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  • Ken Liew, President, Silicon Valley China Wireless Technology Association.

    Ken is a seasoned telecoms professional with over 2 decades of experiences in wired PSTN, mobile, wireless infrastructures including core, radio access, and data networking systems.

    Ken started his professional careers as a software design engineer in a small start up and a mid size company, developing applications for PSTN switches, in the areas of traffic metering and maintenance. Later he departed from software design and joined Ericsson PSTN Technical assistance Center as a TAC engineer. From there he participated in many different projects ranging from the introduction of STP/SS7 systems, ISDN, and IN intelligent network.

    Later he departed from software design and joined Ericsson, spent time in both PSTN Systems and Radio Systems. From there he participated in many different projects ranging from the introduction of STP/SS7 systems, ISDN, IN intelligent network, IS-54, to IS 136 TDMA systems.

    From 1998 to 2001, Ken accepted an international assignment to work in Ericsson Japan as a Field Support Manager, leading a team of radio specialist and mobile switching engineers to provide technical field services to PDC operators in Japan. Through his leadership and proactiveness, Japanese PDC networks attained the best in-service performance world wide of Ericsson installed base. At the peak of packet data introduction into the PDC networks, Ken was tasked to manage the technical support delivery during the deployment of Packet MSC nodes (PMSC), and built from the ground up a very successful support team staffed by local talents, resulting in reducing the dependency of expatriate engineers, achieving a significant service cost saving of hundred of thousand dollars each year!

    Upon returning to the US from Japan with a stellar record, Ken moved into project management role, successfully executed and completed the TDMA expansions in LA with the installation and commissioning of a few thousand radios in both existing and new sites. Later Ken was hand picked by senior management to lead a national project team that upgraded the GSM to 2.5G EDGE network. At the same time, Ken assumed the additional role as a technical service delivery manager to AT&T Wireless MMS system.

    During the introduction of Cingular Wireless WCDMA network, Ken was a key contributor in the national project team to manage the software releases, configuration and deployment program that enabled Cingular Wireless to be the first operator to launch 3.5G HSDPA in N. America. The successful on time HSDPA launch by Cingular Wireless expanded Ericsson's market share to 60% from initial 40%.

    An active member and a strong supporter of SVCWireless, Ken volunteered to serve 2 terms as VP Networking, was subsequently nominated and elected to serve as President in 2008. As a SVCWireless executive team member, Ken has the opportunity to meet Chinese delegations and leaders of companies on both sides of the pacific, establishing a strong business network of contacts in both China/APAC, and Silicon Valley.

    A native of Singapore of Chinese cultural heritage, he speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, and some Japanese. He receives his BSEE in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was also the first Ericsson employee to enroll and received an MBA Telecommunications Management degree from the University of Dallas in Texas.

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  • Qiming Huang, Excutive Advisor, Board Director (Sponsorship, Marketing & Entrepreneurship), Co-Chairman of the Board & Chairman of China Business SIG

    Qiming is the president and board director of Silicon Valley China Wireless Technology Association. She has been focusing on facilitating start-ups’ growth as well as bringing the mobile and wireless industries together between China and the United States.

    Meanwhile, Qiming is an active entrepreneur and technologist, leading product component design and management in a couple of pre-IPO companies in Silicon Valley. She is currently senior manager of product management at StrongMail, a social and email marketing company. Besides many years of experience in software and Internet service development, she is the primary inventor for three US patents and one China patent in the areas of mobile, RFID and Internet.

    Previous to her current venture, she was the VP of Product Development at Tianya, a leading China Internet Company. Under her leadership, Tianya launched mobile applications for iOS, Android and Symbian platforms, enterprise marketing SaaS services, new Tianya Q&A and Group Discussion, recommendation engine and cloud computer framework. She was recommended to the national Thousand Talent Program competition. In her early career, Qiming worked at Oracle US headquarters, as the Senior Principal Product Manager, Senior Development Manager, Business Development Manager, and Software Architect at the varied points of time, responsible for product management, partnership building and market development for the Oracle product lines of Wireless Server, RFID/Sensor Edge Server, and Application Integration Architecture.

    Qiming received her Master in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin, US, and her Bachelor in Computer Software from Nankai University, China.

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  • Ann Xin, Global Analytic Development Lead, Oracle

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  • Stacy Liou, Manager, Business Services, elMobile Inc.

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  • Micahel E. Fox, start-up consultant and Venture Mentor, MIT’s Venture Mentor Program

    Michael is a business convergence leader for the high technology industry with 20 years of operational experience. His talents cover such areas as solution sales, marketing, project/product business management, corporate development, strategic planning and capitalization. Having worked for early stage startups as well as Global Fortune 50 corporations internationally, he brings a clear understanding of market dynamics and a multi-cultural perspective. Through his extensive experience, he has acquired technology domain knowledge in energy, hardware, software, consumer electronics, telecom, wireless & security. Michael has consistently demonstrated a unique ability to translate & position highly technical innovations into cohesive corporate messages that convey compelling commercial value.

    Currently, Michael consults for a number of start-up companies and is an active Venture Mentor with MIT’s Venture Mentor Program supporting over 200 initiatives focusing on technology innovation and Clean-tech. In 2011, Michael was asked by TiE (www.tie.org) to assist with TiECON to organize a panel on effective models for clean tech capitalization (http://www.tieconeast.org/2011/Alternate-Funding-Models-for-Clean-Tech). Prior, as Chief Strategic Officer for JetQue, an early stage wireless software startup, Michael defined the business model, the “goto market” roadmap, channel strategy, crafted the corporate message, achieved critical milestones & successfully engaged with top tier customers on a variety of levels.

    Before JetQue, Michael was a Senior Director of Corporate Development & Strategy for Mitsubishi Electric America. At Mitsubishi, Michael created and championed the corporate “business unit convergence” initiative allowing unprecedented inter-organizational collaboration between multiple divisions. His efforts resulted in the successful launch in an industry wide consortium (HomeAPI now UPnP), assisting and growing and solidifying key clients like Microsoft and COMPAQ ($500M each) and on one occasion, was responsible for securing a $50M unseen revenue stream benefiting five business units. Prior management experience includes having worked for SONY Electronics where he was responsible for defining the strategy and driving the market adoption of the US SONY brand display initiative ($500M market). He was responsible for a 46% revenue growth for the product lines under his direct management in his first year alone.

    Michael has had numerous consulting engagements in a variety of industries and disciplines. In the Silicon Valley venture capital community, he has been active in deal sourcing, due diligence & advisory services to both institutional & corporate venture capital funds. While working for one $5Billion fund, he took a portfolio company from $50 Million valuation to $300 Million valuation growth in only 5 months though operational execution and business development. For the start-up community, Michael has been invaluable in facilitating investment, strategic solution sales and accelerating paths to sustained profitability.

    Mr. Fox has lectured internationally and published numerous white papers. He is active in alumni and trade affiliations such as MIT Club of Northern California, Silicon Valley China Wireless Association, Asia America Multi-technology Association and The Indus Entrepreneurs.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the Educational Council.

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  • Alice Huang, Agency Sales Director, Metlife

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    Harry Feng, Executive Vice President and Chairman of Mobile Cloud SIG

    Harry is Founding Partner, zPark Venture. zPark Venture is a Super Angel Fund. It is run by a group of seasoned entrepreneurs and hightech gurus with strong connections in Silicon Valley and its China's equivalent ZhongGuanCun high tech park in Beijing. Our investment is focused on innovative team with a global vision.

    Harry is manager of mobile cloud service with TeleNav. Previous to TeleNav, he was technical lead with Hyperion/Oracle and led big data projects.He graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

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  • Wen-Pai Lu, Ph.D., NNCNA, CISSP, GSEC, GIPS, GSNA, Cisco

    Dr. Lu has over sixteen years experience in the Internetworking, wireless communications as well as network security. He had been a principle consultant, project leader, technical leader, customer solutions manager, researcher and developer. His expertise spans across both enterprises and service providers.

    Currently, Dr. Lu is a Solution Consultants in Cisco focusing on building solutions that leveraging network as the platform to integrate network services with business application to allow enterprises to run their business more efficiency. He was responsible for developing service and solution creations that translate products and technologies into solution delivery for mobile service providers. Dr. Lu was also responsible for developing Mobile Wireless Internet architecture and strategy for large enterprises where he led a team of engineers and architects.

    Dr. Wen-Pai Lu is very active in many standard communities. He had been very active in Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) developing mobile web services architecture and services. In Mobile Wireless Internet Forum (MWIF), he oversaw the security activities in the Mobile Internet and leading the security task forces. He also served as a co-chairman for the Proof of Concept (POC) and architecture working groups in MWIF and developing security solution for IP Radio Access Network (RAN) in all-IP mobile wireless network (4G and beyond). He was the founder of the LAN Security Working Group (IEEE 802.10 SILS) developing security standard for IEEE 802 LANs and MANs and was serving as the editor for 802.10a. He was also active in ATM Forum, Frame Relay Forum as well as FDDI (ANSI X3T5) standard group where he served as an ATM Forum Ambassador for LANE and MPOA.

    He has published over 16 technical papers in the technical journals as well as in the technical conferences with three distinct papers particularly published in the IEEE technical journals such as Transaction on Communications, and Transaction on Software Engineering.

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    Robin Han, IBM Enterprise Storage Server Engineering Team Lead and Project Manager

    Robin currently leads a IBM global team from Silicon Valley, Tucson Arizona and Shanghai China, developing IBM DS8000 Enterprise Storage Server and supporting customers and their data centers on disaster recovery, firmware update, and various RAS issues. He applies extensive experience from system design and implementation, test and manufacturing support, data center disaster recovery, and product release management, to make sure IBM product stays the most competitive in serving enterprise customers. Robin holds five U.S. patents in his expertise field, an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science B.S. degree from U.C. Berkeley, and a MBA degree from Santa Clara University.

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  • Joseph Wei, President of SJW Consulting, Inc.

    Joseph Wei, President of SJW Consulting, a management consulting company that provides technologies and business strategy consulting. Joseph is also the Managing Director of Technology Ventures Group, LLC, a company that focuses on technology investment including Intellectual Properties (IPs), joint ventures and strategic partnership development. Joseph is also the Founder of the Silicon Valley NFC App Developer Meetup. Joseph took an interest in NFC while consulting with smartphones and mobile payment companies, and foresaw NFC to be a prominent technology similar to other popular wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and WiFi. Previously, Joseph has held various executive roles for global computer companies including Inventec (a $13B ODM from Taiwan), Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), NEC, and DEC focusing on notebook, server and storage solutions which recently have evolved into different forms of Cloud Computing. Joseph is passionate in creating new products and partnerships, in addition to chairing the SVC Wireless Entrepreneur SIG, he is also an active advisor to startups in the Silicon Valley and abroad.

    He holds a BSEE from Tufts University, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and, also the Chair for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley.

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  • Shawn Shen, President, Silicon Valley China Wireless Technology Association. Developer Advocate, Google

    Shawn is a Developer Advocate at Google. His current focus is to cultivate killer apps and help developers build viable business on Google TV, which is an Android-based Smart TV platform. Previously he worked Geo and OpenSocial APIs at Google. Prior to Google, he worked at Yahoo, Ariba, eBay, plus a few start-ups in Silicon Valley. While he is not coding or helping developers, he enjoys music, physics, and random philosophical musing.

    Twitter @sshen

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  • Qiming Huang, Excutive Advisor, Board Director (Sponsorship, Marketing & Entrepreneurship), Co-Chairman of the Board & Chairman of China Business SIG

    Qiming is the president and board director of Silicon Valley China Wireless Technology Association. She has been focusing on facilitating start-ups’ growth as well as bringing the mobile and wireless industries together between China and the United States.

    Meanwhile, Qiming is an active entrepreneur and technologist, leading product component design and management in a couple of pre-IPO companies in Silicon Valley. She is currently senior manager of product management at StrongMail, a social and email marketing company. Besides many years of experience in software and Internet service development, she is the primary inventor for three US patents and one China patent in the areas of mobile, RFID and Internet.

    Previous to her current venture, she was the VP of Product Development at Tianya, a leading China Internet Company. Under her leadership, Tianya launched mobile applications for iOS, Android and Symbian platforms, enterprise marketing SaaS services, new Tianya Q&A and Group Discussion, recommendation engine and cloud computer framework. She was recommended to the national Thousand Talent Program competition. In her early career, Qiming worked at Oracle US headquarters, as the Senior Principal Product Manager, Senior Development Manager, Business Development Manager, and Software Architect at the varied points of time, responsible for product management, partnership building and market development for the Oracle product lines of Wireless Server, RFID/Sensor Edge Server, and Application Integration Architecture.

    Qiming received her Master in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin, US, and her Bachelor in Computer Software from Nankai University, China.

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  • Ann Xin, Global Analytic Development Lead, Oracle

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  • Stacy Liou, Manager, Business Services, elMobile Inc.

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  • Micahel E. Fox, start-up consultant and Venture Mentor, MIT’s Venture Mentor Program

    Michael is a business convergence leader for the high technology industry with 20 years of operational experience. His talents cover such areas as solution sales, marketing, project/product business management, corporate development, strategic planning and capitalization. Having worked for early stage startups as well as Global Fortune 50 corporations internationally, he brings a clear understanding of market dynamics and a multi-cultural perspective. Through his extensive experience, he has acquired technology domain knowledge in energy, hardware, software, consumer electronics, telecom, wireless & security. Michael has consistently demonstrated a unique ability to translate & position highly technical innovations into cohesive corporate messages that convey compelling commercial value.

    Currently, Michael consults for a number of start-up companies and is an active Venture Mentor with MIT’s Venture Mentor Program supporting over 200 initiatives focusing on technology innovation and Clean-tech. In 2011, Michael was asked by TiE (www.tie.org) to assist with TiECON to organize a panel on effective models for clean tech capitalization (http://www.tieconeast.org/2011/Alternate-Funding-Models-for-Clean-Tech). Prior, as Chief Strategic Officer for JetQue, an early stage wireless software startup, Michael defined the business model, the “goto market” roadmap, channel strategy, crafted the corporate message, achieved critical milestones & successfully engaged with top tier customers on a variety of levels.

    Before JetQue, Michael was a Senior Director of Corporate Development & Strategy for Mitsubishi Electric America. At Mitsubishi, Michael created and championed the corporate “business unit convergence” initiative allowing unprecedented inter-organizational collaboration between multiple divisions. His efforts resulted in the successful launch in an industry wide consortium (HomeAPI now UPnP), assisting and growing and solidifying key clients like Microsoft and COMPAQ ($500M each) and on one occasion, was responsible for securing a $50M unseen revenue stream benefiting five business units. Prior management experience includes having worked for SONY Electronics where he was responsible for defining the strategy and driving the market adoption of the US SONY brand display initiative ($500M market). He was responsible for a 46% revenue growth for the product lines under his direct management in his first year alone.

    Michael has had numerous consulting engagements in a variety of industries and disciplines. In the Silicon Valley venture capital community, he has been active in deal sourcing, due diligence & advisory services to both institutional & corporate venture capital funds. While working for one $5Billion fund, he took a portfolio company from $50 Million valuation to $300 Million valuation growth in only 5 months though operational execution and business development. For the start-up community, Michael has been invaluable in facilitating investment, strategic solution sales and accelerating paths to sustained profitability.

    Mr. Fox has lectured internationally and published numerous white papers. He is active in alumni and trade affiliations such as MIT Club of Northern California, Silicon Valley China Wireless Association, Asia America Multi-technology Association and The Indus Entrepreneurs.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the Educational Council.

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  • Alice Huang, Agency Sales Director, Metlife

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    Harry Feng, Executive Vice President and Chairman of Mobile Cloud SIG

    Harry is Founding Partner, zPark Venture. zPark Venture is a Super Angel Fund. It is run by a group of seasoned entrepreneurs and hightech gurus with strong connections in Silicon Valley and its China's equivalent ZhongGuanCun high tech park in Beijing. Our investment is focused on innovative team with a global vision.

    Harry is manager of mobile cloud service with TeleNav. Previous to TeleNav, he was technical lead with Hyperion/Oracle and led big data projects.He graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

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  • Wen-Pai Lu, Ph.D., NNCNA, CISSP, GSEC, GIPS, GSNA, Cisco

    Dr. Lu has over sixteen years experience in the Internetworking, wireless communications as well as network security. He had been a principle consultant, project leader, technical leader, customer solutions manager, researcher and developer. His expertise spans across both enterprises and service providers.

    Currently, Dr. Lu is a Solution Consultants in Cisco focusing on building solutions that leveraging network as the platform to integrate network services with business application to allow enterprises to run their business more efficiency. He was responsible for developing service and solution creations that translate products and technologies into solution delivery for mobile service providers. Dr. Lu was also responsible for developing Mobile Wireless Internet architecture and strategy for large enterprises where he led a team of engineers and architects.

    Dr. Wen-Pai Lu is very active in many standard communities. He had been very active in Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) developing mobile web services architecture and services. In Mobile Wireless Internet Forum (MWIF), he oversaw the security activities in the Mobile Internet and leading the security task forces. He also served as a co-chairman for the Proof of Concept (POC) and architecture working groups in MWIF and developing security solution for IP Radio Access Network (RAN) in all-IP mobile wireless network (4G and beyond). He was the founder of the LAN Security Working Group (IEEE 802.10 SILS) developing security standard for IEEE 802 LANs and MANs and was serving as the editor for 802.10a. He was also active in ATM Forum, Frame Relay Forum as well as FDDI (ANSI X3T5) standard group where he served as an ATM Forum Ambassador for LANE and MPOA.

    He has published over 16 technical papers in the technical journals as well as in the technical conferences with three distinct papers particularly published in the IEEE technical journals such as Transaction on Communications, and Transaction on Software Engineering.

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    Robin Han, IBM Enterprise Storage Server Engineering Team Lead and Project Manager

    Robin currently leads a IBM global team from Silicon Valley, Tucson Arizona and Shanghai China, developing IBM DS8000 Enterprise Storage Server and supporting customers and their data centers on disaster recovery, firmware update, and various RAS issues. He applies extensive experience from system design and implementation, test and manufacturing support, data center disaster recovery, and product release management, to make sure IBM product stays the most competitive in serving enterprise customers. Robin holds five U.S. patents in his expertise field, an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science B.S. degree from U.C. Berkeley, and a MBA degree from Santa Clara University.

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  • Joseph Wei, President of SJW Consulting, Inc.

    Joseph Wei, President of SJW Consulting, a management consulting company that provides technologies and business strategy consulting. Joseph is also the Managing Director of Technology Ventures Group, LLC, a company that focuses on technology investment including Intellectual Properties (IPs), joint ventures and strategic partnership development. Joseph is also the Founder of the Silicon Valley NFC App Developer Meetup. Joseph took an interest in NFC while consulting with smartphones and mobile payment companies, and foresaw NFC to be a prominent technology similar to other popular wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and WiFi. Previously, Joseph has held various executive roles for global computer companies including Inventec (a $13B ODM from Taiwan), Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), NEC, and DEC focusing on notebook, server and storage solutions which recently have evolved into different forms of Cloud Computing. Joseph is passionate in creating new products and partnerships, in addition to chairing the SVC Wireless Entrepreneur SIG, he is also an active advisor to startups in the Silicon Valley and abroad.

    He holds a BSEE from Tufts University, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and, also the Chair for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley.

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About Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association

Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association (SVCWireless), founded in 2000, is the leading non-profit, non-bias independent professional association bridging the technology industries between China and the United States. With 30+ alliance and 5000+ members, SVCWireless is an open association that promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, venture investment, and networking to benefit its members.

关于硅谷中国无线科技协会

硅谷中国无线科技协会( SVCWireless )成立于 2000 年, 是沟通中美无线、移动产业的最大的非营利、无倾向性独立的专业组织。在 30 多个合作伙伴和 5000 多名会员的支持下,硅谷中国无线科技协会长期以来倡导创新、业、创投, 并为会员和业界专业人员提供良好的交流平台。

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