DIscover true innovation this year at Inspire. Steve Wozniak joins Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn on stage.
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Rob Bernshteyn, CEO, Coupa Software
Rob is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Coupa, and drives the company’s strategy and execution. Rob has over two decades experience in the business software industry. He came to Coupa from SuccessFactors, where he ran Global Product Marketing & Management, as a member of the executive management team; as the company scaled from an early start up to a successful public company. Prior to that, Rob directed Product Management at Siebel Systems, where he helped build Siebel ERM into one of the company’s fastest growing product lines. Rob also did a stint in management consulting at McKinsey & Company, and spent four years at Accenture, where he focused on global SAP systems implementations.
Rob is a guest lecturer at Harvard and Stanford business schools, and a frequent contributor to Forbes and Fortune magazines. He can often be heard providing commentary on major news programs including Bloomberg's Money Moves and NPR Morning Edition. Rob holds a BS in Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.
In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.
In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.
In 2014, he received the prestigious Hoover Medal, which is an American engineering prize for "outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity." The prize is given jointly by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.
Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory.
Jake Adger, Director of Product Marketing, Coupa
Jake has 14 years of experience bringing enterprise software products to market. Jake manages product Go-To-Market activities at Coupa, including the monthly One Vision webinars that bring customers together with leaders from the product team. Jake also writes various papers and articles on spend management. Prior to Coupa, Jake worked at RealtyTrac, SuccessFactors, and Deloitte Consulting. Jake holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a B.S. in Economics and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.
Amit Duvedi, Vice President of Business Strategy, Coupa
Amit Duvedi is Vice President of Business Strategy at Coupa. He has eighteen years of experience in helping companies across industries discover and realize differentiated business value and competitive advantage by deploying technology. Amit’s areas of focus include board ready business cases, business process performance benchmarking, business strategy and thought leadership.
Prior to Coupa, Amit worked at SAP and McKinsey. He has an MBA from University of Chicago and degrees in Engineering from University of Connecticut and the Indian Institute of Technology.
Raja Hammoud, Vice President, Product Marketing and Management, Coupa
Raja is Vice President of Product Marketing and Management at Coupa, and drives the product portfolio’s strategy & roadmap. She leads Coupa’s Product teams, including product management, user experience and product marketing. Since 2012, Raja has led Coupa through expansion of the depth and breadth of its Organic cloud suite, which resulted in the launch of 6 new products, and 100’s of new features and enhancements driving increased adoption and efficiencies across the customer base.
Donna Wilczek, Vice President, Strategy and Product Marketing
Donna brings over fifteen years experience in SaaS product companies in roles across product management, services, marketing and sales working with customers ranging from Fortune 100 to mid-enterprise. She is a dynamic leader that is passionate about making customers successful. Donna started at Coupa in 2011 and her current role at Coupa focuses her talents on the product strategy and marketing; bringing innovative product solutions to the market that solve global spend management business challenges elegantly. Previously at Coupa, Donna held roles as VP, Customer Experience and VP, Global Professional Services.
In her time at Coupa, she has continually worked with cross-functional teams from sales to marketing and led professional services teams to implementation success in over 100 customer go-lives. Prior to Coupa, Donna was the Director of Shared Services at TriNet where she was responsible for the company's Travel, Procurement and Facilities departments. Earlier in her career, she worked at companies such as IBM and Accenture.
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