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Let's dream about the smart future of our life together on 2014 SVIEF!

Event date: Sep 27th, 2014 (08:00am -06:00pm)
Conference Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center
SVIEF Web:http://www.svief.org/

Do you want to live in a smart city?In the future, everything in a city, from the electricity grid, to the sewer pipes to roads, buildings and cars will be connected to the network. Buildings will turn off the lights for you, self-driving cars will find you that sought-after parking space, and even the rubbish bins will be smart. In addition, the rapid development of robotics not only improves productivity, but also delivers much better energy efficiencies for the future smart city. Technology is changing our life rapidly; we got Google Glass, Samsung Smart Watch, Nest… and our house is becoming much smarter.

However, how do we get to this smarter future. Who will be monitoring and controlling the sensors that will increasingly be on every building, lamp-post and pipe in the city? What will be the next hot spot of Artificial intelligence products? Which product will be the turning point of the popularity of wearable device? Many tech leaders and CEOs will be gathering on 2014 SVIEF smart future summit, and discuss the future of our life. Would you come with us?

Smart Future Summit Moderators and Panelists

Adam Adelman
Co-Founder & CEO, Mighty Cast

Adam Adelman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mighty Cast, the company behind The NEX Bandand its patent-pending base and token technology. The goal of The NEX Band is to disrupt the wearable space and give power to the consumer to customize their smart band both on the inside and out through the company's NEX collectible "Mods". Founded in 2012, the company was recently awarded the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) highest monetary award, Engadget’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Award, and was a 2014 SXSW Finalist in the Accelerator Wearable Technology Competition. The company has appeared in CNET, CBS, Mobile Syrup,Gamasutra, The Verge, among others.


Mark Belinsky
CEO & Co-Founder, Birdi

Mark Belinsky is the CEO and co-founder of Birdi. He’s developed projects in over 26 countries, with previous work including building security technologies with Guardian Project and leading the development of Peter Gabriel's new project at the intersection of technology and social good, The Toolbox. He co-founded Digital Democracy and has appeared as a guest on BBC, Al-Jazeera, and NPR, testified at US Congress and consulted with numerous heads of state.


Rom Eizenberg
Founder & CEO, CA7CH

Rom Eizenberg, Founder&CEO of CA7CH, is a serial entrepreneur, now with little hair but still loves his guitar. Rom has spent the last decade building innovative startups in both social and the IoT space. Currently founder and CEO at CA7CH where together with his team, they are re-defining the traditional camera as a connected, wearable device to bring people closer together. The product CA7CH lightbox is the second winner of 2014 SVIEF Startup Contest in the first round.


Anush Elangovan
Founder & CEO, Nod Labs

Anush Elangovan is Founder and CEO of Nod Labs whose mission is to create a beautiful way for people to touchlessly and gesturally communicate with the world around them. He worked at Google building Chromebooks before founding Nod Labs. Prior to Google he worked at Agnilux, FireEye and Cisco. Anush has more than 20 patents pending or issued.


Julia Hu
CEO, Lark Technology

As the CEO of Lark Technologies, Julia Hu's goal is to make people happier and healthier through digital technology. Named Top 10 Most Innovative CE Companies in the World by Fast Company, lark is a mobile and wireless technology platform company that uses behavior change to personally coach people to feel great. As a serial entrepreneur, she has focused on growing early-stage startups in the consumer products and cleantech space. Prior to lark, she ran global startup incubator Clean Tech Open, her own green buildings startup, and worked in China to build consumer electronics with D.light Design.


Bryan Kennedy
VP Strategic Development, Electric Imp

Bryan has more than 20 years of experience in senior business development and management roles at startup and established companies in the technology, software, services and communications sectors. For Electric Imp, he leads efforts to expand the company's innovative Internet connectivity platform into new markets, applications and regions throughout the world.


David Kim
Strategic and Technical Leader, Smart Connected Device & Services in SK Telecom

David Kim has been working as a Strategic and Technical Leader about Smart Connected Devices & Services in SK Telecom. He calls this as ‘Hardware as a Service’ and he thinks ‘HaaS’ will converge the Digital world and the Physical world in the near future. With about 20 years experience, curiosity for the future and enthusiasm about new technologies, he is still traveling the the universe of ICT.


Daniel J. Lohrmann
Chief Security Officer & Chief Strategist, Security Mentor, Inc.

Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist and author.During his distinguished career, Dan has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, receiving numerous national awards including: CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader.


Redg Snodgrass
Founder, Wearable World, Inc

Redg Snodgrass is a hybrid entrepreneur / corporate executive who understands how big companies can partner with and strategically leverage innovative startups. He has been a lean mean branding positioning junky, beating competitors with larger resources and deeper experience most of his career. Unlike most corporate mavericks he's maintained the respect of his colleagues, and works to raise the bar so that everyone shares in the victory, and gets equal praise.


Sonny Vu
Founder, Misfit

Sonny Vu is the founder of Misfit, makers of award-winning ambient computing products, including Shine, an elegant activity monitor. Founder of AgaMatrix, makers of the world's first iPhone-connected hardware medical device, and 15+ other FDA-cleared products. Previously: Microsoft Research (machine learning / linguistic tech), UIUC (math BS), MIT (linguistics PhD w/ Noam Chomsky).


Stanley Yang
CEO, NeuroSky

As Chief Executive Officer of NeuroSky, Stanley Yang leads the strategic vision and management of the company. NeuroSky is at the forefront of body and mind monitoring analysis and its technologies are at the core of innovative, wearable health and wellness consumer products. NeuroSky makes it possible for millions of consumers to capture and quantify critical health and wellness data so that they can effectively manage their mind and body health. NeuroSky delivers uniquely adaptable chips and algorithms that offer ECG multi-function cardio monitoring, and quantitative and interpretive algorithms in a powerful integrated, adaptable and extensible solution.


Smart Future Summit's Agenda

Meeting Room K, X

Smart Future Summit

01:30pm – 02:30pm

Wearable Tech Revolution-Opportunities and Challenges
  • Redg Snodgrass, Founder, Wearable World, Inc.
  • Adam Adelman, Co-Founder &CEO, Mighty Cast
  • Rom Eizenberg, Founder &CEO, CA7CH
  • Anush Elangovan, Founder &CEO, Nod Lab
  • Sonny Vu, Founder, Misfit
  • Stanley Yang, CEO, NeuroSky
  • 02:30pm – 03:30pm

    IoT/Smart Home
  • Daniel J. Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer & Chief Strategist, Security Mentor, Inc.
  • Mark Belinsky, CEO & Co-Founder, Birdi
  • Julia Hu, CEO, Lark Technology
  • Bryan Kennedy, VP Strategic Development, Electric Imp
  • David Kim, General Manager of Wearable Computing/ Accessories division, SK Telecom
  • About SVIEF

    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