Alexandra Wright-Gladstein is the co-founder and CEO of Ayar Labs (formerly OptiBit), a technology startup that is bringing the high bandwidths and energy efficiency of fiber optic communications directly to silicon computer chips. Ayar Labs will revolutionize the performance and energy efficiency of data centers, and ultimately of all electronics.
Antonio Garza serves as Counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with 39 offices in 26 countries. Additionally, Ambassador Garza is Chairman of Vianovo Ventures, a management consultancy with a focus on cross-border business development.
Nicole Anasenes has broad financial experience ranging from mergers & acquisitions, treasury as well as general CFO roles. She has also held various business unit executive positions in offering development. She has expertise in both M&A and organically growing new markets including helping scale IBM's mid market services business in emerging countries in the early 2000s - at onset of explosive growth in the (then called) BRIC markets.
John Hinshaw is currently serving on the boards of DocuSign, The Bank of New York Mellon, and the National Academy Foundation. Previously, John was the Chief Customer Officer for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. In this role, he led the strategic accounts and strategic alliance organizations and was responsible for generating growth with key customers and alliance partners.
Lonne Jaffe is an Advisory Director at Foros, where he is assisting clients in the software sector or planning to expand into the sector identify optimal counterparties (buyers or sellers) with whom to transact and with evaluating and executing those transactions. He is also Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors at Syncsort, a global software company with enterprise-scale Big Data products used by 87 of the Fortune 100 enterprises in more than 85 countries.
Jamie Thomas is the General Manager for Strategy & Development, IBM Systems. Ms. Thomas is responsible for Strategy, Development and Client Experience for IBM’s POWER, Mainframe and Storage Offerings. In this role, she is responsible for setting and executing the innovation plans required to support clients worldwide. In addition, Ms. Thomas owns IBM’s WW Supply Chain Operations supporting all manufacturing.
Harry Broadman’s thirty-five-year career has centered on identifying and structuring complex cross-border investment and trade transactions in emerging markets that incorporate innovative approaches to exploit first mover advantages and mitigate commercial and governance risks.
Richard Sawchak is currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) for Novetta and its subsidiaries. Mr. Sawchak brings over ten years of relevant industry experience and nearly 20 years of finance and corporate development expertise to the role having served previously as Executive Vice President and CFO to Shafer Corporation, and as Senior Vice President and CFO of Paradigm Solutions.
Jeanette Horan currently serves on the boards of Cybereason, Wolters Kluwer NV and West Corporation while also formerly serving on the board of Microvision. Microvision is an innovative display and imaging solutions company. She is currently the Chair of the Compensation Committee and served for seven years on the Audit Committee. Wolters Kluwer is a global company that provides information, software, and services to legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare professionals. Ms. Horan serves on the Remuneration and Selection Committee. West Corporation develops technology-enabled communications that change the way we work and improve the way we live.
Mr. Alfred W. Zollar, also known as Al, founded AWZ Tech, LLC and has been its Managing Partner since January 2011. Mr. Zollar has been an Executive Partner at Siris Capital Group, LLC since February 2014.