Tuesday, July 22, 2008

SVC Wireless for Seminar "Location Based Services"

Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association (SVCWireless)

GPS has become one of the key essential consumer electronics like MP3 and digital camera. As the key enabler technology, GPS and other localization techniques also opens the door for opportunities in numerous Location Based Services (LBS). The event will discuss:
- The technique: the cutting edge and the trend of the localization technology: standalone PND, A-GPS on cell phone, Car based GPS, UWB and RFID based techniques, routing and map services and etc.
- The application: How to provide the meaningful value-added service with the various localization technologies available? What will be the killer apps that help to meet the market promise? Can it be as mind-blowing as Google or iPhone?!
- The opportunity: What is the driving force behind this booming market? What’s its potential and future direction? How to read the wave and catch it?
- The barrier: What could be the bumpers ahead of the entrepreneurs: Privacy issues, government regulation, or more?
- LBS in China: Chinese Compass and Beidou system, the status and future of the LBS market in China.
Date: Tuesday, July 22
Time: 6:30 – 7:00 pm Registration and Networking
7:00 – 9:00 pm Presentation and Discussion

Fenwick & West LLP
801 California Street, Mountain View, CA

Breaux Walker, Partner, America’s Growthcapital
Glenn Chen, Partner, Woodside Capital Partners LLC
Kris Kolodziej, CTO, Spime Inc
Marc Prioleau, VP Marketing & Business Development, deCarta, Inc.
Dave Reid, Director, Business Development, Wireless Segment, SiRF Technology Inc.
Speaker Bios:
Glenn Chen, Partner, Woodside Capital Partners LLC
Glenn Chen provides investment banking services to clients in the global growth economy. Glenn has extensive investment banking experience covering the wireless, telecommunications, media, and software sectors worldwide.
Prior to joining Woodside Capital Partners, Glenn was a Managing Director at Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. overseeing the Investment Banking Group's wireless communications practice. Glenn has more than 17 years of investment banking, financial advisory, and operational experience in the technology, media, and telecom industries with East Peak Advisors, UBS Warburg, and Robertson Stephens where he originated and executed a variety of global technology advisory and financing transactions involving large and emerging-growth companies across multiple product areas, including mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and underwriting. Earlier in Glenn's career, he also worked in investment management and research, having managed portfolios of mutual funds.
Glenn earned his M.B.A. at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, and received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kris Kolodziej CTO, Spime Inc

Mr. Kolodziej has been in the location intelligence field for about a decade, during which he was responsible for LBS research, technology engineering and innovation for ESRI, Frost & Sullivan, Geo Invent (Tele Atlas), and the industry's standards geospatial consortium, OGC.
Mr. Kolodziej has authored numerous industry publications, including Mobile Local Search: Location-Based Search Market, and published the highly anticipated book: Local Positioning Systems: LBS Services and Applications. Kolodziej established IndoorLBS.com to promote ubiquitous indoor-outdoor positioning technologies and their convergence.
Mr. Kolodziej has (co-)organized conference sessions and been a (keynote/invited) speaker at the LBS World Forum 2006, Location Intelligence 2006 & 2007 Conference, the Location 2006 (India) Conference, the WPI Workshop on Indoor Tracking Technologies, and the URISA 40th Annual Conference.
Kolodziej is columnist writer for industry trade magazines, including Geospatial Solutions, GeoWorld, Java Location Services (now LBS360), and Directions Magazine. Kolodziej holds graduate degrees from MIT in the areas of Geo Information Systems & Information Technology engineering, and a Bachelor's degree in Geo Information Systems from Rutgers University. He has also been awarded Certificates in Environmental Geomatics from the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, and in Urban Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Kolodziej received numerous awards for his work, namely from URISA, ACSM, GITA, IGIF (ASPRS), and GIScience.
Marc Prioleau VP Marketing & Business Development, deCarta, Inc.
Marc brings twenty years of technology marketing, with the last nine years in the location technology and Internet search markets. Prior to deCarta, Marc directed the high-growth consumer and enterprise markets for SiRF Technology. Before SiRF, he was Vice President of Business Development for Outride inc. (acquired by Google), responsible for commercializing Outride's advanced search technology with leading Internet search engines. Marc also held executive positions at Trimble Navigation where he led marketing for embedded GPS products in the automotive, timing and mobile computing markets. Marc has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering Materials Science from University of California, Davis and a Master's degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Dave Reid Director, Business Development, Wireless Segment, SiRF Technology, Inc.
Dave Reid joined SiRF in June 2007, and is in charge of global business development for the company's wireless segment. In this role, Reid is responsible for identifying and developing new business prospects for SiRF's wireless solutions, which include GPS chipsets and carrier-grade software for use in handsets, smartphones, personal locators, asset tracking devices, fleet management systems and carrier infrastructure globally for location-based services (LBS) and mobile resource management (MRM). Reid also develops new opportunities for the SiRFecosystem, a comprehensive suite of products and services designed to help the global LBS developer community more easily develop, test, and market their location applications. As part of this effort, Reid works closely with the SiRFecosystem community, which includes geospatial mapping server providers, map data providers, application developers and other leading members of the LBS industry.
Prior to SiRF, Reid worked at Qualcomm and its SnapTrack subsidiary, which focuses on hybrid A-GPS technology for E911, consumer and enterprise LBS applications. While at Qualcomm, he served in lead product management and business development roles in its SnapTrack, gpsOne, QPoint, BREW and QChat product lines, where he worked closely with operators, handset OEMs, infrastructure providers, systems integrators and application providers around the globe.
Reid was the director of strategic marketing at Motorola's Telematics Communications Group, which provided GPS-based telematics solutions to GM's OnStar division as well as to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and many other automotive OEMs. While at Motorola, Reid was regularly interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, TIME, Forrester, Yankee Group, Gartner Group and dozens of other media and industry analyst organizations.
Reid also held senior management positions at Trimble and Mitsubishi Electronics. At Trimble, he worked on some of the first GPS-based AVL and fleet management systems to be used by enterprises and public safety agencies. At Mitsubishi, he led business development for its wireless division, focusing on vertical markets such as fleet management and marine communications. Reid also served in various systems engineering and project management roles at GTE, Digital Optronics and Digital Signal Corporation.
Reid has a BSEE in communications theory from George Mason University and an MBA in finance and marketing from Santa Clara University, and also attended the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Breaux Walker Partner, America’s Growthcapital
Breaux is a partner in the Investment Banking Group of America’s Growth Capital. Working out of the San Francisco office, Breaux focuses on the communications, Internet and information security sectors. He began his investment banking career in the early 90s at Merrill Lynch and brings more than 16 years of banking and industry experience to his role at America’s.

Before joining the firm, Breaux had founded and run Daintree Partners, a boutique investment bank focused on the mobile, Internet and software sectors. Prior to founding Daintree Partners, Breaux was senior vice president (corporate development) for Vytek Wireless. He has held senior positions at Mobilesys and USWeb, where he was a member of an M&A team that completed more than 50 transactions. Breaux was a managing director and founder of CBVCOM, an Internet software services and development company in Shanghai, China. Immediately prior to joining America’s, Breaux was a managing director at East Peak Advisors.

Breaux received his B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.