Mohsen Moazami is the MD at Columbus Nova Technology Partners (CNTP). Moazami’s representative investments are vArmour, Kaazing, Bracket Computing, Aerospike & Bina (acquired by Roche). He was an early investor in Think Big Analytics acquired by Teradata, Webs, acquired by Vistaprint, Powerset, acquired by Microsoft, ParAllyle, acquired by Affymetrix, SGN, acquired by Mindjolt, NextBio acquired by Ilumina & Liveloop acquired by Microsoft.
Previously, Moazami was a member of the Cisco exec. staff from 2000-2011. Most recently he was on the Sr. leadership teams of the Emerging Markets (LatAm, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Russia, CIS & Africa) and Globalization Centre in Bangalore, India responsible for strategy, operations and financial results across EM; a theater generating in excess of $5 Bil in revenue in FY2011.
Moazami also led Cisco’s Strategic Consulting across EM. Moazami & his team worked with senior government & business leaders to help drive digital broadband based country transformation, improve national competitiveness, & standard of living. Moazami a member of the Investment Advisory Council of the Turkish Prime Minister and served as a member of the Strategy Council of the Global Alliance for ICT and the Development of the UN Department of Economic & Social Affairs.
Bob is a strong technology leader with over thirty years of experience in both Fortune 500 companies and private start-ups. He was CEO of MIPS where he led them to their IPO. He is a distinguished alumnus of Bucknell University and earned an MBA from Stanford University.
Mr. Fallows is a founder of KAAZING Corporation, and in his role as Chief Technology Officer, John formulates KAAZING Corporation’s vision of creating the best real-time Web solution based on the Java standard.
Prior to KAAZING, John served as Architect for Brane Corporation, a startup company based in Redwood City, California. Before joining Brane, John was a Consulting Member of Technical Staff for Server Technologies at Oracle Corporation. During his last 5 years at Oracle, John focused on designing, developing, and evolving Oracle ADF Faces to fully integrate Ajax technologies.
Originally from Northern Ireland, John received his MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and has worked in the software industry for more than twenty years.
John has written several articles for leading IT magazines such as Java Developer’s Journal, AjaxWorld Magazine, and JavaMagazine (DE), and is a popular speaker at international conferences. John is co-author of the best-selling book Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components, (Apress).
Ray Bingham’s distinguished career of more than 30 years has spanned businesses in high tech, chemical engineering, and hospitality real estate development with accomplishments in mergers and acquisitions, global trade and venture capital. From 1993 to 2005, he served in executive management roles at Cadence Design Systems, the world’s leading electronics design automation (EDA) software company. He was named executive chairman in May 2004, after serving as president and chief executive officer since May 1999. He joined Cadence in 1993 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Under Mr. Bingham’s leadership, Cadence developed from a $360 million company to a $1.3 billion global industry leader. During his tenure as CEO, the company’s technology leadership grew through a series of strategic acquisitions, internal research and development and venture investments. Mr. Bingham also directed Cadence’s global expansion into India, China and Russia, a decade ahead of today’s focus in those emerging markets.
Before joining Cadence, he held senior management roles with the Marriott Corporation, Red Lion Hotels and Inns, Agrico Overseas Investment Company and N-ReN International. He is a director of three public companies: Oracle Corporation, Flextronics International Ltd. and STMicroelectronics NV. He also helped found and serves as a Director of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and is a board member of the National Parks Conservation Association.
Mr. Bingham earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from Weber State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Additionally, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Weber State University.
Rajiv Khemani joined NEA as an Executive-in-Residence in 2013. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Cavium, a leading public semiconductor company that provides solutions for data-center, enterprise and mobile applications. Rajiv joined Cavium in 2003 and held senior executive roles leading marketing, sales, engineering and operations. He helped drive the company from an early startup stage to profitability, IPO and a peak valuation of over $2 billion. Prior to Cavium, Rajiv spent 5 years at Intel, where he was GM of the network processor business and led the business to achieve industry leading market share. He joined Intel as a result of acquisition of his startup company, Netboost. Before that, he held engineering and marketing management roles at Netapp and Sun Microsystems (now Oracle). Rajiv also serves on the Management Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an MBA from Stanford University, a BS in Computer Science from IIT Delhi and an MS in Computer Science from New York University.