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    • Bradley Rotter, Rivetz

      Bradley Rotter, Rivetz 

      Bradley Rotter, co-chair Rivetz and is former chairman of AirPatrol, acquired by Sysorex by in April 2014. Bradley is a visionary investor who has pioneered investment in many new alternative investments classes beginning with Hedge Funds in 1982 while speculating on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He traded Government Bonds for EF Hutton on Wall Street before returning to Chicago to the Board of Trade. Bradley moved to San Francisco in mid-1980s to be close to the technology fountainhead of the Bay Area. He is best k

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    • Gaurav Tewari, Managing Director of SAP Ventures

      Gaurav Tewari, Managing Director of SAP Ventures 

      Gaurav Tewari is Managing Director of SAP Ventures where he leads expansion- and later-stage investments in Enterprise and Consumer technology companies. Prior to SAP Ventures, Gaurav was Principal of Boston-based Highland Capital Partners leading early and growth-stage investments.  Previously, Gaurav was a Corporate Strategy executive at Microsoft Corporation and spent a number of years with McKinsey & Company.  He started his career in engineering, operations, and product management roles at Microsoft and IBM Research.  Gaurav received his MBA from the W

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    • Marlon Nichols, Director at Intel Capital

      Marlon Nichols, Director at Intel Capital 

      Marlon Nichols is a Director and Kauffman Fellow at Intel Capital. In this role, Marlon champions the seed-stage investment program for the Ultrabook and Perceptual Computing investment sectors. He works closely with the startup ecosystem to source, invest in, and advise early-stage, high-growth technology companies that produce cloud services, internet, and mobility solutions with an emphasis on new user experiences and perceptual computing. Marlon spent his first two years with Intel Capital focusing on enterprise software investments; during that time he was involved with the

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    • Devon Crews, Citrix

      Devon Crews, Citrix 

      Devon Crews is a technologist, designer, entrepreneur, and investor. Devon is on the leadership team at the Citrix Startup Accelerator, funding and fostering world-changing mobile, cloud and collaboration technologies. She is focused on growing the Innovators and Seed programs, and establishing a global network of business leaders and investors. Devon was instrumental in the formation of early online, mobile, commerce and clean technologies. She launched popular products ranging from Spider-Man online to the first shopping app, and has led several successful Si

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    • John Martin, Baker Botts

      John Martin, Baker Botts 

      John Martin is the Partner-in-Charge of the Palo Alto, California, office for Baker Botts and a member of the firm’s executive committee. He also serves as the firmwide Technology Sector Chair. John’s 30 years of experience with Baker Botts have concentrated on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance, joint ventures, outsourcing transactions and general corporate matters. John has extensive experience in representing both purchasers and sellers in complex M&A transactions involving both public and private

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    • Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management

      Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management 

      Susan Robinson is Public Affairs Director for Waste Management.  She has worked in the environmental industry for 30 years in roles that span the public sector, non-profit, consultancy, and over twenty years in the private sector.   Her experience includes global commodity marketing, research and analysis of industry trends, and twenty years managing municipal solid waste and recycling contracts. Susan has worked for Waste Management since 1999, with much of her time interfacing with local governments. She has been instrumental in the company’s implementation of innovative new programs on t

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    • Jody Thelander, J Thelander Consulting

      Jody Thelander, J Thelander Consulting 

      J Thelander Consulting is headed by Jody Thelander, a compensation executive with more than 20 years of professional experience. The Thelander Surveys and Reports have become a well-respected and highly desired tool for compensation decision-makers in the private business sector. This year, Thelander announced a new partnership with Pitchbook. Jody speaks publicly on executive compensation, investment firm and corporate venture compensation topics, including events hosted by BayBio, BioHouston, Global Corporate Venturing, National Venture Capital Association, MedTech Women, JPMorgan, Pitchb

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    • Phil Wickham, President and CEO of the Center for Venture Education

      Phil Wickham, President and CEO of the Center for Venture Education 

      Phil serves as the President and CEO of the Kauffman Fellows (KF) in Palo Alto, California, US. The mission of the Kauffman Fellows is to develop the next generation of leaders in venture capital. Success for Phil means that entrepreneurs are building more enduring companies and investors are achieving superior returns. Overseeing all aspects of KF, Phil continues to push the program’s international expansion. He also has a special passion for venture capital’s opportunities globally in helping to meet societal needs. Phil is a veteran venture investor and star

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    • Erik Vermeulen, Senior Counsel Corporate, Philips, and Professor of Business and Financial Law, Tilburg University Law School

      Erik Vermeulen, Senior Counsel Corporate, Philips, and Professor of Business and Financial Law, Tilburg University Law School 

      Erik Vermeulen is Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University and Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). He is also Senior Counsel Corporate of Philips (a technology company) in the Netherlands. Much of his current research focuses on the life cycle of a company - from idea to fully mature company, the sources of capital available at each stage of a company’s development, and the importance of collaborations and partnerships with other firms and institutions to ensure innovation, growth and value creation. In the context of the corporate life cycle, he also examines int

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    • Daniel Carter, Investment Director at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures

      Daniel Carter, Investment Director at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures 

      Daniel Carter is Investment Director at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, serving Saudi Aramco’s corporate venturing activities.  He has financed energy companies --venture and mature-- since the 1990's with a proven track record of exits and IPOs. Previously, Daniel was Principal at Conduit Ventures and prior to that Vice President at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup. Daniel is on the Investor Advisory Board of DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a Council Member of NASA & Nike’s Launch.org and Board member of London Business School Energy Club

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