Riyaz Shaikh

Denali Ventures

Riyaz is the Principal and Co-Founder of Denali Ventures. He has worked with design studios, internet startups and global corporations. His focus is on scalable technology solutions, that create a powerful impact on users.

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Sam Trapkin

Studio Unlisted

Sam is the Creative Director & Co-Founder of Studio Unlisted. He has worked with and consulted for non-profits, global brands, and technology companies. Sam’s expertise is in crafting elegantly simple & effective designs, building powerful brands and interactive experiences.


Kristen Sosulski

New York University

Kristen is the Director of Education for the W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab, at NYU Stern School of Business. Professor Sosulski’s interests include data visualization and business analytics. She has consulted with for profit, nonprofit and government agencies on telling stories through data. 

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Specialist - Web Applications

Kapil is a polyglot software engineer with 9 years' professional experience building user facing applications. He specializes in high performance web apps, using Javascript, Angular, D3, Node, Go, Python and Ruby. 


Specialist - Data Scalability

Aman has over 12 years of hands on experience building scalable data services handling millions of requests an hour. His expertise is in high throughput, low latency messaging frameworks like ZeroMQ, Kafka and ProtoBuff.


Specialist - Geospatial Systems

Salman has spent the last decade architecting frameworks and systems to improve geodata processing capabilities. He has deep expertise with spatially enabled databases, most notably ArcGIS and CartoDB.