1:30 PM – 2:50 PM (Wednesday, September 24th)
Jay Eum is co-founder and Managing Director of TransLink Capital. Jay is responsible for TransLink’s investments in Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Chartboost, Enterprise DB, nWay, Peel, Quixey, SoundHound, Tango and YuMe (NYSE: YUME). He is also responsible for supporting TransLink’s portfolio companies with their customers and partners primarily in Korea.
Most recently, Jay was the head of Samsung Ventures America. He was responsible for starting up the U.S. operations for Samsung Venture Investment Corp., the venture investment arm of Samsung, and leading their U.S.-based investments and portfolio management. Under Jay’s leadership, Samsung Ventures America grew to a team of five investment professionals and invested over US$80M in 27 U.S.-based start-up companies. Jay directly led several successful Samsung Ventures’ investments including AnalogTech (NASDAQ: AATI), Continuous Computing (acquired by RadiSyS), DivX (NASDAQ: DIVX), InPhi (NASDAQ: IPHI), Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN), MontaVista (acquired by Cavium), Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco), Techwell (NASDAQ: TWLL) and Teknovus (acquired by Broadcom).
Prior to joining Samsung, Jay was an investment officer with the Silicon Valley office of Vertex Management, a global VC firm headquartered in Singapore. At Vertex, Jay focused on investments in communications, mobile, and Internet including GRIC Communications (NASDAQ: GRIC). He also represented Vertex at several portfolio companies including Aicent (acquired by Syniverse), Mobile 365 (acquired by Sybase), and PayPal (acquired by eBay). Before Vertex, Jay was Senior Director of business development at Dialpad Communications (acquired by Yahoo), where he closed strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Cisco, and Earthlink. Jay also worked as an Associate at McKinsey in Palo Alto, New York, Beijing, and Seoul and at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.
Jay received his MBA degree from Stanford University and an M.S. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Chemistry from Seoul National University. Jay serves as a Board Director of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) and an Advisor of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) in Silicon Valley.
Professor, Center of Wearable Technologies
Jaeboong Choi is a Professor in the Sungkyunkwan Univ. Starting his career as a Professor in Mechanical Engineering , he dedicated to promote university-industry cooperation for 10 years. He has focused on the future product design with SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS. In 2011, he became the director of Smardi(Smart Design Research Institute), and contributed to the convergence of Design, Engineering, and Humanities. Smardi consulted 128 small companies and developed 20 smart products for last 3 years with government funding. He is now in charge of the Korean Wearable Smart Device Industry promotion as a chief director assigned by the Korean government.
Jaeboong Choi holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Sungkyunkwan Univ. and an M.S., Ph. D degree from the University of Waterloo.
VP, Software Integration Partnerships
Jaejun Lee leads software partnerships and integration at Misfit where he works with design, engineering, and software teams to build the business of highly wearable computing products and the broader Misfit platform. Prior to Misfit, Jaejun was a consultant at Bain & Co. and a product manager at RealNetworks and Naver. He holds a B.S./ M.S. in Electrical Engineering and CS from Seoul National University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Contact: @Jaejun_Lee
Sung Shik Won
SVP and Director, Solution Business
Sung Shik Won is the senior vice president of consulting and solution business division for SK Telecom. Starting from joining IBM Korea in 1991, he has worked in the telecommunications industry concerning business strategy, marketing and business development. After joining SK Telecom in 2011, he has become the person to foster growth the field of IoT concerning solutions.
Technology Ventures Group, LLc.
Joseph Wei is Managing Director of Technology Ventures Group, LLC, a management consulting firm that advises C-level executives on technologies, business strategies and new ventures. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the Chairman of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Santa Clara Valley He is also the co-organizer of the Silicon Valley Wearable, IoT, and Connected Car Meetup.
Previously, Joseph has held executive positions with Inventec, SGI, NEC and Digital Equipment Corporation. While at SGI, he founded the Linux Clustering group that led the advancement of open source Linux software and hardware for enterprise applications.