December 21, 2016

BOARD

Our Board of Advisors has a strong Silicon Valley footprint.

advisors

Tom Rice, Stanford, MIT, SRI LinkedIn-Logo-02-300x300[1]

Tom is a pure veteran of the Valley. He has a Masters from MIT and a PhD from Stanford. He started as Analyst at SRI (Stanford Research).

Tom was a Partner in VC firms, CEO of ActiveSky. He is a Mentor at MIT, Entrepreneur in Residence at Plug & Play and advises european startups to setup & grow in Silicon Valley. Advisor of MoodMe, GranData & WeVideo.

michael-cheneyMichael Cheney, VP Coca Cola, Symantec LinkedIn-Logo-02-300x300[1]Michael Cheney spent 15 years with Coca-Cola in international business development and sports marketing.  He managed sports marketing assets across Coca-Cola brands and across all major Sports. Michael managed Global Sports Sponsorship for Visa with the International Olympic Committee, FIFA World Cup and the NFL. Michael led the Global Strategic Partnerships at Symantec with the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball Advanced Media.  Michael is back in Strategic Marketing with Coca-Cola after a VP role for Sqor, a sports social media start-up.

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Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis: Professor, Athens Information Technology  LinkedIn-Logo-02-300x300[1]

Aristodemos teaches and conducts research at Athens Information Technology, with 20 years’ experience in signal processing. His prime interest is in systems for multimodal detection, tracking and identification, aiming at activity recognition in intelligent spaces. He uses signals from cameras, microphones, wearable, environmental and domotic sensors.

He received his BSc in Physics from University of Patras, Greece in 1993 and his MSc and PhD from Imperial College, University of London in 1995 and 1999 respectively.

Since July 2003, he is with Athens Information Technology. He has been Chief Technical Officer at Dynasense PC (2014-2015), with the Development Programs Dept. of Intracom Telecom (2001-2003).

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Wedge Martin: eBay, CISCO, IBM, CTO Badgeville, Vivo LinkedIn-Logo-02-300x300[1]

Twenty year veteran of Silicon Valley, with early and extended experience in VoIP, IP networking, and scaling large SaaS solutions such as Shopping.com (IPO in 2004, acquired by Ebay in 2005). Founded Agiletouch, a mobile productivity app publisher based in Marseilles in 2008 (still in existence).

Co – Founder & CTO of Badgeville in 2010, raised 40 M$. Founder Arqetype in 2013 acquired by Vivo Rewards of the UK in 2014. Advisor to Knightscope, Commerce (comr.se), Vroozi and MoodMe.

Barron ErnstBarron Ernst: Naspers, One Kings Lane, IMVU, UC Berkeley LinkedIn-Logo-02-300x300[1]

Product Management Executive with 10 years’ experience in consumer focused, mobile product management spanning Consumer Finance, E-Commerce, Marketplaces, Social Entertainment & Gaming.
Specialties: Mobile Product Strategy and Execution; Agile methodologies; Data driven; Developing innovative and defensible solutions; Monetization.
Barron recently moved to Naspers in Amsterdam as Senior Director Mobile Product, Growth, Marketing.

 
advisorsShergul Arshad, eBay, Amazon, Head of Digital AS Roma, MondoGoal LinkedIn-Logo-02-300x300[1]

Shergul did his BA at Harvard and started his career in Advertising at Young & Rubicam.
He completed an MBA at Michigan University. His career took him to Amazon, eBay, StyleFeeder, Time.

He joined AS Roma as Head of Digital after it was acquired by Italian American Investors from Boston. Shergul recently launched a startup related to Sports betting: Mondogoal.