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Featured Speakers Who Joined Us in 2017
AmdocsDr. Eyal Felstaine he is responsible for shaping Amdocs’ product vision, strategy, and long-term roadmap for Network Cloud Service Orchestration and NG OSS. An innovator and entrepreneur by nature, Eyal has co-founded and held CXO positions in several successful start ups in the communications and Evolved Packet Core space. These include Traffix Systems, acquired by F5 [NASDAQ: FFIV], Allot Communications [NASDAQ:ALLT] and SANRAD, acquired by OCZ Technology [NASDAQ: OCZ]. Prior to joining Amdocs Eyal served as Vice President of Cyber Security Division at Radware [NASDAQ: RDWR]. An experienced speaker at industry conferences, Eyal has authored numerous articles, referred journal papers, patents and internet standardization documents (RFC). He serves as a senior staff faculty member in the Information Systems Engineering department of Ben Gurion University, where he heads a research team focused on wireless communications and network security, and has won prestigious awards for research excellence. Eyal holds a Ph.D. and an M.A.in Computer Science, as well as a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering – all from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He also holds an MBA from Columbia University, NY and an MBA from the London Business School.
TargetLakshmi Sharma is the VP of Cloud and Computing at Target Corporation.
AmadeusAs head of Research & Development for Amadeus in the North America and Latin America regions, Rashesh Jethi leads the teams responsible for developing and maintaining distribution software and airline passenger support systems. In his role, he oversees the creation, development and delivery of software platforms and products across all of Amadeus' business lines and travel industry customers. Rashesh joined Amadeus in 2015 from Cisco Systems, where he held the position of Portfolio Management and Marketing Leader for Cisco Services. As a technology industry veteran, Rashesh previously held the role of CTO and CIO of Visage Mobile in San Francisco, as well as several technology management and consulting roles in the finance, telecom and travel industries. Rashesh holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama. He has also completed the Executive Education Program in Marketing from the London Business School. Rashesh has served as a visiting faculty for technology and operations classes and he holds a patent in the Web services area for multi-tenant mobile platforms.
Nano GlobalSam is authoring a book on Human Assisted Deep Learning. Sam is a consultant to technology companies to define strategies and offers technology services beyond the company's business strategy. He will focus on the strategic requirements of clients' businesses by working with them to determine long-term technology-related decisions and create the appropriate operating model. Mr. Greenblatt is a Technologist in Residence at several technology companies. He uses his background as a technologist and his history of successfully helping companies bring technology to market. Helping the management team of these companies source and evaluate potential technology, particularly in areas where he applies his background. Sam served as CTO and General Manager of Engineering Solutions at Dell providing solutions, to have strong alliances, develop cross-line of business offerings. He offered a cohesive architecture that made customers’ offerings run better with the workloads that meet these needs. He is a recognized expert in Object Technology, IaaS, PaaS, and HPC (Red Hat OpenStack, Azure, HyperV, VMware). He built solutions based on Cloud, Analytics, Big Data, and Enterprise Applications (SAP and Oracle). He was the chief architect, in and technologist at the Enterprise Solution Group involved in the architecture, communication and technical promotion of Dell's Enterprise family of products. Sam has served on USDL (Linux Foundation) 4 years, Object Management Group (11 years), Eclipse Board (1 Year), and the DMTF Board 2 Years. He is the primary inventor on 4 US Patents in Object Technology. He was a CTO at Hewlett-Packard, Candle Corporation and Chief Innovation Officer at Computer Associates. Sam also was an adjunct professor of Computer Science at both Temple University and LaSalle University.
IntelSandra L. Rivera is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the Intel business group charged with providing innovative technology and solutions to the networking industry. Rivera joined Intel in 2000 as marketing director for the new Intel division that resulted from the company’s acquisition of Dialogic Corporation. During her Intel career, she has held various marketing and business development roles focused on network infrastructure, including product marketing, segment marketing, and channel and ecosystem marketing. Prior to her current position in 2015, Rivera led the global market development team responsible for communications and storage infrastructure segments. In 2015, Intel recognized Rivera with its highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award, for helping to transform the telecommunications industry with Intel® architecture technologies and network functions virtualization (NFV). Before joining Intel, Rivera co-founded and served as president of The CTI Authority, a computer telephony distributor; and served as president of the computer telephony division at Catalyst Telecom. She also spent seven years at Dialogic, culminating in her role as director of Dialogic’s sales organization in the eastern United States and Canada. She started her career as an engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She sits on the board of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV) and serves as OPNFV’s marketing chair, on the board of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). Rivera is also a member of the Intel Hispanic Leadership Council.