Introducing Firefox OS: A New Power in the Mobile OS Hegemony

Santa Clara, CA

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Calling all Mozilians, Open Source Enthusiasts and You!
July 23, Tuesday
6:30PM-9:00PM

InnoSpring Presents
"Introducing Firefox OS: A New Power in an Android and iOS hegemony"
By Li Gong
SVP of Mobile devices, President of Asia Operations
& CEO of Mozilla Online & Mozilla Taiwan
(Note: This talk will be in Chinese)
 
With the first batch of Firefox OS ZTE Open phones launched in Spain, Mozilla leads a new round of open source innovation and ushers in a new era of open source OS in the mobile market and becomes a serious disrupter of the Android and iOS duopoly.  

InnoSpring is incredibly honored to have Li Gong, the mastermind behind Mozilla's Firefox OS to give us a talk on the topic. 
 
Gong Li will be addressing and navigating us through the following topics: 
  • Firefox OS's raison d'être in relation to Android and iOS
  • Firefox OS's legitimacy as the third player and disruptive force
  • Firefox OS's stage of progress and insider's stories
  • Firefox OS's smartphone user experience and demo
Event Agenda:
 
6:30-7:00 Sign In
7:00-8:00 Introducing Firefox OS with latest updates
8:00-8:30 Q&A
8:30-9:00 Networking 
 
About Gong Li:

Li Gong is Senior Vice President of Mobile Devices and President of Asia Operations for Mozilla Corporation. He is also CEO of the Mozilla subsidiary companies in China and Taiwan. Li started the Mozilla China Foundation in 2005, Mozilla Online in Beijing in 2007 and Mozilla Taiwan in Taipei in 2011. Prior to joining Mozilla, Li was with Microsoft as General Manager of MSN in China and Vice President of the Microsoft China R&D Group. Before Microsoft, he was a Distinguished Engineer and also served in senior managerial positions at Sun Microsystems.

Li participated (as co-founder, investor and advisor) in a number of startups in the Silicon Valley and in China. He was Venture Partner and Head of China Office for Bessemer Venture Partners. Li obtained BS/MS at Tsinghua University, Beijing and a PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK, all in computer science. Li has 18 issued US patents and co-authored 3 books (published by Addison Wesley and O’Reilly).



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About InnoSpring: InnoSpring is Silicon Valley’s first US-China technology start-up incubator. Its focus is on encouraging American and Chinese start-ups to expand beyond their home countries. Founded in 2012, InnoSpring provides a startups with everything they need to succeed: funding, mentorship, workshops, access to InnoSpring's unparalleled US-China ecosystem, in-house administrative resources and a whole lot more. InnoSpring is located in Santa Clara, California.