Event speakers

Bill McDermott
Bill McDermott
Chairman & CEO
ServiceNow

Bill McDermott is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ServiceNow – the company with the fastest organic growth in the history of enterprise software. Since Bill joined in late 2019, ServiceNow has more than doubled full-year revenues, while landing for the first time on the Fortune 500 list.

Before ServiceNow, he was CEO of SAP, the largest European software company. During his tenure, SAP's market value increased from $39 billion to $163 billion. Author of the National Bestseller, Winners Dream, Bill is known for his relentless focus on customer relationships. He is one of the most admired leaders in business, with a successful career spanning iconic brands such as Xerox, Gartner, and Siebel Systems.

Currently, Bill serves on the boards of directors of Zoom and Fisker Inc.

Having led through multiple phases of AI innovation, Bill has inspired ServiceNow to embed intelligence across every workflow, while partnering with industry visionaries to accelerate their path towards digital business. Under his leadership, ServiceNow has become the intelligent platform for end-to-end digital transformation – connecting people, process, data, and devices into one platform, with one architecture, and one data model.

Bill also united all 21,000+ ServiceNow employees under one aspiration: to become the Defining Enterprise Software Company of the 21st century. The company’s hungry and humble culture has been recognized on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies, and Glassdoor Best Places to Work lists.


Yossi Cohen
Yossi Cohen
President & CEO
Ericsson North America

Yossi Cohen leads the Market Area North America - an organization of approximately 11,000 employees - in serving Ericsson’s customers in the United States and Canada with industry-leading technology and services.

Prior to this position, he served as the head of strategy, technology, marketing and business development for Ericsson North America from June 2020 to January 2024. In this role, he oversaw multiple C-level positions including the chief strategy officer, chief technology officer, and chief marketing officer, in addition to managing global hyper-scaler business and business development initiatives.

Cohen's journey with Ericsson also includes roles such as the head of customer unit Verizon in New Jersey, USA (August 2016 to June 2020), the global head of radio sales and business management in Stockholm, Sweden (September 2015 to August 2016), and head of global customer unit Softbank, based in Tokyo, Japan (July 2009 to August 2015). His earlier positions at Ericsson encompassed roles such as Key Account Manager for Bezeq/Pelephone and CTO for Ericsson Israel.

Prior to his tenure at Ericsson, Cohen's experience includes roles in a telecommunications technology-centric startup, as well as a mobile operator.

Apart from his responsibilities at Ericsson, Cohen has board member experience, and he's served as a board member for MediaKind Inc. since 2019.

Cohen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of West London and a diploma in Electronic Technical Engineering from the Mosenson Elite Academy, Israel. He is also an alumnus of the advanced executive program at the prestigious D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University.


Denise Dresser
Denise Dresser
Chief Executive Officer
Slack

Denise Dresser is the CEO of Slack. For over 20 years, Denise has spearheaded business transformations within many of the world’s largest and most innovative companies.

At Slack and as a part of Salesforce, Denise leads the team of Slack technologists, product innovators, marketers, communicators, and customer success professionals who are grounded in Slack’s mission to make people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

Denise previously served as President of Accelerated Industries Sales at Salesforce, leading the distribution and go-to-market strategy for some of Salesforce’s most strategic accounts and for the company’s industry-leading cloud solutions. Prior to Salesforce, she was a sales leader at Oracle.

Denise graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a member of the Ad Council Board of Directors, a passionate mentor to future women leaders and top talent, and the executive sponsor for ALSForce, a Salesforce equality group focused on raising awareness about ALS. Denise is based in San Francisco and is the mom to two amazing teenage boys.


Jinman Han
Jinman Han
President
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Jinman Han serves as president of Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. and the corporate EVP of Samsung Electronics, responsible for Samsung's U.S. semiconductor business, which includes Memory, Foundry, System LSI, and LED in the U.S.


Alex Cho
Alex Cho
President, Personal Systems
HP Inc.

Alex Cho is the president of the Personal Systems business at HP. As head of the $35 billion business, he leads a global technology portfolio spanning PCs, displays and accessories, services, software and immersive computing.

Over the course of his career, Alex has led HP’s LaserJet Supplies and Installed Base business globally; driving strategy, development and execution for the multi-billion-dollar printing supplies category. He has also served as VP for LaserJet Printers and Supplies in the Americas region, and worked in Europe managing HP’s Software Management Services category.

Alex holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering and Industrial Management from Stanford University.


Mike Fitz
Mike Fitz
VP, Solution Sales
T-Mobile for Business

Michael Fitz is Vice President, Solution Sales, within T-Mobile for Business. The Solution Sales organization consists of sales specialists selling 5G Solutions, Fixed Wireless, Private Networks, Mobile Edge Compute, IoT, Collaboration, and Security Solutions. The Solution Sales team sells into all T-Mobile for Business customer segments and has a national scope. Prior to his current position, Mr. Fitz served as Vice President of Global Wireline and Strategic Accounts within T-Mobile for Business. The Strategic Accounts segment represents T-Mobile’s largest business customers. At the same time, Mr. Fitz served as T-Mobile’s (and formerly Sprint’s) general manager of the Global Wireline business 2016-2022, culminating in the planned sale of the business unit to Cogent. Mr. Fitz has been with T-Mobile 28 years (Sprint prior to 2020), spanning various B2B roles across customer service, strategy, sales engineering, and product management. He has been awarded annual executive leadership awards and received industry awards including Fierce Telecom’s “Rising Star of Wireline”. Prior to T-Mobile, Mr. Fitz worked at GE in Network and Data Security roles after completing GE’s prestigious Information Systems Management Program. Mr. Fitz was awarded his MBA from the University of Maryland and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Bucknell University. Mr. Fitz serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Safe Place, a nationwide non-profit serving runaway and homeless youth. He and his family reside in Leesburg, Virginia.


Sanjay Poonen
Sanjay Poonen
Chief Executive Officer
Cohesity

As Chief Executive Officer and President, Sanjay Poonen leads Cohesity in its mission to radically simplify how organizations manage their data and unlock limitless value. Sanjay is a proven business executive with over 25 years of experience in scaling multi-billion-dollar businesses and building strong teams. Most recently, Sanjay was COO at VMware, where he oversaw sales, marketing, services and alliances, doubling VMware from approximately $6B to $12B in revenue. Poonen played a vital role in architecting multiple successful cloud partnerships, including AWS, Microsoft, Google, and Oracle. He also led the company’s security and end-user computing businesses, including the acquisition of AirWatch and Carbon Black. Prior to VMware, Poonen served as President of SAP where he led SAP’s Applications, Industries and Platform teams, serving in engineering and sales roles that helped double SAP from approximately $10B to $20B in revenue. He began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft and Apple. Sanjay has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated a Baker Scholar which designates his position in the top 5% of his graduating class, a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, math and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Sanjay holds two patents. Poonen serves on the Supervisory Board of Philips, and Board of Snyk.


Scott Tease
Scott Tease
Vice President, GM of HPC and AI Infrastructure Solutions Group
Lenovo

Scott is the GM of Lenovo’s AI and HPC businesses, and the lead executive for environmental and sustainability efforts. He has been with Lenovo since October 2014 following the acquisition of IBM’s System x team. Prior to this, he spent fourteen years as a member of the IBM System x Executive Team. At Lenovo, he and his team are responsible for end-to-end AI and HPC strategies - focused on leadership in the mid-market and strong presence in the TOP500. Scott is responsible for Lenovo’s Artificial Intelligence strategy – focusing on enabling clients with the best AI technology available based on open partnership and open source. His goal in this area is to deliver Responsible AI that is easy to consume for customers across nearly all industries. Scott is from Raleigh, North Carolina USA. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University and has a degree in Chemistry.


Jonathan Barouch
Jonathan Barouch
CEO & Founder
Local Measure

Jonathan Barouch is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of customer service technology business Local Measure and is one of Australia’s most respected tech sector entrepreneurs.

Local Measure is a customer service technology company founded in 2014. Its flagship product is Engage, an intelligent contact center platform that uses Generative AI to create personalized customer experiences. Its clients are across Oceania, Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and Africa, and include the world’s largest travel, hospitality, retail, financial services, and telecommunications businesses.

Jonathan founded Fast Flowers, an Australian e-commerce company, at the age of 17. He has completed multiple degrees, including a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours in Economics, a Masters in International Relations, and a Masters of Commerce. He has also completed a Company Director’s Diploma and served on multiple not-for-profit boards, including the Sydney Story Factory.

Jonathan currently resides in Sydney with his family.


Todd Brady
Todd Brady
Chief Sustainability Officer
Intel Corporation

Todd Brady is the chief sustainability officer for Intel Corporation, and the VP of community relations and sustainable operations. As Chief Sustainability Officer, he leads Intel’s global sustainability initiatives including climate, energy, water, green buildings and circular economy. Currently, Todd’s organization is focused on achieving Intel’s ambitious 2030 sustainability goals and the commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in Intel’s global operations by 2040. Todd’s community relations teams oversee local stakeholder engagement, community relations, corporate volunteerism and sustainability at the company's major manufacturing and office locations around the globe. These locations include Arizona, California, New Mexico, Ohio, and Oregon in the United States, as well as China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Israel, Ireland, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

During his 25+ year career at Intel, Todd has represented the company in numerous public forums and led industry-wide initiatives in national and international committees. He has authored several papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings on a variety of sustainability topics. He was recognized with a lifetime achievement award by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) and has been named by Scientific American as one of ten outstanding leaders involved in research, business or policy pursuits that have advanced science and technology, and one of the world’s top 20 sustainability leaders by Sustainability Magazine.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Gilbert Arizona with his family, and in his spare time can be found running or biking the streets and trails of the Grand Canyon state.


David Dixon
David Dixon
Co-CEO
Solidigm

Dave is the co-chief executive officer of Solidigm and a member of the company's board of directors. Previously, he was SVP and GM of the Data Center Group at Solidigm leading the DCG engineering teams, along with strategic roadmap planning and product marketing. The DCG team has been a leader in the Data Center SSD business since the beginning of the solid-state transition starting in 2008, first at Intel and then at Solidigm. Prior to Solidigm, Dave was at Intel for 28 years in various engineering and business leadership positions. As Intel VP, Dave most recently led SSD engineering, NAND Flash memory, and Optane memory product development. Earlier in his career, Dave was an engineer in various NAND Flash, NOR Flash and CPU product engineering disciplines.


Sassine Ghazi
Sassine Ghazi
President & CEO
Synopsys

Sassine Ghazi is the president and chief executive officer of Synopsys and serves on the company’s board of directors. Named CEO in January 2024, Ghazi has held several leadership roles at Synopsys across applications engineering, product development, sales and operations.

Known for his deep customer relationships and passion for innovation, Ghazi has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth during his tenure. Most recently as chief operating officer and president he steered Synopsys through record revenue growth and profitability by driving ambitious business strategies and fostering a culture of relentless customer focus and execution excellence. 

Previously, Ghazi led the EDA Design group, overseeing all digital and custom products that make up the company's largest business. In that role, he spearheaded the launch of several groundbreaking solutions, including the flagship Fusion Design PlatformTM, Synopsys.ai which is the industry’s first AI-driven EDA solution, multi-die packaging, and the SiliconMAX™ Silicon Lifecycle Management Platform, all bolstering the company’s technological leadership and revenue expansion.

Before joining Synopsys in 1998 as an applications engineer, Ghazi began his career as a design engineer at Intel.

Ghazi earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Lebanese American University, a B.S.E.E. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Tennessee.


Seshu Madhavapeddy
Seshu Madhavapeddy
Founder & CEO
Frore Systems

Dr. Seshu Madhavapeddy is the co-founder of Frore Systems. He is a repeat entrepreneur who has scaled two startups, Spatial Wireless and Sipera Systems from founding to revenues to successful exit. Seshu has also held key leadership roles in Qualcomm, Samsung and Texas Instruments. Most recently, he was the VP/GM of Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor business, which he built from demo stage into a highly successful business. Seshu has a Bachelors of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Texas at Dallas.


Greg Matson
Greg Matson
SVP, Head of Strategic Planning & Marketing
Solidigm

Greg leads the roadmap and product strategy, as well as global marketing, for Solidigm. Prior to his role at Solidigm, Greg lead strategic planning and marketing for the data center SSD business at Intel and was instrumental in developing and implementing the growth strategies and business plans which transformed Intel into a global leader in SSDs. Over 20 years, Greg defined and/or launched dozens of Intel NOR and NAND flash memory products into the mobile, embedded, and data center market segments, including many industry-first innovations such as the ED-SFF form factor, high capacity QLC SSDs, and Optane SSDs. He also served as VP Marketing for Avalanche technology, where he defined the foundational business plan and the company’s first STT-MRAM products in addition to raising significant venture capital.
 


Lonnie Mundell
Lonnie Mundell
VP of Sales, Automotive Memory
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Lonnie Mundell serves as VP of Automotive Memory Sales at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., responsible for leading the automotive business in the Americas region. With nearly three decades of sales and marketing experience in the automotive semiconductor industry, Lonnie brings extensive expertise and strategic vision to Samsung. He joined the company in 2022 to drive Samsung’s memory leadership into the rapidly expanding automotive market. Prior to Samsung, Lonnie served as VP of Automotive Sales, Americas at Infineon Technologies. Lonnie holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.


Akash Palkhiwala
Akash Palkhiwala
CFO & COO
Qualcomm, Incorporated

Akash Palkhiwala serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Palkhiwala leads finance, investor relations, global go-to-market teams, and IT. Palkhiwala also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.

Previously, Palkhiwala served as Chief Financial officer since 2019. Prior to that, Palkhiwala served as Senior Vice President and finance lead for QCT, Qualcomm’s semiconductor business, with responsibility for all chipset products including Handsets, Automotive, and IoT.


Ciricia Proulx
Ciricia Proulx
Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
Ericsson North America

Ciricia Proulx is the chief marketing officer for Ericsson North America. In this role, she is responsible for leading the marketing and communications strategy to support business objectives in the United States and Canada. Proulx joined Ericsson in 2021 from Facebook, where she was head of marketing for Facebook Connectivity. Previously she held a variety of leadership positions over 15 years at Intel, most recently serving as director of technology leadership marketing focused on 5G, Cloud, Edge, AI, and Network Transformation. She has more than 20 years of marketing experience. Proulx holds a degree in English from Concordia University in Montreal.


Carla Rodriguez
Carla Rodriguez
Vice President, GM Client Software Ecosystem Enabling
Intel

Carla Rodríguez leads the Client Software Enabling organization, chartered with partnering across the SW ecosystem to optimize applications to run best on Intel platforms. In addition, Carla’s team works closely with ISVs to integrate key Intel technologies to improve end user and ITDM experiences across productivity, security, manageability and creator usages. In addition, Carla has held numerous roles in finance during her 18-year career with Intel.

Carla completed her MBA from Thunderbird and served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania. She was awarded the Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers award from the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) for her leadership capabilities in demonstrating a commitment to the Latinx community. In May 2021, Carla was named one of the Power 100 Women of the Channel by CRN and in October 2023 was named a top 100 technology leader within the United States by HITEC.

Carla lives in Portland, Oregon and outside of work spends her time as a busy mom of two girls and together with her husband, runs a boutique winery and vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.


Cisco Sanchez
Cisco Sanchez
SVP & Chief Information Officer
Qualcomm, Incorporated

Cisco Sanchez is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Qualcomm Incorporated. As the leader of Qualcomm’s global IT organization, Cisco is responsible for leading the strategic direction for IT infrastructure, Information Security & Risk Management, Cyber Resiliency, Enterprise Applications, and End User Productivity solutions. Cisco is also responsible for driving large scale Pre-Silicon, Post Silicon and Enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives improving Qualcomm’s agility, leverage, efficiency and security. He collaborates with the executive and business unit leadership and focuses on enabling forward-looking innovative technology solutions to achieve Qualcomm’s vision and deliver strategic value.


Dale "Dr. Z." Zabriskie
Dale "Dr. Z." Zabriskie
Americas Field CISO
Cohesity

In his 20-year cybersecurity career, Dr. Z has advised major health care, public sector, finance, retail, entertainment and manufacturing organizations in over fifty countries. He has also been a popular moderator and participant in numerous industry panels. His expertise is supported by career experience in information technology, regulatory compliance, research and development, marketing and sales.

Before joining Cohesity, Dr. Z was an evangelist with Symantec for over 16 years. Prior companies include Proofpoint, Veritas, SunGard and IBM.


Amanda Silver
Amanda Silver
CVP, Developer Division
Microsoft Azure

Amanda Silver is the Corporate VP and Head of Product for Microsoft's Developer Division, whose mission is to empower developers and their teams to achieve more. It includes our developer tools, runtimes, and services; the developer experience for Azure; our Azure Application Development PaaS and serverless offerings; Azure DevOps; the Open Source Programs Office, and Microsoft’s first-party Engineering Systems team. Her focus on customer-driven engineering with a tight digital feedback loop has fueled culture change at Microsoft. She championed customer-focused innovations like Visual Studio Live Share and IntelliCode, which have transformed how developers and teams build and collaborate worldwide. She’s also played a major part in the introduction of Microsoft’s open source products, having led the TypeScript and Visual Studio Code launches, and in the acquisitions of Xamarin and GitHub. Unleashing the creativity of all developers is her personal mission.


Anil Nanduri
Anil Nanduri
Vice president, Head of Intel AI Acceleration Office -- General manager, Data Center AI Category, Intel Sales and Marketing
Intel Corp

Anil Nanduri serves as the vice president and head of the Intel AI Acceleration Office, focusing on advancing the company's artificial intelligence initiatives by supporting the CEO in fostering a cohesive, company-wide focus on AI execution and growth. He is also the general manager of the Data Center AI Category within the Sales and Marketing Group, spearheading the expansion and business development for GPUs and accelerators in the fast-growing markets of AI and High-Performance Computing (HPC).

With over 25 years at Intel, Nanduri has held various leadership roles in chip design, product development, product management, and market strategy across numerous strategic growth initiatives. He was part of the leadership team in the establishment of Intel's graphics business. Prior to this, he successfully led Intel's drone division, creating a profitable enterprise from the ground up, which included the development of large-scale drone light show swarms and commercial drone solutions. His efforts were instrumental in bringing the Intel® RealSense™ technology to the marketplace, establishing and expanding the netbook category, and facilitating the widespread adoption of Intel® Centrino® Mobile Technology for PCs.

Nanduri, who has served on the NASA Advisory Committee, holds three patents and has earned three Intel Achievement Awards for his contributions.
 


Molly Presley
Molly Presley
CMO
Hammerspace

Molly is the SVP of Global Marketing at Hammerspace. She is also the host of the Data Unchained podcast, co-author of Data Orchestration for Dummies and Hyperscale NAS for Dummies, and a board member of Women in HPC. Molly brings over 15 years of product and revenue growth leadership experience to the Hammerspace team. Molly has led the product and marketing organizations at fast growth, innovators such as Pantheon Platform, Qumulo, Quantum Corporation, and DataDirect Networks (DDN). In these companies she was responsible for the go-to-market strategy for SaaS, hybrid cloud, and data center solutions across a range of data intensive verticals and use cases.


Sunny Madra
Sunny Madra
GM of Cloud
Groq

Sunny Madra, an experienced entrepreneur, that has a track record of successful exits for the startups he founded. These exits include the sales of Autonomic to Ford Xtreme Labs to Pivotal, an most recently Definitive Intelligence to Groq. Currently, Sunny is leading GroqCloud.


Mike Hulme
Mike Hulme
GM Application Innovation
Microsoft Azure

Mike Hulme is focused on helping businesses drive growth and innovation through intelligent applications powered by AI and data, built on modern app platforms and delivered from the cloud. In leading marketing for Digital and App Innovation at Microsoft, Mike is responsible for bringing to market generation-defining solutions that are shaping every business application, every customer interaction, every industry.

Prior to Microsoft, across more than 25 years, he has helped to drive strategies for market leading AI, Cloud, database and app development organizations. Along with leadership positions at Google Cloud and more than a decade at VMware, he has led strategic initiatives with AWS, Nvidia, Intel, Salesforce, Oracle and Dell Technologies.


Craig Orr
Craig Orr
VP of Marketing & Platforms
Intel Foundry

Craig Orr leads the IFS Strategic Marketing and Platforms, focusing on defining where we compete, the platforms/roadmaps we need to win, market intelligence (TAM/SAM/SOM, competitive analysis) and driving marketing communications in partnership with SMG.

Prior to joining Intel in 2021, Craig worked for Samsung Semiconductor for 11 years as the Head of Marketing and Product Planning for the U.S. foundry business. He helped drive the expansion beyond mobile customers and triple the revenue in the U.S. Before that, Craig was Head of Strategy for the Americas semiconductor businesses (Memory, System LSI, Display, and Foundry). Before coming to the U.S. Craig held multiple product planning, corporate development, and strategic planning positions in Samsung Semiconductor’s Korean headquarters, and also served as Chief of Staff to the President.

Craig’s biggest career achievements including growing 3 business from zero to multi-billion dollar run rates, playing a critical role in doubling Samsung’s memory revenue, and completing more than 50 corporate development deals spanning investment, M&A, and partnerships.

Craig has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Saginaw Valley State University


Nakul Duggal
Nakul Duggal
Group General Manager, Automotive, Industrial and Cloud
Qualcomm, Incorporated

Nakul Duggal serves as Group General Manager of Automotive, Industrial and Cloud, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, Duggal is responsible for leading our Automotive, Industrial & Embedded IOT, and Cloud Computing Business Units globally with direct responsibility for P&L, product roadmap and execution, customer partnerships, growth and acquisitions strategy, and related end-to-end functions. 

Duggal and his team have led our Automotive product and business strategy since its inception in 2011, creating the Snapdragon Digital Chassis which includes our semiconductor, software and services portfolio across Connectivity, Cockpit and Driver Assistance / Automated Driving (ADAS/AD) domains and built Qualcomm’s automotive design-win pipeline through strategic partnerships with most major automakers and Tier-1 suppliers worldwide.  In 2021, Duggal successfully led the acquisition of Arriver, an ADAS/AD stack subsidiary of Veoneer, a Swedish Tier-1 supplier which is now integrated into Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Ride platform.  Under his leadership, the Automotive business is now focused on our expansion into Smart Transportation and Mobility segments, Autonomous Driving, and the realization of the Software Defined Vehicle.

Duggal is also responsible for Qualcomm’s Industrial & Embedded IOT business where he and his team drive market-leading Connectivity Solutions, focus on driving adoption of developer-oriented Snapdragon platforms and enablement of Aware SaaS capabilities.  As part of our Cloud initiatives, he focuses on offering our AI inference solutions that range from Natural Language Processing, Gen AI for Large Language & Vision Models, Driver Assistance data reprocessing and Computer Vision based image classification and object detection to Cloud Service Providers as well as Enterprises. 

Duggal joined Qualcomm in 1995 in the company’s commercial base station and infrastructure business.  Over his career, he has held several engineering and management positions in the development and commercialization of Qualcomm’s wireless and application processor technologies, products, and industry initiatives across mobile, satellite systems, network engineering, handset distribution and machine-to-machine business segments.

Duggal holds a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering degree from M.S. University, India and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. 


Keith Kressin
Keith Kressin
CEO
MemryX

Keith Kressin has over 25 years of leadership experience in the semiconductor industry including over 13 years at Qualcomm as the SVP/GM. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Intel and four years at Texas Instruments. Keith has extensive expertise in product management, silicon roadmaps, strategic planning, and semiconductor technologies. Keith has been leading MemryX, a startup founded at the University of Michigan, as CEO since late 2021.


Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
CEO and Founder
Groq

Jonathan Ross is the CEO and founder of Groq® Inc. Groq is the creator of the world’s first Language Processing Unit (LPU™), providing exceptional speed performance for AI workloads running on their LPU Inference Engine. Prior to Groq, Jonathan began what became Google’s Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) as a 20% project where he designed and implemented the core elements of the first-generation TPU chip. Jonathan next joined Google X’s Rapid Eval Team, the initial stage of the famed “Moonshots Factory”, where he devised and incubated new Bets (Units) for Google’s parent company, Alphabet.


Matt Wood
Matt Wood
Vice President of Artificial Intelligence Products
AWS

Matt is the Vice President of Artificial Intelligence products at AWS. In this role, he works closely with customers, partners, and internal AWS teams to drive effective use of AI across every industry. Matt has been at Amazon for 14 years, and has worked across the cloud business (including helping to launch Lambda, Kinesis, SageMaker, DeepRacer, Athena, and EMR), with a special focus on data, analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. His passion is working with AWS customers (such as the NFL, Cerner, Intuit, Pinterest, GE, FINRA, Celgene, and NASA) to bring their ideas to life. Before joining Amazon, Matt attended medical school in the UK, completed a PhD in machine learning, and was post-doctoral fellow at Cornell University.


Thomas Scheibe
Thomas Scheibe
Vice President Product and Business Development in the Network and Edge Cloud Connectivity Group
Intel

Thomas is VP Product and Business Marketing in NCCG , responsible for defining and selling innovative connectivity solutions for cloud centric deployments, optimized for performance, security, and TCO.

In his previous role, Thomas was Vice President, Product Management, for Cisco’s Data Center Networking business group. He led the consolidation and growth of the Nexus portfolio into a multi-billion business with a large recurring software component. Thomas has 25 years of experience in the networking industry working with cloud providers, enterprise customers, and partners in various roles for Cisco, Juniper, and Insieme Networks. His main areas of expertise are the datacenter and optical interconnect technologies. In the past, Thomas served on the Board of Directors of The Ethernet Alliance., was a Board Observer at Innovium (acquired by Marvell), and a Board of Directors member for the Inspur-Cisco JV. Thomas is a frequent speaker at data center industry events and published blogs on technology trends. Before his first stint at Cisco, Thomas started his career in Germany working as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Thomas holds an MSEE from the Technical University Chemnitz (Germany) and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley.
 


Syona Sarma
Syona Sarma
Senior Director, Hardware Engineering
Cloudflare

Syona Sarma is the Senior Director, Head of Hardware Systems at Cloudflare, where she oversees the engineering team that builds Cloudflare's infrastructure. Since joining Cloudflare in 2022, she leads the design of the next generation servers that all of Cloudflare's services run on, and has spearheaded the introduction of specialized accelerators on the edge, enabling the launch of Cloudflare's inference-as-a-service product, Workers AI . Before coming to Cloudflare, Syona was at Intel where she started her career in CPU design, and held several different roles in hardware, product and business development in Cloud Computing.

She holds a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, and a business degree from University of Washington.


Andy O'Dower
Andy O'Dower
Vice President - Product, Voice & Video
Twilio

Andy is the VP of Product at Twilio Voice & Video, where he assists customers in building the next generation of customer engagement solutions. Andy possesses a rich blend of entrepreneurial, technical, and business expertise. He has founded and scaled platforms, as well as B2B SaaS and B2C products, serving thousands of customers and millions of consumers at companies like Wowza, Snapsheet, and Curiosity.


Kevin Niparko
Kevin Niparko
VP of Product, Twilio Segment
Twilio

Kevin Niparko is the VP of Product for Twilio Segment CDP. He joined Segment in 2015 to lead Growth & Analytics, before helping form Segment’s Product Management org. He’s led a variety of Twilio Segment’s products over the years, from Connections, Cloud Sources & ETL, and Profiles.


Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D
Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D
Senior Vice President, Product Management and Growth, IBM Software
IBM

Kareem Yusuf leads product management and growth for IBM’s software portfolio. His focus includes product strategy and roadmap, customer acquisition, expansion, retention based on compelling product experiences, and market perception and sentiment. He also leads IBM’s sustainability initiative, including the company’s technology point of view and corporate environmental affairs.

Kareem has been with IBM for over 24 years and has held senior leadership positions in a variety of disciplines across the company including offering management, software development, SaaS operations, mergers & acquisitions, and field technical sales.

He has a Ph.D from the University of Leeds, focused on Decision Support Systems for Civil Engineering construction. He maintains an active interest in all things technical, with a particular interest in digital media and programming languages. He is a TED Speaker and also the author of “Enterprise Messaging Using JMS and IBM WebSphere.”


Mala Pillutla
Mala Pillutla
GVP, Global Observability Strategists
Splunk

Mala is the GVP of Observability at Splunk leading Global Observability GTM Strategy and Specialists organization that is responsible for go-to-market strategy, incubation to scale growth strategies and execution with a goal of helping customers solve their complex Observability challenges. Mala is passionate about building, leading and scaling high value creation teams/organizations aligned to driving customer success. Prior to Splunk, Mala was a global director at ServiceNow focused on launching new GTM for their performance analytics and low code/no code solutions. Mala holds an M.B.A. in management information systems from Seton Hall University.


Patrick Lin
Patrick Lin
SVP, GM Observability
Splunk

Patrick Lin is currently the SVP, GM of Observability at Splunk. He joined Splunk through the acquisition of SignalFx in 2019, where he was the Chief Product Officer. Prior to SignalFx, Patrick held a variety of PM leadership roles, including VP Product Management at VMware, the pioneer in x86 virtualization software. He started his career with Bain & Company, a strategic management consulting firm, and holds an MBA from INSEAD, and MS, BS and BA degrees in Electrical Engineering and East Asian Studies from Stanford University.
 


Mike Russo
Mike Russo
President & CEO
National Institute for Industry and Career Advancement

Michael Russo is the President and CEO of the National Institute for Innovation and Technology a 501(c)(3) with a mission to identify roadblocks to innovation in strategic industry sectors and ensure they are eliminated. Under his leadership, the Institute is responsible for executing the strategy to develop the nation’s talent pipeline for tech-based industries and advanced manufacturing with a major focus on the semiconductor sector and nanotechnology related industries.

Prior to the Institute, Russo served for more than a decade in senior leadership positions in the semiconductor industry in policy development, government affairs and the development and execution of strategies to support infrastructure and workforce development.

Russo has also served as a private sector advisor to the U.S. government in the areas of manufacturing and industrial base policy and lead the private sector advisory group for the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation Institute (now Manufacturing USA) under the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) and was recently named as a member of the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships. Russo has also served as a senior staffer in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

With more than three decades of experience in manufacturing, Russo is a subject matter expert in skills-based learning and has extensive experience in workforce and organizational development, supply chain innovation and security, and infrastructure development.


David Dalling
David Dalling
Group Vice President, Global Security Strategist
Splunk

David Dalling assumes the prestigious role of Global Vice President and Global Cyber Strategist at Splunk, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise in information security and IT operations. With over 15 years of dedicated service in the field, David has established himself as a subject matter expert, renowned for his unparalleled insight and strategic acumen. Throughout his career, David has played a vital role in shaping the landscape of information security, spearheading initiatives to define and develop IT security policies and procedures. His expertise extends to conducting comprehensive security risk assessments, managing security engineering and architecture teams, and leading security operations centers with precision and efficiency.


Sachin Gupta
Sachin Gupta
VP/GM, Infrastructure and Solutions Group (ISG)
Google Cloud

Sachin Gupta is the Vice President and General Manager of Infrastructure and Solutions Group (ISG) at Google Cloud. Having joined Google in 2020, Sachin brings together Product and Engineering for Storage, Networking, Google Distributed Cloud and Telco, and Product teams for Reliability and Global Expansion.

Through a deep understanding of enterprise and cloud-first customers, Sachin has a 20+ year track record of building solid teams and creating innovative products and services. Before joining Google, Sachin worked at Cisco for 23 years, where he served as SVP for Enterprise Networking. Within his teams, Sachin has been a long-time champion of customer focus and an inclusive team culture. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Wharton.
 


Mark Molyneux
Mark Molyneux
EMEA CTO
Cohesity

Mark is an experienced industry veteran based in London, who brings almost 30 years of relevant experience working for leading information technology (IT) and communications companies as well as global financial institutions.

As the EMEA CTO, Mark is responsible for translating the requirements of larger customers on their hybrid cloud journey to the vision and value propositions of the next-gen data management platform from Cohesity. Mark will focus on the top-tier customers and partners in EMEA and gather feedback to better align the product and solution strategy with the customers’ needs.

Prior to joining us at Cohesity, Mark was UK Business Development CTO at Dell Technologies, leading hybrid and multi-cloud conversations in the UK. Mark joined Dell Technologies in 2019, following more than twelve years at Barclays where he held the position of Director of Group Storage, Virtualisation and Public Cloud. His professional background provided him valuable insights into the customer decision-making cycle, paired with an understanding of his customers’ financial and budgetary considerations.
 


Mark Mader
Mark Mader
President and CEO
Smartsheet

Mark Mader is President and CEO of Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), a global SaaS platform that helps the world’s leading businesses, including 85% of the Fortune 500, manage and scale projects, programs, and processes.

With over 25 years experience, Mader is a recognized leader in technology, having been named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology for the Pacific Northwest. He serves as a board member of ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI) and of the University of Washington Information School. He also serves as a member of the New York Stock Exchange’s Listed Companies Advisory Board.

A dual citizen of Germany and the United States, Mark has spent considerable time working and living abroad and applies that global perspective to understanding the unique needs and goals of our customers and partners. Mark is a graduate of Dartmouth College.


Devavrat Shah, PhD
Devavrat Shah, PhD
Co-Founder and CEO
Ikigai Labs

Devavrat successfully combines academia and entrepreneurship. He is a professor and a director of Statistics and Data Science Center at MIT. He co-founded Celect, a predictive analytics platform for retailers, which he sold to Nike. Devavrat holds a Bachelor and PhD in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology and Stanford University, respectively.


Robert Hormuth
Robert Hormuth
Corporate VP, Architecture and Strategy of the Data Center Solutions Group (DSG)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Robert Hormuth is Corporate Vice President, Architecture and Strategy of the Data Center Solutions Group (DSG) at AMD. Robert has 35 years in the computer industry, joining AMD in 2020 after 13 years with Dell where he was CTO of the Server Business unit, 8 years with Intel and 11 years at National Instruments. At AMD Robert is charged with creating a long-term system level vision for DSG and identify the technical requirements/implications to the DSG portfolio. Robert has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and currently holds 30+ patents.


Hassane El-Khoury
Hassane El-Khoury
President and Chief Executive Officer
onsemi

Hassane El-Khoury was elected as a director of ON Semiconductor Corporation and appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of onsemi and Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC in December 2020. Prior to joining onsemi, El-Khoury served most recently as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors at Cypress Semiconductor until its sale to Infineon in April 2020. He held various roles spanning business unit management, product development, applications engineering and business development during his thirteen years at Cypress.


Doug Merritt
Doug Merritt
CEO
Aviatrix

Doug Merritt is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Aviatrix. Most recently, Doug served as Splunk President and CEO from 2015 to 2021. During his tenure as CEO, Doug led the transformation of Splunk from an on premise, perpetual license software company with the equivalent of $220 million in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR), to a cloud-based SaaS company with ARR of $3.12 billion. In his first year at Splunk, Doug served as the Senior Vice President of Splunk’s go-to-market functions including sales, marketing, support, business development, partners, and other customer facing functions.

Prior to joining Splunk, Doug served as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Marketing at Cisco from 2012 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he served as CEO of Baynote, a behavioral personalization and marketing technology company. From 2005 to 2011, Doug served as President of Products and Technology as well as a number of other executive roles and as a member of the extended Executive Board at SAP A.G. Among other accomplishments, during his tenure at SAP, he and his team developed and launched the GRC set of solutions for SAP, growing from zero to over $800m in license sales over a five-year period. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the $1b+ in revenue Human Capital Management Product Division at PeopleSoft Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation) where he led the functional teams focused on engineering, product management and marketing, support and GTM overlay. He also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Icarian, Inc. (since acquired by Workstream Corp.), a cloud-based company, from 1996 to 2001. Doug holds a B.S. from The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.


Juergen Mueller
Juergen Mueller
Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Board
SAP

Juergen Mueller is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. He leads the Technology & Innovation Board area at SAP and has successfully established SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) as the platform for SAP and as an external business unit. SAP BTP brings together application development and automation, data management, analytics and planning, integration, and generative artificial intelligence capabilities into one unified environment optimized for SAP applications. 

In his mandate as CTO, he will prepare SAP for its accelerated Cloud growth. In addition to SAP BTP, he is responsible for architecture decisions and innovations across SAP as well as Business Transformation Management with SAP Signavio and LeanIX. Global security and Cloud compliance are also part of his responsibility.

Since joining SAP in 2013, Juergen has held distinct leadership roles, serving as the Head of the Innovation Center Network, Managing Director of SAP Labs Berlin, and SAP’s Chief Innovation Officer. In 2019, Juergen was appointed to the Executive Board of SAP SE as CTO, taking on responsibilities for SAP's platform and development unit.

Juergen holds a diploma in business informatics from the University of Goettingen, Germany, and holds a PhD with emphasis on new applications optimized for in-memory databases from the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany.

In 2020, Juergen was included on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and joined the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Digital Officers. 

https://www.sap.com/about/company/leadership/juergen-mueller.html


Robert Hays
Robert Hays
CEO
Atom Computing

Rob Hays is CEO & President of Atom Computing, a company building highly scalable, gate-based quantum computers with atomic arrays of optically trapped neutral atoms, empowering researchers and companies to achieve unprecedented breakthroughs. Rob has over 20 years of technology leadership, pushing the limits of computing performance and accelerating innovation. Rob was previously Chief Strategy Officer of Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions Group and, prior to that, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Xeon processor roadmaps.


Amir Bar-Niv
Amir Bar-Niv
Vice President, Marketing, Automotive
Marvell

Amir Bar-Niv is the Vice President of Marketing of the Automotive Business Unit at Marvell. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s automotive strategy and product roadmap.

Amir has more than 30 years of experience including executive roles in engineering and marketing in the Automotive and Communication semiconductor industries. Prior to his role at Marvell, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the High-Speed Interconnect group at TranSwitch Corporation (TXCC). Amir was Co-Founder of Mysticom, a provider of Multi-Gig Ethernet PHY products. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Automotive Marketing for Aquantia which was acquired by Marvell in 2019.

Amir is a Founder and President of the Network for Autonomous Vehicle (NAV) Industry Alliance and is the author of 14 granted patents.
 


Matt Kinsella
Matt Kinsella
CEO
Infleqtion

Matthew Kinsella is a seasoned venture capitalist with nearly two decades in the investment industry. He served on the Infleqtion Board of Directors for six years before transitioning to CEO in 2024. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, graduating summa cum laude and is also a board member of the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation and OneGoal.


Chris Koopmans
Chris Koopmans
Chief Operations Officer
Marvell

 

As Chief Operations Officer at Marvell, Chris Koopmans leads global operations, marketing, information technology, facilities and M&A integration. Prior to becoming COO, Chris served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Operations, where he led corporate transformation strategies and programs, in addition to global corporate marketing. Previously, he led Marvell’s Networking Business Group and Global Sales and Marketing.

Prior to joining Marvell in 2016, Chris served as Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider Platforms at Citrix Systems, where he drove the company’s strategy for the communications service-provider market. Chris joined Citrix with the acquisition of ByteMobile in 2012, a company he had co-founded and served as COO.

Chris earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering with Highest Honors from the University of Illinois, and was subsequently awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship under which he studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois. He has more than 10 patents issued to date.

https://www.marvell.com/company/leadership/chris-koopmans.html

 


Rami Rahim
Rami Rahim
Chief Executive Officer
Juniper Networks

Rami Rahim is Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Rahim was appointed CEO in November 2014.

Rahim began his Juniper career in early 1997, as employee No. 32, and worked as an engineer on Juniper's first breakthrough product, the M40 core router. Rahim has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Juniper, applying his engineering acumen to the design and development of Juniper's industry-leading product portfolio.

Rahim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He completed an intensive six-week executive program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Rahim is a named inventor on 20 U.S. Patents granted in networking technologies and is a member of IEEE.
 


Dan Adika
Dan Adika
CEO & Co-founder
WalkMe

Dan Adika co-founded WalkMe in 2011 with the vision of simplifying digital user experiences to make them effortless and efficient. Inspired by a mother’s experience struggling to navigate digital interfaces, he pioneered the world’s first Digital Adoption Platform, and has expanded it to thousands of enterprises globally. Prior to WalkMe, Dan was a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard and completed a 6-year tenure in the Israeli Army’s Elite Computing Unit with Honors. More recently, Dan was named one of the Top 100 Customer Success Strategists in Tech for his unique customer-centric approach to business growth.


Cassandra Garber
Cassandra Garber
Vice President, Corporate Sustainability & ESG
Dell Technologies

Cassandra has 20 years of experience building and leading global, enterprise-wide sustainability, ESG, marketing and communications programs and teams across a variety of industries. She currently serves as vice president of Corporate Sustainability & ESG for Dell Technologies, driving global ESG strategy and integration across the enterprise – from products and services to operations and stakeholder engagement. She oversees the global teams and activities leading sustainability, ESG reporting and operations, giving and volunteerism and Dell’s signature social innovation programs. She and her team are responsible for helping the company deliver on aggressive 2030 ESG goals and targets across four pillars - advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, transforming lives and upholding trust – as well as creating outsized impact in priority areas, including climate action, circular economy and digital inclusion.

Prior to joining Dell, Cassandra served as vice president of sustainability and ESG for McKesson, where she developed its first-ever sustainability and ESG department and led enterprise-wide strategy, program development, reporting and disclosures and stakeholder engagement. She also held global sustainability leadership roles at 3M and the Coca Cola Company and spent 10 years at General Electric in a variety of communications and marketing roles.


Gopi Sirineni
Gopi Sirineni
President & CEO
Axiado

Gopi Sirineni is a Silicon Valley veteran with four startups and over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, software and systems industries. As a senior executive, he has demonstrated exceptional skill at building highly efficient, cost-effective organizations, managing them in rapidly changing environments, and bringing industry-changing technologies to market.


Jeremy Barnes
Jeremy Barnes
Vice President, AI Product
ServiceNow

Jeremy Barnes is Vice President of Product, Platform AI, at ServiceNow. He was previously CTO and Chief Architect at Element AI (acquired by ServiceNow), where he worked on bringing AI research to the customer and built out the largest GPU infrastructure at a Canadian company. Before that he was co-founder, CTO and CEO at Datacratic (acquired by iPerceptions), an open platform for real-time personalization, and mldb.ai (acquired by Element AI), an open SQL database for machine learning. He began his career in AI in 2000 as co-founder and CTO at Idilia, a natural language processing company. His passion is to project the value of AI research out of universities into an industrial setting, and he has been fortunate to have played a role in the creation of the AI ecosystem in Canada and witnessed the beginnings of the deep learning revolution.


Laura Macdonald
Laura Macdonald
Chief Growth Officer
Hotwire

Laura Macdonald is Chief Growth Officer for Hotwire, leading the organization’s global business development, marketing and innovation teams, as well as consulting with top global technology clients including Palo Alto Networks, Samsung, Sony, Siemens and eBay. Under her leadership, Hotwire’s innovation team has launched a series of technology solutions from data-driven insights to measurement dashboards, and now its generative AI optimization service to allow clients to make faster, smarter decisions, delivering more impact from communications and marketing programs. Laura has a degree in Linguistics and Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.


Varun Chhabra
Varun Chhabra
Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Group and Telecom Marketing
Dell Technologies

Varun Chhabra is senior vice president of Infrastructure (ISG) and Telecom Marketing at Dell. He has been with Dell since 2015.

Prior to joining Dell, Varun worked at Microsoft, where he held a variety of product marketing roles supporting the Intelligent Cloud (Microsoft Azure and Windows Server) business, as well as at Oracle, where he was a software developer. Varun has an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Maulin Patel
Maulin Patel
Director of Product Management
Google Cloud

Maulin Patel is a Director of Product Manager at Google Cloud. Prior to his current role, he was a General Manager at GE and a Director at Philips Research. Maulin is a technology professional with an extensive track record of innovations and leadership in IoT, AI/ML, cloud, smart buildings, product development, standardizations, industry alliances and government contracts. He received the M.S. degree in Computer Science and the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas.


Harman Kaur
Harman Kaur
Vice President of AI
Tanium

Harman Kaur is Tanium's Vice President of AI, where she leads the vision, strategy, and execution of AI initiatives that enhance the capabilities and value of the company's endpoint security and management solutions. Harman has over 10 years of combined experience in the US Air Force and Tanium, where she developed a strong technical skillset, built high-performance teams and demonstrated leadership in challenging and dynamic environments.

Previously, she served as Tanium's Chief of Staff, working closely with the Executive Chairman, CEO and executive team to drive strategic growth, alignment and execution across the organization. She's held various roles in technical account management, where she managed and supported key accounts, delivered exceptional customer service, and contributed to product development and innovation. In addition, she is an Officer in the U.S. Air Force, where she honed her leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. She is passionate about empowering people, delivering value and making a positive impact in the fields of cybersecurity and IT.


Pavan Davuluri
Pavan Davuluri
CVP, Windows + Devices
Microsoft

Pavan Davuluri’s title is Corporate Vice President, Windows + Devices at Microsoft, but at his core he is an empathetic leader who believes that technology and innovation can empower and equalize. He leads the vision and strategy for Microsoft’s Windows + Devices division, which includes the delivery of Windows 11, the development and design of Windows 365, the development, design, supply chain, and manufacturing of Microsoft hardware, including Microsoft Surface and Mixed Reality devices, as well as the creation of EDU products and features.

Under Davuluri’s leadership, product makers, engineers, and designers from across the company come together to create end-to-end experiences that blend hardware and software, fuse cloud and client, and bring AI to life, transforming the way people work, live, create, and learn.

In his 22 years at Microsoft, Davuluri has led numerous end-to-end design and engineering efforts across a variety of device categories. Most recently, Davuluri led the engineering organization responsible for silicon and systems integration in the Windows ecosystem. Prior to that, he was among the 12 original team members driving the creation of the Surface line of premium devices and began his Microsoft journey in the PC Hardware Group.

Outside of work, Davuluri enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters. They can usually be found hiking or riding bikes in the Pacific Northwest or volunteering in the local Seattle area arts and theater communities.

Davuluri holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland.


Alan Masarek
Alan Masarek
CEO
Avaya

Alan Masarek joined Avaya as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2022 and is a member of the Board of Directors. He has over 30 years of software and cloud-based business experience.

Alan is an industry innovator with deep expertise in enterprise communications, information technology and business services. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Vonage Holdings Corp. In this role, which he held from November 2014 to June 2020, Alan led the company through an era of transformation from a VoIP-based residential phone provider into a global enterprise cloud communications company. Over the course of his tenure, Vonage completed eight acquisitions and its market capitalization increased severalfold. As importantly, Mr. Masarek led a revitalization of Vonage’s culture, creating a talent-driven organization with a culture of agility, technology innovation and customer centricity.

Prior to Vonage, Alan served as Director, Chrome & Apps at Google, Inc. from June 2012 until October 2014, following Google’s acquisition of his prior company, Quickoffice, Inc. Alan was Co-founder and CEO of Quickoffice from June 2007 to June 2012. Under his leadership, Quickoffice became one of the world’s most widely used mobile productivity software solutions, engaging more than 26 million registered users at the time of Google’s purchase.

Alan earned his M.B.A., with Distinction, from Harvard Business School and his B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia.


Wayne Jackson
Wayne Jackson
CEO
Sonatype

Wayne is the CEO of Sonatype, a role he has held since 2010. Prior to Sonatype, Wayne served as the CEO of open source network security pioneer Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIRE), which he guided from fledgling start-up through an IPO in March of 2007, later acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion.
Before Sourcefire, Wayne co-founded Riverbed Technologies, a wireless infrastructure company, and served as its CEO until the sale of the company for more than $1 billion in March of 2000. Wayne holds a B.B.S in Finance from James Madison University, 1985, and has completed the Executive Education program for Corporate Governance at Harvard University.