Keynote Speakers

 
Jinhyo Park

Jinhyo Park

CTO, SK Telecom

Mr. Jin-Hyo Park is CTO and Head of Network Technology R&D Center of SK Telecom. He is currently responsible for the development of wireless technologies at SK Telecom. He joined SK Telecom at 1997, and worked for the IRIDIUM project and 3GPP standardization. From 2004, he has not only contributed commercialization of WCDMA and HSDPA/HSUPA, but also took a responsibility for the R&D strategy of SK Telecom. Since 2009, he has successfully led the Korea-first LTE launch, the world-first multi- carrier deployment, the world-first nation-wide HD Voice (VoLTE) commercialization, and the world-first LTE-A (Carrier Aggregation) commercialization, and now directing LTE-A Pro and 5G evolution of SK Telecom. His current interest mainly focuses on advanced communication system including LTE-A, 5G, NFV/SDN, and Network Analytics.

Jonathan Davidson

Jonathan Davidson

Senior VP, Cisco

Jonathan was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Service Provider Business in August 2018, He leads a team that is driving disruption in the industry with technology innovations in routing, 5G, subscriber experience (mobile, cable, fixed), automation, and optical. Jonathan re-joined Cisco in March 2017 as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider Networking. In that role, he drove Cisco’s leadership position in SP routing, networking and automation software solutions ushering in the next-generation of networking and network automation innovation.

Prior to rejoining Cisco, Jonathan served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Juniper Networks leading its Engineering and Product Management. In that role, he was responsible for driving strategy, development and business growth for the company’s entire portfolio including routing, switching and security, as well as leading the ongoing evolution of silicon technology and the Junos operation system.

Before Juniper, Jonathan held a variety of leadership positions at Cisco over the course of 15 years. During that time, he developed service provider solutions and led the enterprise routing product management team and service provider Layer 4 through Layer 7 services team.
Jonathan is co-author of the best-selling book, “Voice-over IP Fundamentals,” and is a frequent speaker at high-profile industry events. Active on social media, he frequently shares his observations and insights about the industry through Twitter @jonathandavidsn and blogs.

 

Session Speakers

Shanker Trivedi

Shanker Trivedi

SVP, NVIDIA

Shanker Trivedi is the senior vice president of NVIDIA. He has led worldwide sales and business evelopment for NVIDIA’s Datacenter and Professional Visualization products since 2009. His responsibility includes TESLA HPC and Hyperscale Datacenter servers, DGX AI Supercomputers, QUADRO graphics workstations, and CUDA, OpenACC, Deep Learning, and GRID virtualization software solutions. Prior to NVIDIA, Shanker held various sales, marketing, and general management positions at Callidus Software, Sun Microsystems, IBM (RS/6000 AIX EMEA), ICL/Fujitsu, and other companies, in the U.K. and India.

Lee Chen

Lee Chen

Founder & CEO, A10 Networks

Lee Chen has served as A10 Networks’ President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since July 2004. From 1993 to 2004, Mr. Chen founded Centillion Networks and Foundry Networks. At both companies, he served in a variety of positions, including Vice President of Engineering. He previously held management and senior technical positions at OTS, Apple Computer, Convergent Technologies, Inc.

Rikard Steiber

Rikard Steiber

President Viveport, HTC Vive

Rikard Steiber is President of Viveport, the world’s first and only “Netflix of XR” subscription service live in +60 markets for HTC VIVE, Oculus, Windows and Wave virtual reality devices. Before joining HTC as President of Viveport and SVP of Virtual Reality, Steiber successfully built up several international businesses in Video on Demand, YouTube MCNs and eSports, as the CEO for MTGx and Chief Digital Officer at Modern Times Group.

Nadeem Sheikh

Nadeem Sheikh

VP, Lyft

Nadeem Sheikh is the Vice President of Self-Driving Vehicle Programs at Lyft, the US ride-hailing company. He leads Lyft’s Business Development & Operations teams in engaging the Automotive ecosystem and building new capabilities to support and accelerate self-driving cars on Lyft’s network. Previous to Lyft, Nadeem was a member of the executive team of Opower, an energy-focused software company which reached over 100M consumers globally and went public in 2014.

Dennis Hong

Dennis Hong

Professor, UCLA

Dr. Dennis Hong, a TED alumnus, is a Professor and the Founding Director of RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory) of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA. His research focuses on robot locomotion and manipulation, autonomous vehicles and humanoid robots. He is the inventor of a number of novel robots and mechanisms, a unique three-legged waking robot STriDER, an air-powered robotic hand RAPHaEL, and the world’s first car that can be driven by the blind.

Jean Marc Frangos

Jean Marc Frangos

SVP, External Innovation at BT

Jean Marc Frangos is a Silicon Valley Corporate Innovation thought leader and startup NED/advisor. As SVP, External Innovation at BT, Jean-Marc has been responsible for managing the innovation programmes to prepare BT’s future portfolio aimed at the Consumer and Business markets, including areas such as TV over IP, Virtual Reality, IoT and Cloud Technologies. He has also been responsible for innovation partnerships with venture capitalists, start-ups and industry peers in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

K- Pitch Sharks

Andrew Tang

Andrew Tang

CEO, Draper Univ.

Andrew Tang is a managing director of DFJ DragonFund. He has experience in both operation and investment in high-tech companies in a wide variety of sectors, especially in TMT hardware, advanced materials, and clean technology. Before CSFB, Mr. Tang was a senior engineer and marketing manager at Intel Corporation. He was responsible for chip design as well as market enabling for the Pentium and Itanium processors.

Bill Reichert

Bill Reichert

Co-Founder, Garage Venture

Bill Reichert is co-founder and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures, a global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley and around the world. Earlier in his career, Bill worked for McKinsey & Co., the World Bank in Washington, DC, and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., in New York.

Phil Yoon

Phil Yoon

CEO, BigBasin Capital

Phil Yoon is the founder and General Partner of Big Basin Capital. Since founding Big Basin, he has raised two seed-stage funds and invested in more than 20 startups in Korea and the US in various sectors such as mobile application, e-commerce, enterprise software. Prior to Big Basin, Phil was the Investment Director at Walden International, a global VC headquartered in Silicon Valley, where he honed his skills in cross-border investments.

Kiha Lee

Kiha Lee

Partner, Primer Sazze Partners

Kiha Lee co-founded Sazze, Inc. in Silicon Valley in 2005 and serves as CEO. Sazze, Inc. is a parent company to a number of fast-growing eCommerce sites including DealsPlus.com, Whizwallet.com, and Lately (formerly ShopLately). In 2012, he joined Primer as a partner, and in 2014 he launched Sazze Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in Korea and the U.S. Kiha currently lives and works in Silicon Valley.

International Judges

Daniel Elizalde

Daniel Elizalde

VP, Ericsson

Daniel Elizalde is the head of IoT at Ericsson. He is a seasoned product leader with over 20 years of experience managing complex B2B technology products. He has experience managing IoT product portfolios and the complete lifecycle of end-to-end IoT solutions, including hardware, embedded software, cloud platforms, and user applications. As part of my IoT coaching practice, he has created the IoT Decision Framework, a strategic tool to help companies develop winning IoT product strategies.

Kiichiro DeLuca

Kiichiro DeLuca

VC, WERU INVESTMENT

Kiichiro DeLuca is responsible for research and business development at WERU Investment. His focus is on early stage hard science and deep tech ventures around the world. Additionally, he leads technology commercialization efforts together with researchers at universities and research institutions to create spinouts from public domain research.

A rocket scientist turned venture capitalist, Kiichiro began his career as an aerospace engineer working on projects at NASA/JPL, University of Tokyo, and in industry. After his career in aerospace engineering, he led business development efforts for early stage hard science and deep tech ventures in San Francisco and Tokyo, prior to joining WERU Investment.

Dong-Su Kim

Dong-Su Kim

CEO, LG Technology Ventures

Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D. is the CEO of LG Technology Ventures. LG Technology Ventures was established in 2018 as the venture capital investment arm of the LG Group of South Korea. As the founding CEO, Dong-Su established the fund structure, hired key people, and initiated investment operations. Previously, Dong-Su was Vice President and GM of Samsung Ventures America. He also led investments of over thirty companies in diverse sectors including semiconductors, equipment, materials, and storage systems.

Thomas Jueng

Thomas Jueng

Director, Samsung Ventures

Thomas (Seungpill) Jueng is Managing Director of Samsung Ventures America. He joined Samsung Ventures in 2012 and focuses on investments in mobile, digital media, content, Enterprise solution, and InsureTech.

Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, Thomas worked in Benex investment, a private equity in Korea. He managed deal structure of $400M multiplex transaction.

Before Benex investment, he spent five and half years at SK Telecom in global strategy planning team and investment team.
Thomas was involved in numerous deals in the US, China, Vietnam, and Korea mainly focusing on mobile and internet. In 2008, he launched SK Telecom Ventures in Palo Alto.

Before SK Telecom, he opened two start-ups, a social network service website, win520.com in Beijing, China, and an outdoor digital signage company, Intercity Networks in Korea.

He spent three and half years at a RF repeater system company, MTI Co., Ltd. as building quality insurance team from scratch.

Thomas earned his M.B.A. at the Wharton School and received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University.

Angelika Blendstrup

Angelika Blendstrup

Partner, SV LATAM Fund

Venture Partner and Entrepreneur Evangelist at SV Latam Capital and mentor @Singularity University, 500 Startups, Imagine.cc, and StartSe.

Angelika has a Ph.D. from Stanford and a Master’s from UC Berkeley plus attended an Executive Program at Singularity University.

She looks for startups in Silicon Valley, Europe and Latin America which fit into the portfolio of SV Latam Capital https://www.svlatamcap.com/ Her passion is helping entrepreneurs with investor communications and following a startup from the 1st version of their investor pitch to seeing the CEO present a final pitch deck that will motivate investors to invest.

Fluent in Portuguese, French, Spanish, German and English, she teaches workshops in 5 languages.

 

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