Ten six-minute product launches and four ninety-second product pitches.
Innovation often starts in the consumer space. Don't miss this chance to witness demonstrations of the latest hot products that could be the next iPad, Leapfrog or TiVo.
Gabriel Adiv is founder and CEO of TuneUp.
Varun Arora is Co-Founder & CEO of GotoCamera.
Previously General Manager at the R&D subsidiary of a Singapore-based mobile operator, prior to which he was Senior Director at EdgeMatrix (mobile + Internet consulting firm) and held a number of positions at Planetasia in India in his first "real" job, where he consulted on projects involving audience development and Web strategy.
Walter Bachtiger is founder and CEO of VoiceBase.
Mr. Bahadur is a key director on the board of Ether2 Corporation. His responsibilities include fund raising, corporate marketing, and composing the successful strategic direction of Ether2. Prior to Ether2, he was a Co-Founder and served as Chief Information Officer of $20 million vulnerability risk management company Foundstone with 5 offices around the United States and 1 office in Singapore. Foundstone was sold to McAfee Inc in September 2004 for an all cash deal of $86 million. Foundstone offered a unique combination of proprietary software, services, and education to help customers mitigate and manage the digital security risks inherent in doing business.
As co-founder of Foundstone Inc, Bahadur's duties ranged beyond traditional CIO requirements. Key activities included growing Foundstone Inc from 6 to 130 employees with areas of responsibility such as business development, marketing, consulting and training.
Prior to starting Foundstone Bahadur worked at Ernst and Young assisting in developing information security practice. He performed numerous penetration studies and network reviews covering various firewalls, Windows NT and Novell networks, Web servers and Internet connectivity, SAP security in UNIX and Windows NT environments, routers, and different flavors of UNIX. Bahadur was responsible for client service, developing methodology, developing content for Vulnerability Service of the eSecurity Solutions group, assisted in developing and teaching the "Extreme Hacking - Defending Your Site".
Prior to Ernst and Young, Bahadur was a Senior Consultant at Price Waterhouse LLP, responsible for security team, conducting security reviews of Global 2000 clients and developing methodologies for security reviews.
Bahadur holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Information Systems from New York University.
Joe Betts-LaCroix is EVP of Engineering at SeePort.
Floyd S. Butterfield has over twenty-five years of experience in the biofuels industry. Mr. Butterfield serves as Director of Engineering and Manufacturing and is a Board member for Diversified Ethanol in Eagle Grove, Iowa, a small public ethanol manufacturer capable of producing 0.5 to 4 million gallons per year with multiple plants.
Prior to his tenure at Diversified Ethanol, Mr. Butterfield founded FSB Energy, a provider of design, construction and operational consulting services to the biofuel and geothermal industries. Mr. Butterfield also founded and served as COO of Curbside Container Company, where he developed six patents related to recycling containers. He also served as CEO of FSB Farming, a grower of carrots and tomatoes for large packing operations. Mr. Butterfield also designed and built a small fuel alcohol plant which won the California Fuel Alcohol Plant Design Competition sponsored by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Mr. Butterfield holds a B. A. in Geophysics from Occidental College and attended the Colorado School of Mines Geophysics Masters Program.
Graham Campbell received the BScEE and MScEE degrees from the University of Manitoba in Canada. After working in industry in Canada he emigrated to the USA and established with a classmate a company providing consulting services related to control systems to NASA, the US Air Force, and the U.S. Army. Subsequent to this he joined Penn State University where he taught and also directed Computer Science activities at the 20 Commonwealth Campuses of the Penn State system while completing his PhD in Computer Science.
He returned to Canada in the mid 70s for a four year stint as Science Advisor to the Premier of Manitoba. He was a Professor of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology for over 20 years, where he was responsible for the courses related to data communications.
In working with fourteen students who completed their PhDs under his direction, Dr. Campbell and his team invented the Distributed Queue Switch Architecture (DQSA) which is currently being commercialized by Ether2 Corporation.
Andrew Carmody is Board Director of GotoCamera.
Founder and CEO of A2, Carmody was previously Regional Director with J. Walter Thompson, and a successful entrepreneur.
Goldie Cheng is Co-Founder and Director of Business Development for HealthInReach.
Patrick Cosson is Vice President of Marketing at Veebeam.
Cosson joined Veebeam in December of 2009. He is a 20-year veteran of the consumer electronics and web services industries. He has a successfully launching globally innovative hardware and services targeting the fast growing digital media category.
Cosson was previously VP of Marketing at VUDU, the first company to launch an integrated hardware and services platform to deliver internet based video entertainment to the living room. Prior, Cosson was a member of the leadership team of Slim Devices, the leading provider of MP3 music players for the living room, which was acquired by Logitech. Previously, he served as director of marketing communications for Creative Labs and director of product marketing for AOL Music (Spinner/Winamp). Earlier in his career, he worked for Frito-Lay where he participated in the marketing and technical evolution of various snack products.
Cosson holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Cincinnati, and a M.B.A. from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a national of France and US.
Yvan Couture has been involved with Primal from the get-go as one of the original investors, officially joining in May, 2006 as CEO & President. He's responsible for leading corporate strategy, financing, and operations.
No newcomer to the industry, Couture began his career in technology in 1989 and until January 2002, was the Executive Vice President of Mitra Imaging Inc. There he helped grow the firm to a 400-person global technology leader in the healthcare informatics industry, and successfully led the sale of the company to Agfa in 2002. Prior to that he was president of Taaz Corp., a company offering marketing, software documentation and business consulting services to many technology clients.
Couture is also currently Chairman, investor, and advisor of a Toronto-based global online music company, The Official Community Corporation, and was one of the early driving forces behind Communitech, Waterloo's technology association. Today, Communitech is a multimillion-dollar operation and is one of the leading organizations of its kind in North America.
He has an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and has also won several awards â€“ most recently the 2009 Wilfrid Laurier University MBA Alumnus of the Year award.
Vishy Dasari is Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Semantifi.
Dasari has nearly 20 years of IT experience spanning architecture, design and development of enterprise applications, consumer portals, e-commerce solutions, video streaming and Web services.
Prior to cofounding ExeCue, Dasari was the founder of ObjectNet, a software consulting company based out of Atlanta with annual sales revenues of over $6 million. Dasari is also a founding member of TeluguOne.com, a live video portal streaming Telugu language entertainment & movie content to subscribers across 125 countries.
Dasari has a B. Tech. in Electronics and Telecommunications from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India and M.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University, SC.
David Dietrich knows about moving massive amounts of data. Mr. Dietrich has led major network and software projects with staff exceeding 100 employee engineering teams; in fact, if you have ever booked an airline reservation on the Internet, chances are that you have used his systems, which are responsible for more than 10 billion transactions annually. Mr. Dietrich has also been a senior network architect for facial recognition security systems in China's airports where he learned to speak Chinese.
His professional credits also include positions as technical lead for the development of database management systems for companies such as McDonnell Douglas and Houghton Mifflin, and he also directed engineering teams through a full software development cycle for American Express, Travelocity and Navigant International. Additionally, Mr. Dietrich is a past president of the American Marketing Association, and has served as a professor of E-commerce at San Bernadino State University, which is also where he received his MBA in Marketing.
Today, as CEO of Ether2, Mr. Dietrich utilizes all of his skills, both in marketing and raising funds, as well as in assisting the engineering team by writing Ether2's Linux drivers, which is only one of several programming codes in which he is extremely proficient. Based in Southern California, he looks forward to building the premier Layer 2 networking company and steering the ship to the realization of Dr. Graham Campbell's vision...routing without routers and switching without switches.
Kelly Egan is Vice President of Sales at Veebeam.
Mr. Egan is a seasoned executive with over 14 years of operating experience and expertise in creating stakeholder value and strategic direction. An expert in the global sectors of technology, consumer products, and digital media, he has a proven track record of leading growth initiatives for both Fortune 50 companies as well as young start-ups.
Mr. Egan was most recently the Senior Vice President of Business Development, Sales, and Strategy at the leading Internet Television company, Swarmcast. He was responsible for all facets of the company's business development, marketing, and sales operations as well as strategic direction and go-to-market activities. Prior to Swarmcast, Mr. Egan was a member of the corporate strategy and entertainment team at the leading electronics retailer, Best Buy. As the Director of Strategy, Mr. Egan's led efforts to expand Best Buy's offerings and market strategy for its Entertainment and Electronics business through strategic ventures and new growth innovations. During his tenure, Mr. Egan was responsible for building and acquiring new offerings targeting digital distribution platforms, mobile entertainment, and consumer electronics. Previous career highlights include his role as a Senior Management Consultant in the Media and Entertainment practice at IBM Global Strategy Consulting. Mr. Egan began his career at the video game publisher, Activision, where he led their Internet Marketing team.
He holds a BA in Mass Media Studies from Loyola University of Chicago and a MBA from The Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a frequent keynote speaker at technology and media conferences around the world including Digital Hollywood and the Annual New York Media Summit.
Lauren Elliott is founder and CEO of SeePort.
Jenny Fielding is Executive Director of SeePort.
Jonathan Gael is the Chief Operations Officer, responsible for partner licensing, marketing, team building and fund raising. Prior to joining Ether2's founding team, Gael spent many years in enterprise sales and partnership development. Most recently, as Director of Major Accounts for Panda Software International, Gael built relationships with clients such as the Defense Contract Management Agency, the purchasing arm of the Department of Defense, and Los Angeles County Medical Center, the largest County hospital.
Earlier, Gael was a Senior Partner at the management consulting firm, Unfair Advantage, Inc. White at UAI, Gael worked with the senior partners of global law firms such as Pillsbury Winthrop, Coudert Brothers and Latham Watkins, building their internal programs for client development through relationship management programs. Gael also served as a Major Account Representative, winning President's Council Awards for being one of the company's top performers at both Nextel Communications and Teligent Communications.
As a proud Wildcat, Gael enjoys relationships with many University of Arizona Alumni, where he graduated with the degree, Bachelor of Science Business Administration. He also volunteers for the vocational training center, JVS, and he is active with the What a Pair Foundation for cancer research.
Today, based in Los Angeles, Gael and the Ether2 co-founders share a singular vision to become the premier networking company providing solutions for the high performance computing market.
Sanjay Gokhale brings 17 years of investment banking, venture capital, corporate business development, operations and finance and entrepreneurship experience. He has been involved in over $5 Billion dollars in M&A, financing, JV, spin-offs, venture capital investments and licensing transactions. Gokhale holds a MBA from Rice University, Houston, TX and a B.E. from University of Mumbai, India.
In addition, ExeCue has built a fantastic team of product developers, knowledge base designers in US and India.
Harold Hartsell is VP of Engineering at HealthInReach.
Melissa Howatson is Vice President of Finance & Corporate Services at Primal.
Howatson is in charge of all the things that fuel Primal's operations: finance, accounting, payroll, human resources, legal, and office administration.
Before joining Primal, Howatson was Controller with Bend All Automotive, a supplier of automotive components and automation tooling equipment. During her 10 years there, she adapted new processes as the company tripled in size, was part of the management buy-out of Bend All and helped sell the firm to a global company.
While working with KPMG, she obtained her Chartered Accountant designation and was responsible for the audits of several public companies in a variety of industries. And before all of this, she obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Matthew Hurewitz is co-founder of Browsemob.
Bryan J. Jakovcic
Bryan Jakovcic is Co-Founder & President of Uvisor.
Jakovcic founded Uvisor in March 2008 with Jamie J. Sawicki, where he handles the project development and management of Uvisor and plays the role of network admin by night. Jakovcic graduated Seton Hall University with a Bachelor's in Finance.
Spencer Lord is Chief Voice Officer at VoiceBase.
Conor Lumpkin is founder and CEO of Digital Lifestyle Solutions.
Jeff Mullen founded and seeded Dynamics in 2007.
Under Mullen, Dynamics sold arguably the largest paid pilots for on-card technology in the history of banking and closed one of the largest Series A investment rounds in 2009 in payments ($5.7MM).
Mullen is an inventor on over 150 pending and issued patents ranging from mainstream consumer electronics for Apple, Inc., to children's electronic toys for Anderson Press. Mullen is considered one of the most prolific young inventors in the United States and has won many of the world's most prestigious international business plan competitions, including the Rice Business Plan Competition, Carnegie Mellon McGinnis Venture Competition, and the University of San Francisco Business Plan Competition.
Mullen began his career at the prestigious law firm of Fish & Neave ('01-'07), where he was a patent attorney. Here, Mullen brought in millions of dollars of new business, managed a group of patent agents and attorneys, and prosecuted, licensed, and litigated patents as well as performed a variety of general corporate transactional work. Mullen's practice covered a wide range of technologies including financial instruments, trading systems, nanotechnology, power systems, deep-sub micron transistor design, telecommunication protocols, Web 2.0 technologies, interactive toys, signal processing, interactive television, mobile devices, and analog circuitry.
Eager to incubate a technology startup, Mullen attended the Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business. Within a few months of starting his MBA, Mullen incorporated Dynamics and was managing a handful of Dynamics' engineers in an off-campus office. While in Tepper's MBA program, Mullen grew the company to seven employees and obtained arguably the largest paid-pilots for an on-card technology in the history of banking. A few days before Mullen's commencement, Mullen received his first $MM term sheet from a national venture capitalist.
Mullen received a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon ('01), a JD at New York Law School, Evening Division ('05), and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, where he was a James R. Swartz (co-founder of Accel) Entrepreneurial Fellow. He is a member of the Patent Bar, New York Bar, and Connecticut Bar.
Bruce Padula has over twenty years of technology sector sales and marketing experience. Most recently Mr. Padula was Senior VP of Sales for Gyration where he marketed and sold end-user products in the consumer electronics industry and remote control products in the professional presentation and education markets.
Prior to joining Gyration, Mr. Padula held various senior management positions including Vice President of Sales for Samsung, Vice President of Field Marketing for Novell, and Vice President of Sales for Santa Clara Systems. Mr. Padula possesses a proven track record of building successful organizations and instilling a focus on quality, service, and support.
Mr. Padula holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from Colgate University.
Shree Pragada is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Semantifi.
Pragada brings over 17 years of experience in marketing, risk management and large scale data analytics at Citigroup, Fleet, Chase, and Advanta and for the last four years as an entrepreneur.
At Citigroup, Pragada oversaw customer marketing across 42 International Credit Cards markets as a Marketing Director. Taking an analytics approach to marketing, Pragada delivered $38M in additional revenues in 2005 for International Cards Division. As SVP of Decision Management at Citicards division of Citigroup, Pragada lead strategic analytics for an $84B credit card portfolio to deliver nearly $300 million in new revenues beating target by 200%.
Pragada has a B. Tech. in Computer Science from Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India, and M.S. in Computer Information Sciences from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Thomas J. Quinn
Thomas Quinn is President and CEO of E-Fuel Corporation.
Thomas Quinn has over thirty years of leadership experience in the high-tech sector. Mr. Quinn has built four successful start-up companies, the most recent being Gyration, Inc., the patent holder of the Nintendo Wii controller.
At Gyration, where Mr. Quinn served as president and CEO, he raised $40 million in equity financing and in 2004 sold the company to Thomson, Inc. Prior to Gyration, Mr. Quinn founded Samsung Information Systems America (SISA), a servicer of memory storage products in San Jose, CA, which he grew to $200 million in revenues. Prior to SISA, Mr. Quinn was President of Novell, Inc., the country's first local network company. While at Novell, Mr. Quinn helped grow revenues to over a billion dollars and achieved a 60% profit margin. Prior to Novell, Mr. Quinn helped develop the industry's first micro processor interface hard disk drive at Seagate (Shugart Associates).
Mr. Quinn has multiple patents in the areas of inertia gyro and human motion translation. Mr. Quinn attended De Anza College.
Iain Richardson is Chief Scientist at SeePort.
Kian Saneii is CEO of Independa.
Most recently, he was General Manager, Websense Wireless, 2005 â€“ 2008, in which he was responsible for launching and growing the wholly-owned division of Websense from the ground up, including developing new carrier-centric technology and product lines, and establishing new global distribution partners. Full P&L responsibilities.
Scott Sangster is founder and CEO of HealthInReach.
Jamie J. Sawicki
Jamie Sawicki is Co-Founder & President of Uvisor.
Sawicki founded Uvisor in March 2008 with Bryan J. Jakovcic. He handles corporate project management, product development, and web design. Sawicki graduated Seton Hall University with a Bachelor's in Finance.
Luca Scalisi is CFO of Digital Lifestyle Solutions.
Andrew Shields is Chairman of GotoCamera.
Founder and Chairman of A2 (a Singapore-based business building and acceleration firm); previously 15 years with IBM, working across many regions and industries in many executive positions culminating in his final role as Global VP for Business Development and Strategic Sales.
Peter Sweeney is Founder & Co-President of Primal.
A serial entrepreneur, Sweeney has extensive experience creating and growing Internet-based companies. He's passionate and focused on disruptive innovations that provide new mass-market opportunities. And as Primal's Co-President, he's the go-to guy for R&D, product development and market strategy.
Sweeney's vision is manifested in "thought networking" as an essential aspect of our digital lives. He has several patents and patents pending covering foundational technologies and applications within knowledge representation, with his work in facet analysis, semantic synthesis and adaptive classification systems underlying Primal Fusion's technology platform.
Before starting Primal, Sweeney was Co-Founder, CEO, and later CTO of Indimensions Entertainment Group (now The Official Community Corporation), a global network of online communities for major recording artists.
As a technologist, Sweeney continues his collaborations on the semantic technology platform at Primal. He has designed and managed development projects across a range of e-business initiatives, including taxonomy and content management, e-commerce, and community applications. Past work includes one of the entertainment industry's first B2B Internet marketplaces.
Sweeney began programming computers at age 11. He started his academic studies in engineering and science, eventually switching to business to support his entrepreneurial ambitions. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
In 2009, Sweeney was named a member of Waterloo Region Record's 40 Under 40, as one of the region's most inspiring young leaders. He is a member of information sciences advisory board for The Lifeboat Foundation, and a Loran Award mentor for The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation. As a thought leader, he has spoken at numerous conferences, including the Semantic Technology Conference, Web 3.0, and IA Summit.
Andrew Vought is Chief Executive Officer of Veebeam.
Andrew Vought is a 30-year veteran of semiconductor and technology companies, with a history of building market leading businesses and successful teams. He joined Veebeam by way of the merger with Artimi where he was the CEO since 2008 and Director since 2004.
Vought joined from BroadLight, where as CEO, he built the company to be the market share leader in Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) chipsets. Vought built BroadLight to volume shipments and raised $41M in three venture rounds. Vought previously served in the Office of the President at GlobespanVirata (formerly known as Virata). Earlier, as CFO of Virata, he helped lead the company from start-up mode through a successful IPO, which culminated in the company becoming the market share leader of DSL semiconductors and software. At Virata, Vought raised $668 million in five private and public rounds, acquired and integrated five companies and made four venture investments. Prior to Virata, Vought served as a general partner of Cheyenne Capital Corporation, a private investment firm and has served on numerous public and private technology company Boards of Director in Europe and California. Earlier in his career, he served as CFO of Micro Power Systems, and held finance and operations management positions with Diasonics, Texas Instruments Europe and General Electric.
Vought holds Bachelor's degrees in finance and environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Dennis Whittler has over 25 years experience in senior financial positions primarily with high technology companies, including Chief Financial Officer for public companies listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Most recently Mr. Whittler was CFO for Vycon, Inc. a manufacturer of clean energy flywheel storage products.
Prior to joining Vycon, Mr. Whittler held various senior management positions including Chief Financial Officer for Gyration a manufacturer of computer peripheral products, ICS Advent a manufacturer of rack mount computers, Proxima Corporation a manufacturer of data-video projectors and Topaz Inc. a manufacturer of various electrical power products. In addition, Mr. Whittler has significant experience in international manufacturing, strategic planning, operations, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Whittler holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University.
Li Yi is Co-Founder & CTO of GotoCamera.
Previously Head of Technology at the R&D subsidiary of a Singapore-based mobile operator, prior to which he held a development position at EdgeMatrix (mobile + Internet consulting firm). Prior to EdgeMatrix, Li Yi worked at The University of Waterloo (Canada), and NASA MODIS Group (Boston, USA).