Join us for an evening of inspiration and networking at our 2nd Annual State of Nordic Tech in the Bay while enjoying enchanting views of the Bay from DocuSign's Executive Briefing Center.
The evening's keynote speakers are the ultimate Nordic startup entrepreneur success stories:
CEO of HackerOne, the world's most popular bug bounty platform. HackerOne helps companies connect with the best security hackers in the world to find system vulnerabilities so that these can be fixed before they are exploited by malicious actors. As a result, the companies and the internet is more secure.
Formerly SVP and GM of Hewlett-Packard's Cloud Business, CEO of Eucalyptus, EIR at Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures, SVP and GM of the Database Group of Sun Microsystems, CEO of MySQL AB.
Founder & President of Ayasdi (Ayasdi has received over $106M in funding). Gunnar Carlsson is one of the most renowned mathematicians in the world. He is Ayasdi’s President and a co-founder and has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a doctorate from Stanford, where he was Chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1995 - 1998.
Over the past 35 years, Gunnar has taught at the University of Chicago, University of California, Princeton University, and since 1991, Gunnar has been a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, where he has been a thought leader in a branch of mathematics called topology, the study of shape. In the theoretical sense, topology has been around since the 1700s, but Gunnar pioneered the applied use of topology to solve complex real world problems starting in the late 1990s. In the early 2000s, this work led to $10M in research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and DARPA to study the application of Topological Data Analysis (TDA) to problems of interest within the U.S. government. In 2008, based on the success of these efforts, Gunnar, along with two other Stanford mathematicians, co-founded Ayasdi.
This year's event includes a Nordic Startup Showcase featuring the following companies: