Speakers and Judges

Previous Content Leaders at IEEE Entrepreneurship and IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Programs & Events

Portfolio of Speakers and Judges

Adnan Raza

Senior Business Strategy Consultant | Mackenzie Investments

Akhil Sivanandan

Co-Founder | Green Story
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Alexandre Bess

Founder | Sagireo & Founder | Legalbot
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Alicia Varughese

Executive Associate | Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Allan Tear

Co-Founder and Managing Partner | Betaspring, 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Adhoc Chair, IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Judge, & 2018-2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership

Alpesh Shah

Senior Director, IEEE Standards Association
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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 | 2016 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large
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Andreas Neumeier

Employee Number One, Intrapreneur, Technologist, Strategist, Marketeer
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Andrew D. Lowery

Lead Scientist and Chief Technology Officer | Plasma Igniter, LLC & Founder | IEEE Entrepreneurs Network – Pittsburgh
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Andrew Kent

Professor of Physics and Director | Center for Quantum Phenomena at New York University & Founder | Spin-Transfer Technologies

Andy Chen

Founding General Partner | REDDS Capital

Aneesh Rajeev

Power System Consultant | RINA Consultant

Aneshia Y. Smith

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

Professor and and the Director of the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE) | George Mason University

Anthony “Tony” Fadell

iPod inventor, iPhone co-inventor, Nest founder, and principal | Future Shapes

Antonio Manzalini

Senior Manager | The Innovation Dept. of Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM)

April Dunford

RocketWatcher Startup Marketing

Arjun R Pillai

Co-founder & CEO | Profoundis

Arun Viswanathan

Specialist IoT Solutions Architect | Amazon Web Services

Ashar Baig

Director, Technology Planning and Strategy at Huawei Technologies
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Avery Francis

Senior Talent Manger, Rangle.io

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

Bobbie Carlton

Founder | Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights & Innovation Women

Brendan F. Klare

Co-Founder & CEO | Rank One Computing

Brian Meece

Co-Founder & CEO of RocketHub

Bruce Hecht

Staff Engineer | Analog Devices
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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


Founder & Managing Partner | IoT Turkey & CafePass

Cannon Patel

Founder | Cannon Technology Group LLC

Carl Dukatz

Tech R&D Principal Director, Quantum Systems Integration | Accenture 
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Carlee Price

Angel Investor and OCFO | Pique Financial Works

Carolina Rojas

Expert Research Fellow | Engineering for Change

Cecilia Metra

Deputy President of the School of Engineering & Architecture, University of Bologna | IEEE Computer Society President
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Charles Barry

CTO | Jolata
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Charles Myers

President & CEO | Airgain

Charlotte Craff

Community Liaison | re:3D

Chenyang Xu

Partner | Corporate Innovators Huddle & Corporate Innovators Huddle
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Clara Neppel

Senior Director | IEEE European Business Operations
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Colin Curtin

Engineering Manager | Human Interest & 2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership
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Conor Russomanno

Co-Founder & CEO | OpenBCI
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Courtney Powell

President and Owner | AceApplications, LLC
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Craig Barratt

Industry Leader | Wireless Technology and Communications
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Daniella Piper

Acting Chief of Staff to the President and CEO and Vice President of the Digital Transformation Office | (NYPA)

David Goldstein

Lead Director | IEEE

David Smith

Business Leader, Futurist, Keynote Speaker & Wicked Problem Solver

Dejan S. Milojicic

Distinguished Technologist | Hewlett Packard (HP) Labs
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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

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Elected Director | International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
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Dorin Panescu

Chief Technical Officer and Vice-President Research and Development | Axon Therapies, Inc.

Dr. Crystal Mogensen

CEO | The Maa Trust

Dr. Joe Fitzsimons

Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Horizon Quantum Computing

Dr. Kush Agarwal

Founder & CEO | WaveScan Technologies, 2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership

Dr. Maria Rosaria Laura Plutino

Co-Founder , President, & Scientific Manager | ATHENA Green Solutions S.r.l.

Dr. Yonatan Cohen

CTO and Co-Founder | Quantum Machines
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Drew Taylor

CEO | AstroPrint

Eddie Custovic

Director La Trobe Innovation & Entrepreneurship Foundry (LIEF) | Founder – IEEE Innovation Nation

Elena Iosef

Associate Lawyer at Dipchand LLP

Emilio Sepulveda

Co-Founder & CEO at Natural Machines

Enrico Ragaini

R&D Senior Principal Engineer | ABB & Lecturer at Politecnico di Milano

Eric Kessler

Amazon Braket Senior Product Manager, Science | Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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Eric Tobias

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Eric Trabold

Chief Executive Officer | Nexkey, Inc.

Ezabo Baron

Co-founder | Woxsan City project
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Farooq Khan


Fawzi Behmann

Chairman, IEEE Communications & Signal Processing Combined Chapter at IEEE

Fiammetta Panto

Startup Assistance Manager | ARCA Consortium & Coordinator, Sicily RIS EIT Health Hub
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Flavio Pereira

op Management Executive and Entrepreneur

Franco Tecchia Ph.D.

Founder & CTO | VRMedia S.r.l.
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Ganesh Subramanian

Mentor and Chief of Operations | Team Dronix & 2018 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership
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Gary Fogel

Chief Executive Officer | Natural Selection, Inc.

George Moncrief

Innovation Program Manager | AFWERX
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Gerry Roston

CEO of Civionics

Gitte Pedersen

CEO & Co-founder | Genomic Expression

Giulia Zanotti

Business Analyst | Invitalia - Italian Development Agency

Graham Fuller

Senior Relationship Manager, Mercer Consumer’s Professional Occupations Practice
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Greg Horowitt

Co-Founder | T2 Venture Capital
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Hahna Alexander

CEO and Co-Founder | SolePower
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Hall T. Martin

Founder and CEO of the Texas Entrepreneur Network
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Han Jin

Co-Founder and CEO | Lucid

Hardik Jain

Co-Founder & CTO | GenXComm Inc.

Haris Arnautovic

Project Manager | Bicom Systems

Haris Selmanovic

IT Project Manager | Bicom Systems
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Harun Ferizović

Co-founder | VVSSL & Student, Researcher in New Technologies

Haymon Sinapius

Investment Manager | Bernhard Schulte INNOPORT

Helen Little

Mechanical Engineer | re:3D
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Helge Seetzen

CEO of TandemLaunch

Henrik I. Christensen

Qualcomm Chancellor's Chair | Robot Systems
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Hiba Latifee

Research Assistant | Korea University of Technology and Education's BioRobotics Lab & 2018 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership & IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Judge

Ian Aaron

CEO | Ubicquia LLC

Ifeanyi B. Orajaka

Founder & CEO | GVE Projects Limited
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Isa Oliveira

Chief of Operations | SulAmerica

J Provine

Co-Founder & CEO | Aligned Carbon

James Slifierz

Co-Founder, SkyWatch Space Applications

Janati Nakimera

CEO | Solar Net metering Uganda & 2019-2020 Social Impact Liaison

Jayantika Soni

CTO & Co-Founder | Resync Technologies
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Jeric Bautista

Product Engineer | re:3D
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Jessica F. Winchester

Associate at Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

Jim Jefferies

2015 President of IEEE-USA

John Cyrus

Senior IT Executive and Corporate Portfolio Manager | USPTO & 2018 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership

John Martin Taboada

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

John Pavon

President and Founder | Pavon Manufacturing Group

José M. F. Moura

José M. F. Moura | 2019 President and CEO of IEEE
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José Roberto de Marca

Full Member | National Council of Science and Technology-CCT (Brazil) and 2016 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large
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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

Joydeep Sarkar

Chief Analytics Officer | Holmusk
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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

Kathy Grise

Senior Program Director | IEEE Future Directions

Keegan Lensink

Research Scientist | Xtract AI
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Kelly Hoey

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Author | Build Your Dream Network

Ken Stauffer

Serial Entrepreneur | 2020 Chair, IEEE Entrepreneurship | 2019 Liaison, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee | IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Judge

Kenneth M Bintu

Founder | Light Comp Tech Ltd

Kevin Koym

Founder and CEO | Tech Ranch
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Kevin Noertker

Co-Founder and CEO | Ampaire
Kim Hunter Headshot

Kim Hunter

VP, Communications & Engagement | Aclima
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Krenar Komoni

Founder and CEO | Tive
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Kurt Peterson, Phd

President | KP - MEMS
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Laine Powell

Founder & Executive Director | Tech Sassy Girlz

Lavanya Sayam

Product Development Manager | IEEE

Lee Stogner

Chair | IEEE Internet of Things Initiative & IEEE Digital Transformation Working Group, P202
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Leo Hwa Chiang

Director of Singapore Operations | IEEE
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Leslie Martinich

Founder and President of Competitive Focus,

Lidia Pieri

CEO | Sibylla Biotech S.R.L.

Lorraine Bassett

WWPS Principal Technical BD Leader | Amazon Web Services IoT

Lucia Pallottino

Associate Professor | Centro di Ricerca "E. Piaggio" & the University of Pisa

Lynette Kucsma

Co-Founder & CMO at Natural Machines | 2016 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large

Maha Sallam

President | VuEssence, Inc.
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Mahbubul Alam

CTO/CMO | Movimento

Maria Mokhnatkina

Engineering Leader & Entrepreneur
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Mario Milicevic

Communication Systems Engineer | MaxLinear & 2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership

Mario Rapaccini

Entrepreneurship Education | University of Florence
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Marios Antoniou

Chair | IEEE Region 8 Action for Industry (AfI) Committee
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Mark Papermaster

CTO and Senior Vice President | Technology and Engineering at AMD

Mark Stephen Meadows

Founder & CEO | Botanic Technologies

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

Mercy Kyomugasho Kainobwisho

Director of Intellectual Property | High Court of Uganda
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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

Mitchell Hsing

Co-Founder & CEO | Inchfab

Mohamed El Dallal

Co-Founder and CEO | Innovideas LLC.

Mohammad Asad Rehman Chaudhry

Executive Director, Soptimizer
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Muhammad Bilal Javed

Founder | SchoolX, Liaison & 2018 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership

Nadim Choucair

Founder | Cabinet Collective

Nicholas McQuire

SVP/Head of Enterprise Research | CCS Insight
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Nicole Toomey Davis

President, CEO, Co-Founder | Enclavix, LLC & 2018 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership
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Nima Kazerooni

Serial Entrepreneur

Nishita Deka

Co-Founder & CEO | Sonera Magnetics
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Nivas Ravichandran

Product Marketer for the CRM Software Freshsales | Freshworks & 2018 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership

Oleg Logvinov

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

Paolo Emilio Barbano

Senior Data Scientist | AWS Worldwide Public Sector

Paras Loomba 

Founder | Global Himalayan Expedition 
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Pascal Nsame

2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large

Pavel Lougovski

Principal Quantum Solutions Architect | Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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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. | 2016 IEEE Entrepreneurship Member-At-Large

Pramod Abichandani

Founder of LocoRobo Inc.

Prashant Matta

Associate at OMERS Ventures

Rachel Zimmer & Bram Warshafsky

Co-Founders at 5Crowd

Raj Kadiyala

AI/ML Tech Business Development Manager | AWS WWPS Partner Organization
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Rajnish Gupta

Deputy Principal | Singapore Power
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Rakesh Kumar

President and CEO | TCX Technology Connexions, Active IEEE Volunteer, 2016 IEEE Entrepreneurship Vice Chair 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)

Rex Tan

CTO | AEvice Health Pte Ltd

Richard Hulskes

Co-Founder | Wevolver

Richard Moulds

GM of Amazon Braket | Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

Robert Oakley

R&D at re:3D Inc
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Robert Reynolds

CEO | Solis Energy, Inc. & 2020 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership
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Roberto A. Lotufo

CTO and Co-Founder | NeuralMind

Roberto Della Marina

Founder & Managing Partner | Venture Factory

Roberto Saracco

Co Chair at IEEE | FDC Digital Reality Initiative
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Roderick Chia

Chairman | rodVENTURE

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
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Ryan Rogowski

Co-Founder and CEO | Waygo

Salma Baghdadi

Startup Ecosystem manager | Smart Capital

Saman Halgamuge

Professor | The University of Melbourne

Samantha Snabes

Co-Founder and Catalyst | re:3D & 2019 Immediate Past Chair for the 2020 term & 2018-2019 Chair & IEEE Entrepreneurship Stars Judge
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Sanna Gaspard

CEO | Rubitection
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Sara Rehman

Co-Founder of Agora Technologies

Saravanan Shanmugam

Lead Solution Architect | Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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Sasha Hoffman

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

Savi Venkatachalapathy

GTM-BD Specialist - Wavelength | Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Scott Francis

IoT Partner Solutions Architect | Amazon Web Services

Scott Stirrett

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

Chairman and Co-Founder| PVBLIC Foundation

Shane Owens

CEO | Technology Assurance Labs

Shraddha Chaplot

Greengineer and Machinegineer, Cisco
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Silmija Ferizović Topoljak

Founder | VVSSL & Mechanical Engineer, Professor, Researcher in New Technologies

Silu Modi

Director | Innovation Partnerships, Technology & Innovation Group at RBC

Silvia Civardi

CEO | Fresenius Medical Care Italia S.p.A.

Simay Akar

Sales & Marketing Director | EkoRE & GoodWe Turkey | Marketing & Business Development Director

Sonia Bergamaschi

Vice-President, Director of the Scientific Board, co-founder | DataRiver

Stefan Palios

Founder of Ziversity

Subodha Charles

PhD Candidate, University of Florida | Serial Entrepreneur | 2019-2020 Vice-Chair - Awards / Education

Surbhi Singh

CEO & Co-Founder | FireVisor Systems

Surya Raghu Ph.D.

Founder & President | Advanced Fluidics, LLC
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Susan K. (Kathy) Land

Program Manager | Missile Defense Agency, 2020 IEEE President-Elect, 2020-2022 IEEE Entrepreneurship Board of Directors Liaison & 2018-2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership

Ted Lehr

Data Architect and Computer Science Lecturer

Tennin Yan

CEO | QunaSys, Inc.

Terry Wong

Principal, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

Tiana Laurence

Chief Marketing Officer at Factom

Timothy Daniels

President | Accurate Biometrics

Tish Scolnik

CEO and Cofounder | GRIT

Tiziana Tambosso

Tiziana Tambosso | PhD, Consultant, Technical Expert
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Tom Coughlin

President | Coughlin Associates, Inc.

Tom Lowden

Director of Creative Destruction Lab

Trish Nixon

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

Vasily Grigorovsky

quantitative researcher working towards his PhD at the University of Toronto in the field of neural engineering

Venkat Rajaraman

CEO | Cygni
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Veronica Osinski

Founding Managing Partner | Trifecta Capital & 2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Leadership
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Vincenzo Piuri

Professor | University of Milan & 2019-2020 Member-At-Large

Waseem Hussain

Co-Founder and VP | Engineering of Union Crate

Whurley aka William Hurley

whurley | Engineering Entrepreneurship & 2020 Strategic Partnerships Liaison

Wilfred Justin

Head of AI and ML Evangelism | Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector

William Hulsey

Founder of HULSEY PC

William Parker

Radiology Resident | The University of British Columbia

Yianni Gamvros

Head of Business Development | QC Ware 
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Yotam Ariel

CEO | Bluefield

Zenas Hutcheson

Venture Capitalist & CEO

Zohra Slim

Co-Founder | InstaDeep

Zvi Yaniv

President/CEO at Advanced Technology Generator