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Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton, Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama and Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank.
Pierre Lamond is a pioneer of the semiconductor industry. He started his career in 1957 as an engineer at Transitron Electronics before joining Dr. Gordon E. Moore’s R&D team at Fairchild Semiconductor. In 1981, Pierre joined Sequoia Capital as a general partner, serving as chairman of the board at Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Microchip Semiconductor, Vitesse Semiconductor, Open-Silicon Inc., Redback Networks, Verisity, and Plumtree. Pierre spent three years as a general partner at Khosla Ventures serving on the boards of Skybox Imaging (Google), Cogenra, SEEO, Avogy, SeaMicro (AMD) and HeartVista. In addition to making angel investments, Pierre is an advisor to Formation 8.
Maury Blackman is President and CEO at Premise Data. He is a tech executive with 25 years of experience in leading high growth enterprise software companies. He previously served as President and CEO at the civic tech startup, Accela. Prior to joining Accela, Maury worked for Investools where he served in several executive positions. He has been recognized by Government Technology as one of its “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers” in 2015 and Ernst and Young awarded him 'Northern California’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2016' – becoming the first civic tech entrepreneur to win the award.
Byron L. Dorgan is a former U.S. Congressman and Senator and Senator from North Dakota. He served in the Senate Leadership for fourteen years as Assistant Democratic Floor leader and Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. He is now a Senior Policy Advisor at Arent Fox LLP engaged in business consulting. He is also an Adjunct Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow at a Washington DC Think Tank. A New York Times Bestselling Author of four books, he also serves on several Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors in energy and technology areas.
Karen White is the Chief Executive Officer for RMS. She is an accomplished leader in the technology industry, with a 25 year track record of leading, innovating, and scaling global technology businesses. Karen started her career in Silicon Valley in 1993 as a senior executive at Oracle reporting to CEO Larry Ellison. She served as President and COO at Addepar, and CEO and Chairman of the Board at Syncplicity. Karen is an expert at bringing technology, innovation, data and operations together to help drive digital transformation.