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N. Shashidhar
Description N Shashidhar is an accomplished VP and Global Platform Head of AssistEdge with an illustrious tenure spanning more than 25 years in the software industry. Not only is he a founding member of EdgeVerve, but he also had the distinction of being a part of the vanguard team that conceptualized and established EdgeVerve as a dynamic product subsidiary of Infosys. Shashidhar’s diverse experience in product and platform domains is unparalleled. Throughout his career at Infosys, he has donned various influential roles gracefully, showcasing his expertise across Technology, Client Engagement, and Functional Leadership sectors. Passionate about Strategy and Business Transformation, Shashidhar has left indelible footprints in the sands of business architecture. His remarkable contribution in transforming the Engineering Business and, later, during the nascent stages of Infosys’s Products & Platforms business speaks volumes of his strategic acumen and leadership skills. As the Head of Strategy and Operations for the Edge Portfolio, he was at the helm of transforming EdgeVerve. His relentless pursuit of refining the EdgeVerve portfolio strategy has been pivotal in the organization’s evolution. Academically brilliant, Shashidhar was bestowed with the University Gold Medal in Engineering. He also holds an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. In the realm of software and business transformation, Shashidhar’s journey and achievements stand as a beacon of inspiration and a testament to his prowess.
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Description As SVP and GM, Strategic Accounts, Chris enables the success of Applause’s strategic account business including strategy, sales and operations to ensure continued growth and customer success of Applause’s largest customers. Since joining Applause in 2015, Chris has held roles on multiple teams at Applause including software delivery, product strategy and customer success. Chris has over 22 years of experience with high-growth companies as an operating executive, investor and board member. Prior to Applause, Chris was COO of venture-backed TrueLens, a SaaS data platform. Previous experience includes seven years as a general partner of an early-stage technology VC fund, and operating roles at enterprise software company BEA Systems and Stax, a global strategy consulting firm. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, Australia.
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Hitesh Sheth
Description Hitesh Sheth is the president and CEO of Vectra AI. Previously, he held the position of chief operating officer at Aruba Networks. Hitesh joined Aruba from Juniper Networks, where he was EVP/GM for its switching business and before that, SVP for the Service Layer Technologies group, which included security. Prior to Juniper, Hitesh held a number of senior management positions at Cisco. Before Cisco, he held executive and engineering management positions at Liberate Technologies and Oracle Corporation. Hitesh started his career as a Unix programmer at the Santa Cruz Operation. He holds a BA degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Description As chief technology officer at Barracuda Networks, Fleming leads the company’s threat research and innovation engineering teams in building future technology platforms to support Barracuda's broad portfolio of products. Additionally, Fleming has more than 20 patents granted or pending in network and content security, and he has been with Barracuda for over 18 years.
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Description Yoni Shohet is the co-founder and CEO at Valence Security.
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Description Aviram Shotten is CTO, EMEA at Qualitest, the world’s leading AI-powered quality engineering company. He is an experienced C-suite executive with a global track record in the aerospace, defense, information technology, and services industries. His fields of expertise include business development, management consulting, project management, change management, and innovation management.
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Description Charles Simon, BSEE, MSCs is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and software developer, and the CEO of FutureAI. Simon is the author of “Will Computers Revolt? Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence,” and the developer of Brain Simulator II, an AGI research software platform, and Sallie, a prototype software and artificial entity that learns in real-time with vision, hearing, speaking and mobility. For more information, visit https://futureai.guru.
Dana Smith
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Description Natan is a journalism student at the University of Florida and is expected to graduate in 2024. He plans on attending law school after graduation and wants to eventually become a best-selling author. When he’s not writing, he loves to watch hockey and listen to rock music.
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Description Susie Su is a seasoned professional holding the positions of DevOps Manager and Global Software Operations Architect at Signify (Philips Lighting). With a remarkable 14-year background in Software Development, 10 years in Cloud Computing (AWS & Ali Cloud), and 8 years of experience in team management and project oversight, she has proven herself as a versatile and accomplished leader. Susie's expertise extends to IoT, Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus, Spring Boot, ISP, overseas work, and emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Blockchain, making her a true tech pioneer. Beyond her technical accomplishments, Susie is a passionate advocate for women's leadership in technology, regularly sharing her insights through articles, speeches, and industry events.
Charles-Sword
Description Charles Sword is the chief revenue officer at UpMetrics, a leading impact measurement and management software company that’s revolutionizing the way mission-driven organizations harness data to drive positive social outcomes. With a wealth of experience in business development and strategic planning, Charles is responsible for all aspects of market development for the company and is passionate about helping the world’s leading foundations, nonprofits and impact investors to drive accelerated social and environmental change. Mr. Sword has held leadership positions for multiple market-leading technology organizations including Blueprint, CAST, and iRise among others, and continues to hone his understanding of market dynamics and innovative strategies to unlock new opportunities and drive growth at UpMetrics. For more information, visit https://upmetrics.com/