The Team

 

Team and Advisors:

 

Principals:

Ajit Pendse (CEO) is a seasoned entrepreneur and innovator who has turned internet/ computing/ communication technology concepts into viable products and companies. He has a proven track record in managing technology companies, leading large teams spread over multiple geographies including US, Europe and Asia. His experience includes leading startups with successful exits, restructuring companies, and business development with Fortune Global 100 companies.
A prolific inventor, he has 12+ patents in IoT, security, computing and communications areas. He has been featured in numerous publications including the WSJ, Fortune and Business Week etc. He has a BS in Engineering and a MBA from University of Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo).

Darren Cooper (Chief Architect) has led the way for over 16 years in the conception, architecture and realization of both consumer and business-to- business products. He has worked for a number of multi-national organizations including: ABB, Nortel Networks, Trinity Convergence and Pomdevices LLC. He founded and created web-en.net – a simple, easy-to-use tool enabling non technical users to create beautifully designed, professional websites quickly, and without fuss. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Honors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and subsequently studied Software engineering at post graduate level.

Marty Lee (Director of Product Management and Network Operations) is a network professional with over 35 years experience engineering, building and operating wide area carrier broadband networks. He has worked for several telecom equipment manufactures, national providers, optical technology startups and most recently was the Senior Engineering Manager for a regional fiber optic carrier. Marty holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Oregon State University.

Advisory Board:

David Hoffman (Privacy Issues Advisor): David A. Hoffman is Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer at Intel Corporation. In 1999, he founded Intel’s privacy team. Previously, David served as group counsel in the Intel European legal department while leading Intel’s worldwide privacy and security policy team. David was a founding member of the BBBOnLine Steering Committee and has served on the TRUSTe board of directors from 2000 to 2006. David has also served on the board of directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, for which he was the treasurer. David has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law, where he was an editor on the Duke Law Review. He also received an A.B. from Hamilton College. He also is a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University and teaches information Privacy Law.

Les Buckley (Advisor): Dr. Les Buckley is an Adjunct Professor in Strategic Management at Singapore Management University and Marketing and Management advisor to Singapore Institute of International Affairs a top 3 Asian policy think tank, and runs his own consultancy company in addition to being an active investor in several US, UK and Singapore start-ups. Prior to this he was Regional Managing Director – SE Asia/Oceania for Asia Pacific Breweries Limited, now part of multinational brewer Heineken’s worldwide network. Born in UK and educated in NZ, UK, and USA, Les holds a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, and has more than thirty years experience in the areas of commercial, operations, supply chain and sales and marketing globally and has been based in Asia for almost 25 years.

Kishor Pendse (Advisor): Kishor Pendse brings over 30 years of senior executive experience in industrial sector. His worldwide operating experience as President of Bendix Spicer and leader of TRW’s automotive operations gives him a unique perspective on business strategy and integrating operations across continents. He has extensive background in mergers and acquisitions, both of US based companies and targets in Asia and Europe and in establishing and managing joint ventures between cross border partners. He participates as a board member of several technology and industrial companies in the US. Kishor holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

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