Who speaks at RISE: 4 speaker highlights from RISE 2015

Who speaks at RISE: 4 speaker highlights from RISE 2015

September 30, 2015 by Eoghan McNeill

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For an idea of the kind of speakers we’ll be inviting to RISE next year, let’s take a look at four of the speakers who joined us on in Hong Kong this July:

Pete Lau – CEO – OnePlus


Pete spoke at RISE just has his company was going global. The OnePlus 2 was launched this August having already been pre-reserved by 1.6 million people worldwide.

“From the very beginning, we set a goal of creating a global brand,” said Pete in a recent interview.

Jenny Lee – Managing Partner – GGV Capital


Jenny spoke on day one of RISE on our centre stage. She placed at number 10 on Forbes’s 2015 Midas List – the highest ranking ever for a female VC in the list’s 14-year lifespan.

In her time at GGV, Jenny has led investments in hiSoft, 21Vianet and YY and successfully helped them go public.

Matt Mullenweg – Founder – WordPress


Matt was another of our centre stage speakers this July. Some of the world’s most influential sites run on the platform he created, WordPress.

It powers over 60 million sites.

Business Insider have named him the fourth-most influential person online, behind only Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Steve Jobs.

Ambarish Mitra – Co-founder & CEO – Blippar


Ambarish spoke on day two of RISE on our marketing stage. He told us about the future of augmented-reality.

Back in 2008, Ambarish and his friend Omar Tayeb joked about seeing Elizabeth II come to life on a British £20 note.

That joke ultimately turned into augmented-reality advertising company Blippar – now valued at $1.5 billion.

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About the Author

Eoghan McNeill
Eoghan is a former journalist from Donegal on Ireland’s north west coast. In his spare time, he enjoys reading things he hasn’t written.