Hugh Martin

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sensity Systems

Hugh Martin created the vision for Sensity Systems and the Light Sensory Network and is responsible for steering the company’s strategic course. His 35-year track record as an entrepreneurial leader of cutting-edge technology companies, new ventures, and high-growth businesses includes serving at the helm of numerous highly successful organizations. In 2011, he was named CEO for Fortune magazine’s ‘Executive Dream Team: The startup edition,’ acknowledged for his ‘management chops’ and for successfully taking public two companies, in two different industries.

Prior to Sensity, Hugh was chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, a leading company in third-generation DNA sequencing. He founded Pacific Biosciences in 2004 with a team from Cornell University and piloted the company through its IPO in 2010 and commercialization in 2011. Before that, he was chairman, president, and CEO of ONI Systems, a high-speed optical telecommunications systems company he founded in 1998 and took public in 2000. Named the Fastest Growing Company in Silicon Valley in 2001, ONI was sold to Ciena in 2002; Hugh then served as a consultant to Ciena.

During his career, Hugh also was president and director of 3DO, an interactive gaming company; served as a CEO-in-residence at the venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; and ran desktop engineering for Apple Computer. Earlier, he founded Ridge Computers, designer of the world’s first commercial reduced instruction set computing (RISC) minicomputer. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick.

Geoffrey Baehr

General Partner, Almaz Capital

Geoffrey Baehr is a General Partner at Almaz Capital investing in areas ranging from security and networking to analytics and big data technologies. He led the firm’s investment in Vyatta, which was acquired by Brocade in 2012, as well as investments in Sensity, Cinarra, and GridGain where he currently holds board seats.

Geoffrey is currently working on Software Defined platforms and networks and data analytics applied to the Internet of Things. He is also working on the scaling, management and control of virtualized infrastructure. Geoffrey is on a panel of reviewers for computer science related proposals and is a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). Previously Geoffrey was a General Partner and later Venture Partner at US Venture Partners in Silicon Valley. He remains an Advisor to USVP.

Geoffrey served from 1988-2000 as Chief Network Officer for Sun Microsystems responsible for technical and strategic network directions. During his tenure at Sun, he developed advanced technical products and, with his team, obtained more than one dozen patents. He earned a BA in Biochemistry and Natural Sciences from Fordham University.

Kevin Compton

Co-Founder, Radar Partners

Kevin Compton is the co-founder of Radar Partners.

Kevin previously spent 18 years as a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s pre-eminent venture capital firms. Before that, he was vice president and general manager of the Network Systems Team at Businessland (now Siemens). During his tenure, the company’s sales increased from under $70 million to over $1.4 billion.

Wim Elfrink

President, WPE Ventures Digitized Solutions

Wim Elfrink is the Founder and President of WPE Ventures Digitized Solutions, a security and digitization solutions business that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive transformational business outcomes. Elfrink is an investor, advisor, and consultant in early-stage, emerging and emerging growth companies that are enabling the digitization of society. He actively manages a portfolio companies via board participation, strategic marketing, governance and capital structure.

Elfrink founded WPE Ventures in September 2015, after retiring from Cisco following 18 years of service. As Cisco’s Executive Vice President of Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer, he was responsible for the Industry Solutions Group, the Emerging Countries initiatives, and the company's globalisation strategy. He also led the company-wide efforts for the Internet of Things (IoT). Elfrink was an Executive Officer of the company and a member of Cisco's Operating Committee.

In 2009, Daily News & Analysis named Elfrink one of Bangalore’s 50 Most Influential People. In 2013, he received the Ambassador C. Howard Wilkins, Jr. Award from the Netherlands-America Foundation.

Bernie Erickson

Division Manager, Facilities Solutions Group

Bernard J. Erickson Jr., CLEP, LC, CLMC, has 33 years of experience in the energy industry. He currently serves as a division manager of Facilities Solutions Group.

Previously, Bernie served as the CEO and president of O.K. Electric Supply Company, where he began working in 1980. He founded Energy Solutions, a full-service provider of energy conservation upgrades, and he has successfully re-lit many Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States. A director of CRS Electronics Inc. since November 2011, he also serves as president of The National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, The Association of Energy Engineers, The Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association, The New Jersey Sustainable Business Alliance, and The Demand Side Management Society. He has served as an expert witness on technical lighting issues.

Bernie holds the LC credential from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, The Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional certification from the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Certified Lighting Management Consultant certification from the National Association of Lighting Maintenance Companies. Bernie earned a BA in communications/business from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and an MBA in marketing from Montclair State University (New Jersey).

Jon Feiber

Managing Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Jon Feiber is among Mohr Davidow’s most senior partners and is responsible for many of the firm’s successful investments. Most of Jon’s investments harness emerging technology at its intersection with big markets.

Jon joined Mohr Davidow in 1991, during a downturn in Silicon Valley. Trusting in the Silicon Valley’s ability to reinvent itself, he used his instincts and technical expertise to help guide Mohr Davidow toward successful investments in promising technology companies. Before joining the venture capital world, Jon was vice president of networking at Sun Microsystems. He began his career as a software programmer and senior engineer for mainframe maker Amdahl Corp.

Jon holds a BS in computer science and mathematics and astrophysics from the University of Colorado. He is a senor fellow at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and a lecturer teaching the Lean Launch Pad with Steve Blank in the management science and engineering (MS&E) department at Stanford University. He serves on the boards of directors of Carrier IQ, Panasas, PBwiki, Proofpoint, VirtuOz, and Woven Systems and on the Caltech Information Science and Technology Advisory Board.

Sean Harrington

Chief Operating Officer, Sensity Systems

Sean Harrington is the chief operating officer (COO) for Sensity Systems, where he is responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of Sensity’s product development, business development, sales and marketing.

Sean joined Sensity in July 2012 and has led sales, marketing and business development at the company. He established the first strategic and partner relationships for Sensity, building an ecosystem for the newly created Light Sensory Network category.

Sean spent the five years before joining Sensity in sales, marketing, and business development of high-growth clean tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most recently, he ran Opower’s sales and business development for the western United States and Canada, working directly with utilities, regulators, politicians, and other stakeholders. Before that, he was in global development at Better Place, a pioneer in electric vehicle services. He is also an experienced entrepreneur, having founded and built a successful company, Trek Travel, and worked in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sean has a BS in geomatics engineering from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Mark Masur

General Partner, Silver Creek Ventures

Mark Masur has served as general partner of Silver Creek Ventures and its predecessor funds since 1989. Areas of expertise include carrier infrastructure, wireless communications, networking and semiconductors. Prior to the formation of Silver Creek Ventures, Mark began his venture career in 1982 managing private equity technology investments for InterFirst Venture Corporation and its successors. Mark received a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Representative investments for Mark include Xilinx, ProNet, and Alteon WebSystems. Current board seats for Mark include Cellfire and Talari Networks.