Founder of MENTIS & ADARA
Board Member at Orange, Econocom, Pernod Ricard, FFP, Imprimerie Nationale
Anne Lange is an entrepreneur and a sought-after C level business advisor with over 25 years of experience in technology innovation and public sector transformation. She is the founder and managing partner of Adara, a consulting company that provides senior-level advice in group/organization governance, including strategy process, transformational projects and governance improvement. Amazon, ATKearney, BearingPoint, Dubai2020 are among its clients. Anne is the cofounder and former CEO of Mentis Services, an IoT data intelligent software provider of urban space services, recently sold. She also serves on the executive board of Orange (French leading service provider), Pernod-Ricard (second largest wine and spirits company in the world), Econocom (Leading European provider of business to business digital services), Imprimerie Nationale (France's National Printing House).
Prior to this, Anne worked in diverse global executive functions with Cisco since 2004, based out of France and Silicon Valley. As a C-level executive, her engagements centered on adoption and innovation of technological, organizational and business processes to drive business transformation.
Anne's career began at the French Prime Minister's office as head of department for state-owned broadcasting companies until she joined Thomson, a high-tech champion, where she built up a new generation of consumer internet access devices. Anne is a graduate of French grandes ecoles, Science Po (Political Science) and ENA (Public Administration).
Co-Founder Torret Road Capital & Menorca Millennials
Member of the Advisory Board at Global Sports Innovation Center by Microsoft
Passionate about start-ups, investment and talent attraction. Ricard has 14 years of experience in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, starting at La Salle University in Barcelona where he helped raise capital for tech start-ups and spinoffs. He then went on to 22@Barcelona City Council to implement public policies, and California as Head of Strategy and Growth in YouNoodle, a Silicon Valley start-up, where he led open innovation projects for large corporations and talent attraction programs for 7 countries.
Ricard studied Telecommunications Engineering, holds an MBA (La Salle and Manhattan College of New York) and completed Venture Capital Executive Program at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley where he was mentored by Steve Blank and Jerry Engel on Lean Startup Methodologies.
Board Member - R&D and Innovation at Atabay Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals Inc.
After graduating from ETH Zürich with an Electrical Engineering degree in 1993, Dogan joined MIT for Research and Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Electrophysics and Technology MBA degrees. Between 1998-2005, he worked as a R&D engineer, expert consultant, and instructor at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories. During that timeframe, he led major fibreoptic transmission system deployments for Lucent. Since 2006, as Partner of Arkan & Ergin Corporate Finance in Istanbul, he has been a leader in the development of Turkish start-up ecosystem and the technology transfer environment. Dogan has been exposed to 2000+ start-up projects, mentored 200+ start-ups, been involved in the establishment of 100+ start-ups and has worked closely with 50 technology transfer offices. Dogan is the founding President of MIT Enterprise Forum in Turkey, an active member as the Advisory Board of Endeavor Turkey and founding Board member of the Ege University Technopark. He is also Chairman of the Board at the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey and Vice-President at the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) responsible for Switzerland.
Active Business Angel Investor
Tel Aviv, Israel
Danny Arazi is a seasoned serial business entrepreneur and active angel investor, with over 35 years of business experience in Media and Technology. Throughout his business career, Danny participated in two major business exits: Orckit Ltd, which at its peak was traded on the NASDAQ at $1.4 B, and Siliquent Ltd., acquired by Broadcom Inc. for $76 M.
Danny is an active business angel investor, President of the global angel investment group Keiretsu Forum’s Israeli Chapter, a Member of the Investment Committee at Club 100 Plus Angels Club; the largest Israeli business angel group. Danny is on the board of ParaZero Ltd. Australia (traded on the Australian Stock Exchange, the company designs and develops autonomous drone safety and civilian applications), and SmarterTV Ltd. (develops technology enabling the production of high-quality video coverage from live events, extremely narrow-band and video-over-IP dissemination of such video).
He served as a member of the Board of The Israel National Film Council, and Co-Founder and EVP at Orckit Communications, the world’s first company to offer world telecom companies with commercial ADSL modems (Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telefonica and more). Danny is the Founder and member of the Board at the DSL Forum, and Founder and CMO of Siliquent Technologies. He is also an enthusiastic glider pilot and Chairman & CEO of The Israel Aeroclub Gliding Association.
Danny’s resume also includes co-founding of Nexsig, Quix Technologies, LiveU (previously TransStream), Serconet Ltd, Remotability INC., Cellguide Ltd., NorthHills, MediaDisc and Kastel Communications.