At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top California based CEO’ operating in the Enterprise Software space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Adobe
Shantanu Narayen currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Adobe. He joined Adobe in January 1998 as Vice President and General Manager of our engineering technology group. In January 1999, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Products, and in March 2001 he was promoted to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Product Marketing and Development. In January 2005, Narayen was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, and effective December 2007, he was appointed our Chief Executive Officer and joined our Board of Directors. Narayen serves on the board of directors of Pfizer Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical corporation. He previously served as a director of Dell Inc. from September 2009 to October 2013. Narayen holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Osmania University in India, a M.S. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
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About Adobe: Adobe is a software company that provides its users with digital marketing and media solutions.
Co-Founder & CEO of Tracxn
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About Tracxn: The largest data platform of Startups
Chief Executive Officer of LogiNext
Dhruvil is one of the co-founders LogiNext. He has worked with elite organizations like Deloitte,Ernst & Young and Tata Group and studies at Carnegie Mellon and Nirma University.
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About LogiNext: Enterprise SaaS for Home Delivery and Transportation Businesses to Automate End to End Operational Process
CEO & Co-Founder of Asana
Dustin Moskovitz is a Co-Founder and CEO at Asana. He is also the Co-Founder of Open Philanthropy Project and Good Ventures. Mr. Moskovitz is a former Co-Founder of Facebook.
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About Asana, Good Ventures, Open Philanthropy Project: Asana is a computer software company that specializes in the fields of work management and productivity.
Chief Executive Officer of Gainsight
Nick Mehta is the CEO of Gainsight, the leading Customer Success company. Since joining in 2013, Nick led the company through multiple funding rounds, raising a total of $156 million, and grew the company from a handful of employees to more than 630 people working in seven offices around the world. He was named one of the Top 50 SaaS CEOs by SaaS report, is an EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and holds one of highest Glassdoor approval ratings for CEOs. He is also the co-author of Customer Success: How Innovative Companies Are Reducing Churn and Growing Recurring Revenue. Prior to Gainsight, Nick was the CEO of LiveOffice, where he led the Inc. 5000 company’s profitable growth to $25 million in revenue and successful sale to Symantec. Nick has held senior operating roles for public and private companies in the enterprise and consumer technology markets, including Veritas Software (acquired by Symantec), Symantec Corporation, and XDegrees (acquired by Microsoft). Mehta also served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Trinity Ventures and Accel Partners. In the mid-1990s, Nick co-founded a venture-funded online golf retailer called Chipshot, one of the top 20 online retailers during the dotcom bubble.
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About Forum Ventures, Gainsight: Gainsight is a technology company that offers a range of software for optimizing the customer experience and improving product analytics.
CEO of Topia
Shawn Farshchi is the Chief Executive Officer at Topia. Shawn brings more than 30 years of experience leading, driving and managing business, technological, organizational, and cultural transformation in highly dynamic environments. Prior to Topia, Shawn was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Saba Software, a leader in the Talent and Learning Management space. In his role as Chief Operating Officer at Coremetrics (an IBM Company), a market leader in Digital Marketing and Web Analytics delivered through a SaaS model, Shawn managed a broad range of responsibilities including product development, service operations, professional services, technical training, and customer service. Prior to Coremetrics, Shawn served as Vice President of Platform Engineering and Operations as well as the General Manager of Voice Applications at WebEx Communications Inc. (now a part of Cisco). In this role, Shawn led engineering and product development for the Voice, Video and Data Switching Platform and was responsible for all aspects of WebEx’s audio conferencing solutions. Prior to WebEx, Shawn was a Regional Vice President at Oracle, Senior Vice President of Development at BroadVision and Chief Information Officer at DHL Airways. Shawn earned his MBA in General Management and M.S. degree in Telecom both from Golden Gate University and B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from San Francisco State University.
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About Topia: Topia is a talent mobility platform that enables employees to work remotely.
Co-CEO & Vice-chair of Salesforce
Bret Taylor is Co-CEO of Salesforce. Bret previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer of Salesforce. A respected software engineer and executive with an impressive history of building widely used and loved products, Bret was the co-founder and CEO of Quip, the innovative collaboration platform Salesforce acquired in 2016. Prior to founding Quip, Bret served as the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook and saw the company through its successful IPO in 2012. Credited with the invention of the “Like” button, Bret joined Facebook in 2009 after it acquired his social networking company, FriendFeed. Prior to FriendFeed, Bret started his career at Google, where he co-created Google Maps. Bret is the Chair of Twitter’s board of directors. He graduated from Stanford University in 2003 with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and now lives in the Bay Area.
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About BOLDforce, CloudCraze, Salesforce, Salesforce, Salesforce: Salesforce is a global cloud computing company that develops CRM solutions and provides business software on a subscription basis.
CEO of Fin.com
CEO @ Fin.com.
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About Fin.com: Fin.com is a work insights platform that provides cross-applications and enterprises data insights for CX and operations teams.
Co-Founder and CEO of Applied Intuition
Mr. Qasar Younis is the Founder of Talkbin. Mr. Younis serves as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Y Combinator. He is responsible to manage all Y Combinator events, operations, finance and legal functions, as well as advise startups. Previously, he served as a Part-Time Partner at the firm.
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About Applied Intuition, Bosch, Cameesa.com, General Motors: Applied Intuition provides software infrastructure to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale.
CEO and founder of Miro
Andrey Khusid is the CEO and founder of Miro.
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About Miro: Miro is a visual collaboration platform that provides an intuitive, engaging, and in-person collaboration experience for every team.
Co-founder and CEO of Loom
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About Loom: Loom is a work communication tool that enables its users to get a message across instantly shareable videos.
Co-Founder & CEO of OpenGov
Zac is the Co-Founder and CEO of OpenGov – the leading Budgeting and Performance company powering more effective and accountable government. Before OpenGov, he served as Advisor to U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster on the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) – an Anticorruption task force at the International Security Assistance Forces headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. He previously practiced trial litigation at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, where I represented Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 clients in contract, trade secret, white-collar criminal, and patent matters. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico, where he studied transparency through the lens of Mexico’s Freedom of Information Act. Zac holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.A. from the University of Maryland. He studied corruption and transparency in Mexico on a Fulbright Fellowship and later served for six months on the Anticorruption Task Force at the International Security Assistance Forces headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. Zac serves on the board of CACS.org and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. He has summited Denali in Alaska, run the Marine Corps marathon, and taught American Government at San Quentin Prison.
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About OpenGov, OpenGov: OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud software for our nation’s cities, counties, and state agencies.
Chairman and CEO of Immortal Machines
Abraham King is a co-Founder and CEO of Immortal Machines, a stealth mode startup headquartered in Palo Alto. Immortal Machines is building the next generation Cloud platform for Fortune 500 enterprises. Earlier, he was an entrepreneur in Aerospace and Defense working in partnership with Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Raytheon. King’s prior work is used by the U.S. Navy to build mission critical integrity verification platforms in Submarine Combat Systems, and by the U.S. Air Force to build Situational Awareness Systems to autonomously manage real time complex networks of Space based assets and Ground Control Systems. King was one of the creators of CERN’s Planet scale Cloud platforms — the pioneering Cloud fabric behind Large Hadron Collider, spanning across forty nations — usage of which has resulted in multiple Nobel Prizes. He led the international group which created the original technology blueprint in the United States, and later held multiple leadership and executive roles. King began his career with U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, and European Organization for Nuclear Research — working on Artificial Intelligence, Planet scale Distributed Computing, Cryptography, and Supercomputing.
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About Immortal Machines: Immortal Machines is building the next generation Cloud platform for large enterprises and Fortune 500 corporations.
Co-founder & CEO of Confluent
Jay Kreps is the CEO of Confluent, Inc., a company backing the popular Apache Kafka messaging system. Prior to founding Confluent, he was formerly the lead architect for data infrastructure at LinkedIn. He is among the original authors of several open source projects including Project Voldemort (a key-value store). Apache Kafka (a distributed messaging system) and Apache Samza (a stream processing system).
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About Confluent: Confluent offers a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams.
Co-founder & CEO of Dropbox
Drew Houston is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Drew has led the company’s growth from a simple idea to a service used by over 600 million people around the world. Drew received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2006. After graduating, he turned his frustration with carrying USB drives and emailing files to himself into a demo for what became Dropbox. Today, Dropbox is one of the world’s leading business collaboration platforms, with 15 million paying subscribers and nearly 3000 employees across 12 global offices.
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About Dropbox, FWD.us: Dropbox is a smart workspace company that provides secure file sharing, collaboration, and storage solutions.
Founder & CEO of Replicated
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About Replicated: Replicated provides a platform for delivering and managing Kubernetes applications in any environment.
Founder & CEO of GitStart
Founder and CEO at GitStart (YC S19) Y Combinator-backed startup that helps engineering-focused companies be more agile, scale feature deployment faster, and reduce management complexity. Passionate about technology and programming from a very young age, I have built technology-based businesses globally and scaled high-performance teams across San Francisco, Zurich, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Worked closely on the core Microsoft Azure team at Shanghai, helping improve their cloud platform, and was recognized as an outstanding individual contributor.
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About GitStart: The modern way to scale your tech team
Co-Founder & CEO of Candu
Jonathan Anderson is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Candu.
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About Candu: Candu is a product experience platform for software teams who want to design, refine, and personalize their application’s user interface.
Co-founder and CEO of Authentic8
Scott Petry is the Co-founder and CEO Authentic8.
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About Authentic8: Authentic8 is redefining how the browser is used with Silo, a secure browser in the cloud designed to insulate and isolate web data.
Co-Founder and CEO of STRIVR
Derek Belch is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of STRIVR.
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About STRIVR: STRIVR is an information technology company that specializes in virtual reality, customer experience, and athlete performance.
Co-Founder & CEO of UserGuiding
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About UserGuiding, YNOT Partners: UserGuiding improves product adoption rates through ‘no coding needed’ interactive user onboarding flows.
CEO & GM at MuleSoft of MuleSoft
Simon Parmett is the CEO of MuleSoft. Previously Simon leads MuleSoft’s worldwide sales, services and channels organizations, responsible for the company’s growth and customer success. Simon comes to MuleSoft from Oracle where he was general manager of Oracle’s PLM Business Unit. At Oracle and previously Agile Software (acquired by Oracle) he was responsible for sales, business development, alliances and solution delivery for the Asia Pacific region. Simon holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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About MuleSoft: MuleSoft provides an integration and API platform that makes it easy to connect data from any system to create connected experiences.
Founder & CEO of mynurse.ai
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About mynurse.ai: a digital health program to help seniors with chronic conditions live their best lives.
CEO of hiQ Labs
Mark Weidick is the CEO at hiQ Labs.
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About hiQ Labs: hiQ Labs is a data science company, informed by public data sources, applied to human capital.
Founder, CEO of Vantage Point
Morgan Mercer is the founder of the VR-based enterprise training company, Vantage Point. Vantage Point’s suite of immersive training tools is initially aiming at tackling Anti-Sexual Harassment and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training. Mercer was recently regarded as one of the Top 10 Female Tech Innovators [in history] by TechRadar and has been featured in 4+ dozen publications including WIRED, NPR, The Economist, Vogue and more. Mercer was regarded by the UN Women chapter as a “Champion of Change” in the ‘Era of Equity’.
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About Vantage Point: We create experiences that change the way you think. Vantage Point is the future of workforce learning.
Founder & CEO of Snappy
Founder at Snappy App.
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About Snappy: Snappy is an all-in-one enterprise gifting platform that allows companies to send gifts to their customers and team members.
CEO of C3 AI
Tom Siebel is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of C3.ai. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems, which merged with Oracle Corporation in January 2006. Founded in 1993, Siebel Systems became a leader in application software with more than 8,000 employees in 32 countries, over 4,500 corporate customers, and annual revenue in excess of $2 billion.
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About C3 AI: C3 AI is a provider of Enterprise AI software for accelerating digital transformation.
President & CEO of Premise Data
Maury Blackman is CEO of Premise Data. Blackman is a tech executive with more than 25 years of experience leading high growth enterprise software companies. His industry experiences include government, construction, public safety, geospatial information, GPO’s, sharing economy services, and drone software. Blackman joined Premise in 2017; under his leadership the company has seen 661% revenue growth. In November 2020, Premise was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a list of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Premise is the 35th fastest-growing company in the Silicon Valley region and is 182nd on the overall list. Before joining Premise, Blackman was CEO at Accela, a civic tech company aimed at moving citizen transactions from city hall to online and mobile services. He joined the company in 2000 as the VP of Sales and Marketing and then assumed the role of CEO in 2007. To support strategic initiatives and growth, he raised more than $300M in financing from family offices, private equity, and senior debt. The capital from these raises was deployed to build out an enterprise offering, expand internationally, and execute an M&A strategy that closed 10+ acquisitions in 24 months. Prior to joining Accela, Maury worked for Investools (NASDAQ:IEDU) where he served in several executive positions from 1993 to 2000. At Investools, he first joined as an Account Executive and was later appointed Vice President, Business Development charged with selling data and content to brokerage firms and internet service providers in the nascent dot-com era. In this capacity, he built a dynamic portfolio of accounts that included Charles Schwab, Fidelity, AOL, and Netcom Online Communications. For his accomplishments at Accela, Blackman was recognized by Government Technology as one of its Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in 2015. In 2016, Ernst and Young awarded him the prestigious Northern California’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Maury holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston and was a commissioned field artillery officer in the United States Army, serving on both active and reserve duty for 10 years. Maury maintains an active lifestyle and is an eleven-time Ironman finisher, including the 2008 and 2013 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona.
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About Premise Data: Premise is a data and analytics platform powered by a global network of on-the-ground contributors, data science, and machine learning.
CEO and Co-founder of Apollo
Geoff Schmidt is the CEO and Co-founder at Meteor.
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About Apollo, Meteor Development: Apollo helps engineering teams build unified graphs to accelerate application development and deliver better, more cohesive experiences.
founder and CEO of EIS Group
Alec Miloslavsky is the founder and CEO of EIS Group.
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About EIS Group: EIS Group is focused on providing IT solutions that enable companies to convert their technology into strategic assets.
Co-Founder, CEO of TigerConnect
Brad is the Co-Founder and CEO of TigerConnect and a Co-Founder of Whisper. He previously ran DIC Entertainment as President for 6 years after working for Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette as an Investment Banker. After acquiring the company with Bain Capital from the Walt Disney Company in 2000, he helped grow the company from less than $10mm of revenues to over $80mm in 2005 when he took the company public on the London Stock Exchange at a $200mm valuation. Brad received his BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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About TigerConnect, Whisper: TigerConnect is a healthcare collaboration platform that streamlines clinical workflows and systems.
Chairman & CEO of SnapLogic
Gaurav Dhillon is currently the Chairman and CEO of cloud connection company, SnapLogic. An early investor in SnapLogic, Gaurav Dhillon joined as CEO in 2009 to help realize the potential of its cloud and on-premise integration products, strategy, and unique business model. He is spearheading the companyâ€™s rapid growth and manages its financing, products, strategic relationships, and operations. As former CEO of Informatica Corporation, (Nasdaq; INFA) a data integration company that he co-founded in 1992, Gaurav led it from a startup idea to a leading worldwide software enterprise â€“ ultimately forging a broad acceptance of the vision he pioneered. Prior to Informatica, Gaurav held management and engineering positions at Sterling Software and Unisys Corp.
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About SnapLogic: SnapLogic is a software company that provides a platform for enterprise cloud and big data integration.
CEO & President of Looker
Frank Bien is the CEO and President at Looker. Frank brings more than 20 years of experience in business intelligence, big data, analytics, and data storage to expand Looker’s reach and capabilities. Frank is the former VP of Business Development for Greenplum (acquired by EMC) and former SVP for Virsto Software (acquired by VMware) and now serves as Looker’s President.
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About Google, Looker: Looker is a an enterprise platform for business intelligence, data applications, and embedded analytics.
Founder / CEO of Netomi
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About Netomi: An AI-first customer service platform that enables companies to deliver the highest quality customer experiences.
Co-Founder & CEO of Spindle (www.spindle.app)
As co-founder and CTO, entrepreneur and engineer Ryan Atallah sold his natural language analytics startup Cleargraph to Tableau for $30 million in 2017; after which Tableau was acquired by Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), where Ryan served as a senior Software Engineer Manager overseeing the NLP-powered Ask Data product now featured in Tableau’s offerings. He departed to co-found intelligent No-Code enterprise data applications platform Spindle (www.spindle.app) with his twice-cofounder Carson Kahn. Spindle is now backed by Accel Partners (Slack, Dropbox, Atlassian, Facebook), Caffeinated Capital (IFTTT, Notion, Airtable, Vercel), and diverse Fortune 100 executives who share in its mission to give teams data superpowers.
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About Spindle (www.spindle.app), Tableau: An intelligent Decision Analytics platform for generating apps that simulate the ROI of business decisions without statistics or code.
Founder and CEO of VSC
Vijay Chattha joined VSC Consulting as Founder / CEO in 2002.
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About BlackMahal, The100kPledge, VSC, Wareness.io: We are a band of strategists, storytellers and data nerds obsessed with helping Davids crush a sea of Goliaths.
CEO of MentorCloud
Pankaj is a change catalyst and believes in building products that help overcome genuine human problems. A proven marketing and operations leader, Pankaj excels at building global technology brands through product, marketing and go-to-market strategy development and execution. He turns visionary instinct into reality in his dual role as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at FigLeaf, a privacy-first company built on the premise that when privacy is a choice, humanity is free. With a contagious passion, Pankaj balances strategy, technology, analytics and customer experience to deliver highly innovative products and services at global scale. Prior to FigLeaf, Pankaj led the turnaround of an online consumer security company, and led global consumer marketing for McAfee, where he helped launch one of the world’s first SaaS businesses, built a team from five to 130 people, managed 600+ partners, and grew revenues from less than $100M to more than $500M. Pankaj serves as a board member of ZEO Alliance and ROI Mantra Inc., and is an active startup mentor, where his experience pairs with new founders’ creative energy to translate vision into practical, bottom-line results.
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About MentorCloud, PracticalSpeak: MentorCloud is a cloud-based mentoring platform for enterprises to accelerate digital transformation, employee engagement and retention.
Co-founder & CEO of Labelbox
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About Labelbox: Labelbox is a collaborative data training platform that creates and manages labeled data for machine learning applications.
Founder, Chairman, President & CEO of WANdisco
David is CEO, President and co-founder of WANdisco and has quickly established WANdisco as one of the world’s most promising technology companies. Since co-founding the company in Silicon Valley in 2005, David has led WANdisco on a course for rapid international expansion, opening offices in the UK, Japan and China. David spearheaded the acquisition of Altostor, which accelerated the development of WANdisco’s first products for the Big Data market. The majority of WANdisco’s core technology is now produced out of the company’s flourishing software development base in David’s hometown of Sheffield, England and in Belfast, Northern Ireland. David has become recognised as a champion of British technology and entrepreneurship. In 2012, he led WANdisco to a hugely successful listing on London Stock Exchange (WAND:LSE), raising over £24m to drive business growth. With over 15 years’ executive experience in the software industry, David sits on a number of advisory and executive boards of Silicon Valley start-up ventures. A passionate advocate of entrepreneurship, he has established many successful start-up companies in Enterprise Software and is recognised as an industry leader in Enterprise Application Integration and its standards. David is a frequent commentator on a range of business and technology issues, appearing regularly on Bloomberg and CNBC. Profiles of David have appeared in a range of leading publications including the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.
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About WANdisco: WANdisco, the world leader in Active Data Replication™, enables the replication of continuously changing data to different environments.
Founder & CEO of Tubular Labs
Robert (“Rob”) Gabel is the founder and CEO of Tubular Labs, the leading marketing and analytics platform that helps companies grow and engage their online video audience on YouTube. Building a marketing and analytics platform for online video unites two of Rob’s passions – online video and online marketing. Rob became fascinated with the promise and power of online video while serving as SVP of Advertising Performance at Machinima, YouTube’s 2nd largest network. Rob broadened his online video experience by consulting to YouTube-centric media companies DanceOn and AwesomenessTV. Rob’s online marketing experience includes serving as a SVP of Marketing for LowerMyBills and VP Marketing for both Inadco and Netflix. As one of the first employees at LowerMyBills, Rob helped the company grow from pre-revenue to over $200 million organically before being acquired by Experian in 2005 for nearly $400 million. Robert Gabel earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Honors College at the University of Houston with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.
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About Tubular Labs: Tubular Labs is the global leader in video intelligence for the cross-platform world.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of RiskIQ
Elias is a recognized expert in Internet security and fraud prevention. He has been developing and delivering enterprise protection technologies for more than 15 years. As CEO of RiskIQ, he has spearheaded a new approach that helps Internet, financial services, healthcare, media and consumer packaged goods companies protect their brands from online fraud. Elias is also co-chair of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Anti-Malvertising Working Group and is responsible for Malvertisements.com, the first and only public database documenting malvertising incidents on a continuous basis. Prior to RiskIQ, Elias was VP of R&D at Securant Technologies (acquired by RSA), which pioneered identity and access management for web applications. At Securant, he was instrumental in creating now-commonplace technologies for single sign-on (SSO) security.
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About RiskIQ: RiskIQ is a security company that provides digital threat management solutions for software vendors.
CEO of Glide
Sebastian Tonkin is the co-founder and CEO of Glide, a software-enabled transaction coordination service for real estate agents. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Cloud Nine Media, a WiFi advertising and sponsorship network that reaches millions of users in thousands of premium travel, retail and transit locations nationwide. The company was acquired by Boingo in 2012. Prior to founding Cloud Nine, Sebastian served as a product marketing manager at Google, where he led acquisition strategy, community management and media for iGoogle (Google’s personalized homepage) and Google Analytics. Sebastian is the author of Performance Marketing with Google Analytics (Wiley, 2010) and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in history.
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About Glide: Glide is a transaction management solution designed to enhance client service at every step of the home sale journey.
Co-Founder, CEO of Prodigy
Michia Rohrssen is CEO at Prodigy, a growing Auto Startup.
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About Prodigy, Upstart: Prodigy digitizes the process to save customers’ time while improving trust and satisfaction.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Skybox Security
Gidi Cohen co-founded Skybox in 2002 and has been instrumental in building awareness and adoption of Security Risk Management solutions in the marketplace. A noted expert on the business and technical implications of network security, risk management, and modeling and simulation technologies, Gidi Cohen is a frequent speaker at security conferences. Prior to Skybox, Cohen was the CEO and co-founder of Vigil Technologies, Inc. bringing to market analytic solutions for Global 2000 companies. Gidi Cohen also served as an officer in the IDF Intelligence Corps, leading an elite software development unit developing information security solutions. Gidi Cohen holds Bachelors of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Sciences and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.
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About Skybox Security: Skybox Security is a global leader in security analytics for cybersecurity management.
CEO and Co-Founder of Cloudbeds
Adam Harris is the Co-founder and CEO of Cloudbeds. Together with Co-founder Richard Castle, Adam has led Cloudbeds from a small startup to an award-winning company that powers over 20,000 properties in 135 countries worldwide.I have a diversified finance, transmedia marketing, and web technologies background ranging from being a technology investment banker, a technology consultant to emerging business, and the founder of numerous technology start-ups.
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About Cloudbeds: Cloudbeds is a vertical SaaS business that creates cloud-based hospitality management software.
Co-Founder & CEO of Fishbowl
Matt Sunbulli is Cofounder, CEO and Chief Product officer of Fishbowl, a a social network that connects professionals within companies and industries to have workplace conversations. Fishbowl was acquired by Recruit Holdings Co., which also owns Indeed.com and Glassdoor, in 2021. Previously he was CEO and Cofounder of Social Amp, the first CRM platform optimizing Facebook’s Open Graph for business. Social Amp was acquired by Merkle Inc., a leader in CRM database marketing, in February 2012. Matt’s work has been showcased at the Direct Marketing Association Conference and Exhibition, ad:tech Digital Marketing Conference and Facebook’s F8 Developers Conference. Social Amp’s work with Levi’s, Estee Lauder and 1-800-Flowers.com has been widely showcased in the social commerce industry. Prior to Social Amp, Matt served as a digital product manager at Viacom MTV Networks where he pioneered the release of new digital and social technologies and launched the first video blog. He is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
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About Fishbowl, Fishbowl: Fishbowl is a social network that connects professionals within relevant communities to have candid and relevant conversations.
CEO of TheoremOne
Brady Brim-DeForest is the Chief Executive Officer of Theorem.
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About Codex, Halmos Ventures, International Academy of Web Television, International Academy of Web Television, TheoremOne, TheoremOne: We are an engineering and innovation firm. We solve complex business problems through optimization of process, technology, and culture.
CEO & Co-Founder of Pathover
This year, I was selected as one of the 40 Under 40 Women in Tech 2016. I am very excited that more and more girls are exposed to and excelled in the field of technology. I am passionate about using technologies to improve everyday life and experiences.
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About Pathover: Pathover is an API-based intelligent optimization and logistics solution for the last mile.
Co-Founder and CEO of Curogram
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About Curogram: A HIPAA Telemedicine & Two-Way Text Communication Platform, Curogram Streamline Patient Communication and will Increase Revenue.
CEO of SBE Entertainment
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About SBE Entertainment: SBE Entertainment provides hospitality, real estate development and lifestyle company.
Founder, CEO of Apptivo Inc.
Have a proven track record of taking initiatives and turning them to market-leading products and world-renowned award-winning positions. Established product strategy, recruited top talent and led international development teams that delivered profitable multi-million dollar new business application products covering Finance, Supply Chain Management & Product Lifecycle Management. Established mutually profitable strategic alliances to get favorable positioning for products. Developed aggressive field readiness plans and coordinated with marketing, analyst relations and media relations for several product launches. Authored well-received book targeted at business users and consultants.
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About Apptivo Inc., Profit.co, Sirahu Technologies: Apptivo is an integrated Cloud Suite with over 40+ apps for all types of businesses, including CRM, project management, invoicing, and more.
CEO & Co-Founder of Recurly
Dan co-founded Recurly with a deep appreciation for the combination of commerce, marketing, business analytics and good user experience design. Dan brings extensive experience from his background of 14 years in roles spanning internet marketing, product marketing, strategic partnerships, business development and corporate development for eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY), and NBC Internet. While at eBay, Dan led the Global Buyer Engagement team, the eBay Global Affiliate Program and the eBay Portal and Partner organization. Prior to eBay, Dan was a Sr. Director of Business Development for NBC Internet, where he played a key role in building the company from $20MM in revenue to $120MM. Dan attended the University of Pennsylvania’s, Wharton School for his undergraduate degree in economics and received his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children. Outside of the office, Dan enjoys being a dad, and taking full advantage of the many benefits of living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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About Recurly: Subscription billing management SaaS platform powering 2,000+ brands including Sling TV, BarkBox, Asana, FabFitFun, Cinemark & Twitch
Co-Founder and CEO of Imply
Fangjin Yang is a co-author of the open source Druid project and a co-founder of Imply, a data analytics startup based in Silicon Valley. Previously, he held senior engineering positions at Metamarkets (acquired by Snapchat) and Cisco Systems. Fangjin holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering and a MASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
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About Imply: Imply is a multi-cloud data platform designed to deliver real-time ingestion and visualizations for event-driven and streaming data flows.
Co-Founder and CEO of AppliedVR
Matthew Stoudt has a strong track record of building innovative businesses. Matthew is currently the co-founder and CEO of appliedVR. appliedVR’s mission is to drive positive behavioral by leveraging the unique properties of VR. The company is initially focused on the health care market and has rapidly become the leading medical VR platform delivering validated therapeutic VR content to health care providers in the US and internationally. Prior to founding appliedVR, Matthew founded and built Outcast Media into the largest digital video platform at gas stations across the US. Matthew sold the business to Verifone in 2014. Matthew was also an EIR at McDonald’s Corporation where he successfully launched multiple businesses including an in-restaurant digital video network and a ready-to-heat meal solution in grocery stores across the US. Matthew began his professional career in finance, raising over $1 billion in capital for high growth companies while at DLJ and investing in high growth companies while at Triumph Capital Group.
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About AppliedVR: AppliedVR offers virtual reality-based therapeutic treatments that address the complexity of chronic pain.
CEO & Founder of App Orchid Inc
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About App Orchid Inc: The App Orchid platform helps enterprises build AI fueled apps for the energy, utilities, Insurance and healthcare industries.
CEO of App Orchid Inc
Vaibhav Nadgauda is a partner at Moneta Ventures. Prior to joining Moneta, Vaibhav was President of the SAP Business Unit at KPIT, managing a global portfolio of over $100 Million in revenue and a team of over 1,800 employees. He was co-founder and partner at Sparta Consulting, where he served as Executive Vice President and played a key role in growing the company to $100+ Million in five years. He was Vice President of Corporate Development and Global Delivery at Fujitsu Consulting, a Fortune Global 500 company, leading a team of over 1700 consultants globally. Vaibhav started his career 21 years ago at Siemens. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electronics and a Master’s Degree in Computer Management, both from the University of Pune.
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About App Orchid Inc, Moneta Ventures: The App Orchid platform helps enterprises build AI fueled apps for the energy, utilities, Insurance and healthcare industries.
Founder & CEO of CivilGrid
Energy industry leader, experienced in organizing and leading multidisciplinary teams to implement large capital infrastructure programs and change initiatives. At PG&E, developed solar power plants on the largest utility owned solar program in the nation, and successfully led the integration of safety automation technology new to natural gas utilities across the country.
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About CivilGrid: Local intelligence for global construction.
Co-Founder & CEO of Datos IO
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About Confidential (In stealth mode), Datos IO: Datos IO provides enterprise-class recovery solutions for scale-out databases and cloud databases.
Chief Executive Officer of Aryaka Networks
Matt is a cloud and technology industry veteran, leading Aryaka’s long-term market strategy and day-to-day operations, while guiding the company’s vision for an increasingly connected world. Prior to this role, 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 where he successfully led several of its major businesses. This includes serving as President of the Sprint Enterprise Solutions business that provided a diversified portfolio of communication platforms to companies in over 165 countries globally. He also served as President of Boost Mobile, a leading provider of no contract wireless services. Matt earned his master’s degree in general management from the Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
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About Aryaka Networks: Aryaka Networks provides a network optimization and application acceleration platform that addresses the connectivity needs of enterprises.
CEO of Outwork
Mario Tarabbia is the founder of PartnerPage.
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About Outwork, PartnerPage: Outwork facilitates partnership between companies within our highly networked economy.
CEO & Chairman of Convo
Osman is a seasoned entrepreneur in the field of educational technology. He is currently the CEO of Convo Corp. and Founder & CEO of **Galxyz** , an intergalactic science adventure on a mission to ignite the fascination of science and unlock the true potential in every student. Previously he was the co-founder and CEO of online textbook rental leader **Chegg** (NYSE:CHGG) until early 2010, and also co-founder and CEO of **Kno, Inc.** (acquired by Intel in 2013), a digital education platform company. He is also on the Board of Trustees at a health focused non-profit, ChildLife Foundation, which provides urgent care to the poorest in Karachi, Pakistan. CLF runs Karachi’s largest children emergency rooms and is deploying satellite urgent care centers to provide critical care and prevention education. Osman has received several honors, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of The Year Award (CA) in 2009, which is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, as well as Forbes Impact 15 for 2012 and Inc.’s Immigrant Edge: 9 Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs. To find out more about Osman, check out his LinkedIn profile. You can also follow him on Twitter @osmanrashid.
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About Convo, Galxyz: Convo provides an enterprise social collaboration platform that enables easy, secure conversations between desk/non-desk workers.
CEO & Chairman of Averon
Wendell Brown is the CEO, Chairman and co-founder of Averon. He is a prolific innovator whose creative triumphs include building a global VoIP solution (acquired by Microsoft), founding America’s largest online voicemail platform solution (acquired by AOL), and co-founding Liveops, America’s largest virtual work-at-home call center (honored by the White House in 2010), all of which contribute to the advancement of technology and betterment of society. Wendell is proud of his unique blend of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage and West Virginia roots, where his family tree dates back to the Mayflower era. After enjoying his upbringing in the northernmost Appalachian town of Oneonta, he attended Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Wendell then followed his dreams to Silicon Valley, initially gaining success as a popular video game designer (including blockbuster hits such as Star Wars, Beauty & The Beast, and Nova Blast) and soon thereafter he created the first C-compiler for Mac. Later, as the creator of one of the world’s first mass-market cybersecurity products, WalkSoftly (acquired by Intel), then as a pioneer of work-at-home call centers (Liveops), which greatly increase employment opportunities for veterans and workers with disabilities, and today as the leader of Averon, Wendell’s innovations continue to empower and improve the lives of countless people around the world. He enjoys participating as a speaker, tech judge and advisor in a wide range of communities including the World Economic Forum, DLD Munich & Tel Aviv, XPRIZE, Burning Man, TED, the MITA Tech Talks and more. Wendell is a licensed private pilot, and has been active in the development of new airplane and electric vehicle designs. A strong believer in giving back, he’s created scholarships for underprivileged students, and is a proud founding member of the Human Rights Campaign. In his (rare) spare time, Wendell enjoys international explorations, having visited more than 30 countries as of 2019, and spending quality time at home with his treasured family including beloved Italian greyhound, Magic.
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About Averon: Averon is the developer of the Direct Autonomous Authentication (DAA), the first fully automatic, secure mobile identity standard
Chief Executive Officer of Intermedia
Michael Gold is Intermedia’s president, leading the organization with a focus on profitably growing the company through an increasingly broader set of cloud services – and a superior experience for customers and partners. Gold joined Intermedia in May 2011 as part of the company’s acquisition by leading private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. Gold brings over 15 years of senior management experience in cloud services and channel development. Before joining Intermedia, he was CEO of Zlago, a cloud services company he founded and grew via a nationwide network of managed service providers, VARs, and other channel partners. Previously, Gold was a senior vice president at cloud automation provider Parallels. Gold came to Parallels through its acquisition of Sphera, a cloud services company where he served as CEO. Gold has held a variety of other executive roles in the industry, including CEO of software company Vicorp and senior vice president of Qwest Communications, where he had P&L responsibility for the Internet Products business and launched Qwest’s CyberCenter datacenter and hosting business. Long dedicated to the channel community that supports small and mid-size businesses, he was named one of the 25 most innovative executives by CRN and Everything Channel in 2009 and 2010. Gold earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Stanford.
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About Intermedia, Intermedia: Intermedia provides cloud IT services and business applications for small and medium-sized businesses.
CEO of McAfee
Chris Young is CEO of McAfee, LLC. He serves as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and is on the board of directors of American Express and Snap Inc. Chris holds an A.B. from Princeton University.
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About McAfee: McAfee is an online security company that provides virus alerts and analysis on malware, network security threats, and web vulnerabilities.
Chief Executive Officer & President of Aviso
Trevor has a 22 year track record of executing rapid revenue growth for leaders in the SaaS and Enterprise software space. He has built high-performance teams that deliver customer value to the enterprise space. Prior to joining CipherCloud, Templar served as Area Vice President, Enterprise Sales at Salesforce.com where he led one of the company’s largest revenue-generating business groups with multiple years of 100% plus revenue growth. During this time, Salesforce.com’s revenue grew from $1B to over $4B. Trevor has also held sales and sales leadership roles at Oracle, Baan and PTC where he led some of their largest enterprise relationships. Trevor has a dual masters in MIS and Accounting from Arizona State University. He also has a bachelors in mathematics and economics from St Xavier’s
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About Aviso: AI-Driven Sales Forecasting and Pipeline Management
Co-Founder & Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Tradeshift
Christian Lanng is founder of Tradeshift.com. Previously he was Head of the Center for Service oriented Infrastructure in the Danish National IT and Telecom Agency. Christian has 10 years of experience working with mobile-services, e-business, SOA and large scale payment systems. He managed the roll-out of service oriented infrastructure in the Danish public sector and supervised the next generation of SOA e-business infrastructure for all Danish companies and the public sector. He is an active member of a number of European e-business and infrastructure initiatives. He holds a bachelor degree in Sociology and is currently writing his master on emergent social systems.
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About The World Economic Forum, Tradeshift: Tradeshift is a cloud-based business network connecting buyers and suppliers.
CEO & Co-founder of DataGrail
Daniel Barber is the CEO & Co-founder of DataGrail. Prior to DataGrail, Daniel built and led go-to-market teams at Responsys (acquired by Oracle), ToutApp (acquired by Marketo), Node.io, Datanyze (ZoomInfo), and DocuSign.
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About DataGrail, Forbes Technology Council, GTM Orchestration: DataGrail is a data privacy startup that helps businesses navigate the growing array of privacy regulations.
Founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters
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About SmartRecruiters: SmartRecruiters is an end-to-end recruiting platform that helps companies with talent acquisition.
Co-Founder & CEO of Spectrum Labs
Currently Spectrum’s Co-Founder & CEO, Justin previously managed and scaled Salesforce’s Data Studio platform as a Product Director. He’s worked for numerous industry stalwarts – including Krux, Adobe, SAS, and Microsoft. Sales: [email protected] | Blog: getspectrum.io/blog
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About Spectrum Labs: Spectrum Labs helps consumer brands recognize and respond to toxic behaviors happening within their online communities.
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Co-Founder & CEO of JFrog
Shlomi is Co-Founder and CEO of JFrog, creators of the universal DevOps platform. He brings over 20 years of experience in building profitable, high-growth information technology companies. Prior to JFrog, Shlomi was the CEO of AlphaCSP (acquired in 2005 by MalamTeam) and a Major in the Israeli Air Force. Shlomi holds an MS from Clark University (Massachusetts, USA) and a BA from Ben-Gurion University (Israel).
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About JFrog: JFrog provides software developers with a binary repository management solution.
Co-Founder & CEO of Vivun
10+ year enterprise software leader with experience growing businesses, building global teams, and delivering product.
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About Vivun: Vivun provides the world’s first AI-Powered PreSales Intel & Ops platform
CEO and Co-founder of MindTickle
Krishna Gopal Depura is the CEO and Co-Founder of MindTickle.
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About MindTickle: MindTickle is a software company that offers sales readiness and enablement tools for businesses.
CEO & Co-founder of Talview
Sanjoe Tom Jose is a prominent thought leader in the HR Tech space and the founder & CEO of Talview. He is passionate about building technologies that make talent management at organizations more effective and efficient. Some of his innovations include AI-Powered Behavioral Insights and the world’s first Cognitive Proctoring platform. Currently, he is creating a new HR Tech category called the Instahiring Experience platform, which aimed at beating Hiring Lag with the use of AI, Cloud, and Automation technologies. A serial entrepreneur, Sanjoe founded Talview in 2017 and has been driving its vision and strategy since its inception. He is an author and well-known keynote speaker in the areas of AI, Entrepreneurship, and HR Technology. He has spoken at various international forums like Microsoft Industry Days, IBM Business Connect, StartupBridge, SEAAGE, PeopleMatters, etc., and featured in leading podcasts and magazines.
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About Interview Master, Talview: Talview offers a recruiting automation and education tech platform that enables schools to remotely screen, interview, and test students.
Co-Founder and CEO of AdStage
Sahil Jain is the CEO and Co-founder of AdStage. Prior to founding AdStage in May 2012, Sahil co-founded his first company, Y-Combinator backed Trigger.io at 20. He dropped out of UC Berkeley, where he studied Philosophy and Econ, to join AOL Corp Devt. at 19, dropped out of High School to join Yahoo! Mobile as an automation engineer at 17 and worked in the professional video game industry before that.
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About AdStage, inresto: AdStage is an advertising technology startup powering paid marketers to understand the business impact of their campaigns.
Co-Founder & CEO of Databook
Anand has 15 years of experience as an expert in consulting Fortune 500 CxOs on how companies create value for shareholders. Before Databook, Anand was an Engagement Partner at Accenture Strategy, leading their engagement with the World Economic Forum on Digital Transformation and prior to that as global lead for their Strategic Insights group. Anand has an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School, an MSc in Finance from ICMA and a BEng in Computer Science from Imperial College London.
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About Databook: Databook is an enterprise customer intelligence platform that drives enterprise sales productivity and performance at scale.
Founder & CEO of Lever
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About Lever: Lever is a talent acquisition suite that provides talent leaders with the solutions they need to build strong relationships with candidates.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Numerify
Gaurav is a co-founder and CEO of Numerify. Most recently, Gaurav was Vice President of Product Management and Strategy at Oracle of a $2.5 billion Business Analytics business that included the Hyperion, Oracle BI and Siebel Analytics product lines. During his tenure, his team furthered Oracle’s industry leading position in analytics, and measurably advanced its BI Platform market share through the acquisition of Endeca and the introduction of the Exalytics in-memory Analytics machine, a product with one of the fastest ramps in Oracle’s history. Gaurav started his career as the first product manager at MicroStrategy where he rose to become VP/GM with responsibility for MicroStrategy’s Product Management, Professional Services & Analytical Applications divisions. He was part of a management team that grew MicroStrategy from single digit millions in revenue through its IPO and into a $200M+ BI products leader. Before Oracle, Gaurav was co-founder & CEO of FirstRain, a venture-backed leader in SaaS search-based market intelligence. Outside Numerify, Gaurav enjoys going on nature treks in the San Francisco bay area with his wife and children. Gaurav holds BS, MS & EE degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received the Tau Beta Pi prize for Engineering Excellence, the Robert A. Boit prize in Humanities and was nominated to the Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society.
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About Numerify: AI-powered IT business analytics for the Global 2000
Founder & CEO of Embroker
Matt Miller is the founder and CEO of Embroker, the first modern solution for business insurance. Prior to founding Embroker, he was a Principal at the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, where he led investments in the insurance and software space. While at H&F, he served on the board of directors of HUB International, Applied Systems, and Renaissance Learning. Prior to joining Hellman & Friedman, Matt was a Vice President for Bain Capital in Boston and Hong Kong and a consultant for Bain & Company in New York. Matt graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and co-president of the Private Equity club.
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About Embroker: Embroker helps growing businesses save time and find the best value on the right coverage.
CEO of JetBrains
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About Chronon Systems, JetBrains: JetBrains is a software vendor specializing in the creation of productivity-enhancing tools for software developers and teams.
Co-Founder, CEO, President & Board Member of Enki
Kirill is the CEO and Founder of Enki, a tech-enabled skills training company. Previously, Kirill cofounded Emerging Travel, a leading online travel agency; and Quid, an intelligence tool for strategy teams. Both companies have over $40M annual net revenue each. Kirill is an Oxford University alum where he graduated with a double first in Mathematics and as the #1 UK Graduate of the Year.
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About Emerging Travel Group, Enki: Enki is maximizing employee potential through modern, tech-enabled skills training.
Founder and CEO of Veeva
Peter is responsible for the overall direction and management of Veeva Systems. In 2010, Peter was named to the PharmaVOICE 100, which recognizes the 100 most influential people in the life sciences industry. Peter is a twenty year veteran of the software industry. Prior to founding Veeva, Peter was Senior Vice President of Technology at salesforce.com where he had responsibility for building the salesforce.com platform including product, marketing and developer relations. During Peter’s tenure, salesforce.com completed its public offering and grew the technology into the most successful SaaS platform in the industry. Before salesforce.com, Peter was with PeopleSoft for 9 years as both Chief Architect and General Manager of PeopleTools. Peter led a team of over 450 professionals who provided the development, strategy, marketing and customer support for PeopleSoft’s technology platform. PeopleTools was widely regarded in the industry as the best application platform of its day. Peter began his career with IBM in relational database development and research at IBM Silicon Valley Lab and then at IBM Almaden Research Center where he had the privilege of working closely with some of the inventors of relational database technology. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University.
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About Veeva: Veeva Systems is a provider of cloud-based business solutions for the global life sciences industry.
Co-founder & CEO of Egnyte
Vineet is the CEO and co-founder of Egnyte. Prior to Egnyte, Vineet founded and successfully built Valdero, a supply chain software solution provider, funded by KPCB, MDV and Trinity Ventures. He has held a rich variety of senior operational positions at KPMG and Bechtel. He has 20 years of experience in building capital-efficient and nimble organizations. Vineet earned a BS in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and received an MBA from Santa Clara University.
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About Egnyte, Valdero Corp.: Egnyte is a cloud content security and governance platform that is trusted by 16,000+ businesses worldwide.
CEO & Co-Founder of Banyan Security
Jayanth Gummaraju has over a decade of experience in inventing, designing and building complex computer systems. Prior to founding Banyan, Jayanth worked at VMware where, along with a couple of colleagues, he started VMFork (Instant Clone) and Serengeti (Big Data) projects, and invented some of the key technologies powering vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) and vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE). He holds many patents and has published several papers in top tier conferences in the areas of distributed systems, virtualization, and security. He is also a recipient of several awards related to innovation throughout his academic and professional career. Jayanth received his PhD from the Computer Systems Lab. at Stanford University, MS from Univ. of Maryland, College Park, and BE from BITS, Pilani, India.
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About Banyan Security: Banyan Security provides a zero trust network access platform for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
CEO of Wingback
Torben Friehe is Co-founder & CEO of Wingback.
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About Wingback: Wingback provides tools and APIs for SaaS pricing and packaging.
Founder & CEO of BigPanda
Assaf Resnick is CEO and founder of BigPanda, a data science platform for automating IT event correlation. BigPanda brings order to the alert chaos of large and fragmented IT Operations environments. Prior to founding BigPanda, Assaf was an investor with Sequoia Capital from 2005-2011. He lives in California with his wife and two beautiful kids.
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About BigPanda: BigPanda offers a platform that helps IT Ops, NOC, and DevOps teams detect, investigate, and resolve IT incidents faster and more easily.
Founding Member & CEO of Glean
Arvind helped found Glean to make it easy for people to find the information they need to be more productive and happier at work. Prior to Glean, Arvind co-founded Rubrik, one the fastest growing companies in cloud data management, and worked at Google, where he spent over a decade leading various teams in Search, Maps, and YouTube.
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About Glean, Rubrik: Glean is the work assistant with intuition. Search across all your company’s apps to find exactly what you need—instantly.
CEO, Founder of Gobbler
Chris is a serial entrepreneur in gaming, technology, and music. At age 14, he founded his first company– a game testing business for clients like Sony Imagesoft. After university, he co-founded 3D Groove, online gaming technology company that powered the first online 3D games at sites like shockwave.com and nickelodeon.com. In 2003, he started ODVD games, whose premiere title, â€œShout!â€, a pop culture interactive DVD trivia game,was distributed globally by Hasbro and is returning in 2011. In 2006, Chris combined his passion for creative and technology and co-founded Frank the Plumber, a leading concert design and production company creating digital and live experiences for such artists as Akon, The Strokes, Lady Antebellum, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Madonna and brands like Ford, Apple and AOL. Most recently, he founded his third technology company, Gobbler, along with his sister Jamie. Gobbler is a purpose built cloud for media creators and the software companies who provide tools to them.
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About Gobbler, Mootral: The largest marketplace for subscription pro-audio plugins.
CEO of Ironclad
Jason Boehmig is the co-founder and CEO at Ironclad, Inc. (YC S15). He previously worked as a startup attorney at Fenwick & West LLP and an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc.
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About Fenwick & West, Ironclad: Ironclad is a contract lifecycle management platform used by companies to handle every type of contract workflow.
Co-founder and CEO of Brainbase
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About Brainbase: Brainbase helps teams optimize their partnerships from contract to revenue.
Chairman & CEO of Cisco
As CEO, Robbins leads an Executive Leadership Team focused on Ciscos vision to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. Under his leadership, Cisco is empowering its customers to create and deliver value as every country, city and company becomes digital. In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Cisco, Robbins led the company’s Worldwide Sales and Partner Organizations, and helped drive and execute many of the companys investment areas and strategy shifts. He also sponsored the security and collaboration businesses at the executive level and was a key champion for the Sourcefire and Meraki acquisitions.
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About Cisco: Cisco develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and other technology services and products.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Narrative BI
Michael is an entrepreneur and investor that co-founded FriendlyData and led it as CEO and sold it to ServiceNow. He also co-founded Narrative BI, where he serves as chairman. He has provided early funding and advice for dozens of startups. He is a Managing Director at Founders.ai, a Silicon Valley startup platform focused on the Future of Work. He is also listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.
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About Founders.ai, Narrative BI: Narrative BI is a no-code augmented analytics platform for growth teams that automatically turns raw data into actionable narratives.
CEO of StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund)
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About StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund): StartX is an educational non-profit that helps Stanford’s top entrepreneurs.
CEO and Co-Founder of Monte Carlo
Barr Moses is the Co-Founder and CEO of Monte Carlo.
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About Monte Carlo: Monte Carlo is a digital data reliability platform designed to monitor and offer alerts for missing or inaccurate data.
Co-Founder & CEO of Slab
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About Slab: Modern Knowledge Base & Wiki for Teams
CEO and Co-Founder of Bevy
Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 50+ cities community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. In 2013 Startup Grind will host 20,000 entrepreneurs at 300 events in 20 countries. After founding Vaporware Labs in 2009, he incubated many products (most of which failed spectacularly) including Startup Grind and professional social network Commonred. In 2012 Commonred was sold to Income.com. He is also Ex-Electronic Arts where he worked on games like Burnout, Mirror’s Edge, The Sims, and Need For Speed. Having spent 8-years living outside the United States, he currently lives in Palo Alto California with his wife and two children.
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About Bevy, Startup Grind: Bevy is an enterprise-grade virtual conference and community events platform designed to build, grow, and scale global communities.
Founder & CEO of BrightEdge
Jim Yu is the Founder & CEO of BrightEdge, the leading enterprise SEO Platform. He combines in-depth expertise in developing and marketing large on-demand software platforms with hands-on experience in advanced SEO practices. Prior to founding BrightEdge, Jim was at Salesforce.com where he led a core part of the platform products team that delivered the industry’s first cloud computing platform. At Aether Systems, Jim ran the Product Management Team responsible for the product strategy, roadmap, and delivery of the innovative Scoutware line of wireless products. At Mercator Software (now IBM), Jim directed the development of Mercator Integration Broker, an industry leading enterprise software product, generating over $100 million in revenue. Jim holds an MBA from Stanford University. Master’s of Engineering from the University of Virginia. Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of South Dakota.
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About BrightEdge: BrightEdge, an SEO platform delivering an uplifted ROI, enables marketers to increase revenue from organic search.
Co-founder and CEO of Ticketmaster
Co-founder and CEO at Gento.
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About Gento, Ticketmaster: Ticketmaster is the world’s largest ticket marketplace and the global market leader in live event ticketing.
President and Chief Executive Officer of OneLogin
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About Censys, OneLogin: OneLogin is a cloud identity and access management solution that enables enterprises to secure all apps for their users on all devices.
CEO and Founder of Zoho
Sridhar Vembu is the CEO of [Zoho Corp.](/organization/zoho) (formerly AdventNet Inc.), the company behind the Zoho suite of online applications. He co-founded AdventNet in 1996, and has been CEO since 2000. AdventNet has transformed itself from a modest beginning as a software company serving network equipment vendors to a be an innovative online applications provider. It has maintained growth and profitability, without needing outside capital. Prior to AdventNet, Sridhar worked as a wireless systems engineer at Qualcomm, Inc. where he was fortunate to work with some of the leading minds in wireless communications. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
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About Site24x7, Zoho: Zoho offers a suite of business, collaboration, and productivity applications.
CEO & Co-founder of Compute Software
Caroline is CEO of Compute Software, an enterprise cloud infrastructure software company. Prior to Compute Software, Caroline was Vice President and General Manager of Software at Hewlett Packard Enterprise from 2013 to 2016. She previously held product leadership positions at Yahoo! across the e-commerce, search, and advertising businesses. Before Yahoo!, she spent three years at IBM Global Services as a Senior Consultant in Supply Chain and CRM. Caroline serves as an independent board director for Morningstar (NASDAQ: MORN) and Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST), and a Strategic Advisor to late stage VC-backed AdRoll. She has been recognized as Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and The National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. She holds an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Science, both from Stanford University.
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About Compute Software: Compute Software is a cloud optimization platform that maximizes cloud cost savings, performance, and Engineering productivity, all at once.