A visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist, he founded S2Tech, a global IT company based in Chesterfield, Missouri, with an offshore development center in Hyderabad, India. S2Tech specializes in Project Management, IT Consulting, and Quality Management.
Committed to philanthropy, he supports academically bright students from economically disadvantaged families in India through the Fortune Fund, a non-profit organization.
Adjunct Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Surbhi Kaul, an alumna of Harvard Business School, is an experienced professional with expertise in leading product design, development, and strategy in Fortune 500 companies.
With over 20 years of experience, Surbhi Kaul has led product and engineering teams at major tech firms like Google, YouTube, Netflix, and Cisco. In the last decade, she successfully launched numerous AI-driven products and played a key role in Google Home and Google Assistant's advancements.
Surbhi's motivational leadership style drives cross-functional initiatives for the digital transformation of services and enterprise business.
Passionate business leader with a track record of achievements in developing and scaling technology firms, demonstrating expertise in driving top-line growth, fostering product and marketing innovation, and achieving significant market share increases.
Co-founder of Sarvega, acquired by Intel and now featured as a case study at Harvard Business School.
Collaborative team player, passionate about developing talent and providing coaching to individuals.
Ken Burke has been a practicing entrepreneur for 25 years. He founded and sold MarketLive, an enterprise-class eCommerce that did over $2 Billion in sales in a year. A serial tech entrepreneur, Ken has led four successful companies so far.
Currently, he is heading two eLearning companies—EntrepreneurNOW! Network and Microcasting Networks.
He is also an author and a mentor for several start-ups. His teachings guide and aid 1000s of entrepreneurs every year.
An experienced technology professional turned entrepreneur with over two decades of experience as a technologist, developer, investor, advisor, and cloud infrastructure enthusiast.
Co-founder of Pensando, an IT services and consulting firm that was acquired by AMD in 2022.
The business leader is aiming to build Lego blocks for a better cloud.
Padmini Murthy, a tech marketing major from San Francisco State University, is an expert in B2B SaaS Marketing, specializing in both PLG (product-led growth) and enterprise solutions. With over 15 years of experience, she has navigated all stages and scales of startups. Prior to her marketing career, she demonstrated proficiency as a database developer, coding in SQL and PLSQL.
An IIT Roorkee graduate and alumni of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management, Mohan Iyer is a seasoned technology and marketing expert, boasting nearly three decades of experience.
He specializes in bringing new products to market, demonstrating proficiency in strategic planning, market research, and analysis.
A passionate evangelist, he is skilled in communicating product visions internally and externally. He is also known for securing funding from the government and industry for tech development initiatives.
A Machine Learning expert and author, Ashish seamlessly integrates his technical and managerial skills to reach new pinnacles.
With an IIT background and dual MBAs from York University and Kellogg School of Business, he boasts over 19 years of experience in the tech sector.
As the author of Advanced Natural Language Processing with TensorFlow 2, this tech enthusiast aspires to master Kung Fu alongside his technological pursuits.
Raghu is a distinguished technology leader and entrepreneur with a stellar track record in software product development, infrastructure, business/digital transformation, and executive management.
As a proficient team leader, he excels in aligning technology with business objectives, crafting vision/strategy, and adeptly managing budgets.
Drawing on his data-driven approach, Raghu applies his vast expertise to make informed decisions and adeptly manages numerous projects concurrently.
Sekhar Sarukkai is a versatile professional with expertise in technology, entrepreneurship, education, and investment.
Sekhar started his journey as a Computer Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center and later ventured into entrepreneurship. Over the last three decades, he has achieved several milestones as the founder of startups, including Skyhigh Networks (acquired by McAfee), Securent (acquired by Cisco), Confluent (acquired by Oracle), and Micrograam.
Currently, he serves as a Capstone Lecturer for the graduate MICS program, is a part of the External Advisory Committee for the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and is a key advisor and LP at Berkeley Skydeck.
Srujana Kaddevarmuth is AI leader at Walmart. She is a seasoned machine learning leader, sought out advisor and an expert evangelist. She has held numerous positions in data science & artificial Intelligence in the technology & Consumer industry. Being an avid Advocate of using data science & AI for social good she serves on the board of United Nations Association, SF chapter. She is the Senior Fellow at World 2050 and has been recognized as Laureate by American Insights Organization.
Chief Supply Chain Officer Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC
Bhavani Subramaniam, a seasoned leader in global logistics and supply chain management across retail and consumer sectors, is a graduate of IIM and holds a degree from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. With a successful 28-year career, Bhavani has garnered extensive experience working with customer-centric organizations like Walmart, Starbucks, and Amazon. He currently serves as the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC.
Thipps Hariyaplar, a Senior Engineering Leader at Google, is known for his visionary leadership and passion for technology. With a specialization in Software Engineering and Enterprise Business applications, he excels in developing technology strategies, custom web application development, data engineering, system integrations, and IT operations. Thipps has a distinguished career that includes roles at LinkedIn, Apple, Agilent, Avago, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Michelin Tires, spanning across North America, Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia. He is adept at building, coaching, mentoring, and managing large software engineering teams with diverse skill sets.
Kaitki, founder, President, and CTO of A5G Networks, Inc., is a results-driven technology entrepreneur with extensive leadership and management experience in the wireless, wireline, and cable industries. Renowned for innovation, she leads disruptions in end-to-end telecom networks for RAN, Voice, and packet core, driving product and solution architecture aligned with the latest technology trends.
Her illustrious career includes founding Parallel Wireless, Inc. and A5G Networks, Inc.
She holds an MBA from Babson College, a Product Strategy certificate from Kellogg, and a bachelor's degree in computer science from IIT Roorkee.
Currently, she serves as the President and CTO of A5G Networks, Inc.
Amit Bhatnagar, an IIT Roorkee graduate, is a senior technology leader specializing in Business Intelligence & AI/ML. With extensive experience in delivering large technology programs across corporate finance, HR, legal, and sales functions, he is renowned for his expertise. Amit is a sought-after speaker at business and technology conferences, where he shares insights on analytics and automation. Currently, he is employed at Google.
Pankaj Misra has dedicated his career to creating and executing strategic projects that consistently drive year-over-year growth and revenues.
An IIM graduate, he has excelled in designing, developing, and deploying novel products and solutions.
Pankaj is also known for his expertise in strengthening relationships with clients, stakeholders, and personnel. Committed to empowering future industry leaders, he engages in training, mentoring, coaching, and professional development initiatives.
Currently, he serves as the Chief Transformation & Growth Officer - Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance at Atos.
Ankur Jain, with degrees from prestigious universities Georgia Institute of Technology and Berkeley MBA, has had a flawless career journey. His professional path includes stops at IIT and Qualcomm. Currently, Ankur is associated with Apple as Engineering Manager - Competitive Analysis.
Kapil Hetamsaria is a dynamic professional with a background in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is the co-founder & CEO of two successful startups, www.viddl.com and www.velvetcase.com, and boasts over a decade of corporate experience, with notable roles at McKinsey & Co and Microsoft.
A TiE Charter Member, Kapil is well-connected in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He has also served as the Executive Advisor at L'Oreal India, where he focused on M&A, JV, partnerships, and investments.
Currently, he holds the prestigious position of Vice President at C3 AI.
Ashutosh holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University and is renowned as a serial entrepreneur and educator. He is the mastermind behind Make3D, a groundbreaking technology that can generate 3D models from a single still image, and RoboBrain, a vast knowledge engine for robots.
His groundbreaking work has earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious TR35 Innovator Award by MIT Technology Review, NSF Career Award, and Google Faculty Award. Currently, Ashutosh serves as the Co-Founder and CEO of Caspar AI, a company recognized among CB Insights' Top 100 AI Companies.
Head of Brand Ads & Analytics + Product Management, Amazon
With over 15 years of experience in product and strategy, Deependra, a Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University alumnus, is passionate about building businesses at the intersection of technology, advertising, and finance.
He began his career as a Digital Transformation consultant, working with esteemed organizations like Bain&Company, Accenture, Deutsche Bank, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation after earning his degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Throughout his career, he has successfully built products at various stages that have touched over 2 billion users and generated over $10 billion in revenue.
Currently, he is the Head of Brand Ads and Analytics, Product Management at Amazon, where he continues to drive innovation and impact.
Anukur, an IITian with a degree from the University of Calgary, is an award-winning professional known for his natural analytical and critical-thinking approach to problem-solving.
He has amassed a wealth of diverse experience by working on various aspects of semiconductor manufacturing lines.
Anukur is proficient in the use of analytical techniques for failure analysis, as well as optical and structural characterization.
Currently, he is associated with NVIDIA AS Senior Electrical Failure Analysis.
Neha is a Product Leader with 11+ years of experience in Ads, Analytics, and Commerce. Currently, she heads Meta’s Ad Reporting suite, driving 85% of Meta's revenue. Prior to this, she worked at Google, leading teams of product managers at Google Analytics, Lift Measurement, and B2B Google Shopping. She is also an angel investor and mentors 20+ consumer tech start-ups. Neha has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University, New York, and a Bachelor in Economics and Statistics from Lady Shri Ram College, India.
Neha has lived and worked in the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa and Israel.