Adam has more than 24 years of experience in the wireless industry, and has extensive experience in leading engineering development teams, managing organizations and budgets of all sizes, creating technology strategies, contract negotiation, and leading business development, marketing and sales activities. Adam joined NextWave in 2005, and was the GM of the business unit developing consumer products around NextWave semiconductor products, as well as being Senior Vice President for semiconductor Sales and Marketing. His previous role at Nextwave was SVP Product Development, responsible for consumer product development, product planning, product management, program management and business development. Prior to joining NextWave, Adam was Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering for Nokia Mobile Phones' CDMA unit, where he worked for almost 13 years. In this role, he was responsible for setting the technology direction and strategy for the CDMA group as well as managing all of the Nokia CDMA technology development, including all levels of SW development, RF and RFIC, and digital ASIC development. Adam grew this team from a starting point of 50 to over 450 engineers. Prior to his becoming CTO, he held various positions in management, signal processing, systems and software engineering development. Before joining Nokia, he was a member of the engineering team at Motorola that developed the world’s first GSM phone, where he developed all of the signal processing software for that product. Adam holds more than 7 patents, and has degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Drexel University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently on the Board of Directors or on the Advisory Board for several companies.
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Jim is responsible for leading the company’s global M2M business initiatives with partners, systems integrators and mobile network operators. Jim has more than 30 years of sales, business development, P&L and management experience in the technology space. His career arc spans the semiconductor, mobile device, wireless infrastructure and software sectors with prior executive positions at Qualcomm, Motorola and Ericsson. Jim has extensive global experience including long-term expatriate assignments in Japan, South Asia and Latin America. A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., Edson received his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of the Americas at the University of California, San Diego specializing in communications and IT policy in developing countries.
Mikko has more than 11 years of experience in wireless communications, ranging from heading R&D to academic research, and as a result he provides a broad perspective to the management of the company. Mikko has been working in the field of telecommunications research since 1999 at VTT and later at the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, where he studied Theoretical Physics. Mikko has a wide experience in implementing new and novel networking protocols and algorithms. He has also been responsible of software in several large projects. Mikko is one of the founders of Sensinode.
Zach is a renowned industry visionary and is a main contributor to the standardization of both 6LoWPAN and CoAP, the key technologies behind the Wireless Embedded Internet. From this work, Zach wrote the first ever book about 6LoWPAN – Wiley & Sons. Zach worked for 10 years as a research scientist and research manager first for VTT and later for the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC). Zach has been responsible for developing innovative research in the area of wireless embedded networking. His results include a large portfolio of publications, public talks, broad research cooperation and key patents. Zach has an M.Sc. (Eng.) from the University of Oulu and a B.Sc. (Eng.) from Michigan Technological University. Zach is one of the founders of Sensinode. He has servered on the Technical Advisory Board, and currently on the Board of Directors of the IPSO Alliance.