e-Mobility, Smart Technologies, and Sustainability Initiative

Our engagement and cooperation with the South Korean leadership on the Sustainability Initiative started with a focus on electric vehicles, then expanded to include clean energy, smart cities, sustainable agriculture, and safety. Dr. Ossama Hassanein, Chairman Rising Tide has been privileged to be elected as Chairman of the Sustainability International Advisory Board. By building bridges between South Korea and Silicon Valley, we hope that innovations and positive human impact will significantly accelerate in the next 10 years.

Overview Sustainability and Opportunities for Collaboration

Sustainable Innovation for the Future

Lithium Battery Breakthroughs

City-Scale Testbed to Develop Sustainability Solutions

CO2 Reduction Technology

IoT Solutions for Agriculture, Water, Monitoring, Edible Oil Tanks

Speakers

Dr. Kevin Kennedy

Quanergy Systems

SmartNext Generation 3D LiDAR Solutions for Security, Smart Space and Smart City Markets City solutions

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Dr. Kevin Kennedy

Dr. Kevin Kennedy is CEO of Quanergy Systems, Inc. Kevin was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Avaya Inc., a global provider of fully-integrated, digital communications software and services. Kevin joined Avaya in 2009 and led one of the industry’s stronger executive teams to create superior technology and help customers drive communication experiences. Highly skilled at orchestrating innovation and changes in communications and related industries, Kevin has over four decades of experience at companies including Cisco Systems, JDSU, Openwave Systems, and AT&T Bell Labs. Kevin’s specialization is transforming companies through growth and company reinvention, tapping both organic innovation and mergers and acquisitions. During his career, Kevin has been instrumental in closing over 155 acquisitions and has double-digit asset divestitures.

Through 2019, Kevin currently serves as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, a position he assumed under US President Barack Obama. In 1987, Kevin served as a Congressional Fellow to the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. He was honored by the School of Engineering at Rutgers University as their Alumnus of the Year and awarded an Alumni Medal of Excellence in 2006. Kevin previously served on the Board of Regents as Loyola Marymount. Kevin’s board experience spans both public and private companies across numerous industries including enterprise software, semiconductors, semiconductor test and measurement, intellectual property, cloud infrastructure, real estate investment trust, and cancer research. Kevin has authored multiple patents and has published more than thirty papers on computational methods, data networking, and issues of technology management. He is the author of Devil in the Details, published in 2012, and a co-author of Going the Distance: Why Some Companies Dominate and Others Fail. Kevin holds a BS in Engineering from Lehigh University as well as MS and PhD degrees in engineering from Rutgers University where he served as an adjunct professor from 1982-1984. Kevin also holds a Distinguished Leader Executive Certificate from the University of Michigan Ross.

Dr. Myung Oh

Former Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Science and Technology, Korea

Special Remarks

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Dr. Myung Oh

Dr. Myung Oh is a former Deputy Prime Minister who held four ministerial positions under four different administrations in Korea, beginning with his service as Minister of
Communications in the 1980s. During his term as Vice Minister and Minister of
Communications in the 1980s, he directed the development of the Time Shared Exchange switching system, the fourmega DRAM semiconductor, and the super minicomputer,
thus paving the way for South Korea to take off as a worldclass IT powerhouse. He also established the National Administration Network and led successful IT-support
participation for the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988.

During his term as Minister of Transportation and as Minister of Construction and Transportation in the 1990s, he spearheaded the building of the Seoul to Busan high-speed train system and Incheon International Airport, which later positioned South Korea as a logistics hub in Northeast Asia.

As Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Technology in the 2000s, he led
future-oriented industrial policy initiatives in bio-industry and space development. He
sent a Korean astronaut to space for the first time in Korean history and played a
decisive role in developing Korean satellite in a rocket.

Dr. Oh’s iconic leadership is powered by his sincere trust in his followers, who take pride
in the distinction accorded him in Korean history. Dr. Oh holds a Ph.D. in Electrical
Engineering from Stony Brook University and is acclaimed as the “godfather” of Korea’s
telecommunications revolution and as “a futuristic leader whom all Korean presidents
love to call upon in Korean history”.

Dr. Kook-Hyun Moon

New Paradigm Institute

Closing Remarks

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Dr. Kook-Hyun Moon

Dr. Moon Kook-Hyun joined The Asia Foundation Board of Trustees in 2017. He is the president & CEO of Hansoll Textile Ltd, and the Chairman & CEO of the New Paradigm Institute. He is the former president and chief executive officer of Yuhan-Kimberly, Limited, a 70:30 joint venture company between Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Yuhan Corporation in Korea. Mr. Moon has been an environmental leader for 30+ years. He initiated “Keep Korea Green,” the first company-sponsored environmental campaign in Korea in 1984, which created mountain paths, “Forest for Schools,” “Forest for Life,” “Forest for Peace,” “Northeast Asia Forest Forum,” and numerous educational activities for students, newly-weds, and opinion leaders in the country. His efforts on environmental protection and education have been recognized by the United Nations Environmental Program with its prestigious award, named “Global 500 Roll of Honor,” in 1997. He also received the Asian Environmental Award from Korea/Japan Daily Consortium in 1998. Mr. Moon also served as president of the Creative Korea Party from 2007 to 2009. He received a bachelor’s degree in English and Business Administration from HanKook University of Foreign Studies and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Seoul National University.

Dr. Cho Myung-rae

Minister of Environment, Korea

Special Remarks

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Dr. Cho Myung-rae

Dr. Cho Myung-rae is a South Korean professor of urban planning at Dankook University currently serving as the Ministry of Environment since his appointment by President Moon Jae-in in November 2019.
Before appointed as the Minister, he was the president of the government-funded research institute, Korea Environment Institute, and the association of heads of the environmental research organisations.

He was previously the co-president of an environment NGO, Environmental Justice (Korean: 환경정의), from 2011 to 2017 and chair of Seoul's Sustainable Development Committee from 2013 to 2015.

Cho holds four degrees - a bachelor in regional development from Dankook University, a master's in environmental planning from Seoul National University and a master's and a doctorate in urban and regional studies from University of Sussex.

Dr. Ossama Hassanein

Rising Tide

The New Definition of Sustainability, Electrification & e-Mobility Technology

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Dr. Ossama Hassanein

Ossama has co-managed over $1 billion of international technology funds in diverse leadership roles including EVP of Berkeley International in San Francisco, Chairman of Technocom Ventures in Paris, President of Newbridge Networks Holding in Canada, Senior Managing Director of Newbury Ventures, and Chairman of the Rising Tide Fund in Silicon Valley. In the eighties, Ossama had the opportunity to co-lead the mezzanine financing of 80+ Silicon Valley based IT companies that became spectacular successes, including: Adaptec, Cirrus Logic, Atmel, PMC-Sierra, LSI Logic, Linear Technologies, and Oracle. Their combined market value today exceeds $200 billion. In the last 25 years, Ossama was chairman or co-founder of seven cutting-edge startups in the U.S., UK, France and Switzerland including ACC in Santa Barbara (routers, acquired by Ericsson), Algety in Lannion (soliton transmission, acquired by Corvis), HighDeal in Caen (rating engines, acquired by SAP), HighWave in Bretagne (fiber optic amplifiers, Listed on Euronext), NetCentrex in Paris (VoIP, acquired by Comverse), nCipher in Cambridge (encryption, listed on LSE), and Zong in Menlo Park (acquired by eBay). Currently, Ossama serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Bank of the West in San Francisco. On the social entrepreneurship side, he is a charter member of the C100, a Silicon-Valley based association dedicated to mentoring and angel financing Canadian entrepreneurs. Ossama also served on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Relief International, a nonprofit, focusing his efforts on social entrepreneurship and development of women in the Middle East. He was chairman of the board of TechWadi and the Egyptian American Society in Silicon Valley and vice-chairman of the Board of PSD, an NGO focused on providing one laptop per child for up to 130,000 Palestinian children in need of education. On the academic side, Ossama served on the Board of Advisors of Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies and of UCSF Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine in San Francisco. He was appointed as the Willard Brown Distinguished Professor at the American University in Cairo School of Business, where he remains a member of the Board of Advisors. Ossama lectured on Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and the University of San Diego, and on international business at UC Berkeley and Santa Clara University. He was also a guest speaker on entrepreneurship in diverse venues including the White House, the State Department, MIT, Harvard University, and the Commonwealth Club.

Dr. Maha Achour

Metawave

How 5G Will Influence Autonomous Driving Vehicles

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Dr. Maha Achour

Dr. Maha Achour is a senior leader with more than 20 years’ experience in both public and entrepreneurial start-up companies in the RF, wireless, optics and networking industries. Maha has a demonstrated track record of developing an idea from concept to product, delivering industry leading technologies, and building teams and companies. In addition, she has a strong technology background combined with leadership, business and marketing skills. Previously, Maha served as co-founder and CTO of Rayspan, where she commercialized the first Metamaterial antennas and RF front-end subsystems for the cell-phone and WLAN industries. She has also pioneered the first broadcast HDTV system over satellite, mm-wave/free-space optical systems for last mile connectivity and led various DARPA projects in wireless MIMO and optical devices.

Dr. James Taylor

Precision NanoSystems

New Economy after Coronavirus

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Dr. James Taylor

Dr. James Taylor is the CEO and co-founder of Precision NanoSystems, Inc. (PNI), a commercial stage biotechnology company at the convergence of nanotechnology, genomics, and precision medicine. PNI empowers researchers to advance nanomedicines for the treatment and diagnosis of disease. James earned a B.A.Sc. in engineering physics from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in genetics from the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, WA. James worked at the Seattle based Venture Capital firm, the Accelerator Corporation concurrent with his Ph.D. and has extensive experience in the science and commercialization of microfluidics, nanotechnology, and systems biology. He has led PNI since its inception and has grown the Company to be the leading technology provider for the development of nanomedicines. James is a Director of Life Science British Columbia and an active participant of the bio-entrepreneurial community.

Dr. Vincent Pluvinage

OneD Material

Large-Scale Manufacturing of Nano-Silicon Attached to Commercial Graphite Powders, Enabling Better, Cleaner, and Less Expensive EV Batteries

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Dr. Vincent Pluvinage

Dr. Vincent Pluvinage co-founded OneD Material in 2013. OneD Material is a leader in large-scale manufacturing of nano-silicon attached to commercial graphite powders enabling better, cleaner, and less expensive electric vehicle batteries. Vincent started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories before co-founding ReSound Corporation (Nasdaq IPO in 1993), Preview Systems (Nasdaq IPO in 1999) and IPValue Management. He holds degrees in Applied Physics (UCL Belgium) and Bioengineering (PhD, University of Michigan).

Dr. Rene Morkos

Alice Technology

Automated Building Information Models to Optimize Construction

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Dr. Rene Morkos

Dr. René Morkos teaches construction management at Stanford University where he obtained his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence applications for construction as a Charles H. Leavell fellow. He is a second-generation civil engineer with over 20 years of construction industry experience that span projects such as a $350 million refinery in Abu Dhabi, underwater construction in Beirut, and several projects as a civilian in Afghanistan. René founded Alice Technologies which developed the world's first generative construction optimizer that leverages artificial intelligence to dynamically generate and analyze millions of valid schedules for large-scale construction projects. This enables contractors and owners to plan, bid, and build more effectively, and Alice Technology significantly reduces construction durations and labor costs. Current customers include some of the world’s pre-eminent construction companies including Parsons, Bouygues, and Austin Industries.

Nicholas Flanders

Opus12

Converting waste CO2 emissions into value-added specialty chemicals and fuels

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Nicholas Flanders

Nicholas Flanders is co-founder and CEO of Opus 12, a Bay Area startup that has developed technology to recycle CO2 emissions back into valuable products. At scale, it is estimated that this revolutionary technology could offset more than 10 percent of global energy-related CO 2 emissions. Opus 12 is Nicholas’s second venture-backed start-up, and he was previously an analyst in McKinsey’s Cleantech Practice. He holds an M.S. in engineering and an MBA from Stanford University, and he and his co-founders, were featured in Rolling Stone’s “25 People Shaping the Next 50 Years” and New York Times’ “Climate Visionaries”. He was featured among Forbes’s 30 Under 30 in Energy in 2016.

Ms. Judy Kruger

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

New Ecosystem for Social Entrepreneurship

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Ms. Judy Kruger

In her role as Senior Director, Judy provides strategic direction and drives LAEDC’s work of building key industry clusters of the region in which our region has global competitive advantage and opportunity to create jobs. She operates LAEDC’s industry councils convening experts on topics such as innovative technology and market growth. She also works on targeted business-focused public policy and other strategic market growth initiatives garnering support from key corporate and government stakeholders in the LA County.

After joining LAEDC, Judy created a new regional program, California SmartMatch, a B2B matchmaking service assisting large companies find new and innovative suppliers. California SmartMatch is also used to assist new technology companies find a path to market through a roundtable of experts.

Past experienced include, leading efforts in national and international economic development. Judy has targeted, launched, and successfully implemented sizeable programs in a variety of industries. In her most recent positions as a business consultant, sales, and strategic planner, she has worked closely with U.S. and foreign companies seeking to grow business in U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, and Cuba. As the Vice President of Sales for Grupo Prodensa, Judy implemented the firm’s foreign investment, marketing and sales strategy.

In addition, Judy served as the Strategic Planner and Business Development Manager at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. In that role, she led the aerospace and defense sales focus for the state, coordinating development and advocacy with local, state, congressional, and governors’ offices. Her responsibilities also included working with companies and prime contractors researching, identifying, and building growth markets, new opportunities and key partnerships.

Judy received a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan Cooley Law School and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Grand Valley State University.

Mr. Ralph Kappelhoff

Amazon Web Services

The New Definition of Sustainability. New Collaboration & Solidarity in the Climate Change & Pandemic Age

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Mr. Ralph Kappelhoff

Mr. Ralph Kappelhoff is leading the Amazon Web Services Power and Utilities industry solutions definition and development. AWS is bringing cloud-based solutions consisting of internet of things (IoT), advanced analytics, machine learning (ML) artificial intelligence (AI), and Alexa Amazon’s digital assistant to a sector facing a transformational change. Mr. Kappelhoff has over 20 years of international experience developing real-time mission-critical software products. Previously, he was the CTO of GE Grid Solutions and VP Engineering for Alstom developing market leading energy management systems used around the world.

Mr. Nicolas Pocard

Ballard Power Systems

Fueling the Future with Hydrogen

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Mr. Nicolas Pocard

Mr. Nicolas Pocard, Director of Marketing has more than 20 years of experience in high technology products sales and marketing at international level. Among his responsibilities, he looks after market strategy, marketing activities and government relations for Ballard. He is a board member of the California Hydrogen Business Council co-chairing the Public Transit group and represents Ballard with various Industry Associations and Government forums. Mr. Pocard holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from ESCOM (Paris) and a Master’s of Science from The Ohio State University (USA).

Agenda

Resources

IEVE

Event

IEVE/SV Business Forum

Date: September 16-19, 2020

Day 1: Sustainable Enterprises
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2fvakQvdS5axLqcx3EH1oA
Day 2: Smart Technologies
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EqvDPqrXQVGoUcexMdPRsw
Day 3: e-Mobility
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EqvDPqrXQVGoUcexMdPRsw

7th annual International Electric Vehicle Expo (IEVE)

The IEVE/Silicon Valley Business Forum is being held in concert with the 7th annual International Electric Vehicle Expo (IEVE). IEVE will be held separately in Jeju Island (Korea) on December 9-11th, 2020.

Date: December 9 -11th, 2020
Address: http://www.ievexpo.org/eng/

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