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Michelle Munson

Co-founder & CEO, Eluvio

Michelle Munson is the co-founder and CEO of Eluvio, a new Berkeley-based start-up creating new software technologies for a content-centric Internet.

She previously founded East Bay software company Aspera in 2004 and led the company as CEO until May 2017, including through acquisition by IBM in 2014.  She and co-founder Serban Simu created the Aspera FASP™ transport technology, an Emmy-award winning technology used throughout the digital media supply chain for high-speed low cost secure digital content transport, replacing satellite and traditional tape-based delivery technologies. Michelle holds several patents and is a frequent speaker in the areas of content transport innovation including high speed file delivery, streaming, machine learning, and cloud infrastructure.

She was the 2016 Charles Swartz awardee and is a SMPTE Fellow. Michelle has dual B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics from Kansas State University and was a Goldwater Scholar for achievement in Science and Mathematics, and later a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University where she received a postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science.