K-TECH Silicon Valley 2013

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Conference Keynote Speech

9:50AM - 10:50AM on Nov. 14th @ California Ballom

  • Young Sohn

    Samsung Electronics
    President and Chief Strategy Officer

  • Agenda

    Innovation in a Connected World

  • Profile

    Young Sohn is President and Chief Strategy Officer of Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cymer, Inc., and served on the Board of ARM Holdings, PLC until January 2013. He serves on the MIT Sloan School NA Board, is a Senior Advisor to Silverlake and serves on the ARM Asia Pacific Advisory board.

    Young previously served as the CEO of Inphi Corporation, taking the company through an IPO in 2010, and as President of Agilent Technologies, Inc.'s Semiconductor Group. Prior to Agilent, Young was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oak Technology until it was acquired by Zoran Corporation in 2003. Prior to Oak, Young worked as Co-President of Quantum Corporation from 1993 to 1999. Young began his career at Intel Corporation beginning in 1983 until 1993.

    Young was an advisor to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab's OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) program from 2005 to 2007 and was the past President and Chairman of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA).

    Young holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

  • Dan'l Lewin

    Microsoft
    Corporate VP

  • Agenda

    Direction of Future SW Development

  • Profile

    Dan'l Lewin leads Microsoft’s work to help civic leaders and communities harness new technologies to enhance public discussion and policy development. As part of this work, he also leads the company’s Academic Outreach program, which promotes the work of scholars leading the dialogue on technology policy issues. Additionally, Lewin is one of the company’s ambassadors and spokespeople for Microsoft YouthSpark – the company’s global initiative to empower youth through education, employment and entrepreneurship. Lewin has executive and site responsibility for the company's operations in Mountain View, California, which currently employ more than 2,500 people.

    Lewin has spent more than 30 years as a Silicon Valley-based executive, leading sales and marketing divisions for companies including Apple Computer Inc., NeXT Inc. and GO Corp. Before joining Microsoft, he was CEO of Aurigin Systems Inc., a startup that pioneered intellectual property asset management. He has also consulted for emerging companies, venture capital firms and corporate joint ventures.

    Lewin serves on the boards of the Churchill Club, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the Tech Museum of Innovation, where he served as past chairman of the Tech Museum Awards program. In addition, Lewin is on the Corporate Advisory Board of the National Venture Capital Association. He holds an AB in politics from Princeton University.