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IOT (Internet Of Things) – Our Life Around Connected Everything

800 Birds (Startup Community)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

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IOT (Internet Of Things) – Our Life Around Connected Everything 

Date/Time:  Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013, 5:30 -  9:30 pm

Place:  Pillsbury Law Firm's new office, 4 Embarcadero, 22F, San Francisco, CA

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Internet Of Things (IOT) – Our Life Around Connected Everything

Right before our eyes, the world has quickly evolved such that there is everything digital around every minute we're awake – walk-drive-work, sit-run-talk, eat-exercise-think, or even when we are sleeping! As recent as four years ago, you wouldn’t think so. From apps that allow you to play games with your mind to those measuring your breathing and your output on a toilet! There are hackthons by mobile manufactures to find gems to boost the device design and consumer use cases. And there are incubators and accelerators focusing on teams that can be creative in h/w product design with ability to crank out app to run “that thing” and put on the AppStore or Google Play.

To explore such exploding, emerging technologies, we've invited thinkers, and entrepreneurs and YOU, to join us for an evening of exciting open discussions.

Christopher Price will present iConsole.TV – revealing it first time in front of live audience and Philippe Mora (Phoenix Communications) will talk about his views on IOT.

Chia-lin Simmons (Harman, public company that builds audio for autos) will moderate a panel joined by Jim Li (Halloo), Price and Mora.

:: Chia-Lin Simmons,  VP of Marketing & Content, Aha Radio, Division of  Harman ( , NYSE: HAR)
Recently named one of Huffington Post’s 27 Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter in 2011 and Top 100 Under 50 by Diversity MBA Magazine in 2012, Chia-lin is an expert in creating, distributing and marekting digital media bringing content onto the devices from the cassette player, in-home connected gears to mobile devices.
Chia-lin has built borderless, high performing teams, opening new markets, growing companies, customer bases and adding value and engaging stakeholders with companies such as Aha Radio (acquired by Harman International), Audible (acquired by Amazon), AOL - Time Warner, CNET, Wired, Playphone, etc.
Chia-lin is a sought‐after speaker and also on weekly podcast “On Digital Media” ( She graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. San Diego and MBA from Cornell University with a Park Leadership Fellow, plus a JD from George Mason University School of Law and is a licensed New York attorney.

:: Jim Li, Founder/CEO of Halloo. Jim is one of the most prominent entrepreneurs in the Valley, previously a Venture Partner at Emergence Capital, geek at his heart, entrepreneurship in his blood, an MIT grad, Jim founded Halloo Communications, Flying Packets Communications, Whistle Communications, Tribe Computer Works, and Mytek with serial successful exits. And he loves seeing the world of connected devices as he geeks out at home making it happen right there too. 

:: Philippe Mora, Head of marketing & business development at Phoenix Technologies. He lead the strategic repositioning and turnaround of the Company from a commodity BIOS firmware vendor to a global leader in machine firmware for the mobile industry, cloud, the internet of things and industrial internet. With his rich experiences in product design and development global resources he has created, grew and shaped companies, expanded and opened markets, and developed new business across the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the author of “Mobile to Internet, Machine to Machine Industrial Internet” presentation.

He had previously served as executive at Frontier Silicon Ltd. (merged by Toumaz Ltd / August 2012), , SK Telecom, and Nvidia.
Philippe has MSEE, Stanford University, MBA, Santa Clara University and ESIEE Paris.

:: Christopher Price,  Founder/CEO, Mobile Media Ventures, a startup focused on pushing the envelope on Android device design. Its first hardware product,, currently ranks as the most powerful production Android device. has been receiving fan fares from report on It is an ideal connected device that is a desktop, game console and even an HD-VCR, all in one box. It is currently shipping to the content providers such as game developers. Chris is an avid blogger with his deep system knowledge and ability to analyze the mobile technologies and market trends. He is also the Founding Editor of


5:30 - 6:30 pm  Check-in, social, networking 

6:45 -  7:00, Opening, Justin Hovey of Pillsbury to give "Startup Therapy"

7:00 - 8:00

Presentation:  Christopher Price (, Philippe Mora (Phoenix Comm.)

8:00 - 9:00    Panel Discussion - Jim Li (Halloo), Christopher Price, Philippe Mora

Moderator:  Chia-lin Simmons

9:00 - 9:30  YOU ARE THE STAR - share your experience



Pillsbury Law Firm  Tallk to them if you need help with legal issues.  They are great people who are very supportive and understanding of the Valley's startup scenarios.  They provide top services and expertise to tech entrepreneurs. We love them. 


Come hang with us and share your stories too.  

Want to know who else is coming? Also see on Facebook and find out!

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Pillsbury Law Firm
4 Embarcadero Center, 22F
San Francisco, CA 94111

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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