What are the “Things" that may "disrupt" the market and make life different? How may entrepreneurs create the “Internet” that could connect closely with customers? What may an investor say about the future of IOT?
On April 27, 2017, CEO and SVIEF will hold the "Innovation in the Era of IOT" Summit at Stanford University. This will be a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and investors to gather together and discuss the future of IOT.
Arun Karamcheti heads Partnerships and Business Development at Nod Labs, a startup developing gesture control and motion tracking products with the power, precision, and ergonomic design required for true interaction and immersion in AR / VR. Most recently, Arun was the Co-Founder at REEnewal Corporation, a new initiative in the recovery of rare earth elements from electronic waste. Prior to REEnewal, Arun worked at Applied Materials, Novellus, Intermolecular and Photon Dynamics. Arun has a PhD in Materials Science and authored over 30 scientific articles. He loves tennis and watching his two kids grow.
SOSV General Partner, HAX Founder
Entrepreneur and investor, Cyril is a General Partner at SOSV and the founder of HAX, the first full-stack startup accelerator for hardware ventures. Cyril has over a decade experience in Asian markets, and invested in hundreds of companies worldwide.
A guest writer on Techcrunch, Cyril is a popular speaker in numerous conferences and featured in media such as The New York Times, The Economist, WIRED and more. He lives in the Bay area.
The Founders Way, Co-Founder
Mr. Hundley frequently works as a consultant and business partner in early to growth stage companies in the technology, gaming, on-demand, and VR, MR, and AI space.
The Founders Way is leading the way with next generation business services. Joel Hundley, author of The Acceleration Theory, has teamed up with Bo Rinaldi, the Jerry Maguire of Silicon Valley. Together they are accelerating the entrepreneurial marketplace for Startups and Founders Worldwide.
Founder & CEO, Mota
President and Chief Executive Officer of Mota Group, Inc, a company based in San Jose, California and manufacturer of over 500 consumer electronic products. Michael’s ambition at Mota since 2003 has been to create a company that is role-model not by size, but by simplifying the technology in people’s lives. From drones to smart wearables and innovative technologies including Virtual Reality, IoT, Robotics, his message has been to “think different” by making products that are Simple to Use, Beautifully Designed, and Innovative so everyone can benefit from them. His background includes variety of management and technical roles in companies of all sizes, both private and public companies including Intel Corporation and Siemens AG, in various responsibilities including Strategic Planning, Negotiation, Manufacturing, Government, Supply Chain Management, Overseeing the Industry Growth, and Foreseeing Changes in Consumer demand. Mr. Faro is member of FAA’s Unnamed Aircraft Safety Team Panel, in charge of working with FAA to develop Drone Safety Regulations in the United States. He attended Northwestern University School of Law where he studied Juris Doctor and has decades of experience in the financial industry and publications in a number of areas, and speaks regularly to public news media including Bloomberg and CNBC, and technical panels including CES, and at tradeshows.
Patrick has over 15 years of experience in the Semiconductor/High-Tech industry in Strategic Planning, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, Customer Relations and Engineering in both startups and Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Patrick is the COO and VP of Consumer Products for RoboTerra, a company developing educational robotics kits and a coding curriculum platform and the Founder of Ambit Networks Inc., a company developing wearable and IoT technology focused on mobility, safety, communication, and gamification. From 2012 to 2014, Patrick worked for companies such as Power-One and Intersil as a Product Marketing Manager in the areas of power modules, power management and LED lighting leading those product lines to turn around and growth efforts. From 2010 to 2012, Patrick worked at Maxim Integrated as a Strategic Corporate Applications Engineer helping companies such as Samsung, Blackberry, and Nokia advance their audio technology. Prior to Maxim, Patrick was a Business Developer, Product Manager and Systems Engineer with Texas Instruments where he was responsible for multiple tier-1 customers in the mobile segment such as Nokia, Sharp, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Sony and many others.
Patrick holds a dual Executive MBA from Columbia University in the City of New York and the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business as well as a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Arizona State University.
Dr. Ting Wei Li
Goertek Corporate VP of Sales
President of North America and Europe
Dr. TingWei Li joined Goertek as Corporate VP of Sales and President of North America and Europe in Oct.2016. He has been serving as Broadcom’s SVP of sales and President of Greater China from 2013 to 2016. During this period, he directed Broadcom’s regional sales strategy and operations, business development and partner program. He also led Broadcom’s engagement with regional standards and policy setting organizations.
Dr. Li spent his career serving China’s largest mobile and consumer electronics companies, leading teams of highly skilled engineers and working with U.S.-headquartered companies to advance their operations in the region. He joined Broadcom from Marvell where he served as Vice President and China General Manager. Prior to Marvell, Dr. Li was head of Qualcomm’s Shanghai office and Senior Director of Business Development. Previously, he served as Technical Deputy at Lucent Technologies and held research positions in the U.S. and China. Dr. Li began his career in a variety of research roles in materials science and experimental physics.
Dr. Li earned a Ph.D. in experimental physics from Leiden University in the Netherlands, a Master of Science degree from the Chinese Academy of Science and a Bachelor of Science degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.