GWC, the company behind the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC), the largest mobile Internet conference in Asia, announced that it would hold its first GMIC Silicon Valley conference in the San Jose Convention Center on October 19th-20th. The event will bring together an expected 5,000 mobile executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and developers from around the word.
GMIC Beijing this past May played host to over 5,000 attendees from 32 different countries and speakers such as David Roberts (CEO, Popcap Games), Phil Libin (CEO, Evernote), Pony Ma (CEO, Tencent), Naveen Tewari (CEO, InMobi), Mike McCue (CEO, Flipboard), and Robin Li (CEO, Baidu).
GMIC SV (gmic-sv.com) promises to bring the same influential agenda as its sister conference in Beijing with an even greater focus on the global mobile Internet industry talks from the industrys most influential leaders, a startup competition (G-Startup), a developer conference (AppSpace), a private industry leader meeting (G20), and exhibitions from the worlds hottest mobile companies.
We will work with many local and global partners to create great content for mobile developers worldwide, said David Cao, President of Great Wall Club (US).
In addition to partners, the GMIC SV Advisory Board will consist of very influential mobile industry leaders who will steer the GMIC SV conference to be relevant to the needs of mobile executives, developers, entrepreneurs and investors from Silicon Valley and around the world.
Advisory Board for GMIC SV:
Ouriel Ohayon, CEO, AppsFire
Steven Goh, CEO, Mig33
Christopher Kassulke, CEO, HandyGames
Ajay Mishra, Co-Founder, MobileIron
Jeff Haynie, CEO, Appcelerator
Vijay Sharma, Chairman, One97 Communications
Abhinav Mathur, CEO, Spice Mobile
Jeff Clavier, Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
Lei Jun, CEO, Xiaomi
Fritz Demopolous, Managing Director, Queens Road Capital
Danny Wirianto, CEO, Mindtalk
Akio Tanaka, Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Partners
Chris Dury, CEO, Getjar
Victor Tong, Managing Director, Webplus Ventures
Yu Yongfu, CEO, UCWeb
Brewer Stone, Managing Director, Pacific Crest Securities
Benjamin Joffe, CEO, Plus 8 Star
Richard Robinson, President, Youlu
Eric Setton, CTO, Tango
Diana Moldavsky, CRO, Zeptolab (Cut the Rope)
Jack Jia, Partner, GSR Ventures
Liu Chengmin, EVP, Tencent
Sanjiv Parikh, Former VP, HTC
Jonathan Flesher, VP, Zynga
Ken Gullicksen, VP, Evernote
Tim Chang, Managing Direct, Mayfield Fund
James Shen, VP, Qualcomm
Terrance Phillips, VP, Silicon Valley Bank
Atul Satija, VP, InMobi
Duncan Logon, Founder, RocketSpace.
The conference where Rovio (Angry Birds) and Evernote officially launched their products in China is coming this October to the U.S., and it will be the largest mobile Internet event The Valley has ever seen.