IEEE N3XT® Speakers and Judges

Portfolio of Speakers and Judges

Adnan Raza

Senior Business Strategy Consultant | Mackenzie Investments

Akhil Sivanandan

Co-Founder | Green Story
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Alicia Varughese

Executive Associate | Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Allan Tear

Co-Founder and Managing Partner | Betaspring, Immediate Past IEEE Entrepreneurship Chair and IEEE N3XT® Star Judge

Alpesh Shah

Senior Director, IEEE Standards Association

Alvin Chen

Co-Founder of VascuLogic
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Amy Balliett

Co-Founder & CEO of Killer Infographics

Ana Baltodano

Director of Portfolio Success, Founder Institute HQ

Ana Luisa Santos

Co-Founder of MobGeek
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Andreas Neumeier

Employee Number One, Intrapreneur, Technologist, Strategist, Marketeer

Aneshia Y. Smith

Executive Director | Aneshia Y. Smith Institute for Women and Girls

April Dunford

RocketWatcher Startup Marketing

Arjun R Pillai

Co-founder & CEO | Profoundis

Ashar Baig

Director, Technology Planning and Strategy at Huawei Technologies
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Avery Francis

Senior Talent Manger,

Ayanna Howard

Chief Technology Officer at Zyrobotics

Barry Hutt

CEO of Viviota Software Driving Data Innovation

Bill Blackstone

General Manager | Galvanize

Blake Lloyd

Co-Founder, Iris Power

Brian Meece

Co-Founder & CEO of RocketHub
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Bruno Meyer

manager Business Development | RTE (The French Electric Transmission Operator) & 2018 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership

Caitlin MacGregor

CEO & Co-founder of Plum

Cannon Patel

Founder | Cannon Technology Group LLC
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Charles Myers

President & CEO | Airgain
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Courtney Powell

President and Owner | AceApplications, LLC
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Craig Barratt

Industry Leader | Wireless Technology and Communications

David Smith

Business Leader, Futurist, Keynote Speaker & Wicked Problem Solver
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Derek Newton

Assistant Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship at University of Toronto

Devon Ryan

Founder of LION Mobile and IEEE-USA Board Young Professionals Representative
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Dillan DiGiovanni

Integrative Health Coach, Speaker, and Writer
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Drew Taylor

CEO | AstroPrint
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Eddie Čustović

Project Manager – Engineering | LEAP (Learn Experience Access Professions) and 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large

Elena Iosef

Associate Lawyer at Dipchand LLP

Emilio Sepulveda

Co-Founder & CEO at Natural Machines
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Eric Tobias

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Farooq Khan


Fawzi Behmann

Chairman, IEEE Communications & Signal Processing Combined Chapter at IEEE
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Ganesh Subramanian

Mentor & Chief of Operations | Team Dronix, Liaison, IEEE & S/C Young Professionals
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Gerry Roston

CEO of Civionics

Graham Fuller

Senior Relationship Manager, Mercer Consumer’s Professional Occupations Practice
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Hall T. Martin

Founder and CEO of the Texas Entrepreneur Network
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Helge Seetzen

CEO of TandemLaunch
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Hiba Latifee

Research Assistant | Korea University of Technology and Education's BioRobotics Lab, Vice-Chair, Awards & IEEE N3XT Stars Program

James Slifierz

Co-Founder, SkyWatch Space Applications
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Jessica F. Winchester

Associate at Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

Jim Jefferies

2015 President of IEEE-USA

John Cyrus

Senior IT Executive & Corporate Portfolio Manager | USPTO, Vice Chair, Government Relations of IEEE Entrepreneurship

John Martin Taboada

Founder of Taboada Research Instruments, Inc. and Jonanni’s Just Yogurt

John Pavon

President and Founder | Pavon Manufacturing Group
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Joseph Pinkerton

Founder-CEO Clean Energy Labs
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Joshua Windmiller

CTO, Co-Founder | Biolinq, Inc.
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Joy Laskar

Co-Founder and CTO/SVP | Maja Systems
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Judith M. Williams

Founder | Magic Deer Consulting & former Global Head of Diversity | Dropbox

Kamal Hassan

Founder and CEO of IncMind; Director of Founder Institute Toronto
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Kelly Hoey

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Author | Build Your Dream Network

Ken Stauffer

Serial Entrepreneur | 2015-2016 Chair, IEEE Entrepreneurship

Kevin Koym

Founder and CEO | Tech Ranch
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Kevin Noertker

Co-Founder and CEO | Ampaire
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Kim Hunter

VP, Communications & Engagement | Aclima
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Kurt Peterson, Phd

President | KP - MEMS
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Laine Powell

Founder & Executive Director | Tech Sassy Girlz
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Leslie Martinich

Founder and President of Competitive Focus,

Lynette Kucsma

Co-Founder & CMO at Natural Machines
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Mahbubul Alam

CTO/CMO | Movimento

Maria Mokhnatkina

Engineering Leader & Entrepreneur
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Mario Milicevic

Staff Communication Systems Engineer | MaxLinear and 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large

Mark Wingate

Chairman of the Board, Maxi Volt Corporation

Marylin Ma

Communitech Rev Accelerator

Matt Glazer

Executive Director for the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce
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Matthew Fiedler

Co-Founder & CTO | re:3D

Mauro Togneri

Mauro Togneri, Consultant

Melissa Marshall

Scientific Presentations Expert

Mellie Price

Executive Director of Technology Innovation at the Dell Medical School
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Meredith Perry

Founder and CEO | uBeam

Meshell Baker

Founder/Owner of Meshell Baker Enterprises

Michael Hyatt

Dragon on CBC's Next Gen Den

Michael Katchen

Founder and CEO of Wealthsimple

Mohammad Asad Rehman Chaudhry

Executive Director, Soptimizer
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Muhammad Bilal Javed

Founder | SchoolX, Liaison, Young Professionals Sub-Committee of the Industry Engagement Sub-Committee of IEEE Entrepreneurship
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Nicole Toomey Davis

President, CEO, Co-Founder | Enclavix, LLC, Vice Chair, Digital Presence
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Nivas Ravichandran

Product Marketer for the CRM Software Freshsales | Freshworks, Vice Chair, Education of IEEE Entrepreneurship

Oleg Logvinov

Director of Special Assignments in STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division
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Pascal Nsame

2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large
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Peter Haas

Associate Director | Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative and 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large

Peter Shankman

CEO. Angel Investor. Entrepreneur.

Pramod Abichandani

Founder of LocoRobo Inc.

Prashant Matta

Associate at OMERS Ventures

Rachel Zimmer & Bram Warshafsky

Co-Founders at 5Crowd
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Rakesh Kumar

President and CEO | TCX Technology Connexions and Active IEEE Volunteer and 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large

Ramphis Castro

Co-Founder of ScienceVest and Impact Science Angels

Randi Sumner

Senior Director, Strategy & Entrepreneurship | IEEE Staff

Rani Yadav-Ranjan

Founder and Chief Executive of 4PIA, Inc. (People In Action)

Robert Oakley

R&D at re:3D Inc
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Robert Reynolds

CEO | Solis Energy, Inc.

Ross Spencer Garsson

Member at Dickinson Wright PLLC
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Ryan Cousins

Co-Founder and CEO | krtkl inc

Ryan Gariepy

CTO of Clearpath Robotics

Ryan Lund

with Ruth Wolfish of IEEE Client Services

Samantha Snabes

Co-Founder and Catalyst | re:3D and 2018 Chair of the Entrepreneurship Initiative and IEEE N3XT Stars Judge
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Sara Rehman

Co-Founder of Agora Technologies
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Sasha Hoffman

Chief Operating Officer | Piaggio Fast Forward and 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large and IEEE N3XT Stars Judge

Scott Stirrett

Executive Director and Founder of Venture for Canada
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Sergio Alonso Fernández de Córdova

Chairman | P3 SmartCity Partners and 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large
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Shane Owens

CEO | Technology Assurance Labs

Shraddha Chaplot

Greengineer and Machinegineer, Cisco

Silu Modi

Director | Innovation Partnerships, Technology & Innovation Group at RBC

Stefan Palios

Founder of Ziversity
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Subodha Charles

Ph.D Candidate | University of Florida, Vice Chair, Social Impact
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Susan K. (Kathy) Land

Program Manager | Missile Defense Agency & 2018 IEEE Technical Activities Vice President

Ted Lehr

Data Architect and Computer Science Lecturer

Terry Wong

Principal, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

Tiana Laurence

Chief Marketing Officer at Factom
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Tom Coughlin

President | Coughlin Associates, Inc.

Tom Lowden

Director of Creative Destruction Lab

Trish Nixon

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
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Veronica Osinski

Founding Managing Partner | Trifecta Capital & 2018 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership

Waseem Hussain

Co-Founder and VP | Engineering of Union Crate

Whurley aka William Hurley

Serial Entrepreneur & Managing Director | Goldman Sachs and Vice Chair, Standards, of IEEE Entrepreneurship

William Hulsey

Founder of HULSEY PC
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Yotam Ariel

CEO | Bluefield

Zenas Hutcheson

Venture Capitalist & CEO

Zvi Yaniv

President/CEO at Advanced Technology Generator