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Tuesday, October 22


Digital DriveStyle App – The perfect integration for iPhone into Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
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Dr. Kal Mos

Sr. Engineering Director, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.
Dr. Kal Mos is the Sr. Engineering Director of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. He joined Mercedes-Benz in 2002, to create and lead Connected Infotainment and Consumer Electronics Integration group.  | Kal brings extensive development and management experience for context-aware connected features, and a proven ability to turn visionary ideas into exceptional products. ... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Stage E


m-NEXT: Frugal Innovation within the African Mobile market - A Story of Successes
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Stephen Ozoigbo

Chief Strategy Officer, Iftiin Foundation
Stephen Ozoigbo is the Chief Strategic officer for the Iftiin Foundation. Iftiin is a platform for leadership, innovation that builds the capacity of young innovators by incubating businesses, social ventures and groundbreaking projects. He supports various socioeconomic causes for local and international organizations and serves as a Strategic Adviser to many Africa African Startups. He is currently a management consultant for the Silicon Valley... Read More →

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Gwen Floyd

President, Soko
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Dr. Bin Mai

Professor, Bowie State University
Dr. Bin Mai is a faculty member and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of MIS at the College of Business, Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. He is known for his research expertise in information security and online privacy, and more recently, technology innovation, especially in an environment with severely limited resources. Dr. Mai is an academic author in the information security/privacy field and published multiple... Read More →
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Mostafa Saeed Mohammed

Co-Founder, Qabila
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Ozii Obiyo

CMO, OTG Playa
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Joshua Stern

CEO, Telerivet

Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Stage E


m-NEXT: The Boom of Mobile & E-commerce in Brazil

Brazil is the seventh-largest ICT sector in the world; the fifth-largest online market and the fourth-largest mobile phones market.

Smartphones users doubled from 9% in 2011 to 18% in 2012 and the country is projected to become the fifth smartphone market in the world, ahead of India and behind only the U.S., China, UK and Japan.

Brazilians own over 227 million phones. Broadband subscriptions are up at record levels and Brazilians are increasingly accessing the internet through their phones or tablets.

The country is the number one app developer in Latin America thanks to the mobile fever and a nationwide entrepreneurship’s boom.

What are the industry trends in this fascinating yet complex market?

How the mobile fever is fueling Brazil’s 20% annual growth in e-commerce?


Margarise Correa

CEO, BayBrazil

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Eduardo Henrique

Head of US, Movile
Co-Founder and Head of US market at Movile. Graduated in Computer Science (UNICAMP) and Marketing (ESPM-SP), with a pos-graduation in Digital Marketing (FECAP-SP).  | | In 2006 found Movile acquired in November/2008 by Compera nTime. After this, managed the Enterprise Area supporting business with big customers in Brazil, including airlines, banks, energy and government. In 2010 assumed the mobile payment area for carrier billing. Since May... Read More →
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Jose Valles

VP Partner Products, Telefonica Digital
Jose has been at Telefonica for 10 years, he’s an expert in how to make things happen in a big corporation yet knowledgeable of the entrepreneurial space through his current activity as VP Partner Products. A bold challenger, Jose works to improve the business and prides himself with the profile of a change agent. Jose's role represents a great challenge: to position a major Telco as relevant within the developer ecosystem. The market... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Stage E


m-NEXT: Global Innovation Ecosystems: How to Unleash Innovation Across Companies, Communities, and Countries
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Victor W. Hwang

CEO, T2 Venture Creation
Victor W. Hwang is CEO, co-founder and Managing Director of T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley firm that builds startup companies and designs the ecosystems that foster entrepreneurial innovation. T2VC mentors and invests in innovative companies with breakthrough technologies. But unlike any other firm of its kind, T2VC also leverages the practical know-how of company-building to design innovation ecosystems around the... Read More →

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Adiba Cremonini

Executive Director, Silicon Vikings
diba is the Executive Director of Silicon Vikings. She has an extensive background from the Swedish Innovation ecosystem, working for 13 years with several Science Parks and incubators including Kista Sicence City and STING. Adiba´s work is and has always been a great passion for creating sustainable networking platforms and PR projects around the different players in an innovation environment. Adiba has also, through her own company... Read More →
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Hans Tung

Partner, GGV Capital
Hans joined GGV Capital in 2013 as a Managing Director to focus on Internet, mobile, and gaming industry investments.    | Hans’ prior work experience spans venture capital, internet start-ups, and tech investment banking over 18 years. Hans has led investments in or served on the boards of start-ups that have since become category leaders, including Xiaomi, where he was involved in attracting Hugo Barra, the former Head of... Read More →
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Tom Zhang

Sr. Talent Consultant - APAC, Tesla Motors Inc
Tom Qi Zhang is currently a Sr. Talent consultant at Tesla Motors Inc. Tom has extensive recruiting experience specializing in technology industry. Tom was a senior technical recruiter at Google International Staffing Team, supporting senior executives such as Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, former President of Google China. He was the senior HR & Talent Acquisition Expert at Tencent Inc. Other areas of expertise are executive compensation, job... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Stage E


m-NEXT: Girls in Tech: The Importance of Diversity in Tech
The Importance of Diversity in Tech
There are many benefits to evangelizing diversity in the tech workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2018, there will be a total of nearly 1.4 million computing-related jobs added in the U.S., an increase of 22% from 2008. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the number of people graduating from college with computer or information sciences degrees has been decreasing steadily since 2004. At this rate, fewer than one-third of the vacant computing jobs expected by 2018 could be filled by U.S. graduates with computing degrees. Increasingly, non-IT jobs require deep knowledge of computing as well. A computing major or minor provides a versatile skill set that crosses disciplines and is essential in today’s information economy.*Diversity Improves the Bottom LineTechnology companies with the highest representation of women in their senior management teams showed a higher return on equity than did those with fewer or no women in senior management. A recent study determined that racial and gender diversity were associated with increased sales revenue, more customers, and greater profits.*Diversity Enhances InnovationInformation technology informs all aspects of modern society. Incorporating women and people of color is vital to the future of technological innovation. When we bring a wider variety of people into IT, our innovation will be enhanced through the valuable contributions that diverse perspectives bring.*Diversity Promotes EqualityWith technology playing an increasingly crucial role in all of our lives, having more people from different backgrounds participate in its creation break down gender and racial economic inequalities.

Source: NCWIT & Girls in Tech

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Laura Slezinger

Partner/Managing Director, Venture Gained Legal / Girls in Tech, SF/SV
Laura Slezinger is founding partner of Venture Gained Legal, a boutique law firm in SF | specializing in startup companies, where her practice areas include corporate, intellectual property, employment and internet law. She has also served as Managing Director of Girls in Tech, San Francisco since 2009, and it has been her pleasure to promote women’s innovative and entrepreneurial achievements in technology and to empower and... Read More →

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Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code
When Kimberly Bryant was first introduced to computer programming, as a freshman in Electrical Engineering, Fortran and Pascal were the popular languages for newbies in computing and the Apple Macintosh was the new kid on the block. She remembers being excited by the prospects and looking forward to a rich and rewarding career after college. | | By launching Black Girls Code, she hopes to provide young and pre-teen girls of... Read More →
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Megan Quinn

Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Megan Quinn is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. She joined the firm in 2012 and focuses on consumer Internet investments. Megan specializes in designing, building and scaling transformative consumer products and companies. Megan has previously worked at Square as their Director of Products, and prior to that, Megan spent seven years at Google where she held various leadership positions in communications, business development and... Read More →
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Neha Sampat

CEO, raw engineering, inc.
Neha Sampat is CEO of raw engineering. Previously, Neha spent 15 years in product marketing for enterprise software, cloud computing and online experiences for companies like Sun Microsystems and VMware. She also founded KurbKarma, a TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Startup Battlefield Finalist, a mobile app which makes parking in cities like San Francisco possible. A technology and travel enthusiast, and a certified sommelier, Neha holds an MBA from... Read More →
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Sharon Vosmek

CEO, Astia
Sharon has been CEO of Astia since 2007, joining as COO in 2004. Sharon has an unwavering passion and uniquely well-suited background to drive forward Astia’s mission of propelling women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic expansion.  | | Previously, Sharon founded SJ Vosmek & Associates and held management positions at American Express and the office of... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Stage E


m-NEXT: NEXT Showcase
Misfit Wearables
Pill Jogger Inc.
and the Official GMIC Hackathon Winners 

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


m-NEXT GiveAway from Parrot !
Join us on m-NEXT and get a chance to win Parrot's latest gadget: Flower Power to monitor your plan wirelessly !

Tuesday October 22, 2013 5:30pm - 5:35pm
Stage E