TiEcon 2021 Agenda
- 8:00 am - 8:30 am PDT
8:30 am - 8:55 am PDT
- 30 mins Main StageSpeakersChairmanTata TrustsRatan TataChairman
Tata TrustsRatan N. Tata was the Chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, from 1991 till his retirement on December 28, 2012. Thereafter, he has been conferred the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, Tata Industries, Tata Motors, Tata Steel and Tata Chemicals.
Mr. Tata was the Chairman of the major Tata companies and during his tenure the group's revenues grew manifold, totaling over $ 100 billion in 2011-12.
Mr. Tata serves on the international advisory boards of Mitsubishi Corporation, JP Morgan Chase and Rolls-Royce. He is the Chairman of the Tata Trusts which are amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organizations that work in several areas of community development. He is the Chairman of the Council of Management of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and also serves on the board of trustees of Cornell University and the University of Southern California.
Mr. Tata joined the Tata Group in 1962. After serving in various companies, he was appointed Director-in-Charge of the National Radio & Electronics Company Limited in 1971. In 1981 he was named Chairman of Tata Industries, the group's other holding company, where he was responsible for transforming it into a group strategy think-tank, and a promoter of new ventures in high technology businesses.
Mr. Tata received a B.Arch. degree from Cornell in 1962. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1975.
The Government of India honored Mr. Tata with its second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2008.MDInventus Capital PartnersKanwal RekhiMD
Inventus Capital PartnersKanwal was the first Silicon Valley Indo-American Founder & CEO to take a venture-backed company public on the NASDAQ. He then became high profile super-angel while co-founding and leading TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) into the largest global mentoring network for Indian entrepreneurs. Kanwal co-founded Inventus in 2007 to institutionalize his high-conviction early stage approach to help Founders build category defining companies.
Kanwal earned a BSEE from IIT-Bombay and a MSEE and Honorary Doctorates in both Business and Engineering from Michigan Tech.
Day Tracks5 simultaneous tracks11:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
- 25 minsSpeakersManaging PartnerMayfield FundNavin ChaddhaManaging Partner
Mayfield FundNavin Chaddha is Managing Partner at Mayfield Fund, a top-tier venture capital firm with $2.5 billion under management. His track record of successfully investing in over 50 early-stage companies leading to 17 IPOs and 24 acquisitions, has resulted in his recognition on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Investors for twelve years, including as Top 5 in 2020. His investments have created over $60 billion in equity value and over 40,000 jobs. Navin has been involved in some notable IPOs of companies including Poshmark, Lyft, SolarCity, Matrimony.com, Akamai and acquisitions in the last year of CloudGenix by Palo Alto Networks, CloudSimple by Google, Nuvia by Qualcomm, Portworx by Pure Storage, and Volterra by F5 Networks. He is a serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist who co-founded three successful companies, including VXtreme, a streaming media platform, acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media. He is an active philanthropist who supports education, diversity, equity, inclusion, and food scarcity groups. He holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a B. Tech. degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi, where he was honored with the distinguished IIT Alumni Award.Senior EditorForbesAlex KonradSenior Editor
ForbesAlex Konrad is a senior editor at Forbes covering venture capital, cloud and enterprise software out of New York. He edits the Midas List, Midas List Europe, Cloud 100 list and 30 Under 30 for VC. Alex has written cover stories profiling business leaders including Marc Benioff, Satya Nadella and Masayoshi Son and recently launched Midas Touch, a weekly newsletter focused on the VC industry. He previously worked at Fortune Magazine and WNYC radio.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm PDT
- 30 mins Main StageSpeakersCo-Founder & Chief Financial OfficerFisker Inc.Dr. Geeta Gupta-FiskerCo-Founder & Chief Financial Officer
Fisker Inc.Dr Geeta Gupta-Fisker is Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer of Fisker Inc., founded in 2016, an e-mobility and automotive technology company developing world class sustainable and emotionally designed vehicles. Geeta was crucial in securing and assigning Fisker trademarks and associated goodwill in 2016 to Fisker Inc. Geeta is responsible for finance, purchasing, intellectual property management, and preparing the company for GAAP compliance and public market readiness.
Geeta has 20 years-experience in technology and finance. Prior to co-founding Fisker, Geeta managed Fisker family business and investments, and served as an Investment advisor at the Alfred Mann Foundation. From 2007-2011 Geeta held investment roles at a multibillion family office in London. Geeta joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2004, where she learnt the foundations of debt and equity.
Geeta started her career as an academic at University of Cambridge, UK earning her a PhD in Biotechnology in 2001 and post-doctoral Fellowship at Cambridge in 2004. She obtained her master's degree in Biotechnology from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1998 and her Bachelor's Degree from University of Delhi in 1996.Managing PartnerStructure CapitalJillian ManusManaging Partner
Structure CapitalJillian Manus is an experienced banking and media executive, a technology investor and entrepreneur. She is Managing Partner of an early stage Silicon Valley venture fund, Structure Capital. Branded "Architects of the Zero Waste Economy" they invest in underutilized assets and excess capacity. Ms. Manus serves on numerous boards including: Stanford University Digital Health board, Stanford University School of Medicine Board of Fellows, Advisory Board of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center Board of Directors, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Communities in Schools.
Prior to Structure Capital, Ms. Manus was Founder of Broad Strategy, Manus Media and Global Goal Sports Management. She served as Co- Director of TMT for Credit Suisse Zurich, and Director of Development for Universal and Warner Bros and Associate Publisher of the national publication Upside, reporting on the financial strategies of the technology industry.
As a frequent global public speaker, Ms. Manus provides business and political commentary in the media, primarily on CNBC's Squawk Alley and Bloomberg Business news. She also co-hosts Spotify's Media's business podcast "The Pitch."
Ms. Manus attended The University of Oxford & NYU, where she served on the Board of Trustees. Throughout her careers, she has been a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity, frequently speaking on the topic of "Investing in Values, not Just Valuations."
- 30 minsSpeakersPresident and CEONasdaqAdena FriedmanPresident and CEO
Adena Friedman became President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq on January 1, 2017, and is a member of the Board of Directors. She brings more than 20 years of industry leadership and expertise, and is credited with significantly shaping Nasdaq's transformation into a leading global exchange and technology solutions company with operations across six continents.
Prior to being named CEO, Adena served as President and Chief Operating Officer throughout 2016 and was responsible for overseeing all of the company's business segments with a focus on driving efficiency, product development, growth and expansion.
She rejoined Nasdaq in 2014, after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group from March 2011 to June 2014 and playing a critical role in taking the company public in May 2012.
Before Carlyle, Adena was a key member of Nasdaq's management team for over a decade, serving in a variety of roles, including head of the company's data products business, head of corporate strategy and Chief Financial Officer. She played an instrumental role in Nasdaq's acquisition strategy, overseeing the acquisitions of INET, OMX, and the Philadelphia and Boston Exchanges. She originally joined Nasdaq in 1993 as an intern.
Since December 2018, Adena has served as a Class B director to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She was elected to the Board of Directors of FCLTGlobal, a non-profit organization that researches tools to encourage long-term investing, in January 2020. Adena began her term as a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust on July 1, 2020.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Williams College in Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.Executive ChairmanTIMEDon CallahanExecutive Chairman
Daniel H. (Don) Callahan is the executive chairman of TIME, where he is leading a comprehensive digital transformation of this iconic media brand. He also serves as executive partner at Bridge Growth Partners. He is acknowledged internationally as a leader in both the financial services and technology industries, Mr. Callahan was the chief administrative officer and global head of operations and technology at Citigroup. He retired from Citigroup in December 2018 and now serves on the boards of Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd., WEX Inc., Kore.ai, and Accedian.
At Citigroup, Mr. Callahan managed a complex set of businesses and services spanning more than 100 countries, a multi-billion dollar operating budget and critical systems infrastructure including the bank's cyber security initiatives. He most recently led a top- to-bottom transformation of operations and technology, helping move the global bank from a collection of independent and dispersed entities into a lean, fully integrated enterprise. Mr. Callahan also established globally consistent technology standards and governance, and migrated critical functions to an integrated, managed, shared services model. As a result, in 2017, Citi was named by the Gartner Group as the most efficient of all major global banks in generating income per dollar of IT spending.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Callahan served in senior executive positions at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Earlier in his career, he spent 12 years at IBM, where he held a number of management positions, including director of strategy for IBM Japan.
Don is on the business committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a fellow at the Foreign Policy Association. He is on the boards of Columbia University Teachers College, the American Red Cross of Greater New York, NYU Stern - Andre Koo Tech MBA Advisory Board and The Contentment Foundation. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Manhattanville College, where he serves as trustee chair emeritus.
- 8:00 am - 8:30 am PDT
8:30 am - 9:00 am PDT
- 30 mins Main StageSpeakersChairman and Chief Executive OfficerGilead Sciences, Inc.Daniel O'DayChairman and Chief Executive Officer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.Daniel O'Day joined Gilead Sciences in March 2019 as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to Gilead, Daniel served as the Chief Executive Officer of Roche Pharmaceuticals. His career at Roche spanned more than three decades, during which he held a number of executive positions in the company's pharmaceutical and diagnostics divisions in North America, Europe and Asia. He served as a member of the Roche's Corporate Executive Committee, as well as on a number of public and private boards, including Genentech, Flatiron Health and Foundation Medicine.
Daniel O'Day holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia University in New York. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America organization.
Day Tracks4 simultaneous tracks
- 30 mins Main StageSpeakersChief Executive Officer and ChairmanPalo Alto NetworksNikesh AroraChief Executive Officer and Chairman
Palo Alto NetworksNikesh Arora joined as chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in June 2018. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Nikesh served as president and chief operating officer of SoftBank Group Corp. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Google, Inc. during a 10-year span, including senior vice president and chief business officer, president of global sales operations and business development, and president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Google, Nikesh held the role of chief marketing officer for the T-Mobile International Division of Deutsche Telekom AG. He was chief executive officer and founder of T-Motion PLC, which merged with T-Mobile International in 2002.
Nikesh serves on the board of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., a public Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company, and Tipping Point, a non-profit organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area. Previously, he served on the boards of SoftBank Group Corp., Sprint Corp., Colgate-Palmolive Inc. and Yahoo! Japan, among others. He holds an M.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University, an M.S. in finance from Boston College and a B. Tech. in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University.Sr. Director of Product ManagementPalo Alto NetworksNeelima RustagiSr. Director of Product Management
Palo Alto NetworksNeelima is an accomplished technology leader with over 18 years of experience building market-leading products in enterprise security technologies. She serves as Sr. Director of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks where she is responsible for the vision, strategy and execution of the market-leading SOAR solution, Cortex XSOAR. Neelima joined Palo Alto Networks through Demisto acquisition in 2019. Neelima has also held product, engineering and customer success leadership roles in the next-gen endpoint security space at Symantec and McAfee. In her spare time, Neelima co-hosts a tech Podcast, ZeroToExit, where leaders share deep insights into how to build great products and companies.Vice President of ProductsPalo Alto NetworksAnkur ShahVice President of Products
Palo Alto NetworksAnkur is an accomplished technology leader with over 20 years of experience building market leading products in security and enterprise technologies. As the Vice President of Products at Palo Alto Networks, he is responsible for driving the vision, strategy and the execution of the market leading public cloud security solution, Prisma Cloud,. He joined Palo Alto Networks through a successful acquisition of RedLock where he headed up the product organization.
Ankur has also held leadership positions in Cybersecurity companies such as CipherCloud, Symantec, Citrix and Cisco. Ankur holds BS in Electrical Engineering and MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his spare time, Ankur runs a Podcast, ZeroToExit, a tech podcast where he invites leaders to share deep insights into how to build great products and companies
11:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am PDT
9:30 am - 10:00 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersExecutive Vice PresidentMicrosoft AzureJason ZanderExecutive Vice President
Microsoft AzureAs executive vice president of Microsoft Azure, Jason Zander leads the core teams building Microsoft's intelligent cloud and intelligent edge - from silicon to cloud to the edge. This purview includes Azure strategy, product management, engineering and operations of cloud product lines including IaaS, PaaS, microservices, networking, storage, IoT, SQL Server, big data and analytics stacks, quantum computing, global expansion and more.
Zander is passionate about empowering customers and delivering end-to-end solutions that address their unique needs. Microsoft Azure has grown under his tenure to become a global leader in enterprise cloud computing, serving more than 95% of the Fortune 500. Zander grew revenue 5x from 2016 to 2018, and grew systems to handle millions of compute cores and exabytes of storage with a global fiber and data center footprint representing billions of dollars of annual capital expenditure.
Since joining Microsoft in 1992 Zander has worked on numerous products, most recently as corporate vice president of engineering for the Visual Studio team where he led the product to over a billion dollars in revenue. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Minnesota State University, and resides in the Seattle area with his family.
As part of Zander's commitment to growing and empowering the next generation of technical leadership, he enjoys sponsoring Microsoft's Early-in-Career and Manager Excellence programming. He also serves as the chief technical advisor of Titletown Tech in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft to build and fund early-stage high-growth business in the region.
10:00 am - 10:15 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersDirector, Technical EvangelismTraceable AIDan GordonDirector, Technical Evangelism
Traceable AIDan Gordon leads Technical Evangelism at Traceable AI. Dan is passionate about advancing the adoption of modern software development and delivery practices. A previous dev, ops, and then secops, he's experienced the human toll of doing software the wrong way. Dan has been a product manager and marketer at multiple award winning DevOps tool vendors, including GitLab and Electric Cloud. As a technical evangelist, he's excited to continue teaching organizations about adopting new DevSecOps software practices and tools so they can rapidly and securely develop, deliver, and operate in the ever-evolving IT landscape.Vice President, EngineeringCiscoPrakash SripathyVice President, Engineering
CiscoPrakash has been with Cisco for 3 years. In his current role he leads network cross technology team that develops Platform Independent network protocol and control plane software, workflow/development tools and programmability solutions for all EN/DC/SP infrastructure BUs. Prakash brings a diverse set of experiences, including the development of multiple generations of switches and routers for DC and Enterprise Networks, Converged Infrastructure platforms, and a large-scale Cloud platform and DevOps framework. Prior to joining Cisco, Prakash was an Executive Director at Verizon where he was responsible for developing and deploying Verizon's Cloud platform hosting various Verizon's applications including Personal Cloud Storage, and ThingSpace IOT platform. Before that he was the VP of Engineering in Force10 Networks, where he worked from its inception on building and leading the protocol and platform software engineering teams. He joined Dell as part of its acquisition of Force10 and continued to lead the software team in realizing Dell's converged infrastructure(network/storage/servers) solutions. Prakash lives in Cupertino with his wife and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys doing yoga, reading business/spiritual books, home improvement projects and hiking. Prakash is a big enabler of leaders and teams to chase big dreams. He is passionate about building great teams and products.Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)AtlassianAdrian LudwigChief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Adrian Ludwig is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Atlassian. Adrian joined the company in May 2018 and is responsible for Atlassian's security team and practices. Prior to joining the company, Adrian held a number of leadership positions, including building out the security capabilities at Nest, Macromedia, Adobe, and Android (Google). As a self-described hacker in his early years, Adrian was recruited by the Department of Defense when he was 16. They put him through college and, after graduation, put him to work for several years finding security flaws in cryptographic and computer network systems. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College.
10:15 am - 10:30 am PDT
- 15 minsSpeakersVice President and Head of PlatformGoogle CloudAmit ZaveryVice President and Head of Platform
Google CloudAmit Zavery is a result-oriented transformational leader with deep technical knowledge and proven business acumen. He is a Vice President and Head of Platform for Google Cloud. At Google he is responsible for defining product strategy, running engineering and building the business application platform business. Previously he was an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Cloud Platform and Middleware products generating more than $6 billion of Oracle's revenue annually. He led Oracle's product vision, design, development, and go-to-market strategy for cloud platform, middleware, and analytics portfolio and oversaw a global team of more than 4,500 engineers. Amit has a proven track record of designing and delivering market leading products and building organizations by recruiting and retaining world-class talent. He was instrumental in building Oracle's Fusion Middleware product portfolio that scaled from zero to $5B in annual revenue in less than 10 years. He led Oracle's transformation into a cloud platform provider by starting and building Oracle Public Cloud and operating multiple cloud native services that were adopted by thousands of customers. Amit is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and considered a thought leader in enterprise software by customers, press, and analysts. He also has extensive experience in identifying, acquiring and integrating numerous private and public companies. He has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and MS in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University.Founder and Principal AnalystConstellation Research, Inc.R "Ray" WangFounder and Principal Analyst
Constellation Research, Inc.R “Ray” Wang is the CEO of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research Inc,, He co-hosts DisrupTV, a weekly enterprise tech and leadership webcast that averages 50,000 views per episode and blogs at www.raywang.org. His ground-breaking best selling book on digital transformation, Disrupting Digital Business, was published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2015. Ray's new book about Digital Giants and the future of business titled, Everybody Wants to Rule The World will be released July 2021. Wang is well quoted and frequently interviewed in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, and Bloomberg.
10:30 am - 11:00 am PDT
- 15 minsSpeakersCEOAryakaMatt CarterCEO
Matt Carter is the Chief Executive Officer of Aryaka, headquartered in San Mateo, CA. He is leading the long-term market strategy and day-to-day operations, while guiding the company's vision for an increasingly connected world.
Prior to Aryaka, Matt served as President and CEO of Inteliquent Inc, a publicly traded provider of cloud-based networking services for global enterprises, which was successfully acquired by GCTR, a Chicago based PE firm. Matt previously held a series of executive positions with Sprint Corporation including serving as President of the Sprint Enterprise Solutions. He also served as President of Boost Mobile, a leading provider of no contract wireless services.
He serves on the board of directors of JLL and NRG Energy.
Matt earned his master's degree in general management from the Harvard Business School and his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University.
- 30 minsSpeakersCEOLaunchDarklyEdith HarbaughCEO
LaunchDarklyEdith is CEO & Co-Founder of LaunchDarkly, the leading feature management platform. Edith Harbaugh is CEO & Co-Founder of LaunchDarkly, the leading feature management platform. LaunchDarkly serves over a thousand global customers like IBM, Atlassian, and Intuit. She has more than 15 years of experience in engineering, product, and marketing with both consumer and enterprise startups, including TripIt and Concur. She is co-host of "To Be Continuous," a podcast on software trends. She holds two patents in deployment. Edith earned a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.Chief Customer OfficerPagerDutyManjula TalrejaChief Customer Officer
PagerDutyAs Chief Customer Officer, Manjula Talreja leads PagerDuty's global customer success group, including customer success, professional services, support, renewals, and PagerDuty University. Her passion is in advising her customers in their digital transformation journey. Manjula brings nearly three decades of IT industry leadership, with extensive experience in general management, business strategy consulting, and operations of large-scale IT systems. Prior to PagerDuty, Manjula was the SVP of Customer Success at Salesforce, where she led teams to deliver world-class customer outcomes across large Enterprise, Commercial and SMB customers. Before Salesforce, she spent over two decades at Cisco in various senior leadership roles. She was named 2020 Top 50 Women in Technology. Manjula continues to give back via her work in the community as board member of the City Year, a non-profit focused on underserved schools and providing young people a chance at a better future. Manjula holds a B.S. in Business and Information Systems from Santa Clara University, as well as a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delhi.
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am PDT
9:30 am - 10:00 am PDT
- 30 mins Battling Software Test Automation Barriers with the Fervor of the SpartansSpeakersChief Executive OfficerTricentisSandeep JohriChief Executive Officer
TricentisAs the CEO of Tricentis, Sandeep brings over 25 years of enterprise software experience. He manages all business-related functions including business strategy, products, services, sales, marketing, and operations to achieve business profit and sales objectives. Sandeep most recently served as the COO of Appcelerator, the leading open source mobile application development platform. He was Vice President of Strategy and Industry Solutions at HP, where he also served as Vice President of Corporate Development. There, he was instrumental in developing and implementing the growth strategy that resulted in the software business growing 2X market over the last four years. Sandeep was instrumental in the formation of two startups, Determina (VMware) and Bluelane (VMware). He was also the CEO and founder of Oblix (Oracle), and co-founded eBoodle (EW Scripps), one of the first ecommerce comparison shopping services. Sandeep has an MBA from Stanford University, a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, India. Sandeep is involved as an advisor and investor in various startups in Silicon Valley and India.PublisherForbes MagazineRich KarlgaardPublisher
Award-winning entrepreneur-turned-publisher, columnist, author, television commentator, private investor and board director, Rich Karlgaard has a unique vantage point on the trends driving the business and economic climates.
Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes magazine and writes a biweekly column, Innovation Rules, known for its witty and honest assessment of current business issues, and serves as a regular panelist on cable news' most popular business show, Forbes on FOX.
10:15 am - 10:30 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersBren Professor at Caltech and Director of ML Research at NVIDIANVIDIA & CaltechAnima AnandkumarBren Professor at Caltech and Director of ML Research at NVIDIA
NVIDIA & CaltechAnima Anandkumar is a Bren Professor at Caltech and Director of ML Research at NVIDIA. She was previously a Principal Scientist at Amazon Web Services. She has received several honors such as Alfred. P. Sloan Fellowship, NSF Career Award, Young investigator awards from DoD, and Faculty Fellowships from Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Adobe. She is part of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network. She is passionate about designing principled AI algorithms and applying them in interdisciplinary applications. Her research focus is on unsupervised AI, optimization, and tensor methods.CEO, OpenCV.orgOpenCV.orgSatya MallickCEO, OpenCV.org
OpenCV.orgDr. Satya Mallick is the CEO of OpenCV.org. In 2017, he was named one of the top 30 AI people to follow on Twitter for 2017 by IBM's AI blog. Under Dr. Mallick's leadership, OpenCV has grown beyond a computer vision library to an organization that caters to the computer vision community through educational courses, edge AI hardware, competitions, forum and services. In his role as an educator, Dr. Mallick teaches OpenCV's popular computer vision and deep learning courses. He is also the principal author of LearnOpenCV.com - one of the largest computer vision blogs on the internet. Dr. Mallick is also a co-founder and CEO of OpenCV.ai. As the for-profit arm of OpenCV.org, the company provides consulting and implementation expertise for computer vision, deep learning and machine learning projects. Dr. Mallick received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.Head of data science and AI at ACSForbes Technology CouncilSteve NouriHead of data science and AI at ACS
Forbes Technology CouncilSteve Nouri is a data science leader who has evolved the way people look at AI and innovations. An author, academic and technical leader by profession, he aims to inspire people through the latest technology trends and projects and empowers prospective data scientists through high-quality education and learning materials. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, ICT Professional of the Year Gold Disruptor, and an accomplished influencer on LinkedIn. From humble beginnings as a software engineer and startup founder, he has worked in different IT roles before joining the Australian Computer Society as the Head of Data Science and AI.
10:30 am - 11:00 am PDT
- 15 minsSpeakersNational Director of AI for Health & Life SciencesMicrosoftTom LawryNational Director of AI for Health & Life Sciences
MicrosoftTom Lawry serves as National Director of AI for Health & Life Sciences at Microsoft and previously served as Director of Worldwide Health. Tom helps clinical and health leaders implement analytical solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of health services delivered around the globe. Prior to Microsoft Tom served as a Senior Director at GE Healthcare and as CEO of an early stage hosted software company. His new book from HIMSS & CRC Press is: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: A Leader's Guide to Winning in the New Age of Intelligent Health Systems was a 2020 bestseller.Vice President, Advanced AI at Varian Medical SystemsVarian Medical SystemsParin DalalVice President, Advanced AI at Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical SystemsAdvanced AI at Varian Medical Systems
11:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersExecutive Director and Head of Artificial Intelligence Practice & StrategyMorgan StanleyShailesh GavankarExecutive Director and Head of Artificial Intelligence Practice & Strategy
Morgan StanleyShailesh is Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, heading Wealth Management Technology's AI, Analytics and Machine Learning teams based across the globe. He is considered thought leader in AI/ML practice area and guiding firm's AI/ML strategy. In his role he is helping firm to improve sales and digital marketing strategy using big data and machine learning. Help protect firm by using state of art payment and internal fraud detection based on supervised learning and anomalous pattern detections. Shailesh has patent filed in the field of using anomaly detection to detect system outages. He is very passionate with his vision of democratizing AI/ML usage. He helped build Enterprise scale analytic platform that is used by over 500+ Data Analysts and citizen data scientists to find business insight and decision making. He helped build Self Service virtual assistant platform using AI/NLP that is used by over 20k FAs/CSAs of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Shailesh is a visionary leader with over 25 years of experience leading and managing global data and analytics organization. His areas of expertise include big data platforms, Business Intelligence, predictive analytics, AI and Machine Learning.Managing Director and Global head of Artificial Intelligence R & DGoldman SachsVijay SaraswatManaging Director and Global head of Artificial Intelligence R & D
Goldman SachsVijay leads a team of researchers and engineers building knowledge extraction, representation and reasoning frameworks for the firm. He joined the firm as a vice president in 2017 and was named managing director in 2019. Over his 30 year research career, Vijay has been a member of the Research Staff at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center; member of the Research Staff, district manager and technology consultant at AT&T Research, and distinguished member of the Research Staff as well as chief scientist at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center. Additionally, he has served as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at two startups. Vijay has also served as a professor of Computer Science at The Pennsylvania State University and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Vijay has published more than 100 papers and collaborated with more than 100 researchers. He received the 1989 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Doctoral Dissertation Award, and the 2005 Most Influential Object Oriented Programming Systems Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) Paper Award for his work. Vijay earned a BTech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1982. He earned an MS and PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985 and 1989, respectively.CEOPymetricsFrida PolliCEO
PymetricsFrida Polli is a venture-backed CEO, award-winning neuroscientist at Harvard and MIT, and holds an MBA from Harvard, a PhD from Suffolk and a BA from Dartmouth. She is the co-founder of pymetrics, a company pioneering the use of neuroscience and data science to accurately predict hiring outcomes and remove hiring bias through patented games and algorithms. Frida speaks four languages and lived in five foreign countries before settling in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.SVP, Head of Enterprise Analytics and Data ScienceWells FargoPrahalad ThotaSVP, Head of Enterprise Analytics and Data Science
Wells FargoPrahalad Thota is Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise Analytics & Data Science at Wells Fargo & Co. responsible for leading the centralized AI Model Development COE that develops and deploys AI/ ML models; delivering enterprise-scope analytics and capabilities; providing analytical consulting services across the enterprise; building and governing analytical platforms, tools, and processes to help Wells Fargo prepare for the future; leading the Analytic Leadership Council; and driving enterprise approaches to recruit, develop and retain the analyst community. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Prahalad was Head of Analytics at Charles Schwab responsible for delivering advanced analytics and data management for Marketing, Product, Segment, and Bank organizations. Before Schwab, Prahalad worked at PayPal for over four years in various roles - first building and leading the Global Marketing Analytics team and then heading Marketing and Product Management for Latin America Business Unit. He also spent about eight years leading various analytics, marketing and product management teams within the Credit Card division of Capital One Financial Services. Prahalad started his career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen working on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and risk consulting assignments for financial services companies.
- 30 minsSpeakersPh.D., Chief Technology Officer & Sr. Vice President of Engineering, Storage Division, ISG,Dell TechnologiesSudhir SrinivasanPh.D., Chief Technology Officer & Sr. Vice President of Engineering, Storage Division, ISG,
Dell TechnologiesSudhir Srinivasan is the Chief Technology Officer for the Storage Division at Dell Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating the technology strategy across the storage product portfolio and driving innovation everywhere. Additionally, he currently leads the engineering teams that build our products in Object Storage, Stream Storage and Dataset Management. Sudhir is a 21+ year veteran of the information infrastructure industry with particular expertise in scalable storage architectures where he has authored many patents. He was a pioneer in scale-out and software-defined storage architectures before they were known as such in the industry. Prior to Dell, Sudhir held leadership roles at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science.
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9:30 am - 10:05 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersWork FuturistAtlassianDominic PriceWork Futurist
AtlassianBorn to Joy in the harsh Manchester Winter of 77, Dominic has a career that has reached far and wide through Europe, US and Asia PAC. As the resident Work Futurist, Dom is Atlassian's in-house "Team Doctor" helping them scale by being ruthlessly efficient and effective, and spending over half his time helping their customers navigate transformation, agility, and the future of work. Dom helped pioneer Atlassian's Team Playbook and has a deep passion for understanding teamwork and the changes we need to make today to build thriving businesses. He has previously been the GM Program Management for a global gaming company and a Director of Deloitte. A keen traveler, Dom has traversed over 50 countries so far, but after 17 years on these shores, he calls Australia home.
10:05 am - 10:30 am PDT
- 35 minsSpeakersSenior Vice President and General Manager, End-User ComputingVMWareShankar IyerSenior Vice President and General Manager, End-User Computing
VMWareShankar Iyer is the SVP and GM of End User Computing at VMware Inc. This responsibility includes overall business strategy and performance, product management and marketing, R&D, market positioning, and customer success. Previously, Shankar ran the Desktop business as part of EUC and as the SVP and GM of Desktop products. Prior to VMware, Shankar was the VP of Products and Engineering for Enterprise Mobility at Citrix Systems, where he was instrumental in building the XenMobile business and products from the ground up. Before Citrix, Shankar was at WebEx as VP of Products and Engineering. He was responsible for WebEx's next generation platform and ecosystem and continued that role as part of the Cloud Application Services group at Cisco Systems. Shankar has also held executive management roles at Tibco Software as VP of Products and at GemStone Systems as EVP of Products before its acquisition by VMware. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University, an MS from the Ohio State University, and a B.Tech. from IIT Bombay.EVP, Products and EngineeringRing CentralNat NatarajanEVP, Products and Engineering
Ring CentralNat Natarajan serves as the Executive Vice President of Products & Engineering at RingCentral, a global leader in cloud-based business communications, since December 2020. In this role, Nat leads product, engineering, cloud operations, IT, and security teams. Prior to joining RingCentral, Natarajan was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Product and Technology Officer at Ancestry, where he led product development, engineering, data science, and technology strategy and implementation. He also led the company’s digital transformation, increasing the pace of innovation and moving Ancestry’s 23+ petabytes of data to the cloud, unlocking Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to deliver smart, personalized experiences to millions of customers globally. Prior to Ancestry, Natarajan was Senior Vice President, Chief Product, and Technology Officer for Intuit’s TurboTax, where he was responsible for product innovation that included driving broad customer adoption of their mobile apps. He was also the company’s Chief Information Security and Fraud Officer, where he led the development of the companywide vision and strategy for information security. Before Intuit, Natarajan held multiple senior roles at PayPal, including Vice President of Global Product Development and Vice President of Platform Engineering and Operations. Natarajan is a board member at Alliance Data Systems and a Trustee at Harvey Mudd College, California. Natarajan has a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University in India.VP of Business ProductsKarandeep AnandVP of Business Products
FacebookKarandeep is an experienced product leader with a specialization in building Enterprise SaaS, multi-sided marketplaces, developer platforms, monetization & growth hacking. As a VP of Business Products for Facebook, he runs the product and business that is making meaningful connections between people and businesses. Before leading Business Products, he helped build and scale Facebook’s Marketplace and Payment ecosystem of over 800M people and businesses. Prior to that, he was responsible for several products and multi-billion dollar businesses at Facebook over the last 4 years, including Facebook’s developer platform, gaming, and mobile app ads. He joined Facebook from Microsoft, where he spent 14 years and helped incubate and build their cloud business, Azure. Outside of work, he helps mentor startups and spends time working with entrepreneurs who are working to bring access to technology in emerging markets and to the next billion people on the planet.
10:30 am - 11:00 am PDT
- 25 minsSpeakersCEOWeWorkSandeep MathraniCEO
WeWorkSandeep Mathrani is the Chief Executive Officer of WeWork, where he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to WeWork, Sandeep most recently served as CEO of Brookfield Properties Retail Group and as Vice Chairman, Brookfield Properties. Prior to that, he served as CEO of GGP Inc. for eight years, during which he oversaw the company's strategic rebranding in 2017 to a retail real estate company, as well as the successful $9.25 billion acquisition of GGP by Brookfield Property Partners in 2018. Sandeep was also part of the group that successfully helped GGP recapitalize and avoid bankruptcy.Prior to joining GGP in 2010, Sandeep was President of Retail for Vornado Realty Trust, where he oversaw the firm's U.S. retail real estate division. Before that, he spent nearly a decade as Executive Vice President at Forest City Ratner. Sandeep serves on the executive board and the board of trustees for the International Council of Shopping Centers, the executive board and 2019 chair of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, as well as on the board of directors for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc and Dick's Sporting Goods. He also serves on the Miami Herbert Business School Real Estate Advisory Board. Sandeep holds a Master of Engineering, Master of Management Science and Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.Investing PartnerSoftbank Investment AdvisorsKirthiga ReddyInvesting Partner
Softbank Investment AdvisorsKirthiga Reddy brings over twenty years of experience leading technology-driven transformations to her role as an Investing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers (SBIA), manager of the $100B+ Vision Fund. She was Managing Director, Facebook India and South Asia for over six years, starting as their first employee in India. Her subsequent experiences at Facebook focused on emerging and high-growth markets including Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa and Middle East. She is co-founder of F7 seed fund. She served as Chair, Stanford Business School Management Board. She is a Board Member, Ballet and Beyond NYC. At SBIA, Kirthiga focuses on frontier, enterprise and health tech investments. She serves on the board of directors for Collective Health and WeWork, and is board observer for Pear Therapeutics. She holds an MBA from Stanford University, where she graduated with highest honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.E. in Computer Science from Marathwada University, India. She has been recognized as Fortune India's "Most Powerful Women" and as Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" among other recognitions.
11:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersGlobal Lead, Professional Services, CLoudUAmazon Web ServicesScott McKinleyGlobal Lead, Professional Services, CLoudU
Amazon Web Services
Scott McKinley is a seasoned executive leading global innovation and corporate entrepreneurship in the education field throughout Asia, Europe, and the USA. He thrives on taking disparate facts, people, markets, and processes and distilling them into differentiated business models that drive sustainable innovation. Several noteworthy examples: Scott co-founded Neumont College of Computer Science (www.neumont.edu), led strategic and corporate engagement for Cisco's Internet of Things education program, and led Laureate Education's (the largest owner/operator of private universities) entrance into Asia.
He has lived and worked outside of the US for 20 years across many Asian countries and in Europe. Scott works for Amazon Web Services as the Global Lead for the Professional Services arm of Amazon leading an internal corporate university effort called CloudU. The program is responsible for the technical, consulting, and leadership development skills of the global professional services workforce. Prior to this role, Scott led the AWS Academy, which provides cloud computing curricula and faculty professional development to higher education institutions, preparing students for industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs.Founder and CEOEdXDr. Anant AgarwalFounder and CEO
EdXDr. Anant Agarwal is the Founder and CEO of edX and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Prof. Anant won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture, and MIT's Smullin and Jamieson prizes for teaching. He is also the 2016 recipient of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize for Higher Education, which recognized his work in advancing the MOOC movement. As a CEO of a global nonprofit, Dr. Anant is helping to transform traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access. edX is reimagining the possibilities of education, providing the highest-quality, stackable learning experiences including the groundbreaking MicroMasters programs. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Padma Shri award from the President of India and was named the Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate in 2018.VP of Solution ConsultingEdCastDr. Stacey BoyleVP of Solution Consulting
EdCastDr. Stacey Boyle, Ph.D., is the VP of Solution Consulting at EdCast. Dr. Stacey has over 25 years in the L&D field as a strategic consultant. Her professional journey includes a decade of working as a learning strategist for clients of the top three eLearning vendors. Dr. Boyle has designed and delivered measurable change initiatives with Fortune 500 companies (e.g., McDonald's, Verizon, BMW, Allergan pharmaceuticals), federal agencies (e.g., Defense Acquisition University, NASA), non-profits (e.g., Greater Twin Cities United Way and CareerEdge), and school districts. Stacey shares some of her best practices in her book "Be More Strategic in Business: How to Win through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions," co-authored with Diana Thomas, former McDonald's CLO.SVP of Engineering and OperationsSAP SuccessFactorsMeg BearSVP of Engineering and Operations
SAP SuccessFactorsMeg Bear is the SVP of Engineering and Operations for SAP SuccessFactors, responsible for setting the product vision, leading product management, and driving engineering and operations success. Prior to SAP, Meg held strategic executive roles as SVP, Product, and Engineering, at Juvo, SVP of Cloud Services at Imperva, GVP Social Cloud, and VP HCM Development at Oracle, as well as HCM leadership positions at PeopleSoft and Saba. With more than 25 years of experience building and scaling technology platforms, Meg brings a wealth of software development lifecycle, market, and innovation expertise. She is a patent holder, change agent, startup advisor, keynote speaker, and a TEDx host. Meg is passionate about applying technology to solve business problems, building, and growing teams, and defining market-winning product strategies that are customer-centric and innovative. Meg holds a bachelor’s of science in economics and entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona.
- 30 minsSpeakersChairmanTCS, North AmericaSurya (Sury) KantChairman
TCS, North America
In a career spanning more than 35 years, Surya ("Sury") Kant has made a significant contribution to the growth of the global software industry and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
As Chairman for North America, Sury oversees TCS' largest market in driving business growth and strengthening customer relationships and helping them in their Business 4.0 digital transformations. Sury is an advocate of STEM education, leading TCS' comprehensive efforts across North America to provide under-served communities and the next generation of talent with the foundational computer science skills for 21st century careers. He has also spearheaded numerous employee initiatives that have since been adopted as company best practices and recognized through industry awards in the areas of HR (leadership development and diversity) and CSR (education and health). He is affiliated with several academic institutions and a frequent speaker at industry conferences, most notably playing a leading role in the U.S. supporting computer science education and careers.
Sury's longstanding career at TCS includes establishing the presence of the Indian software industry in Japan in 1987, leading UK operations in the ‘90s while recording substantial growth and visibility for the organization, serving as the Head of Operations in North India until 2005. Most recently Sury was President of North America, UK, and Europe, focused on the continued growth of the company's global revenues, key customer relationships and technology offerings across TCS' largest markets.
- 9:15 am - 10:00 am PDT
10:00 am - 10:15 am PDT
- 45 minsSpeakerssenior vice president and chief information officer (CIO)Intel CorporationArchie Deskussenior vice president and chief information officer (CIO)
Intel CorporationArchana (Archie) Deskus is senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at Intel Corporation. As Intel's CIO, her organization capitalizes on information technology to accelerate the company's significant growth goals across a diverse portfolio of businesses. More than 5,000 IT professionals are protecting Intel's assets, driving competitive advantage, and providing IT solutions under Deskus's leadership.Vice President and CIOMaxim IntegratedJyothi GortiVice President and CIO
Maxim IntegratedXXXXExecutive Director IT Digital Marketing, Industry & Community Speaker, Diversity Advocate, Talent DevelopmentCiscoMonique EdmondsonExecutive Director IT Digital Marketing, Industry & Community Speaker, Diversity Advocate, Talent Development
CiscoThought leader focused on Enterprise Marketing solutions and architectures from Demand Generation to Lead Scoring to CRM to Bookings. Inspires an inclusive culture focused on talent development and empowerment for innovation. I build outstanding workplaces and performance driven IT organizations. As an expert in digital marketing solutions, customer centric design, agile methodology, collaboration platforms, university programs, community relations platforms, and diversity programs. Leveraging 23 years of leadership across IT, sales, operations, HR and talent strategy, I utilize my broad experience to drive consensus, operational excellence and clarity while leading rapid execution of technical and talent development programs. I have been recognized by both the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal for my innovative approach to millennial assimilation and leading transformational customer experiences. The Cisco Marketing Tech Stack I have led has been recognized by the Markie awards multiple years. I am a motivational leader with the ability to inspire and engage global teams to work smarter and evolve within the workplace or find their passion and provide them the tools to succeed on their own.
10:15 am - 10:30 am PDT
- 15 minsSpeakersAWS Vice President of WWPS Partners and ProgramsAmazon Web ServicesSandy CarterAWS Vice President of WWPS Partners and Programs
Amazon Web ServicesSandy Carter is Vice President, Public Sector Partners and Programs at AWS. In this role, she is responsible for driving next-generation partnering. Her responsibilities include evolving partner models to intensify partner innovation, AWS cloud adoption and creation of mission critical cloud solutions with partners across public sector. She is focused on growing the partner ecosystem as a major driver for public sector and contributing significantly to the success of public sector customers. She previously built an enterprise workload team as the Vice President of Enterprise Workloads at AWS focused on migration and modernization through containers and serverless.
10:30 am - 11:00 am PDT
- 15 minsSpeakersGlobal Head of DE&I Advisory ServicesRussell Reynolds AssociatesTina Shah PaikedayGlobal Head of DE&I Advisory Services
Russell Reynolds AssociatesTina Shah Paikeday leads the firm’s global Diversity & Inclusion advisory services as a senior member of the Leadership & Succession team. Her recent work has included the recruitment of Chief Diversity Officers, the development of inclusive leaders and inclusive culture transformation. She has advised global diversity and inclusion councils and executive leadership teams on the development of operating models for the formation and governance of D&I functions, data informed approaches to developing impactful D&I strategies and recommended action steps and programs to achieve D&I goals. Based in San Francisco, she advises public, private and nonprofit clients around the world.
11:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersManaging DirectorWestRiver GroupDeepa PrasadManaging Director
Deepa Prasad is Managing Director at WestRiver Group (WRG) where she leverages her 20 years of investing and operations experience to guide healthcare investments in biotech and digital health / AI.
Deepa's investments include Design Therapeutics, a gene-targeted platform company and Ginger, 24/7 digital health access for behavioral care and Viome, a gut biome company focused on precision medicine where she serves on the Board.
Her prior experience includes Chief of Staff at Blue Shield, Regional Vice President for Optum, Head of Managed Care at California Hospital Association, VP Financial Strategy and Business Development at Coherus Biosciences and healthcare investment banking and consulting for her first 10 years.
Deepa currently serves on the Committee for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis awarding grant funding to scientific research and as a Charter Member for TiE, a non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and VCs where she mentors startup companies.Co-Founder and Managing PartnerPrelude Growth PartnersAlicia SontagCo-Founder and Managing Partner
Prelude Growth Partners
Alicia is a strategic and innovative leader who has driven the growth of leading consumer brands.
Prior to founding Prelude Growth Partners, Alicia was Global President of Beauty at Johnson & Johnson, leading a multi-billion dollar portfolio of 10+ iconic global brands. Prior to that, she was an executive at Estee Lauder for 11 years, including leadership roles at Bobbi Brown and Clinique. Alicia began her career at McKinsey & Company where she spent 5 years serving consumer clients. Alicia is a summa cum laude graduate of The Wharton School and she earned her MBA from Harvard Business School.Founder and Managing PartnerHealthQuest CapitalGarheng KongFounder and Managing Partner
Garheng founded HealthQuest Capital in 2012 to improve people's lives through improving healthcare on a significant scale. His vision was to build a best-in-class team of the highest talent and integrity to work with outstanding entrepreneurs to transform healthcare through high growth companies while generating outsized risk adjusted returns for investors.
A physician, scientist, and engineer by training, Garheng has over two decades of experience investing in innovative healthcare companies with a long list of successes (25 IPO/M&A exits). He has represented HealthQuest on the boards of Ajax I, Ajax II, Ajax III, Alcresta, Avedro, Avizia, BardyDx, Castle Biosciences, CleanSlate, Etairos, ENT Specialty Partners, Everlywell, HealthChannels, Magnolia Medical, Perspectum, Pulmonx, Spirox, TigerConnect, Trice Medical, Venus Concept, and CareMetx/VirMedica.
Some of his notable past successes include IPO's with Avedro (AVDR), Castle Biosciences (CSTL), Cempra (CEMP), Alimera (ALIM), Applied Genetic Technology Corp. (AGTC), AmWell (AMWL), Proteon (PRTO), Pulmonx (LUNG), Histogenics (HSGX), TransEnterix (TRXC) and Venus Concept (VERO). His investments going on to successful M&A transactions include: Ajax I (Medtronic), Avedro (Glaukos), Avizia (AmWell), Calibra Medical (J&J), Cellective (AstraZeneca), Serenex (Pfizer), Athenix (Bayer), NovaMin (GSK), Aldagen (Cytomedix), Salveo Specialty Pharmacy (United Health), SARCode (Shire), Spirox (Stryker), and Virmedica (CareMetx).
Garheng's interests and industry footprint are broad as he also serves on boards of LabCorp (LH), Alimera Sciences (ALIM), StrongBridge (SBBP), Be The Match, Duke University Medical Center, and has served as Chairman on nine boards. He is an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow, Kauffman Fellows Mentor, and member of YPO.
Garheng received undergraduate degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Stanford, while on an athletic scholarship. He then earned a MD, PhD and MBA from Duke University, graduating at the top of his class in each instance. His early career included stints at GlaxoSmithKline, McKinsey and a medical device start-up, TherOx, before joining Intersouth Partners and then Sofinnova Investments. He is married to his physician wife (a board certified cardiac electrophysiologist), has 3 children, and was a nationally ranked volleyball player (and avid "foodie").Founder and Managing PartnerAdvance Venture PartnersDavid ibnAleFounder and Managing Partner
Advance Venture Partners
David ibnAle is a Founding and Managing Partner of Advance Venture Partners. He has over twenty years of experience as an investor in small and mid-sized growth companies in the technology, media and communications sectors. Prior to co-founding AVP, Mr. ibnAle was a Managing Director of TPG Growth, the growth equity and middle-market investment platform of TPG, where he led the firm's global technology investing effort. Prior to joining TPG Growth, he was a Partner at Francisco Partners, and he began his investing career at Summit Partners. Mr. ibnAle is a member of the Board of Directors of publicly held UCT Holdings (Nasdaq: UCTT).
Mr. ibnAle received an AB in Public Policy and an AM in International Development Policy from Stanford University and received an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
- 30 minsSpeakersVice President, Diverse Partner DevelopmentIBM CorporationDenise EvansVice President, Diverse Partner Development
IBM CorporationProven marketing and sales executive with track record of achievement in the Information Technology industry. Blend of strategic thinking balanced with extensive executive and line management experience in both the U.S. and globally. Specialties: Marketing strategy & planning, marketing/brand management, e-relationship marketing/.com, channel enablement, program management, Customer Loyalty, business process reengineering, organizational development, transformational leadership, market development, cultural intelligence, sales and with all size clients in multiple industries.
- 9:00 am - 9:45 am PDT
9:50 am - 10:35 am PDT
- 45 minsSpeakersGlobal Chief Data OfficerIBMInderpal BhandariGlobal Chief Data Officer
Inderpal Bhandari rejoined IBM as Global Chief Data Officer in December 2015. In this newly created role, he has leveraged his extensive experience to lead the development of IBM's data strategy and drive IBM's internal cognitive enterprise transformation. The work has culminated in the Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint; a roadmap for IBM's clients on their own journeys to cognition.
Inderpal brings to IBM more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles at such leading companies as Cambia Health Solutions and Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions.
Prior to joining IBM, Inderpal served as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer of Cambia Health Solutions where he led the development of Cambia's data strategy and drove the transformation of the company's consumer experience strategies. Prior to that, Inderpal served as Vice President of knowledge solutions and Chief Data Officer at Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions, where he was responsible for maximizing the utility of the company's data and its readiness to respond to emerging market trends. Before that, he founded Virtual Gold, growing the company into an international market leader for analytics in call centers and professional sports.
Inderpal is an expert in transforming data into business value and improved customer experiences by delivering strategic, innovative capabilities that use analytic insights to enable growth and productivity. In 2017, he was named U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year by the CDO Club, and has been featured as an industry expert by Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News & World Report, CNN and FOX.
Inderpal earned his Master of Science Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.Chief Data Science OfficerJohnson & JohnsonPallaw SharmaChief Data Science Officer
Johnson & JohnsonC-level leader with track record of Digital Transformation and impact by Data Science - Chief Data Officer, Chief Analytics Officer Board member for innovation of a global standards organization 20+ years of creating significant business value in world-class companies and startups Deep expertise in using data at scale, AI, Machine Learning, and Advanced Analytics Builder, Operator with Entrepreneur mindset of rapid scaling Extensive experience in hiring technical talent from top technology companies and leading large (1000+ employees), global, high-performing teams Collaborated with renowned researchers, filed multiple patents, and won many awards Transformed many functions: R&D, Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success in multiple industries - High Tech, Financial Services, Transportation, Retail, Online Retail, Media and Entertainment, and HealthcareChief Digital OfficerTD AmeritradeKeyur DesaiChief Digital Officer
TD AmeritradeKeyur Desai is the former Chief Data Officer for TD Ameritrade. With 30 years of expertise in Global Enterprise Data Management, Data Monetization and Analytics Mr. Desai has consistently maximized the impact of data, analytics and data products on business results, operational efficiency, enterprise risk and innovation. At TD Ameritrade, he was accountable for generating outsized business outcomes for the firm, using data and analytics. With a globally dispersed team, he led Enterprise Data Strategy, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Self Service Data Lake Platform, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Data Science, Big Data Systems Architecture, Data Architecture, Agile Program and Change Management, System Availability and Support. With data being a Board topic, he provided Risk and Audit Committee updates on data risk. Early in his career, Mr. Desai was on the founding Team of MicroStrategy, Inc. a pioneer in business intelligence. Mr. Desai is the recipient of numerous awards for data and analytics leadership and innovation and serves on the Board of Advisors of Springbuk, a healthcare analytics company, and Families without Borders, a non-profit organization that focuses on economic empowerment and education of youth in African countries.Chief Data and Analytics OfficerAnthemAshok ChennuruChief Data and Analytics Officer
AnthemAshok Chennuru currently serves as the chief data and analytics officer at Anthem. He is a veteran Anthem employee with more than 20 years of experience. Ashok holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Madurai University in India.Chief Data and Analytics OfficerEli Lilly and CompanyVipin GopalChief Data and Analytics Officer
Eli Lilly and CompanyExperienced C-level data, digital and analytics executive with 20+ years of leadership experience at multiple Fortune 100 companies, ranging from healthcare to industrial conglomerates. Proven track record in delivering value to a broad range of strategic and operational business problems through data and advanced analytics. Authority in best practices for "how to best make Digital/AI/ML work" with unique multi-industry leadership experience. Adept at building differentiating advanced technology competencies and high-performance corporate organizations throughout the career. Recently highlighted in HBR and Forbes for leadership in driving data-driven cultures.SVP, Chief Data ScientistDun & BradstreetAnthony ScriffignanoSVP, Chief Data Scientist
Dun & BradstreetDr. Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist for Dun & Bradstreet, is an internationally recognized thought leader in the data science space. He leads a team of data scientists focused on advancing Dun & Bradstreet's core capabilities and IP globally. With an extensive background in advanced algorithms and linguistics, he holds multiple patents and presents globally on data and technology trends, multilingual challenges in business identity, and artificial intelligence.
10:40 am - 11:25 am PDT
- 45 minsSpeakersChief Marketing OfficerCoupaChandar PattabhiramChief Marketing Officer
Chandar Pattabhiram is a seasoned marketing executive who brings to Coupa more than 23 years of experience in both fast-paced and large technology companies including Marketo, IBM, Badgeville, Cast Iron Systems, Jamcracker, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Prior to joining Coupa, Pattabhiram recently was CMO at Marketo where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing and in charge of positioning Marketo as the digital marketing industry's innovation leader and the best solution for high-growth and enterprise businesses. Previously, Pattabhiram was head of worldwide marketing for Badgeville where he was part of the team that won multiple industry awards for innovative storytelling including the Best Platform-as-a-Service for 2013. Prior to that, Pattabhiram was vice president at IBM Cast Iron Systems where he was responsible for all product marketing and channel marketing efforts. In 2010, IBM acquired Cast Iron as a centerpiece of its Cloud strategy.
Pattabhiram also spent years at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 companies in the high-tech, retail, and oil and gas industries. He has authored and has been quoted in more than 1000 articles and is a frequent keynote speaker at leading software industry events. In June 2017, he was named by LinkedIn as one of the top 5 CMOs in the world to follow for thought-leadership in the digital marketing domain.
Pattabhiram earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from PSG College of Technology and a M.S. in management from the University of Texas. He is a Strategic Board Advisor to Gainsight and LendingUSA and is on the Board of Directors for BlueShift, an AI platform for customer engagement.Chief Marketing OfficerPalo Alto NetworksJean EnglishChief Marketing Officer
Palo Alto Networks
Jean English joined Palo Alto Networks as chief marketing officer in August 2019. She has more than 20 years of business-to-business marketing experience. Most recently, she served as senior vice president and CMO at NetApp. Previously, Jean spent 17 years at IBM in a variety of roles, including vice president of Global Marketing for IBM Cloud, and led the go-to-market transformation for IBM's cloud business. During her tenure with IBM, she also served as CMO for IBM Asia Pacific, wherein she was responsible for all aspects of marketing, communications and citizenship. Jean serves on the board of ATHENA International and is a member of the National Charity League. Both organizations focus on helping women develop and strengthen their leadership skills.
- 45 minsSpeakersCIONetAppBill MillerCIO
NetAppBill Miller is the senior vice president and chief information officer of NetApp, a hybrid cloud data services and data management company with revenues exceeding $6 billion annually. In this role, Bill leads NetApp's IT organization, supports the company's ongoing transformation, and works with peer organizations to advance business strategy and technology initiatives. He also directs the NetApp on NetApp and Customer-1 programs, which help the company's engineering and field organizations use, improve, and showcase the value of NetApp technology solutions to customers, some of whom are peer CIOs. Bill is also responsible for deploying, leveraging, and innovating around NetApp's new technologies and its partner technologies, producing narratives to underscore the company's value proposition to its external customers. We cover many of these topics and more in our conversation. Prior to joining NetApp, Bill was the senior vice president and chief information officer of Broadcom.Miller is the senior vice president and chief information officer of NetApp, a hybrid cloud data services and data management company with revenues exceeding $6 billion annually. In this role, Bill leads NetApp's IT organization, supports the company's ongoing transformation, and works with peer organizations to advance business strategy and technology initiatives. He also directs the NetApp on NetApp and Customer-1 programs, which help the company's engineering and field organizations use, improve, and showcase the value of NetApp technology solutions to customers, some of whom are peer CIOs. Bill is also responsible for deploying, leveraging, and innovating around NetApp's new technologies and its partner technologies, producing narratives to underscore the company's value proposition to its external customers. We cover many of these topics and more in our conversation. Prior to joining NetApp, Bill was the senior vice president and chief information officer of Broadcom.CIOBank of the WestJacob SorensenCIO
Bank of the WestAs Chief Information Officer (CIO), Jacob Sorensen is responsible for the bank's technology platform, including Infrastructure & Operations Development; Solutions Delivery; Data Management; Technology Strategy; Architecture; and Technology Vendor Management. Based in San Francisco, Sorensen joined Bank of the West in 2009. Prior to serving as CIO, he led the bank's Technology Shared Services Solutions Delivery organization. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of the bank's Technology Data Infrastructure; Data Analytics; Real-Time Integration; Customer Relationship Management; Master Data Management; Marketing Technology; Enterprise Testing (Quality Assurance); Regulatory & Compliance IT programs; Risk and Finance technologies; Business Process Management, and Automation. Before coming to Bank of the West, Sorensen held positions at J.P. Morgan Chase, Washington Mutual, Providian Financial, and NextCard. An active volunteer in the Year Up Bay Area since 2008, Sorensen is the co-chair of their Leadership Council. Sorensen received his BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with Highest Honors.CIOTeladoc HealthJeff NadlerCIO
Teladoc HealthJeff Nadler is the Chief Information Officer for Teladoc Health, overseeing enterprise information technology, information security and infrastructure for all Teladoc divisions globally. Mr. Nadler previously served as Chief Technology Officer for ActiveHealth Management, an independent subsidiary of Aetna. Bringing more than 25 years of strategic leadership in information technology, Mr. Nadler has specialized expertise in the healthcare, financial services and insurance industries, and broad experience building and managing large, high-performing technology teams. He is adept at developing enterprise-scale, custom application platforms with proven scalability, performance, security and reliability. Mr. Nadler holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Union College.CIOGenesysPranab SinhaCIO
GenesysPranab Sinha is the Senior Vice President and CIO at Genesys. In his role, Sinha leads the company’s global IT organization, spearheading a strategy to drive the internal deployment of innovative technologies and programs to enable operational efficiencies and customer and employee satisfaction. Sinha has nearly 20 years of experience leading all aspects of enterprise IT with a deep focus on security and operational resiliency. Prior to joining Genesys, Sinha was the CIO at MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., and previously served as Vice President, Enterprise IT, for Seagate Technology.CIOBNY Mellon | PershingRam NagappanCIO
BNY Mellon | PershingRamaswamy (Ram) Nagappan is the Chief Information Officer for BNY Mellon | Pershing. With more than 30 years of information technology experience, Ram oversees the firm’s technology product management and digital experience delivery for wealth management solutions. As a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee and BNY Mellon’s Technology Executive Council, he is closely involved in setting the firm’s strategic direction. A spokesperson on technology trends and issues, Ram has been featured in a number of technology and financial publications and on Bloomberg Radio. He is a regular keynote speaker and panelist at industry events and conferences. Ram has been instrumental in developing many award-winning solutions. Most recently, Ram was recognized by ComputerWorld as a Premier 100 IT Leader and by the New Jersey Technology Council as “CIO of the Year.” Prior to assuming his current role, Ram served as managing director and chief technology officer at DLJdirect and CSFBdirect, pioneers in online internet brokerage. He also played a significant role in establishing iNautix Technologies India Private Limited at Chennai, India, a technology affiliate of BNY Mellon that provides an array of technology development service. In these roles, Ram’s work was focused on business areas including clearance, settlement and trading order management, as well as market making. Before joining Pershing, he was a technology consultant to Guardian Life Insurance, Bakst International and Data Software Research Corp. Ram is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Operations & Technology Advisory Committee and has served on technology advisory committees for various national securities exchanges. A graduate of Anna University Chennai (India), Ram earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication. He has also completed the Securities Industry Institute® (SII) program, sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.CIO, Commercial Banking and Corporate & Investment BankingWells FargoRavi RadhakrishnanCIO, Commercial Banking and Corporate & Investment Banking
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Ravi Radhakrishnan is the Chief Information Officer and Head of Technology for Commercial Banking (CB) and Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) at Wells Fargo. He reports jointly to the Head of Wells Fargo Technology and to the CEOs of Commercial Banking and Corporate & Investment Banking.
In his role as the business CIO for CB & CIB, Ravi leads technology teams enabling several key businesses including Capital Markets, Corporate / Investment Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Capital, Middle Market Banking, Treasury Management, Customer Care, Digital & Transformation and Operations, in addition to providing Capital Markets Services, Payments Technology, and International Technology to multiple business lines across the firm.
Ravi additionally leads the Strategic Services & Advanced Technology group that focuses on Smart Content Management, Customer Relationship Management, Robotics & Intelligent Automation, Distributed Ledger Technology, Advanced Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing. Ravi leads Wells Fargo's Academia and Industry Research partnerships including Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), Stanford Platform Lab, and MIT-IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Ravi's leadership accountability also includes oversight of the Office of the Head of Technology which has responsibility for Wells Fargo Technology's Strategy, Business Processes, Business Data & Analytics, Portfolio Governance & Initiative Management and Business Services to drive effective business management and enable technology transformation.
Ravi is a member of the Wells Fargo Technology executive leadership team and the Wells Fargo Management Committee. He serves on the board of Wells Fargo International Solutions (India/Philippines) and leads its Technology Committee. He is a member of the Wells Fargo Patent Executive Sponsor Group, and serves as the Racial / Ethnic Diversity Lead for the Well Fargo Technology Diversity & Inclusion Council.
Ravi joined Wells Fargo in 2012 as the CIO of Capital Markets and has held a number of leadership positions including CIO of Wholesale Banking and Enterprise CIO. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ravi was at Citigroup for 18 years and held various Capital Markets and Investment Banking technology leadership roles, including global head of Equities Technology & Electronic Trading Infrastructure, and global co-head of Equities and Prime Services Technology.
Ravi received his bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy in Chennai, India, and a master's degree in computer science from Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. He is based in San Francisco, California.
- 30 mins Main StageSpeakersCo-Founder and CEOUiPathDaniel DinesCo-Founder and CEO
UiPathDaniel Dines is the Co-Founder and CEO of UiPath, a leading provider of enterprise automation software. Dines started UiPath in 2005 with the goal of building a technology that could help humans reduce the time and stress that come from menial, administrative business tasks.Managing PartnerAlkeon CapitalAbhi ArunManaging Partner
Alkeon CapitalAbhi Arun is a Managing Partner at Alkeon Capital and heads the private investments group. Abhi has close to 2 decades of experience in Enterprise Software as an operator and investor which includes working at firms such as Battery Ventures, Intel Capital & Qualcomm. He loves backing Product Founders disrupting large markets and inventing new categories.
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- 30 mins Main StageSpeakersFounder and co-CEONetflixReed HastingsFounder and co-CEO
NetflixReed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997. In 1991, Reed founded Pure Software, which made tools for software developers. After a 1995 IPO, and several acquisitions, Pure was acquired by Rational Software in 1997. Reed is an active educational philanthropist and served on the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2004. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including KIPP and Pahara. Reed is also a board member of The City Fund. Reed received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1983, and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University in 1988. Between Bowdoin and Stanford, Reed served in the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Swaziland.Vice President of Content EngineeringNetflixGagan HasteerVice President of Content Engineering
NetflixGagan Hasteer is the Vice President of Content Engineering at Netflix, leading a team that builds products and technology to help Netflix produce, promote and deliver Content efficiently and at scale. Gagan is a technologist and entrepreneur with a passion for innovation. With over two decades of experience, Gagan has delivered cutting-edge products and worked closely with customers and partners to drive business objectives. Prior to Netflix, Gagan was the co-founder and head of engineering at Calypto (acquired by Mentor Graphics). Gagan holds a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, M.S. and PhD from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Executive MBA from Wharton.Vice President, ContentNetflix IndiaMonika ShergillVice President, Content
Netflix IndiaMonika is Vice President, Content at Netflix India and oversees the development, creation and licensing and acquisition of all Indian language content on Netflix, including films, series, reality shows, comedy specials and documentaries. Monika joined Netflix in 2019. She and her team have entertained audiences in India and around the world with local stories such as Ludo (film), AK vs AK (film), Ginny Weds Sunny (film), Masaba Masaba (series), Jamtara: Sabka Number Aayega (series) and Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives (reality series) and licensed films across languages including, Miss India (Telugu), Axone (Hindi) and Super Deluxe (Tamil).
Monika is a seasoned media professional with over two decades of experience as a journalist, producer and network executive. She was earlier at Viacom 18 Digital Ventures as EVP and Head of Content for VOOT. Prior to this, Monika headed the network non-fiction programming and strategy for Star India Network. In this role, she helmed the biggest network multilingual content project, the series, `Satyamev Jayate' for Star Plus and nine other network channels. Monika has worked across genres in all major broadcast networks including Zee and Sony Entertainment Television in key programming roles creating successful scripted and unscripted series.
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- 30 mins Main StageSpeakersCEOLLamasoft (a Coupa Company)Razat GauravCEO
LLamasoft (a Coupa Company)Razat has been the CEO of LLamasoft, the leader in AI-based supply chain design and decisioning software. Driving an expanded product vision combined with a purpose-driven culture enabled the company to more than double its revenue in 3 years and resulted in a successful $1.5 billion acquisition by Coupa in November 2020.
Prior to LLamasoft, Razat held leadership positions at Blue Yonder, i2 Technologies and Ernst & Young's management consulting practice. He also served on the Board of Directors of Sparta Systems and LLamasoft. Razat was recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020.
Razat serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan's Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) department. He is also engaged in various philanthropic and policy initiatives related to medical research, STEM education across minorities and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Razat graduated with honors in Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.PartnerTPG CapitalNehal RajPartner
TPG CapitalNehal Raj is a Partner at TPG based in San Francisco. He co-leads the firm’s investment activities in software and enterprise technology across its private equity platforms -- TPG Capital, TPG Growth, The Rise Fund, and TPG Tech Adjacencies, where he serves as Co-Managing Partner. Prior to joining TPG in 2006, Nehal was an investor at Francisco Partners. Previously, he worked in the Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructurings Department of Morgan Stanley. He received an AB in Economics and MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar). Nehal currently serves on the board of the following TPG investments: C3.ai, Digital.ai, Kaseya, Noodle.ai, Planview, WellSky, and Wind River. He is also closely involved with the firm’s investments in Checkmarx and Sonatype. Nehal was previously a director of a number of TPG investments prior to their successful exits, including: CCC Information Services (acquired by Advent International), IQVIA (NYSE: IQV), Intergraph (acquired by Hexagon AB), and Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS). Nehal serves on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco Day School and the Advisory Board of Breakthrough San Francisco.
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9:30 am - 10:00 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersSenior Vice President and CIOGilead Sciences IncMarc BersonSenior Vice President and CIO
Gilead Sciences IncMarc Berson has >23 years of experience in IT, Business Transformation, Financial Systems and Finance roles and is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Gilead Sciences. In this capacity, Marc is leading the IT function including Business Engagement, IT Architecture, Solution Delivery/Innovation, Security/Controls,Analytics/Data Management, Innovation and Infrastructure/Operations.
Prior to joining Gilead, Marc served as Senior Vice President and Global Head of IT Innovation and Business Transformation for HP Inc. Marc led all Business Process and IT Innovation programs, including an enterprise-wide ERP deployment program as well as Application Delivery across all process domains including Finance, Supply Chain and Sales/Marketing.
Prior to joining HP Inc., Marc worked for Royal Philips as the Head of Business Transformation for the Americas Market Group. There, Marc led a team focused on driving deployment of standard processes and IT solutions which advanced operational efficiency and effectiveness using data-driven methodologies like Lean and Six Sigma. Marc was also part of the Royal Philips Business Transformation Leadership team in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and led a team program managing the company's entire transformation portfolio of 450M Euro per year.
Prior to joining Royal Philips in 2014, Marc spent 17 years at International Business Machines (IBM) progressing through a number of leadership roles including serving as Vice President in IBM's Business Transformation and IT organization leading the sustainment of the enterprise's end-to-end ERP platform covering the process areas of Opportunity to Order, Order to Cash and Finance, serving as Vice President Finance Transformation within IBM's Global Business Services consulting organization where he led an IBM consulting team for a major client and was on International Assignment from the US to Shenzhen, China as well as leading IBM's Enterprise Business Analytics Center of Competency and global Financial Planning and Analytics IT team where he developed and ran the world's largest Business Analytics cloud service.
Marc completed his undergraduate work at Pennsylvania State University in 1997 where he earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and International Business. In 2000, Marc earned a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University.
He is based in Palo Alto, California.
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- 30 minsSpeakersSVP ProductPelotonViresh RustagiSVP Product
PelotonViresh Rustagi is a software engineering executive with more than 25 years of experience, earned at industry leading technology companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and, now, Peloton.
As SVP, product software engineering, Viresh fuels software innovation across Peloton's growing suite of apps and connected fitness devices in markets around the globe. Viresh is no stranger to scaling strong, empowered teams who ship extraordinary products and features to push the bounds of innovation, quality and speed. With a deep understanding of software tech stacks -- from embedded software on proprietary devices to cloud software powering advanced logic and multimedia experiences -- he brings a practical know-how to the company's vertically integrated business.
Viresh began his technology studies at the Institute of Technology, BHU, in India, prior to attending Florida State University for undergrad, and then Santa Clara University for his MBA. His work has been published and presented in and at leading industry journals and events, respectively, and he currently holds more than ten patents.
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- 30 minsSpeakersChief Data Science OfficerJohnson & JohnsonPallaw SharmaChief Data Science Officer
Johnson & JohnsonChief Data Science Officer at Johnson & JohnsonVice President, Clinical Pharmacology,GenentechDr. Amita JoshiVice President, Clinical Pharmacology,
GenentechAmita Joshi, Ph.D., is an Executive Leader at Genentech with more than 25 years of experience in Clinical Drug Development. Her Clinical Pharmacology team is responsible for identifying the right dose/regimen for Genentech medicines. They apply the principles of quantitative pharmacology and advance analytics to understand the pharmacokinetics of medicines and better define drug exposure-response (safety/efficacy/ pharmacodynamics) relationships, determining the dose/regimen for patients and dose adjustments for special populations (eg: pediatrics, elderly, ethnicities). Amita received the SF Business Times "100 Most Influential Women in Business Award" in 2016, and the "Malle Jurima-Romet Mid-Career Leadership Award" from ASCPT in 2018.
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- 20 minsSpeakersPresident and CEO Sutter Health Bay Area Medical FoundationsSutter HealthElizabeth Vilardo, M.D.President and CEO Sutter Health Bay Area Medical Foundations
Sutter HealthElizabeth "Lizz" Vilardo, M.D. is president & CEO of the Sutter Health Bay Area Medical Foundations which has more than 2,000 physicians & cares for over 1 million patients with sites from Santa Rosa to Watsonville. Lizz has been a practicing physician & physician leader for 30+ years. She has served in leadership positions at El Camino Hospital & with the medical group, including chairing the board of directors & then as acting president of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Camino Division.
Lizz has served on many nonprofit-boards, including the Sutter Health Board of Directors. She currently serves on the boards of YMCA Silicon Valley, Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), and Silicon Valley Leadership Group. She has been recognized for her community service by Pepperdine University, YMCA Silicon Valley & SF Business Times.President and CEOSutter HealthSarah KrevansPresident and CEO
Sutter HealthSarah Krevans is President and CEO of Sutter Health, a Northern California based not-for-profit health system that cares for 3 million patients—or 1 in every 100 Americans, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the nation. Sarah oversees Sutter's integrated network of 14,000 clinicians, 24 hospitals, outpatient services, research facilities, and home health and hospice care.
Sarah is chair-elect of the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems board, and serves on The Bay Area Council Executive Committee, American Hospital Association Health Care Systems Council, California Hospital Association Board of Directors, United States of Care Founders Council, and Sutter Health Board of Directors.
She has been named as one of the "Top 25 Women Leaders" by Modern Healthcare, included on Modern Healthcare's list of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare," nominated as a "Visionary of the Year" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and named one of the "Most Influential Women in Business" by the San Francisco Business Times.
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- 25 minsSpeakersVice President and Chief Innovation OfficerSutter HealthChris WaughVice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Sutter HealthAs Sutter Health's first Chief Innovation Officer, Chris Waugh applies his extensive human-centered design experience to guide the integrated network's innovation strategy. Human-centered design is a creative approach that personalizes solutions to meet individual needs — understanding people's behaviors, identifying trends and exploring solutions that improve the healthcare experience — making healthcare more usable and accessible for all.
Before joining Sutter, Waugh held entrepreneurial leadership roles at IDEO, a globally regarded Bay Area design and innovation firm, and was VP of design at One Medical Group in San Francisco.
Waugh has bachelor's degrees in international business and French from Fort Lewis College.Founder and CEOLeanTaaSMohan GiridharadasFounder and CEO
LeanTaaSMohan Giridharadas is the founder and CEO of LeanTaaS. LeanTaaS is a 200-person predictive analytics company that uses AI and Machine Learning to help hospitals utilize their assets more effectively by unlocking capacity. Prior to starting LeanTaaS, Mohan was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company. During his 18 year tenure at McKinsey, Mohan ran their global Lean Service Operations. Mohan hold an MBA from Stanford University and an MS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
- 15 minsSpeakersPresident & CEOIlluminaFrancis deSouzaPresident & CEO
IlluminaFrancis deSouza was appointed President & CEO of Illumina in 2016 and is responsible for directing all aspects of company strategy, planning, and operations. He initially joined the company as President in 2013 and led Illumina's business units and core functions responsible for envisioning, developing and producing the company's products.
Previously, deSouza served as President of Products and Services at Symantec Corporation, where he was responsible for driving the vision for the company's market-leading portfolio and served in a variety of executive roles. He joined Symantec through the acquisition of IMlogic, where he was co-founder and CEO.
Prior to joining IMlogic, deSouza was co-founder and CEO of Flash Communications, a provider of corporate instant messaging that was acquired by Microsoft. Following the acquisition, he joined Microsoft and led the team responsible for the development of the company's enterprise real-time collaboration offerings. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors for The Walt Disney Company.
Francis deSouza received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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9:30 am - 9:45 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersSenior VP, CTOApplied MaterialsOm NalamasuSenior VP, CTO
Applied MaterialsDr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) for Applied Materials. He brings extensive experience and passion to the role of CTO, where he is leading the development of new product pipelines, securing government funding for key strategic projects, and building a world-class team to maintain Applied Materials’ technology leadership in the industries it serves and enable growth into new markets. Dr. Nalamasu is also the president of Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, overseeing the financial and strategic investments in early and growth-stage privately held companies. A world-renowned expert in materials science and technology and one of our industry's respected forward thinkers, Dr. Nalamasu has championed a renewed focus on the company’s innovation culture through various internal development programs and open innovation methods. He has strengthened Applied Materials's strategic relationships with universities and research institutes around the world including IIT Bombay. Dr. Nalamasu joined Applied Materials in 2006, after serving as vice president of research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He has held key research and development leadership positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, Inc., and was director of Bell Laboratories' Nanofabrication Research Laboratory, MEMS and Waveguides Research, and Condensed Matter Physics organizations. His research interests include nanomanufacturing, nanopatterning, electronic and photonic materials, and lithography, with special emphasis on applying patterning and materials know-how for device fabrication for electronics, photonics, and energy applications. Dr. Nalamasu has made seminal contributions to the fields of optical lithography and polymeric materials science and technology. He has received numerous awards, authored more than 180 papers, review articles and books, and holds more than 35 patents. Dr. Nalamasu is a member of the board of directors of Semiconductor Research Corporation and The Tech Museum and serves on the National Academies Panel on Materials Science and Engineering. He sits on several technical advisory boards and university advisory committees and received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.Global HeadApplied Materials' Venture Capital FundAnand KamannavarGlobal Head
Applied Materials' Venture Capital FundAnand Kamannavar is the Global Head of Applied Materials' venture capital fund. In this role, he manages Applied's > $300M global venture investment portfolio of 90+ companies across 16 countries. Mr. Kamannavar has led over a dozen venture investments with successful exits including Adesto (NASDAQ: IOTS), Enphase (NASDAQ: ENPH), and Voltaix (acquired by Air Liquide). Mr. Kamannavar has over two decades of experience in the technology and venture capital industry and new business development. He first joined Applied Ventures in 2006, with a focus on identifying and leading investments in the area of Semiconductor, Energy, Materials, and India. He then went on to head Applied's new business group which led to Applied's entry into Optics, Life Sciences, Materials, and other high growth markets. Previously Mr. Kamannavar worked at Atlas Ventures and Arch Development Partners looking at startups in the broader Alternative energy, Internet, Web 2.0, Media, Software, and Medical sectors. Before his career in venture capital, Mr. Kamannavar held various engineering and business development roles with Hewlett-Packard's server group in Richardson, TX where he was awarded key U.S. patents. He also co-founded Precision Information Systems which provides financial data and tools to leading financial institutions like Ameritrade, New York Life, and Intuit. Mr. Kamannavar received an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
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- 15 minsSpeakersFounder & ChairL V Prasad Eye InstituteGullapalli RaoFounder & Chair
L V Prasad Eye InstituteAfter a successful career in the US as an academic Ophthalmologist, in 1987 Dr. Gullapalli N Rao established the L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India 33 years ago and is the Founder & Chair of that Institute. L V Prasad Eye Institute is a complex modern eye hospital with advanced training programs for ophthalmologists and paramedical personnel, an eye research center, a rehabilitation program, product development, and high-quality eye care models for underserved areas. Dr. Rao received his basic medical education in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, and completed his postgraduate residency training at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. In the US, he trained at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and later at the School of Medicine, the University of Rochester, where he continued on the faculty until 1986. Academic and Research Achievements Honorary Doctorates from the University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales, Australia, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, India, University of Bradford, UK and GITAM University, India • President of "Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI)", group of 80 of the most eminent academicians in ophthalmology in the world • Visiting professor to many Universities in the U.S, Europe, Australia, and Asia • Published about 300 papers in peer-reviewed international journals • Editorial Boards of several international journals of ophthalmology • "Fellow qua surgeon" of the "Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons", Glasgow • Fellow of two of the Science Academies of India • Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences. Other Contributions • Former Secretary-General and later Chair of the Board and CEO of the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in which role played a pivotal role in developing and fostering the global initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness along with WHO - VISION 2020: The Right to Sight in partnership with World Health Organisation (WHO) • Board of Trustees, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) • Leadership Position in many National and International eye care organizations • Founder & Chair of L V Prasad Eye Institute, India • Boards of many national and international organisations.Awards and Honours • Naumann Award from International Council of Ophthalmology for "outstanding global leadership in eye care" • Bernardo Streiff Gold Medal from Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis for outstanding contribution made to the advancement of ophthalmology • Kupfer Award from Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology for outstanding accomplishments as a researcher, ophthalmologist and humanitarian • Jose Rizal Medal from Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology for outstanding contributions to eye care in Asia Pacific region • World Cornea Congress Medal from International Cornea Society (Among the first ten) for outstanding contribution to the field of cornea • International Blindness Prevention Award from American Academy of Ophthalmology • Pisart Award by Lighthouse International, New York • Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award from American Academy of Ophthalmology • ARVO - Alcon Keynote Lecture • Barrie Jones Lecture of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, U.K • Many named lecturers around the world in scientific meetings and universities • Five awards from the All India Ophthalmological Society • Three awards from the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology • First Association of Eye Banks of Asia Award at the Asia Cornea Society Scientific Meeting of Asia Cornea Foundation • Many other awards from both National and International organisations • Inducted into "Ophthalmology Hall of Fame" at the meeting of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) in Los Angeles. 57 ophthalmologists from around the world have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in the past three centuries • Inducted as a Commander, Order of the Star of Africa for distinguished service to the ‘Republic of Liberia' and to ‘Africa in public service and sciences' by President of Republic of Liberia • Lifetime Achievement Award by All India Ophthalmological Society • "Gullapalli N. Rao - AIOS Endowment Lecture" created by the All India Ophthalmological Society in the year 2020. (one of the first five of all times, honored in 2020) Awarded Padma Shri, Indian Government's civilian award. Civil Status Married to Pratibha; son Raghav married to Raelene; Daughter Vaidya married to Scott; Four grandchildren
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- 30 minsSpeakersManaging DirectorSilicon Valley BankAndy TsaoManaging Director
Silicon Valley BankAndy Tsao is a Managing Director and leads SVB's Global Gateway, which assists innovation companies in the emerging markets with their US and international market expansion. He brings more than 20 years of experience banking dynamic companies in technology industries worldwide. In his roles, Andy manages SVB's relationships with venture capital and private equity firms outside the U.S., and also helps emerging market companies as they seek U.S. market entry and U.S. companies as they seek to expand abroad. In both capacities, Andy provides these firms with strategic advice and banking services, including debt financing, based on a deep understanding of their needs. Previously, Andy led and helped found SVB's U.K.-based operation, SVB Financial Group UK Ltd, which was established in 2004. For six years, he was responsible for building senior debt relationships with high-growth technology, life sciences and clean technology companies in the U.K. and Europe. Tsao routinely speaks about technology and venture financing at conferences such as events held by the Latin American Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), AMEXCAP, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Andy is on the Board  and was a former President of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) , on the Advisory Board of Asia Society Northern California, Advisory Board of BayBrazil, TiE Silicon Charter Member and Venture Council of LAVCA.Co-Founder, Managing PartnerDN CapitalSteve SchlenkerCo-Founder, Managing Partner
DN CapitalSteve co-founded DN Capital in June 2000 and is currently Managing Partner based in the Sand Hill Road office, running DN Capital's US operations. Steve Schlenker began his career in venture capital and private equity in 1990. His investment experience has been in software and software related businesses. His sectors of focus include enterprise software, fintech and digital health. Amongst his select investments are Auto1, Datanomic (acquired by Oracle), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Familybuilder (acquired by Intelius), Lagan/Kana (acquired by Verint), RecargaPay, Remitly and Parallel Wireless. Steve was previously at SUN Capital Partners, based in their London office, where he served as chief investment officer for technology investments. At SUN Capital Partners, he spent five years investing in US and European technology companies as well as assisting raise and manage a growth equity emerging markets fund and making private investments in growth companies. His investments there include eMode (acquired by Monster.com), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), SUN Brewing (listed on Luxembourg, then acquired by Interbrew). Prior to SUN Capital Partners, Steve was one of the first analysts for the buyout firm Interlaken Capital in Greenwich, CT, where he was involved with sourcing companies and applying technology to augment profitability and investment returns in legacy industries such as food processing, industrial distribution and facilities management. Steve is a mentor for Stanford undergraduate students via the E145 technology entrepreneurship course and graduate students via the ME273 course. Areas of interest: Fintech, SaaS, Digital HealthPartnerIGNIAChristine KennaPartner
IGNIAChristine Kenna is a Partner at IGNIA, a cross-border venture capital fund focused in Latin America. Christine invests in innovative companies that are reinventing the way to do business with the emerging middle class in Latin America in sectors such as fintech, edtech, Saas, and marketplaces. In addition, Christine serves on the Board of Directors of The Mexican Association of Venture Capital (AMEXCAP). Previously Christine worked in various operating roles in EF Education First, Google, the Guggenheim Foundation, and EY Parthenon. As a passionate advocate for developing high-potential professional women and networks, Christine co-founded Mujeres Invirtiendo (Women in Venture Capital in Mexico), MBA Mujeres de México, and was recognized as one of the top female investors in Latin American by the Latin American Venture Capital Association. Christine graduated from Duke University, Harvard Business School, and is a Kauffman Fellow with Class 23.General PartnerRace CapitalEdith YeungGeneral Partner
Race CapitalEdith is a General Partner at Race Capital - an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund. A few sectors we are particularly interested in infrastructure, fintech, and deep tech verticals. She has invested in over 50 startups including Agora.io (Nasdaq: API), Lightyear/Stellar (valued $1.2B), Silk Labs (acquired by Apple), Chirp (acquired by Apple), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), Solana, Oasis Labs, Hooked, DayDayCook, AISense, and many more. Prior to Race Capital, Edith was a partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active early-stage fund and incubator invested in Twilio, Credit Karma, Grab, and 2000 more companies. Before 500, Edith was the general manager at Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless, and Autodesk. She frequently speaks on China and Silicon Valley technology and investment landscape. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford and commentator on BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, SCMP, Techcrunch, etc.Founder & ChairInvest AfricaRobert HersovFounder & Chair
Invest AfricaRobert Hersov, 60, is a South African/UK entrepreneur, senior executive and private investor currently based in Cape Town (after 30+ years in the US, Europe and mainly the UK). He currently serves as chairman (and founder) of Invest Africa, chairman (and founder) of African Capital Investments, chairman of Alternative Capital (and founder), chairman/CEO of the S-Group (100% owner and founder), and deputy chairman of the VistaJet advisory board. Hersov's grandfather, Bob Hersov, founded AngloVaal, one of Southern Africa's largest mining and industrial companies, which his father, Basil Hersov, ran from 1973 to 2001. Rob has been a member of many public and private boards and founded and owns companies in the aviation, resource, media/marketing, member network and finance sectors. He has been focused in the last decade on investing in Africa, a continent close to his heart given his upbringing and family ties. In May 2013, Rob founded Invest Africa with the specific purpose of delivering on the demand for high quality relationships within growing African markets amongst investors and the business community. The private club has amassed over 400 high level members. Rob also founded African Capital Investments in 2014 to build an Africa-focused investment platform. And more recently he founded both: AltCapInvest (2017), a London-based international Family Office advisory and placement firm which is growing rapidly; and, the S-Group (2019), an exclusive international business- and community-focused private members organization with a mantra of "pay the goodness forward". In 2020, Rob bought Fisantekraal Airport (to be renamed Cape Winelands Airport) and is launching a SPAC - African Gold Acquisition Corp (expected to go public on NASDAQ Q1 2021). Rob received a B.B.S. from the University of Cape Town and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School (class of '89). He is married, with four children, plays golf and enjoys swimming in open seas and in cold water. His nickname is "Chief". He is not politically correct at all.
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- 15 minsSpeakersGeorge P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior FellowHoover InstitutionAbraham SofaerGeorge P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow
Hoover InstitutionAbraham D. Sofaer was appointed the first George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1994. Named in honor of former US secretary of state George P. Shultz, the appointment is awarded to a senior scholar whose broad vision, knowledge, and skill will be brought to bear on the problems presented by a radically transformed global environment. Sofaer's work focuses on the power over war within the US government and on issues related to international law, terrorism, diplomacy, and national security. His most recent books are Taking on Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, and the Iranian Threat (Hoover Institution Press, 2013) and The Best Defense?: Legitimacy and Preventive Force (Hoover Institution Press, 2010). From 1985 to 1990, he served as a legal adviser to the US Department of State, where he resolved several interstate matters, including the dispute between Egypt and Israel over Taba, the claim against Iraq for its attack on the USS Stark, and the claims against Chile for the assassination of Orlando Letelier. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 1989, the highest state department award given to a non–civil servant. From 1979 to 1985, Sofaer served as a US district judge in the Southern District of New York. From 1969 to 1979, he was a professor of law at Columbia University School of Law and wrote War, Foreign Affairs, and Constitutional Power: The Origins. From 1967 to 1969, he was an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of New York, after clerking for Judge J. Skelly Wright on the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, and the Honorable William J. Brennan Jr. on the US Supreme Court. He practiced law at Hughes, Hubbard and Reed from 1990 to 1994. A veteran of the US Air Force, Sofaer received an LLB degree from New York University School of Law in 1965, where he was editor in chief of the law review. He holds a BA in history from Yeshiva College (1962). Sofaer is a founding trustee of the National Museum of Jazz in Harlem and a member of the board of the Koret Foundation. Sofaer was born and raised in Bombay, India until age fourteen, and is third generation descendant of Jewish Immigrants from Iraq.25th United States Ambassador to the Republic of IndiaUSAKenneth Juster25th United States Ambassador to the Republic of India
USAKenneth I. Juster has over 40 years of experience as a senior business executive, senior government official, and senior law partner. He served as the 25th United States Ambassador to the Republic of India from November 2017 to January 2021. He led the third largest U.S. Mission in the world, with approximately 2,500 employees representing over 30 U.S. government departments, agencies, and offices. For his service, Juster received the highest honors of several U.S. government agencies, including the State Department's Distinguished Service Award, the Defense Department's Distinguished Public Service Award, the Director of National Intelligence's Exceptional Service Award, and the Energy Department's Excellence Award. Juster previously served from January to June 2017 as the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. He was a senior member of both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council. Prior to that, Juster was a Partner and Managing Director, from 2010 to 2017, at the global investment firm Warburg Pincus, where he focused on a range of issues, including geopolitical risk, global public policy, and regulatory matters. From 2005 to 2010, Juster was Executive Vice President of Law, Policy, and Corporate Strategy at salesforce.com. He oversaw corporate development, legal affairs, global public policy, enterprise risk management, human resources, internal audit, worldwide real estate, and procurement. Juster served as U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce from 2001 to 2005, in charge of the Bureau of Industry and Security. In that capacity, he oversaw issues at the intersection of business and national security, including strategic trade controls, imports and foreign investments that affect U.S. security, and enforcement of anti-boycott laws. Juster co-founded and served as the U.S. Chair of the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group. He was also one of the key architects of the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership initiative between the United States and India, which provided the foundation for the historic civil nuclear agreement between the two countries. Upon completion of his term, Juster received the William C. Redfield Award, the Commerce Department's highest honor. From 1992 to 1993, Juster served as the Counselor (Acting) of the U.S. Department of State, and from 1989 to 1992 as the Deputy and Senior Adviser to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger. Juster was one of the key officials involved in establishing and managing U.S. assistance programs to Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Upon completion of his term, Juster received the Distinguished Service Award, the State Department's highest honor. From 1981 to 1989 and 1993 to 2001, Juster practiced law at the firm Arnold & Porter, where he became a senior partner. His work involved international arbitration and litigation, corporate counseling, regulatory matters, and international trade and transactions. Juster holds a law degree from the Harvard Law School, a Master's degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government (Phi Beta Kappa) from Harvard College.
- 30 minsSpeakersFounderMotwani Jadeja FoundationAsha JadejaFounder
Motwani Jadeja Foundation
Asha Jadeja is a Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist who has invested in over 200 technology startups in the Bay Area. As an entrepreneur herself, her investing philosophy is designed to ignite young entrepreneurs into becoming disruptive change makers. "Making a dent in poverty requires money. Without a strong focus on economic growth, developing countries like India will continue to be stuck in a cycle of poverty.
The need of the hour is to let technology-driven growth enable India to break out of the cycle of poverty. It is critical that we identify and remove legacy obstacles to growth as fast as possible."
All of Asha's venture and philanthropic initiatives in India have been designed to help the nation break free of this cycle of poverty. "Exponential growth is possible through technology-enabled entrepreneurship, lean government, world-class education, and women's leadership."
Gender equality, inclusive growth, lean government, and national security are core interests of MITLI (Motwani Institute for Thought Leadership in Innovation) - an unprecedented bridge between the US and India. Asha created MITLI as an advocacy platform designed to drive policy changes in India.
A firm believer in the power of grassroots socio-economic movements Asha created MakerFest in 2013. A powerful network of makers and innovators that pro-actively problem-solve for their own communities. Makerfest is now prolific in Africa, India, and more recently in Brazil. She created India's first network of dozens of Fablabs designed to spark a just in a time manufacturing environment in India.
With help from Prof Sugata Mitra, Asha also set up India's first self-supported School in the Cloud in Ahmedabad. This has now grown to over 60 locally managed and sustained "schools in the cloud" within South Asia.
Asha is a prolific thought leader rooted within the milieus of Stanford, UC Berkeley, Google, Hoover Institute, Council on Foreign Relations, and Brookings USA. She is a limited partner in over 20 Bay Area venture funds, Acumen Fund NY, and Kawasafi Fund, Africa. As a prolific collector of Indian art, Asha is currently engaged with Stanford University Cantor Art Museum in bringing top Indian artists into a global forefront.
- 9:20 am - 9:40 am PDT
9:40 am - 10:15 am PDT
- 20 minsSpeakersMarket Lead for India and UAESilicon Valley BankPriya RajanMarket Lead for India and UAE
Silicon Valley BankPriya is Market Lead for India and UAE in SVB's international market development team, Global Gateway. She provides market entry advice and insights on cross-border engagement focused on constituents in the innovation ecosystem - founders and investors. Priya's work with Indian entrepreneurs and venture capital funds has yielded tangible value with founders accessing leading programs in the U.S. like Y-Combinator and investors getting visibility of great founders and deals. Priya calls on her experience, expertise and connections to champion a more inclusive innovation economy. She works closely with community leaders, including Change Catalyst, Kapor Capital, and YC Female Founders. She sits on the board of directors at non-profits Big Brothers Big Sisters and Women Who Code - an organization dedicated to helping women excel in technology careers. As a venture partner at Xfund, Priya connects VC firms with superior research universities and advisor at Entrepreneurship at Cornell University. Priya co-created the Diaspora Community initiative at SVB and is a charter member of TiE, a nonprofit focused on nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs with Indian ties. Prior to joining Global Gateway, Priya was a Director in our early stage practice (Startup Banking) where she led university programs and SVB Trek for student entrepreneurs. Leading to partnerships with Dorm Room Fund, The House Fund, Stanford Venture Studio and Rough Draft Ventures. Priya's career at SVB Financial Group began as a global group financial officer, a pivotal role in the Finance team. Earlier in her career, she held financial management positions at Charles Schwab and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. In addition to a bachelor's degree from the University of Madras and a master's degree in international business from Queen's University, Priya holds an MBA in business administration from Cornell University and a California CPA in accounting and business administration. Priya enjoys travelling the world, opening doors, and meeting new people. When not on a plane, Priya enjoys classical music - after studying music for over a decade, she passed on this passion and skill to her two children.Co-FounderDarwinboxRohit ChennamaneniCo-Founder
DarwinboxRohit is an alumnus of IIM Lucknow (MBA) and has worked at the likes of McKinsey and Google in the past, where he has consulted large enterprises across the globe on digitalization and technology transformation. His experience in blending business strategy & technology and his aspiration to create disruptive products, business models and teams that drive growth, led Rohit to co-found Darwinbox, Asia's leading HR Technology platform. Rohit leads Operations, Investment, Customer Success and Expansion Strategy, amongst other things, at Darwinbox.PrincipalSequoia IndiaHarshjit SethiPrincipal
Sequoia IndiaHarshjit advises on investments in early stage businesses at Sequoia India and is focused on fintech, SaaS and consumer internet sectors. He works closely with BharatPe, Darwinbox, Freshworks, smallcase, Turtlemint and Vymo amongst others. Prior to Sequoia, he was an early employee at Dropbox where he used to lead the android product which he saw scale to hundreds of millions of installs. He has completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering from Stanford University where he was a Frederick Terman scholar.
10:15 am - 10:35 am PDT
- 35 minsSpeakersPartner-in-Charge of the Life Sciences and Technology Group.Eisner AmperJohn PennettPartner-in-Charge of the Life Sciences and Technology Group.
Eisner AmperJohn Pennett is the Partner-in-Charge of the Life Sciences Group and Technology Group. He has 30 years of public accounting experience, with a strong emphasis on public and private life science and technology companies. John is a frequent writer and speaker on topics related to issues impacting businesses in the life sciences and technology space. He is the publisher of Catalyst, a magazine focused solely on issues related to life sciences and pharmaceutical companies. John supports entrepreneurial organizations around the country with content and program development, and serves as a mentor to several early-stage companies. John has led the accounting, auditing and strategic advisory work for more than a hundred IPOs, private financing and mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate valuation in excess of $2 billion. In addition, he has served as the interim lead of the firm's Risk Advisory Practice, leading internal audit, contract compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and testing. He is deeply involved in the firm's Outsourced Accounting Services practice and the International Services Group. John previously worked as an Audit Partner for an international accounting and consulting firm.Commercial Discovery LeaderP&G VenturesBetsy BluestoneCommercial Discovery Leader
P&G VenturesBetsy Bluestone is the Commercial Discovery Leader for P&G Ventures, an internal startup studio that works with entrepreneurs to create brands in new business categories for P&G. She has over 20+ years of sales and brand management experience within P&G. Betsy is an experienced business leader who has a track record of success across channels, geographies, billion-dollar brands, start-ups, and acquisitions. Within P&G Ventures she works with some of the world's most innovative thinkers, scientists, digital marketers, and entrepreneurs.CEOBeauteaniArpeeta OberaiCEO
BeauteaniArpeeta Oberai is the founder of Beauteani, an indie beauty-wellness brand that combines the innate vitality of self-care with super-potent beautyTM products — ingestible herbal teas and topical facial masks — that invite self-love rituals and create a more holistic lifestyle. She combined her years of experience in merchandise operations for Sephora with her roots in India to harness the superpowers of ancient herbal remedies and the undeniable power of taking care of yourself holistically for a completely new beauty — and life — experience. Her mission is to give you the fuel to ignite your best self, inside and out, because she believes nothing is more beautiful or powerful than authenticity. Arpeeta earned her B.S. in economics from Santa Clara University.President and Co-FounderOctane AIBen ParrPresident and Co-Founder
Octane AIBen Parr is President and Co-Founder of Octane AI, a platform to fuel brand growth and personalization. Octane AI powers engaging quizzes, data collection, and personalized Messenger and SMS automation. Ben is the author of "Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention" and a board director of the non-profit Samasource. Previously, Ben was the Co-Editor of Mashable, a columnist for CNET, and a venture capitalist. He has sat on the advisor boards of Lufthansa Airlines and various startups. He is a member of Forbes 30 Under 30.
10:35 am - 10:55 am PDT
- 20 minsSpeakersFounder and CEOTekionJay VijayanFounder and CEO
TekionJay Vijayan is an entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, and investor. He is the Founder and CEO of Tekion Corp, a hyper-growth technology company whose mission is to disrupt the status quo in the automotive retail industry by providing a cutting-edge cloud platform powered by Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Internet of Things. Prior to founding Tekion in 2016, Jay was the Chief Information Officer of Tesla. During the years 2012-2016, Jay was responsible for building all of Tesla's information technology systems during the company's hyper-growth and ramp-up phase from when Tesla had nearly no revenue to when it reached an annual revenue run rate of over $5 Billion with a market capitalization of over $35 Billion. Jay is a Director on the Board of Directors of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV. Jay has recently been appointed as a Director on the Board of Directors of HyreCar Inc.(NASDAQ: HYRE), a car-sharing platform for individuals who want to drive for ride-sharing companies like Uber or Lyft. Vijayan has previously served on the Executive Advisory Council of AT&T, Inc. and on the CIO Advisory Council of Microsoft Corporation. Jay is known for building simple and highly scalable technology platforms and solutions that transform, scale businesses, and enable operational efficiency.
10:55 am - 11:30 am PDT
- 20 minsSpeakersVP Corporate StrategySiemensSam NagarVP Corporate Strategy
SiemensAs VP Corporate Strategy for Siemens' Factory Automation business unit, Sam is responsible for executing the company's digitalization vision and evolution of the Industrial shop floor. One of the original pioneers of edge computing, at the age of 23 Sam founded and grew his edge computing startup Pixeom to over $25M in annual revenue, 100+ employees, and 60+ Fortune 500 enterprise customers. He assumed his current position following Pixeom's acquisition by Siemens in 2019, after 6 years of growing the startup.CEOExcelerateGary OliverCEO
ExcelerateGary Oliver has over 30 years' experience building early stage, mid-size and global technology companies. Gary currently serves as CEO of Excelerate which was created to bridge the gap between innovators looking to scale and enterprises looking for game changing innovation. Excelerate selects the most promising scale ready startups and helps them prepare for and access global markets and strategic partnerships. Through a worldwide network of corporate leaders, advisors and mentors, Excelerate facilitates highly curated connections to accelerate revenue, strategic partnerships and scale.Gary is a graduate of UCLA and serves on multiple company and non-profit boards.
- 35 minsSpeakersManaging Partner and FounderChugh LLPNavneet ChughManaging Partner and Founder
Chugh LLPMr. Chugh has extensive experience in a wide variety of Corporate, Tax, Immigration, Litigation and Mergers & Acquisition matters. He is an attorney (1992) and a Certified Public Accountant (1990). He was the first president of the North American South Asian Bar Association (2003), a co-founder of The Indus Entrepreneurs Southern California (1997), Founder President of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (1995), the Indian Professionals Toastmasters Club (1986), the International Indian Bar Association and Chairman of the Board of Premier Media, Inc., a publishing company based in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Chugh is also on the board of Asia Society of Southern California, Habib American Bank, Ignify - an IT Consulting Firm, Pratham Southern California, and American India Foundation (AIF).Managing DirectorAllied AdvisersGaurav BhasinManaging Director
Allied AdvisersGaurav started Allied Advisers to serve entrepreneurs and investors globally. Gaurav began his career as an engineer and management professional before moving to Investment Banking. He has closed more than 50 transactions (M&A, Financings including structured debt and PE / VC raises, Recapitalization, Strategic Alliances and Divestitures, IPO and Follow-On for clients domestically and in Canada, Europe, Israel and India.) Prior to starting Allied Advisers, Gaurav was a Managing Director at Capstone Headwaters and Pagemill Partners / Duff & Phelps Securities. Previously, Gaurav worked as an investment banker at Banc of America Securities. Gaurav holds an MS in engineering from UCLA where he attended engineering school on a full research fellowship. He also got an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA while working full-time from where he graduated with Anderson Honors.Co-Founder and CEOTelesenseNaeem ZafarCo-Founder and CEO
TelesenseNaeem Zafar has been teaching at the University of California, Berkeley since 2005. He is a Dean's Teaching Fellow, lecturer and Industry Fellow at the at the Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology. He is also an adjunct professor at the Northeastern University. He teaches courses in Entrepreneurship, Technology Strategy, Innovation and New Venture Finance. Naeem is also a serial entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of TeleSense, a company creating solution in AgTech space. Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship. Information can be found on www.NaeemZafar.com.
- 9:00 am - 9:20 am PDT
9:20 am - 9:35 am PDT
- 20 minsSpeakersFounderInnov8 CoworkingDr. Ritesh MalikFounder
Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, Fortune 40 under 40 India, PWC & SPH 40 Influential Indians, Business World 40 Under 40, St. Gallens Leadership Award (Switzerland), Entrepreneur Magazine 35 Under 35 India, Hurun Report Star of Delhi Awardee, Elite Magazine most influential entrepreneur awardee
Dr Ritesh Malik is a medical graduate who took a detour from conventional medicine to follow his passion for Entrepreneurship. In 2016, Ritesh started a coworking platform called Innov8. A venture which started with Ritesh's sheer love and thirst to promote entrepreneurship in the country, is now one the leading names in coworking ecosystem of India.
Innov8, a Y-combinator backed coworking space is a platform to connect communities of freelancers, entrepreneurs, corporates, tech innovators and investors under one roof and in a social environment. Innov8 was sold to Softbank backed OYO in 2019. Today, Innov8 is India’s second largest coworking space impacting thousands of entrepreneurs, freelancers & enterprises to achieve zenith productivity. Ritesh has been one of the most active angel investors in the country, He has invested in more than 40+ companies in last 6 years under Project Guerrilla.
After being a part of Y-combinator, Ritesh is also an investor in a San Francisco based fund, which has helped him to work with some of most innovative startups globally. Wittyfeed, Sarva Yoga, Sheroes, Sattviko, Josh Talks, PeeSafe, SectorQube, OpenTalks, Inc42, Greenberry, QDesk, Leverage Edu, CivilCops, Pesto, OrangeWood (YC), Inito (YC), Pumpkart, Dockabl, StylDotMe, TapChief, Asimov Robotics, Addodoc (Sheroes), MyChild, Ketto, SectorQube, Exploride are some of the companies as a part of his investment portfolio.
Ritesh started his entrepreneurial journey back in 2012 with an augmented reality start-up called Adstuck, who’s flagship product Alive, was built, operated & transferred to Bennett & Coleman (Times of India). Ritesh's leadership and contribution to the Indian startup ecosystem is widely recognized by the startup industry and media fraternity with recognitions like Forbes 30 under 30 Asia (2016), Fortune 40 under 40 India (2018), PWC & SPH 40 Influential Indians, Business World 40 Under 40 (2017), St. Gallens Leadership Award (Switzerland), Entrepreneur Magazine 35 Under 35 India (2017), Star of Delhi award by Hurun Report, CEO of the year by Economic Times, & "The Coworking Wonder" title by Entrepreneur Magazine to name a few. He has also been featured on the cover of the Elite Magazine for the month of May 2019. He also actively collaborates with the Government of India to help build college entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country.
9:45 am - 10:15 am PDT
- 15 minsSpeakersBitcoin Protocol EngineerOKCoin & BitMEXAmiti UttarwarBitcoin Protocol Engineer
OKCoin & BitMEXAmiti Uttarwar is a Bitcoin Core contributor currently co-sponsored by OKCoin and BitMEX. She focuses on the peer-to-peer layer, improving privacy, testing, and robustness. She is passionate about the potential for Bitcoin to redefine our societal ideas of wealth due to its global and inclusive nature. Named one of Forbes 30 under 30, Amiti promotes technical education and community involvement through speaking engagements, presentations, and her original creation, The Bitcoin Zine. Her other interests include off-trail backpacking, ice climbing, yoga and meditation.
11:05 am - 11:15 am PDT
- 30 minsSpeakersSuperintendent of SchoolsPleasanton Unified School DistrictDavid HaglundSuperintendent of Schools
Pleasanton Unified School DistrictSuperintendent of Schools, Pleasanton Unified School DistrictDirector of Activator GrowthSheEO™Jessy WangDirector of Activator Growth
SheEO™Director of Activator Growth at SheEO™Managing DirectorAchieve PartnersRyan CraigManaging Director
Achieve PartnersManaging Director at Achieve PartnersNonresident FellowAtlantic Council GeoTech CenterTarun WadhwaNonresident Fellow
Atlantic Council GeoTech CenterNonresident Fellow, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center. Visiting Fellow, Emory University Political Science. Founder, Day One Insights.Founder and CEOMom RelaunchReena GuptaFounder and CEO
Mom RelaunchEntrepreneur, Global Workforce Development, Career Advisor
- 10 minsSpeakersCo-Founder & COOVetsark LimitedBlessing MeneCo-Founder & COO
Vetsark LimitedBlessing Mene's purpose is to help people prosper financially. He is a social innovator, creative entrepreneur, and resilient leader. Blessing has a background in agriculture, social entrepreneurship, and economic development. Blessing is the author of "The Winning Streak", a life-changing book for young social innovators looking to develop clarity, raise capital, and sustainably grow their enterprises. Blessing is an Ashoka Fellow, Global Good Fund Fellow, and 2020 Goalkeepers Rebuilder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He serves as the CEO of Vetsark, a social enterprise with a vision to transform agriculture in Africa. Vetsark won the Google Impact Challenge Public Choice Prize for its impact in safeguarding animal health for farmers and the general public.
TiEcon 2021 Tracks
- AI & Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
All eyes on the business and human impact of AI
- Cloud & Security
Cloud & Security
Exciting new paradigms in cloud and security with a zero-trust position
Exploring the revolutionary future of entrepreneurship
- TiE Youth
Fostering youth entrepreneurship
- Healthcare Reimagined
Reinventing healthcare in the age of the global pandemic
- Future of Work
Future of Work
Exploring the nature of work, workplace and workforce with the 4th industrial revolution
- Global Connect
Scaling global connectivity post digital transformation
- CXO Forum
The CXO track provides an opportunity for the highest potential startups to interact with their biggest potential customers
- Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
The Diversity & Inclusion track will focus on generating best practices for harnessing diversity and inclusion to drive innovation today and for the future.
- Social Impact Entrepreneurship
Social Impact Entrepreneurship
Dare to Change the World for Good
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
All eyes on the business and human impact of AI
Cloud & Security
Exciting new paradigms in cloud and security with a zero-trust position
Exploring the revolutionary future of entrepreneurship
Fostering youth entrepreneurship
Reinventing healthcare in the age of the global pandemic
Future of Work
Exploring the nature of work, workplace and workforce with the 4th industrial revolution
Scaling global connectivity post digital transformation
The CXO track provides an opportunity for the highest potential startups to interact with their biggest potential customers
Diversity and Inclusion
The Diversity & Inclusion track will focus on generating best practices for harnessing diversity and inclusion to drive innovation today and for the future.
Social Impact Entrepreneurship
Dare to Change the World for Good