K-TECH Silicon Valley 2013

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About K-Tech @ Silicon Valley 2013

K-Tech Silicon Valley 2013, now in it’s second year, is the leading conference highlighting key mobile and software trends from Korean and U.S. companies.

This unique two-day conference facilitates one-on-one matchmaking and provides a platform to enhance greater U.S. Korean business cooperation. K-Tech strives to be as entertaining as it is informative bringing contests for start-ups, technology demonstrations and displaying current Korean IT innovations. Over 1,500 renowned technology experts from Korea and the U.S. are expected to attend, including executives from Samsung, LG, KT, and more.

The conference panels will discuss potential growth opportunities with U.S. and Korea for future collaboration.

K-Tech Silicon Valley 2013 is hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP) of the Republic of Korea, in partnership with Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA).

Speakers - Opening Ceremonies (9:30AM - 9:50AM)

Catherine Jhung
VP of Sales and Business Development of Cleantech Group
Iljun Park
Director General Software Policy Bureau Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
Lorraine Hariton
Special Rep. Commercial and Business Affairs Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Madison Nguyen
Vice Mayor of City of San Jose
Dongman Han
Consul General Republic of Korea in San Francisco
Soo Yong Park
President & CEO of NIPA

Speakers - Keynote Speech (9:50AM - 10:50AM)

Young Sohn
President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics
Dan'l Lewin
Corporate VP Technology and Civic Engagement, Microsoft

Speakers - Conference Session I (11:10AM - 12:30PM)

Christina Farr
Writer, VentureBeat
Jung Hee Song
Senior Executive Vice President of KT (Korea Telecom)
June Sung Park
Professor at KAIST
Richard B. Dasher
Director of the US-Asia Tech Mgmt Center at Stanford Univ.
Nagi Prabhu
VP, Enterprise Mobility of CA Technologies

Speakers - Conference Session II (2:00PM - 3:20PM)

Tae Hea Nahm
General Partner of Storm Ventures
Jeongil Kim
Director, Electronic Parts & Materials Div. Ministry of trade, Industry and Energy
John Suh
Managing Director of Hyundai ventures, Hyundai Motor Group
Chris Gerdes
Director of Center for Automotive Research at Stanford
Dr. James C Spohrer
IBM Innovation Champion & Director of IBM Univ. Programs World Wide

Speakers - Conference Session III (3:40PM - 5:00PM)

Han J. Kim
General Partner of Altos Ventures
Jihyun Kim
Director of SK Planet
Manho Won
Head of Mobile Platform Office of NHN Corp.
Perry Tam
CEO of Storm 8
Tomer Cohen
Product Manager, Linkedin Mobile
Basil Hashem
Senior Director R&D Mobile, VMware

Lunch Keynote Panel (1:00PM - 2:00PM)

Liz Gannes
Senior Editor of AllThingsD
Warren Weiss
General Partner of Foundation Capital
Marc Shedroff
VP of Samsung Innovation Center
Gus Tai
General Partner of Trinity Ventures

K-TECH Silicon Valley Highlights

Who Should Attend

IT Executives, directors and business managers, entrepreneurs, investors, buyers, engineers, researchers and all other IT professionals who are interested in doing business in and with Korea.


Time Day 1 Day 2
8:30AM - 9:00AM Registration Registration
9:00AM - 9:30AM

Startup Pitch

9:30AM - 12:30PM

Conference I

1:1 Business Expo &

Technology Showcase

12:30PM - 1:00PM Lunch & Networking
1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch Keynote Panel
2:00PM - 5:00PM

Conference II

1:1 Business Expo &

Technology Showcase

5:00PM - 6:30PM Networking Reception    
6:30PM - 7:00PM K-Networking Reception
*Members-only Private Event*
7:00PM - 9:40PM