Subbu Rama, CEO
Subbu has held engineering and leadership roles in hardware and software divisions, while building CPUs, micro-servers, SoCs and cloud infrastructures, at companies like Intel and Dell. As a Founding Member, he built Dell’s first Cloud Infrastructure Marketplace.
Mazhar Memon, CTO
Mazhar has served in technical leadership and architecture roles at Intel, and amassed extensive experience in networking architectures, software performance optimization and large-scale HPC systems.
Maciej Bajkowski, COO
Maciej is a proven innovator with extensive engineering experience in the design of high-speed components, memory systems and storage solutions for leading companies in the computing field, including Intel, Samsung, Freescale and Dell.
Sagar is a serial software entrepreneur who previously participated in Startup Brasil ’13 and Techstars Cloud ’15. He previously served as a CTO of a company where his ability to understand business, the purpose of what is being developed, and the customers, allowed him to be an effective team leader.
Sono has extensive knowledge in system administration, network engineering and cloud infrastructure and has kickstarted a number of startups and projects for larger companies. At EA/BioWare he architected and built the datacenter network infrastructure for a world-class MMO. Most recently while at BattleCry Studios, he built out the backend infrastructure for ID Software’s latest iteration of Doom.
Joel has over three decades of software development experience, with broad and deep set of skills encompassing various technologies. A hardware and software hacker who loves Saltstack, hacks Docker, and has worked on everything from VHDL to Golang. He makes sure our infrastructure is secure, stable and scalable.
Zheng is former member of the Nvidia compiler team with deep expertise in CUDA and parallel programming. He has a passion for algorithms and data structures, and is an expert in writing efficient and robust code.
Dusan is a mathematician, a C++, OpenCL, and CUDA hacker, and has a masters in engineering. He has previously worked at Intel, and won numerous prizes in international contests in parallel programming and mathematics.
Miha is a theoretical physicist with a strong background in mathematics, computer science and programming. He has experience with multiple languages, and likes to work on C++, OpenCL and CUDA for high performance computing. He was a three-time Google Summer of Code participant, as well as an IMO and IphO medalist.
Rishi Bhargava is Co-founder and VP, Marketing for Demisto, a cyber security startup with the mission to make security operations “faster, leaner and smarter”. Prior to founding Demisto, Rishi was Vice President and General Manager of the Software Defined Datacenter Group at Intel Security. A visionary and technology enthusiast, he was responsible for delivering Intel integrated Security Solutions for datacenters.
Spanning more than a decade Will has made a career of successfully taking emerging technologies to market, first with Rackspace’s public cloud, next with their private cloud offering via OpenStack, and finally becoming the General Manager and full PnL holder of Mailgun, a SaaS based email delivery client.
Jim Curtin is a serial entrepreneur focusing primarily on security, enterprise infrastructure and data-intensive computing. Jim has been steeped in all facets of start-up development and growth from concept, to fund-raising, to validation and expansion, all the way to exit. Jim is a graduate of Harvard University, lives in Austin TX and is the proud father of three wonderful children.
John E. Derrick
Public and private company executive with three acquisitions as CEO, four additional acquisitions after advising / serving as interim CEO, and multiple turn-around / growth public company roles. Passions include strategy, positioning, and execution. Products have included servers, processors, and software from big iron to pervasive IoT devices. Formerly employed by Texas Instruments, IBM, Chicory Systems (CEO) / Parthus Technologies, Conformative Systems (CEO/CSO) / Intel, MIPS Technologies, Jelastic, Tonomi, and others.
Pat is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and current CEO of Filestack, a file infrastructure company. In 1999, Pat dropped out of Virginia Tech to start a dot-com with some of his best friends and college roommates. After the dot-com bubble burst, Pat and his team persevered and creating Webmail.us, a multi-million dollar software company which was acquired by Rackspace in 2007. At Rackspace Pat worked as SVP for Cloud Computing and later SVP for Corporate Development. Over the last six years, Pat has invested in more than 100 startups and five venture capital funds.
Jai is the former Chief Research Officer at Dell, CTO of Dell Enterprise Group, and CTO and VP of Technical Strategy for Systems and Technologies Group (STG) at IBM. As an IBM Fellow, Jai was one of the early pioneers who helped create a technology called RAID. He holds 53 patents, published 78 papers and reports, and is a contributing author to three books on database and storage systems. Both at Dell and IBM, he was responsible for new business initiatives, external alliances with industry partners, VCs and universities.
Jen over 25 years of P&L and revenue growth experience in fintech, retail, and venture capital led companies. Most recently Jen co-founded Truaxis, heading all its sales and marketing efforts as the Chief Revenue Officer leading the company to a successful exit in 2012 by selling it to MasterCard in 2012.
Ganesh Padmanabhan is the Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions Sales, Strategy & Business Development at Dell, responsible for Dell’s Engineered Solutions for Big Data/Analytics, Cloud & High Performance Computing businesses worldwide. As an intrapranuer at Dell, he helped launch and grow many of Dell’s first forays into software, cloud and converged infrastructure/software. Prior to that, he has spent a collective 10 years at Dell, Intel & Adaptec in various product strategy, product management, product marketing and engineering leadership roles.
Karu Sankaralingam is an associate professor at the computer sciences department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also leads the Vertical Research Group. His research interests include open source hardware, architecture, and compilers. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Wired, IEEE Spectrum, and technical blogs. He is a recipient of the IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architecture Award in 2012, an NSF CAREER award in 2009, the Emil H Steiger Distinguished Teaching award in 2014, and the Letters and Science Philip R. Certain – Gary Sandefur Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013.
Mike is a serial entrepreneur with a background in technology focused on entertainment companies and the government sector. He specializes in identifying technologies/opportunities, evaluating their market potential and then assembling teams and financing to pursue them. He is also a partner at the Geekdom fund.