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Tuesday, October 22


Opening Remarks
Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:10am
Stage B


Wearable Devices - The Next Wave of Mobile
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Neil Trevett

VP Mobile Content, NVIDIA
Vice President Mobile Content, NVIDIA | President, Khronos Group | Neil has spent over thirty years in the 3D graphics industry and is currently responsible for driving the advanced apps and capabilities ecosystem for NVIDIA Tegra mobile devices, including vision-based augmented reality. Neil is also the elected President of the Khronos Group industry standards consortium that works to define API standards to connect apps to advanced, emerging... Read More →

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Sean Brown

Senior Innovations Manager, Mobile Solutions, Nuance Communications
Over the last decade, Sean has been at the forefront of speech technology innovation. At the inception of Nuance's mobile division, Sean was involved in building the foundation for the company's large vocabulary distributed speech recognition systems. He has held product management positions for Nuance's search and dictation services, voice to text, predictive text, natural language understanding applications such as Dragon Go! and Dragon... Read More →
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Soulaiman Itani

CEO, Atheer Inc.
Soulaiman’s goal is to advance human-centric computing technologies and empower users to have technology work with them in ways never thought possible. Soulaiman drives the direction of Atheer in addition to coding and developing the platform. His expertise is in the development and application of wearable technology as wearable displays become mainstream and devices become interconnected with the emergence of the Internet of Things. His... Read More →
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Maarten Lens-FitzGerald

Co-founder & US General manager, Layar
Maarten Lens-FitzGerald is the Co-Founder and U.S. General Manager for Layar, the world's leading augmented reality and interactive print provider. Layar is helping to bridge the gap between the print and digital worlds. The Layar App has been downloaded over 33 million times, and the Layar Creator is used by over 55,000 publishers, brands and marketeers. | | As a speaker and expert in augmented reality and eHealth, Maarten has been asked to... Read More →
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Kayvan Mirza

CEO & Co-Founder, Optinvent
Kayvan Mirza has built his career in the US and France.  Well versed in international activities having managed multi-million dollar “Asia-Centric” B to B businesses. He has worked for Invensys, HP, and Thomson. Previously he directed component businesses for Thomson Multimedia (now Technicolor) where he successfully set up and ran an optical component business from scratch. Preceding the optical activity, he ran an RF... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:10am - 10:40am
Stage B


Native Development on Google Glass - Keynote, Lance Nanek, Senior Development Consultant, New Frontier Nomads
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Lance Nanek

Developer Evangelist, HTC
Lance is a veteran software engineer who has shipped on every major mobile platform and written server software for both in house servers and cloud. He received a commendable rating working with HTC for over a year getting the world's top companies running on mobile platforms with amazing user experiences. He is currently working with New Frontier Nomads to jump start companies' mobile development and build-learn-iterate cycle across the globe!

Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:40am - 10:55am
Stage B


Amazon Lab 126
Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:55am - 11:30am
Stage B


Monetizing top Windows and Windows Phone Apps
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Kevin Ashley

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Kevin Ashley works at Microsoft as an architect and technical evangelist. He is an author of Professional Windows 8 Programming: Application Development with C# and XAML book and top apps for Windows and Windows Phone with millions of downloads. Kevin works with startups and partners, advising on software design, business and technology strategy. Prior to Microsoft, he was a founder of an early-stage cloud and... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Stage B


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


The Ninjas of Mobile App User Acquisition

Dave Westin

Co-Founder, Mobile UA Fellowship
Dave is the Co-Founder of the Mobile UA Fellowship, the industry's largest network of mobile UA leaders. Dave is currently the VP, Business Development for Getjar which is focused on Android UA and monetization. Prior to Getjar, he was the SVP & GM for SponsorPay in the US and was the original VP, Sales for both SupersonicAds and Gambit. | | Dave is hosting the Mobile UA Fellowship Dinner at GMIC on October 22 at Jillian’s and can be... Read More →

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Yousuf Bhaijee

Head of Mobile User Acquisition, Disney Mobile
Yousuf is currently Head of Mobile User Acquisition and Mobile Network Programming at Disney Interactive.  In this role, Yousuf built out Disney's first mobile user acquisition team, which is now scaling its services across the broader Disney organization.  Prior to Disney, Yousuf worked as one of two business development professionals at hit mobile gaming startup Tapulous, which was acquired by Disney. Before Disney/Tapulous, Yousuf... Read More →
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YuChiang Cheng

Co-Founder & CEO, WGT Media
YuChiang Cheng is an entrepreneur who serves as CEO of WGT and is also an active angel investor mentoring startups in Silicon Valley (Openbucks, Viddy, BingoBash, Battle Bears etc…). WGT is the #1 online golf game and also the #1 MLB Baseball game on Facebook. WGT is the first sports games to pioneer the virtual item transaction model merged with an in-game advertising platform. Prior to WGT, YuChiang served on the executive team at... Read More →
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Terry Hsiao

CEO, Hook Mobile
Terry Hsiao is a well-recognized entrepreneur in the mobile telecommunications industry. Since 2000, he has founded three start-ups including InphoMatch (later rebranded Mobile 365) which was acquired by Sybase (Now SAP) in 2006. Currently, he serves as CEO of Hooks Mobile, a cloud services provider for mobile apps and games. Mr. Hsiao has been appointed by the Governor in Virginia, Bob McDonnell, to serve two terms on the Board of Innovation and... Read More →
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Ouriel Ohayon

40, French/Israeli. Co-founder of Appsfire.com a popular award winner mobile app discovery and promotion service, as well as http://isai.fr (early stage fund). Formerly general manager of LightSpeed Gemini Internet Lab, an israeli VC investing in early stage Internet startups. Ouriel is an investor in eBuzzing, Outbrain, Eyeview and Ginger Software and founded the french version of TechCrunch Ouriel graduated from HEC Paris and from CEMS Master... Read More →
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Ilya Shereshevsky

Sr. Performance Marketing Manager, DeNA
Ilya currently works at DeNA West as the Sr. Performance Marketing Manager, where he leads the user acquisition and creative services teams. Prior to DeNA, he has held Product Marketing positions at Exent Technologies, OnLive, SEGA, Glu Mobile, and RealNetworks. He holds an MBA in from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business as well as a BS in Accounting and BA in Psychology from Rutgers University.

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Stage B


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Eric H. Plam

Director, Enterprise Sales, T-Mobile USA
Eric leads T-Mobile’s B2B sales effort for enterprise accounts in the western US, driving over $50 million in sales. Focus is on maximizing sales and profitability through protecting and growing the Fortune 500 account base and acquiring new customer relationships. Eric and his team develop strategic partnerships with customers and business partners to effectively achieve company objectives. Prior to his tenure at T-Mobile, Eric has spent... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:10pm - 2:15pm
Stage B


appAttack competition
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Shirley Lin

Executive Managing Director, 800 Birds
Shirley Lin is the Executive Managing Director of 800 Birds, a platform to connect most relevant resources for early stage technology startups. 800 Birds started as an organically grown startup community with over 1500 global members. She held executive positions in Business Development and advises to various mobile games and mobile advertizing startups both in Silicon Valley and in Asia. Previously she was an operating system developer and... Read More →

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Yev Galper

Head of Mobile Competency Center, EPAM Systems
Yev has been involved in mobile projects since 2007, consulting blue chip clients and household brands on the Mobile strategy and ensured successful execution of various mobile projects - responsive and adaptive sites, native and hybrid apps, mobile frameworks and platforms. Now Yev is the Head of Mobile Competency Center at EPAM Systems, the largest Software Consulting firm with delivery offices Eastern and Central Europe.
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Jonathan Kay

Co-Founder & COO, Apptopia
Jonathan leads the daily operations and strategic direction at Apptopia. He is the point person for anyone trying to sell their app, buy an app, or become a revitalization partner. Jonathan is extremely passionate about branding and story telling. As someone who believes deeply in the importance of customer engagement, he is constantly striving to find scalable intimacy. Jonathan originally made a name for himself in the startup community as... Read More →
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Erik Lammerding

Co-founder, Partnerships and Platform Strategy, N3TWORK
Erik is a Co-founder of N3TWORK, where he focuses on partnerships and platform strategy. Before Co-founding N3TWORK, Erik built Apple's consumer market for third-party apps. His team focused on helping partners develop, deliver and market the highest quality products on both iOS and Mac. During his tenure at Apple, he is credited with establishing relationships with companies such as: Electronic Arts, Airbnb, Time Warner, Conde Nast, Wall... Read More →
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Larry Marcus

Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
Larry was named to the 2012 Billboard Power 100 in music and the Twitter 140 to follow. He was a founding investor in Pandora (NYSE: P) in early 2004 and was a Director from 2004 through its IPO. Larry is a Director at SoundHound, BandPage, Aarki, Boombotix and a Board Observer at PowerCloud Systems. He also led Walden's investment in Terayon (acquired by Motorola) and Telekenex. Other investments include LyricFind, Jukely, LessThan3 and... Read More →
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Ouriel Ohayon

40, French/Israeli. Co-founder of Appsfire.com a popular award winner mobile app discovery and promotion service, as well as http://isai.fr (early stage fund). Formerly general manager of LightSpeed Gemini Internet Lab, an israeli VC investing in early stage Internet startups. Ouriel is an investor in eBuzzing, Outbrain, Eyeview and Ginger Software and founded the french version of TechCrunch Ouriel graduated from HEC Paris and from CEMS Master... Read More →
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Doug Renert

Co-Founding Partner, Tandem Capital
Doug Renert is a co-founding partner of Tandem Capital, Silicon Valley's first and largest mobile accelerator fund, currently at $32M. Tandem backs 12 early stage mobile startups each year with its brand of "muscle capital," a powerful combination of funding and hands-on support. Some of Tandem’s biggest successes include PlayHaven and Bash Gaming, formerly known as BitRhymes. Prior to Tandem, Doug built businesses as an operating executive... Read More →
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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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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 2:15pm - 4:05pm
Stage B


Panel: The State of the iOS Ecosystem: iOS7 and Onward
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Tim Burks

President, Radtastical Inc.
Tim Burks is a freelance software developer in Palo Alto focusing on apps for iOS. Tim also organizes the Silicon Valley iOS Developers' Meetup and Renaissance, a three day conference for iOS app developers addressing the design, business, and technology of apps. Past projects include apps for real estate, enterprise device and information management, casual games, and personal robotics. Prior to iOS, Tim worked in Electronic Design Automation... Read More →

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Giacomo Balli

CTO, Cruiseable
Giacomo Balli is a mobile consultant and entrepreneur hailing from Florence, Italy. He began his freelance career in the earliest days of the mobile app boom, working on personal concepts and honing technical skills. Later, he transitioned to consulting for innovative startups and big brands, a role in which his love of challenging projects and business-school background serves him well. Giacomo is an expert in app architecture, AppStore... Read More →
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Chia Hwu

CEO, Qubop
Chia Hwu is CEO and cofounder of Qubop, an enterprise mobile consulting company in San Francisco that specializes in product discovery, UI design, and native application development for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Before Qubop, she was Director of Marketing and Developer Outreach at Corona Labs, where she was responsible for leading brand strategy, public relations, and product marketing for their
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Chuck Jones

Founder, Sand Hill Insights
Chuck Jones is the Founder of Sand Hill Insights which researches new technologies and their solutions. His career has included twelve years as an equity analyst where he determined the firm’s technology holdings with hardware, software, services and Internet companies his primary focus and sixteen years at IBM which included sales and manufacturing positions.  | | He qualified for ten consecutive 100% clubs including a... Read More →
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Ojas Rege

VP Strategy, MobileIron
Ojas Rege leads strategy at MobileIron. He coined the term “Mobile First” on TechCrunch in 2007, one week after the launch of the first iPhone, to represent a new model of personal and business computing. MobileIron has been in the Gartner Leaders Quadrant for Mobile Device Management for three consecutive years and invented the enterprise app store. Before MobileIron, Ojas led the mobile product teams at Yahoo! and AvantGo and... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:05pm - 4:50pm
Stage B


The Best Monetization Strategy; Build Beautiful Products that Delight Users
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Tim Jaconette

Senior Researcher, Stanford University
Tim is a Senior Researcher in the Stanford University Economics Department and a mobile app monetization expert. He previously managed online and digital marketing for both a leading Fortune 500 company and a start-up. Tim holds a master’s degree from Stanford University and earned his bachelor's degree with Highest Honors from The University of California, Berkeley where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

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Ray Anderson

CEO, Bango
Ray has a technical background, taught Physics by Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University, he switched to Computer Science and went on to work with the team that created the ARM processor.  After meeting Steve Jobs who bought software from Ray at the beginning of NeXT, Ray concentrated on user experience, going on to ship the first commercial web browser - IXI Mosaic, before moving into Unix and the ultimately... Read More →
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Andrew Levy

CEO & Co-Founder, Crittercism
Andrew Levy has been co-founder and CEO of Crittercism since 2011. Prior to starting Crittercism, Andrew was the co-founder of AdThrow, a Y Combinator company that built a data processing pipeline for real-time ad targeting. Before YC, Andrew worked at HP Software where he led teams specializing in agile programming methodologies and advocating rapid product iterations. Andrew also worked for several companies in defense and intelligence, such as... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Stage B


appAttack Winner Announcement
Tuesday October 22, 2013 5:20pm - 5:25pm
Stage B


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