Board of Directors

Antonio Converti

Antonio is the CEO of ItaliaOnline, the largest Italian digital group and first national internet company, where he has served since 2011.

Prior to ItaliaOnline, Antonio spent nearly 9 years in marketing and product leadership at Wind Telecommunications and managed the startup of the Internet division.

One of the pioneers of web, search and telecommunications in Italy, his extensive resume also includes leadership roles at Libero, H3G, Olivetti, and the original ItaliaOnline.

Antonio holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Pisa.

Charles Beeler

Charles has been a venture capitalist for more than 15 years and has focused on early-stage business technology companies throughout his career.

Charles started his venture career at Scripps Ventures in 1997 then helped manage a technology venture fund at Piper Jaffray before joining El Dorado Ventures in 2000 as a General Partner. In his spare time, Charles produces the Node Summit conference series, which focuses on the evolution and future of web application development.

Charles serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of ACM Queue Magazine and is Chairman of the Board of the Camp Chippewa Foundation, harking back to his many summers as a camper in Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest.

Boards: Atlantis Computing, Backtrace I/O, Bugcrowd, Coupa Software, Ready Pulse, Camp Chippewa Foundation

Khaled Bichara

Khaled is co-CEO of Accelero Capital investment and management group, a firm focused on telecommunication and related media and technology. He has played a pivotal role in the investment, merger, or start up of several companies and brings a wealth of experience in both telecommunication and information technology.

Khaled served as Group President and Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom Ltd. and Group Executive Chairman of Orascom Telecom Holding from 2010 to 2011. He oversaw the $6.6 billion merger of VimpelCom with Wind Telecom S.p.A, to create the world's sixth largest telecommunications carrier. In 2009 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Orascom Telecom Holding. He was previously COO of Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., where he led a successful turnaround in three years.

Prior to joining Wind, he was the cofounder, Chairman and CEO of LINKdotNET, the largest private ISP in the Middle East.

Mr. Bishara earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the American University in Cairo where he is a member of the Advisory Board for the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

Scott Hammond

Scott joined Joyent as CEO in 2014. He previously served as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Cisco's Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group following the acquisition of newScale, Inc.

newScale was the leading provider of cloud automation and management software products. Scott led newScale as CEO from 2002 to 2011.

Prior to newScale, Scott was the founder, President and CEO of Digital Market, Inc. (DMI), the leading provider of Web-based sourcing and procurement solutions for direct materials. Scott founded the company in 1995 by building the world's first Web-based trading exchange conducting over $2B worth of transactions between more than 1000 trading partners. In November of 1999, DMI merged with Agile Software (NASD:AGIL).

Scott also pioneered yet another successful startup, EcoSystems Software, where as a co-founder, he was instrumental in developing an integrated systems management software solution for open systems computing. In 1993, EcoSystems was acquired by Compuware Corporation (NASD:CPWR). His prior experience also includes industry leaders such as Xerox, Hewlett Packard, and Oracle Corporation.

Scott has a BSEE from the University of Rochester and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.


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