A Track Record
of Distruptive

The team behind Pensando has worked together for more than 25 years. They are the #1 innovation team in the world with an unmatched track record of disruptive innovation. This will be their #9 $multi-billion market.

John Chambers Chairman of the Board

Founder/CEO of JC2 Ventures, helping disruptive startups around the world build and scale

Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF)

Appointed Global Ambassador of the French Tech by President Emmanuel Macron of France

Promotes entrepreneurship, gender equality, and new business creation around the world to create startup nations and a startup world, as he believes startups will be the core driver of economic growth and job creation in the Digital Age

Prior to founding JC2 Ventures, spent 25+ years with Cisco, serving as CEO, Chairman, and Executive Chairman, and currently is Chairman Emeritus.

Mario Mazzola Vice Chairman of the Board, Investor

Previously at Cisco for 23 years, where he:

– Created several startups to enable Cisco’s entry into adjacent markets, including software-defined networks, computing systems, and data center and storage networks

– Delivered multiple billion-dollar products, paving the path for Cisco’s market leadership

– As Chief Development Officer, led overall R&D strategy and managed 11 engineering technology groups

– Served as SVP of New Business Ventures and SVP of the Enterprise Line of Business

Prior to Cisco, he was President/CEO and co-founder of Crescendo, growing revenues to a run rate of approximately $15 million

Holds several patents on networking-related technologies

Prem Jain Co-founder & CEO

Previously at Cisco for +20 years, Prem developed and honed many key innovations that helped the company evolve, including Routing & Switching capabilities and Software Defined Networks

Most recently served as SVP / General Manager of Cisco INSBU

Co-founder and part of the unprecedented spin-in team for Andiamo Systems, Nuova Systems (CFO) and Insieme Networks (CEO), which were acquired for an aggregate amount >$2bn

Prior to Cisco, worked at Crescendo Systems (acquired by Cisco) and David Systems

B.E. in EE from Birla Institute of Technology and Science; M.S. in EECS from UC Davis

Luca Cafiero Board member, Technical advisor, Investor

Co-founder in several startup ventures which enabled Cisco Systems to enter into several new markets, including software-defined networks, computing systems, and data center and storage networks

Helped deliver multiple billion-dollar products, enabling Cisco’s market leadership

SVP and GM of Cisco’s Switching, Voice and Storage (SVS) Group

VP and GM of Cisco’s Workgroup Business Unit (WBU), the largest BU within the Enterprise Line of Business

Instrumental in the rapid growth of Cisco's LAN switching business in key enterprise and service provider markets

Co-founder/VP of Engineering at Crescendo, acquired by Cisco in Sep 1993

Director of Engineering/Co-founder of David Systems, integrating PBX technology with LAN technology

Holds several patents on networking-related technologies

Soni Jiandani Co-founder & Chief Business Officer

Previously was at Cisco for +20 years, Soni has extensive experience in marketing and driving industry transformation through disruption and commercializing innovative technologies

Most recently served as Cisco’s SVP of Marketing

- Co-founder and part of the spin-in team for Nuova Systems and Insieme Networks

- During her time at Cisco, she led a team which was responsible for establishing multi-billion dollar revenue streams in the Switching, Storage Networking and Server markets

Prior to joining Cisco, Soni held marketing executive positions at UB Networks and Excelan

Independent Non-Executive Director of The Sage Group plc

B.S. in Computer Science from University of London

Randy Pond CFO/COO

Previously at Cisco for +20 years, Randy’s key accomplishments include the establishment of consistent processes and operational metrics, double-digit productivity growth and augmenting the manufacturing model

Most recently served as Cisco’s EVP of Operations

Board member and secretary for the Cisco Foundation

Serves on the Board for Miller College of Business and MetricStream and as Trustee of the Ball State University Foundation

B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Ball State University

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