Shruthi Rao is the Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Vendia, a multi-cloud serverless platform for sharing distributed data in real time. Previously, she founded Blockchain at AWS, where she launched and grew Amazon Managed Blockchain and Amazon Quantum Ledger Database. Head of Business Development for AWS’ Serverless portfolio of services including Lambda, API Gateway, Cognito and 11 other services. She set up India’ first crypto mining operation in 2011 and has since been an early investor, contributor and advisor to the likes of Ethereum Project, Ripple, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), Linux Foundation and World Economic Forum. Prior to AWS, she was the VP of Strategic Alliances and Corporate Strategy at Feedzai – AI/ML startup to combat omni-channel fraud, where she raised Series B and C rounds. Shruthi has led multiple, public and high-profile deals such – Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Countrywide merger, Uber/ Bank of America partnership for affordable rideshare loan program, co-leading AT&T and DirecTV acquisition and launching AT&T Uverse TV. Shruthi is a Stanford Executive Program alumna and holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University and BS in Computer Science from National Institute of Engineering.