Sean Knapp is the founder and CEO of Ascend.io. Prior to Ascend.io, Sean was a co-founder, CTO and chief product officer at Ooyala. At Ooyala Sean played key roles in raising $120 million, scaling the company to 500 employees, Ooyala's $400 million+ acquisition, as well as Ooyala's subsequent acquisitions of Videoplaza and Nativ. He oversaw all product, engineering and solutions, as well as defined Ooyala's product vision for their award winning analytics and video platform solutions. Before founding Ooyala, Sean was the technical lead for Google's legendary Web Search Interface team, helping that team increase Google revenues by over $1 billion. Sean also developed and launched iGoogle, the company's popular, customizable home page. Sean has both B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Stanford University.