Gerhard Gschwandtner is Founder and CEO of Selling Power, Inc., a multi-channel media company that produces Selling Power magazine and a daily 5-minute video series. He is also host of the Sales 2.0 Conference series. Over three decades, he has interviewed leaders and experts in sales, business, sports, entertainment, and politics including Mary Kay Ash, Marc Benioff, Michael Dell, George Forman, Seth Godin, Jay Leno, Bill Marriott, and Colin Powell. He has trained more than 10,000 salespeople around the world and is the author of 17 sales management books. He is a recipient of the Sales & Marketing Executives International, Inc. 2010 Ambassador of Free Enterprise Award.
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Nir founded two tech companies since 2003.
He has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Nir is also an advisor to several Bay Area start-ups, venture capitalists, and incubators. Nir's last company received venture funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and was acquired in 2011. In addition to blogging, Nir is a contributing writer for Forbes, TechCrunch and Psychology Today. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.
Som is an international business executive, investor and entrepreneur.
He is currently President and Co-Founder of Business Accelerator, Inc. which helps mid-cap companies grow through new technology, capital and sales channels.
Prior to Business Accelerator, Som was co-founder, CEO and President of e4e, Inc., General Partner at Walden International venture capital, and Director of Strategic Alliances and WW Business Development at VLSI Technology, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer.
Some of his successful investments include WebEx, MindTree, Sierra Atlantic, Venture Infotek, Infotech Enterprises and Siltera.
He holds a Masters Degree in Science (1971) from Calcutta University in Physics and Mathematics and a MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (1985).
Murrali has thirty-five years of experience in the technology industry spanning M&A, business operations, manufacturing, supply chain and outsourcing.
He is CEO and co-founder of Business Accelerator, Inc. and has previously served as COO of e4e Inc., President and CEO of Arula Systems and President and CEO of Software Logistics. He has also served in senior roles at Digital Equipment Corp. and Ford Motor Company in Europe.
His skills include negotiations, value-based selling and attention to corporate culture.
He serves on several company boards. He is a charter member of TiE Silicon Valley and is co-founder and director of TiE Institute, where he taught entrepreneurship.
Murrali has an MBA from Anderson UCLA, an M.S. in Engineering from ASU and a BTech from IIT, Madras..
Mark Sarago has served as Chief Information Officer for over half of his 30 years in Information Technology. He led large IT organizations in the financial services, international shipping and logistics, money management, and insurance industries. He has been advisor to leading companies in health care, power utilities, and retail internet sectors on a variety of subjects including IT effectiveness and performance improvement..
Is the Managing Director and CFO at Helion Ventures since 2006. Helion manages 3 funds aggregating US $600 Mn venture fund focusing on investing technology enabled and consumer services companies in India. At Helion he is responsible for deal diligence, structuring and closing of investments, help portfolio companies in business planning, governance to reach next level in addition to the Fund CFO responsibility.
Before Helion, Nats was Global CFO and Head of Support Services at Tavant Technologies Inc, a US $ 60 Mn Company. Earlier to Tavant, he was Chief Finance Officer and Chief Information Officer at Wipro ePeripherals.
He served close to 10 years in the Wipro group of Companies, in the areas of strategic business planning, financial services accounting, marketing, HR, Information services, finance and resources management, treasury and taxation. He contributed significantly to the profitability through treasury management, controllership and compliances. WeP was awarded the Best IT Usage Award by NASSCOM in the ICT Category in September 2003 led by Nats as the CIO. Nats started his career in 1989 with SRF Limited, a manufacturing company based in Delhi.
Is a primetime television and radio host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV and All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on CBS on-demand radio network Play.It. Hayzlett is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world's most powerful network of C-Suite leaders.
Anu Datta is Vice President of HR, VMware Asia Pacific Japan, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure.
He was previously Vice President, Global Talent Management & Executive Search at the company's headquarters in Palo Alto, California in the US.
Based in Singapore, Datta is now responsible for recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre talent in one of VMware's fastest-growing markets. Datta joined VMware in April 2008 and was responsible for building the company's executive search operation and recruiting key professionals around the world. He has played a number of senior roles during his six years at VMware, including management of the R&D staffing, university relations and employment branding functions.
Datta served a number of executive recruitment organisations before joining VMware. He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Business Studies from the University of Warwick in the UK.