Making A Dent in the Universe, Amir Khan In a Conversation with Michael Goguen
Capitalists in the Valley are almost always focused on the right deal.
Michael Goguen and a few like him are exceptions who look beyond the usual to make big impacts. Join this session for an in-depth and candid conversation about what moves Michael and what he is passionate about when it comes to ventures inside or outside business . Peer into the mind of one of the foremost leaders of industry who has helped make Sequoia Capitol the leading VC firm in the country and doubtless in the world.
The session will feature Q&A from the audience for Amir and Michael as well.
Amir Khan is a 20+ year veteran of the networking industry with a strong track record of driving multi-billion dollar product lines in both enterprise and service provider segments. Prior to Viptela, Amir led the enterprise routing business & product management for MX and M series routers at Juniper. Before Juniper he served as Director of Product Management at Cisco, leading the critical components of IOS like MPLS, routing, QoS and multicast technologies for switching and routing products. He was also responsible for product strategy of the next generation campus solutions for wired and wireless product lines with over $10 Billion in revenues. Prior to that, he was Director of Product Management at Procket Networks, and Bay Networks. Amir holds a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder.
Starting in 1996, Michael has held various positions at Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm, and has been a general partner since 1997. Before joining Sequoia Capital, Mr. Goguen spent ten years in various engineering, research and product management roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, a networked business solutions company; SynOptics and network management products company; and Centillion Networks, Inc., a switching products company, and was a director of engineering at Bay Networks, Inc., a data networking products company. Mr. Goguen served as a member of the board of directors of NetScreen Technologies, Inc. from May 1998 until it was acquired by Juniper Networks, Inc. in April 2004 and served as a director of Ikanos Communications, Inc. from May 1999 to January 2008. Mr. Goguen also serves as a director of a number of private companies. He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.