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Efficiency remains a key enterprise focus today as large companies seek to exploit cloud-based infrastructure and related technologies to lower costs. Yet CIOs must also bring employees simple ways to work from anywhere at any time. Providers that align to these needs will win. Join us as we reveal some of the hottest companies capitalizing on these trends.
Robert Anastasi, CEO & President of Meeting Sciences, has 20+ years of senior management experience at technology-based companies.
He has been a senior executive at seven companies and played key roles in six start-ups: one went public, two sold with positive returns for investors, and one operates as a privately held company.
Farsheed Atef is CTO of Vonata.
Alexey Aylarov is Product Manager of Zingaya.
Jeremy Bloom is co-founder of Integrate.
Lawrence Coburn is the CEO and co-founder of DoubleDutch. Lawrence has been heavily involved in social media and entrepreneurship since early 1999. Lawrence is a frequent public speaker on the topics of Geolocation, User Generated Content, Search Engine Optimization, and Social Media Distribution, and has founded, mentored, and consulted with numerous Internet start-ups. Lawrence holds a BA from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He also blogs at The Next Web as one of the founding editors of the Geolocation blog.
Libor Grafnetr is Chief Engineer of eM Client.
David Gustafson, Chief Technology Officer of Meeting Sciences, has 25 years experience in every aspect of software development.
His track record includes architecting numerous mission critical systems, as well as executive-level positions at a number of companies. He has played key roles in multiple early-stage companies: one went public, and another sold for $33M.
CTO and founder of Profitably, Francis Hwang has been a fixture in the New York Ruby scene since the pre-Rails days. He founded NYC.rb in 2004, and was one of the founding organizers of the Gotham Ruby Conference. He has given talks on Ruby and software engineering at conferences and user groups around the country.
In addition, he's always been keenly interested in finance, and in small organizations, so Profitably is a perfect fit for his interests.
Jerry Javornicky is founder and CEO of eM Client.
Andrey Kovalenko is CTO of Zingaya.
Lily Liu, founder and CEO of PublicStuff, has been working around public policy issues at the local and national level for over 10 years. She has been passionate about working for and around public sector issues and has a deep understanding of what government needs and abilities are. Liu has worked with Mayor Bloomberg's Special Projects & Analytics Unit in the Department of Education, a $20B organization. Prior to that, she worked in the City of Long Beach, CA the Transportation Security Administration in Washington, D.C.
Liu holds an MS in Public Policy and Management from The Heinz School and Harvard University, and a BS in Policy magna cum laude from Carnegie Mellon University. Liu also acts as an advisor to several socially based organizations, is an active member of the New York Women's Social Entrepreneurs chapter and the founder of LucidaFotos, a photography and media agency.
As the CEO and co-founder of Federated Networks, David Lowenstein brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience to the company, having successfully led corporations through transformational growth in the business process outsourcing, education and environmental services industries.
A proven business leader, Lowenstein was a co-founder and Director at SOURCECORP (NASDAQ:SRCP) from 1994 to 2006 where he served in various senior management positions from the company's inception, through its 1996 IPO, and 25 straight quarters of +25% EPS growth to its subsequent sale to Apollo Partners. The company was recognized by Forbes as one of the 200 Best Small Companies, and by Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Public Companies and was also named a Top 100 Hot Growth Company by Business Week.
Lowenstein is currently Board Chairman of The Princeton Review (NASDAQ:REVU), a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals. An active investor, Lowenstein has also served as advisor and board member of several public and private companies.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Lowenstein holds a Master of Science of Public Policy and Business Administration and received an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Sir Wilfred University.
As CTO and co-founder of Federated Networks, Risu Na is responsible for product architecture and implementation. During the last five years, Na has been the driving force behind the development and creation of the company's unbeatable cyber-security solutions.
Prior to joining Federated Networks, Na was Chief Architect at Learning Library where he led the development team in the creation of state-of-the-art e-learning systems. In 2000, Na co-founded iSoftech, a cloud-based knowledge management software manufacturer and service provider where he directed the development and deployment of iSoftech's flagship product ShareMinds. He's also held positions at Marketlink as system developer and consultant from 1999 to 2000.
A graduate of Carleton University, Na has a Master of Arts in International Affairs and received a Bachelor of Laws from Renmin University.
Adam Neary founded Profitably after nearly a decade helping large organizations grow and improve profitability. As he says, "The patterns are so very similar across industriesâ€“we can automate this whole process and help so many small businesses do this."
Neary is a "data guy" at heart, at home with quantitative modeling and data management. He has cut his teeth with data optimization, normalization, and categorization algorithms and has written predictive algorithms for a variety of applications. Twice he has helped grow teams from around a dozen people to over 50, so he also has an experienced eye for talent management during periods of high growth.
Prior to Profitably, Neary was Vice President at AlixPartners, the global leader in Turnaround/Restructuring; Head of Business Intelligence at Concentra, a software startup in London; and Manager at A.T. Kearney, the global leader in operations-focused Management Consulting.
In addition to Rocky Mountain Ventures, Gordon Nuttall has founded three other small businesses and two non-profits. He has provided consulting to high-tech companies in Northern Colorado, as well as seminars, webinars, and workshops on focusing innovation to achieve rapid time-to-market and exceptional user experience.
His successes include leadership positions in the business units that developed digital cameras, desktop scanners, consumer products software, multi-function peripherals, fax, and personal mass storage. He was awarded 4 patents and numerous innovator awards while at Hewlett-Packard Company ("HP").
Vincent Polidoro, Technology Officer for PublicStuff, has a dual degree in Computer Science and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.
Prior to working with PublicStuff, he was developing interactive software platforms, including working with large corporations to create voice activate warehouse management software. Polidoro most recently managed the technical team at Post Factory, a premier film company in New York City. He also has experience working with Red Zone Robotics, in addition to founding several other successful companies.
Sergey Poroshin is Business Director for Zingaya.
Cliff Shaffran, Chief Meeting Officer of Meeting Sciences, is the founder of Q3global and creator of the knowledge that is meeting-science.
He is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker and published author in the area of group communications and the running of highly effective meetings.
Shervin Talieh is co-founder and CEO of Vonata.
Finlay Waugh, VP of Business Development at Meeting Sciences, has 20 years experience in B2B sales, marketing and business development.
He has a track record of delivering bottom-line results within large and early-stage companies.