“All car engines may look different but they all run pretty much the same—then you
look at Tesla and it looks and runs differently.
Incorta is very close to what Tesla is for cars.”
Osama Elkady, CEO, Incorta
Principal, Telstra Ventures
Saad joined Telstra Ventures in 2016 and focuses on early to late stage venture investments in enterprise and infrastructure. He has led TV’s investments in NS1, Ripcord, Cofense, Incorta and Boomtown. Saad enjoys helping enterprise technology teams tackle business challenges of creating a product that users love and scaling up their business. Prior to joining Telstra Ventures, Saad was an executive at Informatica where he led various acquisitions, venture investments, partnerships and product strategy. Earlier in his career, Saad worked at Cisco Ventures & Corporate Development and worked as an investment banker at RBC Capital Markets and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
General Manager and Managing Director at M12– Microsoft’s Venture Fund
Tamara leads investing and VC partnerships for M12 in North America and India, and is the executive sponsor of the fund’s Female Founders Competition. She is an experienced operator and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley at both startups and large tech companies. Her last startup was Acompli, a mobile productivity app, where she led sales and business development. Microsoft acquired Acompli (now Outlook mobile) in 2014, after which Tamara went on to lead business development for the broader Office 365 organization. Prior to Acompli, Tamara successfully helped lead several startups to either IPO or acquisition, including Software.com, Boingo, Fusion One and Path. She began her tech career at Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics, and has deep industry expertise across financial services, telecom, education and mobile. As a serial entrepreneur, Tamara understands fundraising from the perspective of the entrepreneur and is a valuable GTM advisor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Michigan State University, where she currently sits on the Marketing Leadership Advisory Board.
Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University
Walid Aref is a professor of computer science at Purdue. His research interests are in extending the functionality of database systems in support of emerging applications. He also focuses on query processing, indexing, data streaming, and geographic information systems (GIS). Walid's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, Purdue Research Foundation, Qatar National Research Foundation, CERIAS, Panasonic, and Microsoft Corp. He is the recipient of the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and Purdue University’s Faculty Scholar award. Walid is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the ACM. He received in BS and MS in Computer Science from Alexandria University, Egypt and his PhD from the University of Maryland.
Chief Marketing Officer, 8x8
Marge is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at 8x8, where she oversees all marketing, branding and market expansion disciplines. Prior to joining 8x8, Marge served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at MicroStrategy, Informatica, Senior Vice President of Marketing Services at HP, Executive Vice President and General Manager at SAP (including Business Objects), and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at BEA. She also held business leadership roles at Sun Microsystems. Marge received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Oregon.
Longtime Tech CFO And Bessemer Venture Partners Operating Partner
Jeff has led financial operations for leading companies including Oracle Corp., Nielsen’s MMI Group, and DoubleClick. He currently is operating partner for Bessemer Venture Partners, a global venture capital firm that invests in enterprise, consumer, and healthcare technology startups. Jeff also serves as a board member and adviser for: Kaiser Permanente, one of the world’s largest healthcare companies; Shutterstock, a global marketplace for licensed imagery; Twillo, a developer platform for communication, and The Priceline Group, the world’s leader in online travel. In addition, Jeff lectures at Stanford University, where he teaches the lean startup methodology to engineers. Jeff holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yale University, and an MBA from Stanford University.
Products, Api Management, Google
Prior to his role at Google, Anant was the CTO at Apigee, which was acquired by Google in September 2016. He joined Apigee from IBM where he was VP and CTO for IBM's Information Management Division. He has received several awards including IBM Fellow, IIT Delhi Distinguished Alumnus Award, President's Gold Medal for highest GPA at IIT Delhi, IBM Academy of Technology, and has authored over a dozen patents and over 20 technical papers, including frequent keynotes in industry and academic conferences.
Founder And CEO, Parallel Wireless
Steve is CEO of Parallel Wireless which he founded in 2012. Previously he founded Endeca in 1999 and served as CEO through the company’s $1.1 billion acquisition by Oracle in 2011. Under Steve’s leadership, Endeca achieved $750 million in revenue and pioneered Guided Navigation, now an industry standard. Prior to founding Endeca, Steve was part of the original Akamai team and an early member of the Inktomi team. Steve has a BS from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chief Technology Officer, States Title
Hasan Rizvi is the former Executive Vice President of Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java Products. He held multiple executive roles at Oracle including Vice President of Oracle Enterprise Manager, Vice President of Security and Identity Management and Director of OLTP Technologies. Prior to returning to Oracle in 2001, he was Vice President of Engineering for Corio, Inc. He has a MS in Computer Science from Rutgers University and an MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University.
SVP of User Growth and Embedded Analytics, ThoughtSpot
Ken is SVP of User Growth and Embedded Analytics at ThoughtSpots. Before joining ThoughtSpot he was Head of User Growth and Analytics at Google, and lead analytics at Facebook and served as VP of Analytics and Platform Technologies at Zynga. Prior to these roles, Ken founded and was CEO of LucidEra, the company that pioneered the creation of the on-demand analytics market. Before founding LucidEra, he was VP and General Manager of Siebel CRM OnDemand and VP of Marketing for Siebel Analytics (now Oracle Analytics) at Siebel Systems. Ken additionally was co-founder and CEO of Emergent Corporation and began his career at Scalable Systems where he focused on large scale data warehouses. Ken holds a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Former CEO, Cloudera and Industry Board Member, Advisor, and Early Stage Investor
Prior to being a technology industry board member, advisor, and early stage investor, Tom was the former CEO of Cloudera and has had a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Prior to Cloudera, he was vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP. Previous to HP, Tom served as CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight, which HP acquired in 2010. Tom led ArcSight through its successful initial public offering and subsequent sale to HP. Before ArcSight, Tom was vice president of business information services for IBM, following the acquisition of Trigo Technologies, a master data management (MDM) software company, where he served as CEO. Tom graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering.
Senior Vice President And CTO, HeathcareSource
Bob is SVP and CTO at HealthcareSource where he leads information technology, engineering, product development, and platform integration strategy. Previously he served as Chief Technology Officer for Scribe Software, where he was focused on expanding one of the industry’s leading Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) offerings. Prior to Scribe Software, Bob held executive leadership and product strategy roles at Epsilon, Oracle, and IBM, among others. He holds a BS from Keene State College.
SVP, Worldwide Sales And Services
An accomplished sales leader with twenty years of technology industry experience both domestically and internationally, Chris has a proven track record of taking companies from $10 million to $100 million-plus in revenue. Chris has served as SVP of Sales and Business Development at several notable technology companies including VMTurbo, Veracode, and Endeca (acquired by Oracle). Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Bonaventure University.