Robbie Allen serves as Chief Executive Officer at Infinia ML. He also is an Angel Investor. He is also the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Automated Insights. Allen is the Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Automated Insights. Robbie Allen oversees all aspects of Automated Insights as well as leads the software development and information technology teams for the company. Prior to founding Automated Insights, Robbie was a Distinguished Engineer, IT at Cisco where he worked for 13 years. During his time at Cisco, Robbie led large-scale IT architecture projects that involved overhauling Cisco's internal infrastructure to a cloud-based solution. He managed teams from 5 to 40 people that developed complex network management software. Just before leaving the company, Robbie designed advanced protocols for Cisco's core router platforms. Before Cisco, Robbie worked at IBM in the Networking Hardware Division and at Lucent in a variety of software engineering positions. Robbie received a BS in Computer Science and a minor in Math from East Carolina University (magna cum laude). He has Masters degrees from MIT in Engineering Management and Civil & Environmental Engineering. He is the author of ten books on a variety of technical topics from O'Reilly, Apress and Addison-Wesley. Robbie has been very active in the startup community for over ten years. He's served as an advisor and mentor to numerous startups and entrepreneurs.
Alex Iskold serves as Managing Director at Techstars. He was a Board Member at Tapslash. He is a Board Member and Advisor at Metro Africa Xpress. He also serves as Board Member at Impact Health. He also serves as an Advisor at Patch Homes. He founded AdaptiveBlue and was its Board Member. He and his team developed a tool, called Small Worlds, which automatically identified structural problems in large-scale software syste Iskold previous startup, Information Laboratory, was focused on applying the ideas of Complexity Science to software engineering. After Information Laboratory was acquired by IBM, he worked in the IBM Automated Software Quality group as an architect. He also serves as Advisor and Board Member at Standard Analytics. He also serves as a Board Member and Advisor at MAX Delivery. He is also an Angel investor.
Wayne is Chief Commercial Officer at wercker. Wercker is a platform and tool to rapidly develop, build and deploy containerized applications and microservices for the modern cloud Wayne has worked in a variety of roles within the web technology sphere including in venture capital, software engineering, product management, product marketing, marketing, operations, strategic partnerships, communications and branding. Wayne has held a variety of management roles developing technology businesses through various growth phases including early and mid stage startups. Additionally, Wayne has been involved in taking a variety of SaaS based products to market in the B2B/Enterprise space, from project management solutions to public sector funding management systems. Wayne received a BEng honours degree in Software Engineering from the University of Manchester (formerly UMIST)
Garrett Camp is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chairman at Uber. He co-founded StumbleUpon and served as its Chairman. He is also the Founder of Expa. He is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board Member at Operator. He co-founded and served as Chairman at StumbleUpon & BlackJet. Expa integrates his 10 years of startup experience into an efficient system for developing new companies. He founded Uber in 2009, to help people easily request car service via a mobile app. Uber now provides on-demand car service in more than 50 cities worldwide, and has raised over $300m in venture capital. Garrett is chairman & advisor to Uber. He completed his Bachelor's and Masters in Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he researched collaborative systems, evolutionary algorithms and information retrieval. He is also a 2007 recipient of MIT Technology Review's TR35 award.
Toni is a partner at True Ventures. From 2006-2014, he was CEO of True portfolio company Automattic, where he helped WordPress.com become a top 10 global internet destination with close to a billion monthly visitors. His career in technology began during his software engineering days at Crystal River Engineering where he built 3D audio simulators for NASA. Later, he was the vice president of technology at Aureal Semiconductor (acquired by Creative Labs). He originally joined the startup ecosystem when he co-founded Uplister, a venture-backed music recommendation startup. However, it was his CEO role at Oddpost that impacted his career path most significantly. Yahoo acquired Oddpost in 2004, forming the basis of Yahoo Mail, which was then used by more than 250 million people around the world. When Toni joined Yahoo’s executive ranks, he created the Yahoo Developer Network. After joining True and while still leading the team at Automattic, he started blog search engine Sphere (acquired by AOL) with now fellow True partner Tony Conrad. Voted Startup CEO of the Year at the Crunchies, Toni’s leadership style is commended by many of those who have worked for and with him. When he’s not running a company or advising another, you can find him in his VW van exploring the U.S. with his family, coaching San Francisco Little League baseball, or tinkering with old cars.
BORQS International Holding Company
Hareesh Joined Borqs in June 2009 and comes with a wealth of experience in the mobile industry. He has managed Global Software Engineering Teams in Motorola and has experience in delivering world class mobile products. He also has experience in business development and setting up new software centers. Hareesh is now engaged in supporting international carriers and OEMs.
Magenta Venture Partners
Ran Levitzky is a General Partner at Magenta Venture Partners, looking to invest in Israeli and Israeli related early stage technology startups across multiple domains including Enterprise, Industry 4.0, Automotive, Mobility, AI enablement, Fintech, and Smart Cities. Before co-founding Magenta Venture Partners, Ran was Principal at Viola Ventures - an Israeli top tier venture capital firm managing over $1B and there Ran co-led multiple early stage investments. Ran’s previous experience includes overall product strategy at Amdocs (Nasdaq: DOX), leading product management at a VC backed AI startup, strategic projects for Electronic Arts and Google, and software engineering roles at Microsoft, Verint Systems, and the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Ran holds a BA (magna cum laude) in Computer Science from IDC Herzliya and an MBA from London Business School.
Versatile all-round tech leader, engineer & scientist. Generalist, Jack of All Trades, and Chuck Norris of Internet of Things, with two decades of experience in software and cloud services engineering. Built successful products ranging from embedded devices to global cloud software with unparalleled scalability and security. I live Lean & Agile. Started coding in Pascal with 12 years, built my first PC from components around 14, and by 15 I started making money by coding web pages as a freelancer. Ever since, I stayed curious and sailed on the wave of modern technologies. With unquenchable thirst to understanding everything, in depth, eventually I realized I became a technology generalist. Over the past decade, I have acquired a deep, full-stack expertise in IoT: processing radio modulations, through hardware design, embedded software engineering, manufacturing & supply chain management, large-scale, distributed back-end engineering, design of user and management interfaces, APIs, and applications. Speaker at IoT conferences and technical copywriter. IoT coach, mentor and evangelist. Guitarist and backing vocalist of couple of rock bands. Passionate motorbiker with need for speed. My hobbies include composing, music production, blockchain, hashchain, cryptocurrencies, autonomous cars, autonomous flight, particle physics and astrophysics. Today, I leverage my broad skillset as CEO & CTO of LORIOT, building the future of IoT.