Speakers

Edward Tian
Chairman, China Broadband Capital

Mr Tian is a chairman in China Broadband Capital. He also holds positions in various organizations, including Independent Director of MasterCard International; Senior Advisor of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; Independent Non-executive Director of Lenovo Group; Independent Non-executive Director of Taikang Life Insurance Company Limited; Member of Advisory Board of Harvard Business School.

From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Tian was the CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of China Netcom Group.

In 1999, Mr. Tian was invited to be in charge of the establishment of China Netcom Corporation ("CNC") and was the CEO and President of CNC. Before that Mr. Tian co-founded AsiaInfo Holdings Inc., which became the first Chinese high tech company listed on NASDAQ. Mr. Tian was honoured "Global Leader for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum in 1998. He was selected to be one of the "Ten People of Internet in China" by Asia Week magazine. US magazine "Red Herring" selected Mr. Tian as "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2000. In 2001, Mr. Tian was honoured as "Economic People of the Year" by China Central Television. He was also selected as "The Star of Asia" by Business Week in the same year. In July 2003, Mr. Tian was awarded "Outstanding Youth of the Year" by China Association for Science and Technology. In August 2003, Mr. Tian was awarded "Outstanding Returned Scholar Award" by the central government of China. In 2004, Mr. Tian was among the first to be elected by the central government into the "China New Century Talent Program" and in 2007, he was among "50 Most Influential People of the Year" by "People Weekly" magazine.

Mr. Tian graduated from Texas Tech University with a Doctorate Degree in Resource Management.


Alan Boyd


Alan Boyd is one of the world’s most experienced  technology, media and intellectual property specialists with a long record of success in Europe, America, Australia and Asia.

A pioneer of the US personal computer industry in the 1970s, he became the first Product Development Manager at Microsoft in 1980 where he reported directly to Bill Gates. At Microsoft he was responsible for the development of many of the world’s leading software products that have since become household names and sold billions of copies. He subsequently founded and managed Microsoft’s highly successful Acquisition & Licensing Group which managed all Microsoft’s investments. On leaving Microsoft he brought the first hypertext browser to market and established hypertext (http) as the key technology for the Internet. He founded HeadFirst Multimedia, the first integrated multimedia and interactive television company and conducted the first American interactive television and streaming media trials in 1990. In the 1980s Boyd was acknowledged by President Ronald Reagan as one of the world’s leading experts on Intellectual Properties and was used as a leading Expert Witness by the US Treasury Department in a number of high profile cases involving intellectual property valuation. In 1999 he was invited to China to assist with China’s application to the WTO and in 2009 he was appointed Senior IP Consultant with Longan Law, China’s leading IP law firm. He is also an Advisor with Callahan Advisory or Denver, CO, one of the world’s leading telecoms and cable television advisory companies. In 1999 Boyd co-founded St Banks International Group, a financial advisory and investment boutique based in Shanghai, China and was a Venture Partner at Beijing-based Ample Luck International Capital Group and a founding partner of YõULíNG a Hong Kong based financial initiative to help Chinese companies Go Global! For over 30 years, Alan Boyd has served as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of companies in the UK, USA, Australia and China in the Information Technology, Software, Telecoms, CleanTech, Consumer Electronics, Education and Financial Services sectors.

Peixin Hou
CSO, Huawei

Peixin Hou is currently the chief strategy officer and senior expert on system software in Huawei Central Software Institute. Peixin has more than 15 years experience in the industry and the areas he was working on include IC system architecture, embedded software, mobile operating systems and so on. Before joined Huawei, Peixin served as senior director for system and software in a fables company, Vimicro Ltd. Peixin also worked in STMicroelectronics and ARM for  long time in various places around the world. He received his Ph.D in University of Surrey, U.K.




Henri Holm, SVP Rovio.

 

 

16 years of international emerging market management experience in Consumer Electronics, Mobile Internet, Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail and Brand Management. Lived and worked 11 years in Asia (China, Japan, Thailand and Singapore) and five years in Europe and Middle East Africa. Strong experience in General Management, Strategic and Financial Planning, Sales and Product Marketing operations including direct customer relationship management.

I am co-architect to create lifetime value to our fans. This requires mighty business innovation to run Asia wide operations with an eagle eye.

Rovio is an entertainment media company based out of Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Rovio was founded in 2003 as a mobile game development studio, and the company has developed several award-winning titles for various mobile platforms. In 2009, Rovio released Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game for touchscreen smartphones that became a worldwide phenomenon from 2010 onwards. The Angry Birds games have enjoyed continuing worldwide chart success, and the franchise has since expanded to a variety of new business areas. Rovio is rapidly expanding its activities in broadcast media, merchandising, publishing and services.


Francisco Jeronimo
Research Manager, IDC

 

 

Francisco Jeronimo joined IDC in June 2008 as research manager for European Mobile Devices. Based in London, he is primarily responsible for research that covers mobile handset trends across Europe. He is also responsible for the European Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker service.

Jeronimo has been working in the telecoms industry for 13 years in countries such as Japan, Finland, and Portugal. Before joining IDC, Jeronimo was responsible for the mobile devices business of LG in Portugal, in particular developing the open market channel and business with Vodafone. In Portugal, he worked with all the mobile operators and managed the distribution channel of the biggest mobile phone wholesaler. He launched a mobile software development company and did project management and consultancy in mobility for several companies in different industries. Before that, in 1998, he started working for the Nokia R&D Center in Japan and then in Finland.

Jeronimo is a regular commentator on trends in mobile telecommunications in leading industry and business publications, including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Reuters, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC, CNET, along with European press.

He has a master's in management from Oporto University in Portugal and is a postgraduate in sales management from Lisbon University with a major in telecoms. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Jimmy Wu
CEO, Dragonvision International

Mr. Wu is a proven entrepreneur, prudent visionary, and a perceptive, experienced investor with a proven record of accomplishment in the high-tech marketplace due to an expansive professional network and a keen sense of technology and industry trends.

In his early business career, Mr. Wu co-found Microstar Computer Technology, Inc. in 1986.  Microstar grew to be one of the largest IT solution and service providers in the US West Coast with annual revenue over $40 million before Jimmy sold his interest to an investment group in Jan 1990.

Currently Jimmy serves as Chairman or member of board of directors of several high tech companies including GX Media Inc (Gamers.com), Lithium Technology, FS Media Inc. (Firingsquad.com), Bonafide Inc. (Bonafide.com); Mr. Wu was Chairman or board director of Medi Inc. (Medi.com; one of the leading Health Insurance claim processors in US; exited by sold to Medifax Inc (now WebMD) in 2003), KillerApp Inc. (the leading Internet Price Searching provider; exited by sold to CNet in 1999; now shopper.com), MyGroupbuy (group purchasing based on patented technology), LiloLinux (a joint venture with Acer, Inc., exited via buy-back arrangement with Acer) among others.  Mr. Wu also involved in many high tech and media related projects including Rottentomatoes (the most popular movie fan site in the US), Infolist (one of the most popular sites for Hollywood insiders), Express.com (was one of the leading B2C sites in the world), Tomshardware (the leading hardware / game review preview site in the world), Anandtech (another leading hardware / game review preview site) among many others.

Mr. Wu also is advisor to several funds and investment companies in Asia. In Jimmy’s early career as a computer software engineer, while working with Kuo Chiao Computer in 1983, he and his colleague Zhen-Hsing Chen developed the first ever Chinese version of MS-DOS, the “Han Disk” (or “Chinese Disk”), the first ever Chinese MS operation system.  “Han Disk” was a hit and became very popular almost instantly.  It owned the majority market share in Chinese OS market for the next 3+ years before Microsoft came out with its own Chinese version of OS that ended the glory run.  In the process of developing the “Han Disk”, Jimmy also converted and made available the then best sellers – Wordstar, Lotus 1-2-3, and AutoCAD to get them to work under the Chinese OS, also the first ever successful try in such technical works.

Mr. Wu holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California.

Xueming Wu
LeiYoo

 


Xueming Wu is an experienced Web browser architect, also, an HTML5 advocator from LeiYoo Technology. In the past 3 years , he and his team have bean  focusing on HTML5 relative and Web browser  based Technologies. He has been dedicating to provide high performance applications and user-friendly tools based on advanced Web browser technologies.

Pasi Nieminen
CEO, Nomovok

 

Mr. Nieminen has more than 16 years of experience in embedded systems design. He is currently working on next generation Open Mobile/embedded operating system and new ecosystem models, and has worked last nine years on embedded Linux related activities in Nomovok.

Before joining mr. Nieminen worked more than seven years for Nokia in different mobile phone projects in Finland, Japan and USA.

Mr. Nieminen holds an Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (signal processing) from University of Tampere, Finland.

Conny Karlsson
Managing Director, Cybercom Singapore

 

Mikko Puhakka
Founder C2I Ventures Beijing China.

 

Mr. Puhakka is a founder of C2I ventures, he was also founder of Holtron Ventures which was the first investor in MySQL (2001), that was exited to SUN for USD 1 billion in 2008 and is considered the best venture funds to come out of Finland. He was an Open Source researcher at Helsinki University of Technology between 2004-2009.

Currently he serves as an advisor companies such as Nomovok in Europe and Foreveross, Agilesource, Fei Chang Hao Kan, Rock the Web and Appannie in China.

David Greaves
CEO & Community advocate, Merlin software

 

 

David Greaves has always been involved in opensource and is now focussed on using Tizen and Mer to deliver real products. After almost a decade as a Systems Architect with British Telecom he became the Build System Architect for Nokia's MeeGo Devices group where he worked on projects using MeeGo technology - most notably those intended to deliver retail products. He has supported Teleca on establishing processes and systems to deliver an IVI product for LGE.
David admits to having a degree in Physics and an MBA (Technology) so he can certainly talk about systems - but more importantly he's still a hands-on open-source developer too. Under the nickname 'lbt' he isvery active in the development community; he's part of the MeeGo.com IT team and designed and manages the Community OBS and associated automation and build systems. Recently his work has focussed on Mer where he's driving a very "vendor oriented" approach to creating alinux system - all part of a master plan to enable the community around Tizen to become the best choice for building commercial products.


David Almstrom
Nokia Qt

 

 

Timo Vanttinen
COO, Nomovok

 

 

Alex Lau
Linux Device Technologist, Symbio

 

 

Peter Cheng
CEO, Agile source

 

 

Peter is a serial Entrepreneur and Open Source Leader in China. In the past 10 years, he founded 3 start-up companies including JFox Studio, TargetSource, C2I Ventures. At the same time he also dedicated to open source technology methodology promotion and business practices in China. The effort includes bridding cooperation between China Open Source Communities and International Open Source Communities , e.g. Apache Software Foundation, Eclipse Foundation, OW2, COSS in Finland. Peter also hosted lots of Open Source events in China , e.g.  OpenSourceUniversity, OpenSourceCamp, ChinaOpenSourceWeek, Apache Asia Road Show, Eclipse DemoCamp etc. In early 2011, he founded a new Start-up, AgileSource, a virtual mobile service operation company that combined smart mobile devices and services based on Open Source Software.

Chen Baozi
National University of Defence

 

 


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