Dr. Henk Goosen, President and CEO
Henk Goosen has had a distinguished career as a CEO and engineering executive developing advanced technologies at public and private companies. Henk previously spent six years as director of software engineering for Sun Microsystems after the acquisition of Kealia, Inc. where Henk was an engineering executive. Before that he was founder and CEO of Visual Information Systems. Goosen earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and served as an associate professor of computer science at the University of Cape Town. He has a master’s degree in computer sciences from the University of Witwatersrand and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stellenbosch University.
Dr. David R. Cheriton, Founder and Chairman
David Cheriton is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and head of the Distributed Systems Group in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. Cheriton co-founded Arista Networks, Inc., Kealia, Inc. (acquired by Sun Microsystems) and Granite Systems (acquired by Cisco), and was also an early investor in Google, Inc. He was presented with the SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) “…for his contributions in data networking and systems, and for his keen talent for questioning the assumptions behind all our work.” Professor Cheriton was listed on the Forbes Midas List, a roster of the best dealmakers in technology venture capital published yearly by Forbes Magazine.