2016 Speakers. We will be updating the speaker roster later this summer



Anthony Bartolo

President – Mobility & Collaboration

Tata Communications


As the President of the Mobility, IoT and Collaboration Divisions at Tata Communication, Anthony is responsible for the strategy, product offering and development. Anthony came to TCL from Avaya, as the VP/GM of Unified Communications Anthony was instrumental in fostering the largest pipeline of products in the company's history between fiscal 2010 through 2012, with 130 new offering across a broad portfolio. Anthony joined Avaya after serving as President and CEO of Skyrider, Inc and Vice President and General Manager at Symbol Technologies.



Babak Hodjat

Cofounder and Chief Scientist

Sentient Technologies


Babak Hodjat is co-founder and chief scientist of Sentient, responsible for the core technology behind the world’s largest distributed artificial intelligence system. Prior to co-founding Sentient, Babak was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere; was co-founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc where he was the primary inventor of Dejima’s patented technology – the technology behind Apple’s Siri. Babak is a published scholar in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, and has 25 granted or pending patents to his name. Babak holds a PhD in Machine Intelligence from Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan.


Bob Berry

A serial entrepreneur with a proven track record and skill set that spans game and real-time 3D engine design, software and business development, crowdfunding, virtual reality technology, and web and back-end services development, Bob Berry has been a leader in the software industry for over two decades. Bob’s latest venture, Envelop VR, is creating virtual reality software that enables enterprises and consumers to create, work, and play in virtual reality. A Ph.D candidate at Gifu University in Japan, Bob studied virtual reality in the late 90s, and is leveraging this considerable experience to create enterprise and productivity software that takes advantage of the strengths of VR, producing experiences that are simply impossible in other mediums, all while making it easier to create these experiences.


Biju Nair

HYLA, Inc.

Biju Nair is Chief Technology Officer HYLA Mobile. In this role, Mr. Nair is responsible for leading the strategic vision for the company. Prior to joining HYLA Mobile, Mr. Nair was CSO at Synchronoss and the Chairman & CEO of Sapience Knowledge Systems, Inc., a venture backed wireless software company (acquired by Synchronoss Technologies in 2011). Mr. Nair holds a Master of Science degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Politechnika Warszawska and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology.


Blaise Agüera y Arcas

Principal Scientist



Blaise Agüera y Arcas is principal scientist at Google, where he leads a team working on machine intelligence for mobile devices. His group works extensively with deep neural nets for machine perception and distributed learning, and it also investigates so-called "connectomics" research, assessing maps of connections within the brain. He also created Seadragon (acquired by Microsoft in 2006), the visualization technology that gives Photosynth its amazingly smooth digital rendering and zoom capabilities. His TED Talk on Seadragon and Photosynth in 2007 is rated one of TED's "most jaw-dropping."

  Bubba Murarka

Bubba Murarka is a partner at DFJ, where his current responsibilities include leading early stage investments in consumer internet and mobile technology companies. Bubba currently serves on the boards of Circle CI, Highlight, Kiwi, and Twin Prime. Prior to joining DFJ, Bubba led product development for Facebook for Android and started the Facebook Home project. At Facebook, Bubba also led business development deals with key strategic partners including Microsoft, Netflix,Yahoo, Dentsu and Terra Networks. Previously, Bubba spent seven years in technical and product roles at Microsoft, where he acted as group program manager for Bing's Bay Area development team, delivering components of Windows, MSN Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search and early versions of Bing Social.



Chetan Sharma
Chetan Sharma Consulting


Chetan Sharma is CEO and founder of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Chetan is the author or co-author or editor of 12 best-selling books on mobile and over 150 articles related to mobile. He serves on the advisory boards of Telefonica, Ericsson, Kymeta and other stealth startups


David Liu

Chairman of the Board



David serves as the Chairman of the board of an innovative IoT Services company – Sirqul. He was previously SVP/General Counsel of a Global Fortune 500 Company, Compal Electronics, and has led new product development and strategic deals for Compal Group for 10 years. He was former patent trial lawyer at Morrison & Foerster, movie producer. Mechanical Engineering degree and Juris Doctor degree. David has extensive experience in the China market.

Dina Bass




Dina Bass is a technology reporter for Bloomberg News, covering Microsoft since 1999. Dina also writes about storage, cloud, artificial intelligence and Seattle startups for Bloomberg, as well as authoring articles for Bloomberg Businessweek.


Donna Fedor

Managing Partner

Mavericks Capital


Donna leads the Firm’s Digital Health initiative, with a unique background, combining 10 years in marketing, sales and business management in the semiconductor industry with 10 years of execution and strategy development for design and manufacturing services companies serving the medical device and healthcare markets. Donna was the founder and lead strategist at The Arden Group and Healthcare Strategy Director at Jabil. Prior to Jabil, Donna developed and directed the strategic planning and technology roadmap at Flextronics. Donna holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.


Doug Suriano

SVP and GM

Oracle Communications


As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Communications, Doug Suriano is responsible for managing strategic planning, product development, sales, service, and support for Oracle Communications products. He joined Oracle in 2013 as Vice President of Products for Oracle Communications following the Tekelec acquisition where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Prior to Tekelec, Suriano was the Vice President of Engineering at dynamicsoft, Inc. and Chief Information Officer for QAD, Inc. Before QAD, he managed the information technology division for the United States Marine Corps.

  Prof. Emo Todorov
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington

Emanuel Todorov, Associate Professor, graduated from MIT in 1998 with a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience. He joined the University of Washington from the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California San Diego. Todorov’s research focus is intelligent control in biological and artificial systems. He combines experimental and computational methods to investigate how the brain controls the body in a variety of motor tasks. He also develops biologically-inspired control algorithms which aim to solve complex problems beyond the reach of traditional control theory.

  Erik Ekudden
SVP and CTO - Silicon Valley

Erik Ekudden is Senior Vice President, Head of Technology Strategy and Chief Technical Officer for Ericsson in Silicon Valley. Since 2005, he has been responsible for Ericsson’s technology strategies and industry activities. Prior to assuming his current position, Ekudden held various positions within research and development in Ericsson He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Forest Gibson




Forest has a diverse background including VR, film, marketing, and crowdfunding. Before co-founding Pluto VR he was a creative innovations leader at Deloitte Digital, working with the largest brands in the world to help them stay competitive in the new digital landscape. He has helped Kickstart an automated brewing machine that makes beer at the press of a button, pioneered a new way to train employees through mobile gaming, and starred as an Internet Scientist on Know Your Meme.

Glenn Lurie
CEO and President
AT&T Mobility


Glenn Lurie is CEO and President for AT&T Mobility. In this role, Mr. Lurie is responsible for AT&T’s strategic initiative to drive innovation in bringing wireless connectivity to a host of new devices and applications — including personal computing, eReaders, telematics and portable navigation devices, eHealth devices, and machine-to-machine communications solutions. Mr. Lurie also has responsibilities for AT&T’s ongoing operations and relationship with Apple Inc., having led negotiations to bring the iPhone and iPad to AT&T. Prior to entering the wireless industry, Mr. Lurie was a professional soccer player for teams representing Cleveland, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Portland. Mr. Lurie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Marketing from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, WA.

  Hank Skorny

Hank Skorny is Senior Vice President of IoT at Neustar. Before Neustar, Hank was vice president and general manager of Intel Services Division. Skorny was responsible for the Intel strategy and delivery of a portfolio of unified software services across the device and operating system continuum. He has extensive experience in the mobile software and services industry as well as in PC software going back 25 years. Prior to joining Intel, he was senior vice president and Chief Strategy Officer of Realnetworks. Previously Skorny served as CEO of Thumbspeed, Inc., where he led Thumbspeed through its acquisition by OZ Communications subsequently acquired by Nokia. Prior to Thumbspeed, Skorny held senior executive positions at Infospace Mobile and AOL Mobile, as well as senior positions at Adobe Systems, Microsoft and Apple Computer across his career. Hank studied Chemistry at Drexel University and received much recognition for his research in computer modeling of complex 3-D chemical reactions.

Helen Greiner




Helen is Founder and CEO of CyPhy Works. Previously, her forward-looking instincts have helped transform iRobot from a MIT spin-off into a global leader of practical robots. A robot industry pioneer with more than two decades of experience. Helen is chair of the national Robotic Technology Consortium and sits on the board of trustees at MIT, the robotics advisory board of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the board of trustees of the Boston Museum of Science, and the board of directors of the National Defense Industrial Association. Helen is a graduate of the MIT.


Ina Fried

Senior Editor



Ina Fried is a senior editor at Recode, where she covers wireless issues and devices, including tablets, smartphones and even some phones of average intelligence. Before helping launch Recode, Ina covered mobile at All Things Digital where she also co-produced the D: Dive Into Mobile conference. She spent a decade at CNET where she covered, among other things, Microsoft and Apple. Prior to joining CNET in May 2000, she covered chips for Bridge News and was a writer at the Orange County Business Journal and Orange County Register. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio.


Joe Megibow




Joe Megibow is President at Joyus, a beauty, accessory, and lifestyle retailer merging expert curation, original content, and shoppable videos. Joe brings more than 20-years of experience in technology and business. He has been at the forefront of e-commerce since the early 1990’s. Prior to joining Joyus, Joe served as SVP/Chief Digital Officer at American Eagle Outfitters. Prior to AEO, he was VP and GM of Expedia.com. He received a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.


Jeannette M. Wing

Corporate Vice President

Microsoft Research


Jeannette M. Wing is Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research. She is Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon where she twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department.  She is also Affiliate Faculty in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington.  From 2007-2010 she was the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.  She received her S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



John Markoff

Senior Reporter

New York Times


Pulitzer-Prize-winning John Markoff has been covering the technology beat at the New York Times for almost three decades, and recently published Machines of Loving Grace – a book that chronicles the evolution of computer science, robotics and AI. He has written about technology and science since 1977, including for The San Francisco Examiner,The San Jose MercuryByte MagazineInfoworld, and The Pacific News Service. He has taught journalism at UC Berkeley and Stanford. Other honors include the 2005 Loeb Award and 2007 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Breaking News Award.

Jorge Espinal




Jorge Espinel leads Global Business Development at Spotify. Prior to this, Jorge was EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development of 21st Century Fox’s Digital Media Group working on video initiatives such as Hulu and overseeing digital investments such as Roku, Photobucket and Rubicon Project. He joined from Velocity Interactive Group (Fuse Capital), a leading digital media investment firm in NYC. Previously, Jorge was head of AOL’s Corporate Strategy and M&A. Jorge earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in International Relations from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.


Kate Whitcomb
Program Director

Kate Whitcomb spent 4 years with Target Corporation, where she was responsible for over $500m in total product spend across the beauty, home goods and baby categories. Most recently. Kate was the Growth & Innovation Lead for Target’s Consumer IoT team in San Francisco, where she focused on preparing Bay Area hardware startups for retail distribution. Kate also spent time at the San Francisco-based e-commerce startup Joyus.com, Prior to her retail experience, Kate was a strategy consultant in Boston and London focusing on M&A transactions in the pharma, retail and entertainment industries.


Ken Denman



Ken Denman, President and CEO of Emotient, is an experienced executive with a range of proven leadership skills. His specific executive roles have spanned large corporations, entrepreneurial startups, emerging markets ventures, turnarounds, and leading IPOs. Ken led iPass' successful Initial Public Offering, and led the strategy work for monetizing Openwave's patent portfolio and spinning off the operating units. Ken recently accepted an appointment to the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, as a visiting professor.




Kim Larsen


Deutsche Telekom


Dr. Kim Kyllesbech Larsen is SVP of Technology Economics & Transformation, Group Technology, Deutsche Telekom Group in Germany and has more than 15 years’ experience in the telecommunication industry, with national, as well as international senior management roles. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics and a master degree in Physics & Mathematics. Dr. Kim is known as an influential techno-economical strategist with a keen interest in operational excellence. Among many things, Dr. Kim is responsible for developing a blue print for Deutsche Telekom’s Network-centric big data architecture.

Krishna Vedati

CEO and Founder



Krishna is co-founder and CEO of Tynker.  Tynker is a creative computing company where kids learn to program and build fun things like games, apps and class projects, program drones & robots using a visual programming language. Tynker is currently used by more than thirty million kids worldwide. Previously, Krishna was Senior Vice President and General Manager of AT&T Yellow Pages Division. He co-founded two venture-backed companies Plusmo and Covigo, which were acquired by AT&T and Motorola respectively. 

Maureen Fan


Baobab Studios

Maureen has held leadership roles in film, gaming, and the consumer web.  She was most recently vice president of games at Zynga, where she oversaw three game studios, including the FarmVille sequels, which contributed to 40% of the company's revenues.  Previously, she worked on Pixar's "Toy Story" film and at eBay in product management and UI design.  Her most recent collaboration, "The Dam Keeper," directed by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, was nominated for the 2015 Oscar Best Animated Short.  She received her undergraduate degree in from Stanford University earned her master's degree in business from Harvard university.


Mike Kennewick

CEO and Founder

Voicebox Technologies


Mike is Co-founder and CEO of VoiceBox and has over 24 years of executive experience.  In his early days at Microsoft, Mike was responsible for formulating business development strategy and launching OEM Sales for MS-DOS® and Windows®. Mike was also the founder of Saros Corporation. Under Mike’s leadership, VoiceBox has become a pioneer and global leader in Natural Language Understanding. Of late, he is successfully guiding the company’s mission to develop a Natural Language interface to all connected devices in the Internet of Things.


Nancy Zayed

CTO and Cofounder



Nancy Zayed, is founder and Chief Technology Officer of MagicCube, a digital transaction security start-up located in Silicon Valley. Prior to her current role, Nancy was the Head of Engineering and Operations at innoPath, a founding member of OMA. Nancy held numerous leadership roles, including Head of Platform Development at Cisco Systems, head of technology development at Palm. Nancy also spent more than ten years at Apple and was instrumental in helping secure company’s second Emmy. Nancy holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.


Nathan Freitas


Guardian Project

Nathan Freitas leads the Guardian Project, an open-source mobile security software project, and directs technology strategy and training at the Tibet Action Institute. His work at the Berkman Center focuses on tracking the legality and prosecution risks for mobile security apps users worldwide.


Neville Ray




Neville R. Ray serves as T-Mobile’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Ray joined T-Mobile USA, then VoiceStream, in April 2000 and since December 2010 has served as its Chief Technology Officer. He has also served as a member of the NTIA’s Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee and the FCC Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council. Mr. Ray is an honors graduate of The City University of London and a member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Paul Wu




Paul Wu is currently the CEO and co-founder of GMobi, a company that focus on mobile solution worldwide. Before founding GMobi, Paul worked for a global internet platform and service development team at MediaTek Paul helped Foxconn to acquire a mobile internet company so it can enter into mobile software business. Before that, Paul was PocketNet CEO and successfully turn around the company in three years. Paul Wu worked for Tom.com group in Beijing for 6 years. He has MBA degree from Rotterdam School of Management and a BS in Agri-Economics at National Taiwan University.


Paul Brody




Paul Brody is the Americas Technology Sector Strategy Leader for EY focused on topics like the Blockchain, IoT, and the rise of new innovation models. Prior to joining EY, he led IBM’s electronics industry business unit in global services. While at IBM, Paul was elected to the Industry Academy and known for his cutting edge thought leadership, including the first quantitative supply chain modeling for 3D printing and the development of IBM’s first Blockchain-based technology solution, an autonomous IoT network platform called ADEPT. Paul started his career at McKinsey & Company. Paul has a degree in Economics from Princeton University.



Peter Lewis




Peter T. Lewis is president of NetMoby, Inc. and was one of the five original co-founders of “Cellular One” - the first commercial cellular telephone company in the United States that changed the way America communicates.  Lewis created the concept and coined the term “Internet of Things (IoT)” in a speech he delivered at a FCC supported wireless session at a conference in September 1985. He is currently engaged in creating IoT alliance partnerships and contributing to the shaping of Unmanned Aircraft Systems development to enable utility drones to be integrated into the National Airspace System.

Q Saeed


Vital Neuro


Q brings over 25 years of proven experience in strategic planning, operations and executive management and execution in advanced technologies. Q is currently CEO of Vital Neuro, Inc. which will cross and converge AI, cloud technologies in a closed feedback system. Most Recently Q was EVP at Kymeta Corporation setting the path to the connected car strategy and sourcing and securing unique raw materials and industry relations and partnerships. He also, worked at AT&T wireless’ advanced services division introducing CDPD and converged wireless data.



Dr. Renee Dua

Founder and Chief Medical Officer



Dr. Renee Dua is a busy working mother who practices medicine while running Heal, a new on demand doctor house call app available in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco. Dr. Dua is board certified in nephrology, hypertension and internal medicine and served as Chief of Medicine at Valley Presbyterian and Simi Valley Hospitals. She completed her BS in Biochemistry at UC San Diego, her MD at Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University, her residency at UCLA and her fellowship in nephrology at USC.


Rodney Joffe

SVP and Fellow



Mr. Joffe has been a sought-after cybersecurity expert who, among other notable accomplishments, leads the Conficker Working Group to protect the world from the Conficker worm. Providing guidance and knowledge to organizations from the United States government to the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Mr. Joffe is a pioneer in the domain name system (DNS) and cybersecurity markets and has demonstrated his expertise in developing new solutions at Neustar such as NeuSentry.



Ruchit Garg




Ruchit is Founder & CEO of Harvesting, a company focused on addressing challenges in agriculture space using data science. Using deep learning techniques, Harvesting is engaged in build highly accurate predictive models for crop yields and beyond. Prior to Harvesting, Ruchit was Founder & CEO of 9Slides, worked for Microsoft for several years. Prior to Microsoft, Ruchit started two companies and worked for a mid-sized company in India. Ruchit is also chairman of Shobhit University Alumni Network, and mentor/advisor to several startups in India and USA.

Dr. Sam Browd, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FAANS, FAAP


University of Washington


Dr. Samuel R. Browd, is an experienced inventor and entrepreneur as well as highly regarded Professor of Pediatric Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Browd has co-founded four biomedical start-ups where he serves on the management teams - Aqueduct Critical Care, Inc., Navisonics, VICIS, and eLoupes.  Dr. Browd serves as a UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow and is on the advisory board of CoMotion, the commercialization arm of the UW.  Dr. Browd teaches at the Foster School of Business and was named inventor of year in 2016 for the UW School of Medicine.

Scott Christensen

Cybersecurity Expert

Wurldtech (a GE Company)


Scott joined Wurldtech in March 2012 specializing in the Oil and Gas market. Scott currently leads Wurldtech’s business development efforts for O&G, Utilities, Manufacturing and Healthcare verticals. He also focuses on expanding and educating Wurldtech’s partners and customers on the threat landscape facing OT. Over the last 20 years Scott has worked as a lead in the Cyber for OT businesses units with a focus on the Oil and Gas market and Utility spaces.  Scott has previously worked for Dexa Systems, a former division of Schlumberger Technology Services as a Subject Matter Expert on Cyber in OT.


Seth Neiman




Seth Neiman is the current Co-Managing Director of Crosspoint Venture Partners and Managing Director of Handbag, LLC. After an 18 year career in engineering at both startups and Fortune 500 companies, Seth joined Crosspoint, where he founded or invested in companies as Brocade, Foundry, Juniper, Avanex, and ShoreTel. His most recent focus has been on machine learning, both as an investor and practitioner. He was the founding Chairman of Emotient, Inc., recently sold to Apple, and widely recognized as the leader in machine learning and expression recognition.


  Prof. Shyam Gollakota
Assistant Professor, Department of CS and Engineering
University of Washington

Shyam Gollakota is an assistant professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the technical innovations required to accelerate the deployment of Internet-of-Things. His work has received multiple awards at the premier venues in computer networking and was covered by media including New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, and Technology Review. In 2014 he was named to MIT Technology Review’s TR35 and in 2012 he was awarded the ACM doctoral dissertation award. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.


Sridhar Solur

SVP – IoT and Xfinity Home

Comcast Cable


As Senior Vice President of Product Development for Xfinity Home and IoT for Comcast Cable, Sridhar Solur leads the strategic development of products for the Xfinity Home business, from concept to creation. This includes devices and services in the IoT, home automation, and home security categories. He joined Comcast from HP, where he was the founder and general manager of the company’s wearables and IoT business, as well as the founder and World Wide director of HP’s cloud and mobile printing business, known as HP ePrint.

  Stephen Bye
Rivada Networks

Stephen Bye is joining Rivada Networks as CTO. Stephen was CTO for C Spire. Before joining C Spire, Stephen was the CTO for Sprint, where he was responsible for technology and network innovation, strategy, planning and development.  His team was accountable for the network capital investment plan and network operating budget, technology and network engineering and development. Stephen has held executive positions with telecom, cable and wireless companies, including Cox Communications, AT&T, inCode Wireless, BellSouth International, Optus and Telstra.  



Steve Elfman
Argyle Griffin Group

Steve Elfman recently retired as President of Network Operations and Wholesale at Sprint, with responsibility for Product, Technology Development, Network, Wholesale Operations Value Added Services, Procurement & Real Estate, Information Technology and Digital. Prior to that, Elfman was EVP of InfoSpace Mobile, then President and Chief Operating Officer for Motricity. He also held leadership positions at Terabeam as EVP of Operations, and AT&T Wireless where he was CIO. Elfman was the CIO at GE Capital (Fleet Services Company) as well as Head of IT at 3M Company for International Operations.  


Todd Hooper




Todd is an experienced entrepreneur, having founded and operated multiple companies in the enterprise and entertainment markets. He started developing video games in assembly code as a teenager, and went on to a career in enterprise computing. In 2010, Todd returned to games, joining Zipline Games as CEO and subsequently serving as VP of Online Services at Unity Technologies. In 2015, Todd founded VREAL, a platform delivering the most advanced experience for VR game live streaming.



Vic Gundotra




Prior to joining AliveCor Vic served as Senior Vice President at Google from 2011 until April 2014, heading up the company’s social initiatives. He joined Google in 2007 as vice president of engineering, where he was responsible for mobile application development, including product management and marketing. Prior to Google, Vic spent 15 years at Microsoft, where he worked on a variety of products and operating systems. He was recognized by MIT as a “Young Innovator under 35” for his work in sparking Microsoft’s change from Win32 to the .NET programming model.



Vern Fotheringham


Edge Spectrum, Inc.


Vern Fotheringham has dedicated his professional career to bringing the benefits of true broadband communication services to the global population. Mindful of all fiduciary duties, he is a proven steward of investment capital who is focused on protecting the interests of all stakeholders. Mr. Fotheringham has been a serial entrepreneur in telecommunications, serving as a founder, CEO, Chairman or board member of eighteen innovative telecommunications companies, including: Norcom Networks, Digital Satellite Broadcasting Corp, Advanced Radio Telecom, Bazillion, Broadstorm, Terabeam, Adaptix, Mead Instruments, Castanet, Kymeta, and V-Satcast.


William Bao Bean

Managing Partner



William is a Partner at SOS Ventures and the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, China’s the first startup accelerator based in Shanghai. William joined SOS Ventures from SingTel Innov8 where he was Managing Director supporting China investment activities. Previously William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, an early stage venture capital firm backed by Softbank of Japan and Cisco. William began his career as an equity research analyst most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment across Asia and China technology, media and telecom.



Willie Chou

CEO and Cofounder



Willie Chou is Executive Producer and co-founder of NeoNan Media, the largest male fitness commerce media in China. Focuses in content marketing and growth hacking in China.
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