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When not writing code, Javed can be found making sawdust in his wood shop.
I help with everythingSiavash Alamouti is President & CEO at mimik. He has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. He is most well known for the invention of the Alamouti code which laid the foundation for the real-life application of MIMO technology and is adopted in almost all wireless standards globally.
He has received more than 19.000 citations for his scientific work and has received multiple industry awards. He has been the leading champion for groundbreaking technologies such as OFDM/MIMO, Mobile WiMAX and WiGig and has a reputation for passionately pushing the industry to new limits of the technology for the benefit of mankind.
Prior to mimik he was the Group R&D Director for Vodafone where he managed R&D, corporate venture and IPR for the entire group. Before Vodafone he was an Intel Fellow and CTO of The Mobile Wireless Group where he championed Mobile WiMAX and WiGig technologies. Prior to Intel he was the CTO at the startup Vivato (the first smart antenna WiFi company) and before Vivato, he worked in various capacities at Cadence Design Systems, AT&T Wireless, and MPR Teltech.
Siavash received B.A.Sc and the M.A.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 1989 and 1991, respectively.
The FixerFay Arjomandi is Chief Product Officer at mimik. From August 2014 to September 2016 she was the CEO of group of mobile companies under Nantworks, including Tensorcom, Nantmobile and Mobile genomic health leading the consumerization health solutions.
Prior to NantWorks, Fay was the CEO of Vodafone xone where she brought an extensive wealth of expertise as an extraordinary entrepreneur to Vodafone’s new heart of innovation. Fay successfully launched Vodafone xone in Silicon Valley in September 2011, which became the global incubation center of the Vodafone Group and the beta brand for Vodafone consumer in UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and Egypt. Fay spearheaded the partnership work with emerging and disruptive technologies to enable start-up companies to develop, test and prepare for commercial deployment in global markets. Additionally, her role expanded to lead Vodafone Ventures, the strategic corporate venture capital arm of Vodafone Group. Fay’s broad range of roles at the company also included being the President of Vodafone Americas Foundation, an outreach program whose mission is to mobilize communities to resolve shared problems and to enable mobile technology to advance social change In addition to exceptional leadership and vision.
Prior to Vodafone, Fay was the co-founder and CEO three start-up companies L3 Technology, Mobidia, and Disternet (now mimiktech). As a pragmatic technology innovator, Fay has authored 12 patents. In 2014, she was named as one of the most influential women business leader in Silicon Valley by San Francisco Business Week, and in 2006, received the distinguished Business In Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40” award presented to outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. In 2007, she was the Canadian technology and innovation representative to the White House. Fay is a highly sought-after global speaker and industry thought leader given her specialization in wireless communications, software applications and protocol development. Fay is also currently the Chairman of H2 Wellness and Advisor to Studytracks.
Chief EvangelistSam is VP Worldwide Sales & Business Development at mimik. She is an experienced executive in the software technology sector. She brings a diverse skill set and expertise to mimik, including sales, business strategy, product management, and engineering. She has been with the company from an early stage and has made significant contributions to the development of the company and its products.
Prior to joining mimik in 2010, she held key leading positions at startups Mobidia and L3 Technology and before that she was with Sage Software. At Mobidia, Sam was part of a leading sales team, worked closely with the sales and engineering teams internally and held a key customer facing position focused on delivering network optimization solutions to large mobile operators. At Sage she held various positions including leading a product specialists team and delivering the right business software solutions to the business partners channel.
Sam holds B.A.Sc degree in Electro Mechanical Engineering from University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.
Do. Or do not. There is no try!Afshin is a computer engineer who graduated in 1990 from Shiraz University. After graduation, he starts working at DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) and then IBM for more than 10 years. He was also working as an EA for financial enterprises for more than 12 years. Most part of his professional life was dedicated to enterprise scale system design and implementation, especially in banking and financial industry.
In 2002, he was part of the leadership team appointed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, to start modernizing Insurance and Banking systems in Iran using SOA technology blueprint. Since then, his passion was focused on learning and experiencing methodologies and system design pattern using SOA and today he continues that path, working with his team in mimik on microservice architecture and implementation.
Sky's the limit!Sahar is a software developer with electrical engineering background who found her true passion in programming. Currently, she is a full stack developer mostly focused on backend.
As an enthusiastic individual who always pays attention to the details and is keen on learning and using new technologies, Sahar is a part of journey with mimik. She will use her skills to move forward quickly.
Chief Marketing OfficerPhil Belanger is Chief Marketing Officer at mimik. Phil has more than 30 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industry. He is a pioneer in the wireless LAN world. Phil was an active contributor in the IEEE 802.11 standard development and a co-author of the DFWMAC (Distributed Foundation Wireless MAC) protocol which is the basis of the 802.11 MAC that we still use today. He co-founded the Wi-Fi Alliance and was the Chairman of the Wi-Fi Alliance for the first two years, spreading the Wi-Fi story, building the Wi-Fi brand, and recruiting several influential companies into the group.
For the last decade, Phil has been an independent consultant working on a variety of projects including municipal broadband, smart grid, standards development, and high-density wireless product design.
Prior to his consulting work, Phil held executive roles at several influential networking and wireless companies. He served as VP of Marketing for Belair Networks (now Ericsson); VP of Marketing for Vivato; VP of Marketing and Wireless Business Development for Wayport (now AT&T Wireless); VP of Marketing, VP of Business Development, VP of Systems Engineering at Aironet (now Cisco); and VP of Wireless Development at Xircom (now Intel).
A geek who takes care of commercializationMetin has 20 years experience of embedded software development on various kinds of embedded systems.
Expert on embedded Linux system and strong in C language with extensive experience on Tcp/Ip networking.
Experience with system security, container, and firewalls.
Cross platform developing experience including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, Tizen, Raspberry Pi, and real time embedded systems.
A Starfleet Engineer
Trekking across star systems coding for iOSRaduz is an iOS software engineer with seven years of experience and as many enterprise projects under his belt.
He enjoys building complex user interfaces and solving logical and logistical problems. Previous career influences include dev ops at Apple, Inc. and system/network ops at software development and telco companies spanning three continents.
Jonathan Simon Bond
He is the founding partner and managing director of Bondwa Enterprise. Bondwa Enterprise provides corporate advisory and investment deal flow to Chinese Corporations and High Net Worth Individuals. He is also a director of Gamera, a social gaming company based in Singapore.
Jonathan spent 17 years in the financial services industry previously working in Investment banking and Investment management. He holds a Certificate in Investment Management.
He was born in Asia and has spent the majority of his life between HK and the USA. Jonathan was educated at Tonbridge School, Kent and Durham University in England.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believeMichel is Chief Technology Officer at mimik. Prior to join the company, Michel was the CTO of NantMobile. He was responsible for the definition, implementation and deployment of the platform and back-end services support.
Prior to joining NantMobile, Michel was the lead architect for the service providers and IOT at Apigee, Head of Architecture for Vodafone Internet Services with the responsibility of managing the end to end architecture to deliver digital services within Vodafone operating companies. In 2011, Michel became a Vodafone distinguished engineer and was appointed Chief Architect for the R&D division in Vodafone Technology to define the next generation cloud service platform for Vodafone.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Michel was the CTO of the Communications Sector at Microsoft (creating a product called CSF for Communication Service Provider and defining the service delivery environment for Microsoft Online Services), CTO at Embrace Networks (an M2M company) and director of innovation at Sapient (focusing on pervasive systems and web services). He also spent 12 years in a variety of technical positions at Nortel Networks, including Web technology pioneer.
In addition, Michel has been granted multiple patents on various technology domains and is a member of the technical executive committee and Distinguished Fellow at the TM Forum. He has spoken at many industry events, including O’Reilly Emerging Technologies, MWC, CTIA, NXTcomm, Lightreading and TM World. Michel is also the CTO of H2 Wellness.
I’ve got nothingJonathan is a well-versed Android app developer with extensive experience in transport protocols, comprehensive knowledge of video streaming technologies and expert technical support specialist.
Chopping codesCredentials: At present, PMP (Project Management Professional). Formerly: MCSE, MCSA and MCDBA.
Inventor of Patent US20150058494 (Transcoding system and method) and US20020063681 Networked system for producing multimedia files and the method thereof.
Published Work: AutoCAD Application Development Environment in Depth (ISBN: 957-22-3233-9).
Awards:The top 100 persons passing MCSE exam in Taiwan
The top 5000 persons passing MCSA exam in the world
The speaker In Autodesk Developer Seminar in Taiwan
Always flying at cloud´s edgeDiego is General Manager, Europe & Latam at mimik. He has more than 16 years of experience as a senior executive in the digital media industry. Prior to mimik, Diego was the corporate CIO and member of several management committees of the PRISA Group (Leading Media Group in Spain and Latin America), as well as CDO (Chief Digital Officer) at Canal+ (Leading Pay TV provider in Spain now part of Telefonica).
As CDO he was in charge of digital strategy of the company and in 2010 led the launch of “YOMVI de Canal+” the first Over The Top (OTT) and TV everywhere (multidevice) linear and Video-on-Demand (VOD) pay TV service in Europe launched by a Direct-to-Home (DTH) company. He established a Business to Consumer (B2C) channel for Canal+ content as well as a Business-to-Business (B2B) channel signing up large Telco customers. After acquisition of Canal+ by Telefonica in 2014, YOMVI de Canal+ has being chosen as the OTT everywhere service for all Telefonica customers.
Diego is a seasoned technologist and marketer and has overlooked a number of initiatives including the complete outsourcing of IT services into a single external multinational company or the integration of all communications into a single Network Operations Center (NOC), in both cases for all Business Units at Prisa Group (News, Radio, TV and Education) in Spain and all Latin America countries.
Diego holds a Master on Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles (USA).
After 29 years in health care, encompassing both clinical practice and senior leadership, he migrated from a role as Regional Director for Radiology in Fraser Health, to enter the world of academia with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). An intentional move to provide leadership to the future direction of health education in BC. Through the 10 years with BCIT that goal was achieved through roles including Dean of Health Sciences, Vice President Academic and Associate Vice President of Student Services.
Now transitioning into adventures as a Consulting Specialist, Bill brings his interests and capabilities to organizations who seek transformation through real solutions.
In recent years, most of his time has been devoted to helping entrepreneurs launch successful businesses. He successfully launched a private equity and financing entity with track records that supersede industry benchmarks.
Moe received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Concordia University in 1994.
Passionate about bringing distributed edge cloud computing into realityJeremy has more than 10 years of experience as a full-stack developer. While working on Disternet (now mimik), Jeremy has led the development of the multimedia gateway project (Disternet Powerbox), which utilizes Broadcom hardware decoder/transcoder for HD playback and streaming usecases as well as integrating seamless with Nagra DRM for TV content protection.
While involved with this project, Jeremy also worked on a custom UI framework designed for this powerful set-top box experience. Later on in mimik, Jeremy focus is on the mimik TV, which brings the previous multimedia gateway experience onto a more affordable Android set-top box platform, and at the same time exposing a suite of multimedia gateway functionalities via RESTful APIs to the mobile app. Jeremy also overseas mobile app developments on both iOS and Android.
Currently, Jeremy is leading the development of mimik edgeSDK with the intention of bringing cloud to the edge.
In mimik we trustAndrew was Head of Strategy at Virgin StartUp, the entrepreneurial hub of the Virgin Group. Among other responsibilities, Andrew was solely responsible for the creation, planning, and execution of Virgin StartUp’s equity crowdfunding accelerator (CrowdBoost). Prior to Joining Virgin, Andrew worked as an investment professional at growth equity investor Summit Partners, where he focused on finding and investing in exceptional entrepreneurs from a range of sectors. In addition, Andrew previously worked at investment bank Robert W. Baird, where he advised European private equity firms and their portfolio companies on investments, acquisitions or sales across a range of sectors.
Andrew graduated with First Class Honours in Business Management and Economics from the University of Glasgow. Andrew is an international Scot, having lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and Australia.
You can always “Count” on meCecilia has over 20 years of experience in accounting, financial reporting, human resources and professional management.
Cecilia served for eight years as Vice President, Finance and HR, for a leading global technology company that provides a fully integrated supply chain solution for companies across North America. With six facilities located across North America, the company provided a comprehensive range of products and services to major brands around the world.
Cecilia started an eight-year term with a pre-revenue start-up company with 30 employees. She was instrumental in helping to successfully navigate and drive growth to 300 employees and revenues of over $20 million within three years. Cecilia knows what growth looks like, feels like, and how to manage it effectively.
Prior to this, Cecilia ran, with the Managing Partner, a medium-size Chartered Accountant public practice firm for 12 years which managed a full-service accounting practice focused on individuals and small- to medium-sized corporations.
I will take you to all platforms
MinJie Lin has 20 years experience of embedded software development on various kinds of embedded systems.
Expert on embedded Linux system and strong in C language.
Extensive experience on Tcp/Ip networking.
Experience with system security, container, and firewall.
Cross-platform developing experience including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, Tizen, Raspberry Pi, and real-time embedded system.
At your service.Sasan is a Marketing Specialist, with more than a decade of experience and skill in the fields of Marketing, Sales, IT and Operations.
Jack of all Trades
At mimik Sourena started as a backend engineer creating system management tools deployed on a distributed cloud. Currently he develops the mimik access PC product using the mimik edge SDK.
Previously Sourena was the primary developer on the android mimik access app, demonstrating the various capabilities for mimik edge SDK and assisted in the edge SDK development. Prior to that he created a dual view chat system and the front-end an android based TV set top box including a custom EPG system.
Software DeveloperToss any tech issue, I am there to get it.
Sunny is an analytical FullStack developer with over six years of experience in many sectors, including advertising, healthcare, government, and consulting.
He has explored web development, writing software, networking and management. Sunny’s current focus is building web applications with Angular, Node, Serverless, MongoDB and Amazon Web Services.
Sunny has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, along with a certificate in Project Management. It is his passion to write code and bring ideas to life.
While not working on code, Sunny can be found watching Netflix or playing games with friends.
mimik AdvisorSia is a former executive of General Electric, GE, and has recently returned to Canada after a series of global roles in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Central Asia. In his most recent assignment, Sia was the President & CEO of GE Healthcare in Korea where GE has invested in globally leading manufacturing, Biotechnology and Healthcare technology distribution.
Over the past twenty-five years, Sia has held progressive leadership positions in technology services, consulting, digital and software product management, commercial and business leadership roles for GE in Canada, global emerging and the developed markets. He has been an active player in the expansion of distribution channels and commercial operations into new countries; successful integration of acquired businesses; and leading business turn-around and strategic market expansion in both the developed and developing markets.
Sia attended the University of British Columbia and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics, Master’s in Clinical Engineering, and has also completed his Executive MBA in international business.
I’ll take you to the cloudSasan is IT system architect with 20 years of experience. He is AWS, MCP, MCSE, MCTS, Oracle and CloudU certified.
Prior to NextWave, Mr. Salmasi was a member of the Board of Directors, President of the Wireless Communications Division, and Chief Strategic Officer of QUALCOMM Inc. between 1988 and 1995. He initiated and led the development of wireless business, including chipset and handset products, licensing and standards programs for CDMA technology.
Prior to QUALCOMM, at Omninet Corporation, a company he founded in 1984 and served as its Chairman of the Board and CEO, he envisioned and led the development of the OmniTRACS system and service, the world’s first and currently the largest commercial terrestrial mobile satellite communications service. From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Salmasi was employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Mr. Salmasi is currently Chairman of the Board of OncoSynergy Inc., a San Francisco-based biotech company with a portfolio of oncology drugs under development. Mr. Salmasi is also a member of the Board of Directors of Korea Information and Communications Co., Ltd (KICC), the largest payment processing company in Korea, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Barnard College of Columbia University.
Ori is also the founding Partner of Primera Capital. He has invested widely in many segments of the high tech sector, and has chaired and founded pioneering companies in wireless carrier services, global transportation logistics and managed services. His investments include Roamware, GTNexus, C3, Vmware (Nasdaq: VMW), VXtreme (Acquired by Microsoft), Emotive, Cramster (acquired by Chegg), Fandango (acquired by Comcast), Chegg, Mobile Access Network (Acquired by Corning), NetDynamics (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Octane (Acquired by Epiphany), NewRoads (acquired by GSI Commerce) and Genesys(Nasdaq: GCTI) among others. He has one of the best investment records in the industry.
Before founding Primera, Ori was a partner at Apax Partners. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, where he expanded the company’s global market reach, recruited a top-notch international management team, and managed the company’s acquisition by Paris-based Alcatel in the year 2000.
Ori also served as Chairman and CEO of Scopus Technology—a company he co-founded in 1991—and directed, from its inception to a highly successful IPO and merger with Siebel Systems in April 1998, creating the second largest applications company in the world. Ori has used his business acumen to advise many young companies and has received numerous accolades, including the Bay Area Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997.
He currently serves on the boards of GTNexus, Roamware, Emotive, Jitterbit, Kiverdi and the Children’s Hospital of Oakland.
In mimik we trustDavid was a senior director at the investment bank Robert W. Baird where he advised on numerous transactions across the industrial, consumer, business services and distribution sectors in Europe. Before that, David gained significant experience in corporate finance while working for Raiffeisen Investment’s Energy & Utilities Team in exclusive cooperation with Lazard. His passion for working with investors and entrepreneurs has been the driving force in his career, allowing him to build a strong business network. As a personal investor in startups, David also sees and analyses a constant stream of new opportunities.
He lives in London and is a non-executive director for a fintech venture in the UK.
Business Strategist not a BlockerMahdi Shams acts for both public and private companies and has worked on a broad range of domestic and international transactions, including public offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, commercial sale agreements, debt and equity financings, private placements and corporate reorganizations.
In the area of technology, Mahdi’s practice focuses on emerging blockchain technology businesses, including private equity investing, initial coin offerings, tokenization of products, and regulatory advice. His advice with regard to emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency markets is grounded in experience with securities regulators and public mergers and acquisitions; he believes law and regulation can adapt to facilitate the tokenization of markets and commerce in Canada.
He has extensive knowledge and experience with applications running over wireless data networks, and a deep understanding of the OSI reference model and operating system designs.
Prior to co-founding mimik, he registered a total of 29 patents and co-founded L3 Technology, Mobidia, L2Protocol and DCPower. He was the chief scientist and architect at all these companies.
Sharif holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University specializing in Telecommunications.
An accountant from Green PlanetCPA•CGA FCCA (UK) BBA MBA
Eric Tsung has several years of experience in accounting, financial reporting and management consulting.
Eric is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants (Canada) and fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). He earned his Master of Business Administration from Laurentian University.
Neutron StarVaradhan is Master of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Systems with 17 years of experience.
IBM Toronto Lab: Staff Software Developer : DB2 Unix Platform Exploitation (5 years )
Qwikker Inc: Embedded Software Engineer: Blue-tooth module (1 year )
Mobidia Inc: Senior Software Engineer : Advanced Network Gateway (5 years)
Mimik Technology Inc: Senior Software Engineer : Engineering , R&D and Innovation ( 6 years )
Areas of interest and expertise includes:
Unix/Linux System programming
Low level application development
Platform exploitation, performance optimization
Linux kernel module and driver development
Protocols, specification and networking RFC implementation
Programming Language Skills: Expert level C programming and intermediate embedded assembly language.
In mimik we trustStephan is Senior Project Manager-Mergers & Acquisitions at HOCHTIEF AG, a leading international construction group, where he is responsible for managing investments and acquisitions throughout Europe.
Previously, he was team leader M&A at German utility E.ON, focusing on B2B energy services and solutions. Prior to that, Stephan worked for various international investment banking boutiques in Vienna, London, and Berlin with focus on energy, pulp & paper, and consumer goods industries. During his more than 10 years in M&A, Stephan built a strong track record of managing cross-border M&A projects. Originally an Austrian national, Stephan currently lives in Essen, Germany.
Outside of work, Zhi keeps developing interesting web applications, desktop games and mobile applications.
Zhi has a B.Sc. in physics and nuclear science from Simon Fraser University with research experience in computational biophysics and nuclear structures.