Shadi Mahassel is VP Product at Veniam where he is focused on building world-class solutions for connected vehicles and delivering solutions that move massive amounts of data between vehicles and the cloud. Shadi was Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft building Microsoft Connectivity applications for consumer and enterprise. Prior to that Shadi was responsible for building and managing Skype WiFi and leading its growth as it became Skype’s second most downloaded app. Shadi has been a founder, advisor and investor in innovative technology companies in mobile communication media and e-commerce. He is active in the startup community in Silicon Valley, London and more recently Porto as an investor and advisor. Shadi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and has several patent filings covering areas in networking and geo-location.