Founder and CTO
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Founder and CTO
CTO of Saas IT automation and remote access service, SOFIns.
Over twenty years' experience commercializing new technologies, launching new services and starting new ventures. Skilled in identifying emerging products and services. Successful roles in new service deployment, product management, software development and new venture management.
MBA in Finance and Information Systems from NYU Stern School of Business.
B.S.E. Electrical Engineering degree and certificate in Engineering Physics from Princeton University.
Inventor and founder of an IT automation and remote access system for the delivery of advanced services such as data recovery, malware removal, forensics and remote installation and configuration of server-side software.
Identified opportunities and deployed new services for Columbia Ventures Corporation, a private investment company that bought and operated mid-sized telecom firms. Worked in New York, NY and Dublin, Ireland.
Launched new consumer service and identified consumer product opportunities for Hana Micron, a Samsung Electronics spin-off company manufacturing solid-state memory devices such as USB Flash Drives. Operated in New York, NY and Seoul, South Korea.
Founded and operated a service company that combined salesforce automation tools with a hosted phone system to allow sales organizations, law firms and consultancies to automatically capture and process communication events with their clients.
Started new services and built partnerships for Webley Systems, a pioneer of SIP-based Unified Communications services to small and medium businesses and the first company to offer a voice-activated hosted PBX to mobile professionals. Operated in New York, NY, Washington DC and Chicago, Illinois.
Led Net2Phone’s $15 million investment in and licensing agreement with Webley Systems and coordinated with AOL, a co-investor. Product manager for company's unified messaging service. Transitioned to Webley Systems after investment closed.
Networked with Bell Labs engineers and scientists to identify technologies that may be commercialized and spun-out of Lucent as startup ventures. Led over 15 commercialization projects that resulted in two successful startup companies.
Product manager for Lucent Digital Video's MPEG-2 encoder. Developed market forecast for SD and HD encoder sales. Published market forecast in Stern Business Journal (1998)
Managed the network, hardware and software systems of a 70-person consulting office in Jersey City before starting business school.
Sold and serviced Inmarsat earth stations to aluminum mining and smelting firms in Ukraine and West Africa.
Founded and operated an IT support help desk to provide onsite PC repair and training to consumers and small businesses in the New York City area.
Digital television (DTV), the most innovative technological advance for the mass medium since the start of television broadcasting in the 1930s, brings vast new capabilities to the medium; along with an array of technological and market uncertainties. Consumers, most of whom have never seen DTV – let alone the higher resolution and wider screen high-definition digital television (HDTV) – are delaying purchases of large-screen TVs for fear of buying soon-to-be obsolete analog receivers. Broadcasters are uncertain of how best to exploit the new technology – whether they will even broadcast HDTV – and have alternately opposed and embraced the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) mandate to “go digital.” Issued in 1997, this mandate represents the only undebatable aspect of DTV: all television broadcasters are required to begin broadcasting at least one DTV channel by 2006. Given market and technological uncertainties, it is difficult to predict the broadcast landscape in the next few years. With their market share steadily eroding by the growing popularity of cable and other television competitors, can broadcasters capitalize on this technology to reverse declining audience share?
We present a detailed study of the growth of a-Si:H,F from SiF4 and H4. The growth surface appears to have a high density of surface states. These surface states can be thermally relaxed by keeping the films at growth temperature after the termination of growth, suggesting that the states were created during film growth. When frozen in, the surface state density is found to depend on the conditions during film growth. The density is related to the sharpness of the valence band tail as measured by the Urbach Energy. We believe that a reaction on the growth surface resulting in fluorine elimination creates these surface states and also affects the formation of the Si-network.
SOFIns first product is the integration of nginx, wordpress, webtrees and numerous software pieces into a fully configured solution for personal genealogists. FindFollow (http://findfollow.com) is a demonstration site of this product.
• Russian language study in Moscow
• Lived in an apartment in Moscow during summer after Princeton
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