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Edward Melia | Zinnov

Edward Melia
Strategy Consultant, M&A Executive, Entrepreneur, Investment Expert

Edward has over 25+ years of experience spanning global business management, strategy consulting, entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity, and mergers & acquisitions. Edward has worked for companies such as Deloitte, Saville Holdsworth, Monster.com, Exemplar Companies, et al.

Theo Forbath | Zinnov

Theo Forbath
Digital and Technology Expert

Theo Forbath has spent the last 25 years leading global, inter-disciplinary teams for enterprises, technology vendors and service providers. He helps clients commercialize competitive business models for the digital economy, design connected products, and realize new forms of top-line and customer value from the application of disruptive technologies such as IoT, AI and mixed reality.

Nicole Cruz | Zinnov

Nicole Cruz
Talent Acquisition & HR Operations Leader

Nicole brings nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles across the People and Talent spectrums. Having most recently led and scaled both talent and people operations for a growth-stage company that was acquired for $1B+, she held a number of roles within Microsoft, most notably serving as the Talent Acquisition leader for its Silicon Valley development center. Earlier in her career, she worked for EY, as well as a number of technology start-ups.

Venkatesh Hulikal | Zinnov

Venkatesh Hulikal
Engineering Product Development

Venkatesh has over 30 years experience in Electronic & IT space. He is a leader who co-founded an enterprise now valued over US$100Mn. His specialties include Management of Complex Product Development projects involving Hardware, Software & Mech engineering.

Tom Roach | Zinnov

Tom Roach
Experienced Technologist

Tom has over 30+ years of experience as an expert technology executive with a proven history in developing operating models and transforming IT organizations. Tom has worked in every tech discipline of the entertainment industry, having previously worked with Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, etc.

Andre Wegner | Zinnov

Andre Wegner
Digital Manufacturing

Andre Wegner is founder and CEO of Authentise. Andre is a frequent speaker on emerging intellectual property issues in 3D Printing and opportunities of distributed manufacturing at events such as Singularity University, Rapid, Designer of Things, Inside 3D Printing, 3D Print Show, Pacific Crest & WIRED.

Nick O’Connor | Zinnov

Nick O’Connor
Innovation Evangelist

Nick is an expert in designing and operating innovation programs. Nick works with founders of high potential start-ups leading the strategy and tactics of getting to product market fit and then growth. He has previously worked with Applied Materials, Accelicare, AT&T, etc. He is an alumnus of UC Berkeley and Columbia Business School.

Yukio Takeyari | Zinnov

Yukio Takeyari
Technology and Business Consultant

Yukio Takeyari is the former MD of Sony India Software Centre. He served in various capacities within Sony Corporation, in development, design and management across the Engineering, PC, Network Services and Consumer Electronic divisions. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, and a software architecture degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vijay Krishnaraj | Zinnov

Vijay Krishnaraj
Technology Executive

Vijay has 20+ years of experience, building innovative technology products across industries including Healthcare, E-commerce. His unique experience spans across large Fortune 500 companies to rapidly growing start-ups. He has successfully launched a cloud based B2C Social Care Platform connecting hospitals and social providers, enabling care for over quarter million people across the US.

Raj Saksena | Zinnov

Raj Saksena
Industrial IoT Evangelist

Raj brings over 30 years’ experience, as an industry visionary, pioneer and leader in Telecom and Industrial IoT solutions. Over the past 12 years, as one of the original pioneers in IoT, he has been leading the development and delivery of cloud-based Industrial IoT solutions across the globe.

Sambuddha Deb | Zinnov

Sambuddha Deb
Delivery Strategy

Having worked for close to thirty years at Wipro before retiring from there, Deb has been instrumental in creating a best in class delivery organization and for bringing in Lean and Six Sigma methodology to their operations.He advises in the areas of scaling up critical processes for growth.

Supriti Bhandary | Zinnov

Supriti Bhandary
Talent Advisor & Executive Coach

Supriti has over 20 years of experience in global HR. Supriti is a Talent Advisor and Executive Coach, providing solutions in areas related to Strategic HR, Talent Management, Leadership coaching, and HR M&A. She is passionate about helping leaders achieve positive, lasting change in mindset and behavior.

Nathan Gold | Zinnov

Nathan Gold

Nathan Gold is the Chief Coach at ‘The Demo Coach’. He coaches people around the world on how to prepare for high-stakes presentations. Nathan is an Industry Fellow at the UC Berkeley CET, a guest lecturer and pitch coach at Wharton Entrepreneurship, and a published author.

Prithvi Shergill | Zinnov

Prithvi Shergill
Advisor, Investor, Researcher, Ideapreneur

Prithvi Shergill has over 25+ years of experience, where he enables value creation of human capital. Currently, Prithvi enables the growth of independent ventures, committed to using evidence-based insight and digital technologies that enrich the experience of the workforce in the workplace.