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Adit Gupta

Senior Designer, Flipkart

Adit is a product designer based in Bangalore, India, working for Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce player. He leads the design on core experiences like Cart, Checkout and Payments on the app. Previously, he was a lead designer at Housing.com, an online real estate company. He loves doing side projects. He’s the creator and designer of Skim, a Flipboard for adventures in different cities, for instance.


Aditi Shrivastava

Associate, Stellaris Venture Partners

Aditi is responsible for building Stellaris' brand, investment, and content platform, Her areas of interest include consumer internet, logistics, and financial services. Before joining Stellaris, Aditi was a journalist with Economic Times, where she wrote on the startups and venture capital ecosystem in India.


Aditya Agarwal

VP, Engineering, Dropbox

Aditya is the vice president of engineering at Dropbox. He oversees the different engineering teams including new product development, infrastructure, platform and technical operations. Aditya came to Dropbox via the acquisition of Cove, a company he co-founded that was focused on improving group collaboration and communication. Prior to Cove, Aditya Agarwal was the Director of Product Engineering at Facebook where he oversaw the development of core products such as News Feed, Search, Photos, Profile and Applications. He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Most recently commented on: What I’ve Learned Since Leaving Facebook


Aditya Narayan

CEO, TurnToTech

Aditya is a technology entrepreneur with a deep interest in solving problems related to education. His other interests include artificial intelligence, physics, mathematics, and biology. Aditya studied physics at IIT Kanpur in India. Aditya has co-founded a few companies and also worked for a some Fortune 100 companies. For the past three years, he's been running TurnToTech, an education-focused venture in New York City.


Aditya Punjani

Software Engineer, Instagram

Aditya Punjani is an Engineer on the Growth team at Instagram where he leads the Instagram Lite & Emerging Markets charter. He previously built Flipkart Lite.


Adrienne Lahens

EVP, Operations, Influential

Adrienne is the EVP, Operations at Influential, an AI influencer technology platform that connects brands with audiences using transparent data and machine learning. Prior to Influential, Adrienne held a number of leadership roles at BuzzFeed and established the structure to support 40x in annual revenue growth during her 4 year tenure. Prior to BuzzFeed, Adrienne oversaw operations efforts at Jetsetter and Gilt Groupe.


Alan d'Escragnolle

GM, Tandem Studio, Tandem Capital

Alan is currently leading Tandem Capital's Go-To-Market Studio helping companies craft business strategies, build brands, acquire customers and extend distribution channels. Prior to joining Tandem, Alan was leading the business and revenue teams at Omniata consisting of sales, customer success, marketing and finance. Omniata was acquired by King (Activision) in January of 2017. Prior to joining Omniata Alan served on the management team at SugarSync leading growth, corporate development and business development. SugarSync was acquired by J2 Global Communications in March of 2015. Before that he spent time hanging out in the corporate lands of Intuit and Google.

Most recently commented on: New Breed of VCs Brings Startups In-House


Alan Hall

Technology Communications Manager, Ford Motor Company

Alan is Ford Motor Company’s communications manager for Ford technology, research and innovation. He is responsible for leading launch and communications strategies for Ford technology products and Ford smart mobility research programs, including management of media relations for the vice president of Ford research and advanced engineering, and the director of connected vehicle and services.


Albert Azout

Partner, Cota Capital

Albert was senior director of product and applied engineering at AOL, where he was charged with leading a variety of AOL’s efforts in bidding and optimization. Prior to AOL, Albert was the founder and CEO of Velos, a machine learning software platform, which Verizon/AOL acquired in 2015. Albert was also a co-founder of StyleCaster, which was sold to SheKnows Media via leading private equity firm Great Hill Partners, and is now the largest media company in lifestyle. Albert has invested in and advises a variety of companies, with a focus on the disruptive utilization of artificial intelligence and machine learning in products and services. Albert received a B.A. in finance and economics at Babson College.

Most recently commented on: The Wrinkle In Forecasting Autonomous Cars


Alex Algard

CEO, Hiya

Alex is the CEO of Hiya. Previously, he founded and ran Whitepages.com over a 20-year period, and he is currently the executive chairman of Whitepages. He began his career in investment banking with the Goldman Sachs High Technology Group and was selected as software entrepreneur of the year, PNW by Ernst & Young. Alex holds a B.A. in economics and a M.S. in mechanical engineering (product design), both from Stanford University.


Alexander

CEO, Chief Creative Officer, Charlex

In 1977 Alexander co-founded Charlex in New York with a friend from college. Using analog tools they helped pioneer the use of electronics to accomplish special effects, animation, and graphics for TV. Up till then, virtually all such work was done by about thirty film-based "optical" houses. That process was costly, laborious and time-consuming. The movement Alexander was part of eventually led to the digital revolution. Today, Charlex continues to thrive but in a much more competitive environment. And with a feeling of nostalgia, it should be noted that only one film optical house still stands in New York.

Most recently commented on: Alex Jones Gets Booted From Apple, YouTube, Facebook


Alexander Albler

CEO, NTS

Alexander is the CEO and founder of NTS, a cisco partner in Austria/Southern Germany and Northern Italy. Alexander was a proud network engineer (even holding CCIE certification) for more than 15 year. Due to company growth he decided to be Manager-only and did a MBA at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).


Alexander Li

Enterprise Sales, App Annie

Alexander has spent the past three years at App Annie, where he is currently on the enterprise sales team leading revenue efforts with New York-based clients. He has built a strong foundation in data-driven decision making and analytical rigor within roles in corporate and startups. Separately, he may have set the record for most free snacks eaten at startups.


Alexandra Larsson

Chief Information Architect - Head of ECOSYSTEM FACILITATION, Combitech AB

Innovator and visionary with a passion for digitalization. Combines a strategic/enterprise view of things with a a deep interest in how digital technology actually work. Experienced leader of large project teams with developers, architects and business people from various backgrounds. Analytical mind set coming from my background as an intelligence officer and political scientist. A chief architect who loves complex and challenging integration tasks with a focus on the information flows of the business. Previously worked as an intelligence officer in the Swedish Armed Forces for 24 years. Retired from the Air Force with the rank of Major. Also Political Scientist from Lund University.

Most recently commented on: Uber Closes Self-Driving Truck Program


Alexandre Giess

Client Partner, Quantifind

​Alexandre is helping others make better decisions through the thoughtful use of intuition and technology​.​ ​He is recognized by peers, direct reports and ​executives as the go-to-guy to tackle edge cases​.​ ​Alexandre is fueled by an insatiable curiosity and relentless focus on improving his colleagues' and client's workflows.