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Gene Choy, has over 25 years global sales and marketing experience with various
technology companies in the Silicon Valley, from startups to $20B, spanning
voice/data communications, software, and e-Business. He currently serves as an
advisor and interim management for startups, most recently in the wireless and
A 10-year veteran at Cisco Systems, he was most recently Sr. Director of Marketing
Operations, responsible for invigorating the brand and customer traction of the
industry-leading Cisco IOS Software, contributing over $1B in revenue per year. In
addition, the e-business software product portal he built for partners and customers
saved Cisco over $100M per year at a 30X annual ROI.
For the first seven years, Gene served in Cisco’s global sales force as Director of
Operations, responsible for major opportunities management, business
development, field support and marketing. In his tenure, many early key customer
wins in Japan, Greater China, S.E. Asia, Latin America, built the strategic foundation
for Cisco’s strength in these high-growth billion-dollar territories today. During these
pioneering years, sales in these emerging economies grew 50X to 100X.
Before that he was Product Line Marketing Manager at Stratacom (acquired by
Cisco). Earlier, he held marketing positions at Network Equipment Technology
(NET), Intel Corporation, Tatung Telecom, and Nortel. From 1980-85, Gene was
founder and VP Sales of Bering, a computer-storage peripherals company, later sold
to Nakamichi, Japan.
He received a degree in BS EE from Columbia University, an MS EE from UC
Berkeley, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
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Robert Berger is a consultant to VCs, manufacturers, carriers, and ISPs with a focus
on the intersection of technology, markets, and society with Open Standards, Open
Source Software, Open Spectrum, and multimedia. He is best known for his
innovative approach in Internet infrastructure and wireless services. Robert has
been the Program Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on
Operational Technologies (http://www.apricot.net) for the last several years and has
been a speaker at many international conferences and seminars.
Most recently, he served as the VP of Network Engineering at MetroFi, Inc, a VC
funded startup building a wholesale residential broadband wireless network based
on 802.11 technology.
Prior to MetroFi, Robert was invited to spend a year as visiting research fellow at the
Center for Global Communications (www.glocom.ac.jp) Tokyo. Working with clients,
such as NTT and Tokyo Electric Power, he provided guidance on Open Spectrum
technology (Ultra-wideband spread spectrum, Cognitive/Software Defined Radios,
Wireless Mesh Networks, expanded unlicensed 802.11 wireless) and how it
impacts spectrum policy.
From 2000 - 2002 Robert was Chairman and founder of UltraDevices, Inc. a startup
that developed a next generation meshed Broadband Wireless solution that enables
service providers to deliver public access 802.11 hot-zones and last-mile access
using unlicensed spectrum.
In 1993, Robert founded the high bandwidth ISP, InterNex, pioneering ISDN, QoS-
based pricing, and deployment of internationally distributed server farms. InterNex
was acquired by Concentric in early 1998.
His advisory clients include: New Enterprise Associates, Athena Ventures, IDG, Intel,
Cisco, VISA, LinuxWorld, Covad, Ascend Communications, Abovenet, OKI, Nokia,
IPass, Alteon Websystems, and others.
Ming Louie is widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful strategists of
market development in Asia. Mr. Louie's recent assignments include public policy and
strategy services to domestic and European companies seeking to establish a
presence in China and other parts of Asia.
While based in Beijing, Mr. Louie also served as the China President of the GSM
Association, whose members include more than 650 wireless communication
operators (including Vodafone, China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo and China Unicom) and
more than 200 manufacturers (such as Nokia, Siemens, Ericsson, Microsoft and
Intel). As President, Mr. Louie reported to a Global Board of Directors representing,
among others, Hutchison Whampoa Group, T-Mobile and SingTel Mobile.
Most recently, Mr. Louie served as the President of Qualcomm Greater China, that
company’s East Asian subsidiary which also encompasses the Taiwan and Hong
Kong markets. Prior to being recruited to join Qualcomm, Mr. Louie was the Founder
and Chief Systems Architect for Globalstar, where he designed the space and ground
segments of this revolutionary constellation of 48 low earth orbiting (LEO) satellites
connected to form the world’s first satellite-based personal communications system.
As a senior officer of Globalstar and its majority stockholder, Loral Space &
Communications Ltd., Mr. Louie was instrumental in the raising of $4 Billion through
private equity and public and debt financing to implement the system. As Loral’s chief
Asian strategist, Mr. Louie also successfully opened the China market for Loral.
Mr. Louie began his career as an engineer with GE and subsequently held senior
positions with GTE and Ford. Mr. Louie is also the co-founder of Mobile Radius, a
Silicon Valley based venture-backed software solutions company in the mobile
Internet arena . Since 2003, Mr. Louie has served as a Member of the Board of
Mindspeed Technology Inc. (NASDAQ NM: MSPD), a world leader in networking
integrated circuit solutions for communications applications in enterprise, access,
metropolitan and wide area networks.
Mr. Louie is a graduate of the Polytechnic University of New York, holds an MSEE from
Princeton University and an MBA from Drexel University. He speaks multiple Chinese
dialects, including Mandarin and Cantonese.