K-TECH Silicon Valley 2013

    Schedule     Conference

Nov. 14th (9:30AM - 5:00PM) @ California Ballroom

A full-day conference highlights the main objectives of K-TECH @ Silicon Valley 2013: To connect IT professionals and entrepreneurs in Korea and the U.S as well as identifying the areas of collaboration. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea under the President Park's new economy policy, has shared the vision for the IT and Software sectors with an agenda call "The Creative Economy".

The key points of "The Creative Economy" include promoting convergent IT and software technologies, scientific discoveries and technology integrating with cultural content for sustainable economic growth. The main purpose of "The Creative Economy" policy is to extend job market and to support innovative industries, and increase its globally professional and creative workforce.

K-TECH @ Silicon Valley 2013 sets forth to improve this dynamic partnership between Korea and the U.S. IT sectors with a conference program that presents the most recent technological trends and perspectives.

"The Creative Economy" will feature three primary areas of discussion:

Big Data & Cloud

Big data comes with a big price tag and risk factors! Our featured speakers will discuss how we can bring the best out while minimizing the risk factors.

Software Convergence

Access the latest embedded items in education, and automotive products.

Mobile Platform

"Platform" is an enterprise that everyone wants to develop. Learn how the mobile leaders are developing their own unique platforms for innovation and growth.

Conference Agenda

Time Contents Speakers
  Opening Ceremony
9:30AM - 9:50AM Mistress of Ceremonies Catherine Jhung (VP of Business Development, Cleantech Group)
Welcoming Remarks Il-Jun Park (Director General, Software Policy Bureau, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning)
Congratulatory Remarks Lorraine Hariton (Special Representative, 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)
  Conference I
9:50AM - 10:50AM Keynote Speech
Keynote I Innovation in a Connected World
Young Sohn (President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics)
Keynote II Direction of Future SW Development
Dan'l Lewin (Corporate VP, Technology and Civic Engagement, Microsoft)
10:50AM - 11:10AM Coffee Break
11:10AM - 12:30PM Session I (The Future Created by Big Data & Cloud Enterprise)
Moderator Christina Farr (Writer, VentureBeat)
Speakers Jung Hee Song (Senior Executive Vice President, Korea Telecom)
June Sung Park (Professor at KAIST)
Richard B. Dasher (Director of the US-Asia Tech Management Center at Stanford University)
Nagi Prabhu (VP, Enterprise Mobility of CA Technology)
12:30PM - 1:00PM Lunch & Networking
Welcoming Remarks Soo Yong Park (President & CEO of NIPA)
1:00PM - 2:00PM 'Lunch Keynote Panel: Software - Hot trends for startups and investors
Moderator Liz Gannes (Senior Editor, AllThingsD)
Speakers Warren Weiss (General Partner, Foundation Capital)
Marc Shedroff (VP of Samsung Innovation Center)
Gus Tai (General Partner of Trinity Ventures)
  Conference II
2:00PM - 3:20PM Session II (SW Convergence & Industry Advancement)
Moderator Tae Hea Nahm (General Partner of Storm Ventures)
Speakers Jeong-il Kim (Director of Electronic Parts & Materials Div. Ministry of trade, Industry and Energy)
John Suh (Managing Director of Hyundai ventures, Hyundai Motor Group)
Chris Gerdes (Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford)
Dr. James C. Spohrer (IBM Innovation Champion & Director of IBM Univ. Programs World Wide)
3:20PM - 3:40PM Coffee Break
3:40PM - 5:00PM Session III (Evolution within Mobile Platform & New Business Opportunities)
Moderator Han J. Kim (General Partner, Altos Ventures)
Speakers Jihyun Kim (Director of SK Planet)
Manho Won (Head of Mobile Platform Office, NHN Corp)
Perry Tam (CEO & Co-founder, Storm8)
Basil Hashem (Sr. Director of R&D Mobile, VMware)
Tomer Cohen (Product Manager, Linkedin Mobile)
5:00PM - 7:00PM Networking Reception - Sponsored by Samsung, NHN, and SK
Welcoming Remarks Byung Kwon Kim (Vice President, KOTRA)
Open Bar w/ passed H'ordeuvres - ALL conference attendees are invited.
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