K-TECH 2013

Overview K-TECH Silicon Valley 2013

K-Tech Silicon Valley 2013, now in it’s second year, is the leading conference highlighting key mobile and software trends from Korean and U.S. companies.

This unique two-day conference facilitates one-on-one matchmaking and provides a platform to enhance greater U.S. Korean business cooperation. K-Tech strives to be as entertaining as it is informative bringing contests for start-ups, technology demonstrations and displaying current Korean IT innovations. Over 1,500 renowned technology experts from Korea and the U.S. are expected to attend, including executives from Samsung, LG, KT, and more.

The conference panels will discuss potential growth opportunities with U.S. and Korea for future collaboration.

K-Tech Silicon Valley 2013 is hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP) of the Republic of Korea, in partnership with Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA).

K-TECH 2013 Speakers

K-TECH 2013 Speakers

Catherine Jhung
VP of Sales and Business Development ofCleantech Group
Madison Nguyen
Vice Mayor of City of San Jose
Iljun Park
Director General Software Policy Bureau Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
Dongman Han
Consul General Republic of Korea in San Francisco
Lorraine Hariton
Special Rep. Commercial and Business Affairs Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Soo Yong Park
President & CEO of NIPA

Keynote Speech (9:50 AM - 10:50 AM)

Young Sohn
President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics
Dan’l Lewin
Corporate VP Technology and Civic Engagement, Microsoft

Conference Session I (11:10 AM - 12:30 PM)

Christina Farr
Writer, VentureBeat
Richard B. Dasher
Director of the US-Asia Tech Mgmt Center at Stanford Univ.
Jung Hee Song
Senior Executive Vice President of KT (Korea Telecom)
Nagi Prabhu
VP, Enterprise Mobility of CA Technologies
June Sung Park
Professor at KAIST

Conference Session II (2:00 PM - 3:20 PM)

Tae Hea Nahm
General Partner of Storm Ventures
Chris Gerdes
Director of Center for Automotive Research at Stanford
Jeongil Kim
Director, Electronic Parts & Materials Div. Ministry of trade, Industry and Energy
Dr. James C Spohrer
DIBM Innovation Champion & Director of IBM Univ. Programs World Wide
John Suh
Managing Director of Hyundai ventures, Hyundai Motor Group

Conference Session III (3:40 PM - 5:00 PM)

Han J. Kim
General Partner of Altos Ventures
Perry Tam
CEO of Storm 8
Jihyun Kim
Director of SK Planet
Tomer Cohen
Product Manager, Linkedin Mobile
Manho Won
Head of Mobile Platform Office of NHN Corp.
Basil Hashem
Senior Director R&D Mobile, VMware

Lunch Keynote Panel (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Gus Tai
General Partner of Trinity Ventures
Liz Gannes
Senior Editor of AllThingsD
Warren Weiss
General Partner of Foundation Capital
Marc Shedroff
VP of Samsung Innovation Cente

K-TECH Silicon Valley Highlights

  • Full-day conference with key leaders of the Global IT COMMUNITY
  • IT Expo
  • Startup Pitch
  • Technology Showcase
  • Networking Reception
  • K-Networking: *Members-only Private Event*

Who Should Attend

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.


Time Day 1 Day 2
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration Registration
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Startup Pitch
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Conference I 1:1 Business Expo &Technology Showcase
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Networking
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Keynote Panel
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Conference II 1:1 Business Expo &Technology Showcase
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking Reception
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM K-Networking Reception
*Members-only Private Event*
7:00 PM – 9:40 PM

K-TECH 2013 Link