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Anda Dumitrascu

Business Development

Anda Dumitrascu is a Senior Executive and General Manager with extensive experience of leading Sales and Services teams in the IT sector focused on the Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) Industries. She has operated in both global and EMEA roles managing businesses in excess of $3B revenue and 1000 people. Anda led the WW Communication Media & Entertainment Global Industry segment at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In her previous role at HPE, she was the General Manager for the Communication Media Solutions (CMS) business unit, across EMEA, responsible for delivering constant revenue growth and operating profit. Prior to joining HP in September 2000, Anda worked for and with international Telecommunications companies such as Orange, Ericson, Alcatel, Motorola, and Nortel. She earned an executive MBA from ASEBUSS Kennesaw State University and a Masters degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Technical University Bucharest.

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Laura K. Snydman

Health IT

Dr. Laura K. Snydman is a general internist and primary care provider at Tufts Primary Care Boston, as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). Since joining the faculty at Tufts Medical Center in 2007, Dr. Snydman has been heavily involved in teaching and mentoring medical students and house-staff. Dr. Snydman is recognized as a leader within the Department of Medicine, within the internal medicine residency program and at TUSM. She serves as one of the residency program’s Core Clinical Faculty and since 2013, she has served as the TUSM Internal Medicine Clerkship and Sub-Intern Director at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Snydman is beloved by the medical students at TUSM and every year she mentors approximately 30 students through the residency application process. She has received numerous awards, including the Dr. Jack Mitus Special Faculty Recognition Award in 2018, the Outstanding Teaching in the Clerkship Years award in 2016 and was nominated by the Tufts Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Class of 2015 to join AOA as a faculty member.

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Randy Bak

Health IT

Dr. Randy Bak is a pediatrician and an attorney, who was pulled into an information technology focus through a leadership role at a large primary care practice in suburban Seattle, where he became CIO.  After a move to Boston, he used his clinical experience across hospital and primary care settings, his business experience in running a practice, and his training in legal and regulatory matters, to assist early-to-middle stage companies in developing products and programs for the full range of health care workflows, clinical to administrative to patient-centered. Randy has a Law degree from University of Washington School of Law and Medical Doctor degree from Temple University - Lewis Katz School of Medicine. 

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Riley Rodgers

Fundraising Strategy

Riley is a Principal at Valia, a venture capital firm with offices in New York and San Francisco. Prior to Valia, Riley was an Associate at Arctaris Capital Partners and the founder of Crash Alert. Over the past few years Riley has mentored more than 100 start-ups as a volunteer for SCORE, MIT Enterprise Forum and MassChallenge. He is also a board member and mentor for several non-profits in New England. Riley holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from Bentley University.

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Serban Georgescu

Health IT

Dr. Serban Georgescu is a physician entrepreneur with extensive experience in medical devices, digital health and healthcare IT, passionate about healthcare innovation, quality of care and improving patients’ lives. As Co-Founder / CEO of NotoVox, he has been leading the vision, development, and path to commercialization of this novel medical coding and population health management platform technology. Serban is a board member, adviser, and consultant to several start-up and early stage ventures. He has led the due diligence and screening process for Massachusetts Medical Angels on early stage life science companies. Recently at InfoBionic he was a key part of the team that raised $20M and cleared the remote cardiac monitoring device for arrhythmia detection in both the US and EU markets. Serban earned his M.D. from Carol Davila University of Medicine in Romania and his MBA from Babson College.

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Shankar Hegde


Shankar Hegde is an investor and technology executive experienced in operational management, technology consulting, and product development. Shankar built a $4 million technology consulting practice from ground up at Arthur Andersen Consulting. At Symphony Services, he served as a technical advisor on strategic accounts to build a 75-person team in India for multi-year product development activities for Misys.  Shankar has demonstrated thought leadership in the software industry by published papers, a patent, and as a speaker at international conferences and panel discussions. Shankar received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and Executive Management Training from MIT Sloan School of Management.  He also won IEEE Entrepreneur’s business plan competition award. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a certified business mentor at SCORE, and a charter member of TiE, a global network of entrepreneurs and professionals.