Creating Intelligent Wireless Networks

Advisory Council

John Oltman
John Oltman has previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of SHL Systemhouse, a $1.2 billion provider of client/server systems integration and technology-outsourcing services. During his tenure, SHL Systemhouse became a recognized global market leader and merged with MCI in 1995 to form a technology-outsourcing powerhouse. Mr. Oltman also held numerous positions as a senior partner with Accenture, including managing the firm's global systems integration and outsourcing business.

During recent years, he has been an advisor, board member, investor and active participant in the operations of leading technology companies including Exult, Lante, and Evolve Software Technologies. Also, from 1996 to 1997, Mr. Oltman served as executive chairman of TSW International, Inc., a global leader in asset care software and services which merged with Indus International. From 1999 to 2002, he served as executive chairman of Seurat, an online marketing services company sold to fair isaacs. Currently Mr. Oltman serves on the board of directors of Workstream, a market leader in HR software.

Mr. Oltman holds a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Hiep Pham
As a serial entrepreneur, Hiep Pham is currently president and chief executive officer of SoarSpace, Inc. In 1998, Hiep Pham founded and served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of WIDCOMM, Inc. He founded WIDCOMM in San Diego because he foresaw the rise of short-range wireless technology and its incredible potential in an increasingly mobile society. Within five years of operation, WIDCOMM has established itself as the leading global provider of Bluetooth software, systems and turnkey designs. By 2004, WIDCOMM® software was installed in nearly 100 end products from more than 80 customers. In May 2004, Broadcom (BRCM) acquired WIDCOMM Inc.

Mr. Pham previously held positions, including president of Bakcal, president of Uniden San Diego R&D Center, a division of the Uniden Japan and was an executive at Hughes Network Systems. He currently serves on the board of advisors for VSVN, Rocketalk, Infogation, Proximetry and Embience.

In June 2002, Hiep received Ernst & Young's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award for founding and building WIDCOMM. Hiep was also recognized as one of the Southern California's BridgeGate 20 executives who make a measurable difference in the region's information technology and new media communities.

Hiep holds seven patents in wireless communications and has published numerous technical papers. He received a BS with Honors in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, MS in Electrical Engineering from Ottawa and attending MBA Johns Hopkins program.

Dr. Gene W. Ray
Dr. Gene W. Ray has been the managing director of GMT Ventures since 2005. GMT Ventures provides assistance and guidance to early stage companies.

Prior to GMT Ventures, Dr. Ray was the founder, chief executive officer, and director of The Titan Corporation, a leading provider of comprehensive information and communications products, solutions, and services for National Security and the Security of our Homeland, serving the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, and other government customers. Dr. Ray served as Titan's chairman of the board from April 1999 to July 2005 when the company was acquired by L-3 Communications.

Prior to launching Titan, Dr. Ray was executive vice president, general manager and a director of Science Applications International Corporation, Inc. (SAIC) for eleven years. Dr. Ray served for two years as chief, strategic division, U.S. Air Force (AFGOAS). He held the position of senior appointee (Public Law 313) on the staff of the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, where he led a team of military and civilian analysts and scientists. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ray was with the Aerospace Corporation where he contributed to weapon system analysis programs and specialized in the area of nuclear survivability.

Dr. Ray received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry from Murray State University in 1960; a Masters Science in Physics from the University of Tennessee; and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Tennessee in 1965.

Debbie Tibey
Debbie Tibey has been in the IT Industry for 24 years and held various senior management positions in sales and marketing. In 1988 through 2000, she worked for Ingram Micro, the world's largest distributor of technology products and services. During her 12 year tenure with Ingram Micro she served in various leadership roles ultimately serving as senior vice president of sales. Ms. Tibey was responsible for leading seven customer sales divisions including: VAR's, direct marketers, retail, SMB, system integrators, telephony, and enterprise.

Prior to joining Ingram Micro, she lived in the Netherlands and served as vice president and general manager of export for Aakasoft, a European software distributor. Prior to Joining Aakasoft she was director of sales and marketing for Creighton Development; a PC and Apple software developer. Ms.Tibey was responsible for developing and implementing the company's channel strategy which consisted of distributors, VARS, DMRS, and manufacturer representatives.

Ms. Tibey is currently a consultant in the IT Industry and serves on the board of directors for Pomeroy IT Solutions, a national VAR and publicly held company, she also serves on the advisory board for ColdLight and Softsearch both privately held IT companies.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adam Wolisz
Adam Wolisz is chaired Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University Berlin, where he has founded and is leading the Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN). Currently he is executive director of the Institute for Telecommunication Systems, grouping the activities in Communications, Networking and Distributed Systems.

His research interests are in architectures and protocols of communication networks as well as in protocol engineering with impact on performance and quality-of-service (QoS) aspects. Most recently he is working mainly on mobile multimedia communication, sensor networks, and optical networking.

Dr. -Ing. Wolisz's teaching activities encompass courses on Communication Networks and Protocols, Wireless/Mobile Networks and Performance Analysis of Communication Networks. He has authored two books and authored or co-authored over 200 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. -Ing. Wolisz serves as an adjunct professor for UC Berkeley's College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He is also a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society (including the TCCC and TCPC), ITG and a member of the Steering Board of the GI/ITG Technical Committee on Communication and Distributed Systems (KuVS).



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