Anthony Grillo​

Board Member, weR.ai ,

Little Fuse, NarrativeWave

Anthony Grillo currently serves on the board of directors of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. and has served as a director of Littelfuse, Inc. since it became a public company. Mr. Grillo is also currently serving on the board of directors of NarrativeWave, Inc. and WeR.AI, Inc.

Mr. Grillo was one of the founders of American Securities Advisors (known currently as Ascribe Opportunities Management), a private equity firm established in 2005. Mr. Grillo served as a Managing Director there until his retirement in December 2018. Previously, he was a partner with the Blackstone Group where he was a senior member of its Restructuring practice.

Mr. Grillo also served as a director of Silicon Graphics, Inc and Lumeta Corporation.

Mr. Grillo holds a B.A. in economics from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

WATCH LIVE: November 2nd at 1:00 pm

Dr. Weixiang Chen

2020 had a dramatic start. The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in an unprecedented way, leading to a drastic change in investor confidence, massive lay-offs and company bankruptcies. On the other hand, we are also seeing an acceleration in digitalization, remote working adoption etc. How are early and middle stage data startups adapting to the new normal? What are the alternative funding sources for digital startups? What are the lessons learnt and how can startups better serve their global customers as well as the US national strategy? In last year’s panel, we made a number of predictions such as the tightening of cash, an increasing importance of company revenue etc, many of which inevitably came true. What envisions will be made this year? Join us with a group of seasoned data entrepreneurs and investors for a discussion about their vision of the industry and the world.