Munawar Hafiz has over twelve years of research experience in program analysis and transformation technologies. He has worked in the academia as an Assistant Professor at Auburn University, and in the industry as a Senior Software Engineer at Coverity. His work was supported by several awards from NSF, Google, Mozilla, etc. Dr. Hafiz received his Ph.D. and MS in computer science from UIUC and his B.Sc. Engg. degree in computer science and engineering from BUET.
Benjamin Madany is the Software Engineering Lead of OpenRefactory, Inc. He has spent time working on research at EMC and as an engineer for LenovoEMC. He graduated with a B.S. in computer science from Boston College. He commands deep knowledge on the technical challenges of developing compilers and static analysis tools.
Chhavi Sharma has over 3 years of experience encompassing business development, advisory, sales and client servicing. She is a Level III Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She also has an MBA from the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) from Delhi University. Her skills with numbers is backed up by an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Delhi University. She is a go-getter; she believes your passion guides you to your success.
Charlie Bedard is a veteran of over 35 years in Silicon valley. He has worked for both large corporations and entrepreneurial startups. Among the large corporations, Charlie was System Architect and Senior Manager at BNRInc., the R&D arm of Nortel, Senior Manager, Macintosh Operating Systems at Apple and a Director of Software Engineering at Cisco Systems. As an entrepreneur, Charlie co-founded Starlight Networks, an industry pioneer in streaming video. Charlie was also VP of Engineering at Onlive! Technologies, which pioneered social and collaborative networking using VoIP technologies. Most recently, Charlie was a founding member of Inventergy Inc., now a publicly traded firm on NASDAQ, and Impact Engineered Wood, a manufacturing company with an exciting new building material.
Mushfique Manzoor is an experienced result-driven business professional with over 17 years of experience in marketing and business development in multiple industries and verticals in Telecom, Food & Grocery Retail, Logistics and Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industries. He has obtained his MBA and BBA from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and has worked in Singapore, Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Robert Bowdidge is a software tools developer interested both in how programmers work, and how to build tools to help programmers become more productive. Robert’s focus has been on tools for code understanding and manipulation. He implemented early user interfaces for refactoring tools while in graduate school, implemented refactoring support in Apple’s Xcode IDE, and completed a million line refactoring cleanup while at Google. Robert has also developed bug finding tools, performance analysis tools, and compilers. Robert received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, in 1995, and his B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. Robert is currently building tools at Fungible, working on a platform for data centers.
Latif Nathani has spent 26 years as a student of technology and leadership. During this journey, he has gone from being a TCP/IP engineer to leading startup/global functional roles to subsidiary GM leadership. These experiences are spread across emerging and developed markets and engineering and business teams. He is a business builder, digital enthusiast and passionate storyteller. As the Vice President and Managing Director of eBay India, he was in charge of the eBay India merger with Flipkart. He has squeezed clarity from chaos, painted visions and inspired/coached great teams.
John Lovitt works with technical innovators to develop their people, products and business models to accelerate application of innovation for social and economic impact. Central to this work is a customer engagement model that enhances understanding of customer value, capabilities, and constraints while minimizing the cost, effort, risk and time to get to value. After working at Hewlett-Packard, John built the Rational Software worldwide sales and services teams as Senior VP, and served as CEO of Pattern Insight. He is a mentor at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University and several other accelerators. John has a BS degree in Engineering from Wichita State, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Missouri Science and Technology.
Dr. Jeffrey Ullman is the Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Computer Science (Emeritus). His books on database, theory of computation, and compilers are standard bearers in these fields. His interests include database theory, database integration, data mining, and education using the information infrastructure. He became a Fellow of the ACM in 1995 and received the Knuth Prize in 2000. Dr. Ullman was the co-recipient of IEEE John von Neumann Medal in 2010. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.