Executive Officers

Sam Hijazin

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

 

Sam is a pragmatic leader, entrepreneur, and an innovator with a great strategic business sight.  For over 18 years he has been in charge of key senior and executive positions by global telecommunication  and technology companies. His experience includes working with Telcordia Technologies, AT&T, Verizon, Comsearch (part of CommScope), and American Tower

 

In his roles he spearheaded the establishment of global businesses and technology offerings while leading the strategy, business, marketing, and development organizations to successfully introduce innovative products and services to markets. Experience includes Interactive Data Service Delivery solutions, Mobile Marketing, Targeting and Data Analytics, Location Based Services, and Wireless Network Optimization products.

 

Sam has an MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

 

 

Dr. Thimios Panagos

Chief Technical Officer

 

Dr. Thimios is an accomplished technologist and a leader in applying science toward creating products that serves customers intelligently. He has over 20 years of hands-on design and implementation experience in the areas of secure data management, semantic information integration, large-scale distributed systems, event notification/publish-subscribe systems, workflow management, and mobile technologies.

 

His work includes serving in senior positions applying knowledge, experience, and strategy toward delivering innovative new technologies, products, and services . He served as Chief Scientist and Director at Telcordia and held several executive roles including the President and CTO of high tech startup Voicemate. He also spent over 7 years at AT&T Labs.

 

Thimios is a co-inventor of 8 granted US patents, co-Authored a book “ The Fabric of Mobile Services”, and published numerous papers in distinguished journals.

 

Thimios has received his Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Computer Science from Boston University, and B.A in Mathematics from the University of Athens.

Dr. Adam Drobot

Board Advisor

Dr. Drobot has over 35 Years of Experience. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks Inc., and an Advisor to Berkshire Bridge Capital. He was a President at Telcordia headed the Applied Research Organization, involved in many aspects of Mobile Technologies, Media, Internet, Broadband, Information and Software technologies. He was also responsible for the Government and Public Sector Business Unit. Prior to Telcordia, Adam managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He also served as Senior Vice President for Science and Technology. Adam has been the principal or key participant in the development of several large, scientific code systems. He has published more than 100 journal articles, and is a frequent contributor to industry literature. He currently holds 19 patents.

 

Adam is the 2007 recipient of IEEE's Managerial Excellence Award. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and a PhD. in Plasma Physics from the University of Texas.

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