Vytas SunSpiral is the
Director of Advanced Technology at
using AI and Robotics to engineer biology to sustainably produce advanced
materials. He is a NASA Innovative Advanced
Concepts Fellow, and founder of the Dynamic Tensegrity Robotics Lab at NASA Ames
Research Center. His lab developed dynamic tensegrity robots for space
exploration and integrated a multi-disciplinary fusion of robotics, physiology,
AI, mechatronics, and neuroscience. He is a serial research entrepreneur, founding
and leading multiple startups, including Mobot Inc. which sold the world’s
first autonomous tour guide robots.
Kai Huang is a San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneur
and a serial angel investor. Currently, he is the co-founder
of Flash Bike, maker of an electric bicycle that has a range of
30 to 50 miles on one charge. Huang, who studied computer science
at UC Berkeley, is the co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game
franchise (which was acquired by Activision in June 2006).
Other computer gaming work includes his time at Blue Goji and
RedOctane; Huang served as co-founder and CEO at both firms.
John Matranga has held several roles at OSIsoft,
where he has worked for over a decade. Matranga currently
serves as Director-Customer Innovation and Academia for OSIsoft,
a manufacturer of application software for real-time data management.
He has extensive experience in technology vision and his specialties
include product roadmaps, real-time operational metrics, and
the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
He received his bachelor of science degree from Lehigh University.
Marc Meyer is an executive, technologist, and venture capitalist.
Meyer received his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer
science at UC Berkeley and his career includes 15 years at research
labs including UC Berkeley and Xerox PARC. He has founded
five companies and served as CEO, CTO, SVP of engineering, and
chief architect at various firms including Tibco, Activeweave,
BuzzLogic, and Persefon Ventures. Meyer also sailed across the
Pacific Ocean on a 40-foot ketch.
Martin Pavez is an industrial engineer with several
years of experience in the mining industry in South America
in a variety of roles in finance, business development, and M&A.
As a Senior Associate for the private equity firm, Mineria Activa,
he participated in transactions in early stage mining companies,
led multiple due diligence processes, performed market research
in niche mineral products, participated in the portfolio companies
management, and supported fundraising processes.
He also has experience in risk assessment and real option valuation.
Pavez received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering.