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Global Venture Forum maintains a network of senior digital transformation leaders that guides selection and offer insight into challenges in their industry. 

Industry & Investor Affinity Network

Eeshan Raikar

VP Global Business Development, Software AG

Nitin Badjatia

Global Head Product Strategy, ServiceNow

Alex Nigg

Venture Partner Canvas Fund, Morgenthaler Ventures (frmr)

Charis Kaskiris

Principal Data Scientist, Autodesk

Jamie McGurk

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

David Hindley

Director Corporate Development, Autodesk

Rainer Sternfeld

GM of Data Platforms & VP of Strategic Projects, Intertrust

Ramneek Gupta

Managing Director, Palo Alto, Citi Ventures

Michael Holdmann

COO, EVP, Coversant

Larry Roseman

Senior Director, eBay

Justin Hwa

Lead Product Manager, eBay

Magnus Arildsson

Global Director IoT Ecosystem and IoT Marketplace, Ericsson

Florent Bernard

International Relations Officer at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commision

Priti Youssef Choksi

Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Steven Levine

Partner, Corporate, Fenwick & West LLP

William “Wim” Sohier

Consulate General, Flanders Investment & Trade

Wim de Waele

CEO, iMinds

Shardul Shah

Index Ventures

Søren Juul Jørgensen

Executive Director, Innovation Center Denmark

Mauro Battocchi

Consul General, Italian Consulate

Tienko Rasker

CEO, Leapfunder, Startupbootcamp E-Commerce Mentor

Andy Castonguay

Principal Analyst, Machina Research

Jim Brisimitzis

Senior Director, Microsoft Ventures

Sean Bohan

Strategic Direction Principal, Mozilla Content Services

David Sonnenschein

VP IoT Startup Accelerator, SAP Labs

Thanasis A.K. Kalekos

Managing Partner, Odyssey Venture Partners

Abhishek Shukla

Managing Director & Head of Global Venture Capital Investments, HPE

Zhong Xu

CEO and Co-Founder, Posios (acquired by Lightspeed POS)

Gareth Keane

Partner, Promus Ventures

Reto Gericke

Global Venture Development Manager, Rocket Internet

Jihong Kim

Investment manager, Samsung Ventures

Aymerik Renard

Director, SanDisk Ventures

Frederic Hanika

Vice President, Head of M&A and Corporate Ventures, Software AG

Alex Farcet

Co-founder and Managing Director, Startupbootcamp

Carl Hekkert

Controller, Strategic Investments, SVB Financial

Jack Leeney

US Head of Investing & Portfolio Manager, Telefonica Ventures

Evangelos Simoudis

Senior Managing Director, Trident Capital

Whitney Hischier

Co-Chair GVF, MBA Lecturer for Entrepreneurship UC Berkeley

Sriram Sirisinahal

Senior Manager Risk Analytics, Charles Schwab & Co

George Willman

Founder, Berkeley Angel Network

Joost Krikhaar

Partner, Deloitte M&A Practice

William Stevens

Managing Director, International Venture Club

Philip Inghelbrecht

Co-Founder, Shazam

Bryan Lamkin

Senior Vice President Corporate Development, Adobe

Jerry Engel

Founder, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship (UC Berkeley)

Patrick Polak

Managing Partner, Newion Investments

Eric Keller

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Benjamin Maughan

Vice President New Ventures & Innovation, Rovi

Alex de Winter

Director GE Ventures

Patrick Rumpel

Head of Audi TechHub@CODE, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America

Aydin Senkut

Founder & Managing Partner, Felicis Ventures

Tom Henriksson

Partner, Open Ocean Capital

Deborah Magid

Director, Software Strategy, IBM Ventures

Ana Mostarac

Partner, Corporate Development, Andreessen Horowitz

Mohammad Gaber

Senior Director, Digital Strategy & Transformation, Air Canada

Izabela Albrycht

Chairperson, The Kosciuszko Institute & CYBERSEC HUB

Raymond Liao

Managing Director, Samsung NEXT Ventures

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2013 GVF Delegate

Hyperloop Program Results

Thorsten Schaefer

Chairman, azeti Networks. Met and closed global OEM deal with Cisco for IoT for Infrastructure

Sofia Pessanha

CMO, Unbabel

Manuel Jaffrin

GetApp Acquired by Gartner

Reto Gericke

North America Manager, Rocket Internet/Spaceways

Nicola De Carne


Filippo Murroni

PLAT.ONE Acquired by SAP

Sune Alstrup Johansen

The Eye Tribe Acquired by Facebook Oculus

Rhodi Thomas

Swiftkey Acquired by Microsoft

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