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Tuesday, October 22


Tuesday October 22, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
Stage A


Opening Remarks
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Wen Chu

CEO & Founder, GWC

Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:30am - 9:40am
Stage A


Fireside Chat: Martin Lau, President, Tencent
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Barrett Parkman

President at GWC US, Co-Producer at GMIC
Barrett is passionate about the power of technology to overcome borders, cultures and governments in order to empower the billions to improve their own lives. With this passion, he and his partners built GWC, a business with the mission of building connections and trust among mobile industry leaders and innovators around the world in order to make business easier and improve the world through innovation. To that end, Barrett has become a key... Read More →

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Martin Lau

President, Tencent
Martin Lau joined Tencent in 2005 as the Chief Strategy and Investment Officer and was responsible for corporate strategies, investment, M&A and investor relations. In 2006, Martin was promoted as President of the Company to manage the day-to-day operation of the company. In 2007, Martin was appointed as the Executive Director of the Company. Prior to Tencent, Martin was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C's investment... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 9:40am - 10:05am
Stage A


"A Paradigm Shift in Mobile Messaging" - Keynote by Akira Morikawa, Line, CEO
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Akira Morikawa

CEO, LINE Corporation
He entered Hangame Japan Corporation (now LINE Corporation) in 2003 as a Director, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NHN Japan Corporation in October 2007. In November the same year, Naver Japan Corporation was established, and he served as the CEO of both Naver Japan Corporation and NHN Japan Corporation concurrently. In January 2012, three group companies were integrated into one, and Akira Morikawa carried on as the CEO... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:10am - 10:25am
Stage A


"The Future of Internet Privacy" - Fireside Chat with Pavel Durov, Founder & CEO, VK & Telegram
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Alexia Tsotsis

Co-Editor, TechCrunch
Alexia Tsotsis is the co-editor of TechCrunch. She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Painting, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the media industry. After four years of living in New York and attending courses at New York University, she returned to Los Angeles in order to continue her career in new media, first as LA Weekly’s Internet culture reporter... Read More →

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Pavel Durov

Founder & CEO, VK & Telegram
Pavel Durov is the founder and CEO of VK.com, the social network formerly known as Vkontakte. He is also the founder of Digital Fortress, a fund with a mission to support global private communication by providing funding, technology and infrastructure to projects like Telegram Messenger. Pavel is an evangelist and sponsor of Telegram, the first project supported by Digital Fortress.

Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:25am - 10:45am
Stage A


Fireside Chat with Paul Graham, Founder, Y-Combinator
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Richard Waters

West Coast Editor, Financial Times
Richard Waters is the West Coast Editor for the Financial Times and covers the technology industry. | | Previously, Waters was based in the FT’s New York office for nine years. | | In 2004, Waters was awarded Corporate Finance Reporter of the year for his coverage of Google’s IPO. Waters was shortlisted for the Business & Finance Reporter of the Year award at the British Press Awards in 2003 and won the award in 1992 as part... Read More →

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Paul Graham

Partner, Y Combinator
Paul Graham is a programmer, writer, and investor. In 1995, he and Robert Morris started Viaweb, the first software as a service company. Viaweb was acquired by Yahoo in 1998, where it became Yahoo Store. In 2001 he started publishing essays on paulgraham.com, which in 2011 got 17 million page views. In 2005 he and Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, and Trevor Blackwell started Y Combinator, the first of a new type of startup incubator... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:50am - 11:15am
Stage A


"The Future of the Open Source Platform Movement - Fireside Chat with Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu & Canonical
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Joe Jasin

Managing Director, DNA Partners, LLC
Joe Jasin has built an international career centric to the Multimodal Communications and Digital Media Distribution, establishing a cross-border USA and Asia presence. Conducting mobile/wireless business in China for 10+ years Joe Jasin is Managing Director of DNA Partners, LLC an early stage venture investment firm. DNA invests in Digital Media Distribution companies based in the USA and China Prior to DNA, Mr. Jasin served as Vice President... Read More →

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Mark Shuttleworth

Founder, Ubuntu & Canonical
Mark is founder of Ubuntu, a popular open source operating system for desktops, servers and smartphones. Ubuntu is beautiful, easy to use and precision engineered for consumers and large-scale enterprise deployments alike. Ubuntu running on smartphones uniquely gives handset OEMs and mobile operators the ability to converge phone, PC and thin client into a single enterprise superphone. Mark leads product strategy at Canonical, which sells... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:15am - 11:40am
Stage A


"Building Hardware Like It's Software" - Fireside Chat with Lei Jun & Hugo Barra
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Kara Swisher

Co-Executive Editor, D: All Things Digital
Kara Swisher started covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column BoomTown originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and also online at WSJ.com. Previously, Ms. Swisher covered breaking news about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues and also wrote feature articles on technology for the paper. She has also written a weekly column for the Personal... Read More →

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Hugo Barra

Vice President, Xiaomi Global
Hugo Barra is Vice President in charge of Xiaomi's product portfolio and operations in all markets outside Mainland China.  He joined the company in October 2013 and is based in Beijing, China. | | Before joining Xiaomi, Hugo Barra was Vice President of Android Product Management at Google, and was a member of the Android team since December 2010, based in Mountain View, CA.  In this role, he oversaw development of the Android... Read More →
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Lei Jun

CEO, Co-Founder, Xiaomi
Xiaomi high performance, low cost smart phones pledge to take the China handset market by storm. The phone was released Q4 2011 and has since sold more than 500 thousand handsets. Also, Lei Jun angel invested some of China’s top internet companies i.e. UC Web, YY, VANCL. | | Mr. Lei, joined Kingsoft Corporation Limited in 1992, and was appointed as the General Manager in 1998. Led by Mr. Lei Jun, Kingsoft was listed on the Hong Kong... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:45am - 12:10am
Stage A


"Accessing and Enabling the Next 5 Billion Smartphone Users" - Fireside Chat with Vaughan Smith, VP, Facebook
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Danielle Levitas

Group VP, Mobility, New Media & Consumer, IDC
Danielle Levitas is the Group Vice President of IDC's Consumer, Broadband & Digital Marketplace team. She is responsible for driving research initiatives across the consumer market, covering audio, video, gaming, home networking, bundled services, broadband and the digital marketplace. In addition to researching the digital TV, DVD and new media markets, Ms. Levitas serves as IDC’s consumer markets expert and conducts custom... Read More →

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Vaughan Smith

VP of Mobile Partnerships, Facebook
Vaughan Smith is responsible for Mobile Partnerships, M&A & Business Development at Facebook. He was previously EVP Corporate Development at Move with responsibility for Strategy, M&A, Online Marketing, Analytics & Partnerships. Prior to joining Move, he was VP Corporate Development at eBay. Dr Smith has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Canterbury University.

Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Stage A


Lunch Break
Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Stage A


"Your User Data is a Gold Mine - Unleash Its Potential" - Keynote with Piyush Shah, VP of Products, InMobi
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Piyush Shah

VP of Product, InMobi
Piyush Shah joined InMobi in October 2009 and serves as Vice President of Products. He is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution for the InMobi product portfolio. Prior to the role of VP of Products, Piyush was Vice President and General Manager for Performance Advertising - helping customers to acquire quality users through app installs and lead generation offerings. | | Piyush brings to InMobi over 13 years of experience in... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Stage A


Panel: Mobile is Global - International Strategies That Work
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Josh Ong

Reporter, The Next Web
Josh works as a reporter for The Next Web in LA. Previously, he served as the company's China Editor in Beijing.

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Djamel Agaoua

Chairman, MobPartner
Djamel Agaoua is an entrepreneur and a private investor with a strong knowledge of start-ups specialized in internet and mobile. Djamel Agaoua is Chairman of MobPartner, a global leader in affiliate mobile marketing based in Paris. Mobpartner is an expert of mobile acquisition operating in the US, in Europe and in Asia. Djamel Agaoua is also President of Metaboli-Gametap, a leading provider of platforms and websites for games digital distribution... Read More →
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Bertrand Schmitt

CEO, App Annie
Bertrand leads the charge at App Annie. He is a technology entrepreneur with 14 years of executive experience in the mobile, Internet and analytics space across Europe, US and Asia. Previously, he was VP Mobile for Gomez (web analytics) acquired in 2009 by Compuware for $295M, and before that he was COO and VP Marketing at Zandan (mobile analytics) acquired by Keynote Systems. Bertrand also held management / founder roles at Neocom Multimedia and... Read More →
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Andy Zhong

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, FunPlus games
Andy co-founded FunPlus, a leading social and mobile game company in European and Middle East market with go-global vision and strategy. FunPlus has been one of fast growing companies in last 2 years in social and mobile games section and is the biggest Asia game company in Facebook by DAU. Andy was VP engineer and Product of Thegamenet.com which focuses on the social video platform. Before that, Andy is the Engineer and Product lead in RockYou... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Stage A


"Super App + Light App: A New Ecosystem in the Mobile World" - Keynote with Yu Yongfu, Chairman & CEO, UCWeb
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YU Yongfu

Chairman & CEO, UCWeb Inc.
YU Yongfu currently serves as the Chairman & CEO of UCWeb, and is in charge of the overall strategic planning and operations of the company. With exceptional experience in strategic planning and venture capital investment, YU has insights in the telecom, Internet, and new media industries in China. YU has won numerous awards for leadership in business, “2011 China Mobile Industry Exceptional Contribution Award”, “2011 China Business... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:35pm - 2:50pm
Stage A


Panel: From Hollywood to Silicon Valley with Love
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Gus Tai

General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Gus Tai, General Partner, Trinity Ventures, Company Formation Expert and occasional wedding officiant. Gus is a Board Member of Playfirst, Blue Nile, Photo Bucket, Maxpoint, Zulily, Wetpaint, Truaxis and numerous other ventures. Gus also co-led the funding and formation of Trion World. Trion World and NBC Universal SyFy Networks are collaborating on the launch of Defiance, a massively multiplayer online third-person shooter... Read More →

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John Maatta

Executive Vice President, The CW Television Network
John Maatta is Executive Vice President, The CW, overseeing the network's business operations, including business affairs, network distribution, legal, broadcast standards, and human resources. In 2006, Maatta helped oversee the formation and launch of The CW Network, which has emerged as a pioneer in digital distribution of programming via online and mobile.  | | Previously, Maatta had been COO for The WB since 2005, overseeing all... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Stage A


Panel: Is Privacy and Security a Thing of the Past?
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Chetan Sharma

President, Chetan Sharma Consulting
Chetan Sharma Consulting is one of the most respected management consulting and strategic advisory firms in the mobile industry. We are focused on evolving trends, emerging challenges and opportunities, new business models and technology advances that will take our mobile communications industry to the next level. Our expertise is in developing innovation-driven product and IP strategy. Our clients range from small startups with disruptive... Read More →

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Gavin Kim

CCO, CPO, NQ Mobile
Gavin Kim is an established mobile industry expert, with a rich professional history in the | technology industry encompassing venture capital, product development, business operations  | and marketing for media, mobile devices, and software. As Chief Commercial Officer/Chief  | Product Officer at NQ Mobile, Gavin has global responsibility for product marketing, strategy,  | and business operations, as well as advancing... Read More →
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Michael Lin

Symantec, VP, Product Management, Mobility
Michael Lin is the Vice President of Product Management for Mobility at Symantec where he leads the strategy and development of Symantec’s mobile products including Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management, and consumer mobile offerings. In this role, Michael is focused on delivering market leading technologies to solve key customer challenges. Prior to his current role with Symantec, Michael served as an Executive in... Read More →
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Sanjay Poonen

EVP and GM, End-user Computing, VMware
Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in August 2013 and leads the company's end-user computing business, bringing more than 20 years of industry experience. He is responsible for strategy, products, engineering delivery across all of VMware's end-user computing solutions. Previously, Poonen was president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and Mobile Division at SAP AG. During his 7+ years at SAP, Poonen held several executive-level roles in... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:25pm - 4:00pm
Stage A


"The Journey To 1 Billion Users" - Fireside Chat with Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote
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Akio Tanaka

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Partners
Akio Tanaka was formerly the head of venture investment program for Adobe in Asia and was responsible for Adobe's corporate venture investment in Greater China, Japan, and India. Previous to Adobe, Mr. Tanaka held the position of CTO for Macromedia Japan working as part of the local management team as well as the position of Technology Advisor to the CEO for Macromedia Inc. at the US headquarters advising the CEO on investment and M&A... Read More →

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Phil Libin

CEO, Evernote
Phil Libin is the CEO of Evernote, the service that's helping millions of people worldwide work smarter and live better. He is an entrepreneur who has led two Internet companies from the beginning to proven commercial success and three others through rapid growth. Before Evernote, Phil founded and led CoreStreet, a top credential and identity management technology company serving governments and large corporations throughout the world... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Stage A


Panel: Mobile + Cloud + Big Data = The Future
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Edith Yeung

Co-Founder, RightVentures
Edith Yeung is the VP of International Business Development for Dolphin Browser. Dolphin is the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only Gesture and Voice enabled browser available today and was named #1 Best Free iPhone and iPad Apps by PC Magazine.  | | China Telecom and KDDI selected Dolphin as the only browser to preload on their Android phones in China & Japan. Dolphin Browser has over 80 million installs... Read More →

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Jesse Lipson

VP & GM, Data Sharing, Citrix
Jesse Lipson joined Citrix as VP & GM of the Data Sharing Group at Citrix. Prior to Citrix, Lipson was the CEO of ShareFile, where he grew the company and customer base from zero to more than four million users without funding. A self-taught software programmer, Lipson's first venture was Rapidata.net, a pharmaceutical market research company, where he served as president and CEO. In just two years, he helped grow revenues at Rapidata.net by more... Read More →
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Karl Mattson

Vice President / GM, Maxthon
Karl Mattson is Vice President and GM of Maxthon. Maxthon makes high-performance, cross-platform web browsers for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac. As Vice President and GM of Maxthon's 'rest of world' (ROW) efforts Karl leads business development, PR, product marketing and product development teams for Maxthon operations outside of China. His roots in the web begin in the late-90s, where where he led the AOL personalization team. As Vice... Read More →
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Anthony Reynolds

Senior Vice President, Mobile SAP Platform Solutions Group, SAP
Anthony Reynolds is Senior Vice President, Global Mobile Sales & Go-To-Market at SAP. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of SAP’s Global Technology Solutions and Mobile Division and also managed the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence solutions as part of the SAP Analytics business. Before joining SAP, Mr. Reynolds was on the Business Objects management team. Mr. Reynolds has extensive expertise... Read More →
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Matt Thompson

GM, Developer Evangelism, Microsoft
As General Manager of Microsoft’s developer & platform evangelism efforts based in Silicon Valley, Matt has the first hand opportunity to both observe and work with a number of Silicon Valley’s most interesting technology startups. He spends much of his time working with this influential community of entrepreneurs and technologists as they leverage cloud technologies to build out new applications, platforms, and tools. In... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:30pm - 5:25pm
Stage A


Panel: Enterprise Mobile - Changing How Businesses Compete
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Jeff Richards

Partner, GGV Capital
Jeff Richards joined GGV Capital as a partner in 2008 after spending 13 years as an entrepreneur and executive in the US and Asia. He currently sits on the boards of Appirio, BlueKai, Citrus Lane, Evolv OnDemand, and Percolate. Jeff led GGV’s investments in Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce.com) and Spreecast, and is actively involved in 21ViaNet (VNET), hiSoft (HSFT), Qunar, SocialTouch, Square, and MediaV. Previously, Jeff founded two... Read More →

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Frank Fu

Executive Vice President, Kingsoft Office Software, Inc
Executive Vice President for Kingsoft Office Software with successful track record in digital media, mobile Internet, enterprise mobility, and wireless network industries. Former Vice President of Bitfone (a HP company). Strategic consultant with over 20 years of experience. Customers include WaSu.com (one of the top three publicly listed digital cable service operator in China), RenRen (NYSE: RENN), NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ... Read More →
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Ross Piper

VP of Enterprise Strategy, Dropbox for Business
Ross Piper is vice president of enterprise strategy at Dropbox. He is responsible for driving Dropbox for Business’ growth in the enterprise market, building on its presence in 95% of Fortune 500 companies, and spearheading the company's mission to make IT administrators' lives easier and more productive. | | Prior to Dropbox, Ross served as senior vice president of enterprise strategy and alliances at salesforce.com.  While... Read More →
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Clarence So

Executive Vice President, Strategy, salesforce.com
Clarence So joined salesforce.com in 1999, its founding year, and currently serves as senior vice president of strategy, focused on new technology initiatives.  During his tenure at salesforce.com, So has helped the company grow from a business plan to its current position as the leading enterprise cloud computing company.  During his first four years, he served in the role of vice president of Product Marketing, responsible for... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 5:25pm - 6:00pm
Stage A
Wednesday, October 23


Panel: Wearable Devices - The New Frontier of Mobile
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Robert Scoble

Startup Liaison Officer, Rackspace
As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns.

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Rob Chandhok

President QIP, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Rob Chandhok serves as President of Qualcomm Interactive Platforms (QIP) and is responsible for aligning QTI’s hardware, software and services initiatives by driving the innovation and development strategies of QTI’s mobile software technologies. This includes integration of mobile operating systems and applications written to them with the QTI’s industry-leading chipsets as well as driving the advancement of QTI products and... Read More →
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Phil Chen

Phil Chen is a serial entrepreneur and investor. As HTC’s Chief Content Officer, Phil has led investments into KKBox (#1 music service in Asia), Zoodles (the #1 kids app on Android), NQ in China, Soundhound, Wolfram Alpha Chinese and Magnet in the Silicon Valley. Most recently Phil boosted HTC’s brand ambassadors by signing Wang Lee Hom and Robert Downey Junior. Phil’s latest key mandates are running HTC’s education... Read More →
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Eric Migicovsky

CEO & Founder, Pebble Technology
Eric Migicovsky is the founder and CEO of Pebble Technology, the company behind the Pebble watch, a smartwatch for iPhone and Android. While studying engineering at the University of Waterloo, Eric began building smartwatches alongside a group of friends and created the first model, InPulse. In April 2012, Eric and his team launched the second generation, Pebble, on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, where it became the most successful... Read More →
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Bharat Vasan

COO, Basis Science
Bharat serves as COO at Basis which includes leading the sales and marketing team. He joined the company from Electronic Arts as a 8-year veteran of the consumer entertainment space. As COO of EA Online, Bharat worked alongside EA’s amazing creative leads to improve online game experiences and monetize them. He also led mergers and acquisitions transactions for EA, working on a global scale, across private and public companies. Prior to EA... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 10:40am
Stage A


Fireside Chat: Greg Duffy, Founder & CEO, Dropcam
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David Cao

Founder & CEO at GWC US, Producer at GMIC SV
David Cao is the Founder & CEO of GWC US, and the Producer at GMIC SV, where he oversees production of the leading global mobile conference in the United States. | | He is an investor in early stage mobile companies, and he manages both the largest mobile entrepreneur community in Silicon Valley - SVEntrepreneurs, and the largest Android F2F community worldwide - SVAndroid.   Prior to GWC, David was VP & GM of Mobile for... Read More →

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Greg Duffy

CEO & Co-Founder, Dropcam
Greg Duffy is CEO and co-founder of Dropcam, maker of the award-winning Dropcam Wi-Fi video monitoring cameras and cloud service.  | | At age 13, Greg received a full scholarship from UT-Arlington. At just 27, Greg has over a decade of software engineering experience. He founded VOIP-infrastructure company NCF Technologies and has held roles at IBM and Microsoft. Prior to Dropcam, Greg was the Principal Software Engineer at Xobni, where... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:40am - 11:00am
Stage A


Panel: Internet of Things
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Tim Bradshaw

San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times
Tim has been writing about technology for 10 years. After joining the FT in 2008 to cover digital media, he moved to San Francisco in 2012 to lead its coverage on Apple, Twitter and other Silicon Valley innovators.

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Nick Evans

CEO, Tile (thetileapp.com)
Nick Evans is the CEO and co-founder of Tile, one of the fastest growing hardware startups in Silicon Valley. Tile is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that will help you to never lose anything again. Just attach your Tile to your favorite possession and quickly find it with the Tile app on your phone. Nick and his team ran the most successful Selfstarter campaign ever with Tile raising $2.68 million in the first month. Prior to launching the Tile... Read More →
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Jeff Hagins

Co-Founder and CTO, SmartThings
Jeff Hagins is the co-founder and CTO of SmartThings. Jeff brings more than 30 years in software engineering, engineering management, and executive technology leadership roles to his position with SmartThings. Most recently Jeff served as the CTO and CIO of ReachLocal. Prior to that he served as CTO for SMBLive, Dynix, Apptix, and TeleComputing. Jeff began his commercial software career in the ERP industry at J.D. Edwards and spent the first 13... Read More →
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Jason Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO, August
Jason Johnson is a Silicon Valley technologist and entrepreneur with nearly twenty years of technology expertise. He is currently the CEO of August. Jason is also a managing partner of startup incubator Founders Den and the chairman of the Internet of Things Consortium. Jason co-founded mobile security software company AirCover (acquired by M Dream, HK:8100) and ebook software startup BookShout!. | | Previously he was vice president of Dolby... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:05am - 11:35am
Stage A


Panel: Your Largest Mobile Device - Connected Car
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Damon Lavrinc

Transportation Editor, WIRED
Damon Lavrinc is the Transportation Editor for WIRED, heading up the publication's automotive, autonomous vehicle, aerospace, and mobile connectivity coverage. With nearly a decade of experience in the automotive world, he's constantly looking at the future of transportation, bringing an enthusiast's perspective to the next generation of mobility.

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John Absmeier

Director, Delphi Labs @ Silicon Valley
John Absmeier is the Director for Delphi’s innovation center in Silicon Valley. In this role, he is responsible for establishing and running Delphi’s technical center where high-tech meets automotive. Most recently, John was Business Director, Electronic Controls Asia-Pacific where he was responsible for leading growth and execution of Delphi’s Safety, Body & Security and Electrification product lines in Asia. He has... Read More →
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John Ellis

Global Technologist, Connected Services, Ford Motor Company
As Global Technologist and Head of the Ford Developer Program with Ford Motor Company, John is tasked with expanding Ford’s “brought-in” strategy of integrating mobile technology into the vehicle. He oversees a team of developers and engineers responsible for creating the “connected car” and striking the right balance between embedded and off-board technology so that drivers can seamlessly extend their mobile lives into their vehicles.
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Hakan Kostepen

Executive Director - Product Planning Strategy & Innovation, Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems
Hakan Kostepen is an “Executive” Director at Panasonic Silicon Valley Center in Cupertino, CA and | responsible for  Product Planning Strategy & Innovation for Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems  | Company of America. Panasonic Automotive “Global” Product Planning Strategy & Innovation group leads in car integration and development of all Panasonic Company domain company technologies and... Read More →
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Toshiro Muramatsu

Director, Vehicle Information Technology Division Silicon Valley, Nissan Motor
Toshiro Muramatsu started work at Nissan 1991. Since then, 20 years experience on research and advanced engineering on sensing systems, in-vehicle information systems and vehicle connected systems at Nissan Research Center. In 2011, Toshiro Muramatsu had a role of Chief Service Architect at Vehicle Information Division, responsible for vehicle connected service architecture planning. In August 2013, Toshiro Muramatsu has been assigned to Director... Read More →
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Joseph Ziskin

VP Corporate Strategy & Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
Joseph Ziskin joined IBM in 1997 and is currently Vice President, Corporate Strategy. He works with IBM’s business and technical leadership to develop business strategies, resolve critical issues and formulate IBM’s overall strategy. His current focus is on the disruptive value of mobile, social, analytics, and cloud. He has also led IBM solutions and strategy in serving the Telecommunications Industry. | | Prior to IBM, he was a... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:40am - 12:30pm
Stage A


Lunch Break
Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Stage A


Panel: Social Mobile Threatening the Dominance of Online Social Networks
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Kim-Mai Cutler

Writer, TechCrunch
Kim-Mai Cutler is a technology journalist who has worked for Bloomberg, VentureBeat and The Wall Street Journal. Before she joined TechCrunch, she led mobile coverage at Inside Network, a six-person media startup that was acquired by WebMediaBrands in 2011 for $14 million in cash and stock. She specializes in covering gaming, distribution and monetization of mobile applications and venture financing. She attended UC Berkeley and was editor of the... Read More →

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Chris Hulls

CEO & Co-Founder, Life360
Chris Hulls is the cofounder and CEO of Life360, the world’s largest and fastest growing family-focused application on the market today with over 50 million registered users.  Before doing the whole startup thing, he did a stint in banking at Goldman Sachs and spent a few years in the Air Force. He went to college at UC Berkeley, and was about to start class at Harvard Business School when he had a last minute change of heart... Read More →
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Nate Johnson

VP of Marketing, Path
Nate Johnson is the Vice President of Marketing of Path, where he oversees marketing, public relations, and customer service. Prior to joining Path, Nate was the first consumer marketer at LinkedIn, a product marketer for Google Maps and Google Earth, and ran university student marketing for Apple. Nate received a BA from Middlebury College and a MBA from the University of Michigan. When he’s not at work, you can find him smoking brisket and... Read More →
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Scott Lahman

Founder & CEO, textPlus
Scott Lahman is the Founder and CEO of textPlus, a leading mobile communications service that connects over 110 million worldwide. Prior, Scott founded JAMDAT Mobile in March 2000, which had a successful IPO in 2004 and 
acquired by Electronic Arts for in February 2006 for $680 million. He served as President of JAMDAT, managing all product and technology operations, as well as building a worldwide industry-leading deployment and game studio... Read More →
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Joff Redfern

Vice President Mobile Products, LinkedIn Corporation
Joff Redfern joined LinkedIn in May 2011, and as Vice President of Mobile Products, is responsible for leading global mobile product development. Joff has been instrumental in expanding and reinventing LinkedIn’s mobile product offering. Previously, he co-founded the startup Flattenme, which makes award-winning, personalized children’s products. Joff has over 20 years’ experience in product strategy and development in both startup companies... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Stage A


Presentation: The Transformative Power of Mobile - Greg Stuart, CEO, Mobile Marketing Association
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Greg Stuart

CEO, Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
Greg Stuart is the CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the leading global media trade group focused on the burgeoning mobile marketing industry. Over the past two years, Greg has transformed the association, attracting business leaders across the industry to lock arms and advance the mobile marketing movement.  By expanding and evolving the MMA’s core resources, Greg has more than doubled the organization’s revenue... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:10pm - 2:20pm
Stage A


Panel: The Best Practices & Dark Arts of User Acquisition & Maximizing LTV
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Simon Khalaf

President & CEO, Flurry
Simon is responsible for Flurry's day-to-day operations. He has been an entrepreneurial executive for over 20 years, having built numerous consumer, media and enterprise solutions that have generated over $800 million in M&A and IPO transactions. Prior to Flurry, Simon held senior executive positions at JustOn, Novell, Vernier, Volera and Worldtalk. Simon earned an undergraduate engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and a... Read More →

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Glenn Kiladis

VP & General Manager FreeMyApps, Fiksu
Glenn leads FreeMyApps, Fiksu's proprietary app discovery & engagement ad network where users get rewarded for discovering, downloading and exploring great free and paid apps. Prior to Fiksu, Glenn was VP Marketing & Mobile Ad Monetization for HeyWire, a SMS and social networking platform with over 2.7 million registered users. Previously he was the VP Marketing & Game Developer Relations for Zeemote, a mobile gaming company, acquired by GAIA... Read More →
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Iryna Newman

Director of Mobile Marketing, OpenTable, Inc
Iryna is the director of mobile marketing at OpenTable, online and mobile platform that offers real-time restaurant-reservation service. In her role Iryna leads the development of comprehensive marketing strategy for mobile user acquisition and adoption in OpenTable’s San Francisco office. She works closely across the mobile ecosystem to identify and execute growth opportunities with agencies, networks and technology partners to promote... Read More →
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Jeremy Wacksman

VP of Consumer Marketing and Mobile, Zillow Inc.
Jeremy Wacksman is the Vice President of Consumer Marketing & Mobile at Zillow. In this role, Jeremy is responsible for building and implementing Zillow’s company-wide strategy for consumer marketing, traffic acquisition, and retention – which includes brand, advertising, product strategy, social media, CRM, content, SEO and business development. He also leads product strategy for mobile, having driven the company’s... Read More →
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Chris Williams

GM, VP, Big Fish Games
Chris Williams is Big Fish's VP & General Manager of Free-to-Play, overseeing all aspect of Free-to-Play gaming at the company. Chris has spent more than 14 years dedicated to the interactive entertainment industry, and before joining Big Fish was the VP of Products & Strategy at PlayFirst, where he rapidly grew the iOS business. While at PlayFirst he established Dash as one of the most successful gaming franchises in the App Store and... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:25pm - 3:05pm
Stage A



"Life and Game" - Keynote with Dr. Robert Hong Xiao, CEO, Perfect World
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Dr. Robert Hong Xiao

Perfect World, CEO
Dr. Robert Hong Xiao received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Tsinghua University in 1989, and received his Master’s and Ph.D. Degrees in Engineering at University of Southern California respectively in 1991 and 1995. | | Dr Xiao has been serving as Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World since March 2013. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President in charge of human resources and administration, later Chief Operating... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:25pm - 3:40pm
Stage A


Panel: Death of Paid Games? The Changing Monetization Methods of Mobile Games
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Kristian Segerstrale

Partner, Initial Capital
Kristian has been at the forefront of the rapidly transforming game industry since 2001. He is a co-founder and partner at Initial Capital, a seed stage investor and accelerator that among other things led the seed round of Supercell where he serves on the board. Prior to that he served as Electronic Arts’ Executive Vice President of Digital, where he left in March 2013 to focus on startups. In 2007 Kristian co-founded, ran and then sold... Read More →

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Christopher Carvalho

COO, Kabam
Chris Carvalho is Chief Operating Officer of Kabam, the western world leader in free-to-play core games. Chris has overseen almost every aspect of the operations including marketing, finance, business development, international expansion, customer support, and more. Currently, he is focused on global strategic partnerships, corporate communications, and day-to-day operations for the company, which topped $180 million in revenue in 2012. Chris has... Read More →
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Ed Fries

Co-Creator, Xbox
Ed Fries created his first video games for the Atari 800 in the early 1980s. He joined Microsoft in 1986, and spent the next ten years as one of the early developers of Excel and Word. He left the Office team to pursue his passion for interactive entertainment and created Microsoft Game Studios. Over the next eight years he grew the team from 50 people to over 1200, published more than 100 games including more than a dozen million+ sellers... Read More →
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David L. Roberts

SVP/GM, PopCap
Dave is the General Manager of PopCap Games, now a label of Electronic Arts. He joined PopCap Games in 2005 as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations and guiding PopCap through the adolescent stage to corporate maturity. He brings more than twenty years of entrepreneurial and technology experience. Previously Dave served as an executive for Visual Communications Group, a... Read More →
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Lei Zhang

President & General Manager, Chukong USA
Lei is the President and General Manager of Chukong USA. He is responsible for the North America operation of Chukong Technologies, the leading mobile game developer and publisher in China. Lei runs international business development and is responsible for the company's mobile game publishing business in America and Europe. He was the cofounder of Yeeyan, a social-translations startup. Prior to Yeeyan, Lei held senior engineering, management... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Stage A



"Disrupting the Model - Incubating “Inventorpreneurs” - Keynote with Fay Arjomandi, CEO, Vodafone xone
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Fay Arjomandi

CEO, Vodafone xone
Fay Arjomandi joined Vodafone as the Head of US Group R&D in January 2011. Bringing an extensive wealth of expertise as an extraordinary entrepreneur to Vodafone’s new heart of innovation, Fay successfully launched Vodafone xone in Silicon Valley in September 2011, which became the global incubation center of Vodafone Group.  Fay spearheads partnership work with emerging and disruptive technologies to enable start-up companies to... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 4:40pm - 4:50pm
Stage A


Panel: Innovating Venture Capital - The End of VC as We Knew It and What it Means for Startups
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Mark Mahaney

Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
Mark is a Managing Director covering the Internet sector at RBC Capital Markets. He has been ranked No. 1 in the Institutional Investor Poll for the Internet sector (2008-2012). He has also been ranked No. 1 in the Greenwich Institutional Investor Poll for the Internet sector, as well as the No. 1 earnings estimator and the No. 1 stock picker in the Internet retail segment by the Financial Times and StarMine. Mark has been covering Internet... Read More →

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Tim Chang

Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
Tim Chang is a proven investor and tri-lingual technology executive who has been named to the Forbes Midas List of Top Tech Investors. He invests in early-stage companies that leverage the drivers of mobile, social, and SaaS/adtech and is an advocate of behavioral insights, gamification, & quantified self. Some of his notable investments include ngMoco (acquired by DeNA), Playdom (acquired by Disney), and Iridigm (acquired by Qualcomm). He... Read More →
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Jeff Clavier

Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
Jeff Clavier is the Founder of SoftTech VC, one of the most established seed VC firms in Silicon Valley, having closed 150 investments since 2004. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll, Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google), Bleacher Report (Turner), Fitbit, Eventbrite, Sendgrid, Fab, Poshmark and Class Dojo. The portfolio has also seen acquisitions... Read More →
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Timothy C. Draper

Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Timothy C. Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His original suggestion to use "viral marketing" in web-based e-mail to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail, and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by hundreds of businesses. Tim currently serves on the boards of DoAt, Glam, and Miartech. DFJ's previous successes... Read More →
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Dave McClure

MP, 500 Startups
Dave McClure is a venture capitalist & founding partner at 500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund and incubator program in Mountain View, CA. He likes to hang out with entrepreneurs, and occasionally invest in startups foolish enough to let him. He has been an investor in over 250 companies including Mint.com, Twilio, Wildfire Interactive, SendGrid, TaskRabbit, SlideShare, Mashery, CreditKarma, KISSmetrics, and MakerBot... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Stage A




Closing Ceremony
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David Cao

Founder & CEO at GWC US, Producer at GMIC SV
David Cao is the Founder & CEO of GWC US, and the Producer at GMIC SV, where he oversees production of the leading global mobile conference in the United States. | | He is an investor in early stage mobile companies, and he manages both the largest mobile entrepreneur community in Silicon Valley - SVEntrepreneurs, and the largest Android F2F community worldwide - SVAndroid.   Prior to GWC, David was VP & GM of Mobile for... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 5:55pm - 6:00pm
Stage A


GMIC Official After Party: Nerd Fest at Temple

Wednesday October 23, 2013 8:00pm - 12:00am
Temple 540 Howard St, San Francisco