Orrin is a serial entrepreneur passionate about applying technology to helping salespeople be more successful and engaged with their customers. His current role leading Modus, a B2B sales enablement company, builds on his professional history in sales leadership, learning, and recruiting software. He describes himself as collaborative, focused, and driven.
Howard Marks is the co-founder and CEO at StartEngine Crowdfunding/Capital, the leader in Initial Coin Offerings and Online Public Offerings. Marks founded StartEngine with the mission to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Marks was the founder and CEO of Acclaim Games, a publisher of online games now part of The Walt Disney Company. Before Acclaim, Marks was the co-founder of Activision Blizzard and Chairman of Activision Studios from 1991 until 1997. As co-founder, former Board Member, and Executive Vice-President of video game giant Activision, he and a partner took control in 1991 and turned the ailing company into the $50B market cap video game industry leader. As a games industry expert, Marks built one of the largest and most successful games studios in the industry selling millions of games. Marks is also named one of the 500 most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Marks is a member of Mayor Eric Garcetti's technology council. Marks has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is bilingual and is a triple national of the U.S., United Kingdom, and France.
Before joining FotoWare, Anne Gretland held the position as COO in Compello group. Gretland spent 17 years in Microsoft, and held several leadership positions in Microsoft Norway and Western Europe HQ. She is one of the founders of ODA, the largest network for women in tech in the Nordics (8000 members). She is educated in USA and Norway, in communications, marketing and leadership. In 2017 she was named one of Norway's 50 leading IT women. Blog: www.annegretland.com
Amit Kothari (CEO) spent a decade in London, at the cutting edge of collaboration technologies for the enterprise. His clients were the worlds' largest companies, law firms and government entities. After seeing the problems with emerging chat tools, he realised that the disruption of this industry depended on combining unstructured chat with structured processe. Processes help every business scale their operations and chatting on Slack or project management is not the same as process management. The result of all this was Tallyfy, which has raised $1.3m to date from top investors in Silicon Valley and elsewhere â€“ including 500 Startups and Alchemist Accelerator.
Before joining plista, Gagnon worked for PwC both in Canada and Germany. In his last role he served as Manager Strategy Consulting in Berlin advising tech companies on their international expansion. He also acted as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Canada China Business Council and brings many years of experience in various strategy and international business development roles at Bombardier Inc.
Stefan is co-founder of Userbrain and Simplease, and he started working with his other three co-founders, Andreas, Markus and Mathias, back in 2009 when they were still studying information design in Graz, Austria. Stefan teaches user experience, usability and design to students and clients and gives talks on these topics.