10:50 AM – 12:00 PM (Wednesday, September 24th)
President and CEO
National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)
Dr. Park is currently the President & CEO of National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA). Before joining NIPA in September 2012, he was a Dean of Graduate School of Information and Technology at Sogang University. Dr. Park has published over 55 papers at the top tier outlets including IEEE Computer and Communications of the ACM. He was a Steering Committee member of Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference and visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a Ph.D in Information Technology at George Mason University, MS in Computer Science from Florida State University and a B.S. at Sogang University.
Pranav serves as the head of Think Tank Team and Vice President of Research at Samsung. He is leading research and development of Samsung’s future products. Pranav also serves as advisor to several Indian and International technology companies. In 2010, Pranav was invited to Golden Triangle Workshop by United States President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
He was awarded the 2009 ‘Inventor of the Year’ Award by Popular Science. He was also named to the MIT TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. In 2010, he was named to Creativity 50 – the list of top 50 creative people in world. Mistry has been listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists to Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine. Recently, GQ India listed Pranav as one of the most powerful Digital Indians and was named among the 37 Indians of Tomorrow by India Today. Mistry has been called “one of ten, best inventors in the world right now” by Chris Anderson. World Economic Forum honored Mistry as one of the Young Global Leader 2013.
VP, Product Management
Highly motivated and accomplished professional with a proven track record of designing, building and taking innovative tools and technologies to market over a career spanning 15 years in enterprise software development. Exceptional leadership skills combining a rare blend of technical savvy with business acumen. Demonstrable accomplishments working across a wide range of constantly evolving roles in established software companies and dynamic Internet start‐ups.
The University of Alabama
Richard House currently serves as Senior Director of Cisco’s fast-growing “Internet of Things” Group, a business within Cisco focused on connecting all devices, sensors, machines, and other “things” to help industries achieve dramatic productivity improvements and drive new business models. His group produces a broad portfolio of IOT technology offerings including software and aggregation platforms for sensor networks, ruggedized Ethernet switches, access points, fixed and mobile ruggedized routers, and embedded devices.
Previously, House led large multidisciplinary global engineering teams for Cisco’s multibillion-dollar access switching business. In this role, he developed innovative products and solutions for the enormously successful Catalyst brand of Ethernet switches.
Richard earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Alabama