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Day Two (Saturday, September 24)

9:45 - 11:00 am

Panel: Mobile eCommerce

Bess Ho, Moderator, Mobile Architect at Archimedes Ventures

Sergio Monsalvo, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners

Zvika Ashkenazi, CEO, MobileAppLoader.com

Praveen Alavilli, Developer Evangelist, eBay/PayPal

James Smith, CTO, Heyzap

Henry Oh, Co-founder, HK Start-up Association

Joseph Wei, VP BizDev, iCarte

 

By 2015, USA's mobile e-commerce (also called M-commerce) is expected to reach $119 billion. Just last year, China's mobile e-commerce transactions already reached up to Y26 billion yuan (~USD $4.1 bil), which is up 370%. At a 4x rate, China's m-commerce business could match and exceed USA by 2015.

Just what is ahead for this exciting area of mobile technology?

M-commerce is the ability to conduct commerce using mobile device – phone, PDA, smartphone (Wikipedia). This includes Mobile Ticketing; Coupons, Vouchers & Loyalty cards; Content Purchase (movies, songs,etc); Location-based services; Mobile banking; Mobile storefronts; Mobile Marketing and more.

Come and join us with our top panel of mobile and e-commerce experts. Our topics will include:

  • Latest survey of the exciting things in mobile e-commerce market. What consumers and corporate users are doing in USA and China that pushes the envelope. 
  • Industry leaders in doing m-Commerce for USA and China 
  • Rising use of social media (Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare) and impact on m-Commerce 
  • Upcoming changes in mobile infrastructure – mobile payments, 4G, better smartphones & PDAs 
  • What opportunities are available for both companies and entrepreneurs to take advantage of in hardware, software and overall business
 

Day One (Friday, September 23)

3:20 - 4:30 pm

Panel: Mobile Cloud

Sumit Dhawan, Moderator

     VP, Receiver and Gateway of Citrix

Noam Bardin, CEO, Waze

Albert Wang, Investment Manager, Qualcomm Dr. Geng Lin, CTO, Networking Business at Dell

Dick Filippini,  Director at GCA Savvian

Karun Bakshi, Dir. of the Cloud & Infrastructure, Microsoft

Bin Hu, Sr. Director, Software & Applications, Huawei

 

According to Juniper research, the market for cloud-based mobile apps will reach $9.5 billion in 2014. The tremendous success of Android and iOS ecosystem has boosted strong demand for computing power and data storage that is not currently available on-device. Powerful and scalable cloud services together with fast growing wireless broadband technologies complement limited on-device resources and make unique opportunities for both native and web based mobile apps. With adoption of HTML5 and recent launch of iCloud,

“cloud + mobile” strategy is becoming a “conventional wisdom” in the mobile industry. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from industry thought leaders from leading companies and venture capital firms in this space. You will learn from their visions on mobile cloud computing and first-hand experiences with cloud based consumer/enterprise mobile products.

 

Day One (Friday, September 23)

7:45 - 9:00 pm

Panel: Mobile OS PlatformsPanel: Mobile Apps Changing Our Lives

Tim Burks, Moderator

    Founder, iOS Developer Meetup

Dr. Eric Tao, Partner, Keytone Ventures 凯旋投资

Andy Yang, CEO, PlayHaven

Perry Tam, CEO, Storm8

Brendan Clavin, CTO, Tethras

Guy Vider, Co-founder, Armodello 

Bill Flynn, VP of Sales, Fiksu

 

At the end of June 2011, Apple announced a new milestone for its App Store: 15bn downloads since the store launched in July 2008; $2.5bn from iOS apps sale in the store given away to developers. Mobile application had become a serious business rather than just games played on mobile devices. More and more people are used to check out emails and calendars from mobile devices; find addresses and businesses with smart phones; share experiences with friends in real time; make both online and in stores payments with phones. Mobile apps are fashion, fun, and necessity.


In the next few years to come, will SNS, LBS, Collaboration, M-Commerce and Games still dominate the mobile app market? Will there be any new hot apps that gain attentions from entrepreneurs and investors? Comparing China and US markets, what plays critical role in the adoption of mobile apps, culture differences, government regulations, promotion channels, or app store operations? Will HTML5 take the place of mobile apps in the future? Bring your questions to the panel and our guest panelists will have the answers you are seeking for.

 

Day Two (Saturday, September 24)

5:00 – 6:15 pm

Judges Panel: Startup Pitch

Henry Wong, Venture Partner, Garage Technology Venture

Mike Hodges, Managing Director, ATA Venture

Scott Ellman, CEO, USAsia Venture Partners 

Wendy Lung, Director, IBM Venture Capital Group 

Tom Chiu, Partner, Sand Hill Angels

 

As the world has unfolded, we have witnessed explosive growth expansion globally in Mobile, Wireless, Internet and IoT (Internet of Things) industry sectors propelled by faster consumer adoption of technologies and applications. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android have paved ways for much broader innovation which stimulates young startups sprouting up like never before.

 

SVCWireless, with its vast community of over 5000 members and a well established network of industry leaders and investors, is in the position of bringing the startup founders and teams together to present their technologies via applications or products in front of a panel of technology experts and investors. Participating startups will have access to our network of investors, industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs for feedback, mentoring, advising and deeper introductions. All the participants will be provided a demo desk at this year annual conference.

 

Day Two (Saturday, September 24)

3:30 – 4:45 pm

Panel: Start-ups in China and Silicon Valley

Shirley Lin, Moderator

    Founder/Chief Player, YoXi123

Kai Huang, Founder of Guitar Hero

Andrew Hsu (徐安庐), Entrepreneur, Neuroscientist, Technologist

Linda Zhou, Attorney, Gunderson Dettmer

Suleman Ali, Founder, Tiny Co. 

HP Jin, Founder, President & CEO, TeleNav

 

As China is undergoing the economy and technology booming, with the fast-growing market, low-cost talents and easily-raised money, building a successful business in China becomes the dream that many entrepreneurs are pursuing. However, the startup environment in China is quite unique and challenging to both young entrepreneurs and industry veterans.

 

At the same time, Silicon Valley is the world leading center for innovation with many most successful technology companies and most talented people. However, the current US economy down turn and expensive business cost work just against the entrepreneurs.

 

Which side is the better environment for the startup? How to expand the business across the border? Is the China government money a good angel resource? What kind of service providers should be chosen to cover the business at both ends? How to minimize employee turnover rate and protect IP from competitors, partners and even employees?

 

In this panel, we will bring in a group of successful entrepreneurs, government officials, legal and finance experts, and China-focused angels/VCs, to answer the questions you have. Meanwhile, it can be an opportunity to grow your network and find your investors in preparation for your China adventure.

 

Day Two (Saturday, September 24)

1:30 - 2:45 pmPanel: Internet of Things @Home

John Yu, Moderator 

    Founding Partner, Managing Director, WestSummit Capital 

Gene Wang, CEO & Chairman of People Power Co.

Michael Finegan, Sprint Emerging Solutions, West Area M2M

Doug Tsai, Managing Director, Horizon Ventures

 

New breed of network service provider platforms for Machine to Machine (M2M) communications are beginning to support a large, diverse, and growing installed base of connected devices, which are collectively known as the Internet of Things (or IoT). Examples of devices in IoT space include stand-alone devices connected to the wireless Internet (e.g. digital signage on a billboard or a vending machine), residential gateway with broadband Internet connection, or any device installed at home, in a vehicle, or in an enterprise with direct Internet connectivity.

In this panel, we will focus on both the technologies and business sides of the consumer applications space of IoT (or M2M) i.e. IoT@home and address the following questions:
  1. What business opportunities of IoT are available for Telcos?
  2. What investing opportunities are emerging in IoT space from the perspectives of VCs?
  3. What are the key enabling technologies in IoT@Home?
  4. How government subsidies and what regulations can help or hurt new businesses in IoT@Home?
  5. What value proposition does IoT@Home and what impact it will have on our quality of life.
 

Day Two (Saturday, September 24)

11:15 - 12:30 pm

Panel: Internet of Things @Smart Transportation

Alexandre Bayen, Moderator

    EE/CS, University of California, Berkeley

Kevin A. Shaw, CTO, Sensor Platforms, Inc.

Ben Yu, 
Managing Director, Sierra Ventures

Amine Haoui, Ph.D., CEO of Sensys Networks

Yuan Tian, CEO, Smart Transportation Start-up in China

Dr. Hamid Ahmadi, VP, Technology Strategy, Huawei USA

 

Traffic congestion and parking difficulty have been increasing worldwide as a result of increased motorization, urbanization, population growth and changes in population density. Congestion reduces efficiency of transportation infrastructure and increases travel time, air pollution, and fuel consumption.

If you live in or visit big cities, chances are you would have some personal stories to tell about how this affects our daily lives and the importance & urgency of solving this problem.The Internet of Things refers to uniquely identifiable objects (Things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. If all objects in the world were equipped with minuscule identifying devices, daily life on our planet could undergo a transformation. For transportation & parking, just imagine, how profound our commuting, traveling, and our daily lives would change, if every car, every section of road, every traffic light, every parking space is uniquely identifiable and is connected to Internet (coupled with an intelligent control system, a brain)... While this sounds like a dream, many Internet of Things technologies & solutions existing today are already helping and changing the landscape of smart transportation & parking, an many more will come to pass in the coming years.

In this panel, speakers from related leading high-tech companies, universities, government agencies, and VCs, will cover the latest technologies and business in Internet of Things for smart transportation, and how they are changing our lives.

 

Day One (Friday, September 23)

4:45 - 6:00 pm

Panel: SaaS-New Target for VC Investing

Fred M. Greguras, Moderator

    Partner, K&L Gates 

Robert Wang, VP&GM, BroadVision

Josh Williams, Chief Science Officer, Kontagent

Luosheng Peng PhD., CEO/President, Co-founder, GageIn

Alex Hu, VP, Salesforce.com 

Yu-Kai Chou, Founder, CEO, RewardMe.com 

Kevin Mahaffey, Founder & CTO, Lookout 

 4:45 - 7:15 pm

Beijing E-Town Night VIP Dinner

 

Enterprise software is a relatively mature market covering areas such as HR, Sales, Marketing, Finance and IT but mostly dominated by just a handful of global stalwarts like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. Due to complexity of software, restriction of policies and regulations and high cost-structure of complex projects, it is a market that’s extraordinarily difficult for start-ups (or ISVs) to break into therefore a relatively uninteresting area for venture capital to scout for start-ups. But Software as a Service (SaaS) is changing this because they are:

  1. Built using modern open low-cost tools and geared for rapid deployment
  2. Delivered as a service, hosted multi-tenant, supported, and maintained by vendors for easy and rapid configuration, branding and upgrading
  3. Intuitive and easy to learn, less demanding in user training therefore lowering overall cost
As a result, SaaS applications are beginning to unlock the stranglehold that big stalwarts have once held and become a new target for VCs to scout for promising growth companies.

In this event we’ll have a panel of experts to take an in-depth look at this emerging trend in both US and China and highlight the following topics

Topics

  1. Why SaaS is a disruptive force in enterprise software market?
  2. What are the key technologies in SaaS?
  3. Why we care about SaaS and what is its market potential?
  4. How is SaaS market in China different from that in US?
  5. How mobile, social, cloud trends play into those of SaaS/PaaS ?
 

Day One (Friday, September 23)

7:45 - 9:00 pm

Panel: Mobile OS Platforms

Joe Jasin, Moderator

    Founder, SVForum, Managing Director, DNA Partners

Jonathan Goldberg, Technology Analyst, Deutsche Bank

Melanie Joskel,  Developer Evangelist, Samsung Developers 

Barrett Parkman, VP, International, Great Wall Club, China

Anne-Louise Kardas, Strategic BizDev Manager, Sprint

Winston Choe, Tablet Ecosystem Director, Intel Corp.

Kevin Ashley,  Microsoft Architect Evangelist / Windows Phone

Panel: Mobile Apps 
 

While the size, features, and price determines what mobile device, smart phone and tablet users opt for, the operating system remains an over arching strategic decision spanning from industry players to end-user.  We will take an informative and dynamic representative tour of the modern mobile operating systems, external and internal marketplace attributes that create this dynamic software platform industry.  Sample OS products are Android, iOS, WebOS, WP7, Mozilla OS, and Bada OS.

 

 

 

Panel I:

Explosive Opportunities in Mobile eCommerce

By 2015, USA's mobile e-commerce (also called M-commerce) is expected to reach $119 billion. Just last year, China's mobile e-commerce transactions already reached up to Y26 billion yuan (~USD $4.1 bil), which is up 370%. At a 4x rate, China's m-commerce business could match and exceed USA by 2015.

Just what is ahead for this exciting area of mobile technology?

M-commerce is the ability to conduct commerce using mobile device – phone, PDA, smartphone (Wikipedia). This includes Mobile Ticketing; Coupons, Vouchers & Loyalty cards; Content Purchase (movies, songs,etc); Location-based services; Mobile banking; Mobile storefronts; Mobile Marketing and more.

Come and join us with our top panel of mobile and e-commerce experts. Our topics will include:

  • Latest survey of the exciting things in mobile e-commerce market. What consumers and corporate users are doing in USA and China that pushes the envelope. 
  • Industry leaders in doing m-Commerce for USA and China 
  • Rising use of social media (Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare) and impact on m-Commerce 
  • Upcoming changes in mobile infrastructure – mobile payments, 4G, better smartphones & PDAs 
  • What opportunities are available for both companies and entrepreneurs to take advantage of in hardware, software and overall business

Panel II:

Unleash the Power of Mobile Devices with Scalable Cloud Services

According to Juniper research, the market for cloud-based mobile apps will reach $9.5 billion in 2014. The tremendous success of Android and iOS ecosystem has boosted strong demand for computing power and data storage that is not currently available on-device. Powerful and scalable cloud services together with fast growing wireless broadband technologies complement limited on-device resources and make unique opportunities for both native and web based mobile apps. With adoption of HTML5 and recent launch of iCloud,

“cloud + mobile” strategy is becoming a “conventional wisdom” in the mobile industry. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from industry thought leaders from leading companies and venture capital firms in this space. You will learn from their visions on mobile cloud computing and first-hand experiences with cloud based consumer/enterprise mobile products.

Panel III:

Mobile Apps Are Changing Our Lives

At the end of June 2011, Apple announced a new milestone for its App Store: 15bn downloads since the store launched in July 2008; $2.5bn from iOS apps sale in the store given away to developers. Mobile application had become a serious business rather than just games played on mobile devices. More and more people are used to check out emails and calendars from mobile devices; find addresses and businesses with smart phones; share experiences with friends in real time; make both online and in stores payments with phones. Mobile apps are fashion, fun, and necessity.


In the next few years to come, will SNS, LBS, Collaboration, M-Commerce and Games still dominate the mobile app market? Will there be any new hot apps that gain attentions from entrepreneurs and investors? Comparing China and US markets, what plays critical role in the adoption of mobile apps, culture differences, government regulations, promotion channels, or app store operations? Will HTML5 take the place of mobile apps in the future? Bring your questions to the panel and our guest panelists will have the answers you are seeking for.

Panel IV:

Starting up Your Company in China or Silicon Valley

As China is undergoing the economy and technology booming, with the fast-growing market, low-cost talents and easily-raised money, building a successful business in China becomes the dream that many entrepreneurs are pursuing. However, the startup environment in China is quite unique and challenging to both young entrepreneurs and industry veterans.


At the same time, Silicon Valley is the world leading center for innovation with many most successful technology companies and most talented people. However, the current US economy down turn and expensive business cost work just against the entrepreneurs.

 

Which side is the better environment for the startup? How to expand the business across the border? Is the China government money a good angel resource? What kind of service providers should be chosen to cover the business at both ends? How to minimize employee turnover rate and protect IP from competitors, partners and even employees?

 

In this panel, we will bring in a group of successful entrepreneurs, government officials, legal and finance experts, and China-focused angels/VCs, to answer the questions you have. Meanwhile, it can be an opportunity to grow your network and find your investors in preparation for your China adventure.

Panel V:

Internet of Things @ Home

New breed of network service provider platforms for Machine to Machine (M2M) communications are beginning to support a large, diverse, and growing installed base of connected devices, which are collectively known as the Internet of Things (or IoT). Examples of devices in IoT space include stand-alone devices connected to the wireless Internet (e.g. digital signage on a billboard or a vending machine), residential gateway with broadband Internet connection, or any device installed at home, in a vehicle, or in an enterprise with direct Internet connectivity.

In this panel, we will focus on both the technologies and business sides of the consumer applications space of IoT (or M2M) i.e. IoT@home and address the following questions:
  1. What business opportunities of IoT are available for Telcos?
  2. What investing opportunities are emerging in IoT space from the perspectives of VCs?
  3. What are the key enabling technologies in IoT@Home?
  4. How government subsidies and what regulations can help or hurt new businesses in IoT@Home?
  5. What value proposition does IoT@Home and what impact it will have on our quality of life.

Panel VI:

Internet of Things @ Transportation

Traffic congestion and parking difficulty have been increasing worldwide as a result of increased motorization, urbanization, population growth and changes in population density. Congestion reduces efficiency of transportation infrastructure and increases travel time, air pollution, and fuel consumption.

If you live in or visit big cities, chances are you would have some personal stories to tell about how this affects our daily lives and the importance & urgency of solving this problem.The Internet of Things refers to uniquely identifiable objects (Things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. If all objects in the world were equipped with minuscule identifying devices, daily life on our planet could undergo a transformation. For transportation & parking, just imagine, how profound our commuting, traveling, and our daily lives would change, if every car, every section of road, every traffic light, every parking space is uniquely identifiable and is connected to Internet (coupled with an intelligent control system, a brain)... While this sounds like a dream, many Internet of Things technologies & solutions existing today are already helping and changing the landscape of smart transportation & parking, an many more will come to pass in the coming years.

In this panel, speakers from related leading high-tech companies, universities, government agencies, and VCs, will cover the latest technologies and business in Internet of Things for smart transportation, and how they are changing our lives.

Panel VII:

SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SaaS): New target for venture funding in US and China

Enterprise software is a relatively mature market covering areas such as HR, Sales, Marketing, Finance and IT but mostly dominated by just a handful of global stalwarts like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. Due to complexity of software, restriction of policies and regulations and high cost-structure of complex projects, it is a market that’s extraordinarily difficult for start-ups (or ISVs) to break into therefore a relatively uninteresting area for venture capital to scout for start-ups. But Software as a Service (SaaS) is changing this because they are:

  1. Built using modern open low-cost tools and geared for rapid deployment
  2. Delivered as a service, hosted multi-tenant, supported, and maintained by vendors for easy and rapid configuration, branding and upgrading
  3. Intuitive and easy to learn, less demanding in user training therefore lowering overall cost
As a result, SaaS applications are beginning to unlock the stranglehold that big stalwarts have once held and become a new target for VCs to scout for promising growth companies.

In this event we’ll have a panel of experts to take an in-depth look at this emerging trend in both US and China and highlight the following topics

Topics

  1. Why SaaS is a disruptive force in enterprise software market?
  2. What are the key technologies in SaaS?
  3. Why we care about SaaS and what is its market potential?
  4. How is SaaS market in China different from that in US?
  5. How mobile, social, cloud trends play into those of SaaS/PaaS ?

Panel VIII:

Mobile Operating Systems, an International Analysis

While the size, features, and price determines what mobile device, smart phone and tablet users opt for, the operating system remains an over arching strategic decision spanning from industry players to end-user.  We will take an informative and dynamic representative tour of the modern mobile operating systems, external and internal marketplace attributes that create this dynamic software platform industry.  Sample OS products are Android, iOS, WebOS, WP7, Mozilla OS, and Bada OS.

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