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Thursday July 5, 2012

Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) Founders Speaker Series

Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA)

An Evening with:

* Charles Huang, Co-Founder of RedOctane and Co-Creator of Guitar Hero &
* In Sik Rhee, General Partner of Rembrandt Venture Partners and Co-Founder of Opsware

Sponsored by:

* Deloitte
* Talent Age Associates
* Pillsbury

AAMA celebrates the richness of Silicon Valley's history -- both early as well as more recent -- with its new Founders Speaker Series. This series will showcase prominent technology visionaries who have shaped high-tech firms that have contributed significantly to U.S.-Asia business. The speakers will share their insights on technology issues and the economic environment, both from the early days of their companies, as well as the present and future. The Speaker Series is the premier forum for AAMA members to network and advance their understanding of the technology and management issues faced by executives today.

Our event will feature two Silicon Valley legends: Charles Huang, Co-Founder of RedOctane and Co-Creator of Guitar Hero, and In Sik Rhee, General Partner of Rembrandt Venture Partners and Co-Founder and former Chief Tactician of Opsware. A moderated, intimate format, in a dinner setting, will offer attendees a unique and up-close experience, including a chance to interact with these luminaries.

Agenda:  July 17, 2012

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm  
Registration and networking

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm   
Welcome and introduction

6:45 pm - 7:30 pm 

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Panel discussion

* Charles Huang, Co-Founder, RedOctane and Co-Creator, Guitar Hero
* In Sik Rhee, General Partner, Rembrandt and Co-Founder and former Chief Tactician, Opsware
* Moderated by Tom Shoesmith, Partner, Pillsbury

More about the Speakers:

Charles Huang

Charles Huang is a co-founder of RedOctane and the co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game franchise.  In 2005, the company published Guitar Hero, which went on to become the fastest video game to reach $1B in sales.  Guitar Hero was the best selling video game in the world in 2007 and 2008. 

In 2006, Mr. Huang, along with his brother Kai, was elected as one of the top 50 producers in New Media by the Producers Guild of American New Media Council membership which includes such famed movie directors as Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer. 

Mr. Huang left Guitar Hero in 2010, and is currently co-founder of Blue Goji Corp, a start up focused on creating video games with health, wellness and fitness benefits.

Mr. Huang immigrated to California as a young child and currently resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters. Mr. Huang holds BA's in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

In Sik Rhee

In Sik brings 18 years of experience as an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor across a broad spectrum of technology-enabled markets. He focuses primarily on software enterprise computing, digital media and gaming.

As an entrepreneur, In Sik co-founded two successful venture-backed companies. He was a Co-Founder and Chief Tactician at Opsware (Nasdaq: OPSW), formerly Loudcloud, which was acquired Hewlett Packard for US$1.6 billion in 2007. In this role, he helped guide the evolution of the data center automation product category and also spearheaded several successful acquisitions.

Prior to Opsware, In Sik co-founded Kiva Software Corporation, a pioneer of the Application Server middleware market. There, he architected and developed one of industry's first Java application servers, deployed by customers such as E-Trade and Bank of America. Kiva was acquired by Netscape Communications in 1997 for US$180 million.

In Sik holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he also serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the College of Engineering and the Advisory Board for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

About AAMA

Founded in 1979, Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA), formerly known as Asia America Manufacturers Association, is Silicon Valley's largest and most established non-profit organization dedicated to the Asia American high-tech community.

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