Managing Partner, Wocketfone
Experienced Technology Product Executive with over 20 years in High Technology/Mobile/Digital IoT world. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall scale of operational execution. Consistently saved costs while increasing profits and building great teams. Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to capture voice-of-customer while balancing product direction.
His primary experience is in wireless, applications, mobile payments and cloud architecture for both startups and large companies. He has entrepreneurial experience from both, founding or running venture-backed startups, as well as senior management positions (Intel, Nokia, Seven Networks).
He has deep working knowledge in the following: Internet of Things, Mobile Applications, Mobile Payments, Digital Media, Scalable Cloud based delivery platforms for the Enterprise and Social + Messaging solutions.
Currently he his working on products and strategy for the Internet of Things.
Engineering Leader, Netflix
Managing Partner & COO, Alchemist Accelerator
Software Engineer, NIO
Senior Associate, Unusual Ventures
Megan was born and raised in Montgomery, AL. She earned her BA in Sociology from Clark Atlanta University and an MA in Sociology from the University of Houston. She began working in nonprofit to use her research background to help create better metrics to more efficiently measure outcomes and impact. Prior to her MBA, she worked as the Program Director for All Stars Helping Kids. In this role, she managed All Stars’ nonprofit incubator program in which new nonprofits were given funding and support with board governance, fundraising and programming. Now in her second year at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Megan is translating her love for incubating & accelerating nonprofits into a more business-focused path to support high-growth startups through venture capital. She has held investment internships at Omidyar Network, Foundation Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Megan is also a Co-President of Stanford’s Black Business Student Association and founded a venture capital blog, A Black Girl in Venture.
VP of Product, Pure Storage
Meghna is a business-focused product leader with a strong engineering background and demonstrated ability to build world-class products from the ground up. Over the past 16 years, she has led innovative SaaS and mobile products in early stage startup as well as large corporate environments. Her compulsive customer-focus and strong people skills enable her to consistently deliver products that delight users while accelerating growth. A hands-on leader, she is equally comfortable being the sole product manager or leading large teams with 25+ product managers.
Hyperledger Fabric Open Source Developer, IBM
Swetha Repakula is currently a software engineer at IBM’s Open Technologies and a member of the Technical Steering Committee at Hyperledger. For the last two years, she has been working on Hyperledger Fabric, specifically on its EVM integration. Previously she was a full time open source contributor for Cloud Foundry. Working as a CF committer, she had the opportunity to directly work with engineers from different companies and witness how corporations can come together and effectively cooperate to contribute to open source technology. She is found at many open source conferences presenting on Hyperledger, Fabric and the EVM integration.
Managing Partner, Acceleprise
Whitney Sales is a business leader with over ten years of sales experience, and yes, in a twist of a self-fulfilling prophecy, Sales is her actual surname. It has served her well - Whitney has transitioned from leading sales organizations to consulting on how to build successful sales teams and get products to market faster for startups, early-stage stealth organizations, and enterprises.
Early in her sales career, Whitney helped four companies gain entry to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, including LoopNet, Joby, Meltwater, and SpringAhead. At LoopNet, she launched her first two products, one of which hit its annual target in only three months. At Joby, Whitney helped the company scale from a couple hundred thousand in revenue to $9M in a year. Having launched dozens of products, Whitney began researching, developing, and applying her process-driven approach, The Sales Method. The Sales Method is Whitney’s winning analytical process that looks at Sales-Market fit and Sales-Marketing blend to appeal to a target market’s buying process, and ultimately helps companies scale to market faster.
A native Californian, Whitney has been in the Bay Area for over a decade. She shares her deep sales knowledge as a general partner at Acceleprise Ventures and mentor for Stanford University’s StartX and Alchemist Accelerator. When not at work, Whitney can be found studying neuroscience and sociology, traveling the world, enjoying a yoga class or creating interactive art experiences.
Head AI Business and Strategy, Tech Mahindra
Head of AI Business Development and Strategy. With more than 15 years of experience, Rahul has held roles across investment, sales, corporate strategy and software development. He has Masters in Computer Science and an MBA