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Rajat Mishra and Deepti Juturu (Cisco and PREZENTIUM)
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-sonoma-presents-rajat-mishra-and-deepti-juturu-cisco-and-prezentium Rajat Mishra, VP of Cisco, who joined us last year will be joining us again this October. This time his wife, Deepti Juturu, CEO of PREZENTIUM, will be joining us too. You don't want to miss this powerhouse couple as they share advice about balancing work and family, working together, and much more. Both partners have been recognized on 40 under 40 lists. We will be starting a little earlier than normal to allow time for both speakers to share their wisdom. The event will take place at Gloria Ferrer on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 until 8:00. Rajat Mishra: As Cisco’s Vice President, Worldwide Services Strategy & Innovation, Rajat Mishra is responsible for driving strategy and innovation for Cisco's $12B services business. His strategy charter includes organic growth, acquisitions, investments, alliances, market intelligence and business analytics. His innovation charter spans multi-party innovation (e.g., Cisco Hyper Innovation Living Labs or CHILL), start-up incubation and horizon 2/3 emerging technology (e.g., Blockchain, Self-Learning Networks). He is also the executive sponsor for Cisco's Distinguished Services Engineer community and Services’ Intellectual Property Strategy. Rajat's portfolio of skills include profit-and-loss responsibility, strategy, software, analytics, consulting, and sales. He has held leadership roles at a variety of companies, including startups, global consulting firms, software companies, and Internet companies. Prior to joining Cisco, Rajat held the position of General Manager at Mu Sigma, a Sequoia-backed data and analytics "unicorn" helping Fortune 500 organizations make data-driven decisions. He has held leadership roles at McKinsey & Company, where he was a leader in the strategy and technology practices working with senior clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. Rajat’s experience also includes leadership roles at Microsoft and Google. Outside of Cisco, Rajat advises early-stage analytics startups and is on the board of PreZentium Inc. He is an active member of Adruta Children's Home (an Indian orphanage supporting 400+ children). He is a loving dad, voracious reader and an avid poker player. Rajat holds an MBA degree in strategic management from Wharton, graduating with Director’s List honors, and a BSc degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, where he achieved Dean’s List honors. Rajat was named to Wharton Magazine’s 2017 “40 Under 40” list. He holds 2 patents. Deepti Juturu: Deepti Juturu, founder and CEO of PREZENTIUM, believes that great business ideas cannot shine without great communication. She started PREZENTIUM with a dual mission. First, to democratize great business presentations at all levels of a Fortune 2000 organization. Second, to help underprivileged children around the world reach their full potential. Founded in Feb 2017, PREZENTIUM is re-imagining the entire business presentation experience. Deepti is fanatical about customer experience, powered by AI and are passionate about great design. She is committed to saving her customers time to live the life they want and making their ideas shine. Her team deeply understands the problem and the creative + technology sides of the solution. They have experience in management consulting, start-ups, technology, AI and analytics. Experience includes Microsoft, McKinsey & Company, Genentech, IIT and Wharton business school. PREZENTIUM's advisory board includes C-level executives from Fortune 2000 companies. Deepti Juturu was named a leader on Silicon Valley's 40 under 40 list. Agenda 5:30 pm: Networking 6:45 pm: Fireside Chat --- Speakers Rajat Mishra - Cisco Deepti Juturu - PREZENTIUM (Founder, CEO) Deepti Juturu, founder and CEO of PREZENTIUM, believes that great business ideas cannot shine without great communication. She started PREZENTIUM with a mission to democratize great business presentations at all levels of a Fortune 2000 organization and to help underprivileged children around the world reach their full potential. Deepti Juturu was named a leader on Silicon Valley's 40 under 40. Hosted By Jay Rooke, Sonoma Director Practice Focus: Jay works with entrepreneurs and business owners who want to bring their companies to the next level. As a former attorney who spent most of his career in the corporate world, his executive coaching practice provides real-world solutions for growth-oriented businesses. Experience: Jay Rooke, J.D., is a trained executive and business coach who resides in wine country in Sonoma, California. Jay spent the first half of his life on the East Coast where he worked as a toxic tort litigator for the City of New York, as well as helping Merck pharmaceuticals launch the first-ever anticancer vaccine. He attended culinary school in New York City, and later opened his own restaurant in California. Prior to coaching, he most recently worked for NBC Sports; he also has experience working in the clean tech, sustainability and wine industries. Jay serves the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a Chapter Director for Startup Grind, and gives back to his community as a member of Rotary. Education: Jay completed his coaching training at The Coaches Training Institute in California, and is ACC/CPCC/BOSI certified. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut, where he was a member of the Law Review; and he earned his Bachelor’s in English and Spanish from Bowdoin College in Maine. Jay is a passionate home cook, an avid hiker and loves anything with four legs. --- Global Partner Google for Entrepreneurs (http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator (http://lift.comcast.com/) Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs For Entrepreneurs gives talented entrepreneurs access to Comcast NBCUniversal’s renowned network of partners, brands and mentors to foster rapid breakthroughs in media, entertainment and connectivity. 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We host monthly events in more than 350 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-sonoma-presents-rajat-mishra-and-deepti-juturu-cisco-and-prezentium

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