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, MicroStrategy
Marge is the Chief Marketing Officer at MicroStrategy where she oversees all marketing, branding and market expansion disciplines. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Marge served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Informatica, Senior Vice President of Marketing Services at HP, Executive Vice President Worldwide Solutions and Industries 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.
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.
Head of User Growth & Analytics, Google
Ken is Google’s Head of User Growth and Analytics. Before joining Google he led 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.
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.
Senior Vice President and CTO, HealthcareSource
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 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.