BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Dr. Venkat Rayapati (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Vijayasri Rayapati (Member of the Board of Directors)
Robert K. Young, (Member of the Board of Directors)
Robert Young is currently serving as President of SAI Government Systems, where he leads the companies’ growth initiative in the Federal, State and Local Government markets. Prior to this position, Young served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Public Engines Inc. which provides advanced mapping technology and analytics tools to Federal, State and Local Governments, and also Law Enforcement offices across North America and Europe. Robert Young previously served as Executive Vice President of World Wide Sales and Marketing at HelloSoft Inc. HelloSoft is a global company located in Silicon Valley and is focused on the VoIP/IMS/WiFi business sector. Previously, Young was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the SAIC Global Telecommunications Group. Previous board assignments include Chairman of ANX Asia Pacific (SAIC/Mitsubishi Joint Venture), Board of Directors SAIC Ltd. Europe, Board of advisors for SBC Communications (now AT&T in San Antonio, Tx.), Wisor Telecom (Bethesda, Md.), Packet Video (San Diego, Ca.), Airespace, Clear Technologies (Denver, Co), and Touch Technologies Inc. (San Diego, Ca) and MobilSynch Inc. (Denver, Colorado). Previous Advisory board positions in include for iPass (Redwood Shores, Ca.), S5 Wireless (Draper, Utah), Atreus Systems (Ottowa, Ca.), HelloSoft Incorporated (San Jose, Ca.)
Tomas Isaksson is presently working as President & CEO at Venturi Wireless. He has over 28 years of international telecommunications industry experience. Before joining Venturi, Mr. Isaksson spent 11 years at Vodafone. Most recently, he was chief executive and chairman of the management board of Vodafone USA, a subsidiary of the Vodafone Group. During his tenure at Vodafone, Mr. Isaksson served on the Verizon Wireless board of directors, was chief executive of the Americas Region and chief executive officer of Europolitan Holdings AB, a Swedish mobile operator. Prior to joining Vodafone, Mr. Isaksson had a 16-year career at Ericsson where he held a number of senior leadership positions, including president and chief executive officer of Ericsson Radio Systems Inc. Isaksson is a graduate of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has served on the boards of a number of public and private mobile telecommunications companies, including Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Americas, Europolitan Holdings AB (Sweden), Insacell (Mexico), and Telecel (Portugal).
Jai P. Bhagat
Jai Bhagat is a long time pioneer in wireless communications. Since August 2003, Jai Bhagat has been a Director and Vice Chairman of Axesstel, Inc. (AMEX: AFT), a developer of fixed-wireless voice and data products for the worldwide telecommunications market. In 2000, he founded AIR2LAN, a broadband service provider that was merged with US Wireless OnLine in 2005. Previously, he was a co-founder of SkyTel Communications, Inc., where he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer prior to SkyTel's merger with MCI. Mr. Bhagat also served as Chairman of the License Exempt sector of the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) trade association, which represents the broadband wireless industry. He has served as Chairman and a board member of both the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA) and American Mobile Satellite Corporation. In addition, Mr. Bhagat has served as a board member or chairman of several wireless communications based companies, and was inducted into the RCR Wireless Hall of Fame in 2002 for his significant contributions to the wireless industry. Past industry awards include the PCIA Chairman's Award, the Radio Club Sarnoff Citation, PCIA’s Technology and Innovation of the Year, and RCR's Personality of the Year. Mr. Bhagat received an M.S.in Electrical Engineering from Howard University, a B.S. in electrical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India, and completed the Executive Management program at Stanford University.
Stephen B. Weinstein
Stephen B. Weinstein, an IEEE Life Fellow, received his SB, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., the University of Michigan, and the University of California at Berkeley. His career was mainly with Bell Laboratories, Bellcore (now Telcordia), and NEC Research Labs America. Now an independent consultant (Communication Theory & Technology Consulting LLC), he works for major law firms on technical aspects of patent litigation, and for industrial clients on topics such as optical/wireless integration.
Dr. Weinstein's expertise includes both physical level and networking technologies. He invented the echo cancellation technique used in voice band modems and pioneered the application of the Fast Fourier Transform to OFDM/DMT modulation, a technique widely used in ADSL, IEEE 802.11 "Wi-Fi", IEEE 802.16 "WiMax", and coming generations of cellular mobile systems. He wrote the book "Getting the Picture: A Guide to CATV and the New Electronic Media (IEEE Press, 1986), is co-author of the textbook "Data Communication Principles" (Plenum, 1992), and is the author of "The Multimedia Internet" (Springer, 2005) that provides a light technical introduction to the communication networks and technologies, Internet protocols and services, and media compression technologies contributing to the quality of audio/video media on the Internet.
He served as President (1996-97) of the IEEE Communications Society and Division III Director (2002-2003) on the IEEE Board. He has held many other positions in IEEE including Chair of the IEEE Press Board, member of the IEEE Nominations and Elections Committee and member of the IEEE Fellow Committee. He is currently Chair of the IEEE Honorary Member Award Committee and is the IEEE Communication Society's Chief Information Officer. His publications and conferences activities include co-founding the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, serving as co-program chair of three IEEE CAS/COM intersociety conferences, and serving as Program Chair for the 2004 IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC). He received the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984 and the IEEE Second Millennium Medal in 2000. He is the recipient of the Eduard Rhein Foundation's (Germany) 2006 Basic Research Award for his pioneering work in OFDM.