MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Connections between Silicon Valley technology companies and China technology leaders are allowing for rapid growth and expansion on both sides of the Pacific. GMIC Silicon Valley will highlight executives from some of China’s most visionary technology companies as they reveal how they are redefining the future of mobile and internet.
Thought leader sessions will include keynotes and fireside chats and cover topics such as IoT, cross-border commerce, investment opportunities, global growth strategies, big data, eHealth, connectivity, smart devices and more.
Early bird registration ends August 11 (register here) and features the following global thought leaders:
Sheng Fu, CEO – Cheetah Mobile
Sheng Fu is CEO of Cheetah Mobile, a company formed as a merger between two companies, Kingsoft Security and Conew Image. In a short time of 3 years, Mr. Fu has built Cheetah Mobile into the world’s largest mobile tool developer, China’s second largest Internet and mobile Internet security company, and China’s fourth largest Internet software company. In 2014, he led the successful listing of Cheetah Mobile on the NYSE. Previously, Mr. Fu worked at Qihoo 360 as General Manager of the software group for 5 years, leading the development of 360 Safe Guard product that became the cornerstone of Qihoo 360 when they were first listed on the NYSE. He also served as Vice President of Matrix Partners China since joining in 2008, and in 2009 he founded Conew Image and served as the Chairman and CEO.
Jenny Lee, Managing Partner – GGV Capital
A Managing Partner at GGV Capital, Jenny Lee joined the firm in 2005 and was instrumental in setting up the GGV presence in China. A self-professed geek and product investor, Jenny is focused on finding and partnering with disruptive technology companies that can change the traditional business models and create new value for users and enterprises. Jenny’s areas of focus are consumer internet and SaaS companies, especially those in the Mobile Social, IOT, Finance and Education sectors. Jenny led GGV’s investments in hiSoft, 21Vianet, SinoSun, and YY and successfully helped them go public. Jenny also serves on the board of other innovative private companies, including eHang Technology, Zepp, Chukong Technologies, Kingsoft WPS, Yingying Finance, 51zhangdan (Finance), Xiaozhan (Education), and UCWeb until it was acquired by Alibaba. Jenny has been recognized by Forbes magazine in four consecutive years since 2011 in the Global Top 100 VC Midas list and most recently in 2015 as the top female venture capitalist. She was #10 on the 2015 Midas list, the first time a woman has broken the top 10 and the highest ranking ever for a woman in the history of the list.
Robert Zhang, CEO – Kingsoft
Dr. Hong-Jiang Zhang is the CEO and Executive Director of Kingsoft, a leading Chinese software and internet service company listed in Hong Kong. He is also CEO of Kingsoft Cloud, a strategic subsidiary company specializing in cloud storage and computing. Before he joined Kingsoft in October 2011, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft AsiaPacific Research and Development Group (ARD) and the founding Managing Director of the Microsoft Advanced Technology Center (ATC). In these dual roles, Dr. Zhang led Microsoft’s research and development agenda in China, including strategy, planning, R&D and incubation for products, services and solutions. Today, ARD has been developed into a key global research, innovation and product development base for Microsoft, with a team of over 3,000 engineers and researchers, covering all Microsoft core product lines and emerging businesses. His leadership and achievement, marked by high impact in academia and Microsoft’s products, were critical in establishing Microsoft Research Asia into a world class basic research center in computer science and a technology powerhouse within Microsoft, and have made him one of Microsoft’s Distinguished Scientists. Dr. Zhang was the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, 2012 ACM SIGMM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, and the winner of 2008 “AsianAmerican Engineer of the Year” award. He has authored 4 books, over 400 scientific papers and holds over 100 US patents; and he is among the highest cited researchers in computer science (hindex).
Early bird registration for VIP, Main, and Expo Plus passes ends August 11. Passes include access to the opening party, all summits, expo tracks, and the exhibition floor. Media registration is open for all press and industry analysts (register here). To register and learn more about GMIC Silicon Valley, visit sv.thegmic.com.