Overview K-TECH Silicon Valley 2012
Korea’s economy, once considered an emerging market, is now a key contributor to the global IT community, ranking 3rd in the world’s technological innovation with 40% of its total trade volume made up of IT p roducts and components. Adding to this success, the landmark free trade agreement “KOR-US FTA” has taken off, expanding trade relations between Korea and the US and creating more opportunities for collaboration, particularly in the areas of IT.
KTech Silicon Valley 2012 was the first premier technology conference organized by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) of the Republic of Korea, in partnership with NIPA and KOTRA that will provide a platform for over 500 Korean and US IT experts and entrepreneurs to demonstrate its recent advancements in IT Convergence. By leveraging Korea’s competitive labor force, productivity and advanced IT infrastructure, Korean firms hope to form stronger partnerships throughout the value chain, domestically and abroad, to achieve capital efficiency, broaden distribution and accelerate innovation.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with over 90 up-and-coming tech companies from South Korea and to preview the latest IT convergence ideas and products from major IT companies such as Samsung, LG, and others.
K-TECH 2012 Speakers
- K-TECH Silicon Valley Hightlights
- Full-day conference with key leaders of the Global IT COMMUNITY
- IT Expo
- Technology Showcase
- Startup Pitch
- Job Fair
IT Executives, directors and business managers, entrepreneurs, investors, buyers, engineers, researchers and all other IT professionals who are interested in doing business in and with Korea.
Tuesday, November 13TH, 2012 / Source: ABC 7 News
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) — As the U.S. economy continues to work on its comeback, Silicon Valley is turning to South Korea to help, and South Korea is seeking U.S. partners…
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K-TECH 2012 Conference Schedule
|9:00 AM – 10:00 AM||Registration|
|10:00 AM – 10:20 AM||Opening Ceremony (MC: Catherine Jhung)|
|Welcome Remarks||Jae Hong Kim, Deputy Mintster of Knowledge Economy|
|CongratulatoryRemarks||Jeong Gwan Lee, Consul General|
|Senator Leland Yee|
|Kish Rajan, Director,Go-biz Govermor’s Office|
|10:20 AM – 12:30 PM||Conference (Morning Session)|
|Keynote Speech-1||Hee Gook Lee, President of LG Corp.|
|Keynote Speech-2||Bradley Horowitz, Product Management, Google|
|Keynote Speech-3||Steve Westly, Managing Partner, The Westly Group|
|PANEL DISCUSSION(Future Prospect ofIT Convergence)||Moderated by Tae Hee Nahm, General Partner, Storm Ventures
|12:30 PM – 1:30 PM||Networking Luncheon|
|1:30 PM – 5:30 PM||Conference(Afternoon Session)|
|Session 1 Smart Car||Moderated by: Scott Jacobs, Founder & CEO Kenon Capital
|Session 2 Smart Energy||Moderator by Scott Browne, Head of Power PPractice,GreenOrder
|Session 3 Smart Health||Moderated by Skip Fleshman, Partner, AssetManagement Ventures
|5:30 PM – 7:00 PM||Networking Reception Sponsored by LG, SK Hynix and Samsung (sedona Room)|