Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
San Francisco
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View,
Online registration is now closed for this event.
However, registration will still be available onsite.
Please contact Jessica Roberts at for questions.
We hope to see you there!
Discover, mix and mingle with fellow Terps at this TED-style event featuring UMD alumni sharing insights on the future of technology and business. 
Featured speakers: 
Natalia Sokolova, '98 - Blockchain and the Future of Everything
Mona DeFrawi, '88 - The Entrepreneurial Revolution
Vineet Agrawal, '98 - The Future of Health Science and Delivery of Medicine
Zac Bookman, '02 - Powering More Effective and Accountable Government
Jeff Hilnbrand, '16 - Design Manager at Scale AI
Amy Eichhorst, Executive Director, UMD Alumni Association
This is a FREE event - so rally all of your Terp friends in the area for an evening of conversation and Terp pride at the beautiful Computer History Museum.


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Vineet Agrawal
Vineet Agrawal has been involved in Healthcare for nearly 25 years, and is currently Director of International Sales at Penumbra Inc. (NYSE: PEN).  For the last 12 years, Vineet has helped launch multiple technologies worldwide, recently for treatment of neurovascular and peripheral vascular diseases.  He admits he has one of the most exciting roles at Penumbra, leading teams introducing novel therapies to physicians and patients around the world.  He has traveled to over 55 countries in the last 10 years. Prior to Penumbra, he held commercial and technical roles at several medical device and pharmaceutical companies, including Micrus Endovascular (acquired by Codman, a Johnson & Johnson Company), Abbott Vascular, Guidant Corporation (acquired by Boston Scientific), Baxter Healthcare, and Merck & Co.

Vineet is a proud Terrapin with a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Maryland and a Master’s in Engineering Management from McCormick School of Engineering and MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Zac Bookman
Zac Bookman is the co-founder of OpenGov, a cloud-based software solution that transforms how governments budget, measure performance, and engage the public. Founded in 2012, OpenGov now has 2,000+ public agencies in 48 states leveraging their software solutions platform. Before co-founding OpenGov, Zac served as Advisor to U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster on the anti-corruption task force at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. He previously practiced trial litigation at Keker, Van Nest, and Peters in San Francisco and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Zac was a Fulbright Fellow studying corruption and transparency in the Mexican government.  He holds a JD from the Yale Law School, an MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from the University of Maryland, where he was valedictorian. 

Mona DeFrawi
Mona DeFrawi is a serial entrepreneur who has been part of 10 startup teams over her career, and founder of four of her own companies. Mona pioneered the first pre-IPO private market platform that initiated public and late-stage investment into private companies, increasing liquidity and exit options for the venture industry, and ignited today’s unicorn trend. Mona now is building Radivision, a new consumer engagement platform that tells the stories of Radical Visionaries. Radivision is like an "Instagram plus ESPN for Entrepreneurship" whose mission is to make entrepreneurship the next spectator sport, allowing everyone access to the new equity economy and shrinking the global wealth divide.

Mona has been honored as one of the Most Powerful Women in Technology by Forbes, and as one of the Top 100 Women in Fintech globally. Truly passionate about entrepreneurship and the economic growth and prosperity it creates, Mona has supported the venture capital and private equity industries in Silicon Valley, Wall Street, DC & the MENA region for nearly three decades. During her career, she has been involved in over $6B of new venture and private equity investment, has authored and successfully lobbied legislation for new VC investment, and raised a $500M first-time private equity fund. Mona is a frequent mentor, and also created and taught the first entrepreneurship curriculum for The Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering. Mona is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and Duke University.

Natalia Sokolova
Natalia Sokolova, co-founder and managing partner of  SGG World LLC, Single Family Office (Sokol Global Group), and Strategic Guidance Group for public and private companies. Natalia is a trusted member and an invited speaker of many prestigious domestic and international Family Office networks. She co-founded SGG World to use Family resources to make a difference in the world’s future.

Ms. Sokolova graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1998 with a dual major in Finance and International Business from the University of Maryland.  She sits on boards of and  Natalia is a member of the Russian Nobility Society, National Investor Relations Institute and National Association of Professional Women. 

Ticket refunds are not available for this event. However, as a special benefit, Alumni Association members may receive a refund up to 10 days prior to the event date.