President & CEO, Pensa Systems
Richard Schwartz has repeatedly created and led organizations to innovate and develop software that has made significant market impact globally. He is currently the President and CEO of Pensa Systems, a leading innovator in autonomous perception systems for inventory visibility. He has previously founded and successfully exited four technology venture-backed companies that have been acquired by industry leaders such as Good Technology, Openwave, Vignette (OpenText) and Borland, where in each case, he served in broader senior executive roles.
Schwartz holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After completing his PhD, he was a visiting professor in Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He then served as senior computer scientist at Stanford Research Institute (SRI International) prior to founding his first company. He has been a board member, mentor and investor in a number of companies and high-technology incubators. He holds multiple patents and is the author of numerous publications. He is the co-creator of the Paradox database.