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Mark DeSantis / CEO, RoadBotics

Mark is a serial tech entrepreneur who is currently CEO (and co-founder) of RoadBotics, which is an AI platform for assessing roadways. He previously co-founded and was Executive Chairman of kWantix, a quant hedge fund (acquired by Moody Aldrich Hedge Fund) and cofounded and was CEO of kWantera, a GE Ventures-backed energy trading company. Prior to that, Mark was CEO of Think Through Learning, a venture-backed online tutoring company (acquired by Imagine Learning) and US Managing Director of ANGLE Technology, PLC, a UK-based venture capital firm and consultancy. Mark is also an adviser to MIR Ventures in Palo Alto.
In an earlier career, Mark was the Director of Government Relations for Texas Instruments and earlier served in policy positions in Washington, DC including as a Senior Policy Analyst in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Commerce, both in the Administration of George H. W. Bush. He previously served on the staffs of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz. Previously, he was also a management consultant with Booz Allen.
Mark is on the Advisory Board of MIR Ventures in Palo Alto. He also has a dual appointment as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship in both Heinz College and the School of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and has lectured at Princeton University and Dartmouth College. He was previously an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. Mark holds a BA and MBA from the University of Dayton, an MS in Technology Management from The American University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

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