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Bill Binch

SVP, Global Sales, Marketo
Expertise: SaaS Sales & Business Strategy
Business Advisor

Bill Binch leads Marketo's sales organization and is a key architect of the company's rapid sales growth. Prior to joining Marketo, Bill held leadership positions at Avolent, BEA Systems, PeopleSoft, and Oracle, where he built and managed sales organizations ranging from mid-market business customers to strategic accounts. In 2011, Bill received a Stevie Award in the "Worldwide VP of Sales of the Year" category at the fifth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Bill holds a bachelor's degree in business from Arizona State University.

Deep Dhillon

Founder at Xyonix
Expertise: Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Distributed Computing
Technology Advisor

Deep Dhillon is a founder of Xyonix where he helps companies find and operationalize insights from their data. Deep is an accomplished technologist with over 20 years of experience conceptualizing, architecting, and deploying multiple advanced machine learning based applications. He specializes in leading startups and growing companies by developing their data science, distributed computing, and search capabilities. Deep has served as a technology executive for companies such as Socrata, Alliance Health Network, Evri, Insightful Corporation (now Tibco), and Cantametrix (now Sony). He earned his Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and holds several patents in natural language processing, search, and music analysis technologies.

Jan Puzicha

CTO at Recommind
Expertise: Data Science, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Statistical Modeling
Technology Advisor

Jan Puzicha is the CTO at Recommind and an expert in real-time information optimization and statistical modeling. Previously, he held a research fellow position in the Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley, where he worked on machine learning problems and cutting-edge research in graphical models and computer vision. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bonn.

Peter Wooster

Past EVP Sales, Marin Software
Expertise: SaaS Sales and Marketing
Business Advisor

Peter Wooster recently served as Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales for Marin Software, where he was part of the Executive Management Team that completed the company's successful initial public offering. Prior to Marin Software, Wooster served in sales management positions at Paychex Corporation, Angel Points and Salesforce. He joined Salesforce in 1999 and was the founding member of the sales organization and the 15th employee overall. He has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.

Sid J. Reddy

Former Faculty, Northwestern University
Expertise: Natural Language Processing, Computational Semantics, and Machine Learning
Scientific Advisor

Sid J Reddy is a recognized expert in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Linguistics who designed, developed and contributed to dozens of NLP systems used in production in a wide array of use-cases and industry verticals (healthcare, business intelligence, life sciences, legal and e-commerce). His research ranged from acquiring lexical resources through distributed word vector representations learned from big data and applying them to improve state of the art in sequential labeling tasks to using functional theories of grammar for association extraction and question-answering.

Dr. Reddy graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology and moved to the US to develop an effective approach to information extraction with limited training data for his PhD. His interest in NLP drove him to develop text-mining infrastructures from scratch at two technology startups and at the Mayo Clinic. More recently, he founded an NLP lab at Northwestern University with funding from a variety of government and private sources. Sid is a patented inventor, sought-after industry speaker and published author with research featured in over 50 peer-reviewed publications and technical conferences.