K-TECH Silicon Valley 2013

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Fireside Chat

1:00M - 2:00M on Nov. 14th @ California Ballom

  • Sooyong Park

    NIPA
    President & CEO

  • Agenda

    Welcoming Remarks

  • Profile

    Dr. Park is currently the President & CEO of National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA). Before joining the NIPA in September 2012, he was a computer science professor and dean of Graduate School of Information and Technology at Sogang University. He has also served as President of Korean Software Engineering Society and Adviser of the State Science and Technology Commission. Dr. Park has published over 55 papers at the top tier outlets including IEEE Computer and Communications of the ACM. He was an editorial board member of Industrial Management and Data Systems Journal, and Journal of Computer and Information Systems. He holds Ph.D in Information Technology from George Mason University, MS in Computer Science from the University of Florida, and BS from Sogang University

  • Liz Gannes

    AllThingsD
    Senior Editor

  • Agenda

    Moderator

  • Profile

    Liz Gannes has been a Silicon Valley-based business technology reporter since 2004, where she started her career as a reporter at Red Herring. She was the second employee at the technology blog network GigaOM, where she covered the rise of the social Web.

    As part of GigaOM, in 2006, Ms. Gannes founded NewTeeVee, a site that became the preeminent source for news and analysis about Internet video and ultimately the intersection of entertainment and technology. She graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in linguistics.

  • Warren Weiss

    Foundation Capital
    General Partner

  • Agenda

    Panelist

  • Profile

    At Foundation Capital, Warren focuses primarily on investments in emerging software companies — both licensed and software as a service — as well as on those in the Cleantech industry. He currently serves on the boards of CliQr Technologies, ForgeRock, InterAct, Moxie Software, Deem (formerly Rearden Commerce), SilkRoad Technologies, Silver Spring Networks, and Visier. Past investments include eMeter (acquired by Siemens) and MarkMonitor (acquired by Thomson Reuters).

    Catching emerging technologies and superstar entrepreneurs early is Warren's passion. His close ties with leading universities and research labs give him a window into innovations in their purest form, and he cherishes the chance to work with the smartest minds in business, whether first-timers or Nobel-Prize winners. His involvement with on-demand software companies and Cleantech began years before investing in those areas became a mainstream event. Warren was named to the 2012 Forbes Midas List of Technology's Top Investors for his work with Silver Spring Networks.

    Warren joined Foundation Capital in 2002 with more than 25 years experience in the software industry, including time as president and CEO of four public and private software companies. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Asera, a real-time software solutions provider.

  • Marc Shedroff

    Samsung Innovation Center
    VP

  • Agenda

    Panelist

  • Profile

    Marc Shedroff is Vice President of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center. Marc manages the partnerships and operations group and has led the launch of the Samsung Accelerators in both Palo Alto and New York City.

    Prior to joining Samsung, Marc oversaw business development at various startups, including Pulse News, Cooliris and Peel. Previously, Marc served as head of entertainment and sports partnerships at YouTube (Google), where he was responsible for content licensing partnerships with major movie studios, cable networks, sports leagues and news organizations.

  • Gus Tai

    Trinity Ventures
    General Partner

  • Agenda

    Panelist

  • Profile

    Gus joined Trinity Ventures in 1996. He specializes in funding early-stage companies and in particular, enjoys helping entrepreneurs at the time of company formation. A Forbes Midas List recipient, Gus has an established track record at working with founders to help build teams and refine business models. Prior to Trinity Ventures, Gus began his operational career in engineering management at Digital Equipment Corporation. He also worked at Bain & Company, consulting to technology firms on new product development and business strategy.

    Focus:
    Consumer Services and Consumer Enabling Technologies

    Education:
    M.I.T. Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow
    M.B.A., M.I.T. Sloan School of Management
    M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, M.I.T.
    A.B., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University