Do you want to witness the new trend of China-US mobile gaming? Are you thinking about doing startup? Are you looking for the market distribution for your product? To build up a platform for Innovation and Corporation in China-US mobile gaming industry and bridge the high-level dialogue between American and Chinese industrial leaders to promote technology communication, research, design and corporation, Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum and Mobile Game Entrepreneur Alliance (MGEA), who is the most prestigious and largest gaming platform in China, will co-host China US Mobile Game Innovation Summit (CUMGIS) this year. It will take place at the same time and same location as SVIEF 2014.
Time: September 27th, 2014
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley


• Keynote speech and panel discussions: leaders in the industry will be invited to explore the future opportunities under the trend, especially focusing on the China-US Corporation.
• Distinguished guests:
Board members of Mobile Game Entrepreneur Alliance (MGEA)will join CUMGIS.
• China-US mobile gaming exhibition: It provides a platform of technology communication and products exhibition.
• One-on-one business matchmaking: Recommending promising startup teams and arrange effective business matchmaking

• Current development trends of mobile gaming industry in the US and China (Innovation, Technology, Operation, Funding, Cooperation)
• Beyond Chinese Market: Oversea opportunities, investment and merging
• Cross Borders: Global market for Mobile Gaming
• The trend of mobile gaming going global
• Opportunities and Risks: Emerging technologies in mobile gaming industry
• Cooperation and Competition: Mobile gaming industries between the US and China
Mobile Game Entrepreneur Alliance (MGEA) is a non-profit association founded by leaders in Mobile Gaming industry, which is also the first international gaming association in China. MGEA emphasize on the ideology of work ethics and transparency, which will build up the image of responsibility and credibility.
Contact: coreoffice@mgea.net
Board members (Partial list):
• Zhihai Han, Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee of ChinaJoy
• Yuxin Ren, COO& President of Interactive Entertainment Group and Mobile Internet Group
• Hong Xiao, CEO of Perfect World
• Xiangdong Zhang, CEO of Shanda Game
• Haozhi Chen, CEO of CocoaChina
• Hao Qin, Co-Founder of The 9th Limited
• Dewen Chen, President of Sohu Changyou
• Xuefeng Ji, President of Giant Interactive Group
• Yingfeng Ding, Vice President of 163.com
Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships connecting US and Asia-Pacific region. It is a leading venue in high-tech industry field gathering multi-tech and business professionals, while providing a platform for talent, technology and capital exchange. The past three SVIEF were held in Silicon Valley in fall, 2011, 2012, and 2013, with more than 5,000 attendees each year. For more information about SVIEF, please visit:http://www.svief.org
If you are interested in attending, exhibiting or signing up for business matchmaking session, please contact alice@svief.org or 6505679999.
We look forward to meeting you in September!

Pepe Agell
Head of International, Chartboost

Pepe Agell leads Chartboost’s worldwide expansion efforts. In this role, he oversees the company’s publisher base and strategic partnerships, to ensure the highest standard of service and support is provided to Chartboost’s customers around the world.

In addition, Agell channels feedback and interaction with the company’s worldwide publishers to inform development of the company’s leading Direct Deal Marketplace. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the UPC Barcelona and the ETH Zurich. Prior to joining Chartboost, Agell led product management and operations teams in both multinational (Hilti AG) and startups (3scale and Innovalley).

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Vatsal Bhardwaj
General Manager, Storm8

Vatsal Bhardwaj is a general manager at Storm8, where he drives strategy, product development and live operations. Storm8 has more than 10 million daily active users and 600 million downloads across 200 million devices worldwide. Prior to Storm8, Vatsal worked in corporate strategy at Zynga, leading several new initiatives in mobile and international growth. Prior to that, he held product roles at Microsoft (SkyDrive, Wireless devices) and Cooliris (Mobile Photo Sharing). Vatsal has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Duke University. He is an author of three patents in operating systems.

 

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Arturo Galván
Founder, Naranya Venture

Arturo is a veteran entrepreneur who has been leading the development of the digital industry in Latin America for over 25 years. Arturo is currently in charge of defining and executing the growth strategy of his latest company, Naranya. For all his acomplishments in the digital industry, Arturo was named by the Wall Street Journal as the "Apostle of the Internet" in LatAm.

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Brain Jiang
VP, 360 Mobile Game Dept


VP of 360 Mobile Game Dept.Brain joined 360 in 2013 and devote to operating mobile game distribution channel. He is not only a master in mobile game platform operating, but also a pioneer on creative methods promoting mobile games. Together with his team, Brain once made the miracle of 10 million download in 36 hours for "Plants vs Zombies 2" in China. At the beginning of 2014,he submit the suggestion of " For games of less than 500 thousand gross revenue per month, 360 takes no revenue share within the first 3 months" and got adopted, which brought billions of benefit for developers.

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Tony Ni
Co-founder&CEO, FeiliuJiutian Tech Co., Ltd

Dr. Tony Ni is CEO of Beijing FeiliuJiutian Tech Co., Ltd. (abbr.FL Mobile) ,He is responsible for our overall strategic leadership ,product strategy planning and HR management. FL Mobile is a leading mobile interest-based community platform with coverage in China that engages users in real-time mobile online activities. Founded in 2009, FL Mobile provides application recommendation services, interest-based exchanges, and mobile games to its user communities. FL Mobile has over 106.9 million registered user accounts and 20.4 million monthly active user accounts at the end of December 31th 2013. According to the data published by the consulting company EnfoDesk © Analysis International,FL Mobile published the largest number of high-quality mobile games in China mobile game market in the first half of 2014, a total of 11 games ranking into iOS top 100 grossing list . At present, FL Mobile already successful publishing and operating "To Attack Cities and Capture Territories", “Snapped Three Kingdom", "Dragoon Warsong", "Soul Sword", "Chain Eleven", "The Strongest Fighting", "Go to the West", "Three Kingdom Maidens", "Fight Three Kingdom", "Where to go Wukong" and so on.

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Bertrand Schmitt
CEO, Chairman & Co-founder, App Annie

Bertrand leads the charge at App Annie. He is a technology entrepreneur with 15 years of executive experience in the mobile, Internet and analytics space across Europe, US and Asia. Previously, he was VP Mobile for Gomez (web analytics) acquired in 2009 by Compuware for $295M, and before that he was COO and VP Marketing at Zandan (mobile analytics) acquired by Keynote Systems. Bertrand also held management and founder roles at Neocom Multimedia and Arkadia Netsystems. Bertrand holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a Master in Computer Science from ISEP, France. Outside of running tech companies, Bertrand is usually found trying out the latest gadgets and reading on his tablet.

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Chunlei Wu
CEO&Founder, Beijing Pearl-in-Palm Information Technology Co., Ltd

Graduated from Nan Kai University in 1992, Mr. Wu had token the technique management responsibility in several global companies, i.e. Sun Micro-systems, AIA Everlasting, etc.. In 2003,  together with several professional partners, Mr. Wu founded the Pearl-in-Palm, one of the pioneers of mobile Internet companies in China.

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Hong Xiao
Honorary President, MGEA
CEO, Perfect World

Mr Xiao Joined The Perfect World in 2008 as Vice President, responsible for Human Resource and General Management. In March 2012, The Perfect World released a report to nominate Mr. Xiao as Chief Executive Officer. He gained BA of Physics from Tsinghua University in 1989, in 1991 and 1995, he earned Master and PhD degree of Engineering from University of Sothern California. From 2000 to 2008, he has worked at Cisco, Phillips and Dell.

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Eric Yang
Chairman, Ourgame

Work Experience:
  • Chairman, Ourgame
  • CEO, Wild Wolf Investment Co. Ltd.
  • Held various senior executive positions at IBM as partner, IBM Global Business Services; General Manager, Industrial and Distribution Sectors, Business Process Outsourcing, Asia Pacific and Global Emerging Markets, etc.

  • Education:
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • EMBA, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
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    Ralph Barbagallo
    Founder, FLARB

    Ralph Barbagallo is a veteran game developer, writer, speaker, and donut enthusiast. After years in console and PC games, Ralph founded FLARB in 2001 as one of the earliest developers of mobile games in the West. Today Ralph is building next generation experiences for wearable platforms using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies.  He is connecting this research with toys via his “Ether Drift” interactive figurine project--combining 3D printing, physical manufacturing, and games to create experiences that blur the line between reality and virtual worlds.

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    Alan Chen
    CEO, Perfect World Entertainment Inc.

    Dr. Alan Chen has been with Perfect World since 2008, assuming the role of Chief Publishing Officer in North America and Europe. Alan established the company’s North American and European subsidiaries, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Perfect World Europe B.V., in 2008 and 2010 respectively and assumed CEO of these two subsidiaries since then. The two subsidiaries started with publishing MMO games and then evolving to provide western style games by acquiring game development studios in North America and Europe.  Prior to joining Perfect World, Dr. Chen had held a number of executive positions in the industries of computer gaming, IT, and telecommunications, and accumulated valuable experience in product marketing, operations, and professional services. From 2006 to 2007, Dr. Chen was the CTO of The9 Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Chen had assumed roles including EVP of Hewlett-Packard China, responsible for the Enterprise Server and Storage business; VP of Professional Services of Lucent Technologies China; and GM of Carrier Packet Solutions at Nortel Networks. Mr. Chen received both his B.Eng and M.Eng. degrees from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Ottawa.

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    Kingsley Edwards
    Founder, Leetcoin/Las Vegas Bitcoin

    Kingsley Edwards is the founder of Leetcoin and the Las Vegas Bitcoin Meetup. His background is in health and wealth management. Currently, he is helping pave the way for gamers to adopt cryptocurrencies.

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    Jack Emmert
    CEO, Cryptic

    Jack Emmert is veteran in internet gaming industry, CEO and Senior Producer of Cryptic Studio. He is the chief designer of City Heros and Champions Online. Jack was nominated as top 5 most influential men in online gaming industry.

    Cryptic Studios is a leading developer of massively multiplayer online role-playing games, with a reputation for delivering profitable, on-time and on-budget titles. Cryptic developed the innovative and successful City of Heroes, as well as its subsequent expansion, City of Villains. Both titles garnered numerous awards from leading enthusiast press including GameSpy's Game of the Year award in 2004.

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    Japheth Dillman
    Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Yetizen

    Japheth Dillman began making games over 25 years ago, taking collegiate courses in programming at the wee tender age of 10 in order to learn to program his own games.

    You can blame the Atari 2600 he received for his sixth birthday for sparking and igniting the fire; he was hooked.

    Starting out on his Tandy 500 and Apple IIIe he was making adventure games (using ASCI art) and MUDs (text based multi-user dungeon) games.

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    Kevin Han
    General Secretary of MGEA, China

    Mr.Han is the General Secretary of Mobile Game Entrepreneur Alliance (MGEA), Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee of ChinaJoy, and General Manager of Beijing Howell International Trade Fair Ltd. The Mobile Game Entrepreneur Alliance (MGEA) - initiated and established by leading figures in game industry and well-known mobile game entrepreneurs,as a global high-end alliance, MGEA is committed to building a platform for members’ resources integration, to provide industrial data analysis, project matching, international cooperative program and brand promotion.ChinaJoy is the most prestigious and largest mobile gaming platform in China.As the Secretary-General of ChinaJoy, Mr.Han has been dedicated to build up a bridge and a platform to foster healthy development and encourage exchanges and cooperation of global mobile gaming industry. In 2014, with more than 30 mobile gaming industry leaders and well-known entrepreneurs, he co-founded the Mobile Game Entrepreneur Alliance (MGEA), and has served as the General Secretary.

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    Alex Lin
    Founder/CEO, LVL6


    Alex is the founder and CEO of LVL6, a Y-Combinator backed social mobile gaming company. The studio's first title, “Age of Chaos” has frequented the Top 100 grossing list of the App Store. Previously, Alex also co-founded and served as CEO of G6pay, one of the earliest and leading ad networks on iOS. During his time there, Alex worked with 90% of the top grossing publishers and advertisers on the App Store including Zynga, Groupon, and Storm8.

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    Tong Luo
    Founder & CEO, Handscape Inc.

    Tong completed his Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University and University of Science & Technology in China, and was awarded his doctorate in Computer Science at Duke University in 2000. With 15+ years of experience with Bell Labs, GTE Labs, CIENA and eBay, he worked on a variety of technologies and consumer products. During this time he had multiple patents filed and issued.

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    Fabien-Pierre Nicolas
    Senior Marketing Director, App Annie

    Prior to his role at App Annie,Fabien-Pierre Nicolas was General Manager, Mobile at Perfect World, the leading developer and publisher specialized in free to play online multiplayer games with hits like Dungeons & Dragon Neverwinter, Torchlight and Star Trek Online. In his role, he oversees the mobile publishing and content creation operation across the company¹s portfolio of mobile games.

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    David Wu
    Co-founder & CEO, Muhe Network Ltd.

    David Wu is a Chinese entrepreneur, best known as the co-founder and current CEO of Muhe Network Ltd., a pioneer of the Chinese online mobile game industry.

    In the spring of 2010, sensing opportunity in mobile gaming, he came to Shanghai to establish Muhe Network. Muhe Network has grown from a 20 person team, to a company now employing more than 400 people and spreading out over more than 40 games. Muhe Network is now considered one of the premier developers and operators within the mobile digital entertainment industry. In March of 2013, David was recognized as "One of the Fifty Chinese Chiefs of Creativity and Innovation on the World Stage."

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    CUMGIS Agenda

    (This is a only a proposed version.)

    Date:27th Sept

    Location:Hall A1, Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley

     

    Moderator of Keynote: Brian Hackney, CBS News

    12:40-13:00

    Registration

    13:00-13:05

    Opening Remark: Kevin Han, General Secretary, MGEA

    13:05-13:10

    Opening Remark: Iris Lei, Executive President, SVIEF

    Keynote Speech

    13:10-13:25

    Analysis of Development Trend & Market of China’s Game Industry

    Robert.H Xiao, CEO, Perfect World

    13:25-13:35

    Cross-borders: Why game companies need to partner to become stronger

    Pepe Agell, Head of International , Chartboost

    13:35-13:45

    How to build a mobile game business that works in China

    Eric Yang, Chairman, Ourgame

    13:45-13:55

    China Mobile Game Market – from the perspective of a mobile game developer in China

    Chunlei Wu, CEO, Pearlinpalm

    13:55-14:05

    The Digital Tsunami in Latin America: The Next Big Opportunity for the Game Industry

    Arturo Galván , CEO, Naranya

    14:05-14:15

    The Trends of China Mobile Game Market in Publisher's Sight

    Tony Ni CEO, Feiliu Moile

    14:15-14:25

    The Role in Promoting Overseas Mobile Games with a High-quality Channels

    Brain Jiang,VP, 360 Mobile Game Dept

    Moderator of Panels and Roadshow: Trix Wan, Development Director, MGEA

    14:35-15:20

    Opportunities and Risks: Emerging technologies in mobile gaming industry Moderator:
    • Japheth Dillman , Co-founder & COO Yetizen
    Panelists:  
    • Ralph Barbagallo, Founder, FLARB
    • Alan Chen, CEO, Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
    • Kingsley Edwards, Founder & CEO, LeetCoin
    • Tong Luo, Founder & CEO, Handscape

    15:20-16:05

    Opportunities and challenges brought by the growing Chinese game market to the game developers in US

    Moderator:

    • Roy Liu, Forgame US CEO
    Panelists:  
    • Jack Emmert , CEO, Cryptic
    • Alex Lin, Founder & CEO, LVL6
    • Fabien-Pierre Nicolas , Senior Marketing Director, App Annie
    • Lei Zhang, General Manager, Chukong Technology, USA
    • David Wu , Co-founder & CEO, Muhe Network Ltd.

    16:05-17:25

    Roadshow

    Participating companies include: Wargaming Baboon,boARd 3D,FitGoFun,Game Rocket Studio,Glowstick Games,Present Creative,Free Range Games,Netherfire Entertainment,Golden Gate Games, etc.

    17:25-17:40

    Closing Speech

    Bertrand Schmitt ,CEO, Chairman & Co-founder, App Annie


    Gaming Projects Roadshow

    Time

    Company Name

    16:05-16:13

    Wargaming

    16:13-16:21

    Weeby

    16:21-16:29

    boARd 3D

    16:29-16:37

    FitGoFun

    16:37-16:45

    Game Rocket Studio

    16:45-16:53

    Glowstick Games

    16:53-17:01

    Present Creative

    17:01-17:09

    Free Range Games

    17:09-17:17

    Netherfire Entertainment

    17:17-17:25

    Golden Gate Games

     

    
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