Prior to joining Metavana, Mr. Tupanjanin served as a General Manager at Microsoft. In his role, he was responsible for the firm’s Digital Marketing and Search group where he led strategic planning, global sales, and business development.
Michael joined Microsoft as a result of its acquisition of FAST Search & Transfer. At FAST (and later as a Microsoft subsidiary), Michael was Executive Vice President of Global Operations and was responsible for a 500 person sales, consulting services, and business development organization. During this period, Mr. Tupanjanin was responsible for growing revenues at the company from an early stage business to a market leader in search and ultimately being acquired by Microsoft for $1.4 billion in 2008.
Earlier in his career, Michael held positions in general management, business development, marketing, and sales at both start ups and established companies. These included Centra Software (IPO in 2000; $1 billion market valuation), CMP Media (IPO in 1997; acquired by United Business Media for $1 billion) and Ziff Davis (leading digital media company focused on the technology market).
Dr. Minh, one of the founders of Chaos Theory, graduated from Cornell University in Quantum Field Physics, and joined SLAC, Stanford University in 1973. He has also worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in non classified and classified fields. He has lectured widely in England, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and Russia. His book "The Physics of Chaos", to be published, is widely used for teaching at various universities.
In 1999, Dr. Minh Duong-van founded Network Physics, a network monitoring appliance company. After raising over $40 million in venture capital, the company was acquired in 2008 by Optnet. In 2005, he founded Search Physics, a web search company, which was subsequently acquired by Metavana Inc.
Dr. Minh held several patents on Implantable Heart Defibrillators, assigned to Ventritex, now St. Jude. He also held several patents on end-to-end Internet packets acceleration and monitors, Web Classifications and Sentiment Engines.
Before joining Metavana, Mr. Mahajan was WW Director of Sales and Strategy for the Digital Marketing & Search team at Microsoft Corporation. In this role, Romi focused on growing the Digital Marketing business for the company as well as helping define Microsoft’s increasing role in Internet Business.
Before this stint at Microsoft, Romi Mahajan was founder- President of KKM Group, an Advisory company focused solely on Strategy and Marketing in the Technology, Media, Agency, and Luxury Goods sectors. Prior to founding KKM, Romi was Chief Marketing Officer of Ascentium Corporation, a leading digital agency with 96M in Sales in 2008.
A well-known speaker on the technology and media circuit, Mahajan serves on a variety of Advisory Boards and speaks at over a dozen industry events per year. In addition, he has been published prolifically in the Technology press.
Nobel Laureate for Physics, 1969; Santa Fe Institute and Cal Tech; expert in Atomic particle theory and adaptive systems; and expert in the origin of language and emergence of meaning.
Professor emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator, Stanford University; and expert on the development of interactive computer programs and algorithms for use in data analysis.