Ingredients for Success: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Ingredients for Success

The Hitech Advisors team has convened an inspiring panel of experts in cybersecurity, SaaS solutions, product engineering, technology and business. We will discuss what it takes to build cloud, SaaS, and mobile-first technology solutions and products. We'll also look at what it takes to be a smart consumer of these offerings. Of course, all throughout, we will touch on leadership, growth, lessons, and opportunities that each of the panelists foresees in the near and far future. Enjoy an evening of socializing and networking with hosted appetizers and libations, including a fireside chat with five successful technology and business experts:

Alex is a serial product development professional with a proven track record bringing new products to market. Experienced in the entire product lifecycle from concept development and product architecture to partnerships and business development. Most recently Alex is pursuing solutions that provide functional identity, and efficient financial inclusion services to those that have little. More specifically, Alex is developing a privacy-enhanced biometric identity solution, for government and non-government organizations, that service beneficiaries living-in underdeveloped countries, that are entitled to receive health, education, agriculture, micro-commerce, and humanitarian aid and services. These organizations have unique challenges administering their programs, that can be addressed with modern cloud, mobile, artificial intelligence, and biometric technologies.

Greg Spils is the Vice President of Product at Rosetta Stone, the language and literacy company founded in 1992. Rosetta Stone uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write and speak more than 30 languages. Greg has spent over 20 years in eCommerce, leading product, marketing, and software development teams in delivering best-in-class digital products across mobile and web platforms. Prior to joining Rosetta Stone Greg spent over twelve years at Amazon, and five years in music streaming business at Rhapsody International & Shazam. Greg has a background in software engineering and holds BAs in Mathematics and Philosophy from Boston College.

Dharmesh Singh is the CEO and Co-Founder of, an enterprise B2B SaaS platform for Sales Operations. Prior to starting fullcast, Dharmesh held various roles at Salesforce and Microsoft. During his years at both places and building fullcast, he has learned first hand all aspects of building an enterprise product along with the complementary Go-to-Market teams to support enterprise customers. He is here to share his experience in building an enterprise startup. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

Paul Farrall currently holds the position of Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer at Skytap, a Cloud Infrastructure provider headquartered in Seattle, Washington.For the past fifteen years, Paul has been focused on Information Security and IT Operations at a variety of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small technology startups. Prior to Skytap, he was VP of Operations and Information Security for Big Fish Games, where he had overall responsibility for Information Security and IT Operations. Paul’s current interests include the emerging intersection of privacy and cybersecurity, integrating agile security into Devops, and developing cybersecurity best practices for cloud services providers.

Haresh Sangani is the founder of Hitech Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in contract and full-time talent acquisition and project consulting. Haresh has over twenty years in leadership and technical contributions at AT&T, Amazon, Kronos, Emtec, and various startups. His is a co-founder of Faira and is on the boards of SeaSIM and Armman. A skier and trail runner, Haresh is a Husky through and through, with an MS Comp Sci, MSEE, BSEE, and BS Physics, all from the University of Washington.

Attendees at this event included knowledge-seeking executives and experts from these successful companies:

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Cascade Environmental
Cloutier Arnold Jacobowitz PLLC
Eco-Bridge LLC.
F5 Networks
Filter, a Merkle Company
GreenField Software
Hitech Advisors
Institute for Disease Modeling
Milk and Honey
PEMCO Insurance
Rosetta Stone
s2s Public Relations
Seattle SIM
Seven Points Prep / Lake WA Tutoring
South Shore Armory
STOKE Space Technologies
Think Automatic
TiE Seattle
Thomson Reuters

If you are interested in attending a private networking event hosted by Hitech Advisors, please contact us and introduce yourself!