Director May 2006 to CurrentIntellectual Property & Open Source, Wind River/Intel － Alameda, CA
Manage team responsible for Wind River's use of open source and third party IP.
Assist business groups in developing open source strategies and execution of the open source compliance program; manage product IP due diligence reviews; IP education; and manage the company's outbound open source contribution program.
Specific responsibilities include: Advise Engineering, Legal and Marketing on open source licensing and strategy Develop IP policies and supporting processes (standardized across product lines) Designed web portal to track usage of thousands of open source and third party components across more than 30 different product lines.
Deliver revenue generating IP compliance reports for Linux product line Manage Wind River's outbound Open Source Contribution (OSC) program Deliver IP education to Engineering, Marketing and Sales (1000+ employees) Educate customers on open source concepts and benefits Speaker at eight open source conferences and webinars over the past two years Member of corporate IP Review Board (IPRB) Core contributor to the Linux Foundation's Software Data Exchange specification Conduct IP due diligence reviews for over a dozen acquisition candidates.
Principal February 2003 to April 2006Quality Instincts, Inc － San Francisco, CA
Founded Quality Instincts, Inc, an Intellectual Property business development consulting firm:.
Provided IP portfolio management and licensing services.
Developed a web-based management system to facilitate tracking and management of corporate IP assets (patents, trademarks and trade secrets).
Delivered over 35 Intellectual Property Business seminars to business professionals covering patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and licensing.
VP of Business Development May 1997 to January 2003Actify, Inc － San Francisco, CA
Led Actify's business development programs: Established and managed Actify's reseller program averaging more than 200% revenue growth each of the first four years.
Signed up more than 100 resellers (reseller program enabled Actify to achieve profitability within 4 years) Develop web portal to enable resellers to submit orders and self-manage account.
Portal was critical to scaling reseller network and streamlining costs Led media relations effort that resulted in more than three dozen industry articles written about Actify's products culminating with Cadence, the leading industry trade journal, awarding Actify's flagship product with top Editor's Choice award.
Persuaded Microsoft to write a case study highlighting ROI obtained by key Actify customer using Actify/Microsoft products Established and managed strategic partnerships with major corporations including Microsoft, IBM, Dell, AutoDesk, EDS, Intel, AMD, Dassault and PTC Negotiated over 40 licensing agreements with core technology suppliers Implemented several joint marketing programs with selected partners Established Actify's intellectual property program and supporting processes to foster the creation of core IP assets.
Senior Software Design Engineer April 1996 to April 1997I/Pro, Inc － San Francisco, CA
Project leader of the System Infrastructure Group.
Made architectural modifications to production system to increase performance by leveraging multiple servers (prior to the existence of virtualization technologies).
Contributor to the design and implementation of I/Pro's next generation production service center.
Implemented several core distributed services.
Designed and implemented Engineering's software system build and release system.
Member of Technical Staff May 1991 to April 1996HP Labs － Palo Alto, CA
Member of the Distributed Measurement System (DMS) team that developed core technologies to support performance measurement of heterogeneous distributed applications running on both UNIX and Windows.
Designed and implemented, in C++, an abstract interprocess communication layer that supported multiple communication protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, RPC, shared memory, named pipes) Managed development of a distributed communication protocol developed jointly by HP Labs and Stanford University.
The results of this work were published and presented at an industry conference Developed a collaborative CAD system in C++ that enables mechanical design engineers stationed at different locations to collaborate over a design in real-time.
It was incorporated into HP's next generation collaborative CAD products.
The results of this work were published in an industry journal Extended a single-user hypertext system to support multiple interactive users over a network.
Applications: Web portal development Operating Systems: Linux, Windows Desk & Server, HPUX, and Solaris Open Hardware: Arduino Uno and Intel Galileo platforms.
Master of Science : Computer ScienceUniversity of Massachusetts － Amherst, MAComputer Science
Bachelor of Science : MathematicsState University of New York － Albany, NY.GPA: Summa cum Laude, Inducted into Phi Beta KappaMathematics Summa cum Laude, Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
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Companies Worked For:
Intellectual Property & Open Source, Wind River/Intel
Quality Instincts, Inc
University of Massachusetts
State University of New York
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VP of Business Development
Senior Software Design Engineer
Member of Technical Staff
Master of Science : Computer Science Bachelor of Science : Mathematics
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