Startup Grind Princeton Hosts Sanjay Macwan (NBCUniversal)

Tigerlabs, Princeton
Oct 15th 2015
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Sanjay Macwan, NBCUniversal Sanjay Macwan serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Media Labs, NBCUniversal.  In this role, Macwan leads Media Labs, an industry leading technology incubator and accelerator driving innovation across NBCUniversal’s global businesses, including TV, Films, Digital, and Theme Parks.  His team is also accelerating the culture of innovation within NBCUniversal—introducing a crowd-sourcing ideation platform in which all employees can participate; pioneering media technology hackathons that invite outside developers, designers and entrepreneurs to innovate for our businesses; and engaging with the global technology ecosystem, including startups, the venture capital community, and academic research groups, to keep NBCUniversal ahead of a rapidly changing media technology environment. As CTO, he also leads a company wide patent creation effort with the goal of creating a critical mass of strategic patents for the company.  Macwan is based at the NBCUniversal Technology Center in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Macwan served as Vice President, AT&T Chief Technology Officer and headed the CTO Technology Council, which incubated highly successful programs such as AT&T Foundry, a series of innovation centers that collaborate with global technology start-ups and the VC community; The Innovation Pipeline (TIP), an industry leading innovation platform; and the team that was responsible for strategic analysis of key ecosystems of web, ad/search, communications, social networks, and content. Macwan serves on a Technology Advisory Council of top Silicon Valley VC firm, KPCB, and on the Customer Advisory Board of a NYC startup, Kindling, Inc.  He has also served on the Industry Advisory Board with Ericsson, the advisory boards of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), and successful startups such as Arcturus and Mu Dynamics (acquired by Spirent). Macwan holds 29 patents, and has an additional 16 patent applications in process in key areas of multimedia, mobility, location based services, cloud, CDN, information security, and IPTV. Agenda   6:30 Networking and Food 7:30 Fireside Chat 8:30 Networking Hosted By Bert Navarrete, Princeton Co-Director Bert Navarrete is an experienced investor and co-founder of Tigerlabs. Prior to Tigerlabs, Bert was a co-founder of a startup that built interactive sports applications for Connected TVs and second screen devices. Previously, Bert was responsible for M&A and venture investments at Internet Capital Group (ICG). Prior to ICG, Bert was an Investment Partner at Mitsui & Co., where he led Mitsui’s New York Technology Investment Group. Bert has served on the board and was an advisor on several notable investments, including CapitalIQ (NYSE: MHP), The Wedding Channel (NASDAQ: KNOT), (, and Synacor (NASDAQ: SYNC). Bert was also a founding member of Merrill Lynch’s first seed-stage venture fund. Email: Hosted By David Stengle, Princeton Co-Director David Stengle enjoys startups and spent almost his entire career on the operating side. His primary focus is building solutions for ad technology, media, financial services, and telecommunications and integrating them into very large organizations. He is a mentor at the Princeton University eLab and runs the Princeton Data Science Meetup. David is a chess master, barbecue judge, and coffee enthusiast. He lives in downtown Princeton with his wife, Karin, and their two children. Email: | Twitter: @davidstengle Global Partners Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Partners Comcast Business provides advanced communication services, including Internet, Voice, Video and Ethernet, for cost-effective, simplified communications management. Tigerlabs is an entrepreneurship center with coworking space for professionals, entrepreneurs, and startups. We are also a seed stage venture capital fund that focuses on B2B SaaS companies in the digital health sector. - Upcoming events you should attend! 02 Sep Philadelphia hosts Wil Reynolds SEER Interactive View Details 17 Sep Princeton hosts Yao Huang The Hatchery View Details What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 150 cities and 65 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind. Disclaimer: Startup Grind event ticket sales are non-transferable, non-refundable, and final. If an event is cancelled due to weather, speaker availability, or any other unforeseeable event you will be refunded automatically. If a speaker moves the event date you will have 48-hours to request a refund if you are unable to make the new event date. Please direct any additional ticketing issues to

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