Welcome!

Cloud Expo Authors: Tim Hinds, Liz McMillan, John Savageau, Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez

News Feed Item

First Ever K-TECH Conference & Expo Features over 700 Korean and US IT Entrepreneurs and Experts

Exhibition includes Mobile, Cloud, Data Security, and 'Gangnam Style' Dancing Robots

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 240 Korean companies, entrepreneurs and Global IT leaders will be on hand at the K-TECH Silicon Valley 2012 Conference & Expo ready to actively pursue new business, recruit new talent and showcase the latest technology from Korea.

According to Cologne Institute, South Korea ranks third in the world's technological innovation with 40% of its total trade volume made up of IT products and components. Adding to its success, the March 2012 signing of the landmark Free Trade Agreement "KOR-US FTA," will greatly expand trade relations between Korea and the US. The substance of trade is evolving from manufactured goods to include a much more diverse exchange of software, technology, talent, and investment.

This first ever K-TECH Conference will feature thought leaders and speakers from Korea and the US focusing on the theme: "The Future of IT Convergence and How its Changing the Way We Live and Work". The conference strives to help facilitate the creation of explosive growth by addressing the opportunities in the Global IT Convergence sector to create exponential job and economic growth in both the US and Korea. Speakers include executives and IT experts from LG, Google, Hyundai, SK Telecom, Microsoft, Applied Materials, Chargepoint, OnRamp, Lark and more. 

According to SukWoo Hong, Minister of Knowledge Economy of Republic of Korea, "K-Tech 2012 will be a launching pad for fueling the exchange of talent, technology, ideas, and building stronger business cooperation and partnerships between the US and Korea to further economic growth in Silicon Valley."

K-TECH Silicon Valley 2012 Highlights

2-day event will feature diverse programs including a full day of conference, Technology Showcase, IT Expo and Business meetings, Startup Pitch, and Job Fair

  • Full day conference on Future of IT Convergence and how it impacts Auto, Energy, and Healthcare industries
  • IT Expo – 40 IT companies from Korea will exhibit their products and services to over 100 potential partners, investors, and buyers.
  • Job Fair – Korean companies including Samsung, LG, SK hynix, and Hyundai Motors will be seeking 300 plus global talents with their HR executives on site to interview potential candidates.
  • Technology Showcase – Korea's leading research institutions on IT and IT convergence, ETRI, KITECH, and KETI, will showcase their latest research findings and technology innovation.
  • Startup Pitch – 20 pre-selected start-ups from Korea will demo their products and services to Silicon Valley's leading investors

Event Location:
The Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Event website: www.k-tech.org

About K-Tech Silicon Valley
K-Tech Silicon Valley 2012 is the first premier technology conference organized by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy of the Republic of Korea (MKE), in partnership with Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) that will provide a platform for over 700 Korean and US IT experts and entrepreneurs to demonstrate its recent advancements in IT Convergence. By leveraging Korea's competitive labor force, productivity, and advanced IT infrastructure, Korean firms hope to form stronger partnerships throughout the value chain, broaden distribution and accelerate innovation. K-Tech's platform creates a unique opportunity to meet over 90 IT companies from South Korea and to preview the latest IT convergence ideas and products from major IT companies such as Samsung, LG, and others. Visit www.k-tech.org for more information.

SOURCE K-Tech Silicon Valley 2012

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what th...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness,...
Dale Kim is the Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science f...
“The year of the cloud – we have no idea when it's really happening but we think it's happening now. For those technology providers like Zentera that are helping enterprises move to the cloud - it's been fun to watch," noted Mike Loftus, VP Product Management and Marketing at Zentera Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
OneCloud Software has launched the OneCloud Partner Program. Responding to demand from prospective partners, the Program offers managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers the resources they need to grow their business with the OneCloud Recovery solution. OneCloud Recovery is an automated solution for disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC), which leverages Amazon Web Services as the disaster recovery site. “This is a tremendous opportunity with an innovative hybrid cloud-based DR pro...
"ElasticBox is an enterprise company that makes it very easy for developers and IT ops to collaborate to develop, build and deploy applications on any cloud - private, public or hybrid," stated Monish Sharma, VP of Customer Success at ElasticBox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Cloud Technology Partners on Wednesday announced it has been recognized by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards as one of the Best Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partners. Selected by the editors of TechTarget's SearchDataCenter.com, and by votes from customers and strategic channel partners, the companies acknowledged by the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards represent the top providers of cloud consulting services for AWS including application migration, application development, inf...
“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Blue Box has been around for 10-11 years, and last year we launched Blue Box Cloud. We like the term 'Private Cloud as a Service' because we think that embodies what we are launching as a product - it's a managed hosted private cloud," explained Giles Frith, Vice President of Customer Operations at Blue Box, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, John Meza, Product Engineer at Esri, showed how Esri products hook into Hadoop cluster to allow you to do spatial analysis on the spatial data within your cluster, and he demonstrated rendering from a data center with ArcGIS Pro, a new product that has a brand new rendering engine.
Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, discussed how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your onlin...
IBM and Docker, Inc. have announced a strategic partnership that enables enterprises to more efficiently, quickly and cost effectively build and run the next generation of applications on the IBM Cloud and on prem via the Docker open platform for distributed applications. Enterprises can use the combination of IBM and Docker to create and manage a new generation of portable distributed applications that are rapidly composed of discrete interoperable Docker containers, have a dynamic lifecycle, a...
Hardware will never be more valuable than on the day it hits your loading dock. Each day new servers are not deployed to production the business is losing money. While Moore's Law is typically cited to explain the exponential density growth of chips, a critical consequence of this is rapid depreciation of servers. The hardware for clustered systems (e.g., Hadoop, OpenStack) tends to be significant capital expenses. In his session at Big Data Expo, Mason Katz, CTO and co-founder of StackIQ, disc...
SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by minin...
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
"We are the top stocking distributor for HP renew products in North America. We can only sell to U.S. authorized partners and resellers for HP," explained Miguel Diazdelcastillo Jr., Sales Executive at Creative Business Solutions, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.