K-TECH Silicon Valley 2013

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Conference Session II

2:00PM - 3:20PM on Nov. 14th @ California Ballom

  • Tae Hea Nahm

    Storm Ventures
    General Partner

  • Agenda

    Moderator

  • Profile

    Tae Hea Nahm is a founding general partner of Storm Ventures focusing on mobile and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). His investment heat map.

    In mobile, his current investments include: AirPlug (Korean, always best connected), Averail (mobile content management), Com2uS (Korean mobile games), MobileIron (mobile IT), Modo Labs (mobile middleware/solutions), Silego (configurable semis), and CellFire (mobile coupons). His prior mobile investments include: AireSpace/founding CEO (enterprise WLAN; acq by Cisco), Berkana/co-Chairman (mobile RF semi; acq by Qualcomm), McubeWorks (Korean, mobile video; acq by CoreLogic), JetCell (inbuilding cellular; acq by Cisco) and Netro (fixed wireless, IPO; acq by SR Telecom). Leveraging his mobile experience, he hired the founders for AireSpace, MobileIron and Averail and provided the business idea for AirPlug. See MobileIron Incubation Presentation or Mobile Enterprise Presentation. Since Korea is strong in mobile, he has invested in several Korean mobile startups and is also a Corporate Strategy Advisor to KT (a leading Korean carrier and a limited partner in Storm).

    While currently serving on the board of Silego, he has invested in other semiconductor companies: IML (public on TWSE), Berkana, ESS Technology (IPO), IC Works (acq by Cypress), Marvell Technology (IPO), Quality Semiconductor (IPO; acq by IDT) and Sierra Monolithics (acq by SemTech).

  • Jeong-il Kim

    Ministry of trade, Industry and Energy
    Director of Electronic Parts & Materials Div.

  • Agenda

    SW Convergency & Industry Advancement

  • Profile

    Jeong-il Kim is the director of Electronic Parts & Materials Division at Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. He plays a vital role in drafting and dispatching policies regarding software convergence in industrial application. Before holding his current office, he worked for The Ministry, supervising international partnership in industrial policies, IT industry promotion with focus on semiconductor and display industry.

    He holds Bachelor's Degree in Business from Seoul National University and MBA from University of California at Berkeley.

  • John Suh

    Hyundai Ventures, Hyundai Motor Group
    Managing Director

  • Agenda

    SW Convergency & Industry Advancement

  • Profile

    John Suh is the Managing Director of Hyundai Ventures, which focuses on making strategic investments and business partnerships in the United States for the Hyundai Motor Company. Hyundai Ventures’ currently has four areas of interest: 1) intersection of mobile devices, the Internet, and the car, 2) automotive cleantech, 3) intelligent systems and manufacturing technology, and 4) new business models for personal mobility, enterprise collaboration, and the automotive supply chain.

    Prior to joining Hyundai, he worked at General Motors, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), and several Silicon Valley startups where he has had roles in corporate investing, product management, and R&D. John has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and an MS and PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

    John is also chair the Consumer Electronics Association standards subcommittee on wireless power. John has numerous technical publications and has 5 patents and patents pending in the fields of robotics, artificial nose technology, and location based services.

  • Chris Gerdes

    Stanford University
    Director of the Center for Automotive Research

  • Agenda

    SW Convergency & Industry Advancement

  • Profile

    Chris Gerdes is associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS). His research interests include vehicle dynamics, the design of driver assistance systems, control of autonomous vehicles and the measurement of brain activity while driving. Research projects in the lab include the development of autonomous racing and drifting algorithms to enable Shelley, an Audi TT-S, to race up Pikes Peak without a driver. Professor Gerdes is a past recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in recognition for his work with driver assistance systems.

  • Dr. James C. Spohrer

    IBM
    IBM Innovation Champion & Director of IBM Univ. Programs World Wide

  • Agenda

    SW Convergency & Industry Advancement

  • Profile

    Dr. James (“Jim”) C. Spohrer is IBM Innovation Champion and Director of IBM University Programs (IBM UP). Jim works to align IBM and universities globally for innovation amplification. Previously, Jim helped to found IBM’s first Service Research group, the global Service Science community, and was founding CTO of IBM’s Venture Capital Relations Group in Silicon Valley. During the 1990’s while at Apple Computer, he was awarded Apple’s Distinguished Engineer Scientist and Technology title for his work on next generation learning platforms. Jim has a PhD in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from Yale, and BS in Physics from MIT. His current research priorities include applying service science to study nested, networked holistic service systems, such as cities and universities. He has more than ninety publications and been awarded nine patents.