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Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

When I’m not professionally engaged in innovation, I like to be sailing or mountaineering. I’ve climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Advanced Base Camp on the North side of Mt. Everest, and I’ve skied down many other mountains. Each activity requires its own expertise, but they all exist within the larger domain of “the outdoors.” Enjoying the outdoors from sea to sky requires opening one’s mind to appreciate nature and learning how best to play in it. In an era of technology specialization, nature helps open our minds to new possibilities while reminding us that there are many ways to explore and experience a great many things.
I am involved in innovation across its topography. I recognized early on that innovation flourishes with a multidisciplinary approach and a wide perspective; my academic career reflects my fascination in both the technical and commercial aspects of innovation. I hold a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University, and an MBA with Distinction from The Wharton School of Business where I was a Palmer Scholar. As Valedictorian in my class at the Polytechnic Institute in Bucuresti, Romania, I obtained a Diplomat Engineer degree in control and computer engineering. I was a teaching fellow for advanced artificial intelligence courses at Stanford University, and associate professor for computer programming at the Polytechnic Institute in Bucuresti, Romania. I was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Robotics, Polytechnic Institute (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, and the Central Research Laboratory of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in Amagasaki, Japan, as well as a Kauffman Fellow.
As an inventor, I have over 25 granted patents and dozens of patent applications. As a writer and scientist, I have co-authored over 20 technical publications and the book, “Planning for Real Time Event Response Management.” As a technology investor, entrepreneur, and business strategist I have worked in four countries on three continents and have led technology development teams and investments in many other countries worldwide. Currently, I am Vice President of the Innovation Group at Xinova after having served as Director of Investment Strategy at Intellectual Ventures, where I managed the software portfolio for the precursor to Xinova, Invention Development Fund. As a Managing Director at IgniteIP, I co-founded this private equity firm to invest in the direct commercialization of technology. I was also a co-founder and the CEO of GreenBorder Technologies, a company acquired by Google to become the foundation of the Chrome browser. Before that, I was a Partner at CMEA Ventures, where I invested in early stage IT start-ups. My many years of technology experience include software architecture and management positions at Sun Microsystems and Ashton Tate Corporation as well as consulting with numerous start-ups and venture capital firms on business strategy and technology.

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Software Engineer

David Kraft

Global Head of Innovation Services

Anton Orlich

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

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Vlad Dabija

Technical Fellow

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Office Manager

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Senior Analyst | Network Platform

Glenn Edens

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Ernst Stöttinger

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

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Ken Pawlak

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Chal Davidson

Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Jorma Ollila

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Cate Yochum

Software Engineer

Madan Prabhu

Director | Innovation Services Group

Maggie Ng

Vice President

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Staff Accountant

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Matt Ferguson, PhD

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Data Scientist

Jussi Westergren

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Andy Tolton

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Andre Lee

President | Innovation Development & Banking

Jacob Harvey

Accounting Manager

Brett Hertzberg

Legal Consultant

Travis Murdock

Vice President of Marketing

Nick Milanovich

Director | Innovation Services Group

Duncan Mowatt

Senior Product Designer

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Senior Product Designer

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HR Director

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Gerald Toh

APAC IT Manager

Emmanuel Gomez

Principal Engineer

Kaori Iguchi

Office Manager

Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan

Director | Innovation Banking and Development

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Managing Director

Ken Tallo

Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Chris Buntel

Vice President | Singapore

Hsiu-Wu (Jason) Guo

Innovation Development Manager

Jake Cannon

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Daniel Edenhofer

Software Engineer

Christopher Ruehs

Software Engineer

Rapha Goyran

Software Engineer

Kelly Romano

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Shivani G. Ludwig, Ph.D

Innovation Development Manager

Seth Miller

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Grace Kang

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Doug Loy, Ph.D.

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

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Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

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Employer Branding Specialist

Ken Poppe

Managing Director | Innovation Development and Banking

Kevin Williams

Vice President | Innovation Services Group

Clariz Adelle Mariano

Software Engineer

Kayo Ikegami

Operations Analyst

John Kim

IT Manager

Brian Yen


Olivia Armstrong

Project Manager

Stephen King

Entrepreneur in Residence

Maynard Kang

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Dan Cook

Vice President, Growth & Scale Group

Madeline Song

Managing Director

Eliot Baker

Programs and Content Manager

Leesa Murphy

Payroll & Benefits Analyst

Isaac Pek

Innovation Development Manager

Mark Buchthal

Software Engineer

Laura Vowles

Executive Assistant

Todd Kenck

Chief Financial Officer

Joshua Montgomery

Software Engineer

Graeme Weston

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Naoki Bessho

Innovation Development Manager

Chris Petersen

Software Engineer

Rahul Das

Vice President

Rafidah Binte Md Aidi

Project Coordinator

Arra Ardona

Sr. Product Manager

Jordan Bundy

Software Engineer

Jon Gleasman

Senior Product Designer

Darrel Rhea

Managing Partner | Innovation Banking and Development

Amy Greime

Vice President | Finance & Accounting

Matthew Ritchie

Senior Product Designer

Ryan Canfield

Software Engineer

Adam Holiber

Managing Director, Innovation Banking and Development

Liron Porat

Innovation Program Director

Wolfgang Meyers

Software Engineer

Matthew Holloway

Vice President of Products

Grace Fox

HR Generalist

BK Lee

President Korea

Alyssa Moore, MBA

Senior Marketing Manager

Scott Needham

Country Head of Australia and New Zealand

Andrew McLain

Product Manager

Brad Roberts Ph.D.

Global Head of Network Platform

Dan Dongil Kim

Executive Vice President of Finance

Chip Murray

Partner, Innovation Banking and Development

Molly Kent

Software Engineer

Christian Czernich

Innovation Banking and Development

Harvey Hung

Project Coordinator

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