K-GLOBAL@Silicon Valley 2020

POST COVID-19, REVOLUTIONARY GAME CHANGER,

AI

ICT Forum

  • Opening
  • Keynote Speech 1
  • Keynote Speech 2
  • Panel Discussion Session 1
  • Panel Discussion Session 2

Greeting from The 2nd Vice-Minister

Subject: AI and Cloud, Revolutionary Game changer for Post COVID-19 era

Subject: AI and Security, Revolutionary Game changer for post covid-19 era

Subject: What is the most notable AI in the New Normal world since COVID-19?

Subject: COVID-era, what are the next business opportunities?

Major Speakers

Opening

Greeting from The 2nd Vice-Minister

JANG Seok-young

Second Vice Minister for Science and ICT

JANG Seok-young

Second Vice Minister for Science and ICT

약력

ㆍNeung-in High School
ㆍBachelor’s degree in Law, Korea University
ㆍMaster’s degree in Public Administration,
Seoul National University
ㆍMaster’s degree in Law, University of Denver (USA)

Keynote Speakers

Changes in AI infrastructure since the age of COVID 19

Kieun Park

CTO, Naver Cloud

Keynote

Kieun Park

CTO, Naver Cloud

Date

November 30 (Mon)16:40-17:00
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)09:40-10:00)

Subject

AI and Cloud, Revolutionary Game changer for post covid-19 era

Brief history

Kieun Park is the CTO of NAVER Cloud and has more than 25 years’ experiences in IT, Software and Cloud.
He joined the NAVER at 2006 and worked as technical fellow for service platform and infrastructure technology.
He is currently responsible for cloud service and technology of the NAVER Cloud.
The NAVER is the #1 on-line service company in Korea and investing R&D of AI, robotics, and cloud technologies
and the NAVER Cloud Platform is a leading public cloud service provider in Korea, having six global cloud regions
and more than 170 cloud service products.

Ashok Banerjee

CTO, NortonLifeLock

Keynote

Ashok Banerjee

CTO, NortonLifeLock

Date

November 30 (Mon)17:00-17:20
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)10:00-10:20)

Subject

AI and Security, Revolutionary Game changer for post covid-19 era

Brief history

Ashok Banerjee has been the CTO for Enterprise Security at Symantec focused on Security and Privacy across Threat Protection and Information Protection.
Prior to Symantec Ashok has worked at Google, Twitter, Flipkart and other industry leading products from Google's Payment platform to Twitter's user growth
platform to Google's Data warehouse and Analytics platforms and Flipkart's ECommerce.

Ashok has led the creation of industry leading products at Google Twitter, Flipkart and Symantec.
He has led across a wide range of domains - ECommerce, Cybersecurity, Payments, Logistics, Data warehouse engines, Marketing, Supply Chain,
and Experimentation Platforms. He has undertaken large transformations from cloud, Devops, Containers (docker- Kubernetes), NLP, AI/ML and Big Data.

These changes were accomplished in widely varying contexts from Pre-IPO companies to Forutne-500 companies, to VC backed pre-IPO companies.

Session 1 Moderator & Panelists

What is the most noticeable AI solution in the new normal world brought by COVID 19?

Angelo Del Priore

Partner, HP Tech Ventures

Angelo Del Priore

Partner, HP Tech Ventures

Date

November 30 (Mon)17:20-18:10
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)10:20-11:10)

Subject

What is the most notable AI in the New Normal world since COVID19?

Brief history

Angelo is a Partner for HP Tech Ventures, where he leads investments and partnerships in artificial intelligence (AI),
virtual reality (VR), augmented reality, PC Gaming, Services, and Education. Some of the deals he has led include Disti, Mobalytics, Parsec, and Pixo.

He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and an active advisor to startups in the AI, VR, and gaming space, especially at Berkeley’s SkyDeck program and Galvanize.

Previously Angelo was with HP’s corporate strategy group where he focused on mergers & acquisitions, and market entry strategies across all of HP’s business lines.

Before HP, Angelo was Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Couchsurfing, where he helped raise $23M in venture capital funding (Benchmark, General Catalyst) and grew membership to over 5M users. He also ran a tech sector focused management consulting company for 8 years and worked for numerous startups and Fortune 500 companies, including
Apple, Cisco, Dell, Groupon, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, and YouSendIt.

Angelo has taught classes around the world, including at Wharton’s utive MBA program (Strategy), the Haas School of Business (Market Insights), and IDC Herzliya (Market Entry). He earned degrees from Northwestern and Wharton (Finance). A Brooklyn native, Angelo currently lives in Berkeley, California and in his free time he likes to run, cook and spend time with his family.

Spence Green

CEO, Lilt

Spence Green

CEO, Lilt

Date

November 30 (Mon)17:20-18:10
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)10:20-11:10)

Subject

What is the most notable AI in the New Normal world since COVID19?

Brief history

Spence Green is Lilt’s CEO and Co-Founder.
Prior to founding Lilt in 2015, Spence served as a fellow at XSeed Capital and spent time at Google, where he worked on Google Translate and developed a shallow syntactic language model for improving the English to Arabic translation. He was also a research intern at Johns Hopkins University and as a technical lead, project manager and software engineer at Northrop Grumman, where he worked on various large projects including a national air defense system and avionics packages for naval aircraft.

Spence graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. He also earned both a master’s degree with a distinction in research and a PhD in computer science from Stanford University. His research area is the intersection of natural language processing and human-computer interaction.

He has published papers on statistical machine translation, statistical language parsing, and mixed-initiative systems and given talks on translator productivity.

Maha Achour

CEO, Metawave

Maha Achour

CEO, Metawave

Date

November 30 (Mon)17:20-18:10
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)10:20-11:10)

Subject

What is the most notable AI in the New Normal world since COVID19?

Brief history

Dr. Maha Achour brings more than 25 years of proven success in the design, development, manufacturing, management and marketing of RF, microwave, and optical communication systems and subsystems. She is currently the founder, CEO, and CTO of Metawave Corporation, a startup focusing on high performance radar for highly automated vehicles and mm-wave 5G solutions. She also co-founded and led Glass Dyenamics, a startup company that is focusing on commercializing cutting-edge technologies in sensing and mobile communication markets. Previously, she held key management and technical positions at Rayspan Corporation, where she was founder and Chief Technology Officer, and also worked in leadership and technical positions for San Diego Research Center, UlmTech, Optical Access, LightPointe, and Tiernan Communications. Her responsibilities spanned from working closely with top university professors to advance research labs, and was deeply involved in advanced technologies to build Intellectual Property portfolios of 120+ patents.

During her professional experience, Dr. Achour created, developed, and marketed technologies and products to consumer electronics and telecommunication system providers using direct sales and licensing business models. Her strong analytical, engineering, and physics skills have allowed her to solve challenging problems from channel modeling, coding, and modulation, to advanced RF and optical front-end optimizations using single and multiple propagating channels.

Dr. Achour holds a doctorate degree in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and she completed the Master Degree Program in Wireless Communication Theory and Systems, at University of California at San Diego (UCSD). She has authored over 30 publications in electrical engineering and physics and holds more than 50 granted patents and 70 pending applications.

James Chulhwee Joo

CAO, N3NCloud

James Chulhwee Joo

CAO, N3NCloud

Date

November 30 (Mon)17:20-18:10
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)10:20-11:10)

Subject

What is the most notable AI in the New Normal world since COVID19?

Brief history

Dr. James Chulhwee Joo is the Chief Algorithm Officer and Head of AI Lab at N3NCloud.

He is currently leading the AI consulting based on N3NCloud’s machine learning pipeline platform running on the cloud.
He joined N3NCloud in 2020, and before that, he worked as director-general of Korea AI Center for drug discovery, and successfully led the country's first project for AI-based drug discovery with pharmaceutical ecosystems.

During 2017 and 2019, he served as a professor of software at Sejong University and contributed to developing the planning of Korea AI-based drug development.

He worked as AI Watson and Cloud leaders in IBM Korea and served for more than 26 years in the software area.
He has also worked as a system software developer at LGCNS and LG Electronics.

Tony Lee

CEO, Saltlux

Tony Lee

CEO, Saltlux

Date

November 30 (Mon)17:20-18:10
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)10:20-11:10)

Subject

What is the most notable AI in the New Normal world since COVID19?

Brief history

Tony Lee is the president and CEO of Saltlux, Inc.,
the artificial intelligence and big data analytics company, headquartered in Seoul, Korea.
He received B.S. and M.S. in ICT Engineering from Inha University of Korea.

He holds a specially appointed professor in Hanyang University and held an adjunct professor’s position in Inha University, teaching computer science and information technology. He was a member of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee under the President of Korea.
He is a chairman of the ‘Artificial Intelligence Industrial Association’, and a vicechairman of the ‘Intelligence and Information Forum’ and ‘Society for Computer Intelligence’.

Tony is one of the few pioneers in the field of Artificial Intelligence in Asia, contributing to Korean Government’s R&D plan for AI technology and to the industrial dissemination. He was honored with ‘Best Paper Prize’ from Samsung, ‘Best Software Award’ from Korean Government and the president of Korea, and the ‘Order of Industrial Service Merit’ from Korean Government.
Tony is also a member of the ISO/TC37 committee and the several EU FP7 projects. He has authored more than 60 papers, articles, and reports so far.

Session 2 Moderator & Panelists

What are the new business opportunities in the age of COVID-19?

Jay Eum

Senior Advisor, DTCP

Jay Eum

Senior Advisor, DTCP

Date

November 30 (Mon)18:10-19:00
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)11:10-12:00)

Subject

Covid-era, what are the next business opportunities?

Brief history

Jay Eum is a venture capitalist with 20 years of extensive investment experience across both institutional and corporate investment firms. Jay co-founded TransLink Capital, a Palo Alto-based early stage venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs develop customer connections and partnerships in Asia.

Jay was responsible for leading investments in artificial intelligence, fintech / blockchain, and consumer technology. Noteworthy investments include; Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Chartboost, Coin (acquired by Fitbit), CoolerScreens, Enterprise DB (acquired by Peak Equity), Epic, Forte, Klaytn, Peel, Penrose, Provenance, Quantstamp, Rally, Singular, Terra, and YuMe (NYSE: YUME).

Samir Qamar

CEO & co-founder, MedWand

Samir Qamar

CEO & co-founder, MedWand

Date

November 30 (Mon)18:10-19:00
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)11:10-12:00)

Subject

Covid-era, what are the next business opportunities?

Brief history

Dr. M. Samir Qamar is the CEO of MedWand, a telehealth technology company.
Dr. Qamar invented the award-winning MedWand, a medical device that allows clinicians to examine patients over the Internet on smartphones and computers.
The handheld MedWand advances the telemedicine industry by allowing clinicians to remotely obtain real-time vitals, auscultate heart and lungs, look into ears and throats, obtain EKGs, and monitor chronic conditions during video visits.

Dr. Qamar has been on the company's board since co-founding the company, and is also its chairman. Prior to MedWand, Dr. Qamar was one of the pioneering
minds behind the rapidly-rising Direct Primary Care (DPC) industry. He created one of the nation's first Direct Primary Care (DPC) companies, MedLion DPC, in 2009 and helped catapult DPC nationwide by focusing on low-cost, high quality primary care. In 2018, MedLion DPC changed its name to MedLion Clinic, and converted to an Internet-based Virtual Primary Care model. Prior to MedLion, Dr. Qamar began one of the first concierge medical practices in California, where for many years he also served as the official house doctor for the
famed Pebble Beach Resorts.

Dr. Qamar completed his medical training at Penn Medicine - Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania, one of the top-ranked primary care residencies in the United States. His visions on the future of primary care have been referenced in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, Forbes, and Time.
Dr. Qamar is a member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and several other organizations. He speaks six languages, has studied and practiced in health care systems worldwide, and currently makes his home in Las Vegas, Nevada where he also maintains an active practice.

Yevgeniy Vahlis

Head of AI Tech, BMO Financial Group

Yevgeniy Vahlis

Head of AI Tech, BMO Financial Group

Date

November 30 (Mon)18:10-19:00
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)11:10-12:00)

Subject

Covid-era, what are the next business opportunities?

Brief history

Yevgeniy Vahlis is the Head of BMO AI – Bank of Montreal’s Artificial Intelligence Capabilities group. Prior to joining BMO, Yevgeniy built machine learning research groups at Borealis AI and Georgian Partners and worked closely with startups to introduce applied research into their products.

Yevgeniy kicked off his career at AT&T Labs in New York as a research scientist after completing his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and a year of postdoctoral studies at Columbia University.

John Ha

CEO, Bear Robotics

John Ha

CEO, Bear Robotics

Date

November 30 (Mon)18:10-19:00
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)11:10-12:00)

Subject

Covid-era, what are the next business opportunities?

Brief history

John Ha is the CEO of Bear Robotics.
During his tenure, he has overseen the development of
an AI-driven robot able to perform running and bussing tasks in a restaurant.Before this role,
he was a Senior Software Engineer and Technical Lead at Google and Adjunct Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.

Josh Lee

CEO, Swit

Josh Lee

CEO, Swit

Date

November 30 (Mon)18:10-19:00
(Korea 12th 1st (Tuesday)11:10-12:00)

Subject

Covid-era, what are the next business opportunities?

Brief history

Josh Lee is CEO & Founder at Swit Technologies Inc.
Swit seamlessly offers chat and task management in one appthe “collaboration essential” that guarantees teams the simplest way to work together.
In February, 2020, Swit was ed as the winner of the, “Growth Startup of the Year” at Startup Grind’s Global Conference 2020, the world’s biggest independent startup community with over 600 chapters all across the globe.

And in September, 2020, Swit was ed as one of the most promising remote work tech solutions by CIO Review along with collaboration unicorns like Slack and Asana. Swit raised $12M seed funding in total to accelerate its already-fast growth.

Program

- Date : 2020. 11. 30(Mon), PST
Time & Contents

Time : ~ 16:30

Time : 16:30 ~ 16:40
Welcoming Speech : Ministry of Science and ICT

Time : 16:40 ~ 17:00
Subject : AI and Cloud, Revolutionary Game changer for Post COVID-19 era
Speaker : Kieun Park, CTO, Naver

Time : 17:00 ~ 17:20
Subject : AI and Security, Revolutionary Game changer for Post COVID-19 era
Speaker : Ashok Banerjee, CTO, NortonLifeLock(Past Symantec)

Time : 17:20 ~ 18:10
Subject : What is the most notable AI in the New Normal world since COVID-19?


Angelo Del Priore, Partner, HP Tech Ventures
Spence Green, CEO, Lilt
Maha Achour, CEO, MetaWave
James Chulhwee Joo, CAO, N3N Cloud
Tony Lee, CEO, Saltlux
Onsite Q&A

Time : 18:10 ~ 19:00
Subject : COVID-era, what are the next business opportunities?


Jay Eum, Senior Advisor, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners
Samir Qamar, CEO, MedWand
Yevgeniy Vahlis, Head of AI, BMO
Josh Lee, CEO, Swit
John Ha, CEO, BearRobotics
Onsite Q&A