K-TECH Silicon Valley 2013

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Conference Opening Ceremonies

9:30AM - 9:50AM on Nov. 14th @ California Ballom

  • Catherine Jhung

    Cleantech Group
    VP of Sales and Business Development

  • Agenda

    Mistress of Ceremonies

  • Profile

    Catherine is the VP of Business Development at Cleantech Group, where she focuses on building valuable relationships with and between the firm’s corporate, investor, government, non-profit and cleantech company clients. She is responsible for managing the company’s expansion strategy, and is called on by clients to drive internal and external deal making activities. One part of her role is leading the company’s global sales organization.

    Catherine has led business development teams at a variety of startups in the research, software, and advertising industries, helping them develop their sales and go-to-market strategies. Previously, she was the Director of Sales at edo Interactive, a pioneering firm developing digital marketing technologies leveraging pre-existing global, point of sale payments infrastructures along with modern social networking communities. Prior to edo Interactive, Catherine spent over five years on the executive team at Equilar, the leading research firm for benchmarking executive and board compensation. There, she built and managed the business development and client services divisions from the ground up, growing the business to over 600 clients.

    Catherine holds a B.S. in Managerial Economics and a minor in Computer Information Systems from UC Davis and a M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

  • Iljun Park

    Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
    Director General Software Policy Bureau

  • Agenda

    Welcoming Remarks

  • Profile

    Park is the Senior Executive of MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning) of the Republic of Korea. He plays a key role in supervising policies regarding Korean software and ICT industry. Before holding his current office, Park served as the Commissioner for MKE (Ministry of Knowledge Economy) where he acted as Director General for electronics and IT industry. He also worked previously as the Secretary of MOCIE (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy) where he headed the division of industrial technology planning and dispatch.

    Park holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Seoul National University as well as Master's Degree in Economics from University of Colorado. His Bachelor's Degree in Economics is from Seoul National University.

  • Lorraine Hariton

    Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
    Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs

  • Agenda

    Congratulatory Remarks

  • Profile

    Lorraine Hariton was sworn in as the State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs (CBA) on September 14, 2009. Her experience in innovation and entrepreneurship provides a unique perspective in addressing our global economic growth challenges. She is responsible for U.S. State Department outreach to the business community and commercial advocacy efforts. She works with the business community worldwide to ensure that commercial diplomacy efforts support U.S. foreign policy objectives.

    During her tenure, CBA has expanded cooperation and coordination with other trade promotion agencies and U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to support U.S. exporters and business interests in support of the President's National Export Initiative.

    Ms. Hariton served as President and CEO of Apptera from 2003 to 2005 where she brought their first product to market and raised $8 million in venture capital. She served as the CEO of Beatnik from 1999 to 2002 where she repositioned the company as a leader in the wireless industry and raised more than $40 million in venture capital. Ms. Hariton also spent 15 years at IBM serving in a number of executive capacities.

    Ms. Hariton has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University.

  • Madison Nguyen

    City of San Jose
    Vice Mayor

  • Agenda

    Congratulatory Remarks

  • Profile

    Madison Nguyen was elected to the San Jose City Council in 2005, the first Vietnamese American to serve on the city council of any major metropolitan area in the United States. On January 25, 2011, Nguyen was sworn in as San Jose’s first Vietnamese American Vice Mayor.

    Over the past eight years, Vice Mayor Nguyen has made significant progress on some of the most pressing issues that affect the city including pension reform, affordable housing, economic development, public safety, transportation, and education. She strives to make the City of San Jose a safe and healthy place to live, work, and raise a family.

    Vice Mayor Nguyen currently serves as the Chair of the Neighborhood Services and Education Committee; Vice Chair of the Public Safety, Finance and Strategic Support Committee; Rules and Open Government Committee, Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, as well as other key commissions and committees.

    Prior to her election to the San Jose City Council, Vice Mayor Nguyen served as the President of the Franklin-McKinley Board of Education. She published her first book, “Vietnam to America: My Journey of Dreams” in 2012.

    Vice Mayor Nguyen received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Masters Degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago. In her capacity as Vice Mayor of San Jose, she is considered to be one of the highest-ranking Vietnamese American elected officials in the United States.

  • Dongman Han

    Republic of Korea
    Consul General

  • Agenda

    Congratulatory Remarks

  • Profile

    Han Dong-man has been serving as Consul General of the Republic of Korea since May 2013. Consul General Han received his Bachelor's at Yonsei University in Korea and his Master's in International Organization Law at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1985 and has held Secretary posts in Algeria, the United Kingdom, and Australia as well as in the Office of the President in Korea. In 2002, Consul General Han served as the Director of the Security Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and as Consul at Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York. He also served as the Minister-Counsellor at the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. Consul General Han received the Order of the Service Medal in 2012. Prior to his post in San Francisco, Consul General Han served as the Director-General of the International Economic Affairs Bureau of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011 – 2013). Consul General Han has also written four books, including The Next 10 Years (ISBN 9788959753666), an insightful look at the future of Korea on the international stage for the next decade to come. Consul General Han is married and has two sons.