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 Intelligent Systems 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.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Digits
As Senior Director of Product at Twitter, Jeff has led the company’s consumer, developer, and publisher facing products, including Twitter for iOS, Android, and the Web, Fabric, Crashlytics, Answers, Digits, Twitter Kit, TweetDeck, Twitter’s Publisher Platform, and Gnip. Previously, Seibert was Twitter’s Director of Developer Platform where he led Fabric, the company’s suite of mobile developer tools, as well as its enterprise Data Platform and Content Syndication efforts. Seibert was the co-founder and CEO of Crashlytics, an award-winning crash analysis service for iOS and Android apps. Crashlytics was acquired by Twitter in 2013 and has become an essential piece of the mobile developer toolchain – today powering over a million apps across well over two billion devices worldwide. Seibert co-founded Increo in 2007 and served as its COO and lead architect until its acquisition by Box in 2009. He subsequently oversaw the integration of Increo’s document preview and annotation technologies into Box’s cloud content platform. Seibert gained experience at Apple in both marketing and engineering capacities and led Stanford University’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders seminar series as Co-Coordinator. He was selected as a Mayfield Fellow in 2007 and received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008. Seibert is a frequent presenter on both entrepreneurship and technical topics and has lectured at Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and Tufts, as well as keynoted Twitter Flight, AppsWorld, AnDevCon, EclipseCon, and others. Find him on Twitter at @JeffSeibert.
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About Digits: Digits is building financial technology so powerful.. you’ll think they stole it from the future
CEO & Founder of Vianai
Vishal Sikka is the Founder and CEO of Vianai, a startup based in the San Francisco Bay Area that provides advanced technological software and services in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to large companies around the world. He currently also serves on the board of the BMW Group and as an advisor to the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered AI. Prior, Sikka served as Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys and former Indian American CEO and MD of Infosys. On August 18, 2017, he stepped down as managing director of Infosys. He quit as Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys on August 24, 2017, when Nandan Nilekani was appointed as the new Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining Infosys, Sikka was a member of the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board of SAP AG, leading all SAP products and innovation globally. In his 12 years at SAP, Sikka led SAP’s product portfolio including the breakthrough in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and all their applications, cloud and technology solutions. He is credited with accelerating SAP’s development processes, transforming its innovation culture and leading several successful product co-creation initiatives with clients. He is also the creator of the concept of ‘timeless software,’ which represents the renewal of products without disruption to customer environments. Sikka left the SAP board in May 2014 for “personal reasons,” and was announced as CEO and MD of Infosys on June 12, 2014. After three years at Infosys, Sikka left on August 18, 2017. India Today magazine ranked him #32nd in India’s 50 Most powerful people of 2017 list.
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About Vianai: Vianai provides enterprise artificial intelligence solutions.
Founder & CEO of FlytBase
Nitin did his B.Tech from IIT Bombay and MS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Maryland, USA. Nitin has worked with multiple startups and with Samsung electronics before founding NavStik. He has extensive background in aerospace control systems, robotics and automation. As the CEO of NavStik, he helps set the vision and strategy for the company, and ensure that NavStik delivers value to all its stakeholders: team-members, customers and investors.
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About FlytBase, NavStik Autonomous Systems: Enterprise Drone Automation Platform
Founder & CEO of Notiv
Chris Raethke is the CEO and co-founder of Notiv. For more than 20 years, he has been an entrepreneur, designer, and technology leader, usually all at once. In 2018, Chris and Iain launched Notiv, an AI-based product thinking company that enables smart collaboration around meetings. Notiv started out of frustration from not having an ability to capture, store and recall information in the same way we access a word document. In 2012, Chris co-founded Bugcrowd Inc, the pioneer of crowdsourced security testing for web, mobile, source code, and client-side applications. As Co-founder and CTO, he led Bugcrowd’s engineering, product, and machine learning teams and set the technical vision for the company. Chris’s technical and business leadership was instrumental in building Bugcrowd into one of the largest security web services in the world. Chris continues to play a critical role in the strategic direction of the business. Chris believes that technology should allow humans to focus more and give us time back in our day. His projects do this by looking at our most important, but most inefficient daily experiences and making them better. Chris was studying a Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Microelectronic Engineering before being dragged into the world of startups.
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About Notiv: Notiv is the intelligent meeting assistant that turns all your important voice conversations into clever business outcomes.
Founder and CEO of Caspar.AI
Ashutosh Saxena is the Co-founder and CEO of a high-tech startup Caspar.AI by Brain of Things, with Prof. David Cheriton (Co-founder and Chief Scientist). Here is an article in MIT Technology Review (https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600981/a-robotic-home-that-knows-when-youre-hungover/). If you’re upto taking a new challenge in engineering, systems, robotics, deep learning, or computer vision, drop me a note at: asaxena at cs dot stanford dot edu Previously, Ashutosh spent four years as an assistant professor in Computer Science Department at Cornell University, where he founded Robot Learning Lab and co-founded Zibby. His vision is to build artificial intelligence for embodied systems such as robots, cars and homes. He received his PhD from Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence with Prof. Andrew Ng (advisor), Prof. Sebastian Thrun, Prof. Daphne Koller, and Prof. Stephen Boyd.
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About Caspar.AI, Microsoft: A smart home that cares for you
Founder and CEO of ORBAI
Brent Oster has 26 years experience in 3D computer graphics, animation, and simulation with Bioware, Electronic Arts, Autodesk, NVIDIA, and 4 years deep learning and AI at NVIDIA. He was the co-founder Bioware and Check Six, and he has completed the Stanford Continuing Studies curriculum of classes in entrepreneurial business, along with his degrees in Aerospace Engineering at University of Toronto and Scientific Computing at UC Santa Barbara.
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About ORBAI: Developing Artificial General Intelligence
CEO of Deep Labs
Dr. Scott Edington provides executive leadership and oversight for Deep Labs. Edington’s career spans over two decades of creating next generation technology capabilities in the Payments, Defense, and Intelligence sectors. Prior to founding Deep Labs, Edington served as the Global Head of Research & Development for Visa Inc. Edington played a critical role in both the formulation and execution of Visa’s innovation and technology strategies and served as a member of Visa’s Architectural Leadership Board (ALB).. Prior to joining Visa, Edington was a technology executive at Booz Allen Hamilton where he ran the firm’s Technology Injection (emerging technologies) practice. In this capacity he was responsible for all of Booz Allen’s technology injection, R&D, strategic prototyping, and knowledge management & information sharing efforts. Edington also directed the firm’s external technology relationships with Academia, National labs, the vendor community and various technology incubators. Edington has served as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University and as a member of the Virginia Research and Technology Commission (VRTAC), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), and the Industry Diversity Council. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University; and industry certifications in the areas of security, strategy, and network computing.
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About Deep Labs, Georgetown University: Deep Labs is an AI startup that creates patented persona-based, context-aware decisions, and risk systems.
Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer of UpGuard
Mike is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of UpGuard, Mike has held senior leadership roles in Enterprise strategy, architecture and solution design for major corporates including Lloyds, E*Trade and CBA all at a young age. His knowledge of technology is exceptional as is his ability to realize opportunities and execute on his vision.
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About Startmate, UpGuard: UpGuard is a cyber resilience platform, designed to proactively assess and manage the business risks posed by technology.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of UpGuard
Alan Sharp-Paul is the CEO and Co-founder of UpGuard. A software engineer by trade, Alan has held a variety of roles in his IT career, from mainframe to web, engineer to architect. He spent more years than he’d care to mention working in Corporate IT at companies like Expedia, Lloyds and CBA. His focus is on helping Enterprises understand and manage their Cyber Risk.
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About UpGuard: UpGuard is a cyber resilience platform, designed to proactively assess and manage the business risks posed by technology.
Founder & CEO of Synthetic Minds
Founder & CEO at Synthetic Minds.
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About Synthetic Minds: Stealth mode YC company working on Program Synthesis
Founder & CEO of Kernel
Bryan is the Founder/CEO of Kernel, OS Fund and Braintree Venmo.
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About Kernel, OS Fund: Kernel is a neuroscience company that specializes in developing brain-recording technologies.
Founder & CEO of Qylur Intelligent Systems
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About Qylur Intelligent Systems: Qylur is an intelligent systems company using its IIoT and AI platforms to transform entry security and guest experience for public venues.
Co-founder & CEO of Findable
Avid surfer and swimmer, Ulysses embodies the relaxed and focused life. His ideas and vision continues to guide Findable to new heights. He is a family man, investor, business owner, and active father of five. His ideas and vision guide Findable to new heights – and his insight into the future of sharing leads with accurate foresight.
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About Findable: Findable is an internet company that specializes in the fields of renting, lending, sharing, and smart contracts.
Founder/CEO of Armita-X
Mehdi Door is a visionary Engineer, problem solver and an entrepreneur who does things differently. He has general knowledge in electronics and mechanics which helps him to quickly connect the dots and come up with new ideas and create practical solutions. He is independent and original in his thoughts. Furthermore, he is an individual with an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans and transforming those plans into actions. Among other things, he highly values knowledge, competence, and structure. He thrives positively by being a long-term thinker with a high expectation for performance He is the founder and inventor of Armita-X and many more. (Hardware/IoT) Armita-X will disrupt the entire outdoor heating industry and brings Automation and Efficiency into this market. his patented technology will be the first to bridge the gap between outdated mechanical devices and modern, intelligent, energy-conscience devices. https://youtu.be/XVhkQXvkD3E Www.armitax.com
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About Armita-X: The World’s First Intelligent outdoor portable climate controller
CEO of Waycare
Noam Maital is the CEO and a Co-Founder of Waycare Technologies. Prior to WayCare, Noam led global strategy projects in technology implementation, growth strategy, and financial due diligence. Noam holds a BSc, Summa Cum Laude, from Babson College with a dual degree in Economics and Strategic Management. Prior to his studies, Noam served as a First Sergeant in the Israeli Special Forces.
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About Waycare: WayCare optimizes traffic management systems leveraging predictive analytics, and enables two way vehicle to city communication.
Founder and CEO of ConLuc
Germán Contreras is the founder and CEO of ConLuc.
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About ConLuc: We bring today a solution to face the problems today and tomorrow
President and Co-Founder and CEO of aiPod
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About aiPod: aiPod is a breakthrough, safe low-cost transportation system
C. Mikael Mattsson
CEO of SVEXA
PhD, Exercise Physiologist, Expert Digital Health, Precision Health, endurance training, exercise and the heart, sports genetics, mobile health, digital health, exercise analytics.
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About Karolinska Institutet, RISE, Stanford University, SVEXA: Exercise Intelligence company – Focusing on advanced analytics to optimize performance for athletes and coaches.
CEO of Ocular Data Systems
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About Ocular Data Systems, Pasadena Angels: The DAX™ Evidence Recorder is the successor to the Hawkeye HGN Trainer and is manufactured.
CEO of Pulzze Systems
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About Pulzze Systems: Pulzze Systems is an Innovative IOT startup in the Silicon Valley addressing the needs of IOT solutions.
CEO Cofounder of Airio
Michael is an entrepreneur, scientist, author, coach, advisor, mentor, consultant and eternally curious (yet humble) polymath. He is currently CEO/Cofounder of Airio. His diverse career has included work in a variety of natural resources science and management sectors (sustainable forestry, river restoration, watershed management) involving smart geospatial analysis and remote data collection. He has contributed to over 230 leadership & entrepreneur workshops as a business coach / trainer. Much of his work involves collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
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About Airio: Intelligent Flightpath Automation
Founder & CEO of Unanimous AI
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About Unanimous AI: Unanimous AI has pioneered Swarm AI. We amplify human intelligence, enabling groups to make AI-optimized forecasts, decisions and diagnoses.