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Tony Zhao is a serial entrepreneur, and founder and CEO at Agora. He founded Agora in 2014, with a vision to provide high quality voice and video as a ubiquitous platform to developers and business around the world.
Previously, Tony was CTO and board director at YY.com (NASDAQ: YY), one of the world’s first video-based social network and live streaming apps with over 300 million users. From 1997 to 2004, he served as a founding engineer at WebEx Communications Inc, where he developed the audio and video technology for the industry’s first web collaboration solution. WebEx was acquired by Cisco in 2007 for $3.2 billion.
Clive serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Unity Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for product marketing & communications, education, user growth, demand generation, localization, Made with Unity, and the Unity Demo Team. Prior to Unity, Downie served as Chief Operations Officer for Zynga where he successfully transitioned the company's revenue and audience to mobile. Prior to Zynga, Downie was Chief Executive Officer of DeNA West, the American and European division of the Japan-based mobile portal platform. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Marketing and Revenue at ngmoco, Inc., a mobile game company acquired by DeNA in October 2010. Before joining ngmoco, Downie spent more than 15 years at Electronic Arts where he served as Vice President of Marketing, managing some of the world's most successful game franchises including FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed, Medal of Honor and Command & Conquer.
Eugene Wei is a graduate of Stanford University and a longtime product executive in the technology industry. He joined Amazon.com in 1997 as the first strategic planning analyst. He switched to product management and helped launch the video store at Amazon before working on the third party seller platform and finally Amazon Web Services. After Amazon he lived in NYC and Los Angeles pursuing filmmaking, first studying editing at The Edit Center and then directing at UCLA’s Graduate School of Film and Theatre. He returned into the technology industry as part of the founding team at Hulu, heading its product organization for 3.5 years. He started Erly with several Hulu colleagues in San Francisco and sold it to Airtime. After that, he ran the product team at Flipboard for two years and then moved to Oculus to lead its efforts in VR video for two years. Currently he angel invests and advises on product strategy and product development and is working on a new startup.
Geoffrey Cook is a serial entrepreneur, and public company CEO. The Meet Group started out as a single brand, which Geoff grew to over $30 million in revenue before merging with a public company in a $100 million deal. Since then, Geoff has led the company to acquire four additional social apps - GROWLr, Andreessen Horowitz backed Skout, Tagged, and LOVOO. In 2019, Cook forged a partnership with Match Group’s, Plenty of Fish, to bring livestreaming technology to their platform.
Huib Kleinhoutis Product Manager at Google, a veteran in the browser industry, and currently focused on advancing WebRTC in Chrome to make it faster, more flexible and supporting new use cases from camera effects to cloud gaming. Before joining Google he has been leading various engineering teams at browser maker Opera Software, where he stood for numerous innovations in browser experience and worked with the engineering team integrating WebRTC in Opera’s browser stack. Huib is based in Sweden together with many of Google’s key engineers behind WebRTC. He’s native Dutch and did his master thesis at Philips Research in the Netherlands. He is co-inventor of some patents from Philips Research that form the basis of multitouch (which Apple popularized in the iPhone). He had studied at Eindhoven Technical University and holds a master’s in technology and society, information technology.
I am a developer by heart. Always have been. The thing is, I found out I love writing and looking at the bigger picture of product and strategy. I joined the world of consulting and entrepreneurship when WebRTC was announced.
For the last 20 years, I’ve been working in the software communications space as an engineer, manager, marketer and CTO; changing my viewpoints so I won’t get bored.
Through BlogGeek.me I help companies simplify communication technologies, creating elegant and effective solutions. I am the Co-founder and CEO of testRTC, a company focusing on testing and monitoring WebRTC applications. I also serve as the W3C Evangelist for all things WebRTC.
Reggie (Regev) Yativ
An accomplished executive having led growth for both Fortune 500 companies and high-growth startups, Reggie brings more than 17 years of strategic commercial enterprise leadership and business management experience, driving companies and teams to success and achievement worldwide. Reggie joins Agora from Redis Labs, a world-leading NoSQL database technology company where he helped bring talent into the organization and lead the team to dramatic growth as its vice president of sales. During Reggie’s time at Redis Labs, the team topped Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ for 2017, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. Prior to Redis Labs, Reggie served as a senior director at Johnson & Johnson, as well as CRO at Magic Software Enterprise, a Nasdaq-traded enterprise software company headquartered in Israel.
Zoe Liu received her PhD from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, and her ME/BE from Tsinghua University in Beijing. She is the Co-Founder & President of Visionular Inc. with HQ in Palo Alto, California, and offices in Hangzhou and Beijing. Visionular provides both on premise and cloud based video encoding solutions and services to its enterprise customers worldwide, covering all major user scenarios including VOD, live streaming, and ultra-low latency interactive communications. Zoe was previously a software engineer with the Google WebM team, and has been a key contributor to the newly finalized video codec standard AOM/AV1. She was on the Google I/O stage in 2018 introducing AV1 to worldwide developers. Zoe has been Principal Contributor/Technical Lead for several renowned video real-time communications products, including Apple FaceTime, Tango VideoCall, and Google Glass VideoCall.
Sun Yurun is the partner and VP of Engineering at Agora. After graduating from the University of Science and Technology of China with a degree in Computer Science, Yurun worked at YY, Tencent, and Microsoft. He joined Agora's initial core team in 2014 and has been leading the backend R&D team ever since. Yurun's team focuses on building next-generation internet architecture by solving problems in global large-scale distributed system, internet routing, traffic engineering and congestion control.
Mark Donnigan is a long time veteran of the video ecosystem who has worked with disruptive innovation companies to expand the market and increase video codec and encoding technology adoption. Mark leads the market development efforts for Visionular, a company focused on advanced video technology innovation. Mark has played key roles in trailblazing companies', including Beamr, where he was Vice President of Marketing; OTT pioneer VUDU; Kaleidescape, a first of kind home DVD and Blu-ray server; and a digital entertainment kiosk backed by Toshiba and NCR. Mark contributed actively to the cross-industry digital locker initiative Ultraviolet that enabled digital content to be portable across streaming platforms and OTT service providers, laying the foundation for consumers to enjoy video on any device, at any time, and in any location.
Tiffany Xingyu Wang
Tiffany Xingyu Wang is the Chief Strategy Officer at Spectrum Labs, in charge of strategic alliances, go-to-market operations and thought leadership on brand safety. She shares her learnings about digital governance at InternetHealthProject.com. Tiffany is an angel investor and advisor in AI, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing startups. Her investment thesis revolves around data privacy and cyber safety. She sits on the US Technology Policy Committee of Association for Computing Machinery. Previously, she led AI product management for Data Management Platform at Salesforce.com. Tiffany was also an award-winning investor across Africa, Asia, and Europe, receiving accolades including the Thomson Reuters Deal Awards and the Malaysian Greentech Award. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at UPenn, a Master of Strategy from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, and a Bachelor of Laws from Fudan University, Shanghai. She speaks Mandarin and French with native fluency.
Geoff van den Ouden
Geoff is the producer at Total Mayhem Games, an indie-studio that is best known for their hit series ‘We Were Here’. What started as a student project from a basement office, with Geoff being their University mentor, has become one of Europe’s fastest growing independent gaming studios. With millions of players and winning several awards like BEST INDIE GAME (Indigo, 2017) and BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME (INDIE PRIZE, 2018).
With a career in the software and gaming industry as a software architect for over 20 years, he has been working as an entrepreneur, innovator, and mentor (usually all at the same time). He has worked on large scale industrial business applications, up to LBE VR games for VR arcades.