Managing Director, Synapse Partners
Evangelos Simoudis is a recognized expert on next-generation mobility, artificial intelligence and big data, and corporate innovation. He has been working in Silicon Valley for 30 years as a venture investor, senior advisor to global corporations and governments, entrepreneur, corporate executive, and technologist. He is co-founder and managing director of Synapse Partners, a firm that invests in early-stage startups developing enterprise software AI applications, and advises global corporations on AI. Evangelos is the author of "The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future" and the recently published “Transportation Transformation”. Evangelos is a member of Caltech's advisory board, the advisory board of Brandeis International School of Business, the advisory board of the US Department of Transportation's Connected Cities for Smart Mobility Center, and the advisory board of Securing America's Future Energy. He has served on several commissions and task forces focusing on artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, and corporate innovation. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science (machine learning) from Brandeis University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Caltech.