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High Performance Computing (HPC)  is the application of mathematical modeling to natural phenomena and business processes. It relies on supercomputing technologies which enable numerically-intensive and data-intensive simulations and discovery. Simulation, theory, and experiment form the three pillars of modern science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM).

In the rapidly emerging Information Age, STEM and HPC will play a pivotal role to usher in the new Data Economy: to help guide human progress, understand nature, and understand the implications of our actions.: to help us See, Predict, Decide, and Act.

StartupHPC is a grass roots community for STEM- and HPC-inspired entrepreneurs, corporations, venture capital firms, academia, government agencies, and support organizations.  

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StartupHPC is managed by Shahin Khan, Cydney Ewald Stevens, Laura Drago, an extended team of professionals, and with the critical support of its members, the broader HPC and STEM communities, and our sponsors.

DSC05352Shahin Khan is CEO of Orion Enterprises and serves on the board of directors of Wizmo Inc., Fathym, Inc., and  Massively Parallel Technologies, Inc.

Shahin was interim VP of Marketing at 3Leaf Systems and ScaleArc. He was VP of Corporate Development, Intellectual Property, and Marketing at Silicon Graphics and served in executive positions at Sun Microsystems, including VP/GM of the HPC and Visualization products, Chief Competitive Officer, and VP of Product Marketing & Planning. He was Chief Marketing Officer at Electronics for Imaging, and CMO at Azul Systems. He lived in the UK to lead European Marketing for FPS Computing before its acquisition by Cray Research. He was at Cray Business Systems Division until its acquisition by Sun Microsystems. He started his career at IBM.

Shahin is a thought leader specializing in competitive strategy, corporate positioning, M&A, and marketing/sales alignment. He has been quoted or featured in the media including in the Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Wired, BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, The Register, CRN, and Cnet. Shahin is a graduate of The Hun School of Princeton, and Cornell University with Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees.

Cydney-Ewald-imageCydney Ewald Stevens is Director of StartupHPC.  She has had the truly great honor of working amongst the best of the best and brightest across industries! Making the history of High Tech. Collaborating with the world’s thought leaders in engineering, academia, research and industry.

Infusing creative genius and crafting epic brands. Being a Crayon. BSD & JFDI leadership imperatives! Launching Starfire. Enabling Discovery (and then some …!) Contrarian minds … this tremendous community of kinship and friendship built all along the way! Always … Having Fun and Kicking Butt …!

Boolean: Customer Partnering; Marketing Programs/Promotions; Strategic Vision/Planning; Sales Enablement; Executive Communications; Content Strategy/Development; Product Marketing; Partner/Alliance Management; Leadership Development; Event Planning/Management; PR/AR Strategies; Team Building/Leadership; Operations/Budget Management; Political Relations/Affairs; Technology Architectures.

Laura Drago is a marketing consultant with OrionX who has a fascination with the intersection of creativity and technology. She has experience with creating PR & social media campaigns, web design & implementation, content creation, and event management. She also has a background in film production, crowdfunding, blogging and podcast creation. 

Prior to working with OrionX, Laura worked as an independent consultant for many years, and was a Social Media Manager at CA Technologies and Healthline Networks. She has written for Backstage, Ideaing, and is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Ms. in the Biz. She is an alumna of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. 


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