At Best Startup US we track over 1,000,000 US startups and over 3 million 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 United States based CEO’ operating in the Predictive Analytics 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 of Lookout
Jim Dolce is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Lookout. He has been the founder of four successful technology companies and has held executive positions at both Juniper Networks, Inc. and Akamai Technologies, Inc. Jim joined Lookout in March 2014 to guide the cybersecurity company into its next stage of growth. That included re-architecting Lookout’s products, leadership, and workforce to serve large businesses and government agencies that seek to embrace the benefits of mobility without sacrificing security. In addition to his responsibilities at Lookout, Jim is a dedicated philanthropist. His Foundation supports education for groups that have historically been underserved in the STEM fields, including woman and students from low income areas, as well as programs providing essential services to veterans and military families. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Rhode Island.
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About Lookout: Lookout is a cybersecurity company that integrates endpoint security with SASE technologies to secure data while respecting user privacy.
Founder & CEO of Pryon
Igor is the founder and CEO of Pryon, an artificial intelligence (AI) company delivering an enterprise knowledge management platform. Pryon’s natural language processing (NLP) engine ingests and transforms data into experiences that solve critical business challenges. Previously at IBM, Igor grew impatient with the gap between the invention and commercialization of AI, and departed to establish cloud computing pioneer Yap. Five years later, Amazon acquired the company for its AI expertise and machine learning (ML) technology, now embedded in billions of Alexa-powered devices. Igor was subsequently awarded Eisenhower and Truman National Security fellowships to leverage entrepreneurial ecosystems in addressing geopolitical concerns. Igor passionately supports STEM career and educational opportunities. As such, he is a TechStars’ Alexa Accelerator mentor, was a Blackstone NC Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR), and founded a chapter of Global Shapers, a program of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Igor holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, where he was named an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus, and an MBA from The University of North Carolina.
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About Pryon: Pryon is an AI company focused on enterprise knowledge management.
CEO & Co-Founder of Strikedeck
Shreesha’s an entrepreneurial executive with a track record of launching and growing products in competitive markets. He has demonstrated experience as a GM in the areas of product conception and development, growth hacking, go-to-market strategy and execution. Shreesha is currently VP of Corp Dev & Partnerships at CallidusCloud. Shreesha Ramdas was the co-founder & COO at LeadFormix, a marketing automation platform, where he raised the initial funding, built the company and contributed to a successful acquisition by CallidusCloud in January 2012. Prior to LeadFormix, Shreesha was a co-founder of OuterJoin, an online marketing services company and an early member at Yodlee, where he held the role of General Manager of Yodlee’s offshore development center in Bangalore, India.
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About Aavenir, AccuKnox, BuyerAssist.io, Cultivate, Enact Systems, Forbes Communications Council, Fullcast.io, Medallia, Metadata, Promethium, Revv, Rocketlane, Strikedeck: Strikedeck is building a revolutionary Customer Success automation solution to deliver an outstanding customer experience.
CEO of Transparent Path spc
Eric Weaver is a long-time digital disrupter who has been at the leading edge of multiple waves of innovation. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Eric’s first career began as a software developer for General Motors and Ford Motor Company. In 1990, he became one of the very first digital marketers, walking brands like P&G, Ford and Johnson & Johnson through their very first digital efforts. Over the years, Eric has created marketing strategies and digital presences for nearly 100 global brands, persuading senior executives around the world to embrace e-commerce, webcasting, social content, blockchain, and augmented reality. Eric’s primary role these days is serving as the founder and CEO of Transparent Path. The company’s mission is to tackle the global food waste issue by creating more trust and transparency in our most critical supply chains. The Transparent Path platform uses continuously connected IoT sensors, edge computing and artificial intelligence to create real-time supply chain visibility. Sensors track products in real time, providing instant alerts when something goes wrong, allowing whoever has custody to preserve shipments and prevent waste, fines, and loss. Other projects include the Weaver Company, through which he counsels global brands, and ARCHIVE, an advanced metaverse and extended reality initiative. During his career, Eric has staffed, managed & grown award-winning creative, strategy & production teams in London, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle, Detroit and Cincinnati. His last role prior to launching Transparent Path was to launch the Xerox Customer Experience Practice, where he managed a $550M services book of business. Eric has been quoted in nearly 30 industry publications. With over 15 awards for marketing excellence, he lectures for universities in the US, Canada, Ireland and elsewhere, and speaks globally on topics like transparency, sustainability, and ethics.
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About Transparent Path spc: Real-time, end-to-end visibility for perishables — using IoT sensors, blockchain security, and predictive AI.
CEO and Co-Founder of Overtime
Dan Porter is CEO of Overtime. Previously, Dan was Head of Digital at WME | IMG; CEO of the social games company OMGPOP; and SVP Corporate Development managing investments for Richard Branson and the Virgin Group. Dan started out working with bands at RCA Records, was a public school teacher and President of the Teach For America program and President of Ticketweb which he sold to IAC. He has an AB from Princeton University and an MA from New York University and has studied at Berkelee College of Music as well as at INSEAD.
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About Inside Startups, Overtime, VentureCrushFG: Overtime is a sports network that produces several sports-focused series and short-form content for the next generation of sports fans.
Co-Founder & CEO of ColorTV
Giancarlo Maniaci is the Co-Founder & CEO at ColorTV.
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About ColorTV, Estimote: ColorTV is a data and advertising company that provides data, discovery, and analytics solutions for connected TV.
Founder & CEO of CoinGenius
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About CoinGenius, NFT Genius: CoinGenius is an advanced intelligence and analytics platform specifically intended for cryptocurrency traders.
Chief Executive Officer of SAS
Jim Goodnight is the CEO at SAS.
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About SAS: SAS provides advanced business analytics and business intelligent software and services to enable companies to optimize their operations.
CEO of Dynamic Yield
Liad Agmon joined Dynamic Yield Liad as CEO in 2012.Agmon is a serial entrepreneur with rich experience as a startup founder and as a Fortune 500 executive. He founded information security vendor Onigma (acquired by McAfee) and social search company Delver (acquired by Sears Holdings). Following Delver’s acquisition, Liad served as a VP of New Services at Sears Holdings and on the board of its Home Electronics and Outlets business units. Liad served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners and taught at the Entrepreneurship MBA program in Tel-Aviv University and at the Zell Program of IDC Herzliya. He holds a BA Cum Laude from Tel-Aviv University in Computer Sciences and Film Studies.
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About Dynamic Yield: Dynamic Yield helps companies quickly deliver and test personalized, optimized, and synchronized digital customer interactions.
Co-Founder & CEO of Smarking
Wen Sang is the Founder and CEO of Smarking Inc., a fast growing MIT spin out technology company backed by top investors including Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator, Slow Ventures, and many others that solves the parking problem with data analytics. Wen is an MIT PhD 14′ in Mechanical Engineering. His major curriculum concentrated on thermo-fluid sciences and energy conversion systems, and minor on economics and entrepreneurship. Wen Sang led and founded the MIT Asian Career Fair and co-founded the MIT Ventureships Club during his three years at MIT. Wen loves running, sailing (MIT Sailing Club), and rowing.
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About Smarking: Smarking turns parking data into instant actionable insights.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TRUINJECT
Gabrielle Rios is the founder and CEO of TRUINJECT.
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About Stanford University Graduate School of Business, TRUINJECT: TRUINJECT™ is a software company focused on the innovation, development & commercialization of medical products for the injectable market.
Advisor, Former CEO Obagi Medical of TRUINJECT
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About : TRUINJECT™ is a software company focused on the innovation, development & commercialization of medical products for the injectable market.
Chief Executive Officer of NextRoll
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About NextRoll: NextRoll is a marketing technology company delivering products ambitious companies rely on to grow their businesses.
CEO & Cofounder of Breinify
Diane Keng is the CEO and co-founder of Breinify, an artificial intelligence and contextual marketing platform for predicting and acting on customers’ highly dynamic interests. Diane is on Forbes 30 Under 30, Enterprise Technology and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, TechCrunch, OZY, and Inc. Magazine. Diane ran three successful businesses before she was 18 and is a noted software innovator who frequently speaks on the intersection of AI, personal data, privacy, and the future of smarter products. Prior to Breinify, she was at Apple and Symantec. She graduated with computer engineering from Santa Clara University.
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About Breinify: Predictive Personalization at Scale
Founder & CEO of AutonomIQ
Ram Shanmugam is the Founder & CEO at AutonomIQ.
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About AutonomIQ: AutonomIQ is a cloud platform uses AI and ML to autonomously test, release and deploy software on any cloud.
Co-founder & CEO of Inpher.io
Jordan Brandt is CEO at Inpher.io.
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About Inpher.io: Inpher.io is a secret computing technology for privacy-preserving machine learning and AI.
Founder & CEO of LevaData
Rajesh has over twelve years of experience managing strategic sourcing and supplier management for large enterprises. He’s delivered significant bottom line savings through data-driven procurement practices for Cisco and Palm. An MBA with concentrations in supply chain management and information systems from Michigan State University, he is a thought leader on fusing human with artificial intelligence for procurement innovation.
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About LevaData: LevaData develops a supply management platform that helps control risks, reduce costs, and accelerate new product development.
CEO, Managing Director & Founder of Infinite Uptime
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About Infinite Uptime: Infinite Uptime is an industrial IoT solution provider for improved quality and productivity in the engineering and processing industries.
CEO & Founder of HASH
Founder and CEO of HASH; interested in market failures (and solving them in practice). Previously founded a blog network and software development consultancy/product studio.
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About HASH: HASH enables real-time modeling and simulation of complex systems
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
CEO / Founder of Alembic
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About Alembic, Test Kitchen Capital: SaaS, Marketing, Analytics
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 Saama
Suresh founded Saama Technologies, Inc. with a vision to turn raw data into actionable insights that enable enterprise leaders to make timely and reliable decisions for critical business discovery. As the CEO of Saama, Suresh is responsible for the strategy, vision and the execution of the company’s long-term plan. Suresh applied his lifelong love of mathematics to solve complex data analysis well before the term “big data” became ubiquitous. Today, Saama is made up of intelligent, helpful people with a passion for math, data, and analytics. Since the company’s launch, Suresh and his team have built an extensive history of providing data scientist led solutions and services in the big data and business analytics market for top enterprise companies, and public sector agencies. Suresh has successfully launched two start ups, including co-founding GVI, which developed groupware applications and was sold to Netscape in 1995. His work has earned industry-wide recognition and he can frequently be seen at IT conferences as a discussion panel member and featured speaker. Suresh earned his M.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Southwest Louisiana, and his B.S. in Electronics Engineering at the University of Bangalore in India.
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About Saama: Saama is the number one AI-powered clinical analytics cloud platform company delivering actionable business insights for life sciences.
CEO and Co-Founder of Shelf Engine
Stefan Kalb is the CEO and Co-Founder at Shelf Engine.
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About Shelf Engine: Shelf Engine is a provider of an automated prediction engine that predicts the perfect amount of perishable goods to order.
Co-Founder & CEO of FiscalNote
Tim Hwang is a big data entrepreneur and Senior Advisor for Government Innovation. He currently serves as the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote, using artificial intelligence and big data to deliver immediate predictive analytics of governmental action to pinpoint impact. He also works as an active venture capitalist/angel investor, advising in the areas of biotechnology and robotics, and as an author of the upcoming book “In Between Dreams: How Youth Unemployment Catalyzed a Global Entrepreneurship Movement”. Featured in Forbes, TIME, Fox, and the Washington Post and a Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner, Tim has previously served as the President of the 750,000 member National Youth Association, launching its financial services arm and pushing the agenda of young Americans in healthcare, education, and energy. He also served as the founder of Articulance Consulting Group helping to launch a data analytics platform for small restaurants and Operation Fly. Inc., representative at Square working with small businesses in payments analytics, member of the MCPS Board of Education pushing data-based decision making to analyze education in a large urban district of over 150,000 students, and Field Organizer for the Obama for America ’08 campaign using data in GOTV and grassroots organizing. He serves on the Boards of Jumpstart Maryland (Chair), State Farm YAB, the Commission on Juvenile Justice, among many others.
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About Channel Cross Border, FiscalNote, The World Economic Forum: FiscalNote uses artificial intelligence and big data to deliver predictive analytics on government information to determine its impact.
Meghan Gaffney Buck
Founder & CEO of VEDA Data Solutions
Meghan is a founding partner in VEDA Data Solutions and leads business development, partnerships, and fundraising. Meghan leverages over 15 years working with senior elected officials to identify opportunities for new technology that enables businesses to thrive in our current regulatory environment. She is also a founding partner of LOOP LLC, a market research and analytics company serving the music and entertainment industry.
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About VEDA Data Solutions: VEDA is an AI and machine learning platform to save healthcare and administrative costs.
CEO of Opera Solutions
A strategy consultant by training and an entrepreneur by nature, Arnab Gupta has developed several successful software and consulting companies. He founded business consulting firm Mitchell Madison Group and Zeborg, a business intelligence company. Arnab founded Opera Solutions in 2004 and has guided the company in becoming a premier center of Big Data science and practice. Arnab believes the information explosion has created unprecedented opportunity for value creation, and companies combining superior talent with machine learning science can deliver dramatic productivity and profit improvement to customers. Since 2004, he has worked with the Gates Foundation on its India HIV-AIDS initiative, employing private sector approaches to help oversee the disbursement of $400MM in grants toward HIV-AIDS prevention. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, including SXSW Interactive, Strata, and Structure:Data. Arnab earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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About Opera Solutions: Opera Solutions provides advanced analytics software solutions that help organizations extract actionable insights from Big Data at scale.
Founder & CEO of First Insight
Years ago, retailers engaged with shoppers one-on-one to understand their needs and preferences. As the industry grew, personal dialogues were replaced with automated systems. Today, many retailers and brands have lost touch with who their customers are and what they truly want. Greg Petro is passionate about removing the distance between consumers and retailers. During his 25-year career in the retail industry and with one of the world’s leading supply chain technology firms, Greg saw a need for retailers and brands to re-engage with consumers to determine how products will perform before costly investment decisions are made. In 2007, Greg founded First Insight to deliver what is now the world’s leading platform empowering retailers and brands to introduce the right products at the right price. Greg is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Fashion Institute of Technology, and speaks at the graduate business schools of Columbia University and the University of Pittsburgh on how retailers can use technology to identify and deliver what their customers really want. Greg holds both MBA and Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.
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About First Insight, Forbes: First Insight is a cloud-based predictive analytics platform empowering retailers and manufacturers to identify winning new products.
Founder & CEO of Signal Automotive
Steve has more than 30 years of business-building experience, specifically in the areas of corporate finance, sales, marketing and technology. He has been responsible for eight startups throughout his career, taking them from inception to commercialization and in several cases leading to successful liquidity events. Most recently as CEO at TeleSign, Steve raised $79MM in growth capital and lead TeleSign to become the #1 Company in the Two Factor Authentication and Digital Identity category. Starting with 12 employees and single digit millions in revenue, TeleSign grew to 300 employees and more than $100MM in profitable annual revenue. Steve was also chairman and CEO of Vantage Media, an online digital marketing firm, where he and his investment partners raised $80MM to acquire in Vantage February 2007. Vantage Media grew into one of the largest performance-based online marketers in the country. As president and CEO of FrontBridge Technologies, Steve took the company from a startup to a global leader in SaaS email security services. Raising a total of $28MM of funding, this allowed the team to build a broad portfolio of services combined with the largest global distribution footprint in the email security category. This lead to the successful sale of FrontBridge to Microsoft in August 2005 for more than $200MM. Specialties: – Helping start-ups grow fast – Ensuring that the Go-To-Market strategy is the right one. – Raising money (I’ve raised more than $200m) – Product strategy – Sales and marketing strategy – Attracting the right people to win
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About Signal Automotive: Signal is a technology-enabled automotive wholesale platform that employs data to optimize wholesale dealer trades.
Chief Executive Officer of Element Analytics
As CEO of Element Analytics, Andy oversees the vision and growth of Element Analytics. Previously, he held executive roles at enterprise software companies, from VC-backed startups to private equity-backed growth plays to business units of large-cap publicly traded companies. He served as EVP & Chief Strategy Officer for ABB Enterprise Software; was EVP of Product Mgmt. and CMO at Ventyx, a Vista Equity Partners company, acquired by ABB for over $1 billion; and was SVP of Product Management and Marketing at P2 Energy Solutions. Andy earned his BA at University of Colorado, Boulder. He’s passionate about helping industrial organizations reach new levels of asset performance by using big data to solve complex problems.
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About Element Analytics: SaaS provider transforming IT/OT data into contextualized, graph-based models to support diverse analytical workloads and data governance.
Founder and CEO of Nobias
Tania Ahuja is Founder and CEO of Nobias and is Head of US Operations for Arkera Inc. She is a former director of Citigroup and serves on the Board of Overseers at Stern School of Business, NYU. Additionally, she sits on the board of other learning and art organizations including the Center of Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania, Salome Chamber Orchestra, The Paper Bag Players, and is Chairman of the Board for the Summit Music Festival. Tania holds a PhD in Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University. She has a BS in Statistics and an MS in Operations Research.
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About Nobias: Software tools that help protect consumers from deceptive or misleading content on the internet.
Chief Executive Officer of Celect
John has spent the last two decades helping retailers, distributors, and brands optimize their omni-channel strategies and operations. Prior to Celect, John was VP of Product Management & Strategy for Oracle Commerce, coming to Oracle via the Endeca acquisition where John was VP of Marketing & Product Management. John started his career within Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice. John holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Boston College and received his master’s degree from the Harvard Business School.
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About Celect: Celect is a cloud-based, predictive analytics SaaS platform that helps retailers optimize their overall inventory portfolios.
Co-founder & CEO of Obviously AI
Passionate about Machine Learning and Behavioral Economics, Nirman started his first company in India at 17, called CircuiTricks that partnered with Intel and became the highest selling DIY kit in India. He then went to U.S. to study Entrepreneurship from MIT and Artificial Intelligence from Hampshire College and ended up starting Hamp Hack and Teamwerk, both successful ventures. After working as Data Science engineer at Streamlabs, Nirman now runs a machine learning startup called Obviously AI.
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About Obviously AI: Obviously AI is a tool for business analysts and product teams to rapidly run predictions on historical data.
Co-CEO of Kogniz
Founder and Co-CEO at Kogniz.
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About Kogniz, PogoPlug: Kogniz offers leverages computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to create safer, smarter workspaces using predictive safety.
CEO of FICO
William Lansing is the Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors (February 2006) at FICO since January 2012. A 30-year veteran of the technology industry, William Lansing most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and President at InfoSpace, a position he held from February 2009 to November 2010. Previously, William served as Chief Executive Oficer and President of ValueVision Media. William also served as a Partner of General Atlantic Partners, a global private equity investment firm. Prior to his work at General Atlantic, William served as Chief Executive Officer at NBC Internet, an integrated Internet media company. William has also held several leadership positions in organizations including Fingerhut Companies, General Electric, Prodigy and McKinsey & Company. William has served as a Member of the Board of Directors at FICO since February 2006 and he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of other public companies, including Digital River and RightNow Technologies. William holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Georgetown University. William resides in California with his wife and three children. In his off time he enjoys snowboarding, running, mountain biking and traveling.
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About FICO: Fair Isaac Corporation enables businesses to automate, improve, and connect decisions to enhance business performance.
CEO & Founder of Retention Science
Jerry started his path to entrepreneurship at the age 8, making $3 a day by recycling his classmates’ plastic cans after school. Years later, he moved on to e-Commerce and started selling comic books and video games online. He’s been an online entrepreneur ever since and is now CEO and founder of Retention Science. Prior to founding Retention Science, Jerry founded two other e-Commerce marketing technologies. He was an analyst with Morgan Stanley, and an engagement manager with BearingPoint Management Consulting (KPMG Advisory), where he advised FORTUNE 50 companies. He was most recently an advisor to the CFO of Clear Channel, working on digital sales initiatives and iHeartRadio. Jerry currently serves on the Board of Directors of Penango, an enterprise email & cloud security company. Jerry is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration and a full-tuition scholarship as an Alumni Scholar, and Yale School of Management.
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About Retention Science: Retention Science is an AI-driven platform designed to engage and retain customers.
Co-Founder & CEO of Accern
Kumesh Aroomoogan is the co-founder and CEO of Accern, an NYC-based venture-backed AI startup whose mission is to accelerate AI for enterprise with a no-code development platform. Accern was named Forbes 30 Under 30 for Enterprise Technology.
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About Accern, Forbes: Accern accelerates AI workflows for enterprises with a no-code AI development platform.
Co-Founder, CEO of Yva.ai
David Yang, Ph.D., Co-founder Yva.ai, Founder and Chairman ABBYY, member of Band of Angels, Silicon Valley based serial entrepreneur specializes in AI, founded 12 companies. Dr. Yang is a globally recognized thought leader, speaker and advisor in the areas of AI, Artificial Neural Networks, People Analytics, employee surveys, HR metrics, HR strategy, talent measurement, workforce analytics, performance management and Organizational Change. He’s the Founder & Chairman of the Board of ABBYY – world leading developer of AI, Content Intelligence, Text Analytics with 1200 employees in 14 offices in 11 countries. More than 50 million users and thousands of enterprise customers in 200 countries rely on ABBYY’s solutions including: PwC, McDonalds, Xerox, Toyota, Yum!Restaurants, Deloitte, PepsiCo, Volkswagen, UCSF. World leading RPA vendors, including UiPath, BluePrism, Robiquity among others rely on ABBYY’s AI technologies. Currently Dr. Yang is dedicated to Yva.ai, the company that develops a real-time Ethical AI People Analytics, Continuous Engagement and Performance Management Platform which helps organizations save millions of dollars by predicting resignations of key employees, identify opinion leaders, Toxic Managers and Conflicts. Yva’s neural network was trained to predict resignations with up to 86% accuracy analyzing corporate communication (tested on historical data blind tests). Dr. Yang created Cybiko, world first hand-held wireless communication computer for teenagers; co-founded iiko, new generation AI powered restaurant and hospitality industry solution; co-founded Plazius, a customer loyalty and mobile payment platform; founded a number of creative art-based ventures, including: FAQ-Café studio, DeFAQto; co-founded Ayb Educational Foundation and Ayb School. Dr. Yang also a frequent keynote speaker and author of numerous patents and scientific publications. The World Economic Forum in Davos named him as one of the top 100 World Technology Pioneers.
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About ABBYY, Band of Angels, Findo, iiko, Platius, Yva.ai: Predictive People Analytics Platform
CEO, Co-Founder of Zentist
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About Zentist: Zentist is a dental insurance billing platform that delivers improved practice financial performance and patient affordability.
Founder & CEO of Indus Insights
Saurabh is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Indus Insights. He is part data scientist, part management consultant, and part business manager. He has more than a decade of experience in creating value through the use of data-driven approaches. Prior to starting Indus Insights, Saurabh worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company, advising senior management across a variety of verticals, including CPG and hi-tech. Saurabh also has considerable experience in the consumer finance industry through his stints at Capital One and HSBC, where he drove multiple initiatives in the fields of direct marketing analytics, product development, credit policy & risk analytics, non-traditional underwriting, and account management. Saurabh is regularly quoted by national and international media as a subject matter in payments, analytics, and consulting. He holds an MBA (with honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Saurabh received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, and is a CFA charterholder. He is also an aviation enthusiast, and is a certified pilot.
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About Indus Insights: Indus Insights is a specialized consulting firm that assists organizations in leveraging analytics to drive business performance.
Founder & CEO of LeanTaaS
I) 18 years at McKinsey & Company (7 as a partner, 6 as a senior partner/director) II) Led the Manufacturing and Service Operations practices in the US and the Asia-Pacific region III) Led large-scale operational improvement programs at major corporations across multiple sectors including healthcare, technology, retail and financial services IV) On the faculty of the Continuing Studies program at Stanford University and the MBA program at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley V) Holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and a BTech from IIT Bombay
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About LeanTaaS: LeanTaaS is a software company that uses advanced data science to significantly improve the operational performance of hospitals and clinics
President & CEO of Bigfoot Biomedical
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About Bigfoot Biomedical: Bigfoot Biomedical is a medical device company changing diabetes care for people with insulin-requiring diabetes.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ospitek Inc.
Dr. Slim Souissi is the co-founder and CEO of OSPITEK, a leading HealthTech company that develops digital AI-IoT software for improving patient experience and surgical center productivity. He is also the founder and CEO of MIOTIV, a developer of IoT platforms specializing in the development of bespoke SAAS platforms for the automotive and the healthcare industries . He is the former president and COO of Novatel Wireless. He began his career at Motorola in ’94 and made key contributions to the architecture FLEX paging data networks. In 1997, he lead the architecture of the company’s location based services platform. In 2000, Dr. Souissi joined Novatel Wireless to lead the Software Defined Radio program. He was promoted to CTO and VP of engineering in 2002. Dr. Souissi guided Novatel Wireless through the worldwide expansion of the mobile broadband market which culminated at a company valuation of more than $800M and an annual revenue of ~ $500M. Dr. Souissi and his team invented the award winning MiFi mobile hotspot creating a global market category worth tens of billions of dollars. Dr. Souissi is the holder of several MiFi essential patents asserted against ZTE and Apple. MiFi was picked by Time Magazine as one of the greatest/most influential gadgets of the century. The company was named by Forbes as one of the top five most innovative technology companies in America. Dr. Souissi was awarded the distinction of being part of ExecRank’s “Top CTO Rankings” of America in 2013 and 2014. Dr. Souissi holds a MSEE degree from Ecole Central de Marseille, a MS degree in DSP from Supelec, France, a MSEE and a Ph.D from Georgia Tech. He was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni of Georgia Tech. Dr. Souissi is a published IEEE author and holds 60 US patents. He is the recipient of the distinguished innovator award from Motorola and the J.D. innovation award from Novatel. He served on the advisory boards of Nextivity, TAM and Zyray Wireless.
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About Miotiv Inc., Ospitek Inc.: SaaS Company – Healthcare Technology
Co-Founder & CEO of Searchlight
Kerry Wang is the Co-Founder and CEO of Searchlight. She was a Course Assistant for From Play to Innovation at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford ( d.school ). Kerry received a Hastorf Award for Outstanding Service in Human Biology and The Leader Award. Ms. Wang holds a master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in Human Biology – Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Human Behavior at Stanford University.
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About Searchlight: Searchlight is a people-centered Talent Intelligence Platform that helps companies build and retain winning teams.
Co-Founder &CEO of MindsDB
Jorge Torres Is currently Co-founder & CEO of MindsDB and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley researching machine learning automation and explainability. He has worked for a number of data-intensive start-ups, most recently working with Aneesh Chopra (the first CTO in the US government) building data systems that analyze billions of patients records and lead to highest savings for millions of patients, he started his work on scaling solutions using machine learning in early 2008 while working as first full time engineer at Couchsurfing where he helped grow the company from a few thousand users to a few million. Jorge had degrees in electrical engineering & computer science, including a masters degree in computer systems (with a focus on applied Machine Learning) from the Australian National University.
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About AllFreed, MindsDB: Open Source In-SQL Machine Learning
CEO & Founder of Sema4
Eric Schadt is Chief Scientific Officer of Pacific Biosciences and Director of the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology and Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He oversees the scientific strategy for Pacific Biosciences, including creating the vision for next-generation applications of the company’s technology, contributing to the evolution of Pacific Biosciences’ transformative sequencing technology, and playing a key role in the company’s strategic relationships. At Mount Sinai, Eric is creating a world-class data analytic center where researchers can query and learn from data using cutting-edge technologies like next generation sequencing to create disease models and ultimately help develop and improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients. He is also a founding member of Sage Bionetworks, an open-access genomics initiative designed to build and support databases and an accessible platform for creating innovative dynamic disease models. Eric Schadt joined Pacific Biosciences in May 2009 from Rosetta Inpharmatics, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. in Seattle, where he was Executive Scientific Director of Genetics. Eric Schadt’s work at Rosetta involved the generation and integration of very large-scale sequence variation, molecular profiling, and clinical data in disease populations to construct the molecular networks that define disease states and link molecular biology to physiology in ways that can impact clinical medicine. Eric Schadt has contributed to a number of discoveries relating to the genetic basis of common human diseases such as diabetes and obesity, which have been widely published in leading scientific journals. His research has provided novel insights into what is needed to master diverse, large-scale data collected on normal and disease populations in order to elucidate the complexity of disease and make more informed decisions in the drug discovery arena. Prior to joining Rosetta, Eric Schadt was a senior research scientist at Roche Bioscience. He received his BA in applied mathematics and computer science from California Polytechnic State University, his MA in pure mathematics from UCLA, and his Ph.D. in bio-mathematics from UCLA.
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About Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sage Bionetworks, Sema4: Sema4 uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze patient data to provide insights to transform the practice of medicine.
CEO and Founder of SmartClick
A serial entrepreneur, angel investor, seasoned advisor, author, and keynote speaker with an investment portfolio of 40+ startups. Being an entrepreneurial executive myself, I founded SmartClick, which builds deep tech innovations based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. As a customer-driven product leader, I’ve been dedicated to building technologies that are innovative and bring new value to the market. My 20+ years of technology industry expertise and executive management experience in scaling products from conception to large-scale ROI have been proven at both startups and large enterprises alike. My mission is to help companies thrive in this fast-changing world using technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence. Through active involvement in the IT community in Armenia, I’m well known for discovering and mentoring high-potential entrepreneurs, evaluating investment opportunities, and helping newly developing startups. As for my academic degrees, I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Risk Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Planning.
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About ProDiagnose, SmartClick, SmartPush: SmartClick is a full-service software provider delivering artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions for Enterprises.
President & CEO of DemandTec
Dan Fishback has led several highly successful software startups which specialized in applying analytics to solve complex business problems (including DemandTec, Ariba, Trading Dynamics, Hyperion Software, Arbor Software, and Unisys). In addition to Moogsoft, Dan also serves on the Board of Quantum Retail Technology, Qumu and DemandHope.
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About DemandTec, UserZoom: DemandTec is an optimization app for retailers and companies providing cloud-based price, promotion and merchandizing analytics.
Founder & CEO of Energsoft
Technical leader and architect in enterprise software including S&P 500 customers for Microsoft. Built web portals for IBM with Team International, created medical FDA-approved devices with Medtronic over Global Logic. , and certified phone station in telecom business over the globe with Alcatel over Altron. Excellent background in distributed systems, artificial intelligence, and Big Data. Passionate about tuning robust, high-performance systems that scale well. Two Master’s degrees in Technical Management from Foster School of Business – The University of Washington in the USA and also computer science masters from Kharkiv Aerospace University in Ukraine. Slava received customer obsessions awards in Microsoft and always acting as a bridge from business to technology with a pioneering spirit. Viacheslav is passionate about leadership roles on strategic and impact projects with metrics-driven, high-performance, and scalable development. Expert in lean software development – it means rapid, agile prototyping with development cycles that fail fast to learn quickly and to apply innovative solutions in iterations. Clients hire me to develop new software products for innovative markets that are rapidly growing. They know that the best products come from great empathy and customer insights, but also require courage, hard work, and perseverance.
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About Energsoft, Microsoft: Energsoft is software as a service that improves batteries and energy storage, B2B platform reports, and predicts batteries AI insights.
Co-Founder, CEO of SIERA.AI
Saurav has worked at Qualcomm Research developing multiple patents for autonomous drones. He has won the prestigious Qualcomm Padovani Fellowship for his work along with National Innovation Awards and NSF I-Corps.
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About SIERA.AI: SIERA.AI is a mobility tech company that helps warehouses and factories increase safety and efficiency of their industrial vehicle fleets.
CEO of Whiterock AI
Proptech entrepreneur and real estate investor.
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About Whiterock AI: Novel data for novel real estate insights.
Co-Founder and CEO of WEVO
Co-Founder and CEO at WEVO.
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About WEVO: WEVO is a customer experience company that offers a solution for pinpointing WHY visitors are not engaging.
Co-Founder & CEO of Deduce
Ari Jacoby is the CEO of Deduce. He is a former co-founder/CEO of Newsletters.com (Marketresearch.com), Voicestar (MCHX), Solve Media and Circulate (ACXM/Liveramp)
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About Deduce: Deduce provides real-time analytics profiling and scoring to detect and prevent bad actors and account takeover.
Founder & CEO of Miles
Jigar Shah is the Founder & CEO of Miles. Formerly he was a Senior Product Manager & Technical Leader at Cisco with P&L responsibilities over $750M.
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About Miles: Miles is a startup that offers rewards for traveling, regardless of the mode of transportation.
Founder – Past Chairman/President/CEO of Tango Analytics
JBT Ventures is a Family Office that focuses on investments in the Medicinal as well as the Adult Recreational Cannabis Industry, Cannabis Medicinal Pet Treatment, Cannabis Real Estate Development, Cannabis Retail High Growth Expansion, and the future of Cannabis Dining.
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About JBT Ventures, Tango Analytics: Tango Analytics is a provider of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions with purpose-built GIS and location development execution.
Founder, President & CEO of Tango Analytics
Pranav Tyagi is the Founder, President & CEO at Tango Analytics .
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About Tango Analytics: Tango Analytics is a provider of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions with purpose-built GIS and location development execution.
Co-Founder & CEO of QuanticMind
Chaitanya Chandrasekar is CEO and a co-founder of QuanticMind, the platform for smarter advertising. Previously, he built and managed the traffic acquisition platform and was part of the data science team at NexTag. He strongly believes in the power of data-driven technology, which can help decipher big data to unlock new ideas and opportunities, and continues to be fascinated by the possibilities of search marketing and its continued evolution alongside new and developing fields such as social and offline conversions.
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About QuanticMind: QuanticMind is a predictive advertising management software for paid search and social channels.
Kuldeep Singh Rajput
Founder & CEO of Biofourmis
Kuldeep Singh Rajput is the CEO and Founder of Biofourmis, a fast-growing digital health company filled with committed, passionate people who care about augmenting personalized care and empowering people with complex chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. Biofourmis is pioneering an entirely new category of digital health, by developing clinically-validated software-based therapeutics to provide better outcomes for patients, smarter engagement and tracking tools for clinicians, and cost-effective solutions for payers. Recognized as the “Forbes 30 Under 30”, Kuldeep has demonstrated strong leadership experience with building teams, developing talents, and successfully growing, and managing strategic partnerships with global pharmaceutical manufacturers, health systems and Payers. Under his leadership, Biofourmis has raised over US$45 Million in venture capital from leading Venture Capital firms including Sequoia Capital, MassMutual Ventures, Singapore Govt-linked EDBI, Aviva plc, and Mayo Clinic Ventures. He uses his background and experience in biomedical engineering and data from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to unfold his vision of “Predicting and Preventing Serious Medical Events using AI”. During his Ph.D. studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), he built bioelectronic implants, which aim to control biological processes and treat diseases by modulating electric impulses. He believes in giving back and is part of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle (YLC), supporting the mission of providing people access to education and healthcare for stable economic growth. Kuldeep has been featured in major publications and has been a keynote speaker at numerous prestigious conferences like TED. Specialties: Entrepreneur, Fund Raising, Building Companies, Digital Therapeutics, Licensing, and Deal Structure, Healthcare Strategy, Digital Healthcare, Wearable Biosensors, Pharmaceuticals
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About Biofourmis: Biofourmis is a biotechnology company that augments personalized care and therapies using digital therapeutics.
Co-founder and CEO of Amass
JORDAN HAUER is the Co-Founder & CEO of Amass Insights, an alt-data technology company with the largest pipeline of esoteric data streams in the world. As one of the pioneers in ‘Email Transactional Data’, he’s spent the last 6 years consulting technology companies striving to better monetize their proprietary data assets to the asset management industry. Previously, he was the lead technologist at a multi-billion dollar long-short equity fund, and graduated with a degree in Information Sciences from Cornell University.
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About Amass, Big Data Protocol: Largest Alternative Data Platform for Institutional Investors
Founder & CEO of Cloverpop
Cloverpop is a product of Erik’s desire for people to be happy at work, his passion for building great things and his curiosity about how our brains create our minds, our minds perceive our world, and our world becomes what we decide it to be. An Illinois farm boy turned MIT rocket scientist and Harvard MBA, Erik spent the past decade launching a dozen v1.0 SaaS products at Adobe and Macromedia. He’s also happily married to a wonderful wife with two cute kids and two dazzling dogs. On the weekends you’ll find them hiking, biking and skiing around Northern California.
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About Cloverpop: Cloverpop’s enterprise platform is the way to keep track of decisions in Slack. Make better decisions 2x faster with 100 percent visibility.
CEO and Co-Founder of Aible
Arijit Sengupta is the CEO of Aible, former CEO of BeyondCore, the Chair of the Big Data and Advanced Analytics SIG at the Service Research and Innovation Institute (SRII), and a member of the Cyber Security Advisory Group set up by NASSCOM and the Government of India. BeyondCore is a market-leading Advanced Analytics firm that received awards such as Gartner Cool Vendor in Business Process Services 2012, GigaOm Structure Launchpad 2011 and the UP2010 Overall Most Innovative Cloud Provider. Arijit has guest lectured at Stanford and other universities on globalization and outsourcing; spoken at conferences in a dozen countries; and was written about in The World Is Flat release 3.0, the New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, and other leading publications. Arijit held leadership positions at several eBusiness initiatives and previously worked at Oracle, Microsoft, and Yankee Group. He has been granted eight patents in the domains of advanced analytics, Business Process as a Service, business process improvement, operational risk, privacy and information security. Arijit holds an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School and Bachelor degrees with Distinction in Computer Science and Economics from Stanford University.
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About Aible, Service Research & Innovation Institute: Aible enables business people to create Real World AI that delivers measurable business impact in a way that’s simple, fast, and secure.
Founder & CEO of Claim Genius
Raj Pofale is a senior technology executive and product development leader with over 20 years of experience with large scale enterprise platforms for FinTech industry. With his passion for technology & entrepreneurial skills he invented this disruptive AI product which will make the “Touchless Claims” a reality than a myth. He firmly believes that his vision for the future roadmap and the power of AI will make this disruptive idea a revolution for InsureTech industry.
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About Claim Genius: Claim Genius features a real-time photo AI platform that generates auto repair estimates instantly.
CEO & Co-Founder of UserGems
Christian Kletzl is the CEO & Co-Founder at UserGems
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About UserGems: An AI-powered solution that combines relationship data and trigger events to identify buyers who will most likely buy from you
Co-Founder & CEO of Entytle
Vivek is founder and CEO of LumaSense Technologies, a sensor & instrumentation company focused on the energy, cleantech and industrial markets. Vivek brings significant leadership experience to LumaSense Technologies. He is an executive with experience in various industries, spanning private equity, high technology, diversified industrial manufacturing and healthcare. Most recently, Vivek was an Operating Partner at Shah Capital Partners and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Sun Services, a $3.6 billion division of Sun Microsystems. He also served at Webvan as Vice-President of Program Operations, at GE Transportation as General Manager, Off Highway/Transit Systems, GE Corporate as Manager of Corporate Initiatives; Management Consulting with Booz Allen & Hamilton and operational experiences with Johnson & Johnson. Vivek has an M.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia , Charlottesville and a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai.
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About Entytle: Entytle uses AI and ML to empower manufacturers to unlock installed base value.
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Skai Israel
Yoav is Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board at Kenshoo. As the founder of several startups around the globe in the area of Internet and mobile applications and former manager of ECI Thailand, Yoav brings more than 15 years of product, marketing and business management to Kenshoo.
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About Skai Israel, SKAI LABS: Skai Israel is an AI-powered platform that offers consumer and market insights, and omnichannel media activation services.
Founder & CEO of Reflektion
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About Reflektion: Reflektion understands the individual intent and preferences of each customer and intelligently responds in real time.
Founder, CEO of Bear Flag Robotics
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About Bear Flag Robotics: Bear Flag Robotics is an AgTech company developing autonomous technology for farm tractors to increase productivity and improve safety.
Francisco J Martin
Co-founder & CEO of BigML
Francisco J Martin is a passionate scientist-entrepreneur who has created three Artificial Intelligence related companies. In 1999, Francisco founded iSOCO-Intelligent Software Components, SA. iSOCO specializes in business solutions built on top of Artificial Intelligence and pioneered research and applications of semantic web technologies. In 2003, he stepped down to seek new challenges. In 2004, Francisco founded Strands, Inc. Strands is a leading developer of recommendation and personalization technologies. Strands pioneered research and applications of social recommendation technologies in several domains (music, videos, personal finance, sports, etc). In 2010, he stepped down to seek new challenges. In 2011, Francisco co-founded BigML, Inc to unleash the power of machine learning as a service. BigML is creating the simplest, easiest-to-use and most seamless-to-integrate Machine Learning cloud-based service. Francisco holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence with highest honors from Technical University of Catalonia and a five-year degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Valencia. He worked on his Ph.D. at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of Spanish Council for Scientific Research. He has been a visiting researcher at the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom and at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University.
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About BigML, MusicStrands: BigML is Machine Learning made beautifully simple for everyone
CEO of Kubit
20 years of building software products with most recent 10 years in mobile consumer space. Leader, cultivating world-class engineering team from ground up.
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About Kubit: Transparent Product Analytics with No-ETL Integration and Self-Service Optimization
CEO of Infxl
Although Altaf started his career as an accelerometer system engineer in the Silicon Valley, simplifying neural nets has been his passion for the last 26 years. His patent-pending inventions include fast deep nets for real-time apps, low-cost, energy-efficient deep nets for IoT devices, and simplified deep nets for FPGA. He has worked on intelligent solutions for a major US airline and a well-known auto parts supplier. He has been the CTO of a brokerage company, CEO of two startups, consultant for software process improvement, and an industrial controls engineer. More recently, he has consulted on speeding-up malware detection with SparkCognition and advises TestRigor, a test-automation startup, on machine learning. PhD Warwick, MSEE Pennsylvania, BSEE Wilkes.
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About Infxl: Edge AI for FPGA, DSP, MCU
Nicole Van Der Tuin
Co-Founder and CEO of First Access
Nicole Van Der Tuin is the co-founder and CEO at First Access.
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About First Access: First Access is a FinTech company that offers a smart data platform for financial institutions in emerging markets.
Co-Founder & CEO of Pinpoint.com
Jeff was co-founder and CEO of Appcelerator before the Axway (NYSE:AXW.PA) in January 2016. Jeff is a long-time serial entrepreneur, angel investor, technologist and blogger. Previously, Jeff was Co-founder and CTO of Vocalocity, a software provider in the communications arena and before that, CTO of eHatchery, a digital incubator and off-shoot of Bill Gross’ idealab!. Jeff has worked on numerous standard committees such as IETF and W3C as well as core contributor to a number of important open source technologies such as JBoss and OpenVXI. Jeff served with distinction in the U.S. Navy.
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About Pinpoint.com: A collaborative workspace that is free from distraction so you can create, share, and work together no matter where you are.
Co-Founder and CEO of Ribbon Health
Nate Maslak is the Co-Founder and CEO at Ribbon Health.
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About Ribbon Health: Ribbon Health is a predictive analytics and data platform for the healthcare industry.
Founder and CEO of CarForce
A management consultant by training and Stanford BS and MS graduate with 10+ years of automotive and e-commerce experience. Previous GM of ebay’s Vehicles C2C business and Head of Automotive Corp Dev, managing strategy and operations for a $7.3B division and responsible for double-digit growth on ebay’s $1.6B vehicles C2C sector.
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About CarForce: CarForce is a multi-brand enterprise software platform that delivers real-time vehicle health insights using EDGE computing and ML
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of PipeCandy
Murali is an IT veteran with 15 years of Silicon Valley experience. He has extensive knowledge in developing enterprise-class applications for Fortune 100 companies, including Google, Microsoft, Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems and start-ups including Valdero. He has designed and developed a range of applications including financial self-service portals, health care solutions and supply-chain visibility products. Murali has a Masters in Computer Applications. He uses ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Lord of the rings’ references to explain concepts. Need we say more? Has built four companies and talks as fast as the bullet train; maybe that’s the speed with which thoughts whiz by his brain. Murali tackles strategy and tech for PipeCandy and is one of the co-founders.
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About Ideamed, PipeCandy: Predictive Analytics Platform that tracks over 500K modern eCommerce companies and delivers insights to marketers, investors & analysts.
CEO and Co-Founder of STRIVE
Nikola Mrvaljevic is the CEO and Co-Founder of Strive Tech.
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About STRIVE: STRIVE is the only data platform proven to optimize muscle performance for elite athletes and teams.
Founder & CEO of CharacTour
CEO Kimberly Foerster had the “lightbulb” moment to found CharacTour when she helped her friend with her Match.com profile. By focusing on consumers’ personalities as many dating sites do, she thought she could solve a big problem for consumers: “bad dates” with entertainment when time, money, and emotion is wasted on movies, TV shows, and books they don’t ultimately connect with. Before founding CharacTour, Kim was a Managing Director at Perseus, a Washington, D.C. private equity firm where she worked for eight years. While at Perseus, she was actively involved in four publishing-related acquisitions and was a Board Member of Perseus Books. Prior to Perseus, she worked at two other private equity firms – the Audax Group and Castle Harlan. Early in her career, Kim worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs and the strategic planning group of PepsiCo. Kim received her MBA from Kellogg and her BA in English from Rice University.
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About CharacTour: CharacTour curates entertainment choices based on consumers’ unique personalities and their character preferences
CEO & Co-Founder of BlueConic
Bart earned his stripes as an entrepreneur and visionary by founding the web content management company GX Software in the early days of the World Wide Web. Here he managed the company’s growth with his strategic insights into the online market, first as head of sales and business development operations, and later as CEO. Bart’s entrepreneurship and firm belief in the power of online engagement subsequently inspired him to co-found BlueConic. Under his leadership, BlueConic has become a highly successful provider of online marketing software. Bart is passionate about cross-channel, customer-driven online engagement and holds a master’s degree in communication and new media.
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About BlueConic: BlueConic’s customer data platform liberates first-party data so companies can transform customer relationships and drive business growth.
Co-founder and CEO of cnvrg.io
Yochay is a an experience tech leader with a background in building and designing products. Since the age of 7 Yochay has been writing code. He served in the Israeli Defence Force Intelligence unit for 4 years, and received a BSc in Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) where he founded the HUJI Innovation Lab. Yochay lead as the former CTO of Webbing labs, and has been consulting companies in AI and machine learning. After 3 years of consulting, Yochay, along with Co-founder Leah Kolben decided to create a tool to help data scientists and companies scale their AI and Machine Learning with cnvrg.io.
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About cnvrg.io: cnvrg.io is a full stack data science platform that helps teams manage models, and build auto-adaptive machine learning pipelines
Sri Rao Boddapu
Founder and CEO of Arctic
Sri Rao Boddapu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arctic.Sri is a renewed leader, President of Esolvit Inc, Cloudsolvit Inc, Voice of Big Data, Technozant and Inforide Technologies. Sri is a great motivator.
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About Arctic: Arctic is an analytics and predictive insights employment platform that connects job seekers, hiring agencies, employers, and recruiters.
CEO of Root3 Technologies
CEO at Root3 Technologies.
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About Root3 Technologies: Information Technology and Services
Founder & CEO of Harvesting Inc
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About Harvesting Inc, Shobhit University: Connecting finance with farmers
Co-Founder and CEO of Kaggle
Anthony Goldbloom is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kaggle.com. He is also the Founder Partner at Founder Collective. Forbes has twice named Anthony one of the 30 under 30 in technology, the MIT Technology Review has named him as one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 and the University of Melbourne has given Anthony an Alumni of Distinction Award.
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About Founder Collective, Kaggle: Kaggle is a platform for predictive modeling and analytics competitions and consulting.
CEO of LocateAI
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About Entrepreneurs Organization San Francisco, LocateAI, Streamline: LocateAI is using geospatial data and machine learning to transform the antiquated, $4T real estate industry.
CEO of L2C Inc.
Mike Mondelli is CEO and Co-founder of L2C, Inc. He focuses on Business and Product Development for L2C and is a thought leader in consumer credit scoring using alternative payment data. Mike has led the installation of L2C\’s family of risk and marketing scores for Fortune 500 clients through the development of innovative distribution agreements for L2C services through TransUnion and Equifax.
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About L2C Inc., Verdata: L2C is the nation’s leading provider of advanced consumer scoring and analytics solutions.
Founder & CEO of Prevailion
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About Prevailion: Prevailion is a compromise intelligence company on a mission to discover active compromises in your network and your partners at scale.
President & CEO of RapidMiner
Before joining RapidMiner, Peter advised growth companies disrupting established markets such as Attivio, BlogTalkRadio, Ektron, Infomatix, Novus, NOPSEC, Reonomy, SecurityScoreCard and others as co-founder of Mister Wolf & Associates. Previously, Peter served as Executive Vice President of TIBCO where he was responsible for the Analytics/Big Data, B2B, Cloud, CXM and SIEM product groups. Peter joined TIBCO when it acquired DataSynapse, where he served as CEO and co-founder. Peter began his career as a strategy consultant for Deloitte International and as an investment banker for J.P. Morgan & Co. Peter earned an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, an MA in International Affairs from The University of Pennsylvania and graduated AB cum laude from Harvard University. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Attivio and as an Independent Member of the Investment Committee of the Advanced Finance & Investment Group. He has previously served on the Boards of Ektron (acquired by Accel-KKR, merged with EpiServer) and Upwardly Global.
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About RapidMiner: RapidMiner builds a software platform for data science teams that unites data prep, machine learning, and predictive model deployment.
Founder & CEO of Litmus Automation
Vatsal Shah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Litmus Automation since July 2013, a startup with a vision of enabling things connectivity to business applications through an IoT platform ‘Loop’, a totally unexplored arena. Along with staying on toes with all tech movements in the valley, Vatsal plays several roles as a leader, engineer, strategist and always a learner. Previously, Vatsal has worked with Rockwell Automation as a Design Engineer, which became the cradle for this startup. Being a social enthusiast, Vatsal makes a point to attend events and meetups relating to opensource, M2M, connected solutions or Internet of Things. Vatsal earned his M.S. in Global Entrepreneurship from Em-Lyon (France), Zhejiang University (China) and Purdue University (USA) jointly and his B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Nirma University, India.
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About Litmus Automation: Litmus provides the solution to transform critical edge data into actionable intelligence that can power maintenance.
Founder & CEO of Arjuna Solutions
Adam Treiser is the Lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University.
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About Arjuna Solutions, The Johns Hopkins University: Arjuna Solutions is an advanced technology company based in Washington DC
Founder / CEO of Earnest Research
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About Earnest Research: Earnest Research transforms raw data into a source for business and investment professionals to make better decisions.
Co-Founder and CEO of 86 Repairs
Daniel Estrada is the co-founder and CEO of 86 Repairs, the repair and maintenance management platform built for the restaurant industry. He has over 20 years of experience in technical and leadership roles, including as a software engineer, project manager, consultant to startups and Fortune 500 companies, and as the practice head in a global digital consultancy. Daniel is a first generation American, multi-citizen, and speaks 3 languages.
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About 86 Repairs: 86 Repairs is a subscription service that optimizes and manages end-to-end equipment repair and maintenance for restaurant groups.
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
Co-Founder and CEO of Zira
Elhay Farkash is the CEO of Zira. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Lightapp Technologies.
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About Lightapp Technologies, Zira: Zira is a business automation platform that connects machines, people, and processes.
CEO & Co-Founder of Infer
Prior to founding Infer, Vik was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Sutter Hill Ventures (SHV), where he helped the firm identify new ideas as well as evaluate early stage investments. Before SHV, Vik helped create and architect Yahoo! BOSS, an open search platform that runs over 1 billion queries a month. At 24, MIT’s Technology Review listed him as one of the Top 35 under 35 Innovators for his contributions to search. He also worked at Google and Microsoft, both in research and products, helping ship Custom Search and XP SP2 Wireless. At MSR he worked with Turing Award winner Dr. Jim Gray, co-authoring a publication about the SkyServer. Vik has filed 13 patents in the areas of search, social networking, systems, and content optimization. Vik graduated with a Bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley in Computer Science.
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About Infer: Infer provides a predictive SaaS platform that helps businesses win more customers
CEO and Co-Founder of Swayable
James Slezak is Co-Founder and CEO of [Swayable](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/swayable). He was previously Vice President and Chief of Operations of NYT Global at [The New York Times](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/newyorktimes), a company that creates, collects, and distributes news, information, and entertainment through a daily newspaper and a website. Prior to those positions, he co-founded New Economy Lab and Peers.org. Slezak was also a project lead at McKinsey & Company as well as a partner of Purpose.com. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Experimental Physics from Cornell University.
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About Swayable, Tunism: Swayable is a data platform that predicts changes in consumer opinion and intentions
CEO and Co-Founder of DecisionNext
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About DecisionNext: DecisionNext is a predictive analytics platform that helps customers across industries make decisions and improve end-to-end performance.
Founder & CEO of Kaleidoscope
Greg Dehn is the Founder and CEO of Kaleidoscope. Most recently, he served as the Board Chair of Wilderness Inquiry, an organization dedicated to providing financial and guided support for wilderness experiences regardless of background or ability. Previously, he served as a Board Director of eLumen, and as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America. He has held numerous technology, service, product and general management roles with global organizations, including Boston Scientific, Medtronic, UnitedHealth Group and Target Corporation, and applies his energy today to creating access to education for others. He received a BA from Colorado College and MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. “As a first generation college student, my undergraduate and graduate education was made possible only by the generosity of others. The barriers to an education have only grown, and the impact on our best and brightest has never been greater. I founded Kaleidoscope to eliminate these same financial barriers for those with the will to learn, and to light the path of their journey, supporting them along the way.”
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About Kaleidoscope: Kaleidoscope designs, administers, and hosts branded scholarship and grant programs on a cloud-based marketplace.
CEO of Project Rōnin
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About Project Rōnin: Project Rōnin is a cancer intelligence software provides oncologists with real-time data to create the best treatment plans.