. He has a global experience, having lived in 8 countries (US, Europe, Australia, East Asia, Southeast Asia) and traveled to more than 55 countries.
  • Yuri Melnichek
    Yuri Melnichek
    Founder of MAPS.ME, Head of Maps Business Unit, Mail.ru Group
    Yury is responsible for corporate strategy at MAPS.ME. His work experience includes companies like Google, Qnective and eBay.
  • Cédric Monnier
    Cédric Monnier
    Co-Founder & CEO, FlameFy
    Evangelist of connected products and social TV , Cedric Monnier, Co-founder and CEO of FlameFy, has 18 years of experience in several global media companies such as Canal+, Newscorp, Cisco and start-ups. He is specialized in product strategy and development, had managed global R&D teams and launched successful solutions in Europe, Asia and USA. In his spare time, he is also a visiting professor at French Universities teaching software and data design.
  • Justin Neustadter
    Justin Neustadter
    UA Manager, Product Madness
  • Stephan Yoon
    Senior UA Manager, Nexon
  • Tom Zhang
    Tom Zhang
    Sr Recruiter, Tesla Motors

Liepin’s Work Different

  • Roy Shan
    Roy Shan
    Chief Data Officer, Liepin.com
    Yi Shan is the Chief Data Officer of Liepin.com, a leading Internet professional career serivice in China. He leads the teams of machine learning, business analytics, data products and data infrastructure. He has been working on software development and data mining for more than 15 years. Before joining Liepin, he founded Omni-Dimension Inc and built data-driven ad optimization systems. He was the CTO of ITOP 24/7 Networks of WPP Group, where he led the R&D of large-scale ad targeting and serving. Prior to WPP, he served as Vice President of Wukong Search, a mobile search spin-off of Kongzhong Corporation. Previously, he was Senior Engineer at Yahoo Inc. and Altera Corporation and worked on web search and enterprise data mining. He has master degrees from University of Arizona and Tsinghua University.
  • Gurpreet Singh
    Gurpreet Singh
    President Asia, GWC
    Gurpreet Singh has a global mission to change lives through innovation. With his vision and passion, he has organized Global startup competitions both in China and the US. With his guidance, many of these startup companies have grown big, gone global, and become billion dollar companies. As a visionary and seasoned industry analyst, he has also facilitated the investment of billions into the Indian mobile internet industry.

    An accomplished entrepreneur, Gurpreet is a President at GWC Global Inc., where he has managed the production of GMIC events in the South/South East Asia territory for the last eight years. Prior to that, he served as the Global-Startup Producer for GMIC International, working alongside CEOs and governments from all over the world.

    Gurpreet holds a dual specialized post graduated MBA in finance and marketing from Symbiosis Business School, Mumbai, India. He has also studied economics and Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

    Outside of the workplace Gurpreet is on management board of the Beijing Cricket Club, as well as the captain of the First XI team at the BCC, where he has lead his team to numerous title victories.

  • Haiyi Bao
    Haiyi Bao
    HR Director, Nice
    Haiyi Bao Graduated from Central University of Finance and Economics and major in Human Resource. Haiyi once helped team enlarging members from 40 employees to 130 employees within 10 months. She had great experience regards of build up team and expand employee in all function of for startups in a short period.
  • Erin Dong
    Erin Dong
    HR Director, Mogujie.com
    Erin used to work in Taobao (China) Software Co., Ltd. She owns nearly 10 years experience of human resource management.
  • Erin Dong
    Lowell Gloss
    Global Head of UX & Design, Telenav
    Strategic Product Development and User Experience leader with 15+ years of award-winning, hands-on experience in product strategy, concept development and design. Every successful product has a POV, a story and a core essence. My goal is to design product experiences that embody brand values and demonstrate the greatest potential to engage the customer. Usability is the starting place, but effective UX design must also utilize design thinking to bring the product alive.
  • Jessie Liang
    Jessie Liang
    HR Manager, VIP.com
    HR Manager of VIP.com. Jessie has more than 20 years work experiences on recruitment, employee training and practical strategies of talents development. Previously served for some foreign enterprise as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Yulong Computer Telecommunications Science and so on.
  • Tieshan Liu
    Tieshan Liu
    HR Director, Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.,Ltd.
    Tieshan Liu is the HR Director of Beijing Electric Vehicle Co.,Ltd. Graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Tieshan has been worked for Nippon Paint China Management, Hudson Consultant and Bo-Le Associates.
  • Bill Porter
    Bill Porter
    Co-Founder, Enjoyney
    Bill Porter is a seasoned start-up expert recently starting his own company, Enjoyney. Based in The Bay Area, he is an expert in start-ups and brand positioning he specializes in product launch strategy, events/experiential, social, digital, news and content marketing.

    He is passionate about discovering and cooking new foods, keeping active in the gym and helping raise his two sons. His musings can be found @william_porter

  • Allen Yang
    Allen Yang
    President, Bay Line E-commerce Co, Ltd., BlueFocus Group
    Allen, a serial entrepreneur, is currently the president of Bay Line E-commerce.  Bay Line E-commerce (currently merged with Blue Focus Communication Group) is a leading one-stop e-commerce solution company to brands such as Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Dell, Amazon, Kindle, Sainsbury’s, King Power, FC Bayern Club, Red Bull, Inditex group and so on. He was the founder and CEO of Jiapin.com, founder and CEO of Lemonquest’s Great China operation, and a senior Global Business Development Manager at Red Herring. Allen has rich cross-border experiences in the US, Europe and China.  Allen was elected as “one of the Top 25 Chinese influencing Fashion industry” by Forbes in 2012.  He holds a MBA degree from Eastern Kentucky University, the USA.
  • Tom Zhang
    Tom Zhang
    Sr Recruiter, Tesla Motors

Mobvista’s Global Mobile Advertising Trend Forum

  • Core Carnes
    Core Carnes
    Sr. Account Manager, Appsflyer
    Cole Carnes is a digital marketing professional who has witnessed the evolution of app marketing technologies over the last five years. He is currently a Sr. Account Manager at AppsFlyer, previous to which he managed international inventory and performance campaigns at a rewards network.
  • Brian Fox
    Brian Fox
    CEO, AdAction Interactive
    With over 15 years of online and performance based marketing experience, Brian is a true expert in the field. He founded AdAction Interactive in 2013 to help mobile app developers acquire quality users through a cost per install basis. The company is rapidly expanding as Brian and his team build cohesive campaigns with clients such as Match.com, Zynga, Beats, RetailMeNot, and MachineZone, with new developing partnerships every day. Previously, he has led the strategic execution, media planning and buying for key blue-chip clients such as Netflix, Discover Card, Experian, Disney and many others.
  • Fabien Pierre Nicolas
    Fabien Pierre Nicolas
    VP of MarComms and Community, App Annie
    Fabien is responsible for PR, content marketing and community initiatives. Previously he was General Manager of Mobile at Perfect World, a publisher of hardcore mobile and PC games with hits like Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter, Torchlight and Star Trek Online. In this role, he oversaw the mobile publishing across the company’s portfolio of mobile games. Prior to Perfect World, Fabien was at DeNA West leading their creative services, product marketing and user acquisition teams for the company’s mobile games such as Rage of Bahamut and Marvel War of Heroes. Fabien also spent five years at Ubisoft where he handled strategic, brand and online marketing for major game franchises. He holds an M.B.A and B.A. from Grenoble Ecole de Management in France.
  • Logan Wang
    Logan Wang
    CTO, Mobvista
    Wang Ping is CTO of Mobvista. As one of the founder team of Phoenix Nest, the monetization system of Baidu, he is responsible for development and management of its traffic monetization business, contributing 10% to 14% increase of revenue performance. Afterwards, he joined AutoNavi as the commercial director, in charge of technology and product business of AutoNavi. By nearly 8-year work experience, he accumulated abundant business experience of traffic monetization and relevant technology management.
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