Joel Carusone is the CEO of Radius, the first B2B enterprise customer data platform. Joel holds a wealth of knowledge on, and passion for, the CDP space, and was one of the original architects of Radius Unify, the first ever, fully-flexible B2B CDP, bringing the new solution to market.
Dr. Don Brown’s first company was acquired by EDS in 1986. He founded Software Artistry in 1988 which became the first software company in Indiana to IPO. Don then founded and served as CEO of Interactive Intelligence which went public in 1999 and was acquired in 2016 for $1.4 billion. He started LifeOmic in late 2016. Don received a BS in physics, a MS in computer science, and an MD from Indiana University. He also received a MS in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in 2017.
Rich’s passion for inventing and tinkering was ignited at an early age, when he attached some wires to a battery and a lightbulb and lit up his childhood bedroom for the first time. It also happened to be around the time he saw the movie Flubber, so it’s safe to say his fate was sealed.
Rich has a patent related to the military space and has experienced how difficult it is to get the products he’d spent years developing and prototyping actually made- this led to the creation of Inventaprint with his twin brother, Roland.
Rich has worked on numerous critical global supply chain initiatives across various multi-billion dollar industrial companies in the Aviation, Oil & Gas, Locomotive, and Renewable Energy sectors. He advises on hardware-related inventions and can be found doodling designs for new product ideas in his (non-existent) free time.
inCast is a leading influencer marketing platform focused on Instagram. inCast works with top Instagram celebrities and micro-influencers on marketing campaigns in Brazil and United States. inCast is a member of Startup Farm Incubator program based at Google Campus Sao Paulo.
Founder/CEO of Motiva AI, Partner at venture studio The Data Guild, David is a serial entrepreneur. Previously he founded Social Kinetics (sold to RedBrick Health) and Proximal Labs (sold to Jive Software). He served as Chief Social Scientist at Jive and part of the team that took Jive to an IPO in 2011. He began his career as Program Manager for DARPA's CALO, the largest machine learning project funded by the US Government. Today he's an active early stage investor and advisor.
Jay Hakami is the Founder, President, and CEO of Sky IT Group an 18-year-old SaaS solutions provider, headquartered in NYC. Mr. Hakami’s 30+ years of successful executive leadership roles have always focused on in depth understanding of business challenges and solving them with deployment of creative and practical IT solutions.
Prior to founding Sky IT Group, for a period of 10 years, Mr. Hakami served as Senior VP at large system integrator with overall responsibility of operations, marketing, sales, and services delivery of an ERP and business intelligence solutions to the apparel manufacturing and distribution industries.
In 2000 Mr. Hakami has founded Sky IT Group. During the first few years the business focus was around business intelligence and data warehouse projects specifically within the fashion industry. The industry and technology expertise offered by Sky IT Group have helped create one of the most successful industry focused technology company in the US.
In 2007, recognizing the need to improve the communication between the brands/suppliers and retailers with timely, accurate product sales performance trends and insights, Mr. Hakami - with the help of data scientists and industry experts – launched the development of a SaaS platforms; SKYPAD for Wholesalers focuses on sell-through data collection, cleansing and insights for suppliers across all their sales channels and SKYPAD for Retailers that provides large multi-vendor retailers with a platform to accurately and securely distribute their sell-through data to their brands/suppliers.
SKYPAD is considered today to be the most comprehensive, scalable, and secure SaaS B2B platform for product sales trends and insights for both retailers and their suppliers/brands. SKYPAD collects sell-through data from 170+ retailers globally across 4 continents, servicing 500+ mostly luxury and beauty brands and being utilized daily by 1400+ users to make business decisions based on facts.
Sam Pollaro is the CEO of Venga, a Washington, DC-based technology company that uses big data to help restaurants and fitness companies better understand and engage with their guests. Before co-founding Venga, Sam was the founder of Petals for the People, a business that revolutionized the sale and distribution of fresh cut flowers.
Mr. Pollaro holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Clipr is a solution to create and publish mobile webpages inspired by stories format (insta & snap).
Since companies struggle to convert on mobile, we make them achieve their objectives (sales lead loyalty) & monetize attention.
Founder and CEO of LogSentinel. Senior software engineer and architect with experience in big companies like Ericsson and TomTom. Former IT advisor to the deputy prime minister of Bulgaria. Regular speaker on IT conferences and technical blogger. Member of the jury of the International linguistics olympiad. Author of algorithmic music composer.
With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Marc is helping to revolutionize manufacturing sales enablement technology as part of the global Industry 4.0 movement. Atlatl Software offers a portfolio of disruptive software solutions that are the most efficient way to transform sales prospects and opportunities into customers while driving revenue in a matter of minutes.
Benjamin Dell is the founder and CEO at Missinglettr (a social marketing automation company that automatically creates 12 months worth of social content for each blog post you publish). He previously owned a web agency for over 10 years (acquired). During this time he also launched a number of SaaS startups (two of which were acquired). Benjamin is passionate about empowering businesses and brands with tools that help them succeed.
Guru founded Boomerang Commerce with a vision to power intelligent commerce. Formerly a leader at Amazon, Guru worked in the inceptive stages of Amazon’s supply chain and merchandising organizations. He co-founded one of Amazon’s cloud businesses, established Amazon’s first B2B marketing channel and invented Amazon’s Selling Coach to help brands and sellers to be successful with Amazon. At eBay, as the GM of Marketplace Experience, he led the global team that launched eBay’s fast shipping program. Guru earned his MS in Computer Engineering (a focus on Machine Learning) from the University of Texas at Austin, and his MBA from the Wharton School. Boomerang‘s CommerceIQ powers Growth Automation on Amazon for Kellogg’s, Kimberly Clark, Logitech and numerous other top tier brands.
I started in the Internet Marketing space in 2000, when I co-founded one of the world's first email service providers, CoolerEmail. As a pioneer in responsible email marketing, we grew CoolerEmail into a global software company specializing in marketing communication with over 1,500 clients. In 2010, after spending several years designing and implementing a more comprehensive way to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses, I launched GreenRope, a cloud-based platform that simplifies and consolidates a company's sales, marketing, and operations. GreenRope currently provides technology solutions to over 3,000 companies worldwide.
Naeem Zafar is a Professor of the Practice at Brown University and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a serial entrepreneur and the founder/CEO of TeleSense, an AgTech startup company. His last startup, Bitzer Mobile, was acquired by Oracle. Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship www.NaeemZafar.com.
Armand Thiberge, founded SendinBlue in 2012 with the goal of making effective marketing tools available to small and medium-sized businesses at a price they can afford. In September 2017, SendinBlue raised 30 million euros to accelerate product development and continue growing their team of 150 employees spread across 3 global offices located in Paris, Delhi, and Seattle. The company now services +60,000 SMBs in 160 countries.
Yash did his Mechanical Engineering and then worked as an Investment Banker before founding Gridle. He is a CNBC TV 18 Young Turk, Kairos fellow and MITx bootcamper. Currently, he serves as Co-founder & Chief Executive at Gridle where he looks after Finance, Resource Mgmt & Business Strategy.
I build things.
Began playing with computers at age 13.
At VSH Solutions we've launched many successful software applications and businesses alongside them which has grown our business as well.
Throughout my life I've been focused on exploring new technologies and creating meaningful and enjoyable products with them. Now most of my time via VSH Solutions is concentrated on working with companies to continue exploring this passion.
Following my studies at KCL in London and my first experience of scaling a Rocket Internet company all the way to IPO, I initially worked as a Consultant for a boutique consultancy which focusses on procurement and restructuring, where I was also involved in HR and reorganisation projects. Two years later, I moved to help scale an InsureTech organisation from 15 to 160+ employees within 3 years, supporting their internationalisation strategy. It was during this experience that I discovered a gap in the market for a one-stop tool to scale companies and digitise HR (everything from recruitment to off-boarding), whilst really focussing on the needs of the employees. A few colleagues and I decided to start our own company, OrgOS, which is now just over a year old. We are a fast-growing HR software as a service (SaaS) start-up with over 15 employees and a diverse range of clients – from prominent brands to other developing start-ups.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Heiko Schwarz is Founder and Managing Director of riskmethods. Heiko is an expert in both software and strategic purchasing, and has spent 20 years successfully helping supply chain and procurement organizations implement solutions to increase performance, reduce cost and minimize risk. He has been honored with the Pro To Know award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive for his forward-thinking approach to the topic of supply chain risk management.
Amanda Lannert is CEO of Jellyvision, one of Chicago’s fastest growing tech companies that serves 1400 customers with ALEX, the most helpful employee decision support platform on the planet. Jellyvision’s been recognized as the Best Software Company and Best Culture by the Moxies, the Lighthouse winner by the ITA, and a top place to work in Chicago by The Chicago Tribune and Crain’s.
Serial software entrepreneur. I've founded 5 software companies and made 3 exits so far. In 2002 I founded Solinor (Software development company) which was acquired by Gofore in 2018. In 2004 I founded Snoobi (Web analytics SaaS company) which was acquired by Fonecta 2012. In 2011 I founded Payment Highway (Payment gateway SaaS company) and that was acquired by Osuuspankki in 2017. Currently, I'm Founder and CEO at Leadfeeder (Lead generation SaaS company).
Having worked in sales and marketing for three software startups for years, Hewitt decided to launch a software company with his college roomate with the decision to bootstrap without any outside capital. With a strong passion for sales and athletic performance, the company has grown to nearly 10 employees and over $1mm in ARR.
Emna is the CEO and co-founder of Veamly. Prior to Veamly, Emna helped launching several companies as a global director of the Founder Institute and built several products as part of her previous company. Emna has a dream to change the way people communicate and kill the world of assumptions.
Product leader on a mission to use technology to understand each other better. Over a decade of nose-to-tail experience in the Silicon Valley has enabled Dmitriy to hone a distinct data-driven vision and cultivate an aptitude for creating dramatic category growth. Prior leadership roles at ADP, Duda, Conduit, Wellsphere and TiraWireless.
Rajeev Gupta has an extensive experience with application architecture and on-demand computing, and over 16 years starting and growing tech companies. In 2002, Rajeev co-founded Avankia which was one of the first companies incubated by Salesforce.com. This enterprise gave raise to DBSync, a Data Management Platform that provides a wide range of functionalities, including integration, backup, archiving, etc.