Thought Leader

Thought Leader

Thought Leader is two days of thought provoking content from from visionaries and executives representing the world’s leading companies that are redefining the future of mobile and internet. Keynotes and fireside chats will cover topics such as IoT, cross-border commerce, investment opportunities, global growth strategies, big data, eHealth, connectivity, smart devices and more. Hear from international tech leaders what mobile has in store for the future.

September 29, 2015

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

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

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

Moderator:
Ben Bajarin, Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies

Speaker:
Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist, Baidu

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

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

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

Speaker:
Rohit Bansal, Co-Founder, Snapdeal

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

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

Speaker:
John Sculley, Co-Founder, Obi Worldphone

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

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

Speaker:
Sheng Fu, CEO, Cheetah Mobile

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

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

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

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

Speaker:
Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

September 30, 2015

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

Speaker:
Shoucheng Zhang, Professor, Stanford University

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

Moderator:
Kim-Mai Cutler, Technology Reporter, TechCrunch

Speaker:
Max Ventilla, Founder & CEO, AltSchool

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

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

Speaker:
HongJiang Zhang, CEO, Kingsoft

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

Moderator:
Karl Mehta, Founder & CEO, EdCast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speaker:
Holly Zheng, CEO & President, BlueFocus International

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

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

Speakers:
David Whelan, Co-Founder, STEMP

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

Wen Chu, Founder & CEO, GWC