Austin Technology Council is pleased to welcome Shay Sabhikhi to the Board of Directors.
Shay is responsible for overall company growth and strategic direction. He has more than 18 years of entrepreneurial leadership, product development, and management experience with growth-stage, venture-backed companies and high-growth software divisions within Fortune 50 companies.
“Shay’s experience with both large enterprise and start-ups provide important experience on our board. CognitiveScale is one of the most exciting companies coming out of Austin in recent years and the way he has led the company’s growth and his vision for its future also makes his voice key as we continue to focus on our BHAG.” said ATC CEO, Amber Gunst.
Previously, Shay was the global leader for Smarter Care at IBM. He successfully led and managed the acquisition of Curam Software to establish IBM’s leadership at the intersection of Social Programs and Healthcare. He has a BS & MS degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Acton School of Entrepreneurship.
Shay served for two years as the Vice Chair of Innovation for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, where his mandate was threefold: 1) initiate programs that support a strong and unique innovation ecosystem in the Austin region, 2) attract world-class talent to Austin’s corporations and research institutions, and 3) attract more investment capital to support growing businesses.