Donna joined Jeff Hawkins in 1992 to become president and CEO of Palm, a position she held through Palm's acquisition by U.S. Robotics and subsequently 3Com Corporation. In 1998, Donna and Jeff co-founded Handspring, creator of the category-defining Treo smartphone. In October 2003, Handspring merged with Palm, where Dubinsky continued to serve on the board until early 2009. Previously, Donna spent 10 years at Apple Computer in a variety of sales, sales support and logistics functions both at Apple and at Claris, Apple's software subsidiary.
Donna holds a B.A. from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. She currently serves on the board of the Peninsula Open Space Trust, the Computer History Museum and Yale University.
Jeff Hawkins is an engineer, serial entrepreneur, scientist, inventor, and author. He was a founder of two mobile computing companies, Palm and Handspring, and was the architect of many computing products such as the PalmPilot and Treo smartphone. Throughout his life Jeff has also had a deep interest in neuroscience and theories of the neocortex. In 2002 he founded the Redwood Neuroscience Institute, a scientific institute focused on understanding how the neocortex processes information. The institute is now located at U.C. Berkeley. In 2004 he wrote the book On Intelligence, which describes progress on understanding the neocortex. In 2005 he co-founded Grok (formerly known as Numenta), a startup company building a technology based on neocortical theory. It is his hope that Grok will play a catalytic role in the emerging field of machine intelligence.
Jeff Hawkins earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1979. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003.
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Subutai Ahmad brings experience across real time systems, computer vision and learning to his leadership of the Grok Engineering team. Prior to Grok, Subutai served as VP Engineering at YesVideo, Inc. From 1999 until 2005, he helped grow YesVideo from a three-person start-up to a leader in automated digital media authoring. YesVideo's real time video analysis systems have been deployed internationally on a variety of platforms: Large scale distributed clusters, retail minilabs, and consumer set-top DVD Recorders. In 1997, he co-founded ePlanet Interactive, a spin-off from Interval Research. ePlanet created the IntelPlay Me2Cam, the first computer vision product developed for consumers. Previously, Subutai served as a researcher at Interval Research.
Subutai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a PhD in Computer Science (thesis on computational neuroscience models of visual attention) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Craig brings 20 years of experience in a broad range of business roles across enterprise technology companies. Most recently, Craig held global leadership roles in marketing and sales at SAP - managing strategic marketing and sales programs, competitive programs and business development. Previously, Craig led product management and marketing at Moai Technologies and worked on multiple process/system integration projects over five years at Accenture. He has also held roles in strategy consulting and venture capital, focusing on high-growth emerging companies.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (with majors in Marketing and Finance).