Nancy Shemwell – Edge Womand of the Year 2021
Ms. Shemwell is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Trilogy Networks, the leading provider of distributed cloud infrastructure across the United States. In her current role, Nancy is responsible for guiding the company’s ongoing growth and executing the founders’ vision to deploy 1.5 million square miles of edge compute capability across rural America, providing the essential infrastructure for 5G, Agriculture, and Energy solutions.
A three-time Chief Executive Officer, she recently served as COO IoT Community, and the Chief Executive Officer of entegra technologies, inc. a cyber security solutions for mission critical, industrial control systems (ICS). With a 20-year track record of driving high performance transformational global organizations, Ms. Shemwell has been Ranked #93 in ExecRank’s Top CSO Rankings” from 15,000 Chief Sales Officers in the US, 2021 Women in Technology Award – Dallas Business Journal, 2020 Women of Edge Top 10 Finalist, D CEO M&A of the Year Award Finalist, Semi-finalist, Emerging Technology Tech Titan CEO of the Year and named a Phenomenal Women by Texas Wall Street Women.
Ms. Shemwell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Science from Texas A&M. She serves on a number of Boards and Boards of Advisor across multiple technologies.
Fay Arjomandi – Edge Woman of the Year 2020
Fay has been the President and CEO of mimik since January 2020. She founded the company as Disternet, which was later rebranded to mimik.
While incubating mimik; Fay was also the CEO of a group of mobile companies under Nantworks, including Tensorcom, NantMobile, and Mobile Genomic Health, leading the consumerization health solutions between 2014 – 2016.
Prior to NantWorks, Fay was the CEO of Vodafone xone. Fay successfully launched Vodafone xone in Silicon Valley in September 2011, which became the global incubation center of the Vodafone Group and the beta brand for Vodafone consumers in the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Egypt. Fay spearheaded the partnership work with emerging and disruptive technologies to enable start-up companies to develop, test, and prepare for commercial deployment in global markets. Additionally, her role expanded to lead Vodafone Ventures, the strategic corporate venture capital arm of Vodafone Group. Fay was also the President of Vodafone Americas Foundation, an outreach program whose mission is to mobilize communities to resolve shared problems and to enable mobile technology to advance social change in addition to exceptional leadership and vision.
Prior to Vodafone, Fay was the co-founder and CEO of two other start-up companies L3 Technology, Mobidia that was acquired by App Annie Inc.
Fay is an official member of the Forbes Technology Council. Fay has authored 12 patents; she was recognized as the 2018 Alumni of the year at Concordia University. In 2014, she was named by San Francisco Business Week as one of the most influential women business leaders in Silicon Valley. In 2007, she was the Canadian technology and innovation representative to the White House. Fay received the distinguished Business in Vancouver’s 2006 “Top 40 Under 40” award presented to outstanding leaders in their chosen fields.
Farah Papaioannou- Edge Woman of the Year 2019
Farah Papaioannou is a Board Member of the Eclipse Foundation, and President and Co-Founder of Edgeworx, an Edge computing company pioneering open-source universal edge compute platform with Eclipse ioFog. She has over 15 years of experience in the Enterprise software market, both as an Investor and an Operator. Her career has spanned both strategic operational roles in G100 businesses and early stage investing in Silicon Valley and DC venture capital firms. Farah holds three degrees from Stanford University. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Computer Science, a Masters in Communications and Masters in Management Science and Engineering. Farah and her husband, Todd, have 3 kids including a newborn. She loves skiing, traveling, and getting a (rare) full night of sleep!