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Elizabeth Charnock

- CEO, Chenope

Elizabeth Charnock is the CEO of Chenope, a software company operating in the defense sector. She was previously the CEO of Cataphora, the largest 100% employee-owned company in Silicon Valley. She sold Cataphora’s main business unit to EY in 2011. Cataphora’s innovative technology for digital investigation won the company worldwide media attention from publications ranging from The New York Times and Der Spiegel to Forbes and The Economist. Prior to that she worked as an engineering manager or architect at such iconic tech companies as Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Ms Charnock is the primary inventor on more than a dozen patents which have been cited thousands of times. She has been an invited speaker in numerous and diverse conferences ranging from the Monaco Media Forum to NASA events. She speaks French, German and Italian. Ms Charnock has a BS in Pure (Theoretical) Mathematics from the University of Michigan.