About This Talk
Priya Abani brings more than 20 years of experience in building high-performing organizations, launching innovative products on a global scale, and leading cross-industry strategic alliances.
As AliveCor CEO, Priya is leading the drive to patient-centric remote cardiological care. Under Priya’s leadership, the company has built the largest AI-driven consumer subscription service in the world for cardiovascular care. AliveCor has put its technology in the hands of more than 1.5 million people in 40 countries around the world. Priya led the company’s recent growth into enterprise markets with reimbursed cardiac monitoring services for healthcare providers, partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations for remote cardiac safety testing and is overseeing the development of a comprehensive condition management service offering for cardiology.
Prior to joining AliveCor, Priya served as the General Manager at Alexa Voice Service (AVS) at Amazon, where she was responsible for leading product, engineering, technical enablement, and developer experience teams and led the expansion of Alexa technology into partner products. Earlier in her career, Priya was a Senior Director of Customer Enablement and Solutions Integration at Intel.
Muddu Sudhakar is a successful Entrepreneur, Executive and Investor. Muddu has deep product, technology and GTM experience plus knowledge on enterprise markets including Cloud, SaaS, Al/Machine learning, IoT, Cyber Security, Big Data, Storage and chip/Semiconductors.
Muddu brings strong operating experience with startups as CEO (Caspida, Cetas, Kazeon, Sanera, Rio Design) and in public companies such as SVP & GM role at ServiceNow, Splunk, VMware, and EMC. Sudhakar holds a Ph.D. and MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and owns more than 40 patents.
U First Capital
Dr. Ekta Dang is the Founder and CEO of U First Capital which provides Venture Capital as a Service to Corporations and invests in Software companies. Ekta has an excellent track record of driving at least 1 Exit every year: Pensando (Acquired by AMD in 2022), Nextdoor (IPO 2021), Palantir (IPO 2020), Orb Intelligence (Acquired by Dun and Bradstreet in 2020), Pinterest (IPO 2019), DocuSign (IPO 2018), etc.
U First Capital provides Venture Capital as a Service to Corporations by bringing Startups in the Corporate's specific areas of interest (dedicated model). U First Capital's clients include Hitachi, Dupont, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ricoh, a multi-national Telecommunications Company, FedEx Institute, etc.
Ekta is also an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the University of California San Diego Chancellor's Office and on the Grants Approval Committee of the University of California Davis. Ekta has solid experience both in Venture Capital and on the Operating side at Intel. She has been a successful Corporate Executive, Speaker and Writer in Silicon Valley for two decades.
She brings a stellar network from the Venture Capital and Corporate world to the startups. She has been a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Google Launchpad, etc. She has been a member of the US-level Technology Policy Advisory Committee. She is an invited Speaker at several top Venture Capital/Startup conferences, like TiECon, Silicon Valley Open Doors, etc. She has a Ph.D. in Physics and is a graduate of UC Berkeley Haas School's Venture Capital program. She has published several research papers in IEEE and other reputed international journals.