Farzad has an 20-year record of management, software development, and research at companies such as Motorola, NEC, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Prior to Fluential, he was the business and engineering head of Entropic’s Application Group, which was sold to Microsoft for over $90M.
Farzad is CEO of Fluential Inc., a technology company based in Silicon Valley which builds products to enable communication between people who do not speak the same language. Fluential’s speech translation solution offers innovative applications for the mobile, healthcare, and military industries.
As Fluential’s (www.fluentialinc.com) CEO, Farzad is responsible for defining and articulating the product vision, driving the market opportunity, and managing the day-to-day operations of the company. Holding several patents and having authored numerous papers on the technological advancements in speech technologies, Farzad holds an M.S. degree in electrical engineering and a B.S. degree in computer science, both from MIT. He is fluent in three languages, with a working knowledge of four other languages.
Farzad will talk on advantages and disadvantages of being an engineer in entrepreneurial world.