Dr. Leemon Baird

Hedera Hashgraph

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Leemon is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Hedera. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the US Air Force Academy and as a senior scientist in several labs. He has been the Co-Founder of several startups, including two identity-related startups, both of which were acquired. Leemon received his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and has multiple patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences in computer security, machine learning, and mathematics.

Mance Harmon

Hedera Hashgraph

Co-Founder & CEO

Mance is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is Co-Founder and CEO of Hedera. His prior experience includes serving as the Head of Architecture and Labs at Ping Identity, Founder and CEO of two tech startups, the senior executive for product security at a $1.7B revenue organization, Program Manager for a very-large scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, the Course Director for Cybersecurity at the US Air Force Academy, and research scientist in Machine Learning at Wright Laboratory. Mance received a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and a BS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.

Simi Hunjan

Hedera Hashgraph

Developer Advocate

Simi Hunjan is a Developer Advocate at Hedera Hashgraph. Previous to Hedera Hashgraph she worked as a Program Manager for Hennessey Wellness, a San Francisco based technology and services company that is developing integrated health programs in conjunction with leading-edge research institutions for proactive health and wellness management. Recently, she was a panelist for Women in Crypto and Blockchain in San Francisco. Her time outside of Hedera is spent building Women in Data, a non-profit that aims to foster and celebrate diversity to create connection and give meaning to data.

Ken Anderson

Hedera Hashgraph

Chief Developer Advocate

Ken is passionate about a distributed economy, and is the Chief Developer Advocate of Hedera. He is a serial entrepreneur, with 20 years of experience in system design and software architecture. He has built a team of award-winning engineers and consulted as interim-CTO for various companies during periods of restructuring. He was also the lead contributor to the TM Forum’s REST API design guidelines, now used throughout the multi-trillion global telecom industry. Ken graduated with a BBA in Management Information Systems from California State University and was an Intelligence Sergeant in the United States Army.

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