About the Author
Evangelos Simoudis is a recognized expert on big data strategies and corporate innovation. He has been working in Silicon Valley for 25 years as a venture investor, entrepreneur, and corporate executive. Evangelos is the co-founder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners, a venture firm that invests in early-stage startups developing big data applications, and an advisor to global corporations on big data strategies and Startup-Driven Innovation. He has also served as Managing Director at Trident Capital, and Partner at Apax Partners. In 2012 and 2014 he was named top investor in online advertising. Prior to his venture and advisory career Evangelos served as President and CEO of Customer Analytics, and as Vice President of Business Intelligence at IBM.
Evangelos serves on advisory boards for the Center for Information Science and Technology at Caltech, the International School of Business at Brandeis University, the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University, and the Autonomous Vehicle Task Force of SAFE. He earned a PhD in computer science from Brandeis University and a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech.