Below are the speakers from the 2015 program. We will be updating this page later this summer. Please stay tuned.



  Alan Dundas
VP - Products

Alan Dundas has over 20 years of experience developing successful networking and security products. Mr. Dundas joined Early Warning Services via the acquisition of Authentify where he is the Vice President of Product, responsible for the product roadmap of the Authentication products.  Prior to joining Authentify, Mr. Dundas was CTO and Technical Director for Symantec’s Managed PKI Service (acquired from VeriSign).  Prior to VeriSign, he was the Chief Architect for Hewlett-Packard’s Workforce PKI, supporting over 300 thousand software and hardware credentials for its employees and business partners. He is certified CISSP. Mr. Dundas earned a B.A. degree in Computer Information Systems, with a minor in Mathematics, from the State University of New York in Potsdam.

  Alberto Torres
Atheer Labs

Alberto is a mobility industry veteran. He most recently led HP’s efforts in tablets and in enterprise mobility software. Before that, Alberto ran a number of businesses at Nokia including the innovative MeeGo effort and the accessories group. Alberto led Vertu, the luxury mobile phone company, during its explosive growth and turn to profitability. He has been a board member at Opera Software and Bang & Olufsen and a partner at McKinsey & Co. Alberto received his Ph. D in computer science from Stanford University.

Anand Chandrasekaran

Chief Products Officer



Anand Chandrasekaran is Chief Product Officer of Snapdeal. Prior to Snapdeal, Chandrasekaran served as the Chief Product Officer of Bharti Airtel Limited. He co-founded Aeroprise, Inc. (BMC Mobility for IT Service Management) and also served as its Director of Marketing. He drove mobile product management within the search product group at yahoo! Prior to yahoo!, he served as a Director of PM at Openwave driving new product incubation and day to day product management of the mobile mediation product line which touched more than 200 million subscribers daily through more than 70 mobile operators. Previously, Mr. Chandrasekaran served a variety of research, product and marketing roles with Yodlee Inc., the Indian Institute of Science, Raman Research Institute and SLAC. In 2010, he was selected by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.

  Andrew Hopkins

Andrew is a member of Accenture’s Global IoT Leadership Team and is responsible for Accenture’s strategic IoT relationship with Intel.  Andrew is responsible for bringing the best of Intel products, technology and capabilities to extend and strengthen the IoT offers that Accenture takes to its clients. Andrew has a thorough understanding of how IoT impacts our clients through multiple use cases that impact virtually every major industry. His role includes helping clients realize the full potential value from IoT through the design, delivery and ongoing management of IoT solutions that combine the best of Accenture and Intel. Previously, Andrew led Management Consulting for Mobility in North America and was responsible for helping clients leverage mobility to drive transformational change and business value.


Bob Azzi

Executive Managing Director



Robert “Bob” Azzi has over 30 years of experience leading network organizations for local, global and wireless networks.  Bob is currently an Executive Managing Partner at Argyle Griffin Group leading the Mobile and Telecommunications practice. Previously, Bob was the Chief Network Officer of Sprint.  In this role, he was accountable for network planning, development, engineering, deployment, access management and service assurance for the wireless and global IP network. During his tenure he led the Network Advantage outsourcing contract, and Network Vision wireless upgrade. Bob also has extensive network experience leading organizations in the Sprint Local Company Division and Long Distance Division.

  Bubba Murarka

Bubba Murarka is a partner at DFJ, where his current responsibilities include leading early stage investments in consumer internet and mobile technology companies. Bubba currently serves on the boards of Circle CI, Highlight, Kiwi, and Twin Prime. Prior to joining DFJ, Bubba led product development for Facebook for Android and started the Facebook Home project. At Facebook, Bubba also led business development deals with key strategic partners including Microsoft, Netflix,Yahoo, Dentsu and Terra Networks. Previously, Bubba spent seven years in technical and product roles at Microsoft, where he acted as group program manager for Bing's Bay Area development team, delivering components of Windows, MSN Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search and early versions of Bing Social.

Chetan Sharma
Chetan Sharma Consulting


Chetan Sharma is CEO and founder of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Chetan is the author or co-author or editor of 12 best-selling books on mobile and over 150 articles related to mobile. He serves on the advisory boards of Telefonica, Ericsson, Kymeta and other stealth startups.

  Colin Greenspon
Managing Director
Mithril Capital Management

Colin is a Managing Director at Mithril, which invests globally in leading growth companies that use technology to build transformative and durable businesses, often in industries long overdue for change. Colin advises and works closely with many of Mithril’s portfolio companies, including Adimab, AppDirect, DoubleDutch, Performance Horizon and SilverRail. Prior to Mithril, Colin practiced VC, private equity and M&A law at several leading firms in Silicon Valley, New York and London. He earned his A.B., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. 


Craig Moffett



Craig Moffett has consistently been ranked as the top analyst in the U.S. in both the U.S. Telecom and Cable & Satellite sectors. He was rated the #1 analyst in the U.S. Telecommunications sector by Bloomberg Markets in their first annual research poll in 2012, and he has been ranked among the top analysts in Telecommunications in the U.S. in Institutional Investor’s survey every year since 2008. Mr. Moffett graduated from Harvard Business School with Honors in 1989. He received a BA from Brown University phi beta kappa in 1984.
  Donald Kossmann

Donald Kossmann is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). He is a co-founder of Teralytics AG. He received his MS in 1991 from the University of Karlsruhe and completed his PhD in 1995 at the Technical University of Aachen. After that, he held positions at the University of Maryland, the IBM Almaden Research Center, the University of Passau, the Technical University of Munich, the University of Heidelberg, and Stanford University. Before Teralytics, he was a co-founder of three other start-ups in the areas of Web data management and cloud computing. Teralytics has a series of Big Data products that provide novel insights based on human behavior at a global scale.


Doug Suriano

SVP and GM

Oracle Communications


As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Communications, Doug Suriano is responsible for managing strategic planning, product development, sales, service, and support for Oracle Communications products. He joined Oracle in 2013 as Vice President of Products for Oracle Communications following the Tekelec acquisition where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Prior to Tekelec, Suriano was the Vice President of Engineering at dynamicsoft, Inc. and Chief Information Officer for QAD, Inc. Before QAD, he managed the information technology division for the United States Marine Corps.

  Erik Ekudden

Erik Ekudden is Senior Vice President, Head of Technology Strategy and Chief Technical Officer for Ericsson in Silicon Valley. Since 2005, he has been responsible for Ericsson’s technology strategies and industry activities. Prior to assuming his current position, Ekudden held various positions within research and development in Ericsson He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
  Gary Roshak
Managing Director
Results Forge

Gary Roshak is a wireless industry pioneer and global executive with more than 25 years of experience in mobile, digital media, and interactive marketing. With Results Forge, he provides strategic consulting and interim management support to entrepreneurial ventures.  Most recently at Kymeta, he served as head of marketing, products and user experience for a disruptive breakthrough in satellite communications technology. Previously, Gary was Vice President, Mobile Advertisers and Publishers, for Yahoo! Inc. Gary was also a founding member of the executive team that built MFORMA. His career highlights also include senior executive positions with Unity Wireless, Wildfire Communications, and REALOGIC, as well as leading global project teams for AirTouch.


Glenn Lurie
CEO and President
AT&T Mobility


Glenn Lurie is CEO and President for AT&T Mobility. In this role, Mr. Lurie is responsible for AT&T’s strategic initiative to drive innovation in bringing wireless connectivity to a host of new devices and applications — including personal computing, eReaders, telematics and portable navigation devices, eHealth devices, and machine-to-machine communications solutions. Mr. Lurie also has responsibilities for AT&T’s ongoing operations and relationship with Apple Inc., having led negotiations to bring the iPhone and iPad to AT&T. Prior to entering the wireless industry, Mr. Lurie was a professional soccer player for teams representing Cleveland, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Portland. Mr. Lurie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Marketing from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, WA.

    Greg Shipley
SVP - Cyber Security

Hank Skorny

Hank Skorny is Senior Vice President of IoT at Neustar. Before Neustar, Hank was vice president and general manager of Intel Services Division. Skorny was responsible for the Intel strategy and delivery of a portfolio of unified software services across the device and operating system continuum. He has extensive experience in the mobile software and services industry as well as in PC software going back 25 years. Prior to joining Intel, he was senior vice president and Chief Strategy Officer of Realnetworks. Previously Skorny served as CEO of Thumbspeed, Inc., where he led Thumbspeed through its acquisition by OZ Communications subsequently acquired by Nokia. Prior to Thumbspeed, Skorny held senior executive positions at Infospace Mobile and AOL Mobile, as well as senior positions at Adobe Systems, Microsoft and Apple Computer across his career. Hank studied Chemistry at Drexel University and received much recognition for his research in computer modeling of complex 3-D chemical reactions.


  Hossein Moiin
Nokia Networks

An inventor and technology visionary, Hossein leads long-term technology evolution and drives transformational innovations for the company. Having held several management positions in BT, T-Mobile and Sun Microsystems over the last 25 years and as an active adviser and board member of several technology start-ups, he brings in-depth technology expertise, customer focus and innovation to Networks. Hossein joined NSN in 2010.
  Iyad Tarazi
Federated Wireless

Iyad Tarazi joined Federated Wireless from Sprint Corp., where he served as Vice President of Network Development and led the Network Vision network modernization project. Responsibilities included overseeing the development and integration of new products and technologies within Sprint’s networks and managing Sprint-Nextel’s technology integration labs.


Prior to the Sprint-Nextel merger, Iyad led Nextel’s Network Engineering organization, managing network planning, integration performance engineering, testing, and core deployment initiatives. Iyad also held positions with MCI and served as a Board member for CafeX Communications, which specializes in collaborative software development.
    João Barros
CEO and Founder

João Barros is Professor Catedrático (Full Professor) of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto, Founder and CEO of Veniam and Founding Director of the Institute for Telecommunications (IT) in Porto, Portugal. He was a Fulbright scholar at Cornell University and later at Stanford, having held visiting appointments also at MIT and Carnegie Mellon. He teaches MBA students at the Porto Business School and co-founded two recent startups, Streambolico and Veniam, commercializing wireless video and vehicular communication technologies, respectively. Between 2009 and 2012, Dr. Barros served as National Director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, a five-year international partnership funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology, with a total budget of 56M Euros. In recent years, João Barros has been Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI of numerous national, European and industry funded projects, co-authoring one book and more than 160 research papers.

  John Michelsen
Chief Product Officer

John has invested himself in helping enterprise customers push the leading edge of technology transformation to deliver on business outcomes, and is a highly respected technologist who moves others to action. With 12 patents awarded or in process, market-leading inventions delivered in database, distributed computing, virtual/cloud management, multi-channel web application portals, Service Virtualization (LISA), and now with the industry's most advanced mobile security company Zimperium, John is a factory of innovation.
  Jonathan Ebinger
General Partner
Blue Run Ventures

Jonathan Ebinger, General Partner, joined BlueRun Ventures in September 2000 and is based in Menlo Park. He focuses on communications, social commerce, and mobility opportunities. Jonathan has 15 years of marketing and finance experience in the telecommunications industry. Previous experience includes Vice President of Marketing for Qwest Communications, and senior level positions at Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions and MCI Communications. In addition, Jonathan founded and successfully exited Simply Savings, Inc., an Internet shopping service.

Julie Woods-Moss

CEO – NextGen Business, CMO

Tata Communications


Julie Woods-Moss is the CEO of Global Nextgen and CMO at Tata Communications. As CEO, she is responsible for business with “silicon valleys” around the globe. Under Julie’s leadership, Nextgen grew to $250 million in annual revenue with TCV of just under $1 billion. Julie has served as the CMO of Tata Communications since 2012. Julie is also a member of the Advisory Board for the $21.1 billion Tata Group. Julie is also on the Big Data Advisory Board of The Boston Consulting Group, and has served as an advisor to leading analyst firm, Ovum, and the X-Prize Foundation.



  Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan

Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan is the founder and CEO of Drawbridge, the leading technology company that is fundamentally changing the way in which brands and enterprises connect with people. Previously, she was Lead Scientist at AdMob (acquired by Google in 2009), where she was responsible for building much of AdMob’s machine-learning stack. Kamakshi also has the unique distinction of her work being on board New Horizons, NASA’s farthest space mission, to Pluto and the outer planetary system. She received her PhD in Information Theory and Algorithms from Stanford University. She has been named one of Business Insider’s “Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising” three years in a row. In 2014, she was named one of Ad Age’s “40 Under 40.”
  Kelly Fitzsimmons

E. Kelly Fitzsimmons is a well-known serial tech entrepreneur who has founded, led and sold several technology startups. Currently, she is the co-founder and director of HarQen, named one of Gartner’s 2013 Cool Vendors in Unified Communications and Network Systems and Services, and co-founder of the Hypervoice Consortium. Prior to launching HarQen, she founded an information security firm, Sun Tzu Security, in 1996 at the age of 25.  She merged that company with Neohapsis in 2003 and then led the new combined company as CEO through 2006. In 2014, Cisco acquired Neohapsis to enhance their information security offerings. In 2011, she was awarded the Silvertip PwC Entrepreneurship Award honoring the fastest-growing company within the Angel Capital Association portfolio. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester and holds a master’s degree from Harvard University.

  Laks Srinivasan
Opera Solutions

As Co-COO of the company, Laks is responsible for business strategy and day-to-day execution to achieve revenue and sales growth, cost and margin control, and financial goal management. He brings over 20 years of management and leadership experience to this role, with a track record of incubating innovative data-driven analytical solutions and growing existing product lines.  He has worked with leading companies to unlock value in data through Data Science, Big Data technologies and change management in consumer driven industries such as financial services, travel and hospitality, communication and media, and retail. Laks has held senior positions at Fair Isaac, ExpenseAdvisor, Booz Allen Hamilton and Syntel, Inc. Laks holds an MBA from Wharton in finance and entrepreneurial management, as well as a BS in electrical engineering from NIT, India.

  Lo Toney
Partner - Catalyst Fund
Comcast Ventures

Lo joined Comcast Ventures in 2014, and is responsible for the Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, which is focused on investing in early stage technology startups led by minority entrepreneurs. His investment focus is on consumer technologies including vertical ecommerce, marketplaces and on demand services. Lo brings significant operating experience to the Comcast Ventures team. He has held roles with significant responsibility at startups as well as some of the largest tech and consumer brands. At Zynga, Lo was the GM of Zynga Poker with full P+L responsibility for Zynga's largest franchise, which he expanded to Casino leading to bookings growth of 150%. He has also worked with companies such as Nike.com and eBay.

  Marianne Wu
Managing Director
GE Ventures

Marianne Wu invests in leading software companies that share GE’s vision of connecting the physical and virtual worlds by applying the power of cloud, big data, and connected devices to real world applications. She is an experienced venture investor, startup executive, and management consultant and has spent her career focused on bringing new technology to market. Prior to joining GE, she was a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Previously, she was VP Marketing at ONI Systems and consultant at McKinsey & Company. Marianne started her career as a development engineer. Marianne holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and is on the advisory board of the University of British Columbia, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. She has been named one of Silicon Valley's Women of Influence and featured in Fast Company, Forbes, and the LA Times.


Mark Fernandes

Managing Director

Sierra Ventures


Mark Fernandes is a Managing Director at Sierra Ventures. Mr. Fernandes began his career as part of the founding team of a display company, followed by product roles at Seagate and Cisco. After his MBA, he then spent four years as a research analyst covering the software sector at Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Fernandes joined Sierra in 2002 and focuses primarily on software. Some of his prior investments include Sourcefire (IPO; M&A - Cisco $2.7B), Frontbridge and Opalis (M&A - Microsoft) and DynamicOps (M&A - VMware). Mark holds a BS from Mangalore University (India), a MS from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard University.

  Mark McDiarmid
VP - Radio Engineering
T-Mobile USA

Mark McDiarmid has 24 years of experience in the wireless industry in both domestic and international operations. Currently, Mark serves as Vice President, Radio Network Engineering and Development for T-Mobile US, where he leads several teams of industry-leading engineers focused on creating robust, operationally-efficient, and economic radio network designs. His responsibilities include strategy and development of radio spectrum and access network technology, radio system design and device technology. Mark earned a Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Llanelli Technical College in 1987. In 1990, Mark was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University College Swansea after completing a thesis specializing in radio frequency design and UHF antenna systems.


Mark Showers


Reinsurance Group of America


Mark Showers is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). He has primary responsibility for the strategic direction of the company’s information technology resources, as well as the global operations of information technology functions on a day-to-day basis. Prior to joining RGA in 2009, Mark spent more than 25 years at Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Missouri, in roles of increasing responsibility, retiring as Chief Information Officer.

Marty Cooper


Dyna LLC                


Cooper is an internationally renowned expert on technology and innovation and its impact on business and society. He is widely regarded as one of the leading inventors of our time and has spent most of the past 5 decades creating some of the world’s most important business and technological concepts and offerings. He is an activist who seeks to shape public policy in the US and globally having testified before various committees, and been featured in national publications and news shows. He is passionate about the revolution in health care and commerce that wireless technology will engender when networks are finally opened and new technology adopted.


  Nathan Kundtz
President and CEO
Kymeta Corporation

Dr. Nathan Kundtz is an inventor and innovator in the field of metamaterials and microwave devices. Nathan’s research and work at Duke University on metamaterials is highly cited as it focuses on the development of novel design techniques, such as transformation optics, to meet real-world needs. After conducting award-winning research at Duke, he was recruited by Bellevue, WA-based Intellectual Ventures where he pioneered the development and use of metamaterials technology in beam-forming applications. The success of his work at Intellectual Ventures ultimately led to the spin-out of Kymeta Corporation in 2012. Nathan earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Physics from Duke.


Raja Rajamannar




Raja Rajamannar is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for MasterCard. In this role, he has global responsibility for our advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research, insights, and digital and consumer marketing initiatives. Prior to Joining MasterCard, Mr. Rajamannar served as Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer at WellPoint, Inc. During his tenure at WellPoint, he led the company’s strategic direction and had enterprise-wide oversight for Marketing, Innovation, Corporate Development & Ventures, Consumer Data Analytics, Digital and International Operations. He also led WellPoint’s $10 billion Medicare Advantage business.


Ralph Derrickson




Ralph C. Derrickson is President and CEO of Carena, Inc, a Seattle-based company that is redefining the delivery of health care by changing how patients access care and how providers deliver it. Ralph joined Carena as President and CEO of Carena, Inc. in January 2006, after acting as an advisor to the company starting in 2000. Ralph came to Carena with a passion to use technology in healthcare. Prior to joining Carena, Ralph was Managing Director of Venture Investments at Vulcan Capital where he managed technology and biotechnology investments.  He is a partner at Watershed Capital an early stage venture fund he cofounded in 1998.  Mr. Derrickson has held senior management positions at Metricom, Inc., Starwave Corporation, and NeXT Computer, Inc.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT).


  Ramneek Bhasin
President and Cofounder
Next Force Technology

Ramneek is Cofounder and President of Next Force Technology, building an on-demand service for businesses, focused on a large and critical area that is untapped. Most recently, he was GM for mobile and Head of Product Management at TheFind.com (acquired by Facebook in 2015). Prior to that, Ramneek was Founder and CEO of Mobio Networks, Inc., building the next generation of mobile platforms and consumer wireless services.  He was Cofounder & CEO of Vialto Corp. (acquired by Cisco in 2004). Prior to that, he held several executive and technical roles at companies such as Schlumberger, Digital Equipment (acquired by Compaq/HP) and Synercom Technologies. He has an MS from Louisiana State University, a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
  Redwood Stephens

Redwood’s 20 years of leadership and engineering experience provide a balance of entrepreneurial spirit, market awareness, technical expertise, and people skills. As president, Redwood’s leadership style is marked by humility and a deep respect for every person on our team, and he includes our clients in the definition of team. He works with Synapse leaders to drive the strategy of our thriving business and champion processes that empower each team member. Prior to this role, he served as Synapse’s VP of Engineering. Before joining Synapse, Redwood worked as COO at Exbiblio, developing technologies and business process that connect paper and digital mediums. Redwood holds four issued patents, eight pending patents.

  Renny Gleeson
Global Director - Interactive Strategies

Renny Gleeson has been in the interactive space for over 20 years on the creative, media and publishing sides of the table. He studies emergent behavior at the intersection of technology and culture, and currently leads interactive strategy globally for Wieden+Kennedy, the world's largest independent creative advertising agency. Renny is also the co-founder of the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE).


Rob Gelick

SVP and GM – Digital Platforms

CBS Interactive Entertainment


Rob Gelick is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Platforms for CBS Interactive Entertainment. In this role, he is responsible for developing cohesive CBS Interactive Entertainment experiences across multiple platforms – the web, mobile, connected devices, social, video and gaming – including CBS.com, the CBS App and CBS All Access, CBS’s subscription video on demand and live-streaming service. In addition, Gelick’s team leads the development and production of original digital content to support the CBS Television Network’s slate of shows as well as special events like the GRAMMYs and ACM Awards. Prior to CBS, Gelick was one of the founding executives at Helio. Before Helio, Gelick spent eight years at Motorola.


  Sanjiv Ahuja
Tillman Global Holdings

Sanjiv Ahuja is one of the most accomplished, innovative and respected names in global telecom.  He had led companies to his current incarnation as an entrepreneur with business interests spanning Asia, Africa, Europe and the US. Sanjiv’s executive technology progression -- including IBM and Telcordia -- led to his rising rapidly to become CEO at Orange, leading its growth from 48M subscribers to over 100M.  Then, as founder and CEO of LightSquared, Ahuja set out to solve one of the biggest challenges confronting the wireless telecommunications industry:  increasing network capacity in a spectrum-constrained environment. He has served on several public boards including Telenor S.A., Cadbury’s, Williams-Sonoma and Network Appliance.

  Sanjay Macwan
NBCUniversal MediaLabs

Sanjay Macwan serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Media Labs, NBCUniversal.  In this role, Macwan leads Media Labs, an organization within NBCUniversal dedicated to working with academic research groups, start-up companies, and the global venture capital community to accelerate technology innovations and to help develop new business models for the company’s content delivery businesses. Macwan is based at the NBCUniversal Technology Center in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Macwan served as Vice President, AT&T Chief Technology Office and headed the CTO Technology Council which incubated highly successful programs such as AT&T Foundry. Macwan holds 14 patents, and has an additional 25 patent applications in process.

  Sam Shawki
CEO and Cofounder

Sam Shawki is founder and Chief Executive Officer of MagicCube, a digital transaction security start-up located in Silicon Valley. Prior to his current role, Sam was head of Visa’s Global Remote Payments business unit, where he drove the company’s global initiatives in mobile and remote payments. Before Visa, Sam served as Chief Innovation Officer of VimpelCom, the sixth largest mobile network operator in the world, with over 214 million customers in 18 countries. In this role, he was responsible for developing the group’s innovation roadmap with P&L responsibilities for all mobile financial services targeting over $600 million dollars. Sam was a founding member of the executive team at Obopay, a global pioneer in mobile payments and has played key roles in launching several disruptive and successful start-up products during times of cutting edge innovation and rapid growth, including ArtBeat, Netscape Navigator, VisualPage, Siebel, and Shoretel, among others. Sam has co-authored multiple U.S. and international patents in his field.

  Sethu M
SAP Mobile Services

Sethu has more than 25 years of Enterprise System Software Development and management experience. Prior to joining SAP in October 2008, Sethu spent a good portion of his career at Sybase Inc. in architecture, development, and management, building world class OLTP and OLAP Database Systems. Sethu was instrumental in developing and leading highly complex clustered systems of Adaptive Server Enterprise and building teams in the U.S., India, and China. Early in the '90s, Sethu developed a version of Sybase Adaptive Server running on the Windows platform. Before joining Sybase, he was with the Microsoft SQL Server BI team driving technology and partner strategy.

  Prof. Shyam Gollakota
Assistant Professor, Department of CS and Engineering
University of Washington

Shyam Gollakota is an assistant professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the technical innovations required to accelerate the deployment of Internet-of-Things. His work has received multiple awards at the premier venues in computer networking and was covered by media including New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, and Technology Review. In 2014 he was named to MIT Technology Review’s TR35 and in 2012 he was awarded the ACM doctoral dissertation award. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.


  Sunil Daluvoy
Head of Business Development
Uber Everything

Sunil Daluvoy is Head of Business Development for Uber Everything. The group is responsible for developing new products and services for the company. Before joining Uber, Mr Daluvoy was Head of Business Development & Public Policy at Euclid Analytics, a position he held for 2 years. Previously, Mr. Daluvoy spent 6 years at Google, New Business Development. He was responsible for technology & content licensing deals related to new products-- Google Fiber, Wallet, Voice, Blogger-Amazon, Adsense for Online Audio & Video. He also led partnerships for Google Wifi and negotiations for acquiring spectrum for Google [x] and experimental licenses for Android. Prior to Google, Mr. Daluvoy was at Yahoo! responsible for VOIP product deals. Before Yahoo!, Mr. Daluvoy worked at Excite@Home in various corporate and business development positions.  Mr. Daluvoy holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the University of San Diego.  He is admitted to both the District of Columbia and California Bars.

  Tim Chang
Managing Partner

Tim is a proven venture investor and experienced global executive. He has been named to the Forbes Midas list, as one of “12 Most Influential Tech Investors” by CNET, an Always On Digital Media & Mobile Power Player, and received the Gamification Summit award for Special Achievement in the Industry. Tim leads Mayfield’s consumer investing practice which focuses on areas such as the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and enabling platforms and services. Tim’s has over a decade of investment experience with firms such as Norwest Venture Partners & Gabriel Venture Partners.


  Tony Yen, MD
Evergreen Health

Dr. Tony Yen was part of the physician team that started the hospitalist program at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in 2000. He has practiced exclusively at EvergreenHealth since 1999, and has cared for some of the most critically ill patients in the medical center. He went to medical school at Cornell University and did his residency at Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington.

  Vishal Gupta
Chief Products and IoT Officer
Silent Circle

Vishal Gupta is the Chief Products and IoT Officer in Silent Circle LCC and is based in DC. Vishal is focusing on enhancing our Cyber Security by securing the critical area called Internet Of Things (IoT) and helping Enterprises and Service Providers move to more secure, convenient, and integrated solutions. Vishal is focusing on key verticals like FSI, Healthcare, Mfg., and Government and building eco-system of secure IoT offerings in these verticals. Prior to Silent Circle, Vishal was a VP/GM for IoT with Cisco and led Cisco’s global efforts to transform Healthcare, Banking, and Retail by creating differentiated IoT Solutions and a services portfolio.


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