15 Dec SambaNova Systems Appoints Two New Board Members
SambaNova Systems Appoints Two New Board Members to Help Drive Long-Term Growth as Traction for Company’s Industry-Redefining Technology Accelerates
Industry Veterans Amy Chang and Anthony Lin Bring Extensive Leadership and Technology Acumen
PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2020 (Business Wire) — SambaNova Systems, the company building the industry’s most advanced systems platform to develop and deploy next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) and data-intensive applications from the data center to the cloud and the edge, today announced the appointment of Amy Chang and Anthony Lin to the company’s Board of Directors. Both appointees bring extensive experience guiding large corporations through sustained periods of growth, and will provide key leadership as SambaNova gains traction in the marketplace with its industry-redefining technology.
Amy Chang joins SambaNova with an impressive resume of board leadership. She currently serves on the board of directors of Procter & Gamble, following distinguished appointments on the boards of Cisco, Informatica and Splunk. Previously, Chang was co-founder and CEO of Accompany, a relationship intelligence platform acquired by Cisco in 2018. Following the acquisition, Chang served as executive vice president and general manager of a 6,000-person team within Cisco, leading the company’s video conferencing, cloud calling, contact center, video device and phones businesses.
Anthony Lin is vice president of Intel Corporation and acting head of Intel Capital, where he leads equity investing and mergers and acquisitions. He joined Intel in 2008 following corporate finance, M&A and private equity positions at Banc of America Securities, ASAT, Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber. In his role as head of Intel Capital, he oversees equity investments in innovative technology startups and companies across the globe. Intel Capital is one of the world’s largest, longest-serving and most-successful corporate venture organizations and a lead investor in SambaNova.
“As the industry experiences one of the biggest transitions in computing history since the internet, the impressive leadership, deep technical acumen and broad management experience that Amy and Anthony bring to our board will ensure that SambaNova is well positioned for success,” said Rodrigo Liang, CEO of SambaNova. “I am confident their strategic counsel will be invaluable to our company as we move into a significant growth phase, and empower enterprises to bring new services and products to market faster through SambaNova’s technology.”
The impressive leadership, deep technical acumen and broad management experience that Amy and Anthony bring to our board will ensure that SambaNova is well positioned for success.
The new board appointments coincide with the recent launch of SambaNova’s DataScale, a completely integrated software and hardware platform delivering unrivaled performance, accuracy, scale, and ease of use. The technology, which has achieved world record-breaking performance metrics at multi-rack scale, has already been adopted by customers across a broad range of industries and use cases.
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About SambaNova Systems
SambaNova Systems is building the industry’s most advanced systems platform to run AI applications from the data center to the cloud and to the edge. Founded in November 2017 in Palo Alto, California by industry luminaries, hardware and software design experts, world-class innovators from Sun/Oracle, and Stanford University. SambaNova Systems’ mission is to bring AI innovations that have been developed in advanced research to organizations around the world, helping to create AI for everyone, everywhere. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., the company’s investors include funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Walden International, GV, Intel Capital, Redline Capital, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, WRVI Capital and several others. For more information please visit us at sambanova.ai or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-founder & CEO
Rodrigo is CEO and co-founder of SambaNova Systems. Prior to joining SambaNova, Rodrigo was responsible for SPARC Processor and ASIC Development at Oracle. He led the engineering organization responsible for the design of state-of-the-art processors and ASICs for Oracle’s enterprise servers.
Co-founder & Chief Technologist
Kunle is co-founder of SambaNova Systems and is Cadence Design Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He founded Afara Websystems, acquired by Sun in 2002. He is a Pioneer of Chip Multiprocessor Designs, Director of the Stanford Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and Co-leader of the Data Analytics for What’s Next (DAWN) research program.
Christopher (Chris) Ré is co-founder of SambaNova Systems and is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University in the InfoLab who is affiliated with the Statistical Machine Learning Group, Pervasive Parallelism Lab, and Stanford AI Lab. He co-founded a company based on his research that was acquired in 2017.
SambaNova Systems Board of Directors
Lip-Bu is President and CEO of Cadence Design and Chairman of Walden International.
Amarjit is a venture Investor/ advisor and co-founded SiByte and PA Semi.
Executive Vice President, Cisco; Board Member at Procter & Gamble. CEO & founder of Accompany, acquired by Cisco in 2018. Led Google Analytics for 7 years, growing to serve 86% of the entire web.
Anthony Lin is Vice President of Intel Corporation and a Senior Managing Director of Intel Capital. He leads equity investments globally in innovative technology startups and companies worldwide, delivering market leading returns by providing not only financial investments, but also the full resources of Intel to its portfolio companies. He also leads Intel’s mergers and acquisition team, contributing to Intel’s growth strategy. Lin joined Intel’s M&A team in 2008 and has more than 25 years of experience in technology M&A, investments, strategy, financial planning and business development. Before joining Intel, Lin worked for 12 years in corporate finance, M&A and private equity roles at Banc of America Securities, ASAT, Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dave is a General Partner at Google Ventures who has led investments for GV in platforms like Slack, Segment, GitLab, CoreOS, Cockroach, and Lattice.io. He’s built and led enterprise software sales and operations teams for highly-technical products, under pressure, in rapidly- changing markets. He is a former Senior Director at Amazon and Kiva Systems.
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