Dr. Naveed SherwaniPresident & CEO at SiFive

Dr. Sherwani brings over 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technical engineering and general management. Dr. Sherwani has founded and co-founded nine companies in systems, software, and services. His recent focus has been on enterprise software, data
analytics, and blockchain technologies. Prior to Peernova, Dr. Sherwani co-founded Open-Silicon, a leading provider of ASIC and system solutions. As the founder and General Manager of Intel Microelectronics Services, he pioneered Open methodology for EDA. He also founded Brite Semi, a leading solution provider in China/APAC. He has served on the boards of various companies, including Touchstone Inc., and Integration Associates.
Dr. Sherwani is a noted author having written several books and over 100 articles on various aspects of algorithms, parallel computing, and EDA. In particular, he wrote the leading textbook on algorithms for chip-design automation, which is currently used in universities
worldwide. Dr. Sherwani served as a Professor at Western Michigan University, where his research focused on algorithms, EDA, Combinatorics, and parallel computing. He received his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Naveed SherwaniPresident & CEO at SiFive

Dr. Sherwani brings over 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technical engineering and general management. Dr. Sherwani has founded and co-founded nine companies in systems, software, and services. His recent focus has been on enterprise software, data
analytics, and blockchain technologies. Prior to Peernova, Dr. Sherwani co-founded Open-Silicon, a leading provider of ASIC and system solutions. As the founder and General Manager of Intel Microelectronics Services, he pioneered Open methodology for EDA. He also founded Brite Semi, a leading solution provider in China/APAC. He has served on the boards of various companies, including Touchstone Inc., and Integration Associates.
Dr. Sherwani is a noted author having written several books and over 100 articles on various aspects of algorithms, parallel computing, and EDA. In particular, he wrote the leading textbook on algorithms for chip-design automation, which is currently used in universities
worldwide. Dr. Sherwani served as a Professor at Western Michigan University, where his research focused on algorithms, EDA, Combinatorics, and parallel computing. He received his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Omar TawakulVP & GM Cisco Contact Center at Cisco

Omar Tawakol knows the power of data. He’s co-founder and CEO of Cupertino-based BlueKai, an advertising technology company that’s become a leading source of software for consumer brands and online marketers who want to find specific audiences and show them targeted messages.

The 5-year-old company has grown rapidly while evolving from its early focus on selling consumer data obtained from Web cookies. Today it sells tools that clients use to analyze their own stockpiles of customer. . .

Omar TawakulVP & GM Cisco Contact Center at Cisco

Omar Tawakol knows the power of data. He’s co-founder and CEO of Cupertino-based BlueKai, an advertising technology company that’s become a leading source of software for consumer brands and online marketers who want to find specific audiences and show them targeted messages.

The 5-year-old company has grown rapidly while evolving from its early focus on selling consumer data obtained from Web cookies. Today it sells tools that clients use to analyze their own stockpiles of customer. . .

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Amer HaiderTechnology Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur and early-stage investor with multiple exits. Co-founded Doctella.com (acquired) and Bitzer Mobile (acquired). Early team member at Cavium (IPO). Expertise in network security, processors, cloud and SaaS applications, digital health, ecosystem development, M&A, deal structures and early-stage investments. 11 patents in areas of digital security and processing.

Amer HaiderTechnology Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur and early-stage investor with multiple exits. Co-founded Doctella.com (acquired) and Bitzer Mobile (acquired). Early team member at Cavium (IPO). Expertise in network security, processors, cloud and SaaS applications, digital health, ecosystem development, M&A, deal structures and early-stage investments. 11 patents in areas of digital security and processing.

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Amra TareenHead of Innovation at Bed Bath & Beyond

Technology Evangelist & Commercialization Expert

Responsible for identifying, partnering and/or prototyping emerging technologies and new high growth areas for Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY).

Amra TareenHead of Innovation at Bed Bath & Beyond

Technology Evangelist & Commercialization Expert

Responsible for identifying, partnering and/or prototyping emerging technologies and new high growth areas for Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY).

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Razi MohiuddinCo-founder, President & CEO

Founder at Mezz, Inc. | Iron Speed, Inc. | Ambia Corp. | Software Partners, Inc.

mezz is a real-time local network that connects you to the latest things happening around you. Discover new things to do locally, join the fun and share your adventures.

mezz combines organic postings by its users with curated content that is spatially and temporally relevant to you from multiple sources and feeds across the web. mezz allows businesses to acquire new customers through discovery and get the word out about specials and events.

Razi MohiuddinCo-founder, President & CEO

Founder at Mezz, Inc. | Iron Speed, Inc. | Ambia Corp. | Software Partners, Inc.

mezz is a real-time local network that connects you to the latest things happening around you. Discover new things to do locally, join the fun and share your adventures.

mezz combines organic postings by its users with curated content that is spatially and temporally relevant to you from multiple sources and feeds across the web. mezz allows businesses to acquire new customers through discovery and get the word out about specials and events.

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Anas OsmanVice President, Strategy & Operations at Google Cloud
Anas OsmanVice President, Strategy & Operations at Google Cloud
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