ZENSPACE APPOINTS KEY ADVISORS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ADVISORY BOARD
ZenSpace, a pioneer in on-demand, technology-enabled meeting spaces, announced today several key appointments to its Board of Directors and Advisory Board. The appointments mark an important step in the growth and expansion of ZenSpace and the roll-out of their innovative SmartPod. The ZenSpace SmartPod, a fully automated and technology-enabled meeting space, represents the future of work, facilitating business meetings and conversations wherever and whenever they need to happen.
Eric Swildens and Anshu Agarwal were appointed to the ZenSpace Advisory Board, while Raghu Tarra joins ZenSpace as a member of the Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to welcome Eric and Anshu to the ZenSpace Advisory Board and Raghu to the Board of Directors,” stated Mayank Agrawal, Founder and CEO of ZenSpace. “Together, they bring an incredible range of experience and depth of knowledge to ZenSpace. We look forward to working with each of them in advancing ZenSpace as the leader in the way business people work in today’s fast-moving and mobile environment.”
Anshu Agarwal is the CEO and Cofounder of Nimbella, a company providing cloud-agnostic and developer-friendly serverless platform giving developers full control over their architecture and code. Previously she led product and marketing teams at four infrastructure startups: Cedexis (acquired by Citrix), ConteXtream (acquired by HPE), Ankeena Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks), and Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai). She has also served on the Board of Directors of OpenDaylight, a Linux Foundation Project.
Eric Swildens is the Chief Architect and Cofounder of Nimbella. He is a serial entrepreneur and has previously cofounded two successful technology companies including Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies) and Microline Software (acquired by Blaze Software). Eric’s expertise is in large scale distributed computing networks, caching and load-balancing. He was inducted into the 2006 Academy of Science and Engineering at age 34, the youngest inductee in the history of the academy. He is also an inventor with over 60 patents, an author and a documentary producer.
Raghu Tarra is the CPO at GigSky, a telecom startup offering global mobile data connectivity services. He is an accomplished technology executive with more than 25 years experience in building Consumer Electronics, Telecom, IoT and other SaaS products. Amongst his other stints, he was a founding member and VP - Engineering at Sling Media Inc, makers of the Emmy award winning Slingbox and has many patents to his credit. Raghu is an active angel investor and also very passionate about building teams and mentoring young entrepreneurs.
About the ZenSpace SmartPod
- A private, quiet, comfortable environment.
- Noise reduction booth with controllable LED lighting, air circulation and secure access lock;
- Accommodates meetings for up to four people;
- On-demand selection and scheduling via smartphone app;
- Technology-enabled with presentation capabilities, USB and charging ports, Wi-fi connectivity;
- Branding opportunities for event organizer and sponsor marketing needs
“ZenSpace is thrilled to showcase the SmartPod at Expo!Expo! where meeting planners, events experts and conference executives will convene to learn about the latest in event and conference management, “ said Ted Simon, Chief Revenue Officer, ZenSpace. “We invite attendees to see the SmartPod in person and look forward to seeing them experience what the future of meeting space looks like.”
ZenSpace SmartPods located on the second floor of the convention center, opposite the general session hall, will be available for Expo! Expo! attendees to reserve. The company will also be welcoming event attendees in the Tech Startup Pavilion, booth #988.
ZenSpace is the industry pioneer in fully automated, technology-enabled meeting spaces for on-the-go business people. We are the first company to combine a technology platform, mobile app and convenient meeting pods to create a “smart pod” - a highly flexible, on-demand system and IoT-enabled space for conducting business and/or private meetings. As such, we are expanding and evolving the fast-growing SPaaS (SPace as a Service) market. Our offerings are a private, quiet, tech-enabled oasis of calm for the business person in need. ZenSpace provides solutions to the following sectors: the events industry, public spaces (hotels, airports, convention centers, malls) and office spaces. We believe in today’s hectic world we could all use a little zen. ZenSpace is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with teams in Poland and India.