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CTO, Co-Founder | Bossa Nova
Sarjoun Skaff is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Bossa Nova. He is responsible for the development of Bossa Nova’s technology, from long-term robot autonomy to data analytics and AI. He has spent the last 20 years bringing robots to people’s lives, from commercializing half a million robotic toys to deploying robots that navigate retails aisles alongside shoppers. He loves building technology that helps people in their daily lives and is currently developing data and automation tools to help retailers reinvent shopping.
Sarjoun holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut. He holds multiple patents and has received awards, including being named by Business Insider as one of 10 people transforming retail (2019), the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Western Pennsylvania (2011), the FEA Distinguished Young Alumni (2011) and the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Top 50 in Tech (2010 & 2019).