Board of Directors
- Qiming Huang
- David Xu
- William Wittmeyer
- Geng Lin
- Wen-Pai Lu
- Ann Xin
- Ying Huang
- Pablo Chu
- Ken Liew
- Jenny Wan-Mernyk
|Qiming Huang, Director, Silicon Valley China Wireless Technology Association|
Qiming is a board director of Silicon Valley China Wireless Technology Association. She has been focusing on facilitating start-ups’ growth as well as bringing the mobile and wireless industries together between China and the United States.Meanwhile, Qiming is an active entrepreneur and technologist, leading product component design and management in a couple of pre-IPO companies in Silicon Valley. She is currently senior manager of product management at StrongMail, a social and email marketing company. Besides many years of experience in software and Internet service development, she is the primary inventor for three US patents and one China patent in the areas of mobile, RFID and Internet.
Previous to her current venture, she was the VP of Product Development at Tianya, a leading China Internet Company. Under her leadership, Tianya launched mobile applications for iOS, Android and Symbian platforms, enterprise marketing SaaS services, new Tianya Q&A and Group Discussion, recommendation engine and cloud computer framework. She was recommended to the national Thousand Talent Program competition. In her early career, Qiming worked at Oracle US headquarters, as the Senior Principal Product Manager, Senior Development Manager, Business Development Manager, and Software Architect at the varied points of time, responsible for product management, partnership building and market development for the Oracle product lines of Wireless Server, RFID/Sensor Edge Server, and Application Integration Architecture.
Qiming received her Master in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin, US, and her Bachelor in Computer Software from Nankai University, China.
David is an active evangelist and technologist in innovation. His strong interests and expertise include internet/networking, 3G/4G cellular technology, mobile healthcare, internet of things, IT applications in healthcare, and broadband communications.
David is very active in telecom/datacom and healthcare IT industries, mostly in software architecture design and development and consulting for various flagship networking and telecommunications products, for both Fortune 100 companies in US and Canada, as well as startups in Silicon Valley.
David started his executive role in SVCWireless as Vice President of Operations in 2006, and later served on various VP/EVP roles. David served as the SVCWireless president during 2010 – 2011, responsible for its strategy, planning, and execution. Under his leadership, the collaboration and partnerships between US and China in wireless and mobile industries was further strengthened, and the association successfully held its first ever 2-day annual conference in 2010. In addition, the SIGs were introduced for the first time into the organization’s executive structure in order to provide events with better quality, quantities and varieties.
David holds a Master degree of Computing Science from University of Alberta, Canada.
|William Wittmeyer, CEO of eXS Inc., Director of SVCWireless|
Mr. Wittmeyer has been active in telecommunication industry and technology investing since 1980. Initially he was with Exxon Enterprises and subsequently with W.R. Grace. Companies he invested in include: Intecom, Periphonics, N.E.T. Zoran, Microlinear, IXYS and UTStarcom.
Mr. Wittmeyer is the CEO of eXS Inc, a wireless access company that is focused on providing low cost broadband services in emerging markets, and the chief operating officer of Electronic Sensor Technologies Inc, a manufacturer of high speed gas chromatographs.
Mr Wittmeyer has a BS from the US Coast Guard Academy and an MBA from Columbia University.
|Dr. Geng Lin, CTO, Networking Business, Dell Inc.|
In this role, Dr. Geng Lin has the overall responsibility for technology strategy, system architecture, product innovation, and partnership and acquisition of key technologies, for Dell's networking business worldwide. Before joining Dell, Dr. was the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Alliance at Cisco Systems where he was responsible for the technology strategy, innovation, and solution development of the joint Cisco-IBM solution portfolio worldwide. The Cisco-IBM Alliance delivers multi-billion dollar business revenues from a broad solution portfolio that covers data center virtualization and cloud computing, and video and rich media applications. Prior to Cisco, Dr. Lin served as Vice President of Software Applications at Netopia Inc., a Motorola company. Dr. Lin is a leading expert in communications networking and cloud computing, and is a frequent speaker at various conferences and industry tradeshows.
He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Peking University and Ph.D. degree from University of British Columbia, all in Computer Science.
Vincent is currently Managing Director of Rhapsody Ventures, an early stage technology strategy and investment firm. Vincent has over 15 years of his entrepreneurial & operating experience and broad domain knowledge in network infrastructure technologies. Prior to Rhapsody Ventures, Vincent was VP of Strategy & Corporate Business Development at VSS Monitoring, instrumental to the acquisition of VSS in 2012 by Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), a $50 billion Fortune 150 company. Post acquisition, Vincent led strategic planning efforts and contributed to the business integration and implementation of Danaher Business Systems. He was interim VP Marketing in 2013, and also contributed to Danaher’s Communications Platform technology strategy, as well as its M&A and Business Development activities.
Vincent began his career at Lucent Technologies (Alcatel-Lucent / Nokia), and later took on leading roles in a number of startups including homeFiber (later became Broadband Rhapsody), Photonic Power Systems (acquired by JDSU). In 2006, he joined KLM Capital, a US-China venture fund, responsible for investment due diligence and portfolio management. He served as board observer for portfolio companies including Auvitek (acquired by Microtune, now CSR), Opulan (acquired by Atheros, now Qualcomm), and Novera Optics (acquired by LG-Nortel, now Ericsson).
Vincent currently advises and invests in several early stage companies including Saisei Networks, Flying Cloud, Skalera, Creanord, Symbid and iFunding. Vincent holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and B.A. in Music from UC San Diego, M.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, and studied in the Doctorate of Business Administration at Newcastle University and Grenoble Ecole de Management.
|Wen-Pai Lu, Ph.D., NNCNA, CISSP, GSEC, GIPS, GSNA, Cisco|
Dr. Lu has over sixteen years experience in the Internetworking, wireless communications as well as network security. He had been a principle consultant, project leader, technical leader, customer solutions manager, researcher and developer. His expertise spans across both enterprises and service providers.
Currently, Dr. Lu is a Solution Consultants in Cisco focusing on building solutions that leveraging network as the platform to integrate network services with business application to allow enterprises to run their business more efficiency. He was responsible for developing service and solution creations that translate products and technologies into solution delivery for mobile service providers. Dr. Lu was also responsible for developing Mobile Wireless Internet architecture and strategy for large enterprises where he led a team of engineers and architects
Dr. Wen-Pai Lu is very active in many standard communities. He had been very active in Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) developing mobile web services architecture and services. In Mobile Wireless Internet Forum (MWIF), he oversaw the security activities in the Mobile Internet and leading the security task forces. He also served as a co-chairman for the Proof of Concept (POC) and architecture working groups in MWIF and developing security solution for IP Radio Access Network (RAN) in all-IP mobile wireless network (4G and beyond). He was the founder of the LAN Security Working Group (IEEE 802.10 SILS) developing security standard for IEEE 802 LANs and MANs and was serving as the editor for 802.10a. He was also active in ATM Forum, Frame Relay Forum as well as FDDI (ANSI X3T5) standard group where he served as an ATM Forum Ambassador for LANE and MPOA.
He has published over 16 technical papers in the technical journals as well as in the technical conferences with three distinct papers particularly published in the IEEE technical journals such as Transaction on Communications, and Transaction on Software Engineering.
Ann is the global analytics development lead at CEO office of Oracle US. She is certified oracle business intelligence enterprise server architect. Her team provides programs to improve operational efficiency, consistency, and compliance in support of the organization's financial and tactical business objectives, provides business practices and processes, develops, communicates, and trains the organization on business practices and processes.
Ann has been with SVCWireless since 2006. Ann served as VP of Marketing, VP of Networking, VP of Financing and EVP. Ann was also co-chaired 2010 annual conference. Ann has been contributed on building teams, coordinating teams internally and promoted value proposition and brand awareness of SVCWireless, enhanced influence of SVCWireless.
As the world's leading expert in the area of database, dynamic workflow systems and enterprise application integration, Dr. Huang is the Managing Partner of Mayton Cuperion LLC.
Dr. Huang has over 15 years experience in database, workflow and enterprise application integration. He has held advanced development and management positions at Oracle, HP Labs, Vitria, and Akonite. In addition to his many years in the software industry, Dr. Huang spent 5 years in the telecommunications industry as a technical leader. As early as 1985, Dr. Huang was a member of team that received the prestige China National Science and Technology Advancement Second Class Honor Award. He has published more than 10 papers in the areas of database, workflow and enterprise application integration. From 1997 to 1998, Dr. Huang was chosen to represent HP in WfMC (workflow management coalition) standard activities.
Dr. Huang received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Florida and his BSEE degree from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications.
Pablo Chu is the president and board director of Silicon Valley China Wireless Technology Association. He is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience conceiving, designing, manufacturing, and business development of data storage, mobile / wireless and telecommunications products and services. Pablo has been a corporate development and product / project management executive and consultant at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including: Lucent Technologies, AVAYA, Inc., Fujitsu Computer Products, and Lenovo / Legend Computer.
Originally from Hong Kong, Pablo is bilingual in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). Pablo joined a couple of start-ups as VP and General Manager, and he is well connected in the industry. Pablo received a Network Engineering and Management certificate from U.C. Santa Cruz. He graduated with a MBA degree from Kensington University and a BS Engineering degree from U.C. Berkeley.
Ken is a seasoned telecoms professional with over 2 decades of experiences in wired PSTN, mobile, wireless infrastructures including core, radio access, and data networking systems.
Ken started his professional careers as a software design engineer in a small start up and a mid size company, developing applications for PSTN switches, in the areas of traffic metering and maintenance. Later he departed from software design and joined Ericsson PSTN Technical assistance Center as a TAC engineer. From there he participated in many different projects ranging from the introduction of STP/SS7 systems, ISDN, and IN intelligent network.
Later he departed from software design and joined Ericsson, spent time in both PSTN Systems and Radio Systems. From there he participated in many different projects ranging from the introduction of STP/SS7 systems, ISDN, IN intelligent network, IS-54, to IS 136 TDMA systems.
From 1998 to 2001, Ken accepted an international assignment to work in Ericsson Japan as a Field Support Manager, leading a team of radio specialist and mobile switching engineers to provide technical field services to PDC operators in Japan. Through his leadership and proactiveness, Japanese PDC networks attained the best in-service performance world wide of Ericsson installed base. At the peak of packet data introduction into the PDC networks, Ken was tasked to manage the technical support delivery during the deployment of Packet MSC nodes (PMSC), and built from the ground up a very successful support team staffed by local talents, resulting in reducing the dependency of expatriate engineers, achieving a significant service cost saving of hundred of thousand dollars each year!
Upon returning to the US from Japan with a stellar record, Ken moved into project management role, successfully executed and completed the TDMA expansions in LA with the installation and commissioning of a few thousand radios in both existing and new sites. Later Ken was hand picked by senior management to lead a national project team that upgraded the GSM to 2.5G EDGE network. At the same time, Ken assumed the additional role as a technical service delivery manager to AT&T Wireless MMS system.
During the introduction of Cingular Wireless WCDMA network, Ken was a key contributor in the national project team to manage the software releases, configuration and deployment program that enabled Cingular Wireless to be the first operator to launch 3.5G HSDPA in N. America. The successful on time HSDPA launch by Cingular Wireless expanded Ericsson's market share to 60% from initial 40%.
An active member and a strong supporter of SVCWireless, Ken volunteered to serve 2 terms as VP Networking, was subsequently nominated and elected to serve as President in 2008. As a SVCWireless executive team member, Ken has the opportunity to meet Chinese delegations and leaders of companies on both sides of the pacific, establishing a strong business network of contacts in both China/APAC, and Silicon Valley.
A native of Singapore of Chinese cultural heritage, he speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, and some Japanese. He receives his BSEE in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was also the first Ericsson employee to enroll and received an MBA Telecommunications Management degree from the University of Dallas in Texas.
After spending over 20 years in software development, marketing and sales, Jenny left her full-time position in 2003 as the founder of C8, a B2B e-payment company, to focus on raising her two young children and devoting time to community service. As the president of the East Palo Alto Rotary club, Jenny is committed to promoting literacy for underserved children and eliminating hunger for seniors. Jenny also has been working to help young companies grow into profitable businesses. Her latest project is establishing trade schools for auto mechanics in China. She is an advisor to HuanXin, whose Golden Wallet is China’s first mobile payment solution. Jenny is the Chairman for HwaShinChineseSchool, a non-profit Chinese school operating in Palo Alto, California. She is also a board director for Silicon Valley - China Wireless Technology Association.
Jenny worked as the vice president of Product Management for CyberCash until 2000 responsible for product integrations, as well as defining product requirements for the mobile wallet product. In 1998 Jenny joined the founder of Tellan Software (an e-payment start-up) to run marketing and sales with P & L responsibilities. She delivered in 18 months over 140% increase in revenues while expanded net margin from 21% to 30%. Improved business metrics led to the M & A deal with CyberCash resulting over 7x of return to investors.
Prior to Tellan, Jenny held various senior level marketing and business development positions at VeriFone. She was responsible for driving the company’s wireless product strategy, which included defining the product strategy for the industry’s first SMS/payment transaction gateway launched in 1997 as a pilot project in South Africa .
Jenny started her career in software development. She spent a number of years working as a member of the development team in the electronic funds transfer product group at Telemoney, later acquired by First Data Corporation. She later worked as a freelance software developer for Sytek . Jenny also worked at Ungermann Bass as a senior product manager for the TCP/IP product line. She was Director of Product Marketing at Motorola Computer Group Business Systems Division, where she pioneered the marketing of RISC-based multi-user computers as network servers supporting PCs and Macs. She defined SNMP requirements for Altair, Motorola's wireless LAN product line. She also spent a couple of years working as Director of Marketing and Sales for OAZ Communications, a manufacturer of network fax client and server solutions.
Jenny holds an MBA degree in Business Management.
|Mark Cummings, Managing Partner, enVia Technology Partners, Inc.
Member Special Committee, Technical Committee of Software Radio, IEICE
Member, Meta Language for Mobility (MLM) Working Group, Software Defined Radio Forum
Member, IEEE P1900.5
Mark Cummings is the founder of enVia, a venture catalyst spun out of Stanford Research Institute. enVia launched three Venture backed start-up companies; Morphics aquired by Infineon, SkyCross currently a prefered supplier to Samsung and RFco. Mark is the principal inventor on the earliest patent granted on the use of reconfigurable logic for SDR. He chaired the Organizing Committee of the SDR Forum (an international industry association) and was its first Technical Committee Chair, and first Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Earlier in his career, Mark held technical, marketing, finance and management leadership positions in communications common carriers, large end users, and equipment manufacturers. He has played key roles in a number of large scale S/W projects, semiconductor, equipment, communication and services projects. He founded the Pocket Intelligence Program at SRI International (Stanford Research Institute). He helped found and sat on the Board of Directors of PCMCIA, and the Smart Card Industry Association. He was an early member of IEEE 802, a contributor to the X.25 standard and designed the first international X.25 network. He helped with the early organization of the San Francisco Apple Core, served on its Board of Directors and led the Assembly Language Programming Group.
Mark helped organize the first satellite pay cable network, HBO (Home Box Office) and the first digital broadcasting system (DBS / Lotus Signal), set the architecture for the next generation EFTS system for the US Federal Reserve System, and the architecture for the international banking system for Mitsui Bank. As an Assistant Professor of Computer Mediated Communications Systems at SFSU, his research focused on the role of communications and computing in national development where he developed the technique currently used to encode Chinese characters.
Mark holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Information Science at Tohoku University (Japan), and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business in Conjunction with the Moore School of Engineering and the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. He has done post-graduate work at NYU, New School For Social Research, and Stanford University. He has published over 150 papers and articles on communications and computing and two book chapters on SDR technology currently used as college texts.