ATLANTA, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Giampalmi, Chief Executive Officer of Conisus, attended Converge 2015, an exclusive, invitation-only technology conference for global tech leaders and investors, CEOs, and entrepreneurs, which took place in Hong Kong, July 29-30. Also attending were top leaders from Apple, Samsung, PayPal, Rethink Robotics, Noom, Google, Lionsgate, KPMG, and others.
Aptly named, Converge was a collaboration of WSJDLive, the Wall Street Journal's annual global tech conference (or technology mega-conference), and f.ounders, the elite tech-conference group behind a growing number of gilt-edged events including Web Summit, Europe's largest annual technology conference often referred to as "Davos for geeks." Converge 2015 was a fusion of editorial excellence and "engineered serendipity"—a phrase denoting the world-class social networking experience for which f.ounders is famous. Paddy Cosgrave, CEO, f.ounders and Web Summit, and Gerry Baker, Editor in Chief, the Wall Street Journal, and their teams did a remarkable job leading, facilitating, and coordinating this event.
Senior editors of the Wall Street Journal led candid on-stage interviews of global technology leaders and investors, including Nikesh Arora, President and COO, SoftBank Group Corp.; Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Innovation Works; Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder and CEO, Snapdeal.com; Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi; John Collison, President and Co-Founder, Stripe; Mike McNamara, CEO, Flex; Jean Liu, President, DiDi Dache; Neil Shen, Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital; Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital; and others. A complete list of speakers is available at the event website, https://converge.asia. Video of interviews and other conference-related content is available at www.wsj.com/converge2015.
Converge 2015 also featured roundtable discussions with experts, live tech demos, and networking events. In addition, attendees visited Shenzhen where they heard from three leading companies in their respective industries: Huawei, a premier global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider; DJI, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial drones; and 1More Design, a major electronics company specializing in the research, development, and production of digital cell phone accessories. After the presentations, attendees also participated in Q&A sessions.
"The pace of innovation occurring in Asia is unprecedented," Jeff Giampalmi commented. "The Converge conference was an opportunity for Founders and CEOs to learn from the region's leading executives, entrepreneurs, and financiers. Paddy Cosgrave continues organizing events that inspire the technology community."
Founded in 1999 and based in Atlanta, Conisus is a leading provider of strategic medical communication services to the biopharmaceutical industry. We are dedicated to improving the care of patients with serious or life threatening conditions by delivering superior medical education programs to healthcare professionals. Our goal is to provide best-in-class strategic services while demonstrating unrivaled service to healthcare professionals, clients, and educational supporters, ensuring that all operations reflect the highest degree of integrity.