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Navigating the Tech Frontier: Exploring the Intersection of the Internet of Things, AI, and Societal Transformation

Tue, April 9, 2024
Dinner Program
Ryan Patel, Jeff Hausman '90 P'27, Faye Karnavy Sahai '90, and Tim Hall '92

Join Ryan Patel, a global business executive and CMC's William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellow, along with a panel of CMC alumni in executive roles in the tech field--Jeff Hausman '90 P'27 (Chief Product Development Officer at PagerDuty), Faye Karnavy Sahai '90 (Founding Managing General Partner, Telosity Ventures), and Tim Hall '92 (Chief Product Officer at Redis)--for an enlightening exploration of the groundbreaking advancements in technology, as we delve into the dynamic realms of the Internet of Things (IoT) and AI. These experts will not only unravel the intricate web of innovation but also expose the crucial data aspects that underpin these transformative technologies. Throughout this session, they will shed light on the profound impacts on society, showcasing how the synergy between data, IoT, and AI is reshaping industries and influencing daily life. From unraveling the complexities of data-driven decision-making to understanding the ethical considerations of AI, they will discuss the far-reaching implications of these technologies and the evolving landscape they create.

Ryan Patel is a globally recognized futurist and go-to authority on global business, political economy, and corporate governance. An expert in scaling businesses, he's served startups and publicly traded firms. Listed as one of the “Creators to Follow” by Linkedin Editor in Chief Daniel Roth and recognized as a “Top Voice” on Linkedin, Patel is a sought-after TV news commentator and Board Director. Patel also hosts "The Moment with Ryan Patel," featuring conversations with top innovators and executives filmed at the iconic HP Garage, the birthplace of Silicon Valley. He complements his literary talents with domestic and international keynote appearances, leading campaigns with corporations and universities such as the World Economic Forum, Davos, Mastercard, HP, Adobe, The Economist, Reuters, and more.


Jeff Hausman '90 P'27 is the Chief Product Development Officer (CPDO) at PagerDuty, responsible for the company’s product strategy, product management, engineering, design, and user experience of the PagerDuty Operations Cloud. Hausman joined PagerDuty from Samsara, where he was the Chief Product Officer.

Previously, Hausman served as ServiceNow Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Operations Management Portfolio - ITOM, ITAM, Security, Risk and ESG. He brings a proven track record of over 25 years leading product development as a senior executive across a wide range of products at McAfee, Symantec, Hewlett-Packard and Veritas.

Hausman received his MBA at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and graduated from CMC with degrees in mathematics and economics.


Faye Karnavy Sahai '90 is Founding Managing Partner at Telosity Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund investing in digital wellness and mental health. Prior to this, she hah 25+ years of experience in healthcare, financial institutions, and technology innovation executive at Kaiser Permanente, Schwab, AIG, Blue Shield and Deloitte Consulting and founded 3 of her own startups.

She has served an Advisor and Board member to over a dozen companies including Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, UCSF Catalyst, ANA Innovation Advisory, Samsung Emerging Technology Advisory, Innovation Executive Forum, CMC Alumni Board, the Berger Institute and Ascend Leadership NorCal Chair.

Sahai holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from CMC and an MBA from UCLA.


Tim Hall '92 is the Chief Product Officer at Redis, and is passionate about building products that developers love to use and that are easy to run and manage for customers. For more than a decade in senior leadership positions, his teams have been focused on executing to make these values a reality for leading open source, enterprise software, and cloud-based platforms at Redis, InfluxData, Hortonworks, Oracle, and HP. Previously, Hall worked in professional services, building solutions and delivering systems integration projects for a wide variety of customers, from financial services to distribution and logistics companies and more.

Hall holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in science and management with a concentration in physics from Claremont McKenna College.


This Athenaeum presentation recognizes Ryan Patel's William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellowship at CMC, and is also part of the Athenaeum's 40th Anniversary Series, which celebrates the achievements of CMC alumni from across the years and invites them to return home to Claremont.

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