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Geoff Green

Founder
Chief Innovation Officer

Geoff is the Founder of NeverAgain.org.

Additionally, Geoff is a proud member of the Salesforce Ohana.

In total, Geoff has over 20 years of execution experience as a management consultant, public servant, software executive and leader in the non-profit world.

Before joining Salesforce, Geoff was a Vice President at Oracle, and a Managing Director at Phase One.

Before joining Phase One, Geoff was accountable for transforming FHA’s mortgage-insurance business model, by leading the FHA’s Transformation Program during the nation’s housing crisis.

Before leading the FHA Transformation program, Geoff led the Hurricane Gustav and Ike responses for HUD.

Before joining HUD, Geoff led the day-to-day operations of the SBA’s turnaround during Hurricane’s Katrina/Rita and Wilma by ensuring that broken parts of key business processes of the disaster loan-making function were repaired using lean management techniques, and that improvements in customer service delivery were achieved.

Geoff received an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and played Football at Ithaca College where he received his undergraduate degree.

Chip Cottrell, Jr.

Global Chief Ethics Officer / Chief Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Officer & Chairman of the Board of Directors

James “Chip” Cottrell is a partner in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP in the US. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the US and China and a UK Chartered Accountant as well as Chartered Global Management Accountant. Chip has served as the functional leader of Deloitte’s US Federal practice and currently serves as the Deloitte Global Lead Client Service Partner for the United Nations system as well as a co-chair of a United Nations Global Compact Committee on Anti-Corruption. He is also providing global support to industry focused initiatives of the Partnership Against Corruption Initiative at the World Economic Forum.

David P. Cohen

Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

David has a proven track record of assisting major corporations, trade associations and individuals with developing and executing complex public policy advocacy strategies in Congress and the Executive Branch, including the Departments of Homeland Security, State and Treasury, among others. He also has experience representing emerging homeland security technology companies with a variety of concerns, including government outreach, financing and market analysis.

David started his career in Washington as a Professional Staff Member of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, working for then Chairman Jim Leach (R- IA2) and Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-AL6). David also served as the Deputy National Political Director, then the Deputy Director for Policy and Government Affairs for AIPAC, generally considered one of the foremost foreign policy advocacy organizations in Washington.

Admitted in Maryland, David’s legal practice within the District of Columbia involves matters and proceedings before federal courts and agencies.

Sanjay Puri

Optimos Founder and Chairman of Optimos Advisory Board

Sanjay Puri, Optimos founder, is chairman of Optimos Advisory Board. He launched Optimos in 1994, a few years after he won a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia to re-train white-collar workers laid off from the telecommunications industry. Sanjay hired some of these now sophisticated, well-trained students and Optimos was born. The company’s first client was the World Bank, whose employees needed training on Lotus Notes. Eventually, Sanjay expanded Optimos training portfolio to include Oracle and Siebel.

Snehal Antani

Senior Vice President, IoT and Business Analytics for Splunk

Snehal Antani serves as the Senior Vice President, IoT and Business Analytics for Splunk. He joined Splunk in 2015 as CTO and helped drive the long term vision and strategy for the company across IT, Security, Business Analytics, and the Internet of Things. Prior to Splunk, he served as CIO of GE Capital’s Distribution Finance business, as well as Chief Architect for GE Capital North America.

In 2016, Antani was recognized as a Premier 100 award winner by Computerworld, for the digital transformation he drove while at GE, evolving IT from a back-office function to a core part of the value delivered to customers. Snehal started his career as a software engineer at IBM, where his work led to 12 patents spanning systems optimization, data processing, and large-scale transaction systems. Snehal serves on the board of directors for NeverAgain.org, a non-profit focused on applying technology to help people in danger.

In 2017, he was recognized by the National Diversity Council as a Top 50 Multicultural Leader in Technology. Snehal holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).