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SVCE Speaker Event: Startups That Change Lives

Join us to hear entrepreneurial couple, Atiq Raza and Nandini Saraiya, speak on "Startups that Change People's Lives".

Atiq is Chairman & CEO of Virsec, a next generation cybersecurity company, and Chairman, Peernova, a company using blockchain technology for banking applications. He is a semiconductor industry veteran, who has held senior leadership positions in numerous companies over the past 37 years. He founded Raza Microelectronics, which was acquired by NetLogic. Prior to that, he was President & COO of AMD. Atiq has been on the boards of several successful startups including Magma, Mellanox, Siara, SiByte, and VxTel. He holds a Master's degree in Material Sciences & Engineering from Stanford University, and Bachelor's degrees in Physics & Philosophy (Punjab University) and Electrical Engineering (University of London).

Nandini is a jewelry designer and founder/owner of Reveti Jewelry. She broke the shackles of an arranged marriage to gain a degree in Computer Science from San Jose State University against overwhelming odds. Upon graduating from SJSU, she joined Hewlett Packard. While building her career at HP, Nandini realized that her true passion was jewelry design. Under the guidance of her mother, who had retired from a long career in jewelry design at a famous European design store, Nandini began to explore her creative artistry in designing jewelry that earned her international acclaim. She went on to start Reveti Jewelry, which has become a trademark of taste and prestige.

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