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SYNC 2014 San Francisco


Friday, June 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

SYNC 2014 San Francisco

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Morning Session: SEXY & unSEXY Innovation   more info Ended $25.00 $2.37
Afternoon Session: China Towards   more info Ended $25.00 $2.37
All Day Ticket   more info Ended $40.00 $3.19
Group All Day Tickets Ended $30.00 $2.64

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SYNC, PingWest’s flagship annual conference, aims to gather the world’s sharpest minds and hottest startups together in one event. The conference focuses on the knowledge and networks necessary to build leaner, smarter and more disruptive startups.

Join over 300 other visionaries, including global entrepreneurs and investors, in a day of expert panels and fireside chats as well as key networking sessions.



Sexy & unSexy Innovation

  Michael Buckwald

Dave McClure

Andrew Ng

Co-founder & CEO at
Leap Motion

Founding Partner at
500 Startups

Co-founder at Coursera
Director at Stanford AI Lab




Sonny Vu

Gilad Meiri

David Friedman

CEO at Misfit

      CEO at Neura      

Founder &CEO at Ayla Networks 




Raj Kapoor

Emily Castor

Ian Logan

Co-founder & CEO at Fitmob

     Director of Community at Lyft         

Enigeering manager at Airbnb


Jay Nath

Ryan Lawler 

Russell Glenn 

Chief Innovation Officer
of San Francisco

Writer at TechCrunch            

Strategy at InnoSpring



Barney Pell  

  Xiao Wang 

Thomas Luo 

Co-founder & Chairman at LocoMobi   

CEO at InnoSpring  

Co-founder & Managing Editor @ PingWest

China Torwards


Jim Lai 

 Eric Ye

 Wei Lu

GM at Tenpay of Tencent 

CTO at Ctrip Secretary General at ISC


Soujanya Bhumkar

Hans Tung

Han Shen

Co-founder at Cooliris

Managing Partner at
GGV Capital
       Partner at Formation 8             



Chris Evdemon

Wei Liu 

Amy Gu

Partner at Innovation Works 

Executive Director at Legend Star   

General Manager,China at Evernote


Henry Li

Arvind Gupta

Hermione Way

Head of product at LinkedIn China  

Mentor at Haxlr8r

Founder at Vibease       



Edith Yeung

Sam Force 

Mark Milian

VP at Dolphin Browsers     

CEO at inWatch USA  

Writer & Editor at Bloomberg   



Darlene Bryant

Allen Hsu

 Jason Gui

 Executive Director at ChinaSF 

  Investment Manager at InnoSpring  Co-founder & CTO at Vigo  

More speakers will be announced soon.


SEXY & unSEXY Innovation (9:00AM-12:30PM)


8:00am-9:00am     Registration 

9:00am-9:05am     Opening Remark

9:05am-9:35am     Keynote: Deep Learning: AI via Massive Brain Simulations.

                          Speaker: Dr. Andrew Ng, Co-founder at Coursera, Director at                                                Standford AI Labs

9:35am-9:55am   Keynote: A City to Be Promised Land for Innovators

                          Speaker: Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco

10:00am-10:40am  Panel Discussion: Sharing Economy: Community and                                                         Technology

                                 Speakers: Emily Castor, Director of community relation at Lyft;

                                         Ian Logan, Engineer Manager at Airbnb;

                                         Raj Kapoor, Founder at Fitmob

                           Moderator: Ryan Lawler, Writer at TechCrunch

10:40am-11:00am  Fireside Chat: Designed to Be Wearable

                          Speaker: Sonny Vu, Co-founder & CEO at Misfit Wearable

                          Moderator: Russell Glenn, strategy at InnoSpring

11:00am-11:40am  Panel Discussion:  Internet of Things, Get Connected

                                 Speakers:  David Friedman, Founder & CEO at Ayla Networks

                                          Gilad Meiri, CEO at Neura 

                                          Barney Pell, Co-founder at LocoMobi                                

11:40am-12:10pm  Fireside Chat: A Powerful Expansion of Your Hands and Minds

                          Speaker: Michael Buckwald, Co-founder & CEO at Leap Motion

                          Moderator: Thomas Luo, Co-founder & Managing Editor at PingWest

12:10pm-12:30pm  Fireside Chat: Sexy or unSexy Investment in Early Stages

                          Speaker: Dave McClure, Founding Partner at 500 Startups.

                          Moderator: Xiao Wang, CEO at InnoSpring

12:30pm-2:00pm    Lunch

China Towards (2:00PM-5:40PM)

2:00pm-2:20pm Opening Remark & Speech by ISC (Internet Society of China)

2:20pm-2:45pm Fireside Chat: From Zero to Million Installs

                      Speakers:  Edith Yeung, VP at Dolphin Browsers

                    Moderator: Darlene Bryant, Executive Director at ChinaSF

2:45pm-3:05pm Keynote: The Payment System on China's Largest Social Network

                      Speakers: Jim Lai, General Manager at TenPay of Tencent

3:05pm-3:45pm Panel Discussion: Why Shenzhen Matters for Hardware Startups?

                             Speakers: Arvind Gupta, Mentor at Haxlr8r;

                                    Hermione Way, Founder at Vibease;

                                    Sam Force, CEO at inWatch USA;

                                    Jason Gui, Co-founder & CTO at Vigo

                      Moderator: Thomas Luo, Co-founder & Managing Editor at PingWest 
3:45pm-3:55pm Break & Pitch Time

3:55pm-4:45pm Showcase: How do Silicon Valley Companies Survive in China?

                      Speakers: Amy Gu, General Manager of Evernote China;

                                    Henry Li, Head of product at LinkedIn China;

                                    Soujanya Bhumkar, Co-founder & CEO at Cooliris

                       Moderator: Mark Milian, writer at Bloomberg

4:45pm-5:05pm Keynote: Going Mobile: Evolution of China's Top Online Trip Giant

                      Speaker: Eric Ye, Chief Technology Officer at Ctrip

5:05pm-5:40pm Panel Discussion: VC is a Truly Local Business, but How to Invest

                            Cross-border in US and China

                           Speakers: Hans Tung, Managing Partner at GGV Capital;

                                     Han Shen, Partner at Formation8;

                                     Chris Evdemon, Partner at Innovation Works;

                                     Wei Liu, Executive Director at Legend Star

                       Moderator: Allen Hsu, Investment Manager at InnoSpring

5:40pm Closing Remark


Face++ is a new vision platform built by Megvii Inc. aiming at providing compact, powerful, and cross-platform vision service.Face++ uses the cutting-edge technology of computer vision and data mining to provide 3 core vision services (Detection, Recognition, and Analysis). With the service and huge database of celebrity from Face++, the developers can apply the face technology into their own websites, mobile Apps, and smart TVs, increasing incredible user experience.

Tenpay, an integrated payment platform launched by Tencent to meet the needs of its 1.1 billion QQ users, has grown into one of China’s leading online payment platform. Tenpay commits to provide airlines, logistics, insurance, games, B2C business and other industries with professional and secure online payment solutions. As the end of 2011, the registered Tenpay users accounts amounted to 190 million.

Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile internet company with more than 340 million monthly active users as of February 2014. Its mission critical applications, including Clean Master, CM Security, Battery Doctor and Duba Anti-virus, help make the internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler, and safer for users worldwide. Cheetah Mobile is the second largest internet security software provider in China by monthly active users as of February 2014, according to iResearch, and the publisher of Clean Master, the #1 mobile app in the Google Play Tools category worldwide by monthly downloads in March 2014, according to App Annie.


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Broadway Studios
435 Broadway St
San Francisco, CA 94133

Friday, June 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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