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
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.
Mr. Erickson, with over 30 years of market leadership and experience has distinguished himself as a knowledgeable and respected executive in the mobile telecommunications industry. He began his career with Western Electric Company working on the first commercial cellular system in Chicago Illinois. He then went on helping to develop and grow the wireless industry worldwide holding various leadership positions within AT&T, Lucent and Telcordia Technologies. He held the position of President of Asia Pacific and China, Caribbean, and Latin America region for the Wireless Business Unit at Lucent and later President of the IMS Service Delivery Solutions business unit and EVP of Global Sales & Marketing for Telcordia Technologies. He also served as a board advisor to several companies including Westell, DAX Technologies and provided key executive support to Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited (CBNL), IntelliNet Technologies, and Omni Capital.
Mr. Erickson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.