Smita Shrivastava has over 13 years of experience including entrepreneurship, marketing and engineering roles in tech industry. She started Tavess 3 years ago and built it to be one of the most well regarding conference organizers addressing telecoms ecosystem learning needs in MENA region. A firm believer in evidence based decisions, Smita is a hands-on leader with a passion for growing start-ups and growing people around her.

Prior to Tavess, Smita has been also key contributor in technical, marketing and product management capacities at HelloSoft (now Imagination Technologies) , Brocade Communications and Ricochet.

Smita holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, MS from University of California at Santa Cruz, USA, and Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India.

Industry Experience

Hardware and software


Marketing, engineering

Universities Mentored For

Rice University

Smita Shrivastava


Houston, Texas

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