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Pavan Nigam

Pavan Nigam, most recently, was the Chairman and CEO of Cendura Corporation which he co-founded in 2002. He grew the company into one of the market leaders for data center automation software and with an installed base that included several Fortune 2000 companies. Cendura was acquired by CA (formerly Computer Associates) in 2006. Prior to that, he co-founded Healtheon (now HLTH Corporation [HLTH] and WebMD [WBMD] ) in 1996 along with Jim Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics & Netscape Communications, and served as its Chief Technology Officer and General Manager/EVP of its Internet Operations. In his General Management role, he was responsible for Healtheon’s entire suite of products including its Internet-based ehealth services. During his tenure, Mr. Nigam led the company’s transformation from a concept to the world’s largest e-health company approaching a billion dollars in annual revenues, over eight thousand employees and several billions in market capitalization. Mr. Nigam’s role was extensively profiled in the bestseller “The New New Thing” by Michael Lewis. Prior to Healtheon, Mr. Nigam worked at Silicon Graphics from 1989 to 1996, where he was the General Manager for Silicon Graphic's Interactive Media Group and was responsible for deploying Time Warner, Inc.'s Interactive TV project in Orlando, Florida. The Time Warner Project is widely recognized as the most prominent and sophisticated ITV system ever created and has been the foundation of several advanced technologies being utilized in the Internet era. From 1989 to 1993 he was director of Silicon Graphics' Casevision products. Prior to 1989, Mr. Nigam was employed by Intel Corporation where he led several microprocessor software teams. Mr. Nigam holds a B.S.E.E. from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) and an M.S.C.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Nigam serves on several Corporate Boards and Advisory Boards and is also very active in many entrepreneurial initiatives in Silicon Valley and in India. He was a recipient of the Silicon India Leadership Award for 1999. He is currently on the Board of the US India Business Council, and the Board Of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin CS Department.