Sanjit Biswas, CEO & Co-Founder

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Sanjit co-founded Samsara to make it easier and more affordable for businesses to deploy sensors at a massive scale. Prior to Samsara, Sanjit was the CEO and co-founder of Meraki, one of the most successful networking companies of the past decade. Sanjit grew Meraki from his Ph.D. research into a complete enterprise networking portfolio, with cloud-based management that revolutionized the deployment of large networks. Meraki's sales doubled every year from inception, earning the company tens of thousands of customers. In 2012 Cisco acquired Meraki for $1.2 billion. Under his leadership, Cisco Meraki continued to grow at over 100%, making it one of Cisco's fastest-growing product lines in history.

Sanjit has been recognized as a TR35 honoree by MIT Technology Review, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and has received awards for academic research in computer networking. He holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford and an S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

John Bicket, CTO and Co-Founder

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John is responsible for Samsara's disruptive technology that makes operating thousands of sensors simple and secure. Prior to co-founding Samsara, John co-founded Meraki, where he was CTO and VP of Engineering. At Meraki, he built a cloud-based platform combining analytics, big data, and security that transformed how customers deployed and managed enterprise networks.

Starting Meraki out of his Ph.D. research at MIT, John and his team built integrated hardware, software, and cloud-based infrastructure that fueled continued 100% annual sales growth. Meraki's platform scaled to connect millions of network devices across over 140 countries. After Cisco acquired Meraki for $1.2 billion, John led Meraki as Cisco's fastest-growing cloud product.

Marc Andreessen, Founding Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

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Marc Andreessen is a cofounder and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is an innovator and creator, one of the few to pioneer a software category used by more than a billion people and one of the few to establish multiple billion-dollar companies. Marc co-created the highly influential Mosaic internet browser and co-founded Netscape, which later sold to AOL for $4.2 billion. He also co-founded Loudcloud, which as Opsware, sold to Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion. He later served on the board of Hewlett-Packard from 2008 to 2018. Marc holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Marc serves on the board of the following Andreessen Horowitz portfolio companies: Applied Intuition, Carta, Dialpad, Honor, OpenGov, and Samsara. He is also on the board of Facebook.

Hemant Taneja, Managing Director, General Catalyst

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I am the managing partner at General Catalyst and the founder of the firm’s Silicon Valley operations. I partner with mission-driven founders building platform companies that are fundamentally aligned with the long-term interests of society. My primary investment thesis, known as “economies of unscale,” explores how 21st-century founders leverage AI-based mass personalization techniques to innovate and build platforms across all sectors of the economy. In my book, Unscaled, I build on that thesis and articulate the need for accountability, transparency, and explainability in AI technologies as they permeate deeper into daily life. I also advocate for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to adopt frameworks for responsible innovation and investing. In addition to my investment work, I am a Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy, an organization focused on transforming energy policy in America; and a Founding Board Member of the Khan Lab School. I sit on the Board of Fellows for the Stanford School of Medicine and teach a course at the college on A.I., Entrepreneurship and Society.

Sue Wagner, Former Co-Founder and COO, BlackRock

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Susan Wagner is a cofounder and director of asset manager BlackRock, which she started with Larry Fink and others in 1988. She cofounded the company at age 26 and went on to serve as chief operating officer and vice chairman. Wagner oversaw BlackRock's 2009 merger with Barclay's Global Investors, which transformed the firm into the world's largest asset manager. Prior to founding BlackRock, Wagner worked as a vice president of the mortgage finance group at Lehman Brothers. She retired in 2012 but remains on BlackRock's board and also serves as a director of Apple, Swiss Re, Color Health and Samsara.

Jonathan Chadwick, Former CFO, VMWare

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Jonathan Chadwick has over 30 years of experience both in the US and the UK and has lived in Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. He has worked for some of the most significant technology companies and has a broad background in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operational and financial management and has extensive team leadership experience. He is currently a board member and advisor to a number of private and public companies.

Sue Bostrom, Former CMO, Cisco Systems

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Sue Bostrom serves on the board of directors of the following public companies: ServiceNow, Nutanix and Anaplan. She also serves on the boards of 4 private companies and chairs their compensation committees: Druva, cloud data management SaaS, GitLab, application provider for the complete DevOps lifecycle, Outreach, a sales engagement platform, and Samsara, the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud. Sue also served for more than a decade on the boards of two public companies, Varian Medical Systems and Cadence Design Systems. In addition, she was on the board of Marketo and Rocket Fuel through their IPOs and subsequent acquisitions. Sue is the former EVP and chief marketing officer at Cisco Systems. With almost 14 years at the company in a variety of roles, she was responsible for developing and communicating Cisco’s vision and strategy through positioning, branding, advertising, and product marketing. Sue also had responsibility for Cisco’s Worldwide Government Affairs and Small Business Council. Prior to her role as Cisco’s CMO, Sue built and led the Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), bringing vertical expertise and Internet business best practices to global Fortune 500 companies and heads of state. In addition, she served as the executive sponsor of the Women’s Initiative at Cisco. Previously, Sue held leadership positions at FTP Software and National Semiconductor. She also served for seven years at McKinsey & Company as a leader in the electronics practice. Sue serves on the board of Stanford Children's Health. She was formerly on the Stanford Medicine Advisory Council, the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and Georgetown University’s board of directors. Ms. Bostrom received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and served on its Management and Advisory Boards. She received a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Illinois, graduating as a Bronze Tablet Scholar.

Ann Livermore, Former Executive Vice President, HP Enterprise

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Ann Livermore began her career at Hewlett-Packard in 1982, retiring in 2011 when she joined the company's board of directors. She also served as an executive advisor to the CEO through 2015. She transitioned to the board of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company following the company split in 2015. She has served on Qualcomm's board of directors since 2016 and on the United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) board since 1997. She joined the board of Plenty in 2020 and the board of D2iQ in 2017. Ann Livermore is a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford.