MEET THE SPEAKERS

Professionals from around the globe.

Ram Gopal Rao

CEO – LensGen A successful entrepreneur and corporate executive 

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Venkat Tadanki

@Srikrishna Vadrevu, @Anwar Jumabhoy, kudos on an absolutely wonderful book. Whether one is dreaming of starting a company, in the start-up phase, or in a scale up mode, this book touches all the points that the leader must be aware of and sensitized to in order to take the company forward in the right direction.

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Smita Bagla

CTO | CEO Alignstra | Angel Investor -TiE Angels | President, TiE SoCal | BI, AI/ML, BigData, AR/VR

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Ashok Amritraj

Ashok Amritraj is Chairman and CEO of the Hyde Park Entertainment Group, and was formerly CEO of National Geographic Films. An internationally renowned award-winning producer, Amritraj has made over 100 films during the span of his 35-year career, with worldwide revenues in excess of $2 billion. He has partnered with every major studio in Hollywood […]

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Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava

Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava has been involved in developing, commercializing, evaluating, and acquiring medical devices for more than 19 years. His career reflects a blend of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship as he held leadership positions in global marketing, business development, and R&D with Medtronic, Abbott Vascular and Edwards Lifesciences and also cofounded medical device companies BlackSwan Vascular, […]

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Anil Advani

Anil is a startup lawyer, angel investor, and mentor to early-stage startup founders in Silicon Valley and across the world. Anil advises early-stage start-up companies from 2-3 “guys in the garage” to global multinational corporations from inception through the life-cycle of the venture, negotiating angel and venture financings, customer and licensing transactions, and mergers and […]

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Sanjeev Saxena

Sanjeev Saxena is an internationally acclaimed serial entrepreneur and the founder of POC Medical Systems, a medical device company in Livermore, California. He has co-founded several Biotech and Medical device companies in the past. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Udhog Lagu award in India and The European Science award in the UK […]

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Sangam Pant

Sangam Pant has over 30 years of Operating and Investing experience in Healthcare, Technology, Media, and Business Services. He recently retired as Managing Director from CARD Inc., a behavioral healthcare company providing Autism treatment services and products. Over his 5 year tenure CARD organically grew from 20 to 250+ clinics before being sold to Blackstone […]

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Neil Sahota

Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, Faculty at UC Irvine, and author of Own the A.I. Revolution. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. His work experience spans multiple industries […]

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Sunil Hadap

Principal Applied Scientist at Amazon CG, CV, AI – Researcher, Practitioner

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Mangesh Mahajan

Partner at Watermark Venture Capital

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Gunjan Bagla

India Business Consultant, India Market Research, Global R&D Advisor

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Bill Waldo

President, Vantages Business Consulting Senior Consultant, SBDC@UCI Applied Innovation Board Member, Membership Chairman Tech Coast Angels

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Azad Virk

Corporate Attorney at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

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Cheryl Brown

Since June of 2007, Cheryl Brown has been a business advisor with the North San Diego SBDC as a Subject Matter Expert in Government Procurement: federal, state, local, and multistate. She has counseled over 2,500 small businesses resulting in over $600,000,000 awarded contracts with local, state, and federal agencies. In August of 2018, Cheryl Brown […]

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Raj Nihalani

HealthTech Entrepreneur, Innovation Catalyst and Founder of Gastric Vest System Physician & healthtech/medtech entrepreneur, expert in innovations in cardiovascular, obesity, metabolic disorders, spine and health-tech. Deep interest in innovations involving AI, ML for value based healthcare, digital surgery/robotics. C level expertise in business development, technology adoption, M&A, regulatory strategy, clinical trials patient enrollment, medical technology […]

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Atul Sapra

Senior Manager, International Tax Services at RSM US LLP Assists clients firmwide in identifying, developing, and implementing international tax planning strategies designed to maximize cash tax savings. Provides specialized services addressing a wide array of international tax concerns, including foreign expansion assistance, transfer pricing, tax treaty analysis, employees working abroad, cross-border structuring, foreign tax credit […]

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Ravi Sharma

Founder (OOTify) | TiE CM | Investor | Mentor Passion for mental health and disruptive technologies. Tireless work ethic and personable attitude. Experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in healthcare, clean tech, investment management, and real estate. YC Startup School ’18 and Nex Cubed Cohort ’19. His venture OOTify is democratizing mental healthcare […]

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Damos Tech

VP of Sales, GhangorCloud GhangorCloud offers the most powerful “Best of the Breed” industry recognized Information Security & Compliance solution that enables and enforces Information Security & Data Leak Prevention capabilities far and beyond any traditional DLP solution. The GhangorCloud Compliance Enforcer family of turnkey appliances leverages GhangorCloud’s powerful algorithms for advanced accuracy, automated security […]

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Bhanu Panda

Co-Founder & COO, GhangorCloud Bhanu brings over two decades of leadership and success in the Silicon Valley, in areas of Networking, Security & Storage. He has held leadership positions, and was an early member, at several successful startup companies such as Array Networks, AlteonWebsystems and Auspex Systems. Bhanu has extensive experience in driving an organization’s […]

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James Lee

Director of Security Strategy and Operations at AEG AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. For more than 20 years, AEG has played a pivotal role in transforming the live entertainment industry. Through our global network of venues, powerful sports franchises, music brands, integrated entertainment districts, ticketing platforms and global sponsorship activations, […]

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Jacob O’Mara

VP, Information Security PIMCO Establish strategic direction and oversee day to day execution of operational information security initiatives. Articulate priorities and taking a phased, efficient, and intentional approach to maturing the information security program to a level appropriate for the organization. Manage Information Security engineering, architecture, and operations team. Relationship lead for multiple security managed […]

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Christian Ohlendorf

Sr. Director, Deputy Executive Global Information Security Officer Accomplished Information Security professional with 25+ years of extensive industry experience working with a wide range of technology and applications within complex environments. Thorough understanding of business requirements, objectives and Information Security challenges that drive technology in a global environment with diverse cultural influences. Strong background in […]

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Christopher Mandich

Senior Security Engineer at PIMCO Experienced Cyber Security Engineer skilled in SOC Optimization, SIEM Engineering, Computer Forensics, Risk Management, Malware Analysis, and Information Security. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Information Technology, Focus: Computer System Security from Arizona State University.

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Kristin Raza

Regional VP, Transformation Services at Salesforce An accomplished transformation leader with a successful history of designing and delivering innovative solutions that drive performance, accelerate value, and transform the customer experience. I’m at my best when leading collaborative, cross-functional teams into new and uncharted territory to achieve previously unimagined success. I find change thrilling. Obstacles are […]

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Ankit Brahmkshatri

National Program Manager, The Walt Disney Company Having worked, volunteered and being educated on three continents has shaped Ankit to be an exceptionally versatile global executive. Ankit leads with integrity, and collaborates to identify opportunities, assess risks, and initiate change within a complex global organization. Ankit is fluent in harnessing a cross-functional team to realize […]

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Saranathan Govndrajan

Vice President, GT at Mattel, Inc. Responsible for Enterprise Architecture and Connected Platform Engineering for Global Technology Organization

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Brian Frankel

Ignite Consulting + Mentor Matchmaker Brian Frankel is a multinational marketing and business development consultant. CEO’s and General Managers solicit his services to generate revenue, fundraise, tackle challenges, realize their vision, and train their teams. Utilizing his extensive network, Frankel advises American, Emirati and Indian businesses on expanding into international markets. His global client roster […]

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