Imagine The Possibilities

OPEN SV Annual Forum 2021


Where Entrepreneurs and Professionals Meet

Attend one of the leading events for professionals and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. Meet and network with dynamic entrepreneurs and learn from their success stories.  Connect with professionals and explore emerging technologies and career advancement opportunities.

Event Address

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054


Saturday (9:00 AM- 4:00 PM) PST on 6 Nov, 2021

Event Schedule

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Andaleeb Ahmed
       Main Hall
09:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Main Hall
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Healthcare Track - A
Demo Day - Session 1
Main Hall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Healthcare Track - A
AI Track - C
11:45 PM - 12:45 PM
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Main Hall
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Hall
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Tea Break and Snacks
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Day - Session 2
Main Hall
Youth Track - C
3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Main Hall
Fintech Track - B
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Main Hall
4:45 PM - 4:50 PM
Closing and Thank you
Main Hall

Some of our Speakers

Dr. Irfan Siddiqi

Dr. Irfan Siddiqi

Professor, Department of Physics
Director, Quantum Nanoelectronics Laboratory (QNL)
University of California, Berkeley

Faculty Scientist
Director, Advanced Quantum Testbed
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Sabir Sami

Chief Operations Officer at KFC

As COO, currently lead.s the global operations
team, driving the KFC operations agenda. Sabir is passionate about the consumer experience and brand building.

Safwan Shah

CEO, PayActive

Payments, transaction and Internet technology professional with a proven track record of successful entrepreneurship and leadership.

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Salaal Hasan

Director – Venture Capital at the JS Group

Mr. Salaal Hasan is a private equity investor and venture capitalist serving as Director, Venture Capital at the JS Group, Pakistan’s leading financial services conglomerate. Salaal also serves as the Head of Ecosystem Development at JS Bank Limited and a Director at JS Global Capital Limited (listed on the PSX - Pakistan’s largest brokerage), where he looks after technology

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Dr. Irfan Siddiqi

Megan Berry

Founder at by REVEAL | Partner at Mentors Fund

Navrina Singh

Founder & CEO Credo AI.

I love to build products and companies by connecting dots, ideas & people. Currently solving hard problems at Credo AI ! Our vision is to enable continuous human oversight of the frontier technologies and democratize AI governance/audit. We are building an intelligent SaaS to monitor, measure and manage AI introduced risks.

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Huma Abidi

Senior Director, Intel 

Senior Director of AI Software Products & Engineering at Intel Corp, DE&I champion and Founder of Women in ML, Advisor at LedBy, Recipient of Intel Achievement award, named woman of influence 2021 by Silicon Valley Business Journal

Bilal Zuberi

Partner at Lux Capital

Venture capital investor, advisor, entrepreneur. Passion lies in technology innovations, big ideas, and improving peoples' lives. Learning, and sharing what I learn with others.
For security clearance reasons: US citizen.

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Dr. Irfan Siddiqi

Richard Heinzl

CEO My Next Health and founder Doctors Without Borders Canada

A physician and lifetime healthcare entrepreneur, Heinzl is passionate about the paradigm-shifting potential of genomics and artificial intelligence to accelerate the world's transition to precision medicine. He is the founder of the Canadian division of Doctors Without Borders which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

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Saquib Vali

Saquib is the Co-Founder of Beyond Frontiers, Co-Founder /
CEO of Integrated Tech Sightline Inc. EIR at Spyder Works and an Independent Board Member. 
Saquib built his career over 25+ years starting with Ogilvy, moving to Pfizer and then to P&G. His last corporate assignment was President of Duracell Canada – a Berkshire Hathaway Company.

Volunteer, Asima Khokhar

Charter Member Erum Parveen Bilal

Keynote speaker, Mudassir Shaikha

Charter member, Zain Jeewenji

Past Speakers

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Mudassir Sheikha

Founder At Careem

Mudassir Sheikha is the co-founder and CEO of Careem, MENA’s leading car booking service that is based out of Dubai and operates from Morocco to Pakistan. Prior to Careem, Mudassir was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients on strategy and business building. Before McKinsey, Mudassir spent a decade in the Silicon Valley building technology startups, where he was on the founding team of DeviceAnywhere, which was eventually acquired by Keynote Systems. 

Sal Khan

Founder At Khan Academy

is an educator and the founder of Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with which he has produced over 6,500 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, originally focusing on mathematics and sciences. He is also the founder of Khan Lab School, a brick-and-mortar school associated with Khan Academy.

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Anwar Akram

VP Advertising Operations at Google

Anwar joined Google in 2007, and since then has been involved in a variety of roles ranging from Sales Operations to his current responsibility as VP of Advertising Operations. His talk will focus on a veriety of things including the challenges he saw over the years and what you need to keep in mind if you want to be successful.

Mamoon Hamid

General Partner at Kleiner Perkins

Mamoon Hamid is a general partner in Kleiner Perkins. He was also the co-founder of the venture capital firm Social Capital and served as its general partner until 2017 when he left the firm. He founded the firm in 2011 with Chamath Palihapitiya and Ted Maidenberg. Before founding Social Capital, he previously worked in U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Xilinx, and Deutsche Bank. He focuses on early-stage investments. He was listed in ForbesMidas List four times, most recently in 2020

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