About Our 2024 Keynote Speakers
Chief Executive Officer
Tarek Robbiati has served as RingCentral’s Chief Executive Officer since August 2023 and has been a member of the RingCentral Board of Directors since December 2022.
Robbiati is a renowned strategic and financial executive with experience across the telecom, media, technology and financial services industries. Prior to joining RingCentral, Robbiati served as Chief Financial Officer and EVP of Strategy of Hewlett Packard Enterprise since 2018 where he helped oversee the company’s portfolio transformation and financial growth, including doubling ARR while significantly growing free cash flow. Before joining Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Robbiati served as Chief Financial Officer of Sprint Corporation from August 2015 to February 2018 where he led the company’s strategic efforts to reposition the company.
Prior to these roles, Robbiati served in various executive positions across the globe. He was personally recruited to FlexiGroup Limited in Australia in January 2013 and subsequently led a highly successful transformation that included a radical shift in the core business model. As Group Managing Director and President of Telstra International Group in Hong Kong, Robbiati was the driving force behind the company’s Telecom Asia’s “Best Mobile Carrier” award in 2011. He also served as Executive Chairman and CEO of Telstra’s Hong Kong-based subsidiary CSL Limited. Earlier in his career, Robbiati held leadership positions at global credit insurer Atradius, Orange PLC in the UK, investment bank Lehman Brothers, and the global consultancy Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Robbiati holds a Master of Science Nuclear Physics and Electronics from École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de Caen (ENSICAEN), a Master of Science Business Administration from IAE Caen and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School.
Javed Khan is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Collaboration. This multi-billion-dollar business boasts the award-winning Webex product portfolio, including Cisco Collaboration Devices, the Webex Suite, Webex Contact Center, Webex Connect, and Webex Events.
Javed is passionate about delivering unrivaled collaboration experiences that fuel the future of work. He took on this leadership role in the midst of a global pandemic, leading and innovating through exponential growth as remote work unfolded. Now the team has delivered thousands of innovations and transformed the portfolio to help customers prepare for the next normal.
In his tenure with Cisco, Javed has held several leadership roles in Collaboration, including VP/GM for the Calling and Meetings business units, where his team delivered several transformative initiatives, including a single meetings platform architecture and modernization of the Webex experience. Prior to joining Cisco, he served as Vice President of Enterprise and Consumer Security products at Symantec, securing the most important user and enterprise environments at scale. He started his career as an engineer at Novell Networks, moving into escalating leadership roles there and at Symantec.
With over 20 years of enterprise and consumer product leadership, Javed is an accomplished speaker on the future of work, business transformation, sustainability, product development, and technology architectures.
He holds an MS in Computer Science from Loyola University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Vice President, Microsoft Teams & Platform
Nicole has been an active leader in the technology sector for over 25 years. Nicole currently leads Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Mesh, and Microsoft 365 Platform product marketing. She previously held leadership roles on the Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio, SharePoint, and Project businesses. During her tenure at Microsoft, Nicole’s responsibilities have included product management, product marketing, and sales in both worldwide and European offices.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Nicole worked at a startup focused on customer relationship management SaaS. Nicole started her career as a strategy and technology consultant at Arthur Andersen. Nicole earned her MBA at the University of Michigan and undergraduate degree at University of Texas at Austin.
Outside of work Nicole spends her time with her husband and two daughters, travelling and long-distance running.
Chief Product Officer
As Zoom’s Chief Product Officer, Smita is responsible for leading Zoom’s product management. She is an industry veteran with 20+ years of product management experience across Google and Microsoft. Her product experience spans leading delivery of television over IP networks at Microsoft, leading and scaling Google Meet, and more recently managing real-time communications platform and products at Microsoft Teams. Beyond video, Smita has led Google Voice (Phone), Google Calendar and Tasks, Google Adwords product suite for local advertisers, and Google Chromebooks device portfolio and ecosystems. Smita grew up in India where she received her B.Tech in Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur. She received her masters from Princeton University in EECS and a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara focused on image and video compression. Smita is a recipient of IIT Kanpur distinguished alumni award and founder of IIT Kanpur women alumni network WIN.