5:00 – 5:15 PM
Intro Keynote from Aku Srikanth
5:15pm - 5:40 pm
Gen AI Tech Roast & Comedy
Jesse Warren from Socially Inept to share his unique humorous take on Gen AI
5:45 – 6:25 PM
Generative AI Product Strategy Aku Srikanth, Barak Turovsky, Chris Hohman, Erica Lee, Madhuri Adettiwar
Enterprise Gen AI Strategies Dive into the dynamic world of Gen AI Product Strategy with our expert panel, bringing together industry stalwarts and innovative trailblazers. Get ready for an enlightening exploration of use-cases, strategic breakthroughs, and the transformative potential of generative AI in shaping the products of tomorrow.
6:30 – 7:10 PM
Gen AI Real-World Applications Barrett Williams, Michelle Chen
Join our high-growth founders as they delve into their journey to success, revealing the strategies that enabled them to find the growth and development of a novel generative AI product that captured the market's attention. This panel promises to be an engaging narrative rather than a sales pitch, focusing on the triumphs, trials, and transformative product strategies that fueled their growth.
7:15 – 7:30 PM
Breakout groups - Networking, food and drinks.
7:35 – 8:15 PM
Early-stage Gen AI Startup Use Cases Aqeel A, Rashmi Joshi, Rush Shahani, Sriya M., Som Mohapatra
Dive into the innovative Gen AI use cases with Gen AI startup founders, showcasing the potential of their groundbreaking ventures.
8:20 - 9:00 PM
VC Panel Priya Saiprasad, Shaloo Garg, Richard Chen, Barak Turovsky
Discover the insights as top Gen AI VCs shed light on their investment thesis.

Speaker: All about the speakers of the event

Jesse Warren
Former SpaceX and Microsoft engineer who co-founded Socially Inept: Tech Roast Show a comedy troupe started in 2018. He currently performs in sold-out shows all around the country that are dedicated to "roasting the hell out of your tech scene"!
Shaloo Garg
Managing Director, Silicon Valley, Southwest region for Microsoft for Late Stage Startups & Unicorns. She brings a combination of strong startup, enterprise, strategic partnership and corporate development experience.
Barak Turovsky
Product and business leader mastermind behind productization of one of the first ever Deep Neural Networks with Google Translate, leading up to the great AI awakening story by NY Times. He is currently Executive In Residence, Scale Venture Partners. Barak Turovsky is a Former Chief Product Officer at Trax Retail, Head of Languages AI product team at Google, Product executive at Microsoft and PayPal.
Priya Saiprasad
Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers. Priya has worked with entrepreneurs both as an investor and an acquirer. Priya was part of Square’s Corporate Development team as a Deal Lead. She worked in several acquisitions in the mobile payment, SMB SaaS and AI machine learning spaces.
Michelle Chen
Chief Business Officer at Insilico Medicine. Experienced biotech executive and board director with extensive experience in leadership, business and corporate development, R&D, manufacturing, marketing and commercialization. Passionate about innovative technologies for human health. Lead global business development, strategies, M&A, product portfolio strategy, marketing, communication & US operations.
Shaloo Garg
Managing Director, Silicon Valley, Southwest region for Microsoft for Late Stage Startups & Unicorns. She brings a combination of strong startup, enterprise, strategic partnership and corporate development experience. Previously, Shaloo was at Oracle at Global Oracle Innovation where she led the Global Customer Connect practice of commercializing revenue opportunities for startups into the enterprise client base and partner ecosystem.
Barrett Williams
High Growth Gen AI Startup, Scale AI. Builds groundbreaking products, disrupts markets, and fuels economic growth. Lead diverse teams of engineers, problem-solving globally. With expertise in PCB schematics, firmware development, and business development, including VC pitches and strategic partnerships, they deliver innovative solutions.
Rush Shahani
Co-Founder of Persana AI (YCombinator W23). Previously worked as Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn on the Search team. Ex. Shopify, ElementAI. He is experienced in AI and backend systems.
Chris Hohman
Founder / Product Management Executive of Velocity AI. Experienced Strategic team leadership, product innovation, and Agile product development expertise, dedicated to transforming organizations. Expertise in the application of new technology: AI/MachineLearning, Cross-platform digital experiences, Strategic team leadership.
Sriya Maram
A dynamic woman leading as the CEO of Persana AI, backed by YCombinator. With a notable background in product development at LinkedIn, she also co-founded ViralCopy, an AI-powered marketing platform that achieved the remarkable feat of reaching #2 on Product Hunt, amassing over 2000 users. Recognized for her exceptional work, she was awarded grants from YC startup school and Product Hunt. As an alumnus of UC Davis and a proud Bay Area native, she is deeply passionate about democratizing AI and advocating for women in the tech industry.
Erica Lee
AI Inventor & Eng VP. Founder at She is VP, ML & Engineering Upwork. Erica Lee Lee is Former Director, Senior Manager, AI & Tech Lead Apple, Zillow. Excels in AI, ML, Deep Learning, Data Science, and ML Ethics/Bias, with expertise in ML infrastructure, Computer Vision, and Data Annotation.
Aku Srikanth
Product Executive Workday. An accomplished tech executive, data scientist, and venture capital expert, possesses core strengths in engineering, AI/ML, product management, and team building. With a notable track record, she has led strategic initiatives at DataRobot, IBM Watson/Red Hat, and NVIDIA, and has been recognized for her contributions, including Nasdaq's Leading Women in AI award. She actively supports AI entrepreneurs and VC programs while championing women in AI.
Richard Chen
Founder and Investor, Iterative Ventures, Meta. A highly accomplished professional with expertise in entrepreneurship, venture capital, software engineering, and data science. With a background in building scalable data platforms at renowned companies like WhatsApp and Facebook, Richard brings valuable insights into technologies such as Apache Airflow, Spark, and Kubernetes. His skill set spans Python, SQL, statistical modeling, and analytics, making them a valuable speaker on various topics in the tech industry.
Rashmi Joshi
CEO & Founder of Asha AI, a remote care solution that empowers elders to age in place more effectively, while keeping caregiving family members informed on patient health, through the powers of conversational AI and voice-enabled health solutions. She’a serial entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in product innovation and strategy, and a proven track record for building successful businesses from ground up to fruitful liquidity events.
Som Mohapatra
Co-founder of Hadrius (YC W23), a Y Combinator company that automates the entire SEC ongoing compliance process with AI for financial firms. With vast experience in the finance industry, Som is a highly accomplished professional with unique expertise in finance, hedge funds, compliance, artificial intelligence, and large language models.
Madhuri Adettiwar
Head of Product & Strategy, Cisco. A visionary thought leader and accomplished technology executive. With a focus on solving customer problems and driving ROI through technology, they excel in new product development, digital transformations, and strategic portfolio management. Their expertise spans diverse industries, including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and entertainment, with proficiency in cloud platforms, big data, IoT, AI/ML, and mobile products.
Aqeel Ali
CEO & Founder of Doppler, a turnkey platform for creating, hosting, and deploying an AI model of you available on all social media platforms. He’s also the co-founder of Cerebral Valley, the biggest developer-focused AI community for founders and builders.
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