Prem Jain is the CEO at Pensando Systems. He has overall 35+ years of vast experience in IT industry in which he worked more than 18 years for Cisco. He was also founder of Insieme Networks. Prem did his B. Tech from one of the premium Institutes of India, BITS Pilani and then MS from USA, University of California, Davis. A business leader, you have equally contributed to the local community and education institute.

 

In this interview we talked about:

  • What is Jainism and how can one strike a balance between work and personal life.

  • Disruptions in Technologies in today's time.

  • How these decisions are made for implement things in the future plan in the business, advice to entrepreneurs or business leaders.

  • 3 Fundamental Principles that Prem Jain follows in day to day life.

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Website: https://pensando.io/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prem-jain-b50341/

Twitter: @prem_jain2

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David Womark is an American Film Producer who has worked on over 35 films including, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Life of Pi. With Ang Lee and Gil Netter, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Life of Pi. Life of Pi was also nominated for multiple Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe awards including Best Picture and Best Director and was an American Film Institute official selection for “Best Movie of the Year”.  

David also served as Producer on Pete Berg's highly acclaimed "Deepwater Horizon" film: depicting the disaster in April 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil-rig exploded--resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

 

In this part of the episode we talked about:

  • Algorithms behind a successful movie
  • How movies and technologies are merging together, how important is a technology for the success of a movie
  • Covid impact on film making and the future of film making in upcoming few years
  • The financial standpoint of any film making

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Lou Pambianco - Chairman and CEO of Startup Sandbox and Managing Director of Corporate

Development Partners

 

Lou Pambianco, Chairman and CEO of Startup Sandbox has built and managed the bioscience incubator at University of California, Santa Cruz. On the foundation of the digital revolution of the 20th Century, bioscience is defining the first half of the 21" Century, and the University of California, Santa Cruz is a leader. With over $150M in research grants annually and as the university whose publications are most cited, its Office of Research champions innovation and entrepreneurship and houses a vast portfolio of intellectual property.

 

The lessons learned as Corporate Development Partners spearheaded the development of the Exceptional Growth Model of digital companies that grew from time zero to $1 Billion in revenue in less than ten years are now the advantage that Startup Sandbox member companies have. Lou is now bringing the proven practices of the Exceptional Growth Model to bioscience companies at Startup Sandbox, applying business practices to speed technical validation to the commercial market. In under twenty-four months, 47% of Sandbox companies have launched as independent commercial enterprises. Lou is a competitive ocean sailboat racer and has captained Red Hawk, his ultra-light Santa Cruz 40, and Heartbeat, his Wylie 46, to victories in scores of competitions. He is also a member of the six-day club of transpacific mono hull racers. Crewing on the legendary yacht Merlin in the Pacific Cup, Merlin completed the San Francisco to Hawaii race in six days nineteen hours. And to temper his competitive edge and nourish the soul, Lou is an avid gardener and a talented cook.

 

 

This podcast explores:

  • The reasons why one should come to this University of California, Santa Cruz incubator.
  • What the future of Silicon Valley is in the midst of the Bioscience revolution.
  • What the importance of the Human Genome, nanopore technology, bioinformatics and RNA are in delivering breakthroughs in diagnostics and precision medicine.
  • How bioscience is impacting human health and the health of our planet?

 

Tune in and enjoy this remarkable episode.

Learn more about Lou:

www.startupsandbox.org, Lou@startupsandbox.org

www.corpdevpar.com, Lou@corpdevpar.com

 

 

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David Womark is an American Film Producer who has worked on over 35 films including, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Life of Pi. With Ang Lee and Gil Netter, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Life of Pi. Life of Pi was also nominated for multiple Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe awards including Best Picture and Best Director and was an American Film Institute official selection for “Best Movie of the Year”.  

David also served as Producer on Pete Berg's highly acclaimed "Deepwater Horizon" film: depicting the disaster in April 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil-rig exploded--resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

 

In this part of the episode we talked about:

  • David’s experience of Life of Pi movie
  • The similarity in creating a story and creating a product or a business
  • How a new project or new things should be implemented with different people, different cultures, from different geographies, different backgrounds what is the best way to collaborate as a group, so everyone's opinions heard, but yet a path is decided upon.
  • Talking about Hollywood-Bollywood collaboration
  • How new techniques & technologies are implemented in movies

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Jitendra Waral is Senior Research Analyst - Internet & Consumer Electronics at Bloomberg Intelligence. Jitendra has more than 15 years of experience covering the global technology sector including internet, consumer electronics, computer hardware, storage and electronics manufacturing. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Jitendra worked in options pricing and software sector research at Deloitte, Gridstone Research and the Stock Holding Corporation of India. Jitendra holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Mumbai and a master of science in financial mathematics from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania.

 

In this episode we talked about:

  • The experience of analyzing some of the most fascinating companies where everyone dream to work. The models that used by the analyst to look at these companies.
  • Lessons from 2008 or another time in history that business owners or entrepreneurs can look at and learn from to try to make current business decisions.
  • Talking about “The past behavior doesn’t govern the future retail habits”.
  • How will the e-commerce look like 3-5 years from now.
  • New learning from COVID and the impact of change

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Nigel G. Salina - An International Consultant, Philanthropist, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur in Trinidad and Tobago

Nigel G. Salina is an Entrepreneur. Regionally, he is well known for his record shattering performance at the Caribbean’s largest insurer, visionary outlook and strong commitment to customer satisfaction. Nigel was appointed Chairman and CEO of the global arm of the Caribbean’s largest conglomerate in 2007. Over a five-year period, Nigel led a sales and distribution team whose performance was unparalleled. He now consults and works with a number of companies in The USA, Canada, Africa, Dubai, Singapore, Indonesia, Europe and Trinidad and Tobago. He also consults with a number of companies in the Energy Industry on African strategy. 

Nigel is involved in a number of charities. Foremost among these is the Living Water Community where he lived and worked as a missionary for 7 years. In 2007, Nigel founded the Mercy Foundation, a division of the Living Water Community. Nigel also initiated a programme at the La Veronica Roman Catholic School for SEA students. He is a founding board member of CREDI, the Catholic Church’s tertiary education University. Nigel initially funded this organization. He also works with The St. Augustine Chamber Orchestra.

This episode we talked about:

  • Talking about the future trends of technology. Both private and public support for changes in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Future with the new leadership coming in.
  • Bringing in Robotic Process Automation technology & new technologies to parts of the Caribbean.
  • How does the internal decision process differ from one area, country or one culture to another one.
  • Countries or the areas where we are seeing the explosive growth. Billion Dollars investment ideas in multiple areas for digitization by great leaders.

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Learn more about Nigel Salina

Website: https://www.globizlf.com/

Email: nigelsalina@gmail.com

 

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Prem Jain is currently CEO at Pensando Systems. Previously at Cisco for +20 years, Prem developed and honed many key innovations that helped the company evolve, including Routing & Switching capabilities and Software Defined Networks

Most recently served as SVP / General Manager of Cisco INSBU.

Co-founder and part of the unprecedented spin-in team for Andiamo Systems, Nuova Systems (CFO) and Insieme Networks (CEO), which were acquired for an aggregate amount >$2bn

Prior to Cisco, worked at Crescendo Systems (acquired by Cisco) and David Systems

In Education, Prem Jain did B. Tech in EE from Birla Institute of Technology (BITS Pilani) one of the premium institutes of India & after that did M.S. in EECS from UC Davis

He is a great business leader, who has equally contributed to the local community and education institute.

In this interview we talked about:

  • Prem’s journey from handling his family business in India, aim to become a teacher to becoming founders of companies in Silicon Valley?
  • Prem shared about changing the philosophy, changing notion within the industry, catching the wave, journey of creating the most talked startup in Silicon Valley with John Chambers as chairman of the board.
  • Silicon Valley and startups are all about taking a new risk and favors young blood, how to be always motivated.
  • Key ingredient of Silicon Valley bootstrapping, cultural differences transition or pivot, learning experience of Prem.
  • Being a business leader, equally contributing to the local communities and education institutions, how did he strike this balance?
  • Word of wisdom to leaders and building entrepreneurs, how the decisions are made to implement things in the future & plan in the business.

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Learn more about Prem Jain

Website: https://pensando.io/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prem-jain-b50341/

Twitter: @prem_jain2

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We are excited to announce that next week we are going to release the episode of our special guest Prem Jain, CEO at Pensando Systems.

Prem Jain has overall 35+ years of vast experience in IT industry in which he worked more than 18 years for Cisco. He was also founder of Insieme Networks. Prem did his B. Tech from one of the premium Institutes of India, BITS Pilani and then MS from USA, University of California, Davis. A business leader, you have equally contributed to the local community and education institute.

In the interview, Prem Jain has talked about:

  • Prem’s journey from handling his family business in India, aim to become a teacher to becoming founders of companies in Silicon Valley?
  • Prem shared about changing the philosophy, changing notion within the industry, catching the wave, journey of creating the most talked startup in Silicon Valley with John Chambers as chairman of the board.
  • Silicon Valley and startups are all about taking a new risk and favors young blood, how to be always motivated.
  • Key ingredient of Silicon Valley bootstrapping, cultural differences transition or pivot, learning experience of Prem.
  • Being a business leader, equally contributing to the local communities and education institutions, how did he strike this balance?
  • Word of wisdom to leaders and building entrepreneurs, how the decisions are made to implement things in the future & plan in the business.

Stay Tuned & Follow Silicon Valley Tech Podcast on:

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Helen Pastorino

Founder & Board Member | Pertria, a real estate investment firm
President & Board Member | Startup Sandbox, Biotechnology
Founder & Board Member | World Tomato Society

A consummate innovator who moves with passionate concern, Helen is one of the Bay Area’s leading real estate and social entrepreneurs. As Founder and CEO of Pertria, a Los Gatos-based real estate investment firm, formerly Founding Partner and President of Alain Pinel (acquired by Compass) and Regional Vice President for Fox & Carskadon her expertise leverages over 40 years of experience in the real estate and technology industries. Helen has an uncommon ability to surround herself with extraordinary people and her regard for the fundamental principles of natural law reveals itself within the ranks of the many interdisciplinary professionals who surround her.

Featured In:

  • Can Email Cachet = jpmorgan@park.ave?, Steve Lohr, New York Times,
  • Case Study: Real Estate Reinvented, Jonathan Littman, Forbes Magazine
  • Fastest-Growing Private Companies Part 1, Silicon Valley Business Journal
  • Tech Changes Valley Companies, Ralph Jennings, Technology Silicon Valley

In the interview we talked about:

  • Talking about what were the big drivers of change in Silicon Valley in the early 90s when Silicon Valley started to break away from the norm and become what it is today.
  • Sharing journey to grow a Monster of a Real Estate company. The norms that can be broken and advice on how to separate oneself from what their competitors are doing.
  • Helen shared her interaction with Steve Jobs, right from the start of being one of the largest customers of Next.
  • Sharing stories when to use our innovative thinking to help a client solve a problem and getting the best results.
  • Being in Silicon Valley sharing the experience of working with the leaders of some of the biggest & most powerful companies in the world.

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Learn more about Helen Pastorino

Website: https://www.startupsandbox.org/

                 https://www.pertria.com/

                https://worldtomatosociety.com/

Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenpastorino/

Email: hpastorino@pertria.com / Helen@startupsandbox.org

Twitter: @HelenPastorino

 

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Rushabh is currently Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Customer Success & Operations at Automation Anywhere. At Automation Anywhere, these people perform repetitive manual tasks by making end to end business processes more efficient and productive. They have built the worlds most advanced digital workforce platform, which combines robotic process automation, which will go into great detail today, artificial intelligence and machine learning and analytics. With over 2000 partners, including Microsoft, Google, and Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce, automation anywhere has operations in almost every country in the world.

Rushabh’s 19 years of experience includes:
He began his career as a Software Engineer in Siebel Systems. Right after his first job, Rushabh started this organization Automation Anywhere with other 3 of the founders. It’s been 16-17 years to Automation Anywhere is growing successfully.

At Automation Anywhere, they believe that people who have time to create, think, and discover build great companies. That's why they have dedicated the last decade to driving the adoption of robotic process automation technology in leading Financial Services, BPO, Healthcare, Technology, and Insurance companies—to name a few—across more than 90 countries. Their intelligent process robots transform the way businesses operate, delivering complex business and IT work across a range of processes including procure-to-pay, quote-to-cash, HR administration, claims processing, and thousands of other front and back-office processes.

In this interview we talk about:

  • Discussing the growth of Automation Anywhere from 4 people to over 2300 in 16 years. What are the new systems and processes implemented in the company. With this exponential growth how does one plan out and then implement new untested business ideas?
  • Automation Anywhere has 1300+ Global Partners and has operations in 90+ countries. Talking about working with different people and cultures in the world & how does one should look at customers and customer service.
  • Automation and AI is key for the Workforce of the future, Rushabh shared how AA’s technology is adapting to be more relevant for the readiness for the Workforce of the future.
  • When there is a major outside event, what is the best way for a company to adapt itself to survive and put itself in a position to thrive?
  • How Rushabh is seeing the course of COVID, how automation is helping?
  • How Rushabh is seeing the entire business adapt a change in the coming years? What is happening now that in recent years is obsolete that if companies don’t consider implementing might make them obsolete as well?

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Learn more about Rushabh Parmani

Website: www.automationanywhere.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushabh-parmani-03028517/

Email: rparmani@automationanywhere.com

 

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