Panelists

Assim Gupta

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Assim has a background in eCommerce, SaaS, mobile and ERP/CRM space. In last 20 years Assim has played several roles ranging from a software engineer to a product manager to the CEO of start-ups. He specializes in taking an idea from "a gleam in the eye" to the "hands of the consumer". He has worked on product strategy, architecture, development, deployment and global operations.

Assim not only brings a strategic vision along with deep technical expertise, he also adds managerial depth to the team. He has created wide spectrum technical teams from scratch and has led/ directed several complex projects as a people manager and a program manager for companies like Oracle and VMware. He has worked extensively in  distributed software development scenarios and has been recognized for his expertise in lean software development. Some other companies Assim has worked with are Apple, Google and SGI.

Maryanne Morrow

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Maryanne is a FinTech and MarketingTech Expert. She is connecting Startup innovation with the Fortune 1000. Maryanne has over 20 years of consistently successful business development and relationship management in highly competitive markets. She has a broad disciplinary expertise across the financial services industry with experience in: mutual funds, separately managed accounts, unified managed accounts and structured products.

Maryanne is a member of the Keiretsu Forum angel investor group as well as the CEO and founder of SurgeXLR, a new kind of accelerator that is breaking the Silicon Valley model to help our founders fast-track growth and success by building business from the ground up.

Maryanne’s specialties include: Advertising, Multi-Media, Marketing and Communication Strategies, Fee-Based Asset Management, Mutual Fund Industry, Advisor Practice Management, Relationship Management.

Yasemin Kliman

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Yasemin has been an active member of the Harvard Angels where she is part of the Selection Committee. With her investor team she reviews hundreds of angel investment opportunities each year.

An engineer by background, Yasmin was most recently the Head of Marketing for Yahoo Developer Network. Prior to that she ran product marketing for a number of digital advertising products where she received Yahoo's Superstar Award for the success of her product launches. She has extensive experience closing deals with Fortune 500 companies. Yasemin was also the General Manager of the Transportation Industry Solutions at Siebel Systems where she was a member of the Siebel Systems CEO’s Circle. She was also in charge of the Communications and Media vertical, a $300 million product line for Siebel Systems. Yasemin was also part of the Information Management Leadership Program at GE Capital and served as an advisor to numerous startups.

Bruce Walicek

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Bruce Walicek is a global executive with experience sitting on all sides of the table – Public and Private Company Board Member, CEO, Senior Executive, Investment Banker, Analyst and VC - provides a unique perspective on a wide range of facets of a company. He combines extensive operating experience with deep understanding of Wall Street and markets to provide value to shareholders and stakeholders. Also, he builds high performance collaborative team environments and executes solutions to introduce impactful change management able to pivot a company.  He is highly successful in building and closing Strategic Partnerships with industry leading customers and partners that result in impactful business outcomes.